Signs he is in love with you can be hard to spot in the beginning, especially if you are just starting a relationship. New relationships can be hard to handle in the beginning, but they are also super exciting! So how can you tell if he is really into you long-term? What are the biggest signs he loves you? Well ladies, stay tuned because below, I'm going to explore the top 17 signs he loves you so that you can spot love right away!
1 He Loves Gazing into Your Eyes
Most guys, when they are not interested in something, look away. Most of the time, if you watch a guy long enough, you will begin to see the exact moment he loses his interest – his eyes avert. If your man is constantly looking into your eyes, constantly keeping up eye contact, that is one of the first signs he is in love with you!
2 He Loves Learning about You
If your boyfriend starts to really dive deep into who you are on the inside, instead of on the surface, he is definitely into you. When a man is interested in a girl, he wants to know her deepest secrets, her wants and desires, her dreams and how she gets inspired. When these questions start to come up, this is one of the signs he loves you – even if he can't admit it yet!
3 He Loves Cuddling with You
I am so not a touchy-feely type of person. It just isn't who I am, but when I found my BH, it was magical. Instantly, I couldn't stop touching her and cuddling her. If he is constantly cuddling you, it's definitely one of the signs he loves you!
4 He Loves Caressing You
Cuddling is much different than small little touches. A soft touch to the small of your back, to the crook of your arm, to the back of your neck. Small touches make a huge difference and that is actually how a guy shows that he is really into you!
5 He Loves Showing You off
Not in a creepy way like you're his new toy that he wants to brag about. Rather, he wants to show you off because he knows just how lucky he is! He thinks you're incredible and wants the whole world to know what they're missing out on.
6 He Loves Introducing You
A man in love is not scared to introduce his girlfriend to his friends. He knows that no matter what they think, they are going to see how happy he is and instantly love her (most of the time). If you get to meet his friends, that is definitely one of the first signs he is in love with you.
7 He Loves Letting You into His Life
After the friends, the family is next. A lot of the time, guys won't bring home just any girl to their mom and dad. If your guy brings you to his parents' house, that's a really good sign he loves you and he could be getting ready to admit it! It might be nerve-wracking, but it's also an exciting next step!
8 He Loves Texting You... First!
If your boy is constantly calling you, constantly texting you first, you know you've got a good guy and that he really cares about you. There are guys out there that don't leave their girlfriend sweet texts during their work day or in the middle of the night so they will see it in the morning. If your guy is doing that, he's definitely in love with you!
9 He Loves Making You Laugh
When you are in a relationship, it isn't something that should be boring and stiff all of the time. You should be able to let loose and have fun. If your guy can make you laugh and make you really feel special, he's probably going to be the one that ends up at the end of the aisle for you!
10 He Loves Spending Time with You
Typically, if a guy just doesn't feel it and really isn't into you, he won't want to spend any time with you. If your boyfriend is constantly looking for an excuse to spend time with you, he's probably in love. Whether it is seeing you for lunch or just popping over so he can spend some time with you – make sure that you return the favor and go out of your way to spend time with him too.
11 He *doesn't* Love Getting a Little Jealous
It's completely normal if he feels a little jealous in certain situations as long as it's not intense, because most of the time if guys are jealous, that means they have feelings for you. It's something that they do inadvertently and unconsciously but it gives the girls a hint into what they are really feeling!
12 He Loves Talking about the Future
If he is telling you about his plans to move in the future and immediately after that asks if you ever see yourself moving there, chances are that he is in it for the long run. If he makes long-term plans with you or jokes about what you two would be like ten years from now, he is indirectly stating that he has no intention of letting you go! No guy will start talking about your future together unless he is sure about his feelings.
13 He Loves Giving You What You Want
One of the more obvious signs that he loves you is that he is willing to compromise even if deep down inside he doesn't want to. So if he starts to meet you in the middle without being stubborn then he is really trying! Selflessness is one of the first signs that he is truly in love with you.
14 He Loves Spending for You
Whether it's time or money, he loves spending them on you! Once you become a priority in his life, sacrificing his time or part of his income will become a joy. He will enjoy giving you gifts, paying for your meal, or taking a stroll with you when he could be working.
