You might have a special guy in your life who is interested in you. Everything appears to be going well, but you might be wondering from time to time if he loves you.
Sure, he is nice to you and you are together, but does this guy love you? That is important for you to know and it will let you know where you stand with him.
That is a great question to be asking yourself, especially if you are wanting to take the relationship a step further with him. Maybe you love this guy and you are not exactly sure how he feels about you. Does he like you or does he love you?
So does this guy love you or are you just seeing what you want to see? There are quite a few signs that can easily let you know if he does love you.
He might tell you he loves you, but does he show it? Our actions speak louder than our words and if his actions back up what he shows, then he really does love you.
Or maybe he has not said that he loves you, but you are wondering if he does. Again, his actions will tell you a lot about how he feels about you. Read the signs below to find out if he loves you or not.
Does He Love Me? Here Are Telltale Signs He Sure Loves You
He thinks you are special
If he loves you, he will think that you are special. This is a sign that will apply to anyone who is in love. Because how can you be in love with someone if they are not special to you?
It is normal for someone who likes you to think you are special, but when he loves you he will feel like you are a rare jewel that he has discovered. He will feel like he does not want to live without you.
For him, it will not be just one or two things that make you special. It is the entire essence of you that is so special and unique to him.
From your appearance and the sound of your voice to your sense of humor and the way you laugh, everything about you is unique in the best way possible.
He communicates with you
While it is important that the two of you communicate on a regular basis, it is especially important that he communicates his feelings with you since guys are stereotypically known to struggle when it comes to processing and expressing the feelings.
It can be hard for people to fully explain how they feel, even to a significant other. So if your guys is willing to bare his soul to you, then he really cares about you. He might even love you.
Besides communicating about emotions, it is also important that he communicates with you about everyday things as this can avoid frustration for the both of you.
Communicating well will ensure that you are both on the same page and if he is good at communicating with you, then it shows that he cares about you. It might even show that he loves you.
Make sure that you communicate with him as well. And remember that love is a two-way street and that it takes two people to make a relationship great.
He makes sacrifices for you
Sacrifices are never easy and they are not exactly fun. But we are willing to make sacrifices for the people who mean the most to us.
A huge part of love is sacrifice. We are willing to make sacrifices, big or small, for the people we love. This means that sometimes he will do what is inconvenient for him because it is in your best interest.
From giving you the last piece of cake to being there for you when you need a shoulder to cry on, these are both signs of him making sacrifices for you. And making sacrifices for you can demonstrate his love for you.
He gives to you
Giving is an important part of any relationship. Any good relationship involves a healthy balance of give and take between the two people who are involved.
The act of giving does not just mean giving out material gifts, though that can apply here. It can also mean that he gives you his time, his attention, and his affection.
These are not things that a guy will just give to anyone. If he is giving you these things, then it means that you are special to him.
If he is a giving partner, your guy might even love you if he is willing to give so much of himself to you.
You are a priority
For some reason, you have found that he puts you first in a lot of situations. As his feelings for you have developed, you have become more and more of a priority for him.
It is not just about what he wants, if he loves you, then what you want is just as important to him when it comes to daily life or even making big decisions.
When he loves you, he is there for you when you need him. Even if it is not always fun or even when you are not at your best. He will put you first no matter what.
He wants to spend time with you
This sign ties in with you being a big priority in his life. If he likes you, or even loves you, then he will want to spend more time with you.
While this might not mean that he wants to spend every second of his life with you, he definitely wants to ramp up the time you spend together whether it is just cozying up on the couch at home or going out for a fun date.
Even though his friends should still be important in his life, the closer you get to each other, the more of a priority you will probably be to him. This is because he sees you as more than a friend. To him, you could be a potential partner for life.
No matter what, he is always trying to make time for you. As long as he gets to spend some time with you, he is happy. And that could most certainly be a sign that he loves you.
He sees the real you
While you may know a lot of people in your life, only a few of them will get to know the real you. He might be one of those lucky few people.
Another part of knowing the real you is seeing you for who you really are and embracing that person. If he knows and sees the real you, and likes what he sees, then he loves you.
He cares about your happiness
Real love is mutual, and is not all about one person in the relationship. So he does not just care about his happiness, he should care about your happiness as well.
What does he try to do to make you happy? If he makes an effort to ensure that you are happy with him and with the relationship, then he could possibly love you.
Does he love seeing you smile and does he do his best to please you and make sure you are comfortable and feeling safe? If he cares about your happiness, then it means that he is not selfish in the relationship. And this can be a sign of a love that is mature and healthy.
He wants to protect you
If he loves you, then he will do what he can to protect you. This can mean shielding you from harm and from negative influences.
Sometimes it will even mean protecting you from yourself when you are negative or in a bad place. If he loves you, then wanting to protect you is another way of him wanting to be there for you in every way possible.
It is only natural for him to feel defensive of you, especially if he loves you. Why would he ever want to see you upset, vulnerable, or hurt? That urge to protect you is a strong sign of his love.
He misses you when you are not there
Usually, when we realize that we love someone, it can happen when they are not there instead of happening when they are standing right in front of us. He might be feeling this way after realizing how much he misses you when you are apart.
Think of the saying that “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” Not having you there makes him miss and yearn for you more. How can he tell if he misses you when you are not around?
When you are not with him for a certain amount of time, does he seem to miss you? Does he tell you as much? Does he reach out to you when you are not with him?
