7 main differences between a simple boyfriend and the love of your life

Is he just a simple boyfriend or your forever love? Here are seven ways to tell.

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  • You love your sweetheart more than anything, but sometimes you're left wondering if he's really the one. Luckily, there are subtle but clear differences between a boyfriend and the man you'll love forever. Here are seven to look for in your man:

  • Simple boyfriend

  • Does things for you when you ask

  • Love of your life

  • Thinks of ways he can make your day

  • A simple boyfriend is always willing to lend a hand when you ask. He doesn't complain and does whatever you need. But the love of your life takes this one step further. He asks himself what he can do to make your day a little easier. He notices the dishes piling up and does them. He hears the baby crying and plays peek-a-boo. He doesn't wait to be told what to do - he seeks out opportunities to help.

  • Simple boyfriend

  • Answers "yes" when you ask if you look OK

  • Love of your life

  • Tells you how beautiful you are (without your promptings)

  • When you're criticizing yourself in front of the mirror, a simple boyfriend will always tell you how beautiful you are The love of your life, however, doesn't miss a moment to remind you how gorgeous you are. You are the prettiest girl in the world to him, and he wants you to see yourself the way he does.

  • Simple boyfriend

  • Listens in the moment

  • Love of your life

  • Listens, remembers and takes action

  • Listening is basic for a simple boyfriend. He hears what you have to say. Maybe he'll remember it, maybe he won't. But the love of your life doesn't just listen. He makes eye contact and asks questions so he fully understands what you're saying.

  • Then he remembers what you said (whether it was venting about a hard day at work or teaching him the right way to separate laundry) and he takes action. He makes your favorite dessert to cheer you up and he tries his best at dividing laundry and asks you if he did it right. The love of your life is constantly listening and improving.

  • Simple boyfriend

  • Attends your family gatherings

  • Love of your life

  • Attends your family gatherings, gets to know them and looks forward to spending more time with them

  • A simple boyfriend supports you by attending your family gatherings and events. The love of your life goes much beyond that. He'll not only visit your family, but also makes an effort to get to know them. He'll then encourage you to spend more time with your family by looking forward to family parties and scheduling future visits.

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  • Simple boyfriend

  • Shows you love through their own love language

  • Love of your life

  • Shows you love through your love language

  • We show and give love in five different ways: gifts, physical touch, quality time, service and words of affirmation. But the way you show love might not be the way your sweetheart wants to receive love.

  • A simple boyfriend will show you love in their own love language. If their love language is gift giving, they'll shower you with gifts. But if your love language is quality time, you might feel like your relationship is suffering if you don't get enough time together.

  • The love of your life knows your love language and shows his adoration through it. He shows you love in all five areas but knows you need a lot more of your primary love language. And he always makes an effort to prove his love in the ways you need most.

  • Simple boyfriend

  • Kisses you goodbye

  • Love of your life

  • Occasionally checks on you during the day

  • A simple boyfriend kisses you goodbye and embraces you when you reunite. The love of your life also doesn't miss a chance to kiss you before you part, but he also takes a moment in his busy day to text you. Even if it's a simple "I love you," he wants you to know you're always on his mind.

  • Simple boyfriend

  • Sets aside time to be with you

  • Love of your life

  • ...and makes sure there's plenty of it

  • A simple boyfriend enjoys spending time with you, but the love of your life makes sure you have plenty of time together. He knows dating doesn't stop once you're married, and he'll continue to date you for the rest of your lives.

  • You've hit the marriage jackpot if your man is the love of your life. But if you consider your man a simple boyfriend, sit down and talk with him. When you both know each other's wants and needs, you can both become each other's forever.

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Shaelynn Miller is a staff writer for FamilyShare who has a passion for writing, video production and photography.

Website: http://shaelynnmiller.weebly.com/

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