Men are not always great at connecting on an emotional level but if a man is serious about developing a relationship with you he will normally overcome his natural reservations and let down some of the boundaries around sharing his emotions.

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A man who's serious about a relationship is talking about serious things.

He’s looking to qualify you as much as you are looking to qualify him.

Time and attention Time and attention are the cornerstones of a developing relationship as opposed to casual dating.

A man who is serious about getting to know you and working towards a commitment will make time to be in regular contact and to see you whenever possible – he will start conversations and take the initiative when arranging dates and opportunities to get to know you better.

He's only interested in someone listening to him talk or in saying what you want to hear.

Your conversation doesn’t go anywhere because he continues to rehash what has already been.

So how do you decipher what’s going on and really figure out if this guy's serious about you?

Below, I will give you some tips on what to listen for so that you know he’s not playing any games.

”If you listened intently to his answer, you went on a second date with this man because what you’re both looking for the same thing — something serious.