Hey Divas! Meeting a new romantic prospect, you can’t help but think, “Is this the one for me forever?” When we first meet someone special, infatuation can hit us really hard, really fast and all those emotions can feel like love at first sight. The trouble is that love, at first sight, can be deceiving. A combination of the other person being on their best behavior and us wanting to believe the best of this wonderful new beau can make us miss the telltale signs that this pairing isn’t for the long haul. We can find ourselves accentuating their positives – and glossing over their negatives – in an attempt to make this work, no matter what.
Once a relationship enters the real phase, past the initial butterflies and acts of best behavior, we may start to wonder if this is really The One for us. Even if he is saying all the right things, buying us flowers and baubles (77 Diamonds has some of our faves), we can find ourselves wondering if he is Mr. Real Love – or Mr. Right Now.
Well, we’re here to share that there are some signs to show that he’s head over heels in love with you, and they’re way more meaningful than gifts and flowers. Check ’em below!
He wants to protect you. Protection is an instinctive feeling for human beings. It’s an incredibly powerful instinct, and it’s virtually impossible to fake. We don’t just mean he’ll put himself between you and some idiot out to start a fight, but he wants to protect you from emotional harm and the harsher side of life. If he wants to chip in with your rent because you’re struggling financially (even though he doesn’t live there), if he wants to talk to your boss who’s being mean to you or even if he uses his jacket as an impromptu umbrella so you don’t get your hair wet, these are very encouraging signs.
He spends time with you. Don’t get us wrong, we all know how nice it is to receive gifts, but a man spending money off you isn’t necessarily a great indicator of love. What’s far more telling is that he’ll dedicate his time to you. Spending time together, after all, is what’s important and that’s what’ll keep your relationship going. If he sets time aside in his busy schedule to have some quality time with you, that’s a sure sign of love.
He always sees the best in you. It’s easy for a man to say that he thinks you’re beautiful or smart or charming or funny. It’s more meaningful when he’s able to look past the things you (and usually irrationally) beat yourself about and see qualities that you never even knew you had. He won’t put you down to make himself look better or make you feel like he’s doing you a favor by being with you. Instead he’ll see the best in you at all times – especially when you can’t see it in yourself.