Although it rarely looks like it, men can be as reflective as women when it comes to falling in love and choosing who to settle down with. No doubt, some guys are lucky to find their lifelong partner after dating just one person. But others may need to date multiple ladies to find the right match. Different men may interpret when they have met ‘the one’ differently depending on the criteria they have set. But some things may apply in a general sense and we have outlined them for you.
10 Ways Guys Know When They’ve Met ‘The One’
1. When his girl introduces him to her family
Most women avoid introducing their guys to their family or friends because they are not sure they have something serious going on. However, when a lady is comfortable introducing any man to her family, it may be a signal for guys to know that they have met ‘the one.’
2. When their women treat other people well
Most men like to show off their women. Physical outlook is a factor but their women’s ability to be courteous is also another factor. For most guys, it is not just about the relationship they share with their women. It is also about how their women relate with their circle.
3. Willingness to compromise
Every relationship tends to experience setbacks as a result of conflict. In the middle of that, guys will know if they have met the right person and if their woman is willing to face the issues and not chicken out. Guys will also appreciate when their women are willing to compromise and arrive at a middle ground.
4. She is not judgemental
When a woman is judgemental, it has a way of stepping on the ego of any guy. Don’t get it wrong. There are better ways to be critical and men love women who will correct them responsibly and not judge them.
5. If she knows the right way to help
Some guys think they have everything figured out and under control. As such, it is not every kind of help they appreciate. A sensitive woman would study her man and know the right way to come in and help her guy whether or not he asks. When this happens, he believes that he has found the one.
6. When she knows her worth
Most guys appreciate women who know their worth. Women with a strong sense of self-respect and esteem. A woman who knows her flaws and grasps every opportunity to grow. However, this must not be mistaken for pride.
7. She owns up to her mistakes
It is not a weakness to own up to one’s mistake. Instead of arguing back and forth, guys will love a woman who will own up when she is wrong and politely apologize. This virtue makes them feel they have found the one.
8. When her physical appearance is appealing
I know this can be contested. But hey, who does know that most men are moved by what they see? You cannot fault any man when he uses physical appearance as a yardstick to know he has finally met ‘the one.’ Moreover, a guy also considers the mental and emotional connection to know if you are the one.
9. If she demonstrates affection
This may not necessarily require that you do a lot. Greet him with an embrace or kiss, hold his hands when he least expects it, get him sports tickets, buy him his favorite fragrance or snack and the list goes on. This guy will believe that he has found that special person in you.
10. She gives him his space
Guys need some time off almost every day just to be by themselves. Yes, you love him and always want to be around him. That’s sweet but it can also be a problem. Know when he needs to be alone and try to give him that space.
Things Guys Do To Confirm They Have Found ‘The One’
1. He plans for the future with you in the picture
He may not have proposed yet. But the line of your conversation can go a long way to let you know if he is willing to share his future with you. Take a look at his long-term goals and see whether you fit in. If yes, then you are the one.
2. He encourages you to be better
When your partner is sure you are the one, they will encourage you to be better. He will always be the first to advise you and give you useful suggestions on how to be better.
3. He matches his words with action
It is said that talk is cheap. But not to people that do matter. If a guy believes you are the one, he will always want to match his actions with words. In essence, he will not take you for a joke.
4. He shares deep secrets with you
Men are generally thought to be hard and secretive. They also hardly divulge important information with women, especially because relationships come and go. But when a man is committed to sharing something deep with you, it may be an indication that you are the one.
5. He Lets you meet your friends and family
If a man believes he has met his soul mate, he will be very comfortable introducing her to his family and friends. Many guys are careful about their family’s perception of the woman they are involved with. They will only go the length of making you meet the people that matter to them when they are sure of your place in their lives.
6. He supports your dreams
When a guy is sure he has met the right one, he will be willing to go out of his way to support your dreams and aspirations. This is because he sees you in his future and is ready to do whatever it takes to make you feel fulfilled.
7. When he respects you
Respect is a crucial element when it comes to any relationship. When a guy respects his partner’s views, beliefs, and even boundaries, it’s an indication that she is the one.
8. When he remembers your special dates and events
Birthdays and anniversaries will top this list. Most men who feel they have found the one will do their best to remember your special moments. However, some guys have a bad thing with forgetting. As such, you may not exclusively use this to conclude he does not take you seriously.
9. He helps with chores
The beauty may not necessarily be in the action but the intention. When a man decides to help you out with little stuff like chores, it may be that he thinks he has found the one.
10. When he protects you
A man who protects and makes his woman feel safe will do that at all costs. He will lose his comfort to ensure you are protected by every means.