15 Subtle Ways Men Show Their Love And Express Their Affection

Men often can't express their love in words. Look out for signs they show when they think you're special. Here's how to spot their feelings in action.

By Tanaya Nath
15 Subtle Ways Men Show Their Love And Express Their Affection

15 Subtle Ways Men Show Their Love And Express Their Affection

Men are not really as verbal as you'd want them to be, especially when it comes to showing or expressing love. This makes reading his mind harder although actually dating men is really easy. Figuring out their minds is a tricky business. It’s not easy to understand them as they don’t like talking about their feelings and often express their love in a very subtle way. Some guys might find it easy to express their emotions and love in words, but most men have a hard time expressing their feelings, especially the shy but romantic ones. Don’t doubt your man if he doesn’t tell you in words how much you mean to him. Look for these signs of love. If he does anything mentioned below, you're surely special to him.

Sign 1: Men Show Love By Remembering What You Say

Men usually only remember what's important to them. So, if he remembers everything you said, it means he listens to whatever you say. If your man remembers even the most trivial things, it means he takes you seriously and that you are very important to him. In a nutshell, it means that he loves you. He will also remember the dates and moments that hold an important place in your life. This is proof enough that you are special to him. It is among the signs that he loves you.

Sign 2: He’s Chivalrous Around You

If your man treats you like a lady and is chivalrous around you, he's definitely in love with you. A guy will only act like a gentleman 24/7 if he cares about what you think of his behavior. If he doesn’t care about you, he wouldn't bother at all and would be a little more relaxed and/or sloppy around you. These are the signs that show when a man is in love, he always tries to protect his girl and make her feel safe. It is men's way of showing their love.

Sign 3: Men Show Love By Fulfilling Your Needs

If he truly loves you, he will do everything in his power to make your life better. Your man will take care of all your needs, even the tiny ones. For example, he will cover you up with a blanket when you are cold. He will give you the best of everything even if it means settling for a little less himself. He will charge your phone even when you haven’t asked him to. He will even give you a shoulder or foot massage when he sees you're tired. If he caters to your every need even when you haven't asked, he loves you for sure. That's how men are when it comes to showing affection and feelings.

Sign 4: You Are A Part Of His Plans And His Future

If he loves you, he will talk to you about his dreams, aspirations, and goals. He will always make you a part of his future, his decisions, and his big plans. He will ask about yours as well and try to blend them both together. For men, these things are really important. And if your man is involving you in them, you've got to be special for him. It doesn't take words for you to know - his actions speak for him. He loves you for sure.

Sign 5: He Introduces You To His Friends

If he makes you a part of his friend circle and brings you to meet his friends, you can be sure that your man thinks you are special. It means that he is in love with you. Friends are important to men. A man never introduces any woman to them unless she is important to him and he is sure that he wants his friends to know that as well. This little gesture means he wants to show you off. He feels proud of you and loves having you around. Now that’s something special. That shows his affection for you and that he totally loves you.

Sign 6: He Stays Physically Close To You

If he keeps his arms around you, cuddles you, or hugs you randomly, your man truly enjoys your company and he cares about you. It means he wants to stay close to you and his touches signal that you belong to him. Staying physically close to you gives him security and certainty that you are with him. It's his way of protecting you from unwanted glances thrown by other men. So, pay close attention when he keeps giving you "innocent" touches. This action is his way of expressing that he loves you.

Sign 7: Men Show Love By Being Very Protective

If you are traveling alone or going out with friends, your man asks you to call him after you have reached your destination. He also keeps calling you when you are not together to make sure you are fine and safe. It's not an intrusion, it's his affection and love. While walking, he will always keep you on the safe part of the sidewalk and hold your hand while crossing the street. He will take care of the annoying phone calls. This all means that you hold an important place in this man's life. This is all you need to know that he loves you truly. So, you see, men speak with action.

Sign 8: He Is All Smiles After You Kiss

Have you seen him smiling ear to ear after you have kissed him? Does even a peck from you make him happy? If your answer is yes, he is in love with you for sure. Usually, a kiss is an awkward feeling for men. He doesn’t like physical proximity from girls that don’t matter to him. It's among the signs that he loves you if he likes kissing you. Otherwise, a man will not be comfortable if you kiss him. And if he is happy after you have kissed him, it shows you are special to him and he must really love you to react that way.

Sign 9: He Apologises Even When He Is Right

Apologising strips you of your pride and shows that you are considerate of the other person's feelings. So, if he takes the high road and bends to make peace with you, it is a sign of his love and a really big deal. A man's apology, even when he is right, shows more profound and deeper feelings for you. It means that you are more important to him than his ego and that he would give up important things for you. So, a heartfelt "sorry" from him means a lot more than just "I love you".

Sign 10: He Helps You

Men are not known to be helpers, especially when it comes to household chores. So, if he is always ready to help you, he needs no more action or words to express his love. If a man holds you dear and loves you, he will help you, even if he does it while grumbling and whining. He will clean the dishes when you are tired or will help you when you are doing so. Your man might also offer to help you cook or sometimes bring you breakfast in bed when you are not feeling so well. These actions show his affection. That’s more than words could ever express how much he loves you.

Sign 11: He Makes An Effort

If your man really loves you, he will put in every effort to be liked by your friends and family. He would want to look good to them for you and will be on his best behavior. He would do every possible thing to be in their good books. A man who doesn’t love you would not even try. It doesn’t really matter to a man who likes him and who doesn’t, unless they are somehow linked to the person they love and care about. This gesture shows that you hold an important place in a man's life.

Sign 12: He Can’t Stay Angry At You

No matter what the reason is or how big a mistake you've made, he can’t stay mad at you for long. This is a subtle sign of his love for you. Being angry with you would hurt him as much as it would hurt you. He will try to make amends as quickly as possible. He wouldn’t want to see you upset for any reason. So, if your man accepts your apology easily or apologizes for being mad at you, it shows that he loves you.

Sign 13: He Ditches Guys’ Night To Be With You

If your man is willing to give up his guys’ night out to be with you, you mean a lot to him. It obviously means he loves you. For men, spending time with their guy friends is important and a very special time. It’s the time when he can be himself, free of all worries. It is his happy and carefree time. So, if a man is willing to give that up to be with you, it's easy to imagine your importance in his life. Men will only do that when they are in love. Do you still need words for him to show that he loves you?

Sign 14: He Is Never Annoyed At You

Your man is busy and you are teasing him. If he doesn’t get annoyed at you, he clearly loves you. Usually men don't like being interrupted while working and will get irritated at the smallest things. If no matter what you do, your man is always happy and smiling at you, you don’t need any more proof that he is in love with you. That's how men show their affection.

Sign 15: You Have His Attention

If you have all a man's attention, even at social gatherings, he is definitely in love with you. He will always be beside you at parties and he'll introduce you to everyone he meets. Your man will see to it that you are perfectly taken care of because he loves making you happy. It's a source of pride for men. If a man doesn't pay attention to anyone else as much as he does to you, you surely hold a very special place in his heart. It is a sign that you should take notice of. It shows that this man loves you even when he is not saying it out loud.

As discussed, men are not good at expressing their love and feelings in words. But their actions speak louder than words when it comes to showing love. The little things they do, little gestures they make are enough to show that your man loves you and that you hold a very special place in his heart. Apart from these fifteen signs, there are many more subtle signs that men give when they express their feelings and love for you. Men are not that complicated to figure out. The things men do and the way they act speak volumes. You don’t have to wait for him to confess his feelings - just read it in his actions.