Enjoy every stage of your relationship and take heart in the things he is ready to express, like these seven signs of true love.
1. He talks about your future together.
“When two people talk about a future together, it underscores a desire to be together,” says Orbuch. So if your boyfriend talks about where youll live in the future, or references future relationship milestones (moving in together, having kids…), you can safely bet there’s love involved. Joint futures are pretty tough to maintain without it.
2. He wants you to connect with his family and friends.
Things are looking good if your boyfriend brings you as a plus one and takes a regular interest in what your sisters are up to.
Why? Because this desire to develop a relationship with family and friends is a desire to deepen your connection, says Orbuch. Since families and friends know your boyfriend’s history, getting to know them means getting to know him. It’s a risky move on his part, considering you might not like everything you hear, but this just shows his trust in your love for each other.
3. He keeps his cool during disagreements.
Fights and arguments can bring out the worst in anyone, but Orbuch wants you to take notice when your boyfriend makes the effort to stay calm. This means he thinks your relationship is something worth working on, not fighting over.