Relationships are tricky to maneuver. You may have been through a string of awful boyfriends who behaved more like boys than men and lost your hope of finding a good guy. Even worse than that, you may have thought that you found a great guy, only to find out that he was a liar in disguise.
When you think you’ve found the right person for you, it’s important to look beyond the surface. These are 12 subtle things he does to prove that he’s a good guy.
1. He Proves You Wrong When You Doubt Him
Sometimes, you question his intentions. You can become suspicious that he’s being unfaithful, lying to you, or doing something terrible behind your back. He always manages to prove your suspicious wrong though. Even though you doubt him sometimes, he would never do anything to hurt you.
2. He Keeps Every Promise
You’ve been in relationships before where a promise was nothing more than idle words. Your new man doesn’t feel the same about them though. Keeping a promise is extremely important to him. He will never break a promise and never knowingly break your trust in him.
3. He’s Patient with You
Past relationships have caused you to keep your guard up to avoid being hurt. A good guy understands this and won’t try to force you to lower it. He accepts that you need some time to feel comfortable. Until then, he will do everything he can to calm your nerves.
4. He’s Seen The Worst in You
Your worst moments and terrible stories from the past have all been thrown out into the open for him to see. You may have thought that it would all be enough to have him running in the opposite direction as fast as he could go. As it turns out, they didn’t deter him in the slightest. He’s seen the worst and still wants to be with you.
5. He’s Not Afraid to Say Sorry
Everyone messes up sometimes. Instead of ignoring his wrongdoings or even worse, shifting the blame on you, he apologizes. He accepts that he’s done wrong and will always say that he’s sorry. Not just that, he’ll also try his hardest to never make the same mistakes again.
6. He’s Kind Even When You’re Not
We can all be a little mean sometimes. For whatever reason, you can act pretty unpleasant from time to time. Just because you’re behaving badly, doesn’t mean that he should be mean to you as well. He will stay level-headed and try to calm you down instead of resorting to shouting or insulting you.
7. He Doesn’t Play Games
Games are for the schoolyard, not for an adult relationship. Although other guys that you were seeing may have tried to play you, he wouldn’t dream of it. His approach is straight-forward and genuine at all times.
8. He Wants You to be Yourself
He fell in love with you just the way you are, so why would he want to change that? Whoever you really are, flaws and all, he accepts it and loves. He encourages you to be yourself and to do whatever makes you happy.
9. He Respects You
Respect is one of the most important parts of any relationship. He sees you as his equal partner in life and not as someone to look down on. Most importantly, he never disrespects you with lies or by belittling you.
10. He’s the Opposite Of Your Old Boyfriends
Those old relationships ended for a reason. This time, you’ve found yourself a guy who’s the polar opposite of everyone that you’ve ever dated. You may have been wary at the start and thought that he wasn’t your type. As it turns out, what you thought was your type wasn’t really right for you.
11. He Forgives You
We are all guilty of making mistakes sometimes. Your significant other won’t hold them against you though. He knows that there’s no good in holding grudges. Instead, he forgives you when he knows that you’re truly sorry.
12. He Always Shows His Love for You
Your man won’t just sit around and expect you to know how important you are to him. He’ll show you every day how much he cares about you. Whether it’s saying “I love you” or doing something special for you, he wants you to know how much he really loves you every single day.
When you find a really great guy, remember to appreciate him every day. Be grateful for all the wonderful things that he does for you and always treat him just as well as he treats you.
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