12 Signs a Guy Likes You But Won’t Admit it

By on September 26, 2016






The really crazy and confusing thing about when you catch feelings for someone is the fact that many of us try to hide it. We go through so much trouble just to keep the person we really like from finding out the truth about how we feel.

Why do we do this?

The truth is, pretty much every single human being has a fear of rejection. Those that claim they don’t are just very, very skilled at hiding this feeling. The fear of being rejected can cause us to hold onto our feelings and never reveal it to the person we care most about.

The horrible thing about this is that we can miss out on the best things by just keeping our feeling hidden. Wouldn’t you rather admit how you’re feeling with the chance of something great happening than to hold onto your feelings with the certainty that nothing will?

Most guys would rather chance the latter and it can be really frustrating – especially if you actually like them! However, there are signs that can give away just how a guy is feeling about you even if he won’t admit it himself. Here’s how to tell if a guy likes you but won’t admit it.

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  1. He stares at you often.

If a guy likes you, he’s going to look at you a lot because he finds you attractive. He also will be looking at you a lot because he wants to notice everything about you and your little quirks. However, when you see him staring and he turns away, this is a sign he likes you but just won’t admit it. He never wants you to notice how much he’s looking.

  1. He starts conversations with you but keeps them short.

If he’s the one to always start your conversations and always the first person to try and talk to you, but he always keeps them short, like he’s trying to avoid going into a lot of detail, this is a sign he likes you but just doesn’t want to admit it. When a guy starts the conversations but then abruptly stops them, it’s because he doesn’t want you to know just how much he wants to talk with you.

  1. He remembers all the special occasions in your life.

If he’s texting you happy birthday and asking how your big interview went and basically commenting on any day that has importance to you, he likes you. The difficult part about this is that it’s a clear sign he cares about your day, but it also signifies that he doesn’t want to admit he likes you because he’s keeping it very friendly.

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  1. He tries to cheer you up when you’re visibly upset.

This is a huge sign that a guy likes you. If he’s a person to try and make you feel better when you feel sad or upset, he really likes you. However, when he does this and then kind of backs off and doesn’t push you to feel better, that’s because he doesn’t want to admit just how much he likes you.

  1. He asks personal questions about you.

No guy is going to want to know your favorite dessert or your all time life goals if he doesn’t care about you. If he likes you, he’ll want to know everything really personal about you. He’ll start asking all about your childhood and all your interests. But if he does this in a way that seems like he has a reason to ask these questions, it’s because he won’t admit he likes you.

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  1. He double texts you.

This is a big sign that a guy likes you but is easily hidden by the fact that you can’t prove it just by a double text. If you don’t know what that is, it’s when you get two or more texts in a row from him without having replied to any. This just means that he really wants to talk to you and wants to get your attention.

  1. He gives you low-key compliments.

When a guy compliments your looks, he’s being obvious that he likes you. But if he compliments your personality or your interests in a way that makes you confused if it really was just a compliment, then he likes you but doesn’t want to admit that he does. He’s hiding the fact that he does but he also can’t help NOT complimenting you on something.

  1. He asks if you’ll be at parties/events.

If you have the same friend group and know of the same parties or events that are happening and he always asks if you’ll be attending them, he likes you but just won’t admit it. He’s not asking you to go to those parties with him because he’s trying to hid that he likes you, but he also really wants to know if you’ll be there so he can be prepared properly.

  1. He acts like he likes you, but never talks about his feelings.

If there’s a guy that’s always complimenting you and following you around and talking to you all the time but never, ever talks about himself or how he’s feeling, it’s because he just won’t admit that he has feelings for you. Some guys make the conversations all about you so they can determine just how much they do like you, but they withhold information about themselves so they don’t give away their feelings for you.

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  1. His friends tell you he likes you.

This is a huge giveaway that a guy likes you but won’t admit it himself. If his friends are secretly going up to you and telling you about how much their friend likes you, it’s a clear sign that he does. This happens very often because his friends really want him to make a go for it, but he’s just too stubborn to admit his own feelings. If this happens to you, then it’s safe to assume that he really does like you.

