Love is an emotion that can have a jaded sense of humour: sometimes it plays fair; sometimes it abandons all rules. However, in some relationships, you can just feel that he loves you. But because love is an emotion, it has the ability to cloud your judgment. Still, there are some ways to tell if the love is in vain or if it is authentic.
He partakes in your favourite pastime even though he hates it. For example, he may hate to shop, but you, on the other hand, could live in a mall. To please you, he grits his teeth into a smile and goes shopping to make you happy.
He Makes You Feel Special
He makes you feel like you are the only one that matters by doing special things for you. According to Andre Cross, a relationship correspondent for the website Ask Men, when a man tries to romance you with things like soft music, candles or a massage, it is his way of showing you that he really cares.
He Cares About You
He asks how you are doing and genuinely cares about the answer.
You're a Priority
When you become a priority in his life instead of an option, he loves you. For example, he not only spends time with you when his friends are busy, but also makes you a priority in his life.
If he calls you often just to share that you are consuming his thoughts, he loves you. If a man is not into you, he's not going to be into calling you. The only reason a man won't take a few minutes to call you is if you are not on his mind, according to Greg Behrendt, the author of "He's Just Not That Into You."
You're Included in His Future
Everyone has a plan, so if you are included in that two- to five-year plan, he loves you. In addition, if he constantly makes statements like "When we buy our dream home," as opposed to "When I purchase my dream home," he sees you in his future.
You Are Not a Secret
He loves you if he has introduced you to his friends, parents and other family members. When a man shares your relationship with other people, it means he wants you to be a part of his entire life.
He Fixes Things
A loving man attempts to fix the problem when something is wrong. According to Steve Harvey, the author of "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man," if you approach your boyfriend with a "situation that is fixable" but he does not try to fix the problem, the man does not love you.
If your boyfriend drives 30 minutes to your home to dig you out of the snow bank a blizzard dumped on your car, without your even asking, he loves you.
His Eyes Tell You
A man may not tell you he loves you 10 times a day, but his actions might. If his eyes light up when you walk into the room or if he tries to quickly look away after you catch him staring at you, he loves you.