These are a dead giveaway. Here are 17 ways to know for sure:

1. He opens up.
Emotional intimacy isn’t easy for anyone, so if he’s baring his soul to you, it’s not because he likes hearing himself talk. Alright, not just because he likes hearing himself talk.

2. He does the dirty work.
Taking out the garbage and scrubbing the bathroom floor may not seem romantic, but it can be his way of showing you he cares: by helping you out and trying to make your life easier. He’s not ironing your work pants because he likes to, he’s doing it because he wants to make you happy.

3. He asks for your help.
Whether he wants your input on a blowout with his boss or asks you to tag along and help him pick out a birthday present for his mom, he’s asking for your opinion because he respects you and cares what you think, a sure sign he’s smitten.

4. He loves PDA.
Alright, sometimes you can do without his groping in the cereal aisle at the supermarket, but take it as a compliment that he can’t keep his hands off you. He’s proud to call you his and to show you off, and sometimes there’s no better way to show his appreciation than to give you a little squeeze!

5. He chooses the perfect gift.
Don’t worry if his gifts are duds but if he consistently hits it out of the park with his present shopping skills, take it as a compliment: he’s not only a good listener, he’s also thoughtful and willing to spend hours searching for exactly the right thing.

6. He introduces you to his family.
You can bet that as soon as he introduces a girlfriend to his mother, she’ll be on his case about grandchildren. So if he’s getting the two of you together, he knows what he’s getting himself into and that there might be a future with you.

7. He makes you part of his inner circle.
Folding you into his circle is more than just introducing you to his friends. A man who’s gaga over you and can see a future will make an effort to make you part of his life because that’s how men show love. If he’s scheduling standing double dates with his coupled friends and inviting you to his weekly drinking night with his friends, he wants you to stick around for a while.

8. He makes himself a part of your life.
If he’s joining you for your boring Sunday morning errands and cuddling up on the couch with you with your and your roomies for show every week, he’s in it for the long haul.

9. He compromises.
It’s simple: when he loves you, he wants to keep you happy. This doesn’t mean always letting you get your way, but it does mean he’ll be eager to reach a middle ground with you where you’re both happy. Whether it’s where you spend the holidays or who gets the remote, he’ll show his love by compromising with you..

10. He tells you.
Sure, there’s a lot to be said for showing, not telling, but if he’s telling you how crazy he is about you, listen up!

11. He is all smiles after you kiss.
You know, that feeling…

12. He stays in touch with you just because!
Two people who genuinely enjoy each other’s company don’t need a reason to talk to each other. If he texts or calls you just to say hello, to see how your day is going, or to say good morning and goodnight, it is a clear sign that he thinks about you often and wants you to know it.

13. He will always make you feel safe.
Men are naturally protective. Millions of years of biological evolution has brought us to the point where we naturally want to protect those we love, whether they need it or not. It could mean protecting you from getting hurt emotionally or physically, but protecting nonetheless.

When you need help with something or have heard bad news, your Man drops whatever he’s doing and shows up for you right away — and not just until you feel better, either. He’s there all night, just in case.

t’s one thing to meet the folks, but quite another for a guy to want to spend time with your crazy relatives (when honestly, sometimes you don’t even feel like it). He does it happily because he knows that they’re an important part of your life.

When you’re out with his friends, he’s quick to include you in the group. He tells people who you are without making you feel sleazy like you’re some kind of trophy. The stories he chats to them about include you so people can tell you’re an important part of his life.

When you’re walking in a busy public place, he’ll take your hand. When the traffic is insane, he’ll offer to drive you to your destination. He shows you in so many ways that he likes to protect you because he values you so much.