41 Signs a Man is Falling Deeply in Love with You & He Can’t Help Himself

Men can be confusing creatures, especially when it comes to love. So, you probably want to know the signs he’s falling in love with you. 

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Sometimes, men can play mean mind games. Often, you come across someone who is charming and generous, but ultimately just wants to get into your pants. It’s confusing, and so of course, you want to know the signs that he is falling in love with you.

Sometimes a guy is thoughtful and charming, but he just wants to be friends. It’s hard to understand someone’s motives and feelings unless they tell you outright. But, understanding the signs he’s falling in love with you can help you to get a real handle on the situation. 

For the sake of our hearts *and our sanity*, it’s best to know who among these eligible guys has the best intentions and is worth the emotional investment. 

We’ve all been there – thought a guy was into you only to find out that he never wanted anything serious!

All of that heartache could have been saved by simply being able to accurately read the signs, and preferably having an honest conversation. 

Who said love was easy, right?

[Read: When a man falls in love – How men fall in love and the 7 stages]

Why do guys play mind games?

Guys, if you’re reading this, we certainly don’t mean that all guys do this. And, if you do it, it might not be with any ill intention. Maybe you don’t even realize what you’re doing. 

The thing is when you’re not sure how you feel about someone or you’re scared of commitment, it’s easy to send mixed signals. All that does is confuse them and make them either run away from you or become a little clingy as they try to work out what’s going on. 

It’s far simpler to just be honest. If you’re not looking for a serious relationship, just tell her. Maybe she’s not either and you can have some fun together. [Read: Guys who play mind games – How to recognize them and what to do about them]

If you’re wanting to take things slowly, explain. Just don’t leave her hanging and confused about what’s going on. Nothing good ever comes of that. 

Mind games can drive a girl crazy and it’s not going to endear her to you, put it that way. But, why do some guys resort to this? 

Fear of commitment, not really knowing what they want, and not being sure how to end it once it’s started, there are countless reasons. Just be open and honest, nothing bad ever comes of that. [Read: The tricky mind games men play that any girl can win]

What happens when a man falls in love? 

Men fall in love differently than women do. So, when a man falls in love, what is important in his life begins to change. Instead of watching a game and drinking beer with his buddies, he would rather spend time with the woman he is falling in love with. 

In addition, he starts noticing things in a different way as his feelings deepen for his partner. He starts to care more about her needs and wants than his own. He also starts to think about a “we” future instead of just a future on his own.

When does a man realize he fell in love? 

No offense to the men out there, but sometimes they can be a little clueless when it comes to emotions. And yes, that even means his own emotions too. He might not be very in touch with himself and how he feels. [Read: What do guys like about girls – 30 things men love and absolutely hate]

So, it might take him some time to realize that he’s falling in love with you. Here are some things that sort of “wake him up” to the fact that he’s wrapped around your little finger.

1. You are always on his mind

When a man is in love with you, he can’t stop thinking about you. Whenever he has a free moment to think, you are the first thing that comes to his mind. In fact, it’s even difficult for him to focus on other things because all he wants to do is think about you.

2. He feels alive

When a man is in love, he feels a deep passion not only for you but for life in general. He feels alive, and life seems brighter and happier to him.

Of course, it’s the rush of chemicals that his brain is producing that makes him feel that way. But he wouldn’t feel that way if it wasn’t for you! [Read: 20 Signs of being in love – have you been hit by Cupid’s arrow?]

3. He analyzes you

Believe it or not, girls aren’t the only ones who can overanalyze everything. Usually, men don’t do this because they don’t care enough to.

But if he is in love, he analyzes everything about his woman from her actions, her moves, her texts, and her intentions. The reason he does this is to try to figure out if you feel the same way he does.

4. His emotions are dependent on yours

If you’re feeling down, then it brings him down and he wants to make you happier. When you’re happy, then he’s happy. As the saying goes, “If momma’s not happy, then no one is happy.”

