How To Tell If a Guy Likes You

By on May 28, 2014






At one point or another, every woman has asked herself: Does he like me? It’s one of the most confusing, annoying, and nervous questions we can ask ourselves, but it’s something we are constantly trying to figure out. Make this question a bit more easy and get the answer you need with these 25 ways to tell if he really likes you- or sees you just as a friend.

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 1. He Seems to Smile at You. A Lot.

Don’t get me wrong. There’s always those people out there who smile at everybody and everything. They’ll smile at strangers, they’ll smile at the silliest jokes- they’ll even smile during a physics quiz. If you’re talking to a guy who has one of those never-ending smiles, he might just be doing what’s natural to him by smiling at you often.

But let’s face it: most people aren’t like that. If you catch him smiling at you often, it may be a sign that he’s into you and the sight of your face brings a smile to his lips. Pay close attention to his smile, too. Is it one of those fake, forceful smiles? Or is it a genuine smile full of love? This will really help you determine whether or not it’s a true, “I like you” smile.

2. The First Form of Flirting: Teasing

Remember back in the day on the school yard when boys would chase the girls and call them names, and everyone said it’s because he likes you? It may seem so kindergarten, but even in our later years men still use teasing as a form of flirting. If he (playfully) teases you often, then it could be a sign he’s going back to his roots and using teases to show he’s interested in you. Of course, if he is just being flat out rude about something than he’s probably not into you- in a girlfriend or a friend way- and I suggest you run for the hills.

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 3. Flirty Compliments That Leave You Blushing

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On the other hand, maybe you’re talking to a guy who’s matured past the teasing tricks and actually knows how to flirt. If he compliments you a lot- whether it’s a simple compliment about how nice your hair looks that day or how great you performed your oral presentation- it’s probably a definite sign that he’s interested in you.

I mean, yes- it’s completely true that people will compliment each other on a job well done or a nice t-shirt. But a compliment is one thing, a flirt is another. Surely you can tell the difference by the way it’s said and what words are used. For example:

Regular compliment: I like your shirt! (Pat on the back.)

Flirty compliment: That shirt looks great on you. (Smile)

See the difference?

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 4. Playful, Accidental Touching

When you like someone, you want to be close to them. That’s just nature! If you find your guy friend playfully or accidentally touching you on a regular basis, it could just be his way of trying to get close to you. Some examples of playful or accidental touching would include:

-Running up behind you and picking you up for a fun hug.

-‘Accidentally’ brushing your hand while the two of you work on a project together.

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-Wanting to play a silly game like thumb wars or arm wrestling.

-Patting you on your thigh after talking to you while sitting down.

 5. Men Hate Phone Calls. But He Doesn’t?

We all know how much men hate to talk on the phone. When you ask them to call you, it’s like pulling teeth. Or perhaps even a root canal. Without any medication for numbing. (Yes, it’s that bad sometimes, right ladies?). But for some reason he will call you completely out of the blue, just to talk. And he actually enjoys it and says he’s had a nice time talking to you. No, he hasn’t been abducted by space aliens that changed the wiring in his brain. It’s as simple as this: man likes woman, man goes to great lengths to show that he cares. Which brings us to the random phone calls where you spend 6 hours talking about movies, sports, music, clothes, school, celebrities- whatever. So go ahead, pick up the phone. He surely didn’t call you because he hates talking to you!

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6. Not Just Your Basic Text Messages

So not every guy will suddenly enjoy talking on the phone because he likes you, or maybe he’s just too busy to call you. Insert: text messages, the most convenient way to talk to another human being.

So you say he’s texting you often, hmm? Well let me ask you a question first before we jump to any conclusions. Is he texting you the basic texts like, “When are you going to be here?” or “Can I borrow your homework?” or anything along those lines? Or is texting you just because? If he’s sending you good morning texts, asking how you’re doing or what you’re up to, or trying to start an actual conversation over a text message, it may be a sign he is interested. Again, let’s do a quick example.

Friendly text: “Hey, are you coming to Mark’s party?”

