20 Signs A Guy Likes You: Decoding His Body Language

By on September 15, 2013
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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!)

eye contact

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.


raise his eyebrows

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.

hand in pocket

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

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  1. Optimist

    May 16, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I really need help. I like a guy that is five years older than me. And I don’t know if he likes me too. He shows most of the things here. He rubs his cheeks, hugs me, smile at me every time, I caught him staring at me ( and he also caught me staring at him XD lol), he’s very nice to me. I’ve met him about four months ago. We tease each other in a kind way. I dream of him A LOT. I dreamed of him and I kissed just a few days ago. And before I met him, I dreamed of marrying a guy,and it looked just like him! And when I met him, I fell in love. I really like him (and love). He is like about 11 inches taller than me. I hope he likes me more than a friend. And that picture of Ross Lynch and Laura Marano looks very cute with each other. Do they like each other? The boy I like so nice, tall, he’s averge,I’ve never seen his abs but I know he has them. We make eye contacts many times. And I’ve never see him hugged other girls expect me (he hugs like older women ages (30-up) Im like the only young girl he hugs so that’s also why I think he likes me. And sometimes when I am somewhere, he just pops out of nowhere and I caught him glancing a few times at me when he was talking to other people. I admit sometimes he is very ugly (I look way more worse than him im telling you), but sometimes he looks very cute(unlike me, I’m ugly) !
    Do you thin our relationship will ever happen? I see him like two times or three times a week.

    • Optimist

      May 24, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Oh yea hey! It’s me again. I just wanted to to you that he hugged me 3 times now, so u can help me better if he likes me or not. I got to talk to his grandmother and mom already. Now it’s only the dad. :) PKEASE answer back quickly. I’ve been waiting for like 3 weeks now.

      • Optimist

        May 24, 2015 at 1:32 pm

        I also got 16/20 questions that he does to me.

  2. Brett Henderson

    December 27, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Great Article. I was pleased to learn something new in Sign#11.
    I thought I would add a key attraction gesture men use. I was surprised it was not listed in these 20 signs.

    Sign #21) Foot pointing: Foot pointing shows interest! If your crush has both of his feet pointing toward you during conversation, you have his full attention. If he then shifts one or both of his feet toward something else, his attention has gone elsewhere. To be clear, his interest may be in the conversation you are having with him, or he may just be interested in you, AKA, attraction. If your crush constantly has his feet pointing in your direction (even when not speaking with him), he is attracted to you!

    • web admin

      April 17, 2015 at 4:46 am

      That is a very interesting point. I remember hearing about that before, but it was a long time ago. Obviously, the writer must not have come across it in her research. Next time, that point will have to be included.

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