Let’s take it dreamily: real love is that dance you do in the rain and your first kiss that stays for life on your lips or the way he gets you bed tea and pampers you. This big screen drama is all we wish if it could be real for real! We also expect a lot from our partners, so those red roses and snuggling butterflies we get isn’t the only thing he’ll do if he loves you.
Pay close attention to what love look likes. It is an exam that if you ever failed you can never give the re-exam. Love is complicated, hard to understand but not tricky much to do. Love is in the air; it is just that you have to follow these steps, to understand love.
1. A MAN OF HIS WORD IS THE MAN FOR HIS GIRL
A man of words is the man to be kept. If he promised you to meet or go on a date, he would come for you. He can even miss his favourite Netflix shows or his favourite movie to be with you, then don’t think twice; he is the man! Keeping you one of his priorities is the way to show that he cares for you and loves you.
If he keeps your secrets safe; helps you in any work, he is the man who stays on his words. He does all this because he loves you and cares for you and is in no position to lose you. He is the man you’ve been waiting for long, and now you have the gem.
2. THE LOVER THAT GETS WITH YOUR FRIENDS (AND FAMILY)
A real man is who respects other people and knows well how to treat people, especially those who are close to his girl. How he gets with your friends and especially family tells a lot about him. He is a keeper if he gets along well with your family and friends. The cutest thing he can do is remembering about your family, their birth dates or any other occasions. Straight away marry him if he has this quality.
3. THE DREAM MAN IS A FAN
Movies do keep our hopes high by romanticising love differently. Your partner might be overprotective and gets jealous easily, but the moment he says, “You are all mine and nobody else’s” is a moment to cherish. It tells how much he wants you in his life and gives a damn about you. But, this is the different side of the story, as over-protectiveness and jealousy lead to restrictions and insecurities or even a different view of being unsupportive of other’s interest.
A woman wants a man, who trusts her, protects her and most importantly, supports her at every step. Some men keep a check on their girls 24/7, criticise the way you dress and are suspicious of you. Dump him! If he is your man, he knows how to treat you and be with you.
4. YOU’RE THE HOE BEFORE THE BROS
Whoops! Your movie night and the most awaited world cup fall on the same day and same time! In a dilemma, where to go, but he chooses over friends and world cup. He is a keeper, mark my words. He is worth your time.
5. THE ROCK THAT HAS YOUR BACK
Experiment time- you are already in a bad mood because the day didn’t start off well. After you reach your university, you get to know that you failed in an examination. You return home sad and in a terrible mood. What does he do? Ignores you just because you are angry? Or he starts a conversation, explaining you life and motivating you to do best next time and keeps your spirit high, to make you keep going; he is the one. A man who is there at every step with you whether you fail or get success, he loves you and cares for you still.
6. THE DECISION DIVISION
You are living in 21st century, where everybody has a right to express. The woman also holds the end in decision making. Two heads might be better than one but respecting other’s opinion is the must. If he plays the card that, “I have decided to invest in a project, here are the details, what do you think about it?” he respects your decision. He is a keeper.
7. ALL OF HIM LOVES ALL OF YOU
Accept each other the way you two are. Acceptance is a must. There is no perfection, and everybody is flawed; a real relationship is where you treat each other’s flaws like perfection. There are times, you might face ups and downs, and your relationship might go through a tough phase. So what? If your man sticks by you every moment, keep him and never let him go.
8. A MAN WITH A PLAN
The plan that helps him in making his future secure and bright and he is determined to it. The moment you need to rethink is if his plans don’t include you. “If he’s genuinely in love with you, he’d like you to be a part of his life—today and in the next years to come”, studies explain.
9. A PAIR THAT CARES
The way he treats you shows how much he loves you and you are his priority. His actions reflect his love for you. He treats you like a queen because you are worth his love and you deserve this good treatment. He is the one to keep because he keeps you first.
10. CALL ME CRAZY, BUT YOU LOVE ME, BABY
After watching your favourite romcom, you start to romanticise what if you two try all these things. You tell him your crazy ideas, and he is down for everything you say. A guy who truly loves you will get mad at you and will support you. Someone who doesn’t will just get creeped out because you believe in UFO and tooth fairies.
11. YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND
He is not your wish factory. He loves you and can do anything for you. He can grant your wishes too, but more than your wishes his love for you matters the most. Happiness, security and all the little things are his specialities!
12. AND ALL THESE LITTLE THINGS
If he remembers every little detail about you, it is all because he cares. He remembers what food you like or what are you allergic to or what you hate the most. He knows how much you love to watch romantic movies like The Notebook and how much you love to read Nicholas Sparks. He adores you and every little thing about you. He knows how much you love surprises and keeps pampering you. And now you are sure that he is the man and he cares about you.
If your man has all these qualities, then you should not let him go. He knows about you well; can also handle you at your worst; keeps pampering you, or he lies beside you at night and is excited to know about how your day was and pays attention to your words. HE IS A KEEPER. You need to mark my words now. It is hard to find someone who can love you at your best and your worst.