Skip to Content

23 Undeniable Signs a Guy Has Fallen Hard for You

If you’re looking for the signs a guy has fallen hard for you, you are in the right place.

Falling in love is beautiful. And terrifying and messy. In the movies, it looks easy. There’s a meet cute, a budding relationship, an obstacle easily solved within the two-hour plot, and a tidy resolution.

But real life? Well, it’s not quite as straightforward, is it? 

We can fall in love, but we can’t guarantee the object of our adoration will fall in love with us. If they do, we can’t guarantee they’ll stay that way.

Even if they stay that way, we can’t guarantee the relationship will work out. Even if it does, inevitably loss happens in one form or fashion. 

So, why do we all do it? That’s actually the easy part. 

We do it because love is worth the risk. It’s worth the hurt and the scars. It’s more rewarding than painful, and the chance of having it work out is always better than never taking that chance at all. At least, that’s what I’ve come to believe. 

It’s clear I’ve been in love.

Spoiler alert: It didn’t work out. But that doesn’t mean I have regrets. Quite the contrary. Love is precious even when it doesn’t last. 

23 Signs a Guy Has Fallen Hard for You

If you’re looking for signs that a guy has fallen hard for you, it won’t be subtle. There are a lot of things a man in love will do that will let you know how he feels.

Here are 23 clues you can’t ignore.

Why listen to me? I was a master’s level licensed therapist. I worked with couples and families and specialized in trauma recovery, relationships and empowerment. I now write content about love, self-improvement and psychology. My work has been featured on Elite Daily, Your Tango, Positively Positive, Mamamia, and The Good Men Project.

1. He Wants to Spend as Much Time with You as Possible

A man in love will make time even if he has a busy schedule. He wants to spend as much time with you as possible. He’ll make sure that happens even if he has to inconvenience himself to do so.

Because he just wants to be near you, to talk to you, and to share that closeness. 

2. He Responds to Messages Quickly

A man in love does not leave your messages unattended. In fact, you’ll notice that he responds as quickly as he can.

As soon as he’s available, he responds, and you’re not left waiting and wondering. He’ll probably let you know any time he’ll be unavailable so that you don’t worry when he doesn’t respond as quickly as usual. 

3. He’s Usually the First to Reach Out

The man who’s fallen hard for you is usually the first one to reach out. You don’t always have to be the initiator.

He’ll contact you just to check in. He’s quick with some version of good morning, beautiful each morning, and you’re the last message he sends at night to wish you sweet dreams.

The thing is he’s a man in love, and he’s not going to try to play hard to get around you. 

4. He Mentions Future Plans That Include You

Another sign that he’s fallen hard for you is when he mentions future plans that include you. He could be talking about future holidays or vacations, but what matters is that he’s seeing you in his life at a much later date.

He doesn’t hesitate to make those plans because he’s confident you’ll still be together — at least, he’s hopeful you will be. 

5. He Wants You to Meet His Family and Friends

A man who’s fallen in love with you will want you to meet the other important people in his life. He’ll want to introduce you to the people he cares about the most.

He’ll want to show you off, but he also is eager for you to get along with his people. He’ll want their approval of you, too. 

6. He’s Told His Family and Friends All About You

You’ll know he’s fallen hard for you when he’s told his family and friends all about you. They’ll probably be excited to meet you because they’ve heard such great things.

Just be aware that he’s getting custody of all his loved ones if the relationship doesn’t work out. They might genuinely like you, but their loyalty is to him, which is exactly how it should be.

Don’t expect them to surrender their allegiance, but you will want to get their support. 

7. He Posts Selfies of the Two of You Together

Another key indicator that he’s fallen in love with you happens when he posts selfies of the two of you together. This is a very cute and very clear sign that he feels strongly about you.

He is happy for everyone else to see that the two of you are together. He’s not trying to hide it or keep it a secret. He wants everyone to know how much he cares. 

8. He Compliments You Often

A man in love will also compliment you often. He wants you to feel good about yourself, but he also genuinely means what he says.

He’s constantly observing things he appreciates about you and doesn’t hesitate to let you know just how cherished you are. Also, he never makes you feel bad about yourself because he genuinely has fallen hard for you and wouldn’t do anything to intentionally hurt you. 

9. He Shows His Appreciation for You

Note that the man in love will show his appreciation for you. He lets you know how much you bring to his life and that he sees your value.

You won’t feel taken for granted because he truly has gratitude that he has you in his life. 

10. He Wants to Take Care of You When You’re Sick

A sweet sign that a guy has fallen hard for you is when you get sick and all he wants to do is take care of you. He might bring you soup or go pick up your medicine.

He might even be the type to hold your hair back when you get sick. He just wants you to feel better, and he wants to be the person that makes this better for you.

11. He Senses Your Moods

A man in love can sense the changes in your moods. He’s no mind reader, but he can tell when you’re not feeling great or something is bothering you.

He’ll be so in tune with you that he’ll ask what’s going on. Whether or not you share depends on you, but he’ll notice when something has changed and ask about it. 

12. He’s Protective of You

One of the main signs a guy has fallen hard for you, you’ll notice that he’s even more protective of you than usual.

He might have you text him when you get home safely from a trip, or he’ll stay on the phone with you when you’re walking somewhere unfamiliar.

