Hook, Line & Sinker: 20 Signs He’s Falling in Love with You

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Men sure can make a woman’s head dizzy with all those mixed signals. Here, we give you 20 surefire signs he is falling in love with you.

Men can play mean mind games. Often, you come across someone who is charming and generous, but ultimately just wants to get into your pants. Then, there are those who are thoughtful and fun to be around but, unfortunately, just want to be friends.

For the sake of our hearts *and our sanity*, it’s best to know who among these eligible guys have the best intentions and are worth the emotional investment.

20 surefire signs that he is falling in love with you

#1 Eager to please. A man who is head-over-heels in love with you will go out of his way to please you. Even if he’s on his way home after a tiring day at work, he will literally go out of his way to be at your beck and call. That’s how badly he wants to make you happy.

#2 Hot ears. He talks to you on the phone at length…to the extent that your phones and ears are burning hot, but you can’t put your phone down. He listens to you and replies with the best responses to your stories and rants. He doesn’t even mind that he has an important meeting tomorrow. He’d rather talk to you than sleep. [Read: 14 signs he’s genuinely interested in being with you]

#3 Pet names. He has a cute name that he only uses for you. It’s nothing like “babe” or “sweetie,” but something more original. Amazingly, it describes you to a T—and you love it.

#4 Quotable. He remembers what you said about this movie or that restaurant, and he says it back to you—verbatim—as if it’s the greatest idea he’s ever heard.

#5 Your clothes. He remembers what you wore last New Year’s Eve, and he isn’t short on compliments to pay you about how you looked that night. He also remembers what you wore when you first met. If you’re lucky, he might even buy you a purse to go with your little black dress. In that case, if he’s not gay, he’s definitely into you.

#6 What’s the time? He makes up all these excuses to talk to you, whether on the phone, on social media, via Skype or text, or any other way he can possibly think of. If he’s your office mate, he may even drop by your cubicle, just to say mundane things and be close to you. [Read: 18 body language cues guys give away when they’re falling for a girl]

#7 3 AM calls. It’s not just a booty call. He can’t sleep, so he calls you up, just to see if you’re still awake. Him calling you at odd hours can mean that he thought of you that day—and not that he wants to get into your pants.

#8 Chivalry really isn’t dead. He opens doors for you, pulls you up a chair, and acts old-school gentlemanly for you. Even in a crowd, he is the one who makes sure you are comfortable and okay.

#9 Lit up. Whenever he sees you, his face lights up like a child in a candy store. It’s so obvious that even friends—and strangers, like the barista—notice. [Read: Is he attracted to you? 16 giveaways he just can’t hide]

#10 Omnipresent. He sees everything you do—maybe you dropped your book, and he’s immediately there to pick it up for you, or he sees you struggling to open the door, and is right by your side to give you a hand. He sees all your little quirks and he adores every one of them. In fact, he knows you so well from just looking at you *a lot* that he can tell if you’re upset, tired, angry, or restless, just by the way you purse your lips or raise your eyebrow.

#11 Gifted. He finds a reason to give you something to brighten up your day, even if it means getting you a morning latte in time for your big presentation. He gets you gifts for no reason, like he came back from a trip and got you a souvenir, or he just “dropped by” this store and found something he thought you’d like. He keeps this up, and he might be buying you a diamond ring soon.

#12 Offers. He offers to take you out to dinner or a movie to watch this flick he knows you love. He finds a reason to take you out, even for a walk in the park. [Read: 21 signs you’re falling in love with the guy too!]

#13 Mr. Protective. He holds your hand to guide you through a crowded bar. He calls you to make sure you got home safe. He gives you his jacket so you don’t get cold. It’s like you have your very own superhero, and you know you can count on him anytime.

#14 His crowd. His friends take you seriously. They don’t make green jokes around you, and better yet, they don’t make jokes about you in front of you. It’s like they have this sort of reverence when you’re with them, and it’s probably because your guy has already briefed his amigos.

#15 Genuinely interested. It doesn’t matter if you talk to him over the phone for hours, or just yak the hours away, discussing how your boss is the most evil person on earth—he listens. He pays attention. It’s like everything that goes out of your mouth is precious and interesting. [Read: 25 signs he really loves you even if he doesn’t say it out loud]

#16 Long goodbyes. You know when the conversation’s over and he seems like he just can’t bring himself to say goodbye? Whether on the phone, through messaging, or in person, he stretches your time together as much as possible, peppering goodbyes with more versions of goodbyes.

