Most can relate to the situation where you misinterpret an expression, assume interest where there is none, and get embarrassed when your response to what you thought was a flirtatious gesture falls flat. As a result, we tend to err on the side of being completely oblivious to someone’s advances to avoid appearing egotistical, presumptuous or simply naive. Dating is like navigating through the jungle – it can be kind of treacherous and you don’t know exactly what you’ll find. However, here are five guidelines that will help you navigate the realm of uncertainty and indicate that he just might be falling in love.
Actions speak louder than words, that goes without saying. Beyond the more obvious gestures of getting you flowers or taking out the trash, you can learn a lot by the way he positions his body. If you notice that his feet point in your direction when he’s talking to you or that he leans in even when he can hear you clearly, his body language is giving him away. He might sit so that your knees are touching and he incorporates casual touch during your conversations. Also, if you notice that he maintains eye contact or that his eyes dilate while he’s speaking to you there’s a very good chance he’s interested.
He actually calls
In the age of social media, texting, and Twitter, calling you is a more intimate form of communication when you aren’t face-to-face with your partner. If he’s looking for more opportunities to talk to you beyond the screen, it shows that he is starting to invest more in you and your relationship. Phone calls are generally awkward because we rarely have to call people outside of work – so when your man takes the time to call you, take it as a sign that he’s falling in love.
He texts often
Pay attention to how much he texts you. If you find yourself texting him constantly throughout the day and he initiates conversations just as often as you do, you’re definitely on his mind. He’ll show interest in your hobbies and activities and he won’t just text when he wants something.
He seeks you out
In a group setting, he finds you and talks to you even though there are a lot of people around. You feel like you’re the only one in the room because his attention is focused when you have a conversation. It’s not because he’s antisocial, there’s just no one else he’d rather be with. Throughout the week he’ll invite you to meet up and do things with him and his friends. You don’t have to get asked on a date to realize that someone is falling for you.
You’ve met the people closest to him
Another key sign that he’s falling in love is that he doesn’t hesitate to introduce you to his inner circle. Whether that is his family or his closest friends, if he’s comfortable sharing the most important people in his life with you, it’s a pretty good sign that you mean a lot to him.
While any of these signs by themselves don’t guarantee that someone is in love with you, if you notice that your significant other or romantic interest exhibits most of these symptoms, I’d say there’s a very high likelihood he got hit by one of Cupid’s arrows.