Having a boyfriend who wants to be with you constantly and doesn’t want to share you with anyone else might seem flattering at first. It feels good to have someone want you that much especially if you’re not used to that sort of attention. Over time though these once-flattering behaviours might start to get a little more annoying. You no longer have time to yourself or with friends and family. Your boyfriend’s insecurities are now controlling your life. Here are five signs the man you’re dating is insecure.
1. He tells you he loves you really early on
An insecure man will tell you that he loves you very early on. He could do this on your first date or very soon after. It might be nice to hear, but you shouldn’t take it too seriously or say it back if you’re not feeling it. He probably doesn’t know if he loves you this early on, but as an insecure man he thinks it will keep you around. It takes time to get to know someone. If he pressures you into saying it back so early, this is a definite red flag.
2. He threatens to end your relationship a lot
An insecure man will threaten to break up with you a lot in order to validate your feelings for him. If you beg him not to leave, this will make him feel good. You may have told him recently how much he means to you, but if he’s feeling bad about himself for any reason, he will you use to bolster himself up again. If he doesn’t threaten to break up with you, he may insult himself a lot so that you disagree and build up his ego again.
3. He’s clingy