In a world full of f*ckboys, men scared of commitment, and let’s be honest here… serious douche canoes, it’s hard to know who’s just playing a game and who is actually here to bat.
It can get hard finding that diamond in the rough in a world full of dating apps. Plus, who are we kidding — it’s a constant fight to be more than friends with benefits.
Here are some telltale signs that you have scored yourself a proverbial home run in the man department:
1. He texts you on a regular basis.
You heard that right! There are actually men out there who know how to use a cell phone for something other than swiping left or right! It doesn’t bother him to have a running conversation with you, or even check-in and ask how your day is going.
2. He makes plans with you and follows through with them.
I know, I know, I must be yanking your chain right? Again, NO — I’m really not! There are actually men out there who will even make the plans themselves.
3. He’s not afraid to communicate his issues and/or needs with you.
Even if he absolutely hates talking about his feelings, confrontation, or probably just verbalizing anything other than sports… he’ll do it. He knows it’s for the best and it’s what you both deserve so you can keep moving forward.
4. He does and/or says things just because he knows it makes you happy.
Whatever he can do to put a smile on your face is all that seems to matter to him. Even if it’s running to the store to grab ice cream and chocolate at midnight because aunt flow came to visit.
5. He’s an actual gentleman.
Not just holding the doors and pushing your chair in. He’s the one who doesn’t immediately try to get into your pants. Who actually wants to get to know the real you inside and out.
6. He freely offers information about himself.
He tells things to you without you having to ask. Whether he’s kicking it with the guys or he’s talking about his family and his past, he’s completely open about it. He wants you to know about him as much as he wants to know all about you.
7. He appreciates you and lets you know it, too.
He doesn’t take your presence for granted and is man enough to let you know it. Even if it’s just an I miss you, or good morning and good night text… he wants you to know he cares and he’s there for you.
8. He comes back to you… even after you’ve been a crazy psycho lady.
This one’s pretty self-explanatory. You’re a pain in the ass… but you are HIS pain in the ass.