After being friends for awhile, my now-husband and I began dating about six years ago after being friends for awhile and it took me no time at all to realize that he was the one for me. In case you’re wondering what tipped me off, it’s because he did these 11 things.
1. HE MADE A REAL EFFORT TO GET TO KNOW ME.
Before we ever began dating, we were good friends first. Often, we would simply hang out or have an all day text marathon. When I wanted to go to the fair, it felt completely natural to invite him along for the ride, and he would sometimes ask me to join him and his friends when they hung out. I knew he actually cared about me because he got to know my personality and simply wanted to be around me.
2. HE PLANNED OUR FIRST DATE.
When he picked me up from the house, there was a present waiting for me in the passenger seat of his truck. He knew I loved The Lion King and nestled in a little red box were a tiny stuffed lion and flowers. Unlike previous boyfriends who never once picked me up and took me out on an actual date, it was refreshing to be brought a present and chauffeured around town on a night he’d taken the time to plan for the two of us.
3. HE HAD EXCELLENT MANNERS.
I was surprised on our first date when he sauntered out of his truck to walk to my side and open my door. Even more shocking was the first time he pulled out my chair for me on my birthday. When he slid the chair out from under the table as I was approaching and stepped aside waiting for me to sit, I stared dumbfounded at him until he finally shrugged his shoulders and sat in the adjacent chair. I never thought a guy would actually do that for me.