14 behaviors men display in relationships when they are truly in love

If you’re dating someone and you feel like it’s going well, it’s normal to start asking yourself if the feelings are progressing on both sides and not just one. 

Are you the only one going from mutual attraction to something deeper? Is he thinking long-term?

Knowing your partner’s feelings can help you better understand him and plan a future together. It also gives you a boost of confidence to take the next step. 

However, figuring this out might be a challenge if you’re shy. 

To help with this, pay attention to certain hints every man will display when they like the person they’re dating. 

In this article, we’ll discuss how to determine whether the man you’re dating is falling in love with you and what to do next. 

Here are the 14 behaviors of men who are truly in love and want a relationship.

1) He will introduce you to his friends and family

Guys usually bond over experiences, but they don’t typically confide with each other the way women do.

He probably only meets his friends for laughter, fun, and parties. Remember that they often tease each other over their feelings, which is why so many of them prefer to keep their love life aside from their friendship zone. 

However, you can be certain that a man truly wants you in his life if he introduces his friends to you, and even better if he introduces you to his family. This means he’s progressing to something deeper than simple attraction. 

2) He makes a consistent effort

Men who are in love will go the extra mile for you. They love doing so! 


Because they’re not afraid to show how deeply they’ve fallen for you, and they want to make your life easier. 

So, if you ask for help, they’ll be there with no hesitation.

That’s when you know you’ve got a good one: if they make a consistent effort to be with you and make you happy, they’re in love.

Love isn’t just a pretty word; it’s actions that matter. It’s about the desire to build something together. 

3) He loves to make you laugh

Funny men are adorable, and they certainly love to receive a positive response to their sense of humor, especially from their partners. They can make others feel good, and they like doing so. 

As the relationship solidifies, your guy might look for signs that you’re happy. If he lightens up when you smile or laugh at his jokes, and if he does things just to make you happy, he’s falling in love

Of course, as we’re all different, he might fall in love differently. However, if he wants to make you smile, it’s often a good sign. Pay attention to his body language as well; it will give you some clues. 

For example, if he looks at you when he tells a joke in a group–he wants your positive reaction over everyone else’s!

4) He introduces you to his family

Now, we’ve touched on his friends, but families are also important. If you’re spending time with his siblings and parents, it’s a solid indicator that he’s developing strong deep feelings for you

Even better, it means he’s happy with you and sure of what he wants. 

Does he take you to family events and go out of his way to make you feel comfortable? 

You have an important place in his life. 

5) He sees all your positive traits

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Being in love doesn’t mean not paying attention to potential failings in the other person, but it means that you prioritize the best in them. 

Men who are deeply in love will always think that their loved one is the best. Even if he knows, at a rational level, that nobody is perfect. 

This means that he will notice your best qualities, and he won’t be afraid to tell other people how lovely you are. 

If you know a man who’s always supportive of someone and always thinking the best of them, he’s probably in love. 

6) He’s not afraid to compromise

Relationships are not one-sided: both of you need to make an effort. It’s a two-way street. You both have to give and take as necessary.

If your partner wants to do everything his way, it’s probably a sign that he doesn’t care much about your wellbeing. 

Of course, this also means that if this isn’t the case, and you can discuss things and compromise, he’s pretty deep in his feelings. 

You can both keep different opinions and even preferences, but the things that matter should be discussed and compromised on, if needed. 

7) He talks about the future with you

If a man is truly in love, the idea of a future together doesn’t scare him. It makes him happy and infuses him with enthusiasm. 

If anything, he might burn your ears off with how much he talks about it! 

If you’re both in love, you’ll probably spend hours discussing things you’d love in your future

Although it can feel a bit needy at times, this desire is completely normal when things are going well. 

8) You’re his priority

Although some relationships are toxic in the way that people isolate themselves from others, the normal thing to expect is to be a priority in his life. 

There are many ways in which he will show you that you’re his priority, such as: 

  • Spending time together and creating significant memories;
  • Choosing your wellbeing over other people’s; 
  • Caring for you and not taking you for granted;
  • Being grateful;
  • Showing affection;
  • Sharing hobbies and nice moments. 

Remember that not two people can love in the same way, but if a man shows you that you’re his priority, it’s a fireproof sign that he is in love with you. Nothing shows that better than actions!

9) He is vulnerable with you

Trust is one of the essential ingredients for a healthy and romantic relationship. 

When a guy is developing feelings, he won’t keep everything inside him. Instead, he will talk to you about his insecurities and the things that worry him. 

If you notice that your partner is opening up, it can mean that he’s falling in love. He considers you to be someone who can help him through tough times, a true partner. 

He knows that you won’t use his vulnerability against him. 

10) He gives thoughtful gifts

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There’s not a single person in this world who doesn’t enjoy a gift from time to time, especially from a person they like. Giving each other cute presents doesn’t have to happen only on birthdays or special holidays; it can be “just because.” 

It might be his love language to shower you with gifts, but even if it’s not, and he’s been presenting you with some lovely things–he’s truly in love with you and trying to show it.

It doesn’t have to be expensive stuff; it’s the intention behind it that matters. He considers what you like and makes an effort to get it for you. 

11) You share the same core values

Men in love will approach the subject of core values early in the relationship because they will want to check how compatible you are.

He might actually be the first one to speak about serious stuff, and he’ll be interested in exploring your opinion on a lot of sensitive topics.

His willingness to share his core values and know yours is a green flag: he knows what he wants, and he wears his heart on his sleeve. 

12) He wants to meet your friends

If you’ve invited him over for a night out with friends and he loved it, it’s a great sign. Men who are in love will want to get to know you and your friends and family. 

Remember: a relationship is a two-way street. 

Even if he doesn’t grow closer to your friends, he will want to try to get along with them. His partner’s friends are his potential friends as well, after all! And if he’s truly in love and wants a relationship–he’ll want to know your close people, too.

And even if he doesn’t get along with some of them right away, he will make the effort to meet them again. 

13) He trusts you when things are difficult

Although men love to be superheroes for the women they are falling in love with. But if he asks you for help–he definitely wants to be in a relationship with you

It means he’s seeking comfort from you by telling you if something isn’t going right.

It might be hard for some men to admit they need help with something, but if he approaches you with his problems (not all of them, of course!), then he’s falling deeper for you.

A mature man who loves you will talk about his problems. 

The relief you can give to him might surprise you. If he feels better with you just being there, there’s a good chance it’s real love. 

14) He is ready for responsibility

When problems come up, a man in love knows it’s time to adapt and take more responsibility on his shoulders. He’s not afraid to step up and show you that he cares for you.

When a man is in love, he will pour everything into getting the life he and his partner want. This means doing more and trying harder than when it was just him. Now it’s two of you, and he’s ready to think for two people rather than one.

So, if you see that he’s thinking for both of you and he shows you that he’s ready to be your rock–he’s getting more and more in love with you.

To sum up

Love isn’t something we can escape from. Not everyone has the same skills to express it, but it’s possible to know if a man is truly in love by noticing the signs above. 

Actions always speak louder than words, so make sure you show him your feelings, too!

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