#17 “We.” A guy who starts saying “we” instead of “I” is definitely hooked. He thinks about you whenever he thinks about himself. If someone invites him for an event, you are automatically invited. He doesn’t think about going anywhere without you.

#18 Future plans. He makes plans with you that are 3 to 6 months into the future. This means he can see you together in the long run, and he makes sure that actually happens.

#19 Hand to hold. He isn’t afraid to show his affection, even just by holding hands. This gesture speaks a lot about how deeply into you your guy is. Holding your hand while you’re out in public is him telling the world that he’s taken and you’re his. [Read: 25 traits and signs that make a guy a really good boyfriend]

#20 You just know. There’s something about women’s intuition that can tell you a lot about the world around you in just a split second. The same can be said for your guy. If he truly is falling in love with you, you will just know it.

If your guy matches the signs above, you’re in luck! You’ve found yourself a keeper—someone who’s so head over heels in love with you, that he’ll do anything and everything to make you happy and feel appreciated. You are the apple of his eye, and how you handle things from here can make the difference between being a friend, a girlfriend, or a wife.

[Read: How men fall in love with a woman – The 7 stages of love for men]

A guy who is falling for you will do what it takes for you to notice it. After all, he can’t help it; he’s brimming with all this affection for you. So, if you see the signs above in a guy who’s trying to woo you, it’s your turn to return the favor…and let yourself fall, too.

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5 thoughts on “Hook, Line & Sinker: 20 Signs He’s Falling in Love with You”

  1. Samantha says:

    I knew that my bae and I were falling in love when we started calling each other by pet names. I call him ‘Boo’ and he calls me ‘Sammy Love’ and we are never embarrassed to say them even in public or when we are surrounded by family and friends.

    Girls, read through the signs and let your instinct guide you. C’mon it’s the 21st century, you can take things in your own hands and plus your crush is surely trying to get your attention. This article brought me back memories from the time when Ryan used to call me in the wee hours to chat about random stuff. Poor guy’s been in love with me the whole time 🙂

  2. precious says:

    Based on my experience, you could really tell if a guy is falling in love with you when he regularly gets out his way just to meet you or do something for you. He sacrifices his own precious time for you and gives valuable efforts. I honestly think most women won’t be quick to realize that they oftentimes put men in the “friend-zone”. I mean, if you have been friends with a guy for a while and then there’s a gradual shift of his efforts for you, you won’t really notice it. Right? I salute all the men who try their best to satisfy a girl in their best effort to win her heart. Hoping you guys can get out of the “friend-zone”.

  3. Warren says:

    There’s such a hidden power in the

  4. realist says:

    I would really knew when she fell in love with me because I can see it in her eyes, the way we look into each other’s soul, it tells me a wonderful story. A story about our love, our life together. It tells me everything I need to know about her. She thinks that I over estimate her, I do not, because the first time I gazed upon her eyes, I knew what she was capable of, I knew we were going to connect. In my mind, I underestimate her but for her, she think I’m overestimating. She’s just a wonderful human being. She’s the kindest, sweetest, most loving person you’ll ever meet and she’s going to be my wife this next fall. I’m so excited for our future, my love.

  5. Nothingham says:

    I met my bf online and we hit it off right away. We hung out for 6 days straight, even with my daughter(which I technically don’t have her around guys I’m dating). It started out as a rushed relationship, and it was all great. He seemed so perfect. A gentleman, crazy about me and being around me. He didn’t curse, drink, or do drugs. He also treated my daughter great. We had sex after a week, and I told him to be mine after 2 weeks. After 2 months we told each other I love you. After 4 months we were basically living at each others houses spending 6 days a week together. This continued until he moved into a house literally half a block from where I lived. I moved into his house after 1 year. It will be 2 years in June, and we are going to get married then. I knew I was falling for him(deeply) a month in when my ex bf, who I had never gotten over, messaged me that he was in my town, and wanted to see me. Had this been any other guy, I would have dropped him(my bf was at my house) and gone to see my ex. But I could not get to do that with him. I apologized to my ex, and told him that I was with my bf, and I really liked him, so I would not be seeing him. No regrets. That is when I truly knew that I had fallen for my man. Nothing has changed in our relationship. Our personalities have not changed. We have zero issues or problems. If anyone has any concerns, we talk things out, and fix them. We are pretty good about compromising and respecting each other. I love him to death.

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