Even if he does not necessarily verbally communicate how much he misses you, he still might break out into a big grin or his eyes might light up when he does get to see you. These are some signs that he missed you when you were apart from him.
If he does any of these things, then he is definitely missing you when you are not around. And if he really misses you when you are not right there in front of him, then he could be falling for you really hard.
While we often miss even our friends when they are not there, it is more intense when it is a love interest. If he loves you he will crave your presence, your smile, the sound of your voice, and everything else about you.
The reason for this is because you have a special connection with him. This connection that the two of you share is so strong that your absence is really felt by him when you are gone. It means that he loves you.
He shares his feelings with you
While not everyone is good at communicating how they feel, he might be the kind of guy who actually does this with you.
If he shares his feelings with you, then he will tell you when he misses you and when he is sad or when he is happy to be with you. He will only do this if he cares about you.
When he shares his feelings, try to reciprocate and share your feelings as well. This will encourage him to open up even more and he will feel closer to you.
And if he has not said “I love you” yet, communicating your feelings with him might encourage him to get his feelings out there if he does feel like he loves you.
He has you on his mind
If he thinks of you even when he does not have to, then he might love you. You are just popping into his mind on a daily basis even when you are not there.
It is one thing to care about you when you are right in front of him, but if he goes the extra mile for you when you are not there then he must really care about you.
Does he remember your favorite things and interests? Maybe when he is out, he picks up something for you that he knows you would like.
Even if he does not get you things, something might happen during the day that he will be dying to tell you about later. This is because he wants to share his life with you.
He tries to meet your needs
A guy who loves you will not be selfish in his actions. If you are cold, he might grab you a blanket or he might even try to meet your needs without being asked.
This can also include meeting your needs physically and emotionally. Whether it is being there to hold you or being there for you to talk to, if he loves you he will try to ensure that your needs are being met.
He does not give up on you
Even when we are frustrated with people we love, it is very hard to give up on them. The reason for this is because we care about them and they are special to us.
It can be easy for us to push the people we care about away. You might do this to him intentionally or unintentionally because you do not know if he will stick around for you when things get tough.
Maybe you will even act out because you are afraid that he will get tired of you when the relationship becomes stagnant.
Or maybe things just get tough in your relationship and you are afraid that he will have had enough and that he will give up on you for good.
When it is someone that is just not worth it, he will throw up his hands and walk away. If he loves you, then it is hard for him to give up on you.
Even when you have a bad day or when you have given up on yourself. For the guy who is really deeply in love, sticking with you will be worth it to him.
He tries to impress you
No matter how long you have known each other, if he loves you, he will want to impress you. There are many ways he might try to do this.
He might try to make you laugh by saying or doing something funny. Or maybe he will show off his skills or random knowledge of a certain area to you.
Either way, he wants you to be impressed. On a larger scale, he might work hard to build a life that the two of you can share together.
He can’t keep his eyes off of you
From staring into your eyes to admiring your body, if he cannot take his eyes off of you, then he probably has deep feelings for you.
Even in a room full of other people, his eyes will often fixate on you because of how much you mean to him. And even when you are just hanging out at home together, you might just catch him looking at you in an amorous way.
If you have caught him just randomly staring at you with puppy dog eyes, then he is probably falling for you if he has not already.
He introduces you to his family
When a guy is really serious about you, he will usually want you to meet his family as well as his friends. This is because he wants to make it clear that you are important to him.
That message is intended for both you and for his family. You are an important part of his life now and he wants to make that known.
If he has introduced you to his family, then it is possible that he loves you. A guy will typically only want you to meet his family if he is really serious about you.
He wants to know the people in your life
Just like he wants you to know the people he cares about, he will also want to know about the people who are close to you.
It is all a part of joining your lives together, whether or not you are married. You are still a couple whose lives have merged together.
Therefore, it is only natural that he would want to know the people who are in your life including your friends and family. This eagerness to do so is just another sign of his love for you.
He talks about his future and you are in it
If he is in love with you, then he will never want to let you go. If he has talked about the future with you, then love might be on his mind.
Has he mentioned the two of you moving in together, getting married, or having kids one day? These are all signs that he is seriously committed to you and that he might love you.
When he has big hopes, plans, and dreams for the future and he is hoping that you will be right there with him, then it obviously means that he loves you.
He would not feel this way about just anyone. To him, you are the special someone that he wants to share his future with.
The little gestures he does
Sometimes it does not always take huge romantic gestures to realize that he is in love with you. Maybe he has made many small romantic gestures instead.
If he gives you the better seat, lets you have the last spoon of ice cream, or is protective of you, even in small ways, then he might love you. He clearly cares about you on some level.
He says he loves you
If your guy has already told you that he loves you, then that is the biggest way for you to know for sure that he really does love you.
The only reason that you should question his love for you is if he constantly does things that do not show his love. In this case he would be professing his love but his actions would not reflect that at all.
If his actions are contrary to what love should look like, then he might truly love you while not being mature enough for a relationship, or he might not love you in the way that you need to be loved.
If he loves you, then hopefully you recognized some of the signs listed above. His declarations of love should also be backed up by loving actions such as wanting you to be happy, missing you when you are gone, and so on and so forth.
Let his actions speak for him and if he has not said those three special words yet, do not be afraid to broach the subject. Do not be afraid to tell him how you feel if you think you love him.