1. You will know.
It's a feeling that emerges from the depths of your being. It will feel like a mix between confidence and bliss. This feeling is so organic, you'll question it because it will not resemble the dramatic, stressful, what-if-ing chemistry-manufactured feelings of your past relationships.
2. He calls regularly.
Forget the rules. If a man is courting you, he's calling daily. Not text or email, but an actual call and it will usually end with the phrase "when can I see you again?"
3. He wants to spend time with you.
It is my belief that real, lasting love is developed out of face-to-face time. The truth is, we women can fall into infactuation with a voice, words on the screen and even an idea of a man. But I want to challenge you to seek the real thing and a man wanting to spend time with you is as real as it gets.
4. He protects you.
When Matt and I started dating, I would take the train out to have dinner with him during the week. I was living in San Francisco at the time and inevitably on my ride home, I would fall asleep on the train. One night, I slept through my stop (and every stop afterwards) and had to take an $80.00 cab ride home. After that night, Matt always looked up the time that train would arrive at my stop and would call me five minutes beforehand to make sure I was awake. Of course he lectured me about the dangers of falling asleep on the train late at night. All of which were his ways of protecting me. It's a man nature to want to protect a woman he is courting.
5. He does not rush physical intimacy without first having a discussion with you.
A man who cares for you will not make a move unless he has a conversation with you as to what sex will mean for your relationship. My advice, wait until you're very clear about where the relationship is going before you get intimate.
6. He says he’s falling in love with you.
If he is doing all of the above, the "I love you" is just around the corner. Don't rush him, be at peace, knowing that it's coming.