  1. He denies it when you ask him.

If you’ve ever tried to approach a guy and ask if he likes you and he immediately gets embarrassed and even denies the entire thing, it’s clear that he just doesn’t want to admit it. For whatever reason he has an issue with his feelings for you and might even not be ready for a relationship. If you’re confident he likes you but he says he doesn’t, then he might not be ready to tell you how he feels just yet.

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  1. He tries to hang out with you alone.

If you’re at a party and you always seem to be talking to JUST him and he slyly made it so the two of you are alone, then he might really like you but just not want to admit it. Another sign is if you plan on going on a group outing and everyone ends up canceling but him and HE is the one who arranged the whole thing, it may be because he never even told the others to come.

Guys that don’t admit their feelings are always really frustrating. However, they usually have a good reason for doing so. But if you notice any of the signs above when talking with a guy you know, it could mean he likes you but just won’t admit it.





111 Comments

  1. Belle

    January 23, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I have a guy that I like a lot and I know he likes me back too, but we are both too shy to admit it. Apart from that, my entire class ships both of us together and I hate it. I keep telling them that I do not like him to stop them. Even his friends have tried to tell me that he likes methrough messaging. I feel like I want to tell him but I do not have the guts to do so. What should I do?

    P.S. He does not know I like him and he also does not know that I know I like him either……

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 23, 2017 at 9:56 am

      It is clear that the two of you like each other and everyone knows it. He likely knows that you like him. There is no reason to lie about your feelings toward him. It will only cause him to stop liking you. Sit next to him the next time that you see him. Talk with him about your thoughts and feelings. He will do the same with you. Maybe start eating with him at lunch or walking home with him after school. Have a great day, Belle!

  2. isha

    January 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Hi… There is a guy whom I like since last 2and a half yrs. We were classmates and eventually became best friends… He shares everything with me… Treats me different… Is concerned about me… And does all crazy things to make me accept a sorry from him when I am angry with him…. Three months before we both got admission in different high schools and are now at present in different states…. He use to whatsapp me nearly every day… And one day I told him about my feelings he said he doesn’t feel like that and asked me to find someone else….. After that he is kind of avoiding me…. No replies to my texts and all….. So I too started to forget him and stopped sending messages to him and now after me ignoring him he again started texting and all…. In almost every chat he tells me that he is single and looking for a relationship…. I really don’t know what he wants and what he feels abt him…. He has denied it but still I feel otherwise… Help plz

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 20, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      He is probably looking for a relationship. He has made his feelings about establishing a relationship with you clear. If he is still talking to you about it, then perhaps you should bring it up again. Distance is likely a problem as it is possible that he wants more than what a long distance relationship can offer. Decide what you want to do with your friendship. Best of luck, Isha!

  3. Brendan Lane

    January 19, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I’m a guy I like to read reason girls think why we deny that we love her well 1. It can be the male has a depression disorder like me if he does he doesn’t want to be denied and have awkward feeling with the female 2. Everyone think guys are simple but we are not I like to over think everything and want everything go perfect most guys do this because we want to make sure we get what we want this leads up to some other guy betting him to her that’s all I have for now so yeah…

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 19, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and insights. It is certain that you will help other readers in the future. Please share your ideas in the future. Have a great day, Brendan!

  4. Maj

    January 18, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Hi. I like a lot. We’ve chatting for 5 months. He treats me so right. I get confused to that. He really cares if Im not okay. Then i ask him this question.. why are you like that? He answered because I m a true friend. I should always be here for you. Before he said, he doesnt like any girl at the office but then. I told him theres a guy whos also chatting me. Then he told me i have 3 crushes in the office. It hurts me though.. i do like him a lot. We talked personal things. He asked me what are the things i like in men and doesnt like. My favorite colors. Asking about my family. And introducing his family pictures through chat. And sending his wacky pictures to make me feel okay. Does he secretly like me? Or i must believe him that he is just a true friend?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      He may secretly like you. He may not have liked that you told him that you were talking to another person. That is not something that you normally would say to someone that you are interested in. Keep talking to him. Learn more about him and he learns more about you. You may find that your relationship will grow as you put more time into it. Best of luck, Maj!

