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. Sara

    October 22, 2016 at 5:55 am


    • web admin

      web admin

      October 23, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      Hello, Sara! Please feel free to share your thoughts with us in the future!

  2. Julia

    October 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Hey so my crush already knows I like him but he won’t go for me because his friend asked me to homecoming and I bailed three days later because my mom said I couldn’t date at that time, he doesn’t want to betray his friend. But he still looks at me during gym and bio, and he used to talk to me now he doesn’t, it’s almost like he’s bummed out because of his friend. I want to tell him I never actually dated his friend but I also want to seem chill and not look like a stalker. Should I write a note or have one of our friends tell him the truth, or should I get his friend that likes me tell him we never actually dated…..please help

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 21, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      It is certainly likely that his apparent lack of interest in you is because his friend had or has feelings for you. It would always be beneficial to speak with your crush directly and honestly rather than speaking through a friend. Speaking through other people can make your target person feel unsure of your true feelings. Remain positive, Julia.

  3. Julia

    October 20, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    So my crush already knows I like him, but when my friend asked him about it he said he couldn’t go for me because I ‘dated’ his friend, even though I really didn’t, his friend asked me to homecoming but I had to bail after three days because my mom said no to dating at the time. So he says he won’t go for me, yet he always stares at me in bio and gym. I really want to tell him I didn’t date his friend, but I also want to seem chill and not look like a stalker…. please help

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      It would be beneficial to always use the word ‘stalker’ correctly. Stalking is a major issue and the term should not be used lightly. Whether or not you dated his friend, it is clear that he has decided to put his friend’s feelings before yours. This is normal and a sign of loyalty. If you want to develop a relationship with him, then your best option is to speak with him directly and honestly about your feelings. That said, it would be wise to respect his relationship with his friend if you want to become closer to him. Remain positive and mindful as you move forward, Julia.

  4. Falling for HIM

    October 14, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    This is amazing! I’ve liked him for 9 months but I never felt like he liked me back! This helped so much! Thank you! I would love an email with some advice! Thanks again!

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 15, 2016 at 10:40 am

      If you like him and think that he likes you back, you should make a move and see what happens! You will never know what could be possible unless you take the risk, make a move and see how he responds. Otherwise, you could end up spending the next few years wondering what could have happened if you just made a move. Even if he rejects you, at least oyu will know to move on and that nothing is possible. And, in the best case scenario, it could turn out that he likes you back! Good luck!

  5. Nandini Nair

    October 11, 2016 at 6:29 am

    The guy i like does all of the above, yet when i ask him if he has a crush he says no not a crush. Anyways thanks

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 11, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Hmm . . . maybe he just does not want to admit that he has a crush? Or maybe he just views you as a friend and it is just a coincidence that he does all of these things. Until he is willing to say that he has a crush, there is nothing that you can really do–especially if he already knows that you like him. What do you want your next step to be?

    • Laura

      October 17, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      It’s work great happy my crush and me are going out 😍😍😍😍😍

      • web admin

        web admin

        October 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

        I am happy to hear that! Congratulations, Laura!

  6. Dirty boy

    October 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I got a crush and all listed above is exactly what I do/say thanx guyz
    Your help wil help

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Awesome–I am happy to hear that we could help you out. If you have any questions or problems, just leave a comment. Thanks for commenting!

    • Charli

      October 8, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Do you think it’s going to make the girl like you by treating her so badly? A guy did most of the above to a friend of mine, she’s devastated, I think she’s almost suicidal, he’s confused her so much. It’s definitely not the way to a girl’s heart and its kind of cruel!

      • web admin

        web admin

        October 9, 2016 at 8:52 am

        I think that he is trying to do the things on the list to show her he is interested–like trying to cheer her up, give her compliments and remember special events. I think any of the other things he is doing are just out of shyness. It is hard to tell someone how you feel, so it can take some time to work up to it. Thanks for commenting, Charli!

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