Finding a man who’s willing and ready to settle down and love you FOREVER is no easy task (I don’t care what anyone says — dudes are way more complicated than their female counterparts). So when you do find the one, it’s like walking down the street and discovering a hundred dollar bill on the ground — a sweet surprise that you’ll snatch up in an instant. Here are nine signs the guy you’ve got is so helplessly in love, he’ll never fall out of it.
1. He caters to you.
He makes sure you’re happy day in and day out. He listens to your crazy work stories; he rubs your neck when it’s sore; he cooks you dinner on the nights you’re feeling sleepy. Caring for you is one of his top priorities, and he does a damn good job of it.
2. He wants to hang out with you . . . a LOT.
If he’s texting you every day to see if you’d like to Netflix and chill (I kid, I kid), you mean something to this guy, because, let’s face it — they’re notorious for spontaneous ghosting.
3. Sex isn’t a huge factor for him.
Sex isn’t the reason he’s with you. Far from it. In fact, he wants to do SO much more with you by his side — travel to another country! Have a half-birthday party! The possibilities are endless.
4. He keeps you in mind when making major decisions.
He doesn’t take a new job without talking to you first. Or maybe he’s thinking about renting an apartment across the city, but he wants to double check that the commute between your place and his will be OK (or perhaps he wants you to move in with him!). Sizable decisions like this have a bearing on your partnership, and he’s well aware.
5. He tells you things he’s never told anyone.
Late at night — which everybody knows is prime time for life’s most meaningful conversations — he tells you things he’s never, ever told anyone . . . not even his best bro. FYI: this is the equivalent of a man forking over his heart.
6. He doesn’t flirt with other girls.
If he has eyes only for you (seriously — just you!), this guy’s a different fish. And you don’t have to monitor his every move to see if he’s hitting up other ladies — call it a woman’s instinct or whatever, but you just know . . . you know?
7. He doesn’t mind talking about the future.
When you bring up buying a house or getting engaged somewhere down the line, he doesn’t flee for the front door. He doesn’t have to be 100 percent on board with big relationship steps, but he’s totally open to having a real conversation about them.
8. He shows you off.
He totes you around like the flashiest new handbag. His mom, his best friend, and a dozen of his cousins know a heck of a lot about you, because he’s head over heels and wants to share it with the world.
9. He loves making you feel special.
He doesn’t just treat you like a queen — he wants to treat you like a queen. Sure, it can feel like a chore in any committed relationship, but for the most part, he’s got a smile on his face when he’s with you . . . because you’re the one.