It’s cliche for a reason … men aren’t always best at showing how they feel, even when they’re crazy about you. But here are 10 ways to know for sure:
1. He Opens Up.
Emotional intimacy isn’t easy for anyone so if he’s baring his soul to you, it’s not because he likes hearing himself talk … alright, not just because he likes hearing himself talk.
2. He Does The Dirty Work.
Taking out the garbage and scrubbing the bathroom floor may not seem romantic, but it can be his way of showing you he cares: by helping you out and trying to make your life easier. He’s not ironing your work pants because he likes to; he’s doing it because he wants to make you happy.
3. He Asks For Your Help.
Whether he wants your input on a blowout with his boss or asks you to tag along and help him pick out a birthday present for his mom, he’s asking for your opinion because he respects you and cares what you think, a sure sign he’s smitten.
4. He Loves PDA.
Alright, sometimes you can do without his groping in the cereal aisle at the supermarket, but take it as a compliment that he can’t keep his hands off you. He’s proud to call you his and to show you off, and sometimes there’s no better way to show his appreciation than to give you a little squeeze!
5. He Chooses The Perfect Gift.
Don’t worry if his gifts are duds but if he consistently hits it out of the park with his present shopping skills, take it as a compliment: he’s not only a good listener, he’s also thoughtful … and willing to spend hours searching for exactly the right thing.
6. He Introduces You To His Family.
You can bet that as soon as he introduces a girlfriend to his mother, she’ll be on his case about grandchildren. So if he’s getting the two of you together, he knows what he’s getting himself into and that there might be a future with you.
7. He Makes You Part Of His Inner Circle.
Folding you into his circle is more than just introducing you to his friends. A man who’s gaga over you and can see a future will make an effort to make you part of his life. If he’s scheduling standing double dates with his coupled friends and inviting you to his weekly drinking night with his friends, he wants you to stick around for a while.
8. He Makes Himself A Part of Your Life.
If he’s joining you for your boring Sunday morning errands and cuddling up on the couch with you with your and your roomies for Gossip Girl every week, he’s in it for the long haul.
9. He Compromises.
It’s simple: when he loves you, he wants to keep you happy. This doesn’t mean always letting you get your way, but it does mean he’ll be eager to reach a middle ground with you where you’re both happy. Whether it’s where you spend the holidays or who gets the remote, he’ll show his love by insisting that you call the shots sometimes.
10. He Tells You .
Sure, there’s a lot to be said for showing, not telling— but if he’s telling you how crazy he is about you, listen up!