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. Autumn

    October 8, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Theres this boy i like his name isnt important but i text him on kik and he talks to me but i want to know if he likes me .He texted me last night and i was joking around with him i said i need some love he said “Oh” i said “yeh” and then he just listened to me and i dont know if its a sign or not.

    • web admin

      October 8, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      He could like you or he could just view you as a friend. Just messaging you on kik could be a sign of either, so I would keep talking to him for longer to see what his real feelings are. Good luck, Autumn!

  2. Niki

    October 5, 2015 at 2:53 am

    Hey guys, I’m in desperate need of your advice. I’m in marching band and I’m totally crushing on my drum major. We’re always making eye contact but, when we’re talking he NEVER looks at me, hes always looking at the ground.He’ll come up to me and start talking but won’t stay for long. I want to start texting him through social media. Is it possible that he likes me? If so, what are some good ways to start texting him? Yes very busy, and I would feel like I’m wasting time with dumb questions. PLEASE HELP.

    • web admin

      October 5, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      If he deliberately does not look at you, then he could like you. It is doubtful that he hates you, so the only other reason to not look at you would be to hide the fact that he is interested. Considering he comes up to you and tries to talk to you, it seems quite possible that he is interested and just happens to be extremely shy. I think that your plan to try to talk to him on social media is a good one. Hopefully, he will be able to open up better online and communicate how he feels. If you need some ideas about what to text him, there are plenty of quotes and texting ideas on Her Interest that can help. Personally, I would just start with something simple like “Hey, how are things going?” or “What are you up to this weekend?” Depending on his answer, I would just keep the conversation going from there. Good luck, Niki!

    • chupi rustam

      October 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      make a eye contact with him and pass a smile to him be shy and lean forward talk to him and tell him in the last and dont pretend u r oversmart….

      • web admin

        October 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm

        That sounds like good advice. Making eye contact, smiling and leaning in to the conversation are all easy, natural ways to flirt. Thanks for commenting, Chupi!

  3. Umair

    September 27, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Hi I started working at a takeaway a few days ago and there’s this cute girl that works across from me at the phones and I’ve noticed that whenever I look at her she is looking at me and then she smiles at me, she did this quite a few times, and a few times in between I’ve noticed she’s looking in my direction from the corner of my eye, but I don’t look back, I really want to know if you guys think she’s interested in me or not. I’ve also noticed that if anything funny happens I always find myself looking at her and she is already looking at me when I do … Thanks if you reply :)

    • web admin

      September 27, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      It sounds like she could find you attractive and could be interested in you. Until you actually talk to her though, you will have no way of knowing if she is interested. Why don’t you try walking into her store and saying hello? You could say something like, “I always see you when I am at work across the street, and it looked like you were bored right now. I figured I would just come and say hello. How are you doing today?” From there, you could ask basic questions like how business is going, how long she has worked there and where she is from. If she is interested in you, she will not mind you coming in and talking to her. You could also always go in under the excuse of looking for a phone, but that excuse would ultimately run out once you either bought a phone or decided to stop looking for one.

    • chupi rustam

      October 7, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      be good friends then play with her tell how beautiful she is and playing means like tickle tell her jokes dont tell her that u like her wait for a good day to tell her have some tears in ur eyes and then say whatever u want to say

      • web admin

        October 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm

        Most of that sounds like pretty good advice. Thanks!

    • chupi rustam

      October 7, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      yes she is intrested in u

      • web admin

        October 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm

        I am sure that Umair appreciates your vote of confidence. :)

    • chupi rustam

      October 7, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      and if u like her or anythin else see my first reply:D

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