Intense looks, feeling of vertigo when he smiles at you, instant happiness when receiving a message from HIM…
Without a doubt, meeting someone with whom you could have a relationship is an amazing experience.
Yes, the first stage of a relationship is full of exciting unknowns, and it is clear that the attractive thing about dating is the mystery.
Although that mystery can bring confusion or anxiety if you still do not know what he feels for you.
But don’t worry, if the “conversation” about the titles has not yet been generated, there are signs that can reveal to you if they are one step away from dating.
So, stop playing “he loves me, he loves me not”, in this article we will review the 26 most common signs for you to discover that the boy you are dating wants to be your boyfriend.
Here we go!
The 26 signs to know if he wants you to be his girlfriend
1) Propose plans together for the future
If he doesn’t shy away from making advance plans for the two of you together, it’s a sign that he wants you in his life.
No, I’m not talking about half-heartedly making plans for Thursday happy hour while leaving your house on Sunday morning because, and I’ll say it louder for the singles in the back, that doesn’t mean I’m sure I want a relationship…
I’m talking about planning weekend trips in advance or making waitlist reservations at that fancy restaurant you’re dying to try.
By showing that he is willing to commit to future plans, he is ready to share a life with you.
2) He introduces you to his inner circle and his parents
When he’s thinking about making you a part of his life, he’ll want to hear from those closest to him, including his parents.
Has he already told them about you? Does he create situations for you to spend time with his family and friends?
So he’s excited about you, wants to show you off, and wants to see how you get along with them.
Warning: getting along with your friends doesn’t mean you have to pretend to like IPAs.
3) Try to impress yourself and value what you think
If he has feelings for you, he will care what you think of him and will want to do whatever he can to impress you.
I’m not just talking about him working out in a gym or improving his style, but he’s interested in your real opinions.
He may ask you for advice on something small, like what shirt to wear on your date.
And also ask you something more serious, like how to present a problem to your boss.
Whoever wants to know what you think shows how much he values you.
4) Makes an effort to get to know you and your interests
Invest time in understanding yourself, knowing your past, and what you dream for your future.
He shows interest in your goals, your fears, your career, and your family and seems to care about your daily news.
Try to talk about things that you have mentioned or situations that you have shared with him.
He may not be interested in the fact that Grey’s Anatomy continues to release seasons, but if he knows that it is important to you, he will ask you. He is trying to create a bond with you.
5) Arguing with him does not end in conflict
When differences arise, you don’t argue with each other, but about the issue at hand.
Instead of shutting down when things are difficult, use disagreements as an opportunity to learn more about yourself.
He’s not afraid to show his anger, but he makes it clear that he doesn’t want to lose you over a meaningless argument.
Fights are an inevitable part of a relationship, and approaching them with care shows that he wants you to know what kind of a couple they could be.
6) He is constant and you get much of his time
He calls when he says he is going to call and follows through on his plans.
He is even willing to reduce time with his family to enjoy it with you.
Constancy and stability are essential for relationships to function healthily.
His following shows that he loves being with you and is looking for a committed relationship.
7) He tries to get to see you
Whether a storm is coming, or I don’t have the car available to see you.
There’s no reason why you can’t spend time with your girl.
He will go out of his way to spend time with you, simply because it is what he enjoys doing.
8) He texts you all the time
When a man texts you every day, you know he’s thinking about you. And only in you.
You’re in his head big time. This is a sure sign that she wants you to be her girlfriend.
9) Try to bond with yours
He accompanies you to parties or events and strives to blend in with your friends and family.
He doesn’t stay by your side all the time or wait for others to talk to him.
He cares about those who are important to you because you are important to him.
He doesn’t care if that means smiling while your aunt rattles on about the Christmas deals she’s found this year.
He knows that the approval of your friends and family is an important step in becoming your boyfriend.
10) They have deep conversations and open up to you
Talks with him become less and less trivial.
His conversations are meaningful and intimate, and he is vulnerable and open with you.
Trust is the basic ingredient for a good relationship. Being honest with each other, about the good, the bad, and the horrible (yes, the horrible too!), builds that trust.
When you meet someone with whom you can be yourself, you feel the relief of knowing that sharing the bad and the ugly will not turn out to be negative.
If he shares his weaknesses, telling you about his frustrations or his dreams for the future, it is a sign that he wants to take the next step, to be in a relationship with you.
11) He compliments you on more than just your looks
Complimenting your new haircut or telling you how gorgeous you are is still a good sign.
But taking the time to go beyond what you look like means that you value who you are under the surface.
Initially, people are attracted to each other on a superficial level, but if this attraction evolves into a lasting relationship, it is because there are qualities that exceed physical ones.
By expressing his appreciation for those qualities, he is expressing how his attraction to you has deepened. This may be signaling, that you are ready for a relationship.
12) Protects you and cares about you
A sure sign that a guy wants to be your boyfriend is when he steps forward for you.
If something worries you, he will be aware of that situation and will not run away from you if you had a bad day.
