Investment: He invests heavily in the relationship, dedicating time, energy, and emotion more than what typical friendship calls for. This shows that you are a priority and that he values your relationship.
Jealousy: He exhibits signs of mild jealousy – not the unhealthy, controlling kind, but the protective type that reveals care and possibly romantic feelings.
Mate Retention Tactics: He subtly employs strategies to ward off potential competitors, indicating that he wants you for himself. This could range from being more affectionate when others are around to making sure it’s just the 2 of you together.
Future Orientation: He includes you when he talks about future plans. This shows that he sees a long-term potential in your relationship and wants you to be a part of his future.