There’s nothing quite like falling in love – one of the best feelings in the world. You feel the buzz in your veins, blood rushing to your cheeks, and your stomach is suddenly full of butterflies. You’ve finally found someone who makes you feel complete and happy. The whole world suddenly turns rosy but oops, there is one thing before that.
Before this giddy feeling settles, you are faced with a real dilemma where you realize that you don’t know whether he’s in love with you or not. Loving him is one thing, yes, but are you sure that he loves you back? The uncertainty starts killing you and you’re frantically looking for signs that a man is falling in love with you.
“When you are missing someone, time seems to move slower and when I’m falling in love, time seems to be moving faster”– Taylor Swift
You get all these hints from a guy and suddenly the dynamic shifts between you two. At first, you feel like he’s acting strange, but your gut tells you there’s something more. Suddenly, he’s Mr Caring and sensitive making you wonder, “Is he just being nice or is he falling for me?”
Now, we know love makes one a better person, but you want to know whether it’s you he’s falling for. You wonder, is he falling in love with me? How do you know when a man is in love? Well, look no further. We’ve got these signs he is slowly falling for you.
How Do You Know When A Man Is In Love?
Women are pretty lucky in this department and are gifted with strong intuition or a sixth sense (no, not the one where you see dead people). You just tend to know a guy is falling for you. When a guy is head over heels for you, he can’t help but show it through his gestures and body language. Sometimes, he might just say it upfront, leaving your heart pounding. And you’ve done it enough before to know how a guy acts when he’s smitten.
But in some cases, it’s not as simple as that. Especially in the world of online dating, casual relationships and polyamory, it is hard to tell the difference between dating vs relationship and love vs infatuation. It’s important to look out for the signs a man is falling in love with you so that you can know for yourself whether you are in love with him too. So don’t worry ladies, we still have our sixth sense on our side. Just use this checklist and you will be good to go.
Here are 13 telltale signs a guy is falling for you.
13 Signs A Man Is Falling In Love With You
It might be something as simple as him taking a “wrong turn” on a route he knows like the back of his hand, just to spend more time with you. There are things a guy does when he is in love with you and cannot get enough of you. However small, these are the signs a man is in love with you.
Guys do many things that can be interpreted as the signs of a man falling in love. The way a man looks at the woman he loves or how he texts her, can all give away how he really feels about you. Read on to know what these are.
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1. He looks at you differently
You’re both hanging out at a party and you suddenly find him staring at you. It’s not the normal way he looks at you. This look is different. It’s more of a soft, dreamy-eyed look that you’ve never seen before. The moment you catch him staring at you, he will look away, giving you mixed signals.
Now we know you’re confused and you will probably assume that he was just casually glancing at you and that it does not mean anything. But come on, you know better than that. He was looking at you because he is falling for you and doesn’t know how to express it just yet.
He might just be playing it safe because he could be unaware of your feelings towards him. This is one of the signs a man is in love with you but scared to show it.
2. He spends his free time with you
If he has free time after work, he chooses to spend it with you. He enjoys your company and feels comfortable when he spends more time with you. Even if he spends hours with you, it doesn’t seem enough because there’s still so much he wants to know about you.
You are important to him and he wants to show it by spending more time with you. He shows his love for you with these seemingly little things. So if he’s always calling you and asking if you’re free, know that something more might be cooking there.
3. He calls you more often
One of the signs of a man falling in love is him calling you more often than he used to. This is because he wants to hear your voice but won’t say it upfront. Clearly he misses you often and it could even be one of the subconscious signs a man is falling in love. He’s probably falling hard for you and doesn’t even know it himself yet.
Even the duration of the calls seems to increase. If you would normally speak for half an hour, this is now extended to more than an hour. Most women tell us that when a man is falling in love with them, most of the times, they will call them for longer and not feel inclined to hang up the phone.
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4. He will be available for you
If you’re having a bad day and want a shoulder to cry on, he’ll be there with your favorite food. This is how a guy would cheer up a girlfriend. No matter what is going on in his life, if you ever need him, he will put everything aside and make time for you.
You know there is no such thing as being too busy. We always make time for the ones we love. So one of the signs he’s slowly falling in love with you is if you notice that he will shift his schedule for you but won’t let you know. Even if you’re calling him on his most busy days and ask him to hang out, he won’t turn you down.
When Natalie started dating Hunter, the two of them used to only go out once a week or so. But when things started getting serious and Hunter got more involved, he would often start picking up Natalie from her yoga class or take her on his morning hikes with him. He just wanted more and more reasons to spend time with her during the day.
5. Your opinion matters to him
Has it ever happened that you commented on his dressing style or told him he looks better when he’s clean-shaven? Because if he loves you, he will probably spend all his time worrying about your comments. In fact, in a few days, you will even see subtle changes in his dressing style, especially in the areas you told him to improve upon.
Even if he loves his beard, he will be willing to sacrifice it for you because you like him clean-shaven. So if he shows up at your next date wearing your favorite shade of blue and gelling his hair back the way that you said you liked it, then this is one of the telltale signs a guy is falling for you. Your opinion clearly matters to him and he is happy to change himself to impress you.
