Little Things He Only Does When He’s Serious About You
When you get to the “How Will I Know” moment in your relationship where you’re hoping to figure out if you both are moving in the right direction, the big answers often come up first: if he puts a ring on it; if he asks you to move in; if he gives you access to his Netflix password. But you don’t always have to wait for a sign that shakes things up like in the movies to figure out whether or not he’s getting serious about you.
Sometimes, when it comes to love, it’s the little everyday things that show you how he really feels. From the way he acts when his phone is in reach to what he does at dinnertime, there are some surprising things a man only does when he’s serious about the relationship.
Read on to learn more about the little things that most of us overlook, and then tell us about your relationship. What little things let you know that your partner was something special?
He Keeps A Straight Face
You accidentally said, “When we get married” after the end of last night’s Netflix rom-com binge and the conversation just kept going without him freaking out. Chances are, he can at least entertain the idea of a happily ever after with you.
He’s Headed In A Positive Direction
He landed the job, received the promotion, and was inspired to take that leap to do and be better. Why? Because he’s being influenced by something good in his life: his new love.
He Messages You Before Noon
The hours also known as the “Can’t wait to talk to you” time.
He Gives You Some Access To His Phone
You want him to send you that photo he took of you and he just puts in his phone password right in front of you like it’s nothing.
When the relationship is still fairly new, something like this is a good sign that there’s no one else on his mind and nothing to hide.
Your Chemistry Is Crazy
If you get along after dark just as well as you do during the day, it’s a sign that you two are very compatible. A sign that’s not lost on him.
That Embarrassing Thing Happened
And instead of creating an awkward moment, it created laughter that you two share to this day. When going through something awkward or uncomfortable brings you closer together, it’s a sign that you two have the kind of chemistry necessary to weather a storm together.
He Goes Shopping With You
And stands patiently holding your bag with the other abandoned significant others? That’s definitely boo behavior.
He Adopts Your Dog
He loves Peanut almost as much as you do. You walk him and take care of him together — a sign that he’s really into partnering with you. Maybe in the future, too!
He Lets You Borrow Something Significant
His car, his frequent flyer miles, his favorite jersey. Handing over these close-to-his-heart items shows that he’s serious enough to trust you implicitly. And that’s always a good sign.
He Lets You Redecorate
You’ve been mentioning upgrades for his bachelor pad every time you “Netflix and chill” on his uncomfortable couch. Now you’re at the store giving him ideas for a new sectional. Not only could it be a sign that he trusts your taste and suggestions, but it also could be a sign that he’s thinking seriously about cohabitating with you down the line.
He Plans The Next Date Before The One You’re On Is Over
Instead of laying down an “I’ll call you soon,” he’s focused on locking down your time ASAP because he’s already counting the minutes until he can see you again.
He Doesn’t Mind That You Only Watch Law & Order
Or really only like to go out to eat if it’s burgers or Mexican food. Not only has he stuck around for all of your quirks, but he thinks they’re adorable.
He Introduces You To His Parents
He says he just has to stop by to see his parents “real quick.” But no matter how much of a simple coincidence he makes it seem like, chances are, it’s a big deal. Especially if his parents mention that bringing women home is something he rarely does.