Love is more than just a verb. It’s action. And while men will do everything to get hooked with the partner they like, it’s not always the case that these same men will continue being the nicest and dreamiest princes once they get comfortable.
It’s in moments like this that you can tell whether your man truly loves you or he’s just used to being around you. Here are 8 typical behaviors of a man who’s truly in love.
1. HE LISTENS TO YOU (CLOSELY!)
Men are usually known for their terrible listening skills. But the fact is that men are also known for their intense focus on the things they’re interested in. This intensity can override their lack of responsiveness when listening to someone.
If your man is genuinely interested in you and wants to truly listen to what you’re saying, you will know it by his attention to details and his intelligent responses.
2. HE SHOWS VULNERABILITY
Men don’t usually show their vulnerabilities to anyone. They don’t want these aspects to be perceived as a weakness. However, when in love, this deeply ingrained attitude diminishes, and they don’t really care about it.
Instead, they’re ready to show you their complete nature with all its virtues and flaws, and they aren’t afraid of the latter because they trust you.
3. HE’S WILLING TO MAKE SACRIFICE
When you have the right person next to you, nothing is big enough to be called a sacrifice in your eyes. The same goes for men – they’re ready to make personal sacrifices for the sake of your wellbeing and your relationship, and they’re not holding anything back in the process.
If he loves you, he will be ready to put you in first place, even if it means stepping out of his comfort zone and changing his plans.
4. HE’S PROUD OF YOU
And he won’t hesitate to show it to the world if needed. He will always appreciate your feats of excellence and he will appreciate your whole personality – feeling pride and joy at every step taken with you.
Even if he’s got a competitive nature, he won’t be (too) upset about losing to you. In fact, every time you manage to prove better than him at something, he’ll be happy that he has such a strong person next to him.
5. HE LOVES HOW YOU LOOK ON YOUR “WORST DAYS”
If a man is in love, he’ll love you more for the natural messy you than for any other shape and form you are able to take. He loves seeing you feeling comfortable in your stained T-shirt and pajamas and he will see the true beauty in you – the one that even you may not notice.
6. HE FIGHTS FOR YOU
He’s ready to go to any lengths to make you feel safe and secure and to protect you from anyone and anything that tries to disrupt your emotional and physical state. He will be your personal guard and your emotional shield, whenever you feel hurt or in peril.
7. HE FIGHTS WITH YOU
Aside from being your protector, he will be ready to be your partner in whatever you undertake. He will join the mutual fight for the relationship, he will encourage you, help you with, and inspire you to chase your dreams and ambitions, and he will be your partner in crime.
And if there is an issue that could destroy your relationship, expect that he will be the first one to react and fight to fix it – even if that issue is some habit of yours.
8. HE TREATS YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WITH RESPECT
How did it go… your enemies are my enemies, your friends are my friends. Yes, he will at least respect the people you’ve chosen in your life and he will do everything to prove that he’s the right man for you.
They don’t even have to like them personally (because we can’t like everyone), but they will zip it because they know how much these people mean to you and they will respect your choices.
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