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,┬á infatuation can hit us really hard, really fast and all those emotions can feel like┬álove 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┬áThe One for us. Even if he is┬ásaying all the right things, buying us┬áflowers and baubles (77 Diamonds┬áhas some of┬áour┬áfaves), we can find ourselves wondering if he is Mr. Real Love – or┬áMr. 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 theyΓÇÖre way more meaningful than gifts and flowers. Check ’em below!
He wants to protect you.┬áProtection is an instinctive feeling for human beings. ItΓÇÖs an incredibly powerful instinct, and itΓÇÖs virtually impossible to fake. We┬ádonΓÇÖt just mean heΓÇÖll put himself between you and some idiot out to start a fight,┬á 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 youΓÇÖre struggling financially (even though he doesnΓÇÖt live there), if he wants to talk to your boss whoΓÇÖs being mean to you or even if he uses his jacket as an impromptu umbrella so you donΓÇÖt get your hair wet, these are very encouraging signs.
He┬áspends time with you.┬áDonΓÇÖt get us wrong, we all know how nice it is to receive gifts, but a man spending money off you isnΓÇÖt necessarily a great indicator of love. WhatΓÇÖs far more telling is that heΓÇÖll dedicate his time to you. Spending time together, after all, is whatΓÇÖs important and thatΓÇÖs whatΓÇÖll keep your relationship going. If he sets time aside in his busy schedule to have some quality time with you, thatΓÇÖs a sure sign of love.
He always sees the best in you.┬áItΓÇÖs easy for a man to say that he thinks youΓÇÖre beautiful or smart or charming or funny. ItΓÇÖs more meaningful when heΓÇÖs able to look past the things you (and usually irrationally) beat yourself about and see qualities that you never even knew you had. He wonΓÇÖt put you down to make himself look better or make you feel like heΓÇÖs doing you a favor by being with you. Instead heΓÇÖll see the best in you at all times – especially when you canΓÇÖt see it in yourself.