Love. The definition is much-debated, and the reality varies, depending upon where you are in your relationship. For example, love when you're walking down the aisle to exchange your "I Dos" is pretty different from the love you share when you're celebrating your hard-won, 50-year anniversary. The thing is, many of us aren't even close to the proposal phase, let alone wedding or golden anniversary. What we want to know is: Does he like me? Does he really like me? Here's how to tell he's smitten.
1. He talks you up to all his friends. If you're meeting his friends for the first time and they already know your entire life history—not to mention your favorite movie, ice cream flavor and guilty pleasure song—chances are he's hooked on you, and has probably been suffering major harassment at the hands of his buddies in the name of love. (Yeah, he's totally whipped.) Are Whipped Men The New Bad Boys?
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2. He enjoys doing the most inane activities with you. Doing laundry together. Running errands. Napping. Shoe shopping. Congratulations, you're the most boring couple ever. (Kidding!) But when he acts like the most mundane, everyday activities are confetti-filled barrels of fun—because you're doing them together—there's definitely something there.
3. He'd rather talk to you than watch the latest episode of 24... at least for now. If he shuts down his Blackberry, Xbox or most recently scheduled World of Warcraft raid so that he can give you his undivided attention, don't doubt his devotion. Most women would kill to command that sort of attention at later points in their relationships. 5 Reasons Jack Bauer Would Make A Terrible Husband
5. He misses you. Always. He texts and/or emails regularly to say that he was "thinking about you," or "just wanted to say hi." Even a "hey, what's up?" speaks to the depths of the pain he feels when you're not around. And if he can't let a day go by without a phone chat? You're gonna have a tough time getting rid of this one.
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