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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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541 Comments

  1. Little precious

    March 14, 2017 at 6:35 am

    My situation is just complicated there’s this guy that I met through my parents well like my parents and he’s parents are friends and my mom and he’s mum are trying to hook us up together. At first I really hated the idea because I am not I to that kind of thing but the truth is he’s my ideal type of guy but I often shoved him off because of the parents trying desperately to hook us up and I am in a relationship. I don’t see him every time cause I am in med school and he’s working in another country so we only see when I come home for holidays which is twice in a year . I went home this February and we hung out you know cool and all and he’s a cool guy I started to have a crush on him even thou I didn’t want to admit it to myself but he always gave me mixed signals so I worked up the courage before and left for school to ask him what we are doing just to straighten things out like are we friends just friends or is he interested in me and told him to be really honest I won’t take it personal it’s just between I and him he said he likes me and he wants to take it slow plus I have a boyfriend he won’t want to intrude I said okay then but at that time I was having issues with my boyfriend so when I got to school we were still having issues so I broke up with him he’s still wants me back we ve been dating for four years now and my mum knows but she doesn’t want us to get married.i actually like that guy but I dunno if he really likes me I mean I check all the signs they are there but I dunno if it’s because of he’s mother or not even if he keeps saying he genuinely likes me maybe I dunno I just don’t want to believe it and it’s harder to confirm cause we are far away .i dunno what to do

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 15, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Take this time to decide if you want a permanent relationship with this person. If you want to date him and potentially marry him, then speak with your mother about your thoughts. The two of you are busy at this time, so you may have to wait before your relationship can fully manifest. Best of luck, Precious!

  2. Lucyll

    March 13, 2017 at 7:49 am

    i have a dilemma regarding my situation with a crush that i don’t know entirely what to do.

    I met him last year in June while i was taking my Cambridge exams. He was my friend’s speaking partner. I wanted to help them and so we have become friends. He immediately added me on Facebook and sent me a mesaage greeting me that we have become friends. I answered him but then nothing else happened. The following week he avoided me and when i helped my friend and he again we started talking. During that moment i was rather taugh oh him but he eventually became more interested and asked my friend whether i had a boyfriend. They met again but that time without me. He didn’t hesitate to talk about me and they even sent me a picture with them learning. At the exam, he hugged me as if we were a couple, but ever sincer then, we have talked only once. He wanted to know more about me, my age especially and I remember i said that he was following something and the conversation stopped.

    We saw each other after the summerbreak, but he pretended that he didn’t know me. No more likes, no more greetings. Our high school hosted a fair and i saw him and asked him to come with me and my friends to a shop to purchase something. He was enthusiastic about IT and sat next to me the whole journey. We were finally talking again and my friends claimed that he looked in love with me. I didn’t find IT true as he avoided me. However, we again haven’t talked or greeted each other until a few days ago. I was staying with my friends in the hallway and suddenly he touched me to move away. I had no idea IT was him. I think IT was more than a simple gesture to let him walk as his touch was hesitant as though i was a diamond that gets easily broken…. Moreover, whenever he sees me he becomes anxious and also when he meets my bestfriend, he becomes a gentleman with her. Could IT be possible for him to still like me?

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      It is possible that he wants to develop a relationship with you. Take this time to determine if you want to develop a relationship with him. If you do, then speak directly and honestly with him about your feelings. This will give him a chance to share this thoughts with you as well. Try to spend time with him by going out to a meal or on a nature walk. This will bring the two of you closer. Best of luck, Lucylle!

  3. Lucylle

    March 13, 2017 at 7:22 am

    i have a dilemma regarding my situation with a crush that i don’t know entirely what to do.

    I met him last year in June while i was taking my Cambridge exams. He was my friend’s speaking partner. I wanted to help them and so we have become friends. He immediately added me on Facebook and sent me a mesaage greeting me that we have become friends. I answered him but then nothing else happened. The following week he avoided me and when i helped my friend and he again we started talking. During that moment i was rather taugh oh him but he eventually became more interested and asked my friend whether i had a boyfriend. They met again but that time without me. He didn’t hesitate to talk about me and they even sent me a picture with them learning. At the exam, he hugged me as if we were a couple, but ever sincer then, we have talked only once. He wanted to know more about me, my age especially and I remember i said that he was following something and the conversation stopped.

    We saw each other after the summerbreak, but he pretended that he didn’t know me. No more likes, no more greetings. Our high school hosted a fair and i saw him and asked him to come with me and my friends to a shop to purchase something. He was enthusiastic about IT and sat next to me the whole journey. We were finally talking again and my friends claimed that he looked in love with me. I didn’t find IT true as he avoided me. However, we again haven’t talked or greeted each other until a few days ago. I was staying with my friends in the hallway and suddenly he touched me to move away. I had no idea IT was him. I think IT was more than a simple gesture to let him walk as his touch was hesitant as though i was a diamond that gets easily broken…. Moreover, whenever he sees me he becomes anxious and also when he meets my bestfriend, he becomes a gentleman with her. Could IT be possible for him to still like me?

    • web admin

      web admin

      March 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      It is possible that he wants to develop a relationship with you. Take this time to determine if you want to develop a relationship with him. If you do, then speak directly and honestly with him about your feelings. This will give him a chance to share this thoughts with you as well. Try to spend time with him by going out to a meal or on a nature walk. This will bring the two of you closer. Best of luck, Lucylle!

      • Lucylle

        March 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm

        But how can i get closer to him? I mean everytime t talk to him our conversation becomes rather awkward, but when he initiates it,it comes natuarlly…

        • web admin

          web admin

          March 15, 2017 at 1:35 pm

          Try to mimic the conversation style that he has. This will help you maintain the confidence that will prevent your conversation from turning awkward. If you find that the conversation is becoming difficult, then change the topic to something that makes you feel more comfortable. Have a great day, Lucylle!

  4. Perrie

    February 17, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Oh, so you’re telling me he’s confused with my feelings? Because I am confused too! It’s like both of us are puzzled with each other’s behaviour. But why do his friends look at me even though he completely ignored me? Does it mean something?

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      It is likely that the both you are uncertain about each others feelings. You are in a good place though, as you now have the chance to take action. Walk up to him and speak directly and honestly about your thoughts and ideas. Best of luck, Perrie!

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