African men aren’t the most expressive due to societal and cultural expectations. They can be quite elusive with their feelings, especially when it comes to being vulnerable and in love. Even still, their love may be growing for you, yet they won’t show it. Nevertheless, there are little clues they will leave here and there that can ensure you two are heading to greener pastures. Here are some unconventional ways African men show love and affection.
Asks for your two cents
If someone values your input enough to ask for your advice, then you should know that the person holds you in high regard. Especially when it comes to matters of the heart, it’s often those we care about the most that will be in our inner circle. So, if he opens up to you, it can be an inkling of his growing feelings.
He helps you with ‘unmanly’ chores
Let’s face it, African men across the board are conditioned to think that woman should be responsible for many of the numerous household demands – even if you work outside of the home as well. If your husband cares enough about your well-being to help out, despite his upbringing, then he is a keeper.
He’s romantic, even when you two aren’t in bed
Many men use romantic gestures as a means to get the booty. This is one of the oldest tricks in the book, nonetheless, if he goes out of his way to make life extra convenient for you, take it as a good sign.
He buys or cooks food for you
Nothing says I love and care for you more than a meal. The way to a man’s heart may be through his stomach but there are women out there who are foodies too! If he picks you up a snack when you ask or even unexpectedly, he cares…big time.
If your partner takes the time to plan and execute a nice getaway, a quick weekend trip, or a lovely day or evening for you, he definitely loves to see you smile because it more than likely means you’re happy. It’s an even bigger bonus if he’s the reason for your jubilation.
He doesn’t entertain other women
Some individuals need to be validated as proof they are loved. A man can have female friendships but one who is serious about one woman won’t let his friendships get in the way. He’ll have clear boundaries set and you, as his partner will be well aware of all of his female friends.
Doesn’t take your presence for granted
Some of us tend to get bored when we’re around the same person often. This can cause complacency which can dull the fires in your romance. If your man is dazzled by your presence in the general scheme of things, your relationship is solid. This doesn’t mean you don’t have rough patches; it just indicates that you navigate through challenges together effectively.
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At the end of the day, a relationship can only thrive if the involved parties nurture it. If we take the time to honor ourselves, our partners and our objectives, we will be able to live as happy as possible.
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