10 Signs He Respects You
Many blogs, songs, and movies have been created to let us know when a guy is into us. But how do we know when he respects us? Below are 10 signs your new guy has nothing but respect for you.
When you fight he is willing to talk it out – lets face it, every good relationship deserves a healthy fight every now and again. An indication of how to interpret fight is in the outcome. If your guy chooses to walk away leaving issues unresolved, you may have a problem. If he chooses not to say sorry when warranted, you may have an even bigger problem. Talking it out and being honest with each other will win the war.
The lines of communication are ALWAYS open – any relationship evolves and strengthens on the basis of communication. If your significant other cannot be bothered to talk to you about the things in your relationship that deserve a little more attention, then what is the point? Communication is the strongest asset when it comes to love.
He lets you know you are at the same level – often times when we begin a new courtship, one of the two involved generally likes to take the lead. This may be necessary in the beginning but at some point each person needs to be on an even playing field. It is important that your guy lets you know in some manner that you are both at the same level in the relationship. No one person is superior to the other.
He makes you feel wanted and welcome – merging time spent between lover and friends is a tricky thing. In most cases, a guy won’t want to drop his friends for you. Nor will he be down with you hanging out with him and his friends 24/7. There is a time period where this is acceptable, but in order to evolve your guy needs to be open-minded about spreading his time equally among you and his buds. If he welcomes you into their inner circle every once and awhile, you can guarantee he has mad respect for you.
The teasing and jokes are cute, not cruel – let’s think back to grade school when your mothers use to tell you that the boys only teased you because they liked you. The same idea remains when you are older. If your guy pokes fun at you, it’s ok. What is not ok if you become the constant butt of his jokes or if the teasing becomes public for everyone to hear. It is important to know the difference.
He accepts it when you tell him that he is being a jerk – it takes a lot for a man to allow a woman to speak up and be heard when she is angry. If you are dating a guy who listens when you tell him he was out of line, you can be sure he respects you. If he constantly lets his pride get in the way, you may have future issues.
He always considers your opinion – this is not to be confused with him thinking you are always right. Though most women would like to think they are always right, in reality that is not the case. However if your man is willing to hear you out on your ideas and opinions and let the voices be heard from both sides, you are in a winning relationship. This falls hand in hand with communication.
He shows up on time – nothing is worse than waiting for someone who is notoriously late. If he can’t put in the extra care to be somewhere on time for you, then you may want to take this as a warning sign. Talk about it. If it still does not improve, consider the obvious: he just doesn’t care.
He tells YOU when you are being out of line – so far we have made the effort to highlight the mistakes men make. However, women are no walk in the park. If the guy you are seeing can tell you when you are being out of line, or perhaps a tad over-dramatic then he definitely has respect for you. You may not like hearing it. But wouldn’t you rather talk about it with your lover than have it end abruptly because he couldn’t be bothered to try and work it out?
He lets everyone know you are together – one of the first challenges one must face in any new relationship is the battle of the public. The first step is to have the conversation one on one with your lover to establish what you are to each other. Are you dating? Are you just messing around? Is he your boyfriend? Once you figure this out the next step is to see where that leads when you are in public. If your guy is willing to share with others that you are together, he respects you, plain and simple!