Flirty text: “Hey Molly. How are you doing? I was wondering if you were going to go to Mark’s party. Can’t wait to see you!”

 7. Pay Attention to His Grammar

When a guy likes a girl, he tries to impress her- we all know that! But sometimes it’s not always about incredible out of this world gestures to grab our attention and impress us, and that’s why we need to pay attention to details. If he tends to talk in slang often but really tries hard to use proper grammar and punctuation when talking/messaging you, it could be a simple sign he’s trying to impress you with his mind. Here’s an example, using the text messages used in number 6:

Friendly text: “Wassup u coming to Mark’s party?”

Flirty text: “Hey Molly. How are you doing? I was wondering if you were going to go to Mark’s party. Can’t wait to see you!”

Note how he is using bad grammar in the first text, while the second text is not only significantly longer by texting standards, but also uses proper grammar and punctuation. See ladies, even something as simple and subtle as this could be a definite sign he likes you and wants you to notice how smart he is.

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8. Even Social Media Can Be a Hint!

Whether you’re both on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (or any other popular social media networking site), if he likes your post often, it could be a sign that he likes you. Sure we sometimes just go scrolling down our newsfeed liking pictures we think are cute or interesting, but if he has made it a goal to like almost all of your posts, from pictures to status updates, he might be trying to show you that he cares. If he sends you comments on your posts often, that’s just another great sign he might be interested in you!

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9. Make it or Break it: Eye Contact

You’ve probably heard this over and over again, but eye contact is ridiculously important, from first dates to job interviews. If you notice he’s looking at you often and makes it a point to have eye contact with you while the two of you are talking, this not only means he likes what he sees but is trying to get you to notice him as well.

Friend: Will obviously talk to you, but will probably be looking around the room or interrupting your conversation to holler at another friend. He probably won’t randomly stare at you with hearts in his eyes, either.

More than a friend: Will make it a point to focus on you and only you during conversation, and you will probably catch him staring at you often. (And he might have his jaw dropped sometimes, too- it happens).

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 10. Him? Sophisticated and Mature? No Way!

So he is the kind of guy to make crude jokes and mess around with his guy friends at all times. Even when there is a girl present he won’t mind being his goofy, totally immature and somewhat nasty self. But when you are around, everything changes. Suddenly he turns into a somewhat sophisticated man who is reserved and respectful, and might even tell his friends to stop with the crude humor while a lady is present. This, my friends, is one of the easiest ways to tell if a guy is interested in you. After all, he doesn’t want you to think he’s some disgusting pig with no respect for woman, so he knows to turn it off when you come around. You should not only feel honored that someone would do that for you, but feel confident in knowing what his intentions are.

11. Girl? What Girl?

When you are friends with a guy, you get used to that fact that they will probably be checking out females often. They might even make a remark to you about how cute they think the girl that just walked by is. And they won’t have a problem telling you that they’re planning on seeing Samantha from the coffee shop down the road. But if he’s interested in you and wants to be more than friends, you won’t hear a single peep out of him with regards to another female. In fact, you might notice a pretty girl walking by quicker than he does.

If you notice he doesn’t really say anything about girls or dating anyone anytime soon, you might want to ask him if he is interested in anyone. His answer will say it all!

12. Curious About Your Relationship Status

When you’re just friends, it really doesn’t matter whether you are married with three kids or never been on a date in your life. Nobody really asks, and why should they? The two of you just go out as friends having a good time- nothing else. But if your guy friend wants to know about your relationship status is or if you’re interested in anyone, he could be trying to ease his way into becoming your boyfriend. If he asks you what a guy would have to do to get you to be his girlfriend, you can definitely take this as a sign he wants you as more than just a friend.

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13. “We Should Be Together. Just Kidding…”

Have you ever heard that saying that the biggest lie you could ever tell is just kidding? It seems like adding ‘just kidding’ to the end of something serious automatically turns it into an untrue, laughable joke. But the fact of the matter is, 99 percent of the time when someone says they’re just kidding about something, they really aren’t.

