20 Signs A Guy Likes You: Decoding His Body Language

By on September 15, 2013

When it comes to guys… well, let’s just say it can be pretty darn hard to figure out if he’s into a woman or not! At times, men and boys can definitely be hard to read. Their body language is different than ours and it can be troublesome to decode what they are really feeling. After doing some research, it turns out that guys aren’t really that hard to get when it comes to the signals they are sending out… If you know what to look for that is! Here are some tells to look for when it comes to decoding a guy’s body language and what he is really saying. Does he like you or not? Read the following tips to find out:

Sign # 1.) A guy who is interested in you may start touching, twirling or running his hands through his hair while smiling. This could be due to the fact that it’s a habit he has when he gets nervous around a lady, but is still showing strong intrigue. Be careful for head-scratching, tugging or a frown while he’s doing these hair-touching mannerisms, though. Those are two signs that he may be frustrated, confused or bored!


Sign #2.) A man who is licking his lips around you may be secretly signaling that he finds you delectable. Maybe he’s trying to tell you something… Wink, wink. Or, it could mean that lip-licking is another nervous habit he possesses. Sometimes, when people get nervous, their mouths go dry and cause them to lick their lips to keep them hydrated.


Sign #3.) A guy will usually unknowingly display his interest to a woman by directing his entire upper body (chest, head, shoulders) to his crush. He does this to show you that he is interested in only you. He is subtly positioning himself so that others know his attention is directed at one person and he isn’t open for anyone else to talk to steal the conversation at this point.

Sign #4.) You may find a guy is into you by looking to see if he is making consistent eye contact with you for long periods of time (more than 5 seconds!) to connect with you and show you that he is really intent on listening to what you have to say. He’s also focused on trying to get to know more of your body language, too. (Or, he may even just think you have beautiful eyes and can’t look away!)

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Sign #5.) Really want to find out if someone’s into you? Well, when a guy is attracted and intrigued by a girl, he will raise his eyebrows. This is a tell-tale sign that he’s interested in someone and if he’s talking to you, then you are the one he’s raising them for. Keep your eyes peeled, though, as this gesture is usually a pretty quick and subtle one.


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Sign #6.) Primal instincts will kick into a man when he is crushing on a woman. Because of those instincts he will, most likely without realizing it, spread his feet slightly apart and direct his hips and pelvis towards his person of interest. It’s just biological!


Sign #7.) The gesturing of hands is a significant thing to look for when chatting with a guy. If this certain someone digs you, he will use his hands a lot. Guys tend to use their hands to go along with their conversation a ton more when they are talking to a girl they really like. The reason they do this is to make sure you are understanding what they are saying on the same level they do and they are trying very hard to hold your attention to them. Sometimes, though, different people talk differently and not all guys will use large arm and hand gestures.

hand gestures

Sign #8.) To help you figure out if a man is really interested, make sure you are paying close attention to where he is placing both of his hands at all times. It’s more common that when a guy likes a girl, he will place his fingers through his belt loops or hook a finger on his waistband. He may also place his hands on his lap a lot or put them in his pockets. They do this to draw attention to their pelvic area…  I bet you can guess why? Don’t get the wrong idea! Some guys don’t come to a quick realization that they are doing such things with their hands. Once again, primal instinct sets in and forces their body to try to direct their person of interests attention to that area of their body.

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Sign #9.)  A guy who leans in while talking or listening to you is definitely interested in what you are doing and saying. This is a sign that tells you there is no doubt in him liking you. Men, for the most part, don’t like to direct their bodies towards just one person, especially if they aren’t interested. Leaning in is a sign that a man wants to be as close to you as possible.


Sign #10.) Does a guy have no problem placing his arm around your shoulder? Does he take no modesty in touching your arm or knee? Have you had a guy tuck a strand of hair behind your ear or push your hair out of your face? A man who touches you a lot, is only showing that he doesn’t want there to be boundaries between the two of you and wants to get as close to you as possible.

hand on shoulder

Sign #11.) Any guy who offers you his hand while climbing up or down stairs, out of a car, opens doors for you or offers you a sweater or jacket when you’re cold… well, he is totally crushing on you. Men don’t always try to take care of people that they themselves don’t care for. They will only go out of their way to protect and ensure the safety and comfort of people they truly like.


