Men and women think differently. And they show their love in different ways. Couples who stay together for decades have certain habits in common. Many women complain that their man was a nice person at first, but now he is a complete jerk. In general, women are more sensitive and accommodating – two areas that hinder many males. In other words, men do exhibit a common set of behaviors that demonstrate their love for a woman.
1. Hears you attentively
It is well known that women are generally much more attentive than men; In fact, some men have the same listening skills as a potato. However, it is very strange that men always tend to focus intensely on the things that catch their attention; if a man is not only listening to a woman but also paying close attention and responding with his intelligence (a skill called active listening), you can have confidence that he’s smitten.
2. He loves how you look on your worst days
Do you remember the efforts we put into looking our best during those early dates? Of course. We all want to look and feel good when meeting up with a potential partner. Then there is the real relationship. When we spend more time together, comfort levels build, and our need to impress greatly decreases. We are free to wander around in our pajamas, stain our shirts, and forgo the hair gel. When men love someone, we’ll think a woman looks beautiful no matter the situation.
3. Make some sacrifices
No, we do not mean to slay in the name of your love. Making personal sacrifices is much easier when we do it for the person we love. In fact, men who are deeply in love feel very uncomfortable with the thought that their partner may be unhappy, especially if there is anything that can be done about it.
For this reason, doing some commissions for someone’s happiness is one of the ways a man demonstrates his love for a woman. He will almost always put you first, even if it means changing his plans or stepping out of his comfort zone.
4. He shows vulnerability
Men are men and we’re cautious about showing any behavior that others may perceive as a weakness. In love, however, this deeply ingrained attitude often falls by the wayside – and we don’t care. When we are in love, we feel more comfortable with feeling and acting vulnerable. Vulnerability will assuredly make several appearances throughout a relationship – especially if we’re with you only.
5. He is proud of you (and shows it!)
In love, a real man does not hesitate to say how proud he feels about his partner. Whether you’re already a fantastic mom, a hard worker, or reaching your goals, you can rest assured that your efforts don’t go unnoticed. In fact, all the admirable things you have done for which you are working will bring us a great amount of pride and joy. On a related note, a man is not (too) upset about losing to you. If you’re both very competitive people, he’ll probably feel a bit less crushed following a swift defeat! (Well done!)
6. He fights with you
Sometimes along the path, we’ll come across some obstacles that might affect our relationship. At that moment, as humans, we tend to come off as a bit over-protective. But this is not to be understood as an insulting or drama-inducing moment. When we deeply care about someone, we feel like we would give our life for them within a blink of an eye.
When a man is in love with you and had emotionally invested himself in the relationship, he’ll do anything to prevent losing you, even if that sometimes means initiating a small fight. No matter how painful a fight can sometimes be, it’s a fact we only fight with people we care about.
Why? Deep inside, we’re afraid to lose them.
7. He fights for you
When a man truly loves your soul and heart, he’s prepared to turn the world upside down just to protect you. He’ll do everything in his power to protect his loved one at all costs, even if that involves him risking his life for you. He’ll stand by you, and stick up for you to anyone who threatens your well-being, regardless if it’s physical or emotional.
A man who is deeply in love with you will fight for you and will fight to keep you. Make sure to tell him how much you love him.
8. Treat your family and friends with respect
If we know that someone is important to you, by default, they become important to us. The reason is simple: you cherish family and friends, and the last thing we want is to hurt your feelings.
While we may not like one of your family members (see: “in-laws and husband”) or one of your catty friends, we’ll zip it because we know how much they mean to you.
Final thought: “Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.” ~ Emily Dickenson