We often say things we don’t mean when we want someone to stay; we exaggerate our feelings in the form of promises to make them stay. Men, especially, often say a lot of huge promising crap that they fail to stand firm on in the future. That usually happens due to their lack of feelings for the woman because if a man in love makes a promise, he makes sure to keep his word even if it kills him.
We should know better than to fall prey to the sugar-coated words of a man and decide for ourselves if he is a man of his word or not. If he really loves you and wants you to stay around, he will do the following things no matter what it takes, as long as they are dedicated to your well-being provided you also do what is expected of you.
Keeps The Integrity of Promises:
Small promises like not sharing your secret with anybody or reaching the anniversary dinner on time might not seem like a big deal but they do say a lot about a man’s nature and dedication towards the relationship.
Huge promises like spending the whole life together and including you in the future plans are a whole other matter. Small promise-keeping is, in fact, something that will tell you if he is committed enough to be able to keep the huge promises.
Love is empty without interest.
If he is not interested in you and your happiness and contentment, he won’t work hard to keep a smile on your face by doing what he said he would do. So if he really is interested in you, he will know how to keep the integrity of promises.
No Fear of Commitment:
You will not see him sweat and fret when something about the future usually comes up regarding the two of you. He will play cool because he will know the value of the relationship he is in, even if he is not ready to commit.
That is a sign of good men: they talk and consider instead of freaking out about something there is nothing to freak out about. They know that not being ready to commit is not a bad thing but something to prepare themselves for and if not, there is always the option of asking for more time.
Fearing commitment and not being ready for it at the moment are two different things and there is no harm in the latter. So if he is a man of his word, he will tell you what is in his heart. –
Naturally Protects You:
It is a great sign of a guy being totally into you. He will take a stand for you when there is a need for it without hesitating at all because loving someone comes with taking pride in them.
Protecting you at times when you are not strong enough to hold your own guard up is what a man in love with you would naturally do. He will know your worth and value and watching someone insult you right in front of him will be an impossible thing to happen on his watch. If he does not do anything to stop such a scene, he does not love you.
We are not implying literally fighting’ for you as the ultimate way to protect you, no; ceasing fire in any way to keep you from hurting anymore is the purpose of protecting; to keep you safe and in spirits.
You’re His Top Priority:
As it is famously said that no one is too busy for anything, it is all about priorities; it is actually very true. If you think carefully, we are always ready to leave everything we are doing for something very special.
We are willing to reset our schedule when something we absolutely love comes up, don’t we? Therefore if a person is special enough for us, we would be willing to leave whatever else we are doing to give time to them.
Time is one of the most expensive gifts; if he gives it you almost all the time, he really loves you.
At times when he does not prioritize you and states legitimate reasons, it is your job to see the truth in them and stay calm because love is a two-way lane and he certainly cannot exist in both lanes.
Can Never Hurt You:
The man who loves you can never think about hurting you emotionally, let alone physically. He will go out of his way to make sure you are safe and sound in every way possible and when someone else hurts you, he will make sure they pay for it one way or another.
Love never comes with abuse; settling for it for any possible reason is foolish and living with it total insanity for a man who loves you could never as much as tickle you without you being okay with it.
He will also make sure to never hurt your feelings and emotions and will always be up for fixing you if you break. Men in love know it comes as a natural duty to make sure their loved one is unhurt and unharmed. Will Be Remorseful:
In case he ever unknowingly commits a mistake and hurts you unintentionally, he will be remorseful. That is a sign of a truthful and honest man. Owning up to your mistakes and accepting them in front of the person your hurt requires courage and integrity.
So, if he ever makes an unintentional mistake and is all for making up to it and apologizing for it, he is being a man of his word because characterless men never accept what they did wrong and are always up for playing the blame game.
First of all, a man in love will never do anything to hurt you but, as humans, we all make mistakes so if he does, he will be filled with remorse and would do anything to make up for his mistake. Mind you, it is his love for you that makes him feel guilty.
Tries To Impress You:
He is not just about lifting your mood up when you feel down and making mistakes and apologizing for them, he is about making you laugh when there is nothing to worry about too. A true lover would know of ways to keep the spark of the relationship alive; he will know what to and when to make you giggle like a kid. He will know your likes and weaknesses and just the right time to bring them up.
It is not about him having the perfect conversation skills; it is about him knowing you better than you know yourself. His love for you will be shown by the little things he would, sometimes by going out of his way, to make you smile.
You are blessed with the most blessed of blessings if your guy is a quick replier! Text messages really do not take too long to type and send unlike what lazy guys who are always looking for excuses say.
A man in love with you, a man of his word, will brighten up to see your text on his phone and will reply as quickly as possible even if someone is calling out his name constantly at the back. That is how love should be no matter how many years old; being obsessed with your lover never gets old.
Late replies can never be justified unless for very severe conditions, so if he is a quick replier and does not mind a nice kinky conversation with you every once in a while, he is really into you and is proud of it.
Punctual on Dates:
Such little details like being on dates on time and bringing flowers show excitement and concern and these two factors can only be seen if the guy is genuinely interested in you. No faker of feelings would do that. If he is punctual on dates and all the other occasions related to you or the relationship then it is a sign that he is genuinely interested in you and the relationship.
All these little signs show that all the sweet things he says are not just words and that he is willing to put them into action too. The little things tell you that if he is able to do what he says about such little matters, he might even be worth spending your whole life with.
Proud of You:
The man who wants to hide you and your relationship with him from people is not an honest man. He is probably in it for the fun part if he is not willing to show you off to the world as your girlfriend because that is what dishonest people do.
If he takes pride in you and is not afraid of telling people that he loves you, he really does. It takes truthfulness and honesty to accept love for someone in front of the world.
He won’t mind people’s teasing comments and spectators’ eyes because he would know that as long as the both of you have each other, no other person or problem can affect the relationship.
Your Opinion Matters:
Relationships are about sharing, be it food or opinions. If he understands this fact and always remembers to ask for your opinion on something that means a lot to him and also takes it into consideration, he actually thinks highly of you.
You are not some insignificant part of his life but a very important person whose opinion matters and his asking for it also shows that he is not afraid to express his fondness of you.
Don’t believe him when he says he loves you unless he shows you he loves you. Asking for your opinions and suggestions is a form of showing his love for you. Believe only his actions and then find meaning in his words.
Not Afraid To Open Up:
Every promise of his and every other act of love is useless if he is not ready to share his life with you. By life, we mean not just the present, but also the past and the future. The part of life that he has lived without you, if he thinks it is important to include you in it now that he has you, he really loves you.
Besides experiences, being true to someone also means sharing feelings with them. If something is worrying him and he is not hesitant about sharing it with you, he might not be afraid of sharing his life with you.
All these little things tell a man’s truthfulness. If he is really a man of his word, he will do all of them no matter what it takes.
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