15 He Loves Going the Extra Mile for You
If he starts feeling that going an extra mile is nothing compared to making you happy, then that's a big sign that he is the one! Guys usually don't go out of their way for just anyone, and if you are the one who softens his heart then you definitely have a special place in his heart!
16 He Loves Protecting You
Usually when a guy is really protective about your well-being, it means that his feelings for you are strong. If you go on a trip by yourself or hang out with your friends until late and he gives you a call after your get home and can relax after knowing that you are safe and sound, he loves you even if he can't admit it himself.
17 He Loves Forgiving You
If your guy can't stay mad at you for more than a couple of hours, it's love! People who are in love can't stay mad at each other for too long without regretting it. So if he makes the first move to make up with you and apologizes even if he is not wrong, he truly cares about you.
18 He Loves What You Have to Say
If he always values your opinion and anything that you have to say, it means that he values you as a whole! You can make sure of that if you see him asking for your opinion before making a big decision or talking to you about something that's bothering him! Although it's nothing really big, it can reveal a lot!
19 He Loves to Have Fun with You
He doesn't just talk the talk, he walks the walk. In other words, he doesn't just tell everyone how happy you are, he really makes an effort to have fun with you. Nothing makes him happier than genuinely having a good time with the girl he loves!
20 He Loves Simply Being with You
When you're alone together, sex isn't the only thing on his mind (the way it might have been when you first started dating). Now, he's content to simply be with you. In fact, he loves those moments alone together because they allow you to reach a new level of intimacy.
21 He Loves You as a Friend
In order to love someone romantically, you also have to love them in other ways. As your relationship grows, he will value your friendship and companionship, too.
22 He Loves Little Moments with You
Every little moment together means something. If it doesn't, he makes it meaningful!
23 He Loves Lazy Sunday Mornings
He really loves your presence, and that's all he needs. He doesn't need to be in a crowded restaurant or movie theater in order to feel comfortable with you. Instead, he enjoys those lazy Sunday mornings, where you cuddle and chit chat before he cooks up a tasty brunch for you both!
24 He Loves Treating You with Respect
True love requires respect. Otherwise, it's just extreme lust. If he respects your ambitions, desires, and overall who you are, then he may be falling for you!
25 He Loves You Dressed up or Dressed down
Be honest, the first few dates you looked stellar! You tried to keep it up, but eventually, your true self was revealed—messy hair and everything! A sign that he really loves you is that he loves the dressed up version equally as much as he loves the dressed down version. He doesn't call one fake or the other ugly; he just accepts you for you!
26 He Loves Being Real with You
He's let you see a different side of himself. He drops whatever act he might put up around other people. Maybe he's goofy and playful, or maybe he's pensive and imaginative. Either way, this happens when he shows glimpses of his true self to you when no one else is around. This is a true sign of trust and respect, and could even indicate true love!
27 He Loves Rooting for You
When you truly love someone, you want what's best for them no matter the cost. So, a sign of love is him rooting for you to achieve all of your goals, regardless of how it will affect him. He just loves celebrating your success!
28 He Loves to Come to Your Rescue
Every once in a while, you might find yourself being a damsel in distress. Often times you can be your own knight, but there are times when it's nice to know someone is there for you. Once he becomes that person, who will leave his house at 3 AM not for a bootie call, but to be your knight in shining armor... that's when you know the relationship has great potential!
29 He Loves "we"
When all of his personal pronouns become "We" statements instead of "I", he's signaling a subtle but certain response. He likes the idea of you two together better that himself alone.
30 He Loves You
Finally, when he admits that he loves you, that is when you know for sure that he does. Most of the time (not all, but most), if a guy finally tells his girlfriend that he loves her, it is a big deal for him. Guys have a very difficult time expressing their feelings, keep that in mind.
As you can see, spotting signs he loves you is not easy, but if you pay attention, you might be able to tell the exact moment when he falls for you. If you have a boyfriend that hasn't admitted his love yet, just wait it out and look for these signs he loves you – who knows, maybe he is scared of rejection. What do you ladies think? Do you have a man that you are waiting to say 'I love you' to? Share your stories!
This article was written in collaboration with editor Sabrina Yates