Falling in love is a wonderful thing that nearly everyone out there gets to experience at some point. I admit that it is hard to tell when a guy is falling in love with you. They can send such mixed signals! Below, I am going to give you 12 signs he is falling in love with you. These are 12 of the things I noticed about my husband before I married him and as you know the rest is history ...
1. He Goes out of His Way for You
Does he go out of his way for you? Sure, he could always take a shortcut, but does he go that extra mile just because it is something that will make you happy? If so, then this is a sure sign that you have a guy who is falling for you!
2. He Loves Spending Time with You
It just goes without saying that when you’re in love, you enjoy spending time with the person you are in love with. Instead of going out with his buddies, does he decide to spend time with you? Instead of doing one of his favorite hobbies, would he prefer spending time with you doing one of your favorite hobbies? If so, then watch out...he may just be falling for you!
3. He Smiles at You
Sure, guys smile...especially when they are trying to get some and I put that one lightly. However, you can tell a caring smile from a flirty smile. Does he smile at you with that twinkle in his eye? That smile is definitely something to look into.
4. He Can Talk with You for a Long Time
Guys do not like to "talk things through" when they're upset. Many guys don’t like to talk at all. However, when they find a girl that they enjoy spending time with, they feel as if they could talk for a very long time. What is the longest you and your boyfriend have ever spent talking?
5. He Doesn’t Act as if He Controls You
When a guy acts as if he controls you, it is not love. That my friend is obsession. Trust me, I have been there and done that. If on the other hand, the guy acts as if he does not control you and tells you that you are free to do what you want (just don’t date other guys), then this is a sign that he wants you to himself and is in love with you.
6. He Gets You Gifts
Sure, every guy can get a girl a gift. However, if he gets you gifts AND matches some of my signs, then you may have yourself a keeper. What gifts has your boyfriend gotten you? The more special the gifts, the more you mean to him. Maybe a diamond ring is in the future!
7. He Offers to Take You out to Dinner and a Movie
If the guy would rather take you out to dinner and a movie every Friday than spend time with his friends clubbing, he may be in love with you. It's even better if he lets you pick the movie and is more than happy to watch whatever you pick even if it is a chick flick. Needless to say, this is a two way street and sometimes you should go watch his kind of movies as well. It'll make him happier and make him fall in love with you even more.
8. He Passionately Makes Love to You
Okay girls, I do not know if you have noticed, but there is a difference between having sex and making love. When someone makes love to you, when they are in love with you, you can practically feel their soul. How has the sex been? Intimate or do you just cut to the chase?
9. He Loves “Cuddle Time”
Okay, okay, when a guy is not in love with a girl, they generally do not like cuddle time. Cuddle time is the time where the two of you hold one another and talk. You know, share the fondest memories together, talk about your lives, your past, even silly stuff that you can't share with everyone. Is that something that the guy in your life enjoys doing or can he not wait to get his clothes on and flee?
10. He Tells You He Loves You
Okay, why not cut to the chase and just say “I love you?” Many guys will not tell a girl that they love them if they do not really mean it. If they tell you that they love you and want to be with you for a long time and they match the signs of some of my other tips, then you may have a guy who is actually in love with you!
11. You Know You Can Trust Him and He Trusts You
I have this gut instinct of who I can trust and who I cannot trust. If you are the same way and you feel as if you can trust him, then that is perfect. If he trusts you in return, even better. Trust is a must have in every loving relationship.
12. You Can Just Tell
When a guy is in love with you and is falling head over heels for you, you can just tell! Face it, he has that smile and all of the other signs of being in love. He has that look in his eyes when he looks at you. He sighs a happy sigh when he sees you. And when he hugs you it seems like he never wants to let go and you believe it when he says "I can't believe how lucky I am to have you in my arms". That my friend is definitely a sign that he is in love with you and that is why I put it at number one.
13. He Really Opens up to You
A classic sign of love from a guy’s perspective is that he feels completely comfortable opening up to you and sharing his deepest feelings. Naturally, a lot of men are very guarded when it comes to sharing their emotions, so if he has chosen you as a person that he can really talk to, you can be pretty sure that he is planning to have you in his life for a long, long time!
14. He Has an Original, Personal Nickname for You
Besides from the traditional ‘babe’, ‘sweetie’, ‘honey’, another tell tale sign of true love is that he has made up a more personal, specific nickname that only he uses for you. Having a really personal nickname indicates a much deeper connection that just plain old dating, it’s a sign that things have progressed to the next level!
15. Random Things Start to Remind Him of You
If he starts telling you that random songs, sights, smells etc. remind him of you then it means that you are permeating every part of his being, even when you are not together. The fact that he cannot go a single morning or afternoon without being reminded of you by something seemingly innocuous is a pretty strong indicator that true love is in the air!
If he matches all or some of these signs, Congratulations! you have a keeper! He IS falling in love with you! So, how do you feel about him? Can you see yourself with him years from now?
This article was written in conjunction with editor Neecey Beresford