He’s going to do whatever he can to make sure you’re safe, and he’s quick to jump to your defense if someone says anything unkind to, or about, you. 

13. His Eyes Don’t Wander

Another way you’ll notice he’s fallen hard is in observing how his eyes don’t wander. Someone attractive can walk by, but his eyes are on you.

It’s not that he’s unable to conceptualize other attractive people existing, but he only has eyes for you. You’re the one he wants to look at, and everyone else is secondary to that desire. He’s not going to be clocking other women when he could be looking at the one he loves. 

14. He Remembers the Little Things

You’ll know he’s fallen for you when he remembers the little things you’ve mentioned in passing.

He holds on to these facts about you, and the next thing you know, he’s brought you a thoughtful gift or sent you a funny meme related to that small fact you mentioned.

He treats the stories you tell him as if they are precious — and they are because they are yours. 

15. He Worries About Losing You

Never forget that love makes you incredibly vulnerable, and a man in love will absolutely worry sometimes about losing you. He could be the most confident man in the world, but loving you makes him vulnerable.

He doesn’t want to lose you. And he might be insecure about the relationship at times or afraid he’ll mess it up. If you love him back, reassure him of your feelings the way he always reassures you how he feels. 

16. He’s Always Looking at You

A man who’s fallen hard is always looking at you — not in a creepy, stalker way but in a way of the heavily infatuated. He watches you when you walk across the room.

In a party, he’s aware of where you are at all times because he’s so in tune with you. His gaze finds yours as often as it can. You are his gravity, and he can’t resist that pull.

It might seem cheesy, but it’s meant sincerely. 

17. He’s Thinking Exclusive and Long-Term

You’ll know he’s really fallen hard for you when he starts talking about an exclusive and/or long-term relationship.

This is a clear message that he sees you as a person he wants to share his life with, and it also communicates the depth of his feelings. He doesn’t want to see anyone else and hopes you’ll feel the same. 

18. He Thinks Even Your Flaws are Adorable

One of the best aspects of this phase of the relationship is that the man in love thinks your flaws are adorable. Keep in mind that this won’t last.

If you stay together for any length of time, it’s likely that at least some of your quirks will get under his skin from time to time. But right now, he thinks they are endearing. He knows you’re not perfect, and he still loves you. 

19. He Tells You Things He’s Never Told Anyone Else

You’ll also notice that the man who’s fallen hard for you will share things with you he’s never told anyone else. He wants you to see the real him, the secret side he doesn’t always share.

Every little bit of himself that he gives you in stories is a gift that comes from a place of love.

His vulnerability requires courage, and he’s hoping you’ll be strong enough to allow him the space to be honest about who he is and how he feels. 

20. He Lights Up When You Walk In

Watch the man in love when you walk in the room. He’ll light up like a firefly on a summer’s night. It’s all over his face. He’s happier just because you’re present. The smile goes all the way to his eyes. 

21. Just Spending Time with You Makes His Day Better

Even on his worst days, a man who’s fallen hard for you will find that being with you just makes his day better. It’s not that you erase the hard times.

He’s just glad you’re present. You make his burdens easier to bear. It’s another reason he’ll move mountains to make the time to be with you. 

22. He’s Your Biggest Fan

One of the clearest signs a guy has fallen hard for you is he will be your biggest fan. Always. He will enthusiastically support you in whatever you do; he doesn’t expect a relationship where you hype him up while he brings you down.

He sees the best in you, and he’s going to be the loudest person in your cheering section when you’re trying something new or climbing the ladder in your career.

Whatever you do, you know that he genuinely believes in you. 

23. He Makes You Feel Special

It doesn’t matter if you’re the most basic person to have ever walked the Earth. A man in love will make you feel special. His feelings for you will make you feel like the most important person in the world.

He lifts you up with the way he treats you and how he sees you. He sees all the things that makes you who you are, and he loves it all. 

What You Should Do When He Loves You — Really Loves You

It’s a beautiful moment when you realize the person you love also loves you back. It’s an event that will preserve itself in your memory.

The moment he says he loves you, the moment you say it back … or even the second you realize that he’s in love before he’s even said it. 

Know Your Own Heart

He knows his heart. Do you know yours? You need to know if you love him, or if you’re just not feeling it. It might seem too early to you, or your heart might not move as quickly.

Give yourself time to know what it is you want. 

Be Honest and Kind

If you don’t love him, don’t lead him on because it feels good to be loved. Be honest and kind and tell him the truth. Let him know that you don’t feel the same way.

Let him know if you need more time or if you don’t think you’ll ever feel that way. Love is beautiful, but unrequited love isn’t. It will hurt him. Don’t do that to someone who loves you that much. 

If You Love Him, Tell Him

If you love him, tell him now. Don’t wait. Don’t make him wonder if you do. Unless you feel the relationship is too young, make sure you’re communicating your feelings clearly.

If you can see all the signs that he’s in love with you, you don’t have to wait for him to say it first. Take a risk and let him know your heart.

He loves you. I hope you take a minute to truly appreciate it. Even if you don’t feel the same. Even if you do. Even if it doesn’t work out. Love is powerful and precious.

If you’ve found a healthy love in your life, embrace it. It’s terrifying and messy, but it’s worth it, too. 

Recommended reads

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

The Truly Charming