So, you have a big impact on his emotions if he’s in love with you. [Read: Fractionation seduction – what it is and how guys use emotions to seduce]

How long does it take for a man to fall in love?

Of course, everyone is different, so there is no “typical” amount of time it takes for someone to fall in love. One person might fall in love within minutes or hours, while for other people, it might take years.

But there have been researchers who have tried to pinpoint the timeframe as best as they can. The general consensus from many studies is that it takes males approximately 97 days to consider sharing their feeling with their partners. And believe it or not, it takes women longer to confess their feelings – about 139 days.

So, it seems that it takes most men at least a few months to fall in love – and to profess it to their partner. [Read: Have you ever wondered what falling in love feels like?]

Difference between men and women in terms of falling in love

As everyone knows, men and women are different. And the way they fall in love is different too. So, what are the differences between how a man and woman fall in love? Here are some of the highlights.

1. Men experience feelings of love faster

As we just discussed, it takes men a shorter amount of time to fall in love. This could be due to the fact that they are more impulsive, and women are more cautious. 

It makes sense from a biological point of view. Women have to carry and birth babies, so they want to make sure the man is “father material” on a subconscious level. [Read: Do I love her? 43 signs you’re slowly but surely falling in love with a girl]

2. Men say “I love you” first more often

If a man is in love with a woman, he doesn’t want to lose her. And he knows that she wants to know how he feels. 

So, in order to please her and keep her around, men tend to take the lead and say “I love you” before the woman does. 

3. Women say “I love you” more often

Once a couple has been together for a while and has already told each other that they love each other, then women tend to say it more often. That is probably because those words mean more to women than to men. [Read: How soon is it too soon to say “I love you” and why it sucks to say it early]

They might take it more seriously, too. Women see it as a romantic gesture, while a lot of men don’t.

4. Men are very visual when it comes to falling in love

Men usually don’t fall in love with women who they don’t find sexually attractive. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to not place physical attractiveness as high of a priority as men do. 

Men can be “in love from afar” more than women. That’s because it takes emotional bonding with someone for women to fall in love. [Read: Why do men look at other women? 21 honest reasons you MUST know]

5. Men can confuse love and lust

So, because men are more visual, they get caught up in lust more than women do. Sometimes, they think they might be in love when all they really are in lust. It’s difficult for them to separate the two, and for women, it’s less of a problem to see the difference.

Surefire signs he’s falling in love with you slowly

Lots of people keep their cards close to their chest at the beginning of a relationship, afraid they will get hurt or look foolish if they fall for someone, only to find out that the other person just doesn’t feel the same way. 

This can be particularly true of guys who are more likely to hide their emotions and not say what they truly feel in case they look stupid or are told they simply move too fast.

So, if you are falling for a guy and want to know if the feeling is mutual, then check out these 41 signs he is falling in love with you. [Read: How to read mixed signals from a guy and turn it into love]

1. He’s super eager to please

A man who is head-over-heels in love with you will go out of his way to please you or impress you. 

Even if he’s on his way home after a tiring day at work, he will literally go out of his way to be at your beck and call. That’s how badly he wants to make you happy.

2. He’s blowing up your phone

Did he used to play it oh-so-cool when replying to your text messages or calling you back? Now has something changed? [Read: 14 signs he’s genuinely interested in being with you]

If suddenly you hear from him way more, and he takes the lead suggesting dates and meet-ups, or simply just checks in to see ‘how you are’ even though he only saw you two hours ago, then that is a great sign.

Not only that, but he talks to you on the phone at length – to the extent that your phones and ears are burning hot, but you can’t put your phone down. It’s also likely that he listens to you and replies with the best responses to your stories and rants. 

He doesn’t even mind that he has an important meeting tomorrow. He’d rather talk to you than sleep. [Read: How guys text when they like you]

If he’s doing all of this, then it sounds like he may be one smitten kitten!

