Do you feel ready to take your relationship to the next level, but you’re just not sure if he really loves you?
Sometimes we get caught up in what this or that sign means, but when it comes to falling in love, the signs are usually pretty clear.
Men and women tend to think differently when it comes to love, which can mean they express it in different ways.
While no two guys are exactly the same, there are predictable signs that will let you know he has truly fallen for you.
Fortunately, there are also reliable patterns and triggers that make him fall in love, which I share in this article here.
Using these patterns and triggers will mean you no longer have to wonder if he really loves you. You will know with certainty that he adores you because you created that state in him.
In the meantime, here are twelve signs you can look for to tell how deep his feelings for you go.
How To Tell If A Man Loves You
1. Saying The Words
Saying “I Love You” does not necessarily mean that he does, even if he said the words first.
A lot of guys (not all) will say just about anything to get you into bed, and if a woman is really into him, then she may respond to these three words.
So look beyond the words to determine whether it really is love or if he just has an agenda.
Alternatively, if you said these three little words first, then some guys will just say it back because they don’t want to hurt your feelings, or they don’t have the balls, to be honest with you.
This doesn’t necessarily mean he’s not into you, he may really like you but is not sure about whether he loves you or not because he may not have thought about it yet. So he says he loves you because he doesn’t want to ruin the good thing that you guys currently have going.
So how do you tell if he really means it when he says these words?
It doesn’t matter who says it first, what matters is the emotional content in his words when he says it to you. When a guy says they love you and the really do, you should notice a presence with his words along with sincerity and a sense of vulnerability.
Guys don’t like feeling vulnerable as they see it as a weakness, so if he is being vulnerable with you, then it means that he is really into you in a big way.
2. Your Best Friend
Most long lasting relationships are based on an underlying friendship that results in a much deeper more meaningful love. If you are his best friend, as well as his, lover then he does really love you.
However, if you are his only friend, then he may simply be trying to fill a need by being in a relationship with you.
3. Your Happiness
If he truly loves you, then he will want to make you happy. In fact, your happiness would be a primary concern to him, and he will do just about anything to make you smile or hear you laugh.
This includes partaking in activities that he doesn’t really enjoy, going places he doesn’t like or putting up with your friends and family who he doesn’t get along with.
If he is willing to do any of these things for you, then there is a fair chance that he loves you.
Also see our article: What Makes A Man Fall in Love?
4. His Body Language
Body language is a subconscious form of communication that we are often unaware of. Watch him and see how he looks at you. If he simply cannot stop staring, it may just be lust. But if he gives you those puppy dog eyes, it is probably love.
Also, when you are talking does he give you his full attention and is genuinely interested in what you have to say?
If he only has eyes for you and doesn’t seem interested in any other women in the room, it is a sign of love. He should also want physical contact no matter where you are whether it is holding your hand or sitting close enough so that accidental contact is a given.
Related article: How to make your man fall in love with you
5. Your Feelings
You shouldn’t have to talk to him about how you feel, he should just know. From your body language, facial expressions and behaviours, he should be able to identify what emotional state or mood you are in.
This doesn’t just apply to negative emotions. He should also be able to determine when you are happy, excited or in the mood for love.
When two people have a deep connection, they are also in tune with each other’s emotions and can sense on some level how the other is feeling.
6. His Life
How involved does he make you in his life?
It’s fair to say he most probably loves you if he includes you in every aspect of his life and talks about everything with you.
Does he also let you in on his schedule and doesn’t make plans or arrangements without letting you know? If so, then it’s because he really wants you to be a central part of his life. Guys don’t do this if they’re not in love.
7. You Miss Each-other
If he loves you, then he should be missing you and think about you when you are apart.
Whether you are apart for a few hours or days at a time, he should express that he can’t wait to see you. How he behaves when you are re-united after a period apart is very telling. If he hugs you and kisses you and then takes the time to talk to you and listen to you, it’s love.
8. Your Favorites
He knows your favorite color, music, movie and other preferences. A man that takes the time to get to know your likes and dislikes has a vested interest in you and the relationship which is a definite sign of love.
Being attentive to your likes, needs and wants shows that what is interesting and important to you is also important to him too.
See also: How To Break Up With Him Gently
9. Your Introduction
If he wants to introduce you to his family and friends, he is probably in love with you. However, the way he introduces you is also important so pay attention to this.
If he loves you, he won’t be afraid to tell people. In fact, if he really cares, the people who are important to him will know all about you before your first meeting. If he talks about you all the time, his feelings probably run deep.
Related article: The Psychology of Making a Guy Fall in Love
10. The Cuddle
Women aren’t the only one’s who like to cuddle in bed. Men also like a good cuddle but prefer to do so with someone that they love.
If he holds you in his arms while you sleep, then he definitely has strong feelings for you. Watching you while you sleep is also another sign to look for. Of course, you won’t know unless you wake up and catch him staring at you, or he tells you.
11. He Cooks For You
Even men who aren’t that good in the kitchen will make an effort to cook for a woman they love. However, if cooking is his passion, then this may just be something he does so don’t read too much into it in this case.
If your guy brings you breakfast in bed, then it is an even stronger sign that he loves you and wants you to stick around.
How much attention and care does he put into preparing the meal for you? Perfecting your favorite meal is a sure sign that he is not just in-love but loves you.
12. He’s There For You
He loves you enough to cancel his plans to be there for you when you need him. Even when you don’t need him but just want him around, he is willing to sacrifice other time to be with you.
However, it is important that you don’t take this for granted and be too demanding of his time, or resentment may soon follow.
Sometimes you don’t need any signs that he loves you-you just know!