1. He Wants You to Think You’re Awesome
It’s not enough that he things you’re a beautiful and awesome creature, he wants to be sure you think that about yourself, too. One of the signs that he will never stop loving you is that he not only offers words of assurance, but can sense when you’re feeling a little down on yourself. Bad hair day? He’ll compliment you on your hair. Feeling a bit pudgy? He’ll tell you he’s always loved your figure. He’ll try to make you feel beautiful both inside and out.
2. He’s Fully Committed through Good Times and Bad
It’s easy to be there when things are going great. It’s a little harder when the road becomes rocky. When the going gets tough his first thought is how you will stick it out together, he won’t be looking for the exit. He won’t run after a little fight, and if he’s in a bad mood he won’t take it out on those close to him. He understands just how important his relationship with you is, and he won’t let anything get in the way of keeping it.
3. Not Only is He Smart, but He’s Wise
Smart people know a lot of things. Wise people know how to use that information. He can see things objectively and is able to give you pretty good advice and just about any situation you’re facing. He’s able to put himself in your shoes and see things from your perspective, and he won’t blow you off with some half-hearted cliché he thinks you want to hear. If you have children he’ll probably be a great source of wisdom for them too.
4. He Faces Problems
At the first sign of trouble many men are looking for an exit. Not this guy. He faces problems head on and looks for reasonable solutions. He doesn’t bottle things up - if something is bothering him in the relationship, he brings it up carefully and respectfully so that you don’t feel attacked and will want to work with him towards a solution.
He’s comfortable talking about issues and tries to look for the underlying problems instead of the symptoms. He understands that even major problems don’t have to define your relationship if you can work through them together.
5. He Doesn’t Forget the Little Things
He knows you care about certain things, such as the dishes being done or the trash taken out. This doesn’t bother him, because these are little things that make you happy. Maybe when he was living alone a sink overflowing with dishes didn’t bother him, but he’ll take time away from things he enjoys doing to be sure the clothes make it to the wash and the dishwasher gets emptied because not doing those things stresses you out. He’ll let you choose the music for your road trip, and he won’t watch a movie without you by his side munching on your favorite popcorn.
6. He Shrugs off Your Mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes; he doesn’t hold yours against you. If you said something to offend him, even if it stings a little, he’s pretty sure you didn’t mean it that way and laughs it off. If you let him down, he won’t hold it against you, like that time you stayed late at work when he had a nice dinner ready for you. That doesn’t mean he’s not sensitive, it just means he’ll never make you feel bad for unintentionally hurting his feelings.
7. Your Problems Are His Problems
He doesn’t like it when something’s bothering you, and if it’s bothering you it bothers him too. He’ll try to figure out ways to solve the problem with the least amount of pain. It’s doesn’t bother him to lose sleep over your problems, but it does bother him when you’ve got a problem he can’t help you with. When this happens, he’ll do what he can to stand by your side no matter what.