You’ve dated for months or maybe longer. Your new man seems like a perfect match for you.
But how can you know for sure? You don’t want to waste your time with the wrong guy, and lately, your radar has been off.
Listen up! Here is how to know if he’s the one. If he says these 13 things, your man is a total keeper:
1. “I trust you.”
Trust is a massive deal to guys. If your man can be vulnerable with you and confide his deepest desires and secrets, you’re set to build an unbreakable bond. What you’ll get with this guy is a heart connection.
2. “I love you.”
It may go without saying that he should tell you this. Even so, declaring those three little words makes a difference to you.
He doesn’t have to say it every day. But he does have to say it when it counts — and with ease.
3. “Here’s my take.”
And, he doesn’t expect you to fall in line. He knows you have your own fantastic mind and you are the one best equipped to know what’s right for you.
4. “What do you think?”
Your beau asks your opinion because it matters to him. You matter to him.
This inquiry shows that he respects you. If he asks this question for the little things that come up, he will ask it for the bigger ones that will arise later on, too. He considers you his partner.
5. “I support you.”
He is not you, and he is not going to always agree with your course of action. At the same time, if he can stand by you and your decisions, you’ve got one awesome guy.
6. “I’m sorry.”
It takes a genuinely humble man to admit his mistakes. If it’s clear that he’s learned from the experience, snatch him up for good!
You want someone who isn’t going to cover up his flaws; someone comfortable in his skin, willing to grow, and become a better person.
7. “You look hot!”
Even though you need to know he loves you for your personality, compliments like these will keep your relationship exciting. Face it; you want to feel desired and gorgeous. Bonus points if he says this when you’re in your pajamas, looking disheveled!
8. “You’ve got this!”
Whether it’s a big presentation at work or a stressful conversation you’re anticipating with a family member, your man knows you are a confident and capable woman. He sees it and so should you. He’s your biggest cheerleader.
Your brilliant guy knows that both pushing and encouraging you will help you realize your hopes and dreams. And when you do, he’ll be right there celebrating with you.
9. “You are beautiful — inside and out.”
My boyfriend said this to me early on in our relationship and my heart melted. Let the other guys go solely for looks; your guy appreciates everything about you.
10. “I love your smile.”
This is the man who will want to spend his entire life trying to make you smile over and over again.
H/T: Lisa Petsinis for Yourtango