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6. He will remember the small things about you
A guy who is falling for you will pay a lot of attention to what you do and say. Even if you don’t remember what you said, he will. Have you ever mentioned your favorite flowers or favorite dishes and seen him getting them for you? This is because he remembers every small thing about you and will use it to make you happy. Like a hopeless romantic, he knows every little detail about you.
This is one of the most obvious signs a man is in love with you. Stacey tells us how she once told her now-boyfriend that she likes a particular rock band and in a week, he had a signed t-shirt delivered to her doorstep! What a thoughtful gift to woo a girl. The best part is, she didn’t even remember telling him that!
Remember the brooch Ross gave Rachel on her birthday in Friends? It’s because he remembered what she liked.
7. He likes to do everyday chores with you
No one is a fan of doing everyday chores like getting groceries or doing the laundry. Most people shrug even at the thought of it. I mean, any guy would rather play a game on his Xbox or get a beer with his friends. However, all of that becomes second priority when you are in the picture.
If it’s with you, he won’t even take a second to think about doing the mundane things. Guys in love with you will never say no to doing everyday chores with you because it means getting to spend more time with you.
8. He makes you feel special
A guy falling in love with you knows how to make you feel special and will have ways to show that he cares. No matter how bad a day you’re having, he will always find a way to bring a smile on your face. Grabbing you your favorite coffee at work, sending you a cute song in the middle of the day or finding you that specific type of green tea that your grocery store had run out of – he will truly go the extra mile for you.
Moreover, days important to you like your birthday, work anniversary, etc will be important to him as well and he will make sure to make you feel like the most special girl on those days.
Hunter once brought his girlfriend Natalie chicken nuggets and fries at her workplace because she texted him that her diet was making her crazy and she was craving some real food. Hunter took that cue instantly, grabbed some takeout on the way and dropped it off at her office. Natalie was beyond happy, not just for the food but also because that’s when she knew she was a lucky girl.
9. He will sit through your chick flicks
If we know guys, we know that chick flicks are not always their favorite genre for movie night. Given a choice, they’d rather watch something else. Anything else but chick flicks, really. But if a guy is in love with you, he will be there for you even if you want to put on Mean Girls for the thousandth time.
No matter how much he hates it, he will stick around and bring you popcorn even though he is completely disinterested in the movie. Why, you ask? Because even though he doesn’t care about the movie, he cares about spending time with you. Instead of holding a grudge, he will comfort you during the dramatic scenes and even give you his handkerchief for you to wipe your tears. Sounds like love to us!
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10. He will introduce you to his friends and family
You are important to him and he wants you to get to know him sincerely. And how better to get to know a person than by being introduced to his family as his “friend”. Don’t freak out. He’s not planning to rush things or jump the gun or actually show signs he’s ready to settle down.
He just wants to express how much you mean to him and that he’s not afraid to introduce you to his inner circle. In fact, he seems like he is not afraid to acknowledge your relationship in public and is happy to include you in his life, officially. This is indeed one of the psychological signs a man is in love. A guy will only reveal the closest people to him to you, when he trusts you immensely and considers you an important piece in the puzzle of his life.
11. He listens to your stories
Looking for subconscious signs a man is falling in love? Well think about how he responds to the things you tell him. Does he roll his eyes and move onto the next topic or does he stay for the full thing? When he loves you, he will listen to your never-ending stories without getting bored.
To him, each story you narrate brings him a step closer to knowing you more. You can spend hours talking to him and he will still want to hear more. This is one of the most common signs of a man falling in love with you and if he listens so well, it also means he’s a keeper.
Natalie’s boyfriend Hunter always let her talk her heart out after her day at work. Natalie is a chirpy girl who only processes things, once she’s said them out loud. Hunter quietly cooks dinner for the both of them while Natalie sits on the counter and goes on and on about her day.
12. He will take care of you
You call in sick and sleep on the couch. Guess who will turn up with some chicken soup to nurse you? A guy falling in love with you will start taking care of you more because he is worried about you. Even the slightest hint of flu will make him want to take you to the doctor to get it checked. This isn’t love bombing, this is just plain and true concern.
He will keep calling you to check up on you, or crack silly jokes to make you feel better again. Your illness will worry him even more than you and he will do everything in his power to make you healthy and happy again.
13. You make him smile
If he is falling in love with you, the little things you do will bring a smile to his face. He loves your lively, bubbly nature and he can’t help but smile at you. Your expressions make him blush at times and he can’t control it even if he wants to. He’s falling for you and it’s too late to take a U-turn now.
Guys falling in love are at times unable to realize their feelings. It is because deep inside they may be afraid of rejection and think that confessing their feelings will make it real. Sometimes, he’s an introvert falling in love and too shy to say it out loud, expecting you to recognize the signs he is falling in love with you instead.
Who said girls are the complicated ones? If your guy’s appearances match the above then they point towards the signs a man is falling in love with you. This is when you should know what to do if you feel the same way. Don’t wait too long for the ball to drop.
After all, you can make the first move too!