2018 was totally the year of self-love and we finally got the chance to connect with ourselves. We were able to figure out what truly makes us happy, and nothing can get in the way of that now!
More than ever, we now have the strength to meet someone new and know exactly what we're looking for. We're so over playing games and are ready to find the real deal. That's why we are ready to settle down with someone new during 2019! We decided that the best way to figure out our next step is to analyze the guys that we're into. The truth is that our crushes are constantly sending signals, and it's only right to figure out what it is that they exactly want.
The last thing we need is to fall for someone who isn't willing to give us 100% of themselves. That's why we've figured out the 12 signs that he's ready to settle down and be completely truthful. Also, the 12 signs that he prefers to keep things casual. This is absolutely key in helping us figure out whether our man is in it for the real deal or is simply playing around. Get ready to find out if he's a keeper or someone just not worth the time!
24 Keep It Casual: He Keeps To Himself
If he's not willing to open up to you, there is probably something off. Instead of showing you his whole heart, he's not ready to fully get involved. If he's keeping to himself, then he isn't willing to settle down.
Instead, he's too scared to fully open up to the person he's dating. If he's not being open with you, then he is not ready to fully commit. If you get the vibe that he's afraid to fully settle down, then he's simply not ready. Don't waste your time trying to get him to open up if he's not willing to himself. If he was ready to fully settle down with someone special, he would have totally done so!
23 Settle Down: He Basically Acts Like A Boyfriend
If he's already acting like your boyfriend, then he's totally ready to make it official. He's already so crazy about you that he feels comfortable enough to act like your man. He is so ready to let you know how he truly feels and isn't about to hide his emotions.
If you notice that the guy you're into is acting this way, then he's totally obsessing over you. Don't be scared to take the next step as he's so ready to make things work! You're totally not over-reacting when it comes to this sign. If he feels ready to act like your boyfriend, maybe it's time to give him the opportunity to actually become your man!
22 Keep It Casual: Dates Are Always The Same
If you notice that your dates are constantly the same with your crush, then he isn't that interested. He's not willing to do something new with you since he doesn't care that much for the future. If he's not willing to put in the effort for something new, then he simply isn't interested.
There is no point in sticking around with someone who doesn't think about the future. You deserve someone who is head over heels for you and is excited to try something new. If you're willing to stick around with someone who isn't willing to put in the effort, it's time to totally move on.
21 Settle Down: Constantly Talking About The Future
It's safe to say that he is completely head over heels for you if he's always talking about the future. He wouldn't be talking about the future of your relationship if he didn't think it would be going somewhere. Unless he's full-on lying to you, he's totally obsessed with you!
We're positive that if he's talking about the future, then he absolutely adores you. If you're ready to settle down with him, then totally go for it. He is more than ready to make things official as that's his next move. This is definitely the best sign that you could ask for! While there is no guarantee that things will work out, it is definitely time to take the next step.
20 Keep It Casual: He’s Always Texting
If he isn't willing to shift his attention from his phone to you, then you should be over him. There is no point in sticking around with someone who isn't willing to give you 100% of himself. If he thinks that there is something more important than you, then he isn't your guy.
He simply isn't ready to settle down and there is nothing that you can do. The last thing you want is to date someone who isn't willing to give you all of their attention. Plus, no one knows who he's texting exactly. Whether it's his friends or his new lover, you should ditch him ASAP if he's still playing these games.
19 Settle Down: He Doesn’t Have A Hidden Agenda
If you can read your lover like an open book, then it's time to take the next step. If you get the vibe that your lover doesn't have any hidden interests, then you're in the clear. Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to find someone this special.
If you feel fully comfortable with your new lover, then you shouldn't be scared. He's totally ready to settle down and isn't scared to show his true self. Once you can tell that he doesn't have a hidden agenda, then it's definitely time to make things official. Don't read too much into the situation when you have your answer right in front of you!
18 Keep It Casual: He’s Not Willing To Spend A Whole Day Together
You can tell that your lover isn't willing to take the next step if he isn't going to spend the whole day with you. There is no point in dating someone who is constantly running away after seeing you. He's so not going to settle down in a relationship if he can't even spend a day with you.
Rather, you want a lover who is more than obsessed with spending endless time with you. If he's not willing to dedicate himself fully to you, then he so isn't your man. Don't waste your time with someone who isn't obsessing over you. He's not in it for the right reasons, and you shouldn't stick around to give him time to figure it out!
