Chivalry is not dead there do exists men who take good care of their partner. Here are 10 people defining 10 signs that he is a Keeper.
1. When he protects you from morning sun while you are sleeping
“We were on the couch and I fell asleep. After a little bit, the sun started streaming in the window…I woke up to his hand shielding my eyes from the sun. Always thought that was a sweet gesture.”
2. When he doesn’t drink coffee but makes it for you. He is a keeper
“My boyfriend bought a coffee maker for when I stayed over. He doesn’t drink coffee. One morning I was leaving and he came running outside to give me a hot cup for my drive. Yep, he’s pretty great.”
3. When he enthusiastically, cooks dinner when you are late from work.
“If he enthusiastically cooks dinner, even if you didn’t ask him to, he’s definitely a keeper.”
4. When you can argue with him and still get along.
“When you have a big argument, but it doesn’t affect the things you normally do for each other.”
“For me, he’s honest even when it’s hard to be or he knows I won’t like it. I respect nothing more than honesty. Another thing is willingness to be a part of my family and come visit them with me, and understand how important they are to me even though I don’t always get along with them.”
6. When he actually listens to what you say, rather than pretending.
“I think it is in the tiny details. For example, the guy I am seeing now listens to what I say and remembers it. When I met him I told him I don’t like Thing 1, and he remembers it still. It is also in the way he shows he respects you. I also find that being able to have a full conversation about both serious and fun stuff, shows ‘compatibility.’ And if he is interested in your interests, that is also a sure sign. And acceptance of who you are and what you do and what you look like, and someone that makes you feel good, even when you’re feeling like a 1 ton truck that day.”
7. When he cares for you, even when you had a big fight.
“I was over at my boyfriend’s house and my boyfriend and I got into a pretty bad argument because of something I did and he was really pissed, so we didn’t talk for the rest of the night. I didn’t have my house keys so we slept on opposite sides of the bed, and I didn’t have a blanket. Well in the middle of the night I felt him put a blanket over me and put my head on a pillow, that’s how I knew.”
8. When he treats you gently, even when he is in off mood. He is a keeper.
“When he’s gentle with you, always, no matter what mood he’s in.
When he’s patient enough to reassure you again and again that he’s not going anywhere.
When he stays up late to fix the problem instead of just going to sleep thinking that “she’ll get over it in the morning”.
When you feel like you can tell him anything and everything, without worrying if he would judge you or think any less of you.
It’s so rare to find a guy as patient as that, and I’m really glad to have found someone like that in my SO. Definitely a keeper :)”
9. When he admits his fault and is willing to apologize.
“Being willing to apologize and admit fault. Actions matching words. Being willing to be uncomfortable/put out when you’re in need (I.e.-staying up with you all night at the ER with a bad bout of food poisoning even though they have to work the next day).”
10. When he soothes you when you’re crying.
“I realized the first time I stayed over at his. I had a really bad nightmare and burst into tears in my sleep. He gently woke me up and I could not stop crying. I must have looked a mess and he must have thought that I was crazy but he held me and soothed me. I feel so safe when I wake up next to him. We joke about our first night spent together and how I woke up crying-although I don’t think he has told any of his friends about it!”