It’s the question millions of women have been asking throughout history – “Is he falling in love with me?”
On one hand, you don’t want to scare him away by asking outright.
On the other, you don’t want to waste your time with someone who doesn’t return your love.
Fortunately, men often show signs that they are falling in love before they actually say those three little words.
Here are some clues that he has started developing deep feelings for you:
1. He asks about your day – and listens.
A man who loves you wants to know everything about you.
He’ll want to know about your favorite childhood memories, what happened during that difficult work meeting you had yesterday, and everything in between.
He’ll also want to know how you are feeling and whether anything is bothering you.
Not only that, but he’ll actually care about your answers.
2. He’ll always defend and protect you.
If a man loves you, he won’t be able to stand the thought of anyone insulting or hurting you.
As far as he’s concerned, you are special and deserve respect.
That doesn’t mean that he’ll start a fight with anyone who puts you down, but he’ll make it clear that he always has your back.
He’ll never play on your insecurities.
Instead, he’ll comfort you when you’re down and ask what he can do to help.
3. He isn’t afraid to make you a priority.
A man who just wants a casual relationship will call or message only when it suits him.
If something or someone more exciting comes along, he’ll vanish for a while before getting in touch days or weeks later.
On the other hand, a man who is falling in love with you will go to great lengths to make you a priority.
For example, he will juggle his schedule to fit in dates and make time for regular phone calls.
If he is genuinely too busy to see you, he will always explain why and make it up to you later.
4. He casually drops hints about your joint future.
If someone starts talking about living together, getting married, and having babies within the first few weeks, you should run quickly in the opposite direction!
However, if you’ve been dating someone for a few months, phrases that hint at taking the relationship forward are a good sign.
For instance, he may casually mention that he’d have to start tidying up a bit more often if the two of you ever shared the same living space.
5. He’s consistent, stays true to his word, and always apologizes if he makes a mistake.
A man who loves you will want to create a good impression at all times.
He will work hard to make sure he’s worthy of you.
Acting nice when he wants something doesn’t count!
Mature, stable men make a point of treating women they love with respect.
They also know when to put their pride to one side and say “sorry” when they mess up.
You’ll never have to wonder whether he’s cheating or stringing you along, because his actions will make his intentions clear.
6. He cares about what your friends think of him.
If you are in a casual relationship, you probably don’t care too much what your partner’s family and friends think. The same is true for a man.
It’s only when they start developing deep feelings for you that they start wondering whether your mother will approve of him and whether your best friend will think he’s good enough.
If he’s started asking you questions like,
“So, do you think your father likes me?”
there’s good chance he’s thinking about how he’ll fit in with everyone else in your life over the long term.
7. He isn’t afraid to show his vulnerable side.
A lot of men are raised to be “tough,” to never cry in public, and to avoid talking about their personal problems.
If the guy you’re dating feels comfortable opening up about his deepest fears and insecurities, it’s a sign that he senses a strong emotional connection between you.
This is a great foundation for a relationship.
If your boyfriend is showing these signs, there’s a good chance he’s falling in love with you.
However, don’t wait around forever for him to say “I love you.”
Some men can be excellent partners and fantastic company, yet never fully let down their guard and declare their emotions.
Be patient, but if you’ve been dating exclusively for six months and he has yet to say those three words, it’s time to have a direct talk about where your relationship is headed.
It’s best to check with him and learn how he feels rather than keep yourself in the dark!