1. He never puts up a counterargument.
There's no way anyone is that agreeable. You might have the chillest boyfriend in the whole world (What's cooler than being cool? Your boyfriend, apparently), but more likely, he'd rather you get your way than risk disagreeing with you.
2. He agrees with you and then immediately goes back to watching TV.
Yeah, sure, he loves that dress, but he loves watching Monday Night Football way more. He was prepping that "Yeah, sure, honey" before he even turned his head to look at it. This interaction is the basic foundation of pretty much every sitcom dad ever.
3. You have to fight to even get an opinion out of him.
He does his best to avoid even telling you what you want to hear. He tries to shrug off loaded questions, or he lies down and pretends to go to sleep as a defense mechanism.
4. You tend to berate him when he does share his opinion.
If he's just telling you what he thinks you want to hear, it might be less because he's so passive and more because you're so aggressive. If you find yourself criticizing him any time your opinions don't match up, he might decide offering up any legitimate info isn't even worth it.
5. He tends to be very vague.
"Oh, you know, whatever" and "I'm not really hungry so you can pick the restaurant" might as well be written on his family crest. When you ask him for his opinion, he opens his mouth and words come out, but it's not like you got anything constructive out of it.
6. He doubles back on himself constantly.
He reads you very carefully, and if it looks like he's saying the wrong thing, he backs up, murmurs, "On second thought," and then gives you a perfect answer … an answer that's a little too perfect.
7. He just leaves the room as soon as he gives you a response.
He tries to form an opinion around what he thinks you want him to say, and then bails before you have a chance to poke holes in his incredibly shaky opinion.
8. He agrees with you, but then acts moody when he doesn't get his way.
He's not strong enough to disagree with you, and he's not strong enough to keep it under wraps after you take him at face value.
9. He makes a nondescript "mmm" noise when you ask him a question.
You just asked him if he wants kids and he replied with some kind of grunt/moan hybrid. What does that noise mean? It could be a yes or a no, and it gives him enough wiggle room to bring it up later and tell you that you misheard him.
10. He tells you it's only important what you think.
This is just a cop-out move lifted word-for-word from the last five minutes of an after-school special, if they made after-school specials about what you two should do this weekend.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.