Sign #12.) When a guy digs a girl he will always look at her first after saying or doing something funny or extraordinary. The reason he glimpses at you and awaits your reaction is to see what you think before he looks to see what anyone else thinks. That means your opinion is the most important and he totally is smitten with you.


Sign #13.) Is there a man who tries to quickly smooth out wrinkles when you walk in? Does he fix his tie (if he wears one) or fuss with his hair? He’s trying to make himself presentable for you and that is a definite yes when it comes down to if he likes you or not.


Sign #14.) Look to see if you can catch a guy mirroring your body language as you are talking.  The more he repeats what you do with his own body, the more he’s intent on paying attention to everything about you- from your words to your body. This gesture shows you that he is trying to make you feel more comfortable around him and he wants you to feel familiar with him, as well.

Sign #15.) A man who is trying to impress a girl he likes will suddenly stand up taller when she enters the room or area. He will try to make himself appear stronger, more protective and more masculine by doing this.


Sign #16.) Guys often touch or stroke their face when they are really listening to what you have to say. They are set on taking in the information you are putting out and trying to remember it thoroughly. If you find a guy that is stroking his chin (or beard), cheeks or nose, then he is more than likely into you. And, he’s a total keeper for being a good listener, too!

Sign #17.) Again we loop back to talking about men and their hands. When a guy stretches his hands, especially an upward palm, towards you, it is his way of signaling to you that he wants to get closer to you and for you to get closer to him. It’s almost as if he is putting them out there in a form of asking permission to break personal space.

Sign #18.) When a guy is hardcore into a woman, he will flick his eyes towards her as much as possible. If you catch a man frequently staring at you and darting his eyes away quickly, then he is totally into you. The reason he does this, especially if you are not right next to each other, is to see what you are doing, how you are doing and what you are feeling at this point. He is literally focused on looking out for you.


Sign #19.) If a guy sits next to you and leaves barely mere inches between you, it’s his way of showing you that he’s comfortable around you and likes being near you. Or, if you find him standing next to you, almost in your personal space, he is letting you know that he likes being close to you and prefers it over any other distance apart.

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Sign #20.) Always keep in mind that a man has instincts he isn’t even aware of most of the time. So, if you see a guy puffing out his chest to make it appear bigger and if he’s sucking in his gut, he’s trying to impress you. Some guys may only stick their chests out a little, but it’s still a most definite sign that he’s trying to prove his masculinity and stand out from all of the other guys in the room. He wants to prove to you that he’s the best and that he wants you!



  1. Jenna

    June 26, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Hey again!
    I just wanted to include a story that might help decipher whether or not my crush actually likes me back…I don’t have much experience with guys and my intuition is giving me positive receptions, I just don’t want to feel like I’m crazy for thinking so because some of my acquaintances say so. So here’s the story. I’ll call my crush Jake because I don’t want him to ever find out about this if we date. AHHH! That would be the worst, but I’d probably end up showing him this and laughing hysterically about my paranoia. So I was looking for Jake after our choir rehearsal and saw his best friend and asked him: “Hey, do you know where Jake is?” to which he responded, “Your boyfriend?” Yeah. Jake also happened to introduce me to this best friend of his earlier while we just happened to be together. After he jokingly asked if Jake was my boyfriend, he kept saying we should date, or even make out. I confidently asked if Jake liked me, and his best friend (who I’ll call Bob from now on) paused for a moment and just asked if I liked him. I out my best poker face on and said no and left. As I waited for my ride home, I saw Bob walking and Jake behind him. Bob immediately saw me and told Jake we should make out or date or something. Jake immediately responded with a “noooo.” They then went into like a 2-minute convo about who-knows-what (but I’m assuming it was about Jake and me lol) while their other friend Tom was distracting my friend and me from trying to listen in to the conversation. They then said their goodbyes and continued walking home, end of story.
    Do you think there’s a possibility “Jake” likes me?

