One of the most common experiences in a budding relationship is wondering if your guy is going to say ‘I love you’ for the first time. Maybe you've been patiently waiting for him to tell you first or you have already dropped the L bomb yourself.

While he’s figuring how to tell you how he feels, here are 5 hard to miss signs that he loves you:

You’re priority

When he has you at the forefront of his mind, it’s a good sign that his feelings for you are genuine. Taking time out of his busy schedule to catch up with you, plan weekly date nights and refers to you as ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ indicates that he’s viewing your relationship as a partnership. Your man will have his own way to describe the pair you’ve become, listen to his word choices carefully.

He talks about the future

A guy who loves you will speak about his life and dreams with you. If you find yourself having a prominent place in his future plans, there’s a good chance that he has no intentions of you letting go. Whether he’s making plans for next month or next year, he keeps you informed about his future plans and imagines you by his side.

A guy who loves you will speak about his life and dreams with you.

He respects you

When a man is in love, he will respect you. Not only will he care about the details of your life but he will value your opinion, celebrate your accomplishments, pay attention to details and even accommodate several of your quirky habits. A guy who loves you is considerate of your feelings, desires and needs. Not only does he treat you well, he also makes an effort to get along with your friends and family.

He’s showing you

Guys can be guarded when it comes to showing emotion but if he’s contributing to your life, then he’s showing you he’s reliable. Whether that’s troubleshooting your computer or fixing your car, he shows up when he says he will. He doesn’t just listen to your problems, he cares about them too. Not only does he support you, he encourages you to do things you love. Knowing that you are happy and engaged in life, means you’ll be happy and engaged in your relationship with him.

Not everything leads to sex

Sure all men want sex but your guy wants other things too. Not only does he spend time with you outside of the bedroom, he makes plans in advance and suggests the two of you to do activities that incorporate his friends and family.