11 Signs You’re Dating A Boy And Not A Man

A male can be a boy at 35, or a man at 18. Choose wisely.

1. A man pays for dinner if he asks you out.

And if you asked him out, he at least makes the gesture to pay.

A boy will also split hairs about who ordered what.

Even though he ate half of your fries and was the one who suggested that you get an appetizer.

2. A man shows up on time.

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And if he is running late he will let you know.

A boy shows up an hour late, having lost track of time playing Call of Duty.

3. A man thinks ahead and plans for his future.

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Just wanting to invest in his future is a good sign. He doesn’t actually have to have a Roth IRA and a stock portfolio, though that would be nice.

A boy plans as far as lunch.

And even those plans aren’t set in stone.

4. A man is cool with you hanging out with your guy friends.

A boy gets “jelly” when you do.

He also uses the word “jelly.”

5. A man will engage with your friends and family.

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Even if it almost kills him.

A boy says he “just isn’t ready for that, yet.”

Other things he’s not ready for: settling down, getting a job, returning your box set of Arrested Development, etc.

6. A man has opinions on where to eat.

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Even if it is a simple, “Sounds good to me.”

A boy says, “You pick.”

Then proceeds to shut down every suggestion you make.

7. A man doesn’t take himself too seriously.

A boy does and cannot take a joke.

Seriously, not everything is a personal affront. Take a chill pill, OK?

8. A man thinks farts are funny.

A boy thinks farts are funny too.

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This one is sort of a wash. Although, farting on you he finds hilarious.

9. A man knows how to respond to, “Do I look fat in this?”

It’s always “no.”

A boy suffers from foot-in-mouth disease.

I’m sorry on behalf of my gender.

10. A man is a considerate lover.

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A boy is considerately not.

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11. A man is there when you need a shoulder to cry on.

A boy is nowhere to be found.

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You tell ‘em, Phil. You tell ‘em.

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