Truthfully, it’s actually quite easy to tell when someone has fallen in love with you. But due to our tendency in human history to complicate things by overthinking, we may not believe it at first sight. Thanks to hookup culture, men today especially have a bad rep for being noncommittal players. But, this doesn’t make anyone immune to catching feelings. Are you wondering if someone is beginning to fall for you? Psych2Go shares with you 6 clear signs he is in love with you:
1. He enjoys poking fun at you on a regular basis.
What’s the point of being with someone if the two of you can’t have fun together? When people are in love, they become more in tune with their playful youthfulness. It’s important being able to laugh with your partner to handle life’s curveballs thrown your way. My boyfriend enjoys entertaining me with his witty banter. Although teasing is a common form of flirting men use in the initial stage of dating, over time when they get to know and fall in love with you, they start to come up with inside jokes only you understand that makes it more special.
2. He opens up about things that are hard to talk about.
This is especially true if your partner is more on the shy or reserved side. My boyfriend is the type to rarely ever shed tears and he’s careful about what he shares. He’s slow to trust others and selective about who he lets in his life. But when we watch movies that encourage difficult conversations, I like seeing him soften up and hearing the stories he shares with me, even if they’re sad. When my boyfriend lets his guard down and chooses to be vulnerable with me, I can tell that there are many secrets buried inside him, but he never feels a need to talk about them. I’m usually curious, though, so I ask him questions that bring him out of his shell.
3. He pays attention to details about you.
My boyfriend is an observant person in general, but it never fails to surprise me just how much he’s memorized my interests and dislikes. It’s common for people to remember things about someone when they’re in the initial stage of trying to impress them. When they’re in love, though, it goes deeper than that. People in love pay attention to the details—big or small—because they genuinely find you interesting and enjoy learning everything about you. Sometimes, I think my boyfriend knows me better than myself.
4. He becomes more open-minded about trying the things you like.
Whether it means going to a restaurant you’ve been dying to go to or something as bold and dramatic as skydiving, people in love are willing to step out of their comfort zone to make unique memories with you. My boyfriend enjoys routine and isn’t as spontaneous as me. But ever since we became a more active part of each other’s lives, he’s tried spicier foods, gone on bookstore trips with me, learned how to swear in Chinese, and even bought his own blood test kit because he knows I have a weird fascination with the theory of blood type personalities! Although he may not always be a fan of everything he’s tried, he’s never dismissive nor judgmental towards my hobbies and interests, which is something to look out for if you’re unsure about the relationship that you’re in.
5. He’s protective of you and helps you get through your bad days.
It’s easy to love someone at their best, but the ultimate test to love is being able to accept one another at each other’s worst. In relationships, you are challenged to become a better person. When someone is willing to help you get through your bad days, not only is it a sign of maturity, but it shows that you have a stable relationship built on trust, compassion, and understanding. My boyfriend stayed with me when I was going through an incredibly hard time with my family. He saw how it tore me apart, watched my anxiety and depression grow worse, and helped me work through my self-destructive thinking.
6. He’s at ease around you and doesn’t feel pressured to change.
We’re rarely ever our true selves when we’re dating someone in the first few months. It feels like a prolonged interview, but when you fall in love, dating stops feeling like a performance, and more like home. My boyfriend has struggled with anxiety and depression his whole life. Although he went (and still goes) to a therapist and attended support group sessions for many years to overcome his social anxiety, I’m still glad to know that there is a natural ease between us. My boyfriend doesn’t enjoy dancing out in public because he feels self-conscious, but he does it when it’s just the two of us. When the walls stop getting higher, that’s when you know you’ve truly reached someone’s heart.
What do you think?
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