Are you in love with a guy but you seem not to know if he loves you back or not?
It’s a fact that men and women think in a different way. While men are often referred to as indifferent to their emotions, women, as governed by Venus are known to be the exact opposite.
As the great poet Emily Dickinson said, “Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.” You will know that women and men show their love and affection in completely different ways, which can sometimes be quite confusing for them; “Yesterday he was a totally charming guy, but today he’s a complete idiot.”
You’re probably right! And what a man says and does can be very disconcerting. In general, women tend to be more sensitive and complacent, two areas that make many men lives difficult.
That notwithstanding, there are a common set of behaviors in men which shows they’re in love with you.
Check them out below;
1. He isn’t afraid to make sacrifice
Making personal sacrifices is much easier when doing it for a person we love. It means putting our whole body, mind or soul at the possible risk of harm in order to protect the ones we love. Men being men, they feel they feel a huge pain at the thought of something making his woman miserable.
In fact, men who are in love will feel tremendous discomfort at the thought of their woman being unhappy. Especially if there’s something they can do about it.
As such, making sacrifices for your happiness is one way a man demonstrates his love for you. He will almost always put you first, even if it means changing his plans or stepping out of his comfort zone.
2. He Listens To You Closely
Two of the concrete foundations for a relationship are mutual respect and communication.
Generally, women are much better listeners than men. To be frank, some men have absolutely atrocious listening skills. However,
The curious thing is that men will always intently focus on things of interest. So, when a man not only hears you but actively pays attention and intelligently responds – a skill called active listening – you can have confidence that he’s smitten.
Even if he doesn’t hold your desired answer to your question, sometimes listening alone is more comforting.
3. He treats your family and friends with respect
If we know that someone is important to you, by default, they become important to us. The reason is simple: you cherish family and friends, and the last thing we want is to hurt your feelings.
A real man knows the importance of respecting and cherishing the people that mean a lot to you.
A man who’s truly and deeply in love with you will do anything to show you he cares about your dear ones.
They may not like one of your family members(“in-laws and husband”) or one of your catty friends. However, they’ll zip it because they know just how much they mean to you. When your man does this, be rest assured that he’s head over heels in love with you.
4. He isn’t afraid to show you his vulnerability
Men are always cautious about showing any behavior that can be perceived by others as a weakness. You can’t blame them because in today’s, vulnerability is considered to be a person’s weakness. When a man is truly and deeply in love, however, his emotions and hidden feeling will find their way to make it to the surface.
5. He fights with you
Misunderstandings are part of life and of course, you and your partner will not always agree on the same thing.
This one’s obvious, but just to avoid offending anyone – we’re not talking fights of the insult-throwing and drama-inducing variety. We’re certainly not talking about physical altercations.
That said, if a man loves you and is emotionally invested in his relationship, he will initiate a “fight” to avoid losing you; even if that means fighting with the woman he loves.
Why? Because they’re afraid. He loves you, and the slightest threat to your relationship is the equivalent of a punch to the gut. If they’re fighting with this purpose in mind, we want to make things work and demonstrate our commitment.
6. He’s proud of you and is not afraid to show it
In love, a real man isn’t shy about saying how proud he is of you. Areal man will believe in your ability to accomplish your goals and will always remain your number one fan.
Whether you’re a fantastic mother, a hard worker, or reaching your goals, you can rest assured that your efforts don’t go unnoticed. He’ll never let a day go by without telling just how awesome you are. And he’ll never be afraid to show everyone just how proud he is of you.
Peace Agyare is an entrepreneur and a graduate from The Institute of Business Management and Journalism-Kumasi(Ghana). She holds an HND in communication and is currently working at Ghafla Ghana