3. He has a pet name for you and doesn’t mind using it 

He has a cute name that he only uses for you. It’s nothing like “babe” or “sweetie,” but something more original. Amazingly, it describes you to a T—and you love it. He also uses it regularly. 

That doesn’t mean he’ll shout it across the restaurant when you go to the bathroom, but he will drop it into a conversation. [Read: How to pick the right kind of pet name based on someone’s personality]

4. He listens and remembers small details – one of the major signs he’s falling in love with you

He remembers what you said about this movie or that restaurant, and he says it back to you—verbatim—as if it’s the greatest idea he’s ever heard. 

Basically, he’s paying attention and it’s one of the signs he’s falling in love with you. 

5. He remembers what you wore

He remembers what you wore last New Year’s Eve, and he isn’t short on compliments to pay you about how you looked that night. Maybe he also remembers what you wore when you first met. 

If you’re lucky, he might even buy you a purse to go with your little black dress. In that case, if he’s not gay, he’s definitely into you. [Read: 18 body language cues guys give away when they’re falling for a girl]

6. He just wants to talk to you 

He makes up all these excuses to talk to you, whether on the phone, on social media, via FaceTime or text, or any other way he can possibly think of. If he’s your office mate, he may even drop by your cubicle, just to say mundane things and be close to you.

7. He calls to say he’s thinking of you

It’s not just a booty call. He can’t sleep, so he calls you up, just to see if you’re still awake. Him calling you at odd hours can mean that he’s thinking of you that very moment—and not that he wants to get into your pants. 

He tells you he’s thinking about you? Bonus points and definitely one of the big signs he’s falling in love with you. 

8. He’s chivalrous

Chivalry isn’t dead when he’s around you, and that’s one of the signs he’s falling in love with you. He opens doors for you, pulls you up a chair, and acts old-school gentlemanly for you.

Even in a crowd, he is the one who makes sure you are comfortable and okay. [Read: How to be a gentleman – 15 ways to win her over with your charm]

9. His face lights up when he sees you

Whenever he sees you, his face lights up like a child in a candy store. It’s so obvious that even friends—and strangers, like the barista—notice.

10. He’s omnipresent

He sees everything you do—maybe you dropped your book, and he’s immediately there to pick it up for you, or he sees you struggling to open the door, and is right by your side to give you a hand. 

He sees all your little quirks and he adores every one of them. In fact, he knows you so well from just looking at you *a lot* that he can tell if you’re upset, tired, angry, or restless, just by the way you purse your lips or raise your eyebrow. [Read: Is he attracted to you? 16 giveaways he just can’t hide]

11. He buys you small, meaningful gifts

He finds a reason to give you something to brighten up your day, even if it means getting you a morning latte in time for your big presentation. 

Maybe he gets you gifts for no reason; like he came back from a trip and got you a souvenir, or he just “dropped by” this store and found something he thought you’d like. He keeps this up, and he might be buying you a diamond ring soon!

12. He often offers to take you out

He offers to take you out to dinner or a movie to watch this flick he knows you love. He’ll probably find a reason to take you out, even for a walk in the park. [Read: 21 signs you’re falling in love with the guy too!]

13. He acts like Mr. Protective

He holds your hand to guide you through a crowded bar. Maybe he calls you to make sure you got home safe. He gives you his jacket so you don’t get cold. 

It’s like you have your very own superhero, and you know you can count on him anytime.

14. He introduces you to his friends 

A guy’s friends are a precious thing. If he feels ready to introduce you to his buddies, it must mean he is pretty serious about you and wants to fully involve you in his life. [Read: 25 signs your guy friend is falling for you even if he’s hiding it]

And not only have you met his friends, but they also take you seriously. They don’t make green jokes around you, and better yet, they don’t make jokes about you in front of you. 

It’s like they have this sort of reverence when you’re with them, and it’s probably because your guy has already briefed his amigos.

