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.


  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.


  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.


  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.


  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.


  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.


  1. Jane

    March 23, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Hi, I have been good friends with a guy for a while,he told me we were perfect together and he really fancied me.We are both musicians and we were going to start a band together. My ex found out and ruined things between us. He started texting again, still wants to do the band but says he’s sorry now he doesn’t like me.He wants me to make friends with my ex as he’s worried he will set about him. Does he really like me? Is he scared that my ex will make trouble for him?

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 23, 2017 at 7:51 am

      It sounds like he is worried that your ex will cause trouble. Whether he is just worried as a friend or because he likes you is anyone’s guess. If you like hanging out with him as a friend, keep seeing him and maybe it will be more than just a friendship someday. As for your ex, it sounds like he is fairly unstable–you may want to avoid being friends with him because of that.

  2. Ashmawyy

    March 20, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I really need a quick response too please he teases me a lot we used to be best friends but we always say I love you and stuff and now we don’t seem to talk that much but he teases me he tried to talk to me on many ways and but he goes out with other girls and he flirts with all of them please tell me what to do

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      He may be interested in a relationship with you. He may be concerned that you do not feel the same way about him. Because of his uncertainty about your feelings toward him, he may find that his desires are served by going on dates with other people. However, you can speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. This will help his attention be turned toward you. Have a great day, Ashmawyy!

  3. anonymous

    March 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    I think I can relate this. .uhmmm

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 15, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Have a great day, Anon!

  4. MJ

    March 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Hi I need a quick response Please🙏🏼
    Basically I started at a new work place only temp and the guy who own the business I believe is attracted to me. I believe this because he
    -he always asks how I’m doing checking up On me helping me
    -when ever I’m alone he comes over to help at one point we were quite close proximity
    -he asks me loads and loads of questions, fav songs, movies personal questions
    -once he nudged me on the shoulder when I told a funny joke
    -once he asked me what’s wrong and tried reassuring me that ‘I’m a good girl ‘ whatever that means
    – when alone he started calling me darling but doesn’t in front of others and stopped calling it me now
    -he teased me
    -he leaned his head towards the side when he noticed me looking up at him
    -he’ softens his voice
    He stretches out my. name when he calls me he
    -he tries making me laugh
    I also think he’s naturally flirty guy or either crazy friendly
    -BUT now I also get the feeling he’s not intrested or he’s using me for ego boost or he knows I got feelings for him-
    -He NEVER EVER REVEALED personal information about himself
    -he once mentioned that some one said I’m slow brained
    -he’s kinda older than me like 10years older- I’m 19 btw
    – he smirked laughed at me I asked him why he’s laughing he said ‘nowt’ but I could tell he was laughing/smirking at me not sure why though
    – Thing is im confused as to what he exactly wants from me.
    Why does he never reveal personal info about himself and why does he ask me so much questions.
    Basically does this dude like me or not .please get back to me quick thanks ! sorry it’s so long….

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      He may be interested in you in some capacity. As your boss, he shouldn’t be taking this action. He may be aware that he should not flirt with you, so he may continue to act distant. If you want him to stop, then be clear with him that you need him to stop flirting with you. If you want a relationship to develop, then be clear with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, MJ!

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