Most men tend to be a bit gun-shy when it comes to saying that they care about a girl, and yes, the ladies tend to find that to be an incredibly annoying trait. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do to get a guy who is already dating us to come out of his shell too much more, except for being patient and understanding he actually cares about you.

The problem with this, of course, is that most girls tend to overlook the small signs that a guy cares about them. Wondering where you stand with him? Don’t. Here’s how to tell if a guy likes you and that you’re a really big deal to him.

1. Making Plans

If he makes a lot of plans with you, long-term or otherwise, he’s committed.


2. Respects You

If he treats you as his equal and doesn’t treat you like a slave, odds are he really cares about you.


3. Keeps Watch

He’s not clingy, but he’s always checking on you to see how you’re doing.


4. Selflessly loves you.

If he doesn’t constantly bring up all the nice stuff he does for you, that means he is doing it selflessly.


5. Honesty

If he cares about you, he’ll never hide things from you or lie.


6. Fighting Clean

If he “fights” or argues rationally then he might be a keeper/


7. Protective

Men who care about their partners try to keep them out of harms way.


8. He Agrees…But Not Too Much

It’s great if a guy agrees with you a lot, but just make sure it’s not too much: If he’s a yes-man, he might not actually be sincere.


9. Considers Your Plans.

No matter how much an event means to him, he will always ask you first about it, and never assume you’re free.


10. He Invests In You

By invest, I mean he always takes out time for you from his busy schedule. simple, but says a lot: If he gives you the time of day, he’s interested in you.

11. The “We” Word

He’ll say “we” when he’s talking, instead of “I” or “me.”


12. He Just Says It

And finally, and perhaps more importantly: If a guy loves you, then he’ll have no problem just coming out and saying it.