If a man is truly in love with you, he’ll usually display these subtle 7 behaviors

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Generally speaking, we men are not quite as open about our emotions as our female counterparts.

In the context of romance, this can be frustrating and confusing for the other person.

They can be left guessing indefinitely about a man’s true feelings rather than feeling safe and secure.

Getting a man to open up is no walk in the park, particularly when he isn’t naturally conditioned to do so.

Fortunately, though, men will always have certain tells when they’re in love.

This is where I come in.

In this article, I’ll walk you through the subtle behaviors of men when they’re truly in love with you.

Let’s get to it!

1) He listens intently 

When a man has thoroughly fallen for you, he will make it a point to consistently actively listen when you speak. 

When you communicate with him, he won’t just give you a portion of his attention as he scrolls through reels and offers half-assed responses. 

It’s normal to become comfortable as the relationship progresses; hence, sometimes we get sloppy and stop paying attention. 

But when a man loves you, this won’t often be the case. 

Instead, he will be present the vast majority of the time you’re around him. 

He will remember the seemingly insignificant and passing details of what you have to say, which ultimately means he values you and your thoughts and feelings deeply. 

2) He prioritizes your happiness

If you want deeper insight into a man’s feelings for you, pay attention to the little things. 

If you can see he consciously makes the effort to make you feel happy, perhaps even by compromising and putting you above his own needs, this can be incredibly telling. 

You can detect the latter through small but frequent acts of kindness. 

Does he consistently make time for you, even when he’s busy? Does he go out of his way to help you with tasks? Does he offer to do you favors when he knows you’re stressed? 

If you answered affirmatively to these questions, rest assured, he probably loves you more than you realize. 

3) He shows vulnerability

When a man isn’t genuinely into you, the tendency is to keep things surface-level. 

He may want a good time, but he doesn’t want things to go much further–and he will act accordingly, keeping things light and superficial. 

Sure, he’ll joke and flirt, but he won’t get profound, afraid that you’ll misconstrue that as being intimate. 

This is quite the contrast to when a man has more serious feelings for you.  

A man in love will almost always open up and show his most vulnerable side to you. 

He will yearn to share and exchange personal thoughts, fears, new developments, dreams, and ambitions with you.  

He sees something special in you, and the deeper he gets to your core, the more real that feeling becomes. 

4) He consistently communicates

When a man is truly in love and is fully aware of those feelings, he won’t play games. 

He won’t go hot and cold and make you feel insecure. 

Instead, he’ll consistently be respectful and supportive, making it clear that you matter to him. 

Perhaps he will regularly check in with you, and share details about his day, while genuinely expressing a desire to hear about you. 

By communicating consistently, he’s indicating his commitment and interest in your life. 

He wants you to feel special and unique and to make it known that he has a vested interest in your life–qualities that strongly suggest love.  

5) He makes plans for the future

I came from a broken, rather dysfunctional family

Hence, in terms of romance, I grew up deathly afraid of commitment. 

When I was in my early twenties, I met a girl, and somehow instead of me ghosting, we ended up dating for several months. 

I felt uneasy about how fast things were going. 

Even though I liked her, the thought of settling down terrified me still very much. 

When she’d periodically bring up the topic of the future, I would swiftly change the subject, dodging any talk of getting serious–passively, perhaps cowardly, letting her know I wasn’t into it. 

Fortunately, she eventually caught on and ended things. 

Moral of the story? When a prospective partner avoids talking about the future, this isn’t the best of signs. 

And the opposite is true: when a man (or woman) truly loves you, they’ll get excited about the thought of a shared future with you.

Whether it’s discussing going on a weekend getaway, trying a new restaurant together, or even longer-term plans like moving in together, when a man brings up the future, this is a very promising sign. 

6) He is affectionate

It’s instinct. When a man is in love, he will want to make physical contact. 

Think about it: when you’re not into someone, do you want to constantly be in close, intimate proximity to them? 

Probably not. 

But when you have feelings for them, you often can’t help yourself. 

You’ll want to be affectionate, and let them know how you’re feeling… through your body language and non-verbal gestures. 

Holding hands, cuddling, hugging, playfully touching… all these affectionate gestures become routine when a man falls in love with you. 

7) He makes an effort with your friends and family

I’ll be honest, when a man isn’t that into you, he generally won’t care about making a good impression on your family and friends. 

In fact, he may even just avoid them altogether. 

I’ve been the man in this situation–something I’m not particularly proud of. 

Maybe he’ll make excuses to be absent whenever you invite him to a function with your loved ones. 

Maybe he’ll conveniently get “sick” when the day arrives. 

So if these behaviors sound familiar, then chances are, he’s not that into you. 

If, however, you notice him making a real effort to build relationships and rapport with the people in your inner circle, then this demonstrates that his feelings for you run deep. 

Final words

Men aren’t the most expressive of creatures on Earth.

So if you’ve noticed the above signs from the man in your life, then by the looks of it, you’re in a very good place.

He may well just be in love with you.

Now it’s up to you to respond.

Ethan Sterling

Ethan Sterling has a background in entrepreneurship, having started and managed several small businesses. His journey through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship provides him with practical insights into personal resilience, strategic thinking, and the value of persistence. Ethan’s articles offer real-world advice for those looking to grow personally and professionally.

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