Sometimes it can be hard to gage how invested your man actually is.
Maybe you both have expressed certain sentiments out loud, but you still feel like you want to know: is he really in it for the long haul?
After all, words are just words and can be easily said.
But the best way to tell if your man is for real is through his actions.
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Here are 5 ways to know for sure your man is especially serious about your relationship.
1. He shows up
One of the easiest ways to tell if a man is truly invested in a relationship is if he always shows up when he’s supposed to.
Call him in the middle of the night because you had a horrible nightmare and ask him to come over? He’s there. You and your roommates are having a tough day and you ask him to bring a big tub of ice cream? He’s there.
Although some things seem trivial and insignificant, when he really loves you and is in it for the long haul, he will show up for both the important and not-so-important moments of your life.
2. He wants you to spend time with the family
A very big sign he is committed to you and your relationship is him introducing you to his family.
Nobody introduces their significant other to their family unless they see it lasting for a long time. He knows you are someone special, so he is not worried about having you hang out with the fam.
He knows you probably will be a part of it someday.
3. He loves being with you
A committed man is one you never have to ask or beg to spend time with you.
It’s almost like it becomes this unspoken agreement you will spend a majority of your time together, and it’s not forced. He just really wants to spend as much time with you as he can because he genuinely loves your company.
4. He remembers conversations you’ve had and asks you questions
When a man is invested in a relationship, he pays attention. He will ask you how your family is after you mentioned they were having a hard time. Or he will follow up with you about a serious conversation you had while you were together.
He cares about the things you care about, and he cares enough to find out more and more. Together you can share everything about your lives, and getting to know each other better is a pleasure not a pain.
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5. He is not afraid to make plans, big or small
When a guy is planning to stick around, talking about the future doesn’t scare him at all. In fact, he might be the one to bring up future plans more than occasionally.
And that is another important part: he makes plans that involve the two of you. He buys tickets to a concert that’s two months away. He makes plans with you about where you guys should spend the holidays.
Whatever it may be, he does not shy away from plans or conversations about the future because he wants you in it