That being said, if your guy pal kids about you and him being an item, he might actually want it to happen. For example:

The two of you are playing video games and suddenly start laughing out loud about a joke only the two of you would find funny. As the wave of laughter comes to an end, he jokingly says “We would make the perfect couple.” Let’s face it ladies, he probably isn’t joking. And if this kind of thing happens somewhat often, I’d take that as a definite sign he wants you.

14. Where Are You Two Going?

Pay close attention to where you guys go. Do you do the basic friend thing, like go to parties together, hang out downtown, or do a lot of other group activities with the rest of your friends? Or are your hangouts a bit more romantic, with just the two of you? If the bulk of your adventures are done in group, you’re probably just friends- or he is trying not to be so obvious. But if he asks you to do a lot of one on one things, he might be trying to get to know you better and see if the two of you are a match made in heaven.

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15. Oh, You Shouldn’t Have!

There is a huge, huge, huge difference between doing a friend a favor, and doing something especially sweet for someone. If he gave you a ride home from work one day, I wouldn’t get carried away and assume he likes you. But if he does a lot of nice things for you on a regular basis, like buying you those special shoes you couldn’t afford or offering to pick you up from work every single night, there might be more to it than just a friendly gesture. Pay close attention to this, as this can sometimes get confusing. You wouldn’t want to mistake kindness for love!

16. Your Knight in Shining Armor

It’s the male instinct to protect the woman you love- and if you notice he is acting more like your knight in shining armor than your best guy friend, it’s a possibility he’s into you. It could be as simple as telling some people to stop saying mean things about you to completely going berserk on a guy who shoved you in public. Whatever his knightly duty was, don’t take it lightly. He not only did this to protect you, but impress you and show he cares for you and your safety.

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17. The Green Monster Pays a Visit

When you like someone, you get jealous- that’s nature. Whether it’s an innocent flirt or they are talking about being with someone else, the little green monster pops his head up instantly. If he gets jealous about you talking with other guys or mentioning other guys, this is a definite clue he likes you.

18. Remembering the Finest Details

Remember when you told him you broke your arm when you were 5? Yeah, he just so happened to remember that. He also remembers about that silly joke you said a couple months back that had him rolling on the floor laughing during the Christmas party. Men are notorious at forgetting things, especially the fine details. If he seems to remember all that and more, this is a serious sign he is interested in you and actually listens when you talk to him.

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19. Are You Impressed Yet?

As we’ve said so many times before (and you’ve probably known for quite some time), men love to impress females- especially ones they are interested in. If he seems to try to impress you, whether it’s with his clothing or picking up a giant boulder *right in front of you*, he’s probably trying to get you to notice him in a way other than friendly.

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20. Need Any Help With That?

This kind of goes hand in hand with doing favors for you more than the average friend. But if he seems willing to do certain tasks- even the most boring or hard like changing your oil or fixing your broken glass window- this is a sure sign he likes you. Plus he gets to show off how manly and handy he is. Double win!

21Just a Few More Minutes..

At the end of the night or a conversation with a friend, it’s usually easy to say goodbye. But when you’re interested in someone, you never want it to end. You could be together all night long, not saying a word, and it would be the best thing ever. If he always tries to spend more time with you or stay on the phone just a bit longer, he’s probably very interested in you.

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22. Asking Friends and Family for Help

There is no better way to get to know someone than by asking around. If he’s asked your friends and family members questions trying to get to know you better, I’d take that as a very obvious sign he is wanting to be more than friends. Some common questions he might ask those closest to you include the following:

-Does she have a boyfriend?

-What kind of guys is she interested in?

-What are some of her favorite things to do?

-Any idea what her dream date is like?

Don’t be surprised if someone close to you says so and so has been asking questions. It’s not weird, he just really wants to know more about you and surprise you with something he knows you would absolutely love. That’s great investigating and really shows that he’ll go the extra mile to learn about you!

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23. A Kiss to Remember

Your guy friend just kissed you. Like, woah. Completely out of nowhere. You two were walking home from the party and he grabbed you and kissed you. You were left completely speechless. And, you know what, this really doesn’t need further explanation. Either he was drunk out of his mind or he’s been wanting to kiss you for awhile.

