25 Clear Signs He Wants A Relationship With You

You have been seeing this guy for quite a long time, and you both genuinely enjoy spending time with each other. Your conversations are effortless, and you feel comfortable in his company and with this partnership. When you both are so close and share a beautiful bond with a high compatibility level, you might wonder, ’does he want a relationship?’ Understanding a man’s intentions can be quite hard. You may want to ask him whether he wants a relationship directly, but you are worried that you would appear desperate and scare him away. Most men wait for the opportune moment to confess their feelings and devotion either because they are shy or looking for more positive signs. So how do you know if he has serious intentions for you and this union? Here we have come up with several telltale signs that a man wants a relationship with you. Read through this post to know more.

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25 Signs He Wants A Relationship

These signs are something you would notice early on in your friendship. However, if you do not see any signs, then try to talk to him before you get into unrequited love.

1. He is never busy for you and shows utmost dedication to you. A man who is serious about you will always be there for you. He could be busy with his work, but will prioritize you over everything else when you need him.

2. He makes you laugh. You may always be happy and cheerful when you are with him. He will make sure you are laughing and smiling all the time. You can sense that he genuinely wants to see you happy.

He will make sure you are laughing and smiling all the time

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3. He tries to know you. If your man is interested in you, he will want to know the real you, your likes and dislikes will interest him the most. He will ask you questions and want to know your opinions.

4. He respects you. A man looking for a long-term relationship will treat you as his equal and maintain fidelity. He will respect your opinion and will never force you into doing anything that goes against your views.

5. He shows interest in your family. When a man wants a relationship with you, he will want to get close to your family. He may ask you to share things about your family and also show interest in meeting them and giving them his affection and admiration. He will also come forward to help you in looking after them.

6. He is protective of you. If you find your man calling to find out if you have reached home safely, then he is genuinely interested in you. He may also be more alert while with you to ensure your safety.

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He puts his phone away when he is with you. He gives you undivided attention and doesn’t want his phone notifications to disturb him in any way.

7. He doesn’t mind splurging on you. He doesn’t mind spending a little extra to make your fantasies come true when he wants a relationship with you. He may also give expensive gifts, which are exclusively for you.

8. He wants everyone in his world to know you. If he feels “you are the one,” he wouldn’t hesitate to show you off to friends and family. In fact, he will make it a point to introduce you to everyone in his world, right from his parents, to his best friends, and even to his pets.

He will introduce you to everyone in his world

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9. He will not lust over you. Men who want a relationship with you will compliment you, but those compliments will be about your thoughts, opinions, or personality. They will ensure you are not just an infatuation to them. Writer Mario Davosir reminisces how prioritizing emotional attachment over physical attachments made her relationship better with his partner. He says, “I had always been in relationships where physical intimacy was more important to me than emotional intimacy. That caused me to be unhappy in my relationships. I realized, though, that if I focused on the emotional connection of my partner instead of just the physical connection, it would be much easier for him to let me know that he loved me (i).”

10. He doesn’t hide things from you. The basis for a strong relationship is mutual trust. If your man wants to be your life partner, then he will not hide things from you, and be comfortable talking about the most vulnerable topics with you, showing you how intense his attachment to you is and how much fondness and passion he has for you.

11. He apologizes. No matter how stubborn or hot-headed he might be, he will apologize to you, because he values your relationship more than his ego. He wouldn’t want to lose you over a silly fight.

12. He encourages you. If he wants a relationship with you, then a man will help you to become a better person; he will correct you, encourage you, and genuinely help you to move ahead in life.

13. He treats you special. When a guy is serious about you, he will treat you as someone special; he will go out of his way to make you comfortable and happy. If he is doing things straight out of a romance book that he normally doesn’t do for just anyone, then it is a sign you are important to him.

He would go out of his way to make you comfortable and happy

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14. He doesn’t flirt with other women and indulge in affairs. Another major sign that he wants a relationship with you is he doesn’t flirt or show interest in other women.  He will also cut contact with women who might be interested in him.

15. He talks about his future with you. If your guy talks about his future and also includes you in it, then that is a sign he wants a long-term relationship. He will even ask your opinion while making major decisions, like buying a car or a house.

16. He will try to impress your friends. A man who is interested in you would try to impress those that are important to you. He will want to make a good impression. He might also show interest in hanging out with them to get to know them better.

17. He keeps his word. Do you find your man sticking to his words? Then you might be special to him. A man who wants a relationship with you will always fulfill his promises because he wants to earn your trust. Also, he will never make a promise that he cannot keep.

18. He does not disappear. When a man wants a relationship with you, he won’t make you feel unwanted by ghosting you. He will always inform you if he is running late or when his phone is about to die. He won’t want you to second guess his love for you.

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Has he given you lots of cutesy nicknames? It could be a sign of his interest in a relationship with you.

19. He lets you into his inner sanctum. You will know things about him, which no one else knew. From silly childhood stories to personal issues, he will share his most intimate details with you. He may also let his guard down and share feelings and fears with you. He will also want to share his favorite things with you. For example, if he lets you drive his limited edition sports car, then boy! He seriously likes you.

