Unlike the rare ultra-sensitive male, men, and women display their love and affection differently. So, love can be confusing for a woman at times. That’s because the truth is that men and women think differently.

“Yesterday, he was the nicest guy in the world, and today he’s a complete jerk. I just don’t understand,” is a common, legitimate statement that is heard all too often from women.  Keep in mind, men are only human, so their emotions can go up and down too. It doesn’t mean they don’t love you.

The important part is that what a man says and does should align. That said, men exhibit a standard set of behaviors that demonstrate their love for a woman.

8 Behaviors Men Show When They’re With Their True Love


1. He listens to you (closely!).

Generally, women are much better listeners than men. This is not just a stereotype, it’s science, as revealed by a study done at Cambridge University.

The curious thing is that men will always intently focus on things of interest. So, when a man not only hears you but actively pays attention and intelligently responds – a skill called active listening – you can have confidence that he’s smitten.

2. He isn’t afraid to make a sacrifice.

Making personal sacrifices is much easier when doing it for a person we love. Men in love will feel tremendous discomfort at the thought of their woman being unhappy – especially if there’s something we can do about it.

As such, making sacrifices for your happiness is one way a man demonstrates his love for you. He will almost always put you first, even if it means changing his plans or stepping out of his comfort zone.

3. He shows vulnerability.

Men being men, they can be cautious about showing any behavior perceived by others as a weakness. In love, however, this deeply ingrained attitude often falls to the wayside – and they allow you to see their genuine emotions.

When a man is in love, he trusts you with his feelings and is far more comfortable and relaxed about revealing personal information about themselves. They begin to open up and let you in on their innermost feelings.

Vulnerability will make several appearances throughout a relationship – especially if you reciprocate. It will create a deeper, more meaningful bond.

4. He loves how you look, even on your “worst days”.

Remember how much effort a man puts into looking his best during those first dates? Of course. Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and men are no exception when meeting up with a potential partner.

Then there’s the actual relationship. As two people spend more time with each other, comfort levels build, and sometimes the need to impress declines sharply. This is not always true, but you can wander around in pajamas or comfy clothes. Despite the comfortability, he still thinks you look beautiful. It’s not the clothes or makeup you wear- your smile, your laugh and your personality that charms him.

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5. He’s proud of you (and isn’t afraid to show it).

In love, a real man isn’t shy about saying how proud he is of you.

Whether you’re a fantastic mother, a hard worker, or reaching your goals, you can rest assured that your efforts don’t go unnoticed. In fact, all of the admirable things a woman has done or is working towards brings a man a great amount of pride and joy. Even if you fall short, he is proud of your effort.

And… even if you’re both very competitive people, he’ll probably feel a bit less crushed following a swift defeat from his lady.

6. He fights for you.

When a man is truly in love, he will do anything to keep you. To him, there is no other option. There is only you. He loves you through your imperfections and wants to see you through your darkest times. Even when you going through a hard time and pushing him away, he pushes back with love.

Likewise, he will also literally fight for you. He will stand up for you if you’ve been wronged. Defend you, even when the whole world may seem against you. This is love.

7. He fights with you (yep, you read that right!). 

He will fight for you and fight with you. Yes, it seems paradoxical, but to avoid offending anyone – we’re not talking fights of the insult-throwing and drama-inducing variety. We’re certainly not talking about physical altercations.

That said, if a man loves you and is emotionally invested in his relationship, he will initiate a “fight”, an argument rather, to avoid losing you, even if that means fighting with the woman he loves. If a guy is fighting for this purpose, he wants to make things work. It’s a demonstration of commitment.

8. He treats your family and friends with respect.

If  a guy knows that someone is important to him, they become essential to him by default. The reason is simple: you cherish family and friends, and the last thing he wants is to hurt your feelings.

While he may not like every single one of your family members or maybe even one of your catty friends, he’ll zip it because he knows how much they mean to you.

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A man in love is best summed up by the following line from the famed poet, Emily Dickenson: “Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.”

On final note, we would love to hear from you. If you have a tip that we didn’t include here, let us know in the comments. Thanks!

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