The hardest part about dating is the mixed signals. How do you know if what you’re feeling is real? Does he feel the same way? Some signals are easy to miss. If you need a little help figuring him out, here are 12 signs he’s fallen completely and totally in love with you:
1. He surprises you with gifts
Flowers, chocolates, stuffed bears. Tacky or not, they’re genuine signs of his affection. He’s willing to spend money on you and show you that he cares with little tokens of love.
2. His attention is on you and only you when you’re together
It doesn’t matter where you are or where you go, he has eyes only for you. He’s a gentleman who still cares about holding doors open for you, loves to dote on you and get you everything you need.
3. He’s meaningful in the way he touches you
When he touches you, he is sincere not just flirtatious. He respects you and demonstrates that in how he treats you. Touching is a sure way to know he loves and cares for you.
4. He cares about what you have to say
He loves to hear you talk and he loves to listen. His attention rarely, if ever, drifts when you are talking with him. He listens intently and really cares for the stories you have to tell him.
5. You’ll catch him staring, and instead of looking away he just smiles
Sometimes it’s the little things. There’s nothing that gets your heart racing faster than catching him staring at you. But instead of looking away he just smiles. If this isn’t a sign he’s totally infatuated with you, I don’t know what is.
6. He puts you first
He values the time he has to spend with you. He’ll put you above his friends, his family, before anyone and anything else if it means he gets to be with you. If he’s canceling plans to be with you, he’s definitely fallen for you.
7. He brings up the future
Talking about the future is a sure sign he’s in love. The future can be intimidating. But he wants to be part of your life and that involves figuring out what’s ahead. He cares about you so much he wants you to be part of his future.
8. He spends hours talking with you
Hours-long phone calls, late date nights … he loves talking to you. Even when you’re apart, you’re spending lots of time talking to each other. Every second counts, and he wants to spend it talking with you.
9. He remembers the little things
Whether you said it in passing several weeks ago, somehow he remembers what you’ve said. He brings it back up or is able to show you he remembered with an affectionate gift. He doesn’t take a word you say for granted.
10. He’ll do all he can not to screw things up
If things look like they’re headed south, he will do everything he can to save it. If he’s willing to make changes or sacrifices in order to save the relationship, you can be sure enough he’s fallen for you.
11. He wants you to meet his family
Introducing you to the people he loves the most is most certainly a sign of his affection for you. He wants you to be part of his world.
12. He lets you know
The simplest, yet somehow the hardest, way to know is him telling you. Those three little words, “I love you,” are packed with so much meaning. They mean the whole world. If he loves you, he will let you know.