Dating and serious friendship
It’s no surprise that you’re wondering whether the latest guy actually wants anything serious at all. However, if you put down the cynicism for just a second, you’ll realize that the signs are blatantly clear.
He may offer jokes, background information about himself and his ties to you, and listen intently to what they have to say.
He should be filling you in on inside jokes, funny memories, and people’s names and connections.
He’ll try his hardest to make you feel included, and to get his loved ones to like you too.
A guy looking to get serious will find that common ground, and use it as a stepping-stone to establish a more meaningful connection with you.
If he’s looking for a hookup, he won’t care if you don’t share anything to talk about, or have anything to do together.
If the guy asks you for advice, and at least takes it into consideration, then he cares about what you have to say.