So how do you tell if a guy on Tinder wants to actually date you or just sleep with you?
Depending on how new your relationship is, the extent to these affectionate efforts might differ. You might find that the most important indicator that he's thinking about, or likes you, is that he pays attention to your preferences and makes deliberate attempts to connect with you on that level.
To me, it sounds like you're looking for some signs of affirmation from your guy.
This is healthy and valuable insight that you might not be getting what you need from him or that you're worried he's only using you for sex.
Here are 7 signs you might be confusing love and sex: What was the first thing about your partner to catch your attention?
Was it his or her sense of humor, or an act of kindness you observed?