  5. Nicky

    January 14, 2017 at 10:12 am

    I am having a trouble.I love one person..I expressed my feeling but he denied..so many girls used to propose him.but I love him truely..but he always do text me..and wants to see me always..even he likes going out with me.what should I know from dis?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 14, 2017 at 11:55 am

      If he is spending time with you and speaking with you, then he is either your friend or wants to become closer to you. Continue to speak with him and be his friend. If you find that he is treating you well and spending time with you, then enjoy your friendship. If he has made his feelings clear with you that he does not want to establish a relationship with you at this time, then you should take this time to look inward and determine what you want for your future. Enjoy life and have a great day, Nicky!

  6. Itsjustme

    January 14, 2017 at 3:47 am

    So there’s this guy, he was my senior in high school.. We got to know each other some few months back.. And the way he texts me really confuses me.. Like.. I can’t say if he likes me or not.. He does almost all the signs that you’ve written.. I’m really confused! What do I do? 😭😭

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Your best bet would be to try to spend time with him in person. Perhaps try to go on a nature walk with him or even out to a meal. Texting can be difficult for some people, but if you spend time together, then you may find that your relationship will flourish. Best of luck!

  7. Brittany

    January 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Ok so there is this boy Who I like since last year and last year we were in love with each other but I still love him and I really want to know if he still has feelings for me because I really want to go out with him just that i don’t know if he feels the same way he has been sending me mixed signals and I don’t know what to do about it should i tell him i like or not? Sometimes I feel like he likes me and sometimes I feel like he doesn’t what do I do???

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 13, 2017 at 10:02 am

      If you feel as though he is sending you mixed signals, then he likely is uncertain about his feelings toward you. If you want to get the answers from him, then speak directly and honestly with him about your feelings. It is always best to be clear with your concerns. This will give your partner the chance to tell you about his feelings. Best of luck, Brittany!

  8. Shirley

    January 2, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Hi! I have a guy friend who I’ve been texting since more than a year. He was a classmate of mine, but I never spoke to him. Now we’ve gone really close to each other. We’ve been talking more often, and we know each other quite well. He keeps flirting with me over text, and says I’m the best, beautiful, special and a Queen. However, sometimes we don’t chat for a few days. I’ve tried my best to know about whether he likes any girl, and he said he doesn’t like anyone. I’ve tried knowing about what he thinks about me, but was unsuccessful. I have a strong feeling he likes me, but is afraid to confess it. What should I do? Should I text him that I like him? Or do I wait for him to say it first?

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 3, 2017 at 11:41 am

      You should try to hang out with him in person. It is clear that he is interested in you. Tell him that you like him and be honest about your feelings. If he responds in kind, then you know that the two of you can become closer. If he says that he does not like you, which is unlikely, then you know that you do not need to attempt to develop a relationship with him. Enjoy life and have fun, Shirley!

      • Shirley

        January 4, 2017 at 1:38 am

        Thanks for the advice! So texting anyone about your feelings is a bad idea, right?

        • web admin

          web admin

          January 4, 2017 at 9:37 am

          It would be better to tell someone your feelings in person if you are going to do that, and it is also a good idea to have a general idea of how they might respond first. If you do not think that they are interested, then you may only get a rejection or could even make the relationship first. Every situation and person is highly unique though, so go with whatever course of action you feel comfortable with.

          • Shirley

            January 4, 2017 at 7:14 pm

            Thank you!

            • web admin

              web admin

              January 6, 2017 at 10:05 am

              No problem!

    • thatoneidiot

      January 7, 2017 at 11:04 am

      Text him: Boyyyyy I know you like me, you ain’t hiding it I like you back wanna hook up? If he denies then he really doesn’t, in that case tell him that you were trying to confirm it, if he accepts then CRUSH HIS HEART AND EAT HIS LUNGS FOR DINNER, or if you like him back go on a date

      • web admin

        web admin

        January 7, 2017 at 11:51 am

        The advice was a bit colorful, but it sounds spot on. Shirley will never know for sure if he likes her or not unless she makes a move, so she may as well do it. Thanks for commenting!

