Man giving flowers to his date as a gesture of true love.

12 Signs of True Love from a Guy

29 June 2023

My female clients are always curious about the signs of true love from a guy. Are his intentions sincere or nefarious?

Man showing his love for his date by giving her flowers.

To help you have a head start in answering this question for yourself, I decided to review my female clients over the past 2 decades. I thought about the commonalities among the guys they connected with and those who went the distance toward long-term commitment and even marriage.

I also examined my experience of meeting and dating my husband.

What I recognized is there are 12 tell-tale signs that a man’s intentions are sincere.

The signs of true love from a guy are pretty easy to recognize once you know what they are. So, without further ado, here they are:

  1. He communicates well.

    A seriously searching man initiates texts, emails, and phone calls. He also responds in a timely fashion to your text messages, emails, and phone calls.
  2. He plans to spend time with you.

    A smitten guy will call you and set up dates ahead of time. He wants you to know that he is making the time to connect and get to know you better.
  3. He considers your opinions and preferences.

    And when he plans a date and even at a date, he doesn’t assume things about your preferences on what to do and what to eat. A gentleman will check in with you and make sure you’re happy with his choices. He aims to please!
  4. He does what it takes to spend time with you in person.

    The right kind of guy is willing to come to you to meet with you and doesn’t expect you to go to him. He will travel to the ends of the earth for you! I’ve seen men travel across the country and even the world for the right woman!
  5. He wants to make your life easier.

    Another sign of true love from a guy is that he’s willing to help, accommodate you, and make your life easier. If you need help putting together a bookshelf, he’s there to help you. The most important thing is that he gets to spend time with you. He doesn’t mind the mundane stuff. He even offers to take you to the airport and pick you up! He takes pleasure in spending time with you.
  6. He offers to help.

    A real sign of a guy who’s smitten with you is that he offers to help you when you’re sick or working hard. He’ll be with you at your worst! He’ll bring you soup or dinner to be supportive.
  7. He gives you thoughtful gifts.

    A man in love will bring meaningful gifts to a woman. He’ll remember what you like and surprise you with a gift that will delight you. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, just something that will make you feel special and adored!
  8. He has time for you.

    The right kind of guy will make time for you in his busy schedule. You don’t have to worry about not being a priority in his life. He shows he wants to spend his free time with you. He doesn’t make you feel like an inconvenience but a wonderful addition to his life.
  9. He wants to stay connected.

    Another sign of true love from a guy is that he has the desire to stay in touch with you on a regular basis. He’ll also text you in the morning and want to connect with you at night. He’ll even phone and plan a video chat to see your face! He has a desire to stay connected with you.
  10. He respects you.

    You’ll know that a man is truly in love when he respects your boundaries, especially about when to be intimate and other important stuff. He knows that it takes time to build a lasting relationship and is willing to wait until the right moment to be fully intimate. 
  11. He is proud to be with you.

    A man in love wants to introduce you to his family and friends. He tells his family and friends about you and doesn’t keep the relationship a secret. He’s proud to have you in his life.
  12. His plans for the future include you.

    The last but not least sign of true love from a guy is that he sincerely talks about his plans for the future with you and speaks of what the two of you could do together. He commits to those plans and even buys the plane tickets in advance!

So, you’ll want to be on the lookout for these 12 signs of true love from a guy while you’re dating. You can use them to evaluate your date as a potential mate. 

Yes, some men aren’t sincere. They know how to woo a woman and have their needs met. However, after time, a person’s true intentions always come out. So, the right guy will go the distance.

If you’re not sure if someone is the right one, then let’s talk. I’ve helped many coupled individuals to know if he (or she) is the right one for them. It’s better to do this work now instead of after a messy (and expensive) breakup or divorce. Go to to set up a time to discuss how coaching can give you peace of mind!