Does he protect you from the things of life, give you emotional support and act as your rock?
In other words, does he consider himself your hero?
I don’t mean an action hero like Thor, but an everyday hero, trying to make your life better.
There is a new theory in couple psychology that explains why men want to be in a relationship with some women, but not with others.
It’s called hero instinct.
According to the hero instinct, men have a biological drive to live a meaningful life, to provide for those they care about, and to earn the respect of those around them.
And this impulse is amplified in their romantic relationships.
The interesting thing is, you can activate the hero instinct in your boy.
There are phrases that you can say or requests that you can make, to activate this natural instinct in him.
If you want your guy to jump into a relationship with you, learning how to spark a man’s hero instinct can make all the difference.
13) Gets jealous of other guys
It’s not a good sign that your guy is controlling or possessive, but if he’s interested in you it’s natural that there will be some jealousy, which is triggered if you spend time with other guys.
Since you are not yet in an exclusive relationship, he may not feel entitled to express his feelings to you and may be afraid of losing you.
Maybe he asks you about a friend of yours that he doesn’t know, he can hug you from behind if you’re in a bar and other guys are trying to talk to you. That shows that he wants to be the only guy in your life.
14) Take the initiative in plans and conversations
Does he send you “good morning” messages? Does he ask you out and choose where to have drinks?
You’re never left wondering when you’ll see him again because he stays in touch and often suggests fun things to do together.
With these signs, he is trying to show you the stability, that he would offer you in a relationship.
15) They start to have a routine together
You spend Wednesday nights at his apartment because you always have a meeting on Thursday and he lives closer to your office.
He comes on Monday nights to watch the new episode of your favorite series together.
Or they have a restaurant as a meeting point established for Saturday nights.
Creating a routine together means carving out a niche for yourself in each other’s lives, a clear sign that he’s ready for a relationship.
16) Respond quickly to your messages
He shows encouragement through text messages, making sure you know he cares about talking to you.
It never takes more than a couple of hours to get back to you, or if it knows you’re going to be busy, it lets you know when it can call you back.
Tip: Don’t be fooled if it says the football game is about to end, it will probably take another hour.
17) Gives you gifts and pampers you
In addition to planning dates or giving yourself compliments, enjoy giving each other gifts and displays of affection.
Bringing you your favorite candy after a bad day or surprising you with that perfume, which you mentioned are gestures that show that you are on her mind.
18) Show affection in public
He holds your hand when you go to the restaurant, he puts his hand on your back when you walk to the table or you notice his loving looks while talking.
If he is just as affectionate in public as he is in private, he wants the world to know what kind of relationship they have.
This is a sign that he is thinking of you as a couple and is ready for exclusivity.
19) He asks you about your previous relationships
I know, it’s no fun explaining how you kept pining for that college boy. But, I assure you, it is a good sign if he is curious about your dating history.
If you’re trying to understand what worked and what didn’t work in your past relationships, it’s because you’re trying to better understand what you want in a future relationship.
And, let’s face it, you’re probably making a “don’t do” list in your head while you listen.
20) You’ve Deleted Your Dating Apps
Not only has he removed the dating apps from his phone, but he’s also made sure to mention it when chatting with you.
He doesn’t need the apps anymore and he’s proud of it, because he found what he was looking for in you.
21) He is expressive with his feelings
When a guy wants you to be his girlfriend, he is going to make sure that you have no doubts about his feelings for you.
Whether in person or through text, he’s open about how he values your connection and what you mean to him.
22) Remember even the small details of your life
He buys you that big teddy bear for Valentine’s Day because you mentioned you never got one.
He knows how you like coffee because he remembers it from the second date.
He asks how your grandmother is because you told him last night that she was sick.
Remember even the small details of your life: a sign that he spends a lot of time thinking about you.
23) He is open about his dating history
Just as he is interested in learning about your past relationships, he is open with you about his.
This does not mean that he always refers to his exes. I mean, he’s honest with you about who they are, what led to the relationship ending, and most importantly, what he’s learned about himself from those experiences.
24) He has a special nickname for you
Whether you surprise him by calling you “honey” or ” pretty “, or he has his own nickname for you, having a special name reveals that you are unique to him.
25) When you are together, he gives you his full attention
He never seems to get distracted by being together.
He doesn’t go to his phone constantly and is always attentive to what you say.
When a guy is totally present with you, it’s not just because he wants to impress you, it’s because he finds you interesting and genuinely cares about what you have to say.
26) He is open about what he is looking for in a relationship
He is emotionally available and sure of what he is looking for in a relationship.
He feels ready to commit and if he talks about those feelings with you, it is a sign that you are the person with whom he wants exclusivity.
If you’ve spent this article smiling because some of these signs sound familiar to you, it’s an indication that things are on the right track between you.
That said, remember, the only way to get complete clarity on the status of your relationship is to have an open and honest conversation with him.
Healthy communication is the key to a strong relationship, and if you recognize the signs in this article, this is the motivation you need to tell her how you feel!