Before you start calling yourself his girlfriend, make sure that he’s stepping up to the plate and showing that he’s really into you and on the same page. Otherwise, you might be holding out for absolutely nothing. If you don’t notice these things happening, those high hopes you have may soon be dashed:
1. NO TOPIC IS OFF-LIMITS FOR DISCUSSION.
A guy who’s serious about you isn’t afraid to talk about more serious things, like his goals, values, and what he wants his life to be like in future. This is a way for him to see where you’re at and to forge connections with you. Plus, if he mentions you as part of those future plans, you can pretty much count on the fact that he’s serious about you. If not, well… it’s not a good sign.
2. HE TELLS YOU EXACTLY HOW HE FEELS.
After a few dates, he should know what he wants from you, and he should start to show you as well as tell you how he feels. Basically, he should make it clear that he’s attracted to you and wants things to develop so you know you’re heading somewhere real, not a dead-end.
3. HE’S A TOTAL GENTLEMAN — AND NOT JUST BECAUSE HE WANTS TO GET LAID.
This isn’t about chivalry, but real, deep-seated respect. If he’s happy to let you set the pace of the relationship and goes out of his way to make sure you don’t feel pressured into doing anything you’re not ready for, you know you’ve got a good guy who’s trying to build something real with you. The best thing is when a guy shows how much he’s attracted to you while still being a gentleman because he doesn’t want to put you off.