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 27, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Why did you tell Bob that you did not like Jake? That is a mistake because it was a lie. Do not lie, as it makes people feel and react in a counter productive manner. It is possible that Jake liked you, but I am concerned that your actions may have shaken that. Always be honest, never lie, and try to be respectful of the person that you claim to have an interest in.

  2. Jenna

    June 26, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    So I am crushing super hard on this guy but it’s kinda hard to tell if he likes me back. Sometimes, though, he’ll text me randomly (and we don’t talk often). Other times he just won’t reply but I know that he’s not used to texting as he is a pretty hardcore gamer. Recently he texted me: “Happy Father’s Day?” I sort of felt as if he was finding an excuse to talk to me because I can also tell he’s pretty shy, and why would he text me, a teenage girl, happy father’s day? The question mark especially made me skeptical because it was intentional.

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 27, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      It is clear that he is interested in speaking with you. Speak to him as well and attempt to develop your relationship if you would like to. If he is a gamer, then try to show interest is what he is interested in. Be direct with him and establish a relationship with him.

  3. jade

    June 21, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    if I catch him stare at me three times on the same day. Does it mean he likes me?

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 22, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Probably, either that or you had some spinach in your teeth. You could talk to him, that would be the best option. If you are interested in developing a relationship with him, then it would be good of you to try to do so. If he does not feel the same, then you have an answer to your question, and you will be better off knowing.

  4. Makayla

    June 15, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    So this guy I like he sign my yearbook he put his first name and last name

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 15, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      He either wants to share more information about himself with you, or he it just a person who likes to write his last name as well. If you two are close, then maybe ask him to hang out.

  5. Makayla

    June 15, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    So this guy sign my yearbook and he put his full name not middle but last and first

  6. Rebecca

    June 6, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    There is a boy in my fifth grade class. Heres what he always doing to me
    1. Stares at me and smiles
    2. Always hitting me
    3. Touches me softley with his soft hand includes (hugging putting arm around me shoulder and waist always and i mean always touching my hair pokes me and touching my body parts)
    4. Him and his friends are always looking for me and my friends
    5. Always making up stuff that me and him are better friends than my best friends
    So does he like me or not

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 7, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      It sounds like he likes you. It is not for sure yet, but touching you, hitting you and smiling at you are all signs that he could be interested. Now, you just have to decide if you like him back or not. Are you brave enough to make the next move and ask him if he likes you? Or do you just want to wait and hope that he becomes brave enough to make a move?

  7. Heaven Millerkj

    June 4, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    So theres this boy in my daughter’s class who puts his arm around her, always hitting her, being so close to her being there, around her and always looking for her. What does that mean?
    By the way, they’re in 5th grade.😄😄

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 6, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      It seems like you have commented twice on this article. I have to answer and approve each comment manually, so it can sometimes take a little while for a comment to appear. If you do not see your comment right away, do not worry because you will. Read through my last response and let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for commenting!

  8. Heaven Miller

    June 4, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    So theres this boy in my daughter’s class who puts his arm around her, always hitting her, being so close to her being there, around her and always looking for her. What does that mean?
    By the way, they’re in 5th grade.

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 6, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      It sounds like he likes her and has no clue how to show her yet. I wouldn’t worry about it too much–if she does not like it, she can just tell him that she is not interested and wants to be friends. It seems like he has quite a crush on your daughter though–they grow up so fast, don’t they?

  9. Savannah

    May 26, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Hey,I have this one friend he is not my boyfriend though and he offered me to wear his hat!!! Do you think he likes me?

    • web admin

      web admin

      June 3, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      It is possible that he likes you. If you guys are friends, he may just be afraid about making a move and scaring you off. At the same time, offering you his hat is not enough to know for sure if he likes you or not. Try flirting with him and see how he responds. Good luck, Savannah!

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