17 Settle Down: He’s There During The Difficult Times
If you notice your man running away when times get rough, then he isn't your guy. However, if he's always by your side even during the hardest times, then he definitely adores you. If he's already always there for you, then you should totally make things official.
Not everyone is lucky enough to have someone there for them, especially during the hardest times. However, if you notice him trying to help you figure things out, then you can see his genuine intentions. He isn't planning on running away when times get rough. Instead, he's always going to be there for you, even when times get incredibly difficult.
16 Keep It Casual: He Doesn’t Care About The Relationship Status
If your lover simply isn't interested in the status of your relationship, then it's time to let him go. The last thing that he's thinking about is the future of your relationship. Instead, he's totally doing his own thing and doesn't care about what anyone else thinks.
Sadly, that isn't what you need. You don't need a man in your life who isn't willing to settle down. You want someone who is willing to let you know exactly how he feels and what he wants. Don't waste your time trying to figure out the status of your relationship when he isn't willing to do so!
15 Settle Down: He Constantly Wants To Spend Time Together
If your lover is willing to spend 100% of their time with you, then you should totally know what it is that he desires. He is more than ready to settle down with someone special if he's willing to give you his true self. Your man is definitely head over heels for you if he just can't get enough time with you.
It's safe to say that he is ready to settle down if he's constantly trying to spend all of his time with you. Don't keep stressing over the status of your relationship when you already have the answer right in front of you. Your lover is more than ready to settle down and take the next step in the relationship!
14 Keep It Casual: He Doesn’t Put Much Effort Into Things
If he isn't willing to put in any effort, then it's time to let him go. It's almost guaranteed that he doesn't want to fully commit if he can't even commit to putting in the effort to make things work. The truth of the matter is that you don't even deserve to be with someone who isn't willing to put in the effort.
No one deserves to lust over someone who isn't willing to be their genuine self. If you feel as if your lover just isn't willing to do the hard work that you deserve, then you should run off and find someone new. There is no point in sticking around when he just isn't too serious about what's going on.
13 Settle Down: He Doesn’t Care For Other Girls
If you find that your lover is completely into you and no one else, then you definitely found a keeper. There is no point in obsessing over someone who isn't willing to give you their all. If they think that you're about to play their little games, you're not.
You know he's the one if the last thing on his mind is other girls. If he's all about you every time you're out, then he's your man. His eyes are only on you and no one else. If you're positive that he adores you, then he's totally ready to settle down. He couldn't care less about anyone else!
12 Keep It Casual: Constant Physical Compliments
If all that he cares about is your physical qualities, he isn't the right guy for you. Instead, you need someone who continues to look past the surface when getting to know you. While constant compliments are nice, they're not going to cut it.
Instead, he has to have a desire to truly get to know you. He has to be completely interested in understanding you on a personal basis. Whether this is emotionally, intellectually, or spiritually. If all your boo cares about is the physical aspect of your relationship, it's time to move on. That simply proves that his heart isn't in it for the right reasons. Instead, he has an agenda of his own.
11 Settle Down: He’s Completely Truthful
You know you totally found a keeper if your man is completely truthful. If that's the case, you should be able to tell if your man is completely transparent and an open book. In this case, he'll be more than interested in always letting you know exactly what he's thinking.
If you have to figure out whether he's lying or not, he probably is. If instead, you're positive that he is always honest, then you should realize that he's ready to settle down. He isn't here to play any games and instead is ready to offer his genuine self to you completely. While it might be hard to believe that he could actually be completely honest, he probably is!
10 Keep It Casual: He Still Talks To His Ex
It's a major red flag if your lover is still talking to his ex. While all relationships end in their own way, it's best to simply let your exes go. If you're still looking to stay in touch with your ex, then there is a 50% chance it is because you are not over them.
Instead, we would recommend that you ditch your lover and let him figure out his past. There is no way that he will be ready to settle down with someone new if he hasn't let go of his ex. While he can keep trying to convince you that there is unfinished business, that just isn't the case. He's totally not ready to settle down as he has way too many loose ends.
9 Settle Down: He Doesn’t Hide His Emotions
If your man is acting like an open book, then he's probably completely into you. He isn't scared to be himself and feels like he can be truthful with his past and present. There is no point in sticking around with someone who doesn't express their true self.