        • Shirley

          January 13, 2017 at 8:38 am

          Oh yes, I agree with the fact that I won’t get an answer unless I make a move. But I think the fear which most people face is the friendship getting destroyed. What do y’all think about it?

          • web admin

            web admin

            January 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

            Many people choose to keep a friendship instead of asking someone out. This is perfectly normal and acceptable. Friendships have been lost because of someone making a move before determining that it would be a reasonable risk. Perhaps ‘When in doubt, do without’ may apply here. If you determine that you can ask your crush out without concern, then do so. Best of luck, Shirley!

            • Shirley

              January 14, 2017 at 10:01 pm

              Thank you again!

  9. Joana

    December 19, 2016 at 12:15 am

    I don’t know about Chris but he surely has a big problem.
    Well honestly, I’m in the process of moving on since I just made a hypothesis that he likes my best friend based on his actions. It hurts, that’s why I’m trying to ignore his presence.
    While my best friends and I were walking, my guy friend from another section suddenly grabbed me by my wrist and told me to come with him and assist him in his clearance. I’m not really sure if Chris was looking at us or the person behind us but one thing’s for sure, his glance was always at our direction.
    Anyways, my guy friend suggested that I should come with him to buy food so I did. I didn’t expect that we would pass by Chris and his friends in the pathway. When I gave him a short glance, he was already looking at us. After buying, I told my guy friend to accompany me for a short while. We’re having this conversation about me having to make him guilty so that he would treat me. We were still a bit far when Chris looked at us again. I tried not to mind it and when we parted ways, I swear he was staring at us.

    I don’t know what I should feel right now.

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 19, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      I am not sure. Perhaps your best bet is just to wait for a while and see what Chris does next. Hopefully, he will reveal what is going on his mind sooner rather than later. Good luck, Joana!

  10. Vrinda

    December 14, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    There’s a guy in my tution ,my friend told him that i have feelings for him he just smiled…… Since then he’s not talking but is constantly staring and smiling at me??? What am I supposed to do now?

    • Vrinda

      December 14, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Plus we know each other from the past 1 year!!!

      • web admin

        web admin

        December 15, 2016 at 9:23 am

        Then it sounds like right now would be a great time to talk to him more and explore what could be possible in a relationship together. Good luck!

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 15, 2016 at 9:23 am

      He may be too shy to do anything about it, or he may be trying to decide if he likes you back or not. Either way, the best thing you can do is act normally and talk to him whenever you get a chance. This will give him a chance to know you better and decide if he does like you or not. And if he already does like you, then talking to him will give him a chance to feel more comfortable and express his true feelings. Good luck, Vrinda!

      • Vrinda

        December 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm

        Thankyou so much admin but the problem is that whenever i go and talk to him he moves away with his friends

        • Charli

          December 15, 2016 at 9:54 pm

          He must be just very immature. Find someone who deserves you.

          • web admin

            web admin

            December 16, 2016 at 8:40 am

            That is probably good advice. I am sure that Vrinda appreciates getting the extra input. Thanks for commenting, Charli!

        • web admin

          web admin

          December 16, 2016 at 8:40 am

          He may not be interested, or he may just be too shy. If he keeps moving away though, I am not sure that there is anything that you can do at the moment. Wait and hope that he decides to make a move instead. Good luck, Vrinda!

  11. Gogomino81

    December 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    So there’s this guy in my class I like and I told him I had feelings for him and he told me that he doesn’t want to date this year and I ask him so you dont have any interest in me at all and he said yea, I said I don’t want to date this year because im having fun being single after that he we still talk and play around with each other in class I catch him staring at my through the computer I sit by and he always try to get my attention when we are doing our work in class. Today my friend ask him if he likes me or if he has any feelings for me and he said I don’t know and I really don’t know what he means by that and I do try to get to know him by texting him but he keeps his notifications off he doesn’t really get on his phone and text people but I do sometimes get a text back from him but not all the time

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 8, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      This person may have told you the truth. He likely is happy being single at this time. He may also be confused or uncertain about his feelings for you. Try to spend additional time with him. If the two of you are together more, then he may begin to have feelings for you. You can also enjoy being single yourself, and if he decides to ask you out in the future, then take action at that time. For now, look inward and determine what you want to do for yourself at this time. Best of luck!