Take this as a very good sign that he’s falling in love with you – indeed!

15. He’s genuinely interested in what you have to say 

It doesn’t matter if you talk to him over the phone for hours, or just yak the hours away, discussing how your boss is the evilest person on earth—he listens.

He pays attention. It’s like everything that comes out of your mouth is precious and interesting. [Read: 25 signs he really loves you even if he doesn’t say it out loud]

16. Your goodbyes are always long

You know when the conversation’s over and he seems like he just can’t bring himself to say goodbye? 

Whether on the phone, through messaging, or in person, he stretches your time together as much as possible, peppering goodbyes with more versions of goodbyes. It’s certainly one of the signs he’s falling in love with you!

17. He talks about “we”

A guy who starts saying “we”instead of “I” is definitely hooked. He thinks about you whenever he thinks about himself. If someone invites him for an event, you are automatically invited. He doesn’t think about going anywhere without you.

18. He makes future plans

This is one of the major signs he’s falling in love with you. He makes plans with you that are 3 to 6 months into the future.

This means he can see you together in the long run, and he makes sure that actually happens. For sure, that’s one of the major signs he’s falling in love with you. [Read: 14 undeniable signs he wants to spend his life with you]

19. He doesn’t mind the odd PDA

He isn’t afraid to show his affection, even just by holding hands. This gesture speaks a lot about how deeply into you this guy is. 

Holding your hand while you’re out in public is him telling the world that he’s taken and you’re his.

20. You just know when you see the signs he’s falling in love with you

There’s something about women’s intuition that can tell you a lot about the world around you in just a split second. The same can be said for your guy. If he truly is falling in love with you, you will just know it. [Read: 33 traits and signs that make a guy a really good boyfriend]

If your guy matches the signs above, you’re in luck! You’ve found yourself a keeper—someone who’s so head over heels in love with you, that he’ll do anything and everything to make you happy and feel appreciated. 

You are the apple of his eye, and how you handle things from here can make the difference between being a friend, a girlfriend, or a wife – it’s up to the two of you what happens next and what you both want. [Read: How to listen to your gut and give strength to your inner voice]

21. He sticks up for you

He won’t listen to anyone talking about you behind your back, or in front of your face. He’ll not only be protective like we said before, but he’ll back you up and fight your corner. If he hears someone talking trash about you, they better be able to explain themselves!

22. He’s seriously showing signs he’s falling in love with you if there’s talk of meeting the family 

Maybe you’ve already met them, but even a conversation about meeting the parents shows that he’s seriously into you. A guy doesn’t introduce you to his family unless he can see you being something longer-term. 

It’s just not something most guys even entertain. So, if there’s even a small conversation about this, that is great! [Read: How to not screw up when you meet the parents for the first time]

Introducing you to his parents demonstrates he is really ready to commit and is one of the biggest signs a man is falling in love with you.

23. He asks to meet your family 

If he pushes you to introduce him to your family, he tries to show you how serious he is about you and wants them to love him just as much as he loves you!

24. He makes loads of effort with your friends

He knows that if he gets your friends on his side then he is golden. Where if they don’t like him, he has his work cut out for him.

If he makes a ton of effort with all your friends he wants to not only get their support, but also show you how much he cares. [Read: Does he love me? 37 signs he’s past like and totally in love with you]

25. He drops around

You might think it’s super cute or a bit invasive, but if he suddenly starts dropping around your apartment because he was ‘in the neighborhood’ or pops by your place of work to see if, on the off chance, you are free for lunch, he is obviously desperate to see you. He just can’t wait until your next date!

26. He holds your gaze

If he keeps simply looking into your eyes and is not able to tear himself away, he might be gearing up to tell you something big! He clearly just wants to look into your eyes all day and wants to form a proper connection with you so you feel it too!