A relationship can only last if both people are completely transparent. If you're getting the vibe that your man is just not comfortable acting like his genuine self, then he probably just isn't ready to settle down. Instead, take some more time to get to know each other. If you're getting the feeling like you know your partner completely, then it's just meant to be.
8 Keep It Casual: Weekends Are The Only Time You See Him
If your lover is only willing to see you during the weekends, then you better run. He is so not willing to settle down for the real deal and has his own thing going on behind your back. Only seeing someone during the weekend is a major red flag.
He's basically living a double life and isn't including you in his day-to-day life. If you think that it's normal to only see each other once a week like clockwork, you're way off. He's not ready to integrate you into his daily life. Until you start spending more time together, there is no hope that this relationship will actually go somewhere.
7 Settle Down: He Jokes About Marriage
It's a major step for a guy to be joking about the future. You know that he is completely into you if he's already talking about marriage. Even if he brings up the topic as a joke, it actually shows a lot.
This means that the thought of marriage has definitely crossed his mind. More importantly, he actually sees a future growing between you two. While it might be a little hard to predict what's to come, this is a huge step. Your lover is more than willing to see where your relationship might go. If you're ready to take the next step, then your man is just as ready!
6 Keep It Casual: He’s Surrounded By Women
While he might want to downplay it, it's actually a big deal. If you constantly notice that your man is always surrounded by other women, you should be a bit nervous. Why would he settle down when he has endless options?
He might be interested in all of the attention that he's getting much more than dedicating himself to one person. Plus, the last thing that you want is to date someone who is constantly surrounded by other people. You'll never feel positive that your man is totally yours when there are other people in the picture. A few might be okay, but endless threats are not what you need!
5 Settle Down: Planning Vacations Together
Whether these vacations actually happen or not isn't what's important. The fact is that your lover is already looking into the future. He doesn't see your little romance as a fling, and instead as the real deal. While it might not happen in the near future, he has totally thought about it!
This also means that your man wants to travel the world together. We can't imagine anything more romantic! This is also a great sign that your lover is willing to spend a long period of time together. Rather than just running away for a short period of time together, he is more than willing to be together 24/7.
4 Keep It Casual: He Loves To Talk About Himself
If your man is constantly talking about himself, it's time for him to go. The last thing that you want is to stick around with someone who isn't in it for the right reasons. If he's more interested in showing himself off, then he has no interest in you.
You want a man who is desperate to find out absolutely everything about you. While it might be interesting to listen to him, he has to reciprocate the emotion. The last thing that you want is to be absolutely obsessed with his every word when he couldn't care less. If he isn't willing to hear about how amazing you are, it's time to let him go.
3 Settle Down: He’s Comfortable Being His True Self
When your man feels like he can be his authentic self, then you've reached a stable point in your relationship. There is no point in stressing over things when everything is absolutely perfect! If you notice that your partner feels comfortable around you, then you've hit the jackpot.
He doesn't feel like he has to wear a mask to impress you. Instead, you absolutely adore him for who he is and couldn't care less about anything less. If he's comfortable enough to show his soul to you, you better be able to reciprocate this emotion. If that's the case, then the two of you are destined to be together!
2 Keep It Casual: He Hides His Friends And Family
If you're getting the vibe that he's keeping his family and friends away from you, you're probably not overreacting. It's safe to say that he doesn't see a future together if he isn't willing to integrate you into his life. If you've never met even one friend, that's totally a red flag.
While there is a huge chance that he is simply keeping you away from his family and friends since they might be problematic, we doubt that's what it is. Instead, he might not be fully comfortable with introducing you to everyone since he might not know where your relationship is going. If you're getting the vibe that he might just not be ready to introduce you to everyone, then he might not be your man.
1 Settle Down: He Just Can’t Get Enough Time Together
Isn't he just so adorable! When your man just can't spend any time away from you, then you know he is completely obsessed. He is more than ready to settle down and is simply looking for the right moment to do so.
Don't try to overanalyze this situation as you already have the answer right in front of you. There is no point in stressing out over what's going on when everything is absolutely on cloud nine. If you notice that your lover wants to be with you 24/7, then make sure to do so! There is absolutely no point in not being together when you should be!