1. He wants you to befriend his friends. No, not like “Hey, we’ll be at this bar around 11 p.m. – you should stop by.” Instead, he talks about how he knows you’ll get along with his college best friend and picks a day for you all to go to dinner and get to know each other.
2. He remembers something you mentioned in passing. You once joked about how you can (and sometimes do) eat peanut butter out of the jar. So when the dessert menu comes, he zeroes in on the peanut butter sundae because he knows you’ll like it.
3. He sends you an article that made him think of you. The travel section of the paper had an article on Greece, and didn’t you just say you wanted to go there one day?