He shares inner feelings with you

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20. Gives you freedom and space. In this relationship, you can be who you are. Your man will not restrict you or crowd you, and you need not think before sending a message or pretend to be something you are not. With him, life will be free of drama and stress.

21. He makes excuses to spend time with you. When a man really likes you, you need not guilt-trip or beg him to spend time with you; he will do it out of his own interest. He will arrange date nights and take you to fancy restaurants for dinners. He will not lose any opportunity to spend quality time with you.

22. He misses you. You are away for a month on a business trip, and when you meet him, you suddenly find him saying how much he missed you. This is a sign that a man is serious about you. He also may not have a clue until then, but when you were apart, he might have missed and thought about you every second.

23. He plans surprises. It could be a trip to Paris for your birthday or an expensive dress you had your eyes on, he surprises you by doing things you like. He will also enquire about your bucket list and plan to fulfill all of them.

He surprises you by doing things you like.

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24. He gets jealous. Does your man get jealous when you talk about your handsome neighbor or a funny friend? Then he might be serious about you. This jealousy would be cute and adorable and not possessive and overbearing.

25. Deep down, you would know it. No matter how many signs he might be showing, the most trustworthy sign would be your gut feeling. If deep down, you strongly feel he wants a relationship with you, then most of the time, it would be true. So, always trust your instincts.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long does it take for a guy to know that he wants to be exclusive?

All couples are different, and so are their relationships. Therefore, one cannot precisely say how much time a guy will need before he wants to be exclusive. He may need to meet you two to three times to make this decision, or he may take ten meetings to decide on this. The answer majorly depends on how much time you spend together, the depth of your communication, and how well you connect.

2. How do I get a guy to want me exclusive?

If you want a guy to show commitment to you exclusively, do not be hasty about your relationship. Let things be at their own pace, do not persuade him into an exclusive relationship when he is not prepared, and work on building a deeper connection. As you gradually build intimacy and share your desires and feelings openly, you will find that your partner will start wanting you exclusively.

3. How important is communication in determining whether a guy wants a relationship?

Healthy and consistent communication is vital for knowing if a guy desires a relationship with you. Communication helps you discern the thoughts and feelings of a person. It is also essential to eliminate all misunderstandings and false hopes. Thus, open communication removes the guesswork and makes it easy for you to make a decision.

4. What should I do if a guy says he’s not looking for anything serious?

Stay calm and respect his honesty instead of forcing your way or desires on him. However, communicate your expectations to help him have a clear understanding and make a decision. You must take time to reflect on the situation and prioritize your well-being but try not to restrict your options and be open to exploring new possibilities.

5. Should I be upfront about wanting a relationship from the beginning?

If you are confident about your feelings, you should be honest and disclose your intentions at the beginning. This will help prevent misunderstandings and heartbreaks. Furthermore, being upfront about wanting a relationship can also help you know the true intentions of the person you are dating and help you decide the next step.

6. How long is too long to date without commitment?

Deciding how long to date without commitment varies from person to person and relationship to relationship. However, both partners should be on the same page regarding what they want. They should talk openly about expectations and future plans. Some people may be okay with waiting a few months, while others might need more time. It is crucial to consider personal timelines, like age and life goals. Pay attention to any red flags, like avoiding discussions about commitment. If you and your partner are happy with how things are going, the time frame might not be a big deal. The key is to have honest conversations and respect each other’s feelings in the relationship.

When you start going out and date a man you like, you may be thinking, does he want a relationship or has no intentions of committing anytime soon. It can be tough to determine what a man could be thinking. Nonetheless, there could be specific hints that a man might show when he is ready for a long-term relationship with you. He may be protective of you, prioritize you over others, respect your opinions, be interested to know little details about you, and encourage you. These could be signs that a man is interested in a relationship. However, if he has not yet revealed his feelings, he could be waiting for the right time and settling a few things before popping the question.

Infographic: How To Know He Wants A Relationship With You?

You feel great to be around him, and he loves your company too, but you may wonder if he is only interested in a fling or is serious about starting a relationship with you. So, note the points in this infographic that mention the apparent signs that could indicate he wants to be in a relationship with you.

he wants to be in a relationship with you (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Key Pointers

  • A man who is never busy for you and always tries to know more about you positively shows that he’s interested in you.
  • He will support you and introduce you to his family and friends.
  • He will value your privacy and independence and goes out of his way to impress your friends and family.
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Image: Stable Diffusion/MomJunction Design Team


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Christina Kyranis

Christina KyranisCertified Relationship Coach

Christina Kyranis is a Certified Relationship Coach who helps single moms heal past trauma and toxic relationships. With over six years of experience, she creates an empowering and confident mindset to attract ideal partners. Her method involves empathetic listening, compassion, and gentle guidance toward one’s true self. She helps her clients find their ideal partners by identifying their core human...read full bio