  12. Gogomino81

    December 7, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    So there’s this guy in my class I like and I told him I had feelings for him and he told me that he doesn’t want to date this year and I ask him so you dont have any interest in me at all and he said yea, I said I don’t want to date this year because im having fun being single after that he we still talk and play around with each other in class I catch him staring at my through the computer I sit by and he always try to get my attention when we are doing our work in class. Today my friend ask him if he likes me or if he has any feelings for me and he said I don’t know and I really don’t know what he means by that

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 8, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      This person may have told you the truth. He likely is happy being single at this time. He may also be confused or uncertain about his feelings for you. Try to spend additional time with him. If the two of you are together more, then he may begin to have feelings for you. You can also enjoy being single yourself, and if he decides to ask you out in the future, then take action at that time. For now, look inward and determine what you want to do for yourself at this time. Best of luck!

  13. Elvira

    December 5, 2016 at 10:08 am

    There is a boy who likes me,i like him too.we have been close friends from our childhood but i don’t want to spoil our friendship for us to be together.what do you think ishould do?

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 5, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Try to spend additional time with him. Become closer with him through your actions and words. Walk with him around the park or somewhere exciting. Try to speak with him about his feelings and thoughts. As the two of you become closer, you may find that he will show more interest in you. When you are close, speak directly and honestly with him about your feelings. Best of luck, Elvira!

  14. Anna

    December 5, 2016 at 4:44 am

    A few hours ago, my Crush and his friends were gathered at the back side of our classroom. They were talking about something but I really don’t care. Anyway, I stood up and was about to walk towards my bestfriend’s desk when one of his friends/our classmate, mentioned my name so I turned to looked back at him. My Crush’s bestfriend was really near to me so I gave him a “What was that all about?” look but he just looked at me with a smile/smirk in his face. I looked at the one who mentioned my name again for a split second when he said “Oh! So Anna is Drake’s crush, right?!” OMG! I quickly turned around and walked away, featuring the laughter of my bestfriend because she said my look was absolutely priceless. But before walking away, I saw my crush talk to them in a hushed tone.

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      While you may have been embarrassed, remember that it is always better for you to act in a positive way when the truth is said. Speak with your crush, as it is clear that you are interested in him. He may be confused about your actions and may not understand why you were embarrassed. When you are next able to speak with him, do so. This will help your relationship flourish. Best of luck, Anna!

  15. Mercedes Hay

    December 2, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I like this boy named cameron. I asked him he liked me and he said no. He smiles when he says no is that a sign that he likes me.

    • Mercedes Hay

      December 2, 2016 at 7:56 am

      But what his friends say he likes me but he smiles as he denys it

      • web admin

        web admin

        December 2, 2016 at 9:27 am

        If his friends say that he likes you, then it may be possible that he is just too shy to actually tell you the truth. if that is the case, try to get to know him better. Hopefully, he will be a bit more willing to come out of his shell if he gets to know you better and feel more comfortable. Good luck, Mercedes Hay!

    • web admin

      web admin

      December 2, 2016 at 9:26 am

      If he said no, then he was probably just smiling to try to be nice and let you down easy. Unless he does something else or shows some other sign of liking you, it seems unlikely at the moment.

    • XTREMEGAMERZX007

      December 4, 2016 at 9:45 am

      he likes you he’s just scared you might reject him he smiles shows that he means to say yes!

      • web admin

        web admin

        December 4, 2016 at 3:44 pm

        Thank you for sharing your insights and ideas. It is certain that smiling will always help people realize your proper feelings. Feel free to share more of your thoughts in the future, Gamer!

    • Communication

      December 8, 2016 at 10:51 am

      Hey Bella,
      This was a great read. Thanks for sharing your insights – I have never consciously thought about any of these simple acts before.
      Best,
      Dennis

      • web admin

        web admin

        December 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm

        Thank you for your positive comment! We always appreciate such positive words. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and ideas in the future. Have a great day!

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