27. He gets tongue-tied.

If he suddenly starts to get super nervous around you, stuttering, being shy, breaking out into a sweat, it’s probably because he realized he is falling for you and feels pretty unsettled by it! [Read: 10 super subtle gestures that reveals someone’s into you]

28. He hates it when you talk about your exes

Does he get a bit jealous or moody if you ever mention your ex or someone else who has a crush on you, even in the most innocent of contexts? 

Probably because he is falling in love with you. Now the idea that you were with anyone else before him becomes a bit unbearable! [Read: Is your past rousing your lover’s jealousy?]

29. He gets nervous around you

Has he started acting shy or a bit strange? If he used to be super confident and his behavior changed, he might be mustering up the courage to tell you he loves you.

30. He does a grand gesture

Sometimes a grand romantic gesture is a guy’s way of telling you he loves you when he is too nervous to get the words out. If he does something super romantic for you, he tries to let his actions speak for themselves.

31. He’s super thoughtful

Has he suddenly become all kind and caring? Acting like a true gentleman or making cute and thoughtful gestures all the time? If so, it could be a sign that he fell for you hard. [Read: 12 science-backed clues to know if a guy likes you for sure]

32. He can’t stop talking about you

Every time you meet someone he knows, do they say, ‘Oh yes, I’ve heard a lot about you!’ If so it’s because he’s clearly smitten and tells anyone and everyone who will listen!

33. He goes hot then cold

While this could be a sign of many things, including your relationship taking a turn for the worse, if your guy starts blowing hot and cold, don’t despair just yet! It could still be one of these subtle signs a man is falling in love with you.

Perhaps, it could be that he is falling for you and struggles to deal with his emotions, or he’s scared you don’t feel the same way and is trying to protect himself from getting hurt. [Read: 10 reasons a guy could be ignoring you]

34. He lets you make all the decisions

A sappy movie? Sure! Vegan sushi for dinner? Why not? If he is suddenly okay with whatever you want to do he shows you how much you mean to him, and that he would do anything for you!

35. He’ll go shopping with you for hours *and not complain*

If your man is okay with being dragged around the shops for hours on end without so much as a peep of annoyance—that’s got to be true love, hasn’t it?!

36. He keeps telling you how special you are

If he always lets you know how special you are, it’s because he really doesn’t think he’s met a girl like you or felt this way before. He’s definitely fallen for you and trying to let you know just that! [Read: How to tell if a guy is just playing you: 12 clues he’s just using you]

37. He laughs when you laugh

Whether you’re telling a stupid joke or watching your favorite comedy, he loves it when you laugh. And he laughs along with you. It makes him happy to see you so happy. When a guy wants to see the joy on your face, then that’s a sign that he’s in love with you.

38. Sex has gone beyond just being a physical activity

Guys can separate sex and emotions a lot easier than girls can. So, if you get the feeling that he’s having sex with you not just because he thinks you’re hot and it feels good, then he might be falling in love with you. You’ll know it because it will feel more like making love than just animalistic sex.

39. He does what he can to make your life easier even without you asking

If you’re working late and don’t have the time to go to the grocery store, he’ll offer to do it for you. Or if you have a case of the flu, he will make you chicken soup and do your errands. You don’t even have to ask him – he just instinctively wants to do it all for you. [Read: Does he truly love you? 20 signs to read his mind]

40. He embraces your flaws

No one is perfect, and most people don’t look like supermodels. But he doesn’t care. He loves your crooked little smile and that you’re a bad cook. In fact, he finds everything about you charming, even the thing you don’t like about yourself.

41. He tells you! 

Let’s face it, some guys are just more straightforward. If he tells you he loves you, then believe him! It’s as simple as that!

[Read: 25 signs he really loves you even if he doesn’t say it out loud]

Every man is different, but if he exhibits some or all of these signs he is falling in love with you, it’s a pretty good indication the feeling is mutual. It will only be a matter of time until you are on the receiving end of those three little words you’ve been dying to hear!

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