1. When they say something so sweet, something so honest that it makes them a little nervous, and that's what makes it special.
2. When they pull you over to lay on them and your head fits in that little alcove between their chest and shoulders and everything just smells of cologne and manliness, intoxicating you completely.
3. Their acts of classic gallantry, like when they not only ask you whether you feel cold or need a coat, but take it off and wrap it around you.
4. When they defy gender norms by going shopping with you or cooking you a wonderful, (sometimes not so-wonderful!) home cooked meal...but the gesture just makes you wanna hug them tight and never let go.
5. When they cry over something that means a lot to them - 'Man tears', which is the easiest way to get a girl to just melt over them.
6. When they are honest and admit their shortcomings.
7. When they simply stare at you and smile when you talk and then out of nowhere plant a kiss which is probably the best feeling there is in the world.
8. When they play with kids or animals, hold babies, talk about their future kids or admit that they sometimes think of potential names for their children.
9. When they seem to enjoy something that they never did before, only because it makes you happy.
And when asked how they do it, they're like...
10. When they handle a situation calmly and tell you not to worry because they're there for you.
11. When they get frustrated over little things like not being able to fix some household thing that broke or their sports team losing.
12. When you’re upset and they say “shh, shh” or other comforting things while they pull you in their arms… does anyone else know what I’m talking about? Because, Oh My God!
13. When they’re confident of themselves, but not cocky about it.
14. When they respect a woman and hold them in high regard, and talk about her for reasons that have nothing to do with her beauty or appearance.
15. When they love you for who you are and not what they want you to be, and that makes you love them even more.