He at times shows a sort of crush-like affection for Gloria.
Phil is always reminding Jay of when he fixed his wireless printer, trying to show Jay that he can be manly.
In the Season 3 episode "Dude Ranch", Phil shows considerable skill both on horseback and with a shotgun. or he might make a historical reference such as "John Philip Sousa! It is revealed in "Tableau Vivant" that Phil had once tried to break up with Claire but didn't have the courage to do so.