For years in society, men have been conditioned to hide their feelings. Rather than communicate their joy or sadness, men are taught to keep it inside and tend to show love without saying it. Alternatively, women are typically great about sharing their feelings with the ones they love.
Social conditioning has made it difficult to know how to differentiate if a man simply likes you, or if he has fallen in love with you. So how a man shows love without saying it may be what you want to find out.
Well, men show love differently than women and typically use nonverbal communication and different types of subtle body language.
The main question is, how do you know if someone loves you without saying it? Here are a few ways that a man shows love without a word.
1. He listens to you
The most important sign to tell you that a man loves you is if he listens. Even if he does not say much in your relationship, the fact that he listens is incredibly important. He might also lean in while you are speaking, which will show you he is listening intently. This is one of the main signs he loves you without saying it.
2. He communicates with you throughout the day
Some men have busy jobs, or school, and may not be able to text or call all day. Most people do have the time to send a quick text or check-in, and this is a sign that he loves you. Especially when he checks in on you randomly, it means he’s thinking of you.
3. He opens up to you
In relationships, communication can be very difficult. Despite this, it is one of the most important aspects of a relationship. Typically men are not as quick to open up as women are. If he communicates with you and opens up to you, it usually means he loves you.
4. He does things specifically to make you happy
Although it would make sense that you should always want to make your friends or partner happy, it can be different when in love. If your man specifically goes out of his way to give you the last bite of ice cream, offers to help you move, or goes to visit your parents instead of seeing his friends, it shows he loves and cares about you.
5. He calls you when something important happens
When something exciting happens in our lives we usually want to share it with someone close to us. If you always receive a call when something important or monumental happens in his life, it is safe to say he loves you.
6. He can’t help but touch you
Touch does not always have to be related to sexual touching. Touch can also be related simply with hand-holding, touching your face, or brushing your cheek. When a man is in love he will show it by maintaining physical contact no matter what the situation is.
7. He wants to spend multiple days with you
How do you tell if a guy is falling in love with you? There are a few very obvious questions to ask yourself:
Does he want you to spend the night and then grab breakfast?
Followed by lunch and dinner…only to do it all over again?
Does he ask you to come shopping with him or perform other daily activities?
Sometimes the act of doing simple tasks together just means he wants to spend time with you. This will signify you are definitely more than just hookup partners, and he is possibly falling in love with you.
8. He puts effort into your gifts
Gifts do not need to be expensive to be thoughtful. If he gets you a gift “just because,” or puts an obvious amount of thought into your Christmas gift, it shows he cares. Extra points for if he picks the perfect gift that he would only pick if he knew you well. This shows he pays attention.
9. He talks about the future with you
If you notice him planning events far into the future without skipping a beat, it means he sees a future together. Especially if he brings up your wedding or possible children.
10. He misses you
Whether you are at work all day, or you went away for a girl’s weekend, he will make it known that he misses you. Instead of wondering if he misses you, he will tell you because he just can’t hold it in!
11. He supports your interests
Having a supportive partner is very important, even if you enjoy an odd hobby such as taxidermy. Regardless of if your favorite hobby is taxidermy or video games, instead of blowing them off, if he is showing interest then he definitely loves you.
12. He wants you to meet his friends…
…and continuously brings you around them.
Your man should want to bring you around his friends. Especially after the initial meeting. If you are continually asked to hang out with them, it means he doesn’t want to choose between you and his friends.
13. He introduces you to his family
How do you know if a guy loves you without saying it? He takes you home to meet the family!
It means something when a guy thinks you are special enough to “bring home to mom.” It means that he wants his family’s approval, and for them to meet you.
14. He tells you that you look better without makeup
Although this is not necessary to show that he loves you if a man tells you that you look better without makeup, usually it means they love your true essence.
This also means that you don’t always have to look your best to impress him. Especially if he tells you that you are beautiful when you are sick or crying, it means he loves you regardless.
15. When he kisses you, you know he means it
Giving someone a “hello” kiss is nice, but there is a huge difference between this type of kiss and a passionate kiss. When a man loves you, you will feel the kiss throughout your entire body. The intention behind the kiss will be obvious…a deep and passionate love.
16. He doesn’t judge you
You should be able to feel comfortable telling him about everything in your life. All of your mistakes, your past, pitfalls, and triumphs. He should never judge you, and this will show his love. Loving you means accepting the good and the bad without judgment.
17. He asks questions and waits for the answer
Another sign that he loves you is if he asks you questions with the intention of actually wanting the answer. There are many people that might ask questions because they think they should. Listening and caring about the answer means he is actually interested in you and your life.
18. He talks about you when you aren’t around
If you happen to hear from his friends that he is talking about you when you aren’t around, then this is definitely a good thing. Whether he is bragging about you or telling a story, this is a sign that he can’t get you off his mind.
19. You bring out the best in each other
If you find that you are growing as a person and always wanting to make him proud, this is a great thing! If you find that he also seems to try to make you happy and be a good person, then you are bringing the best out in each other. This is a major sign of being in love.
20. He makes you a priority
If you really needed your man would he be there for you? Some people say that they love you and would “take a bullet for you” but do not always follow it up with actions.
If he would drop everything to help you dig your car out of the snow, or tells his friends he needs to reschedule when you are having a bad day, then he is making you a priority. This is an answer for the question: How does a man act when he’s falling in love?
Trust your gut
Most of the time your women’s intuition will tell you if your man loves you or not. Simply be aware, look for the signs, and eventually, it will become clear.