One admirable male characteristic is that, once you gain their trust, they become loyal allies. Among themselves, they develop a strong bond of friendship. And to a woman, a man becomes not only a friend but he becomes a confidante, and even some sort of modern-day knight in shining armor.
It’s a nice feeling when you know that a man is a loyal to you. Here’s a checklist to test his loyalty:
He can be relied upon.
You can be almost certain that when a man is loyal to you, that he will be there. There may be certain circumstances when he won’t be available, but for sure, he would do his best and find a way to help you. And even if he can’t be physically present, you know that he’s not really absent either.
He is willing to make sacrifices for you.
Making sacrifices for another person is a difficult thing to do, even little ones. But if a man is willing to give something up, like a game or a night out with his friends, because you asked him to, then you can be certain that there is an amount of loyalty that’s involved.
He defends you.
He will not tolerate any comments thrown against you, and he will shield you from any negative criticisms. Because of his loyalty, he would feel that any attack against you hurts him, too. This does not necessarily mean that he will turn violent all of a sudden. It’s just that he will protect you in any way he knows how.
He has nothing to hide.
He is open towards you because he knows he has nothing to hide. Loyalty means transparency, because he believes that you are worthy of his trust.
He puts you in priority.
You are one of the few items listed high above his virtual priority list. Therefore, above everyone and everything else, he will give you his time, his attention, and himself. Only in certain unavoidable circumstances will he prioritize something else above you.
He takes your side when you’re right…
When you are absolutely right, you can be assured that he will be on your side. He will stand by you through thick and thin.
… But he is still by your side when you’re not.
He may not take your side if you are wrong but he will remain by your side through it all. Don’t take it against him, he is entitled to his own opinion after all.