Love on the screen and in romantic books makes us think that a man who sincerely loves a woman should always bring her huge amounts of flowers and jewelry, do crazy things, and save the world (at least once). But when we don’t receive such love signals, we get disappointed and feel that our man doesn’t love us. But is that really true? Or do men express their love in a different way?

We have gathered scientific facts that show sincere and real love more clearly than millions of flowers and hundreds of rescued kittens. If your man doesn’t always make a declaration of love but does the majority of these actions, you shouldn’t hesitate — he loves you.

8. He listens to you more than he speaks.

Majority of men do refuse to speak about themselves and their achievements. But this is not how a loving man operates. He listens to his beloved very attentively and asks questions because true love implies interest and empathy, even if a conversation isn’t deeply meaningful. And if a man isn’t interested in your affairs and refuses to listen to you but can discuss euro rates or types of spinning rods for hours, it’s time to think about your relationship.

7. He cares about your friends and family.

A loving man takes your family and friends into his heart because they’re a part of your life. He may not like them, and he may even disrespect them once in a while, but he’ll never forbid you from communicating with them. He’ll always be there if you need his help.

6. He never excludes you from a conversation or debate.

How often do you notice situations where women are excluded from a dispute (“Stay out of it. I can deal with it on my own.”)? A loving man will never say words like these. He treats his beloved as an equal person and will never offend her by not giving her the opportunity to express her opinion.

5. He’s always proud of your success and easily tells others about it.

Lots of men hate it when women achieve their goals in various spheres. Especially if they themselves have failed to succeed. But a loving man treats his beloved as a part of himself, and that’s why he’s always happy when she succeeds. He won’t hesitate to tell his friends all about it.

4. He’s thankful and always encourages you.

With a loving man, a woman feels special, important, and essential. This happens because she always hears words of gratitude, and that’s how she understands that her effort is appreciated. Even after years of marriage, a loving husband won’t take his wife and her actions for granted.

3. He makes concessions even when you don’t ask for them.

Each relationship is built on compromises: sometimes we have to waive somethings or even make a sacrifice. The difference is that in a relationship without love, it happens because of pressure from one of the partners. But a man who loves a woman is always ready to renounce his interests all for her.

2. He respects and accepts your opinion even if it differs from his own.

The position of “There are 2 opinions: my own and wrong!” isn’t about love. Even if a man is used to being stubborn and doesn’t accept the views of others, everything changes when he meets a woman he likes. He will be ready to understand and adopt her opinion — even if he disagrees.

1. You’re his priority.

A loving man always makes a decision in your favor. And not just because he likes to spend time with you but because he treats you as part of his future. A beloved woman is very close to a man in his mind, and he considers her interests as well.

And how do you interpret a man’s love? How do you understand whether a man really loves you or not? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Culled from Bright Side

Oluwole Olusanya
Oluwole Olusanya is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and entertainment website in the country. He is a banker, writer, blogger, public affairs analyst and a tax consultant. He anchors Trending Topics on SHEFFA where he shares his thoughts and opinions on trending issues. He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of South Wales, Wales, United Kingdom. He has diplomas in Banking and Finance, Investigative Journalism, Creative Writing, and Linguistics from Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, Lagos, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.