As women, we crave love and attention. We want to be loved, but more importantly we want to feel (and know without a doubt) that we are loved. This expectation often leads to feelings of disappointment when the men in our lives don't express their love in the ways we think they should. We want more words, more flowers, more dates or more time... In that search, but we often miss the small daily gestures of love he actively provides.
Here are 11 things he does that show just how much he loves you.
1. He takes care of your car
And you. He wants you to be safe everywhere you go and making sure the oil is changed regularly, the brakes aren't screeching and everything is in working order in the vehicle that takes you everywhere is him saying, "I love you and I want you to be safe."
2. He watches chick flicks with you
Men don't generally love watching chick flicks, but the man who loves you will let you pick the movie. He'll even sit by your side and wipe away your tears. He may spice up the flick with a few sarcastic remarks, but he is only human.
3. He gives you thoughtful gifts
Or at least he tries. Men are notoriously terrible gift givers, but it is not always for lack of effort. If he gives you lovely well-thought out gifts then he definitely thinks about you and loves you. At the same time, his adorably horrible practical gifts also scream love and care. The important part is to remember is he is trying and he definitely loves you.
4. He runs errands for and with you
If a man gives you his free time to run errands or accompany you to places he would rather never go, then he definitely values you above himself. You should love him for his willingness to go grocery shopping with you.
5. He is protective
You may think his outrageous concern for your safety and occasional jealousy is annoying, but he is only overprotective because he can't bear the thought of ever living without you. It's kind of cute when you think about it.
6. He asks for your advice
This means he trusts you and he actually cares about what you have to say. If he didn't genuinely want to know, he wouldn't ask.
7. He squeezes your hand
This is the simplest sign of love and affection, but it is also one of the most endearing. A slight hand squeeze during a tender moment means he is totally and completely 100 percent smitten.
8. He tries to help around the house
No one loves housework, but men have a particular aversion to leaving the TV in favor of tidying up. If he willingly puts forth effort around the house, that is his way of trying to anticipate and meet your needs. He may not do it perfectly, but he wishes he could; for you.
9. He introduces you to his friends and family
When he wants you to meet the most important people in his life, that is him trying to tell you, without words of course, that you are the most important person in his life. No matter what you think of his friends and family, know that he has brought you into his inner circle and he intends to keep you there forever.
10. He laughs at ALL of your jokes
Like, all of them. Even the ones that aren't funny. Even if you didn't tell a joke. If you smile and he laughs, then yeah, he loves you.
11. He can't take his eyes off you
When he constantly looks at you with that dreamy look of love in his eyes, he shouldn't have to say the words or bring you flowers. That look alone is proof enough of his unconditional love.
It may be frustrating to not hear him express his love, but just know that even if he doesn't always voice his emotions, he will always show them.