When a guy likes you, you know it, you don’t have to wonder. He thinks of you romantically and buys you romantic things. Flowers, poems, jewelry. It’s not about the money, but the amount of thought and romance he puts into things. He might even make you something by hand. He asks you out in advance. You are not a last-minute thought. You are on his mind a lot. Sure, he may try to see you spontaneously. But he also plans things out in advance and asks you out ahead of time. He pays for dates. It’s not about the money, but when a man is in love, he wants to take care of you, and impress you. He wants to court you properly. He wants to feed you.
He loves you unconditionally and overlooks your flaws. He doesn’t keep harping on you to change. He’s happy with you the way you are.
A real man will take the lead. He will ask you out on dates, and ask for your hand in marriage. He navigates the ship, and moves it along. He may be a little cautious, but he will always figure out how to move the relationship to the next step, without prodding from you. He knows early on if you are the one, and has a grand plan, even if he doesn’t tell you. From the first time he takes you out or a date, he’s thinking of how to impress you and make you happy. He will usually have a plan for where to eat, and where to take you after the date to prolong it. He’s thinking of where he might take you to propose some day. He’s always thinking about you and how to move things forward.