24. “I Like You.”

If he flat out tells you he likes you, then, well, he likes you. And that’s that. No more questioning or wondering. It’s pretty much all on the table at that point, and it’s up to you to decide how you will react. At least you won’t have that lingering question in the back of your mind, right? Even if it’s totally awkward, it’s a huge relief off of your shoulders- and that’s something to be thankful about. Let’s just hope the guy you’re friends with has the guts to come out and tell it like it is! (Yes, men, we totally appreciate a guy who does this. Be brave!)

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 25. JUST ASK HIM

That’s right. Sometimes enough is enough and you just need ANSWERS. If he isn’t budging, just ask him to tell you so you can quit wondering.

It can be torture sitting around wondering if your guy pal wishes the two of you were ‘more than friends’. It doesn’t have to be hard, though. With subtle hints like playfully teasing and touching to going out of his way to do you awesome favors, there’s plenty of ways you can put your curiosity to rest- and possibly land yourself a boyfriend.

 

Ladies- what are some great ways a guy friend has proven to you that he wants to be more than friends?





907 Comments

  1. Mysterygirl

    February 23, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I have a crush on a boy and he sends me picks of him shirtless and asks me which pic I like better. We both started texting at 9 and said goodnight at 11 something and we were still talking till 12:30 I don’t know if he likes me?

    • web admin

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      February 24, 2017 at 11:48 am

      He likes you. There is no question that he is interested in establishing a relationship with you. If you want to become closer with him, then explain your thoughts and feelings to him. This will give him a chance to open up to you with his emotions. You may find that he will want to move faster than you, so be sure to stand up for your beliefs. Have a great day, Mystery!

  2. sarah

    February 20, 2017 at 6:46 am

    there is this guy in my class named Daniel who i have a crush on.and today when i was shipping this girl named Nikki with this guy named Sebastian,his friend asked daniel who was better nikki or sarah and daniel said nikki eventhough he doesnt like her.and when his friend asked what sounds better,nikki and sebastian or sarah and sebastian, daniel replied nikki and sebastian eventhough sebastian and i look good as a pair.what could this mean?

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      web admin

      February 20, 2017 at 10:01 am

      This is common. Sometimes people lie because they are unsure about the feelings of the person that they actually care about. You may want to take this time to speak directly to the person that you are interested in. This will give him the chance to share his true feelings with you. Try to spend additional time with him at this time. Best of luck, Sarah!

  3. wonka

    February 17, 2017 at 8:13 am

    what coud it mean if a guy doesnt ignore even if you make it too obvious that you like him? but instead he just teases you

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

      He may be interested in establishing a relationship with you. Instead of trying to be obvious, speak directly to him about your thoughts and feelings. This will give him the chance to share his thoughts with you as well. Best of luck, Wonka!

  4. NJ

    February 5, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    My coworker and I always talk and have fun while working. But he does tend to joke and round and make fun of me to in a light hardened way. He does tend to put his hand behind my back when he walks behind me and he even tickles or gently rubs my arm when sanding next to me and talking to me. While all this is evident it’s hard to tell if he’s just friendly or he’s interested in a relationship or not. It hard because even though he occasionally says, “here you go beautiful,” when handing me something I don’t want to get the wrong impression from him since we are coworkers. I just want someone else’s insight before I loose my mind wondering how he feels. And yes I am aware that I could just ask him how he thinks of me but I want to have a stronger feeling that he does before I go and ask.

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      web admin

      February 6, 2017 at 11:27 am

      It is likely that he has feelings for you. He may want to establish a relationship with you. Because he is calling you pet names and touching you, you can be sure that he has strong feelings for you. Try to spend more time with him if you want to do so. You can even speak with him about your feelings and thoughts. This will give him a chance to be clear with you. Best of luck, NJ!

  5. ayesha

    February 3, 2017 at 5:51 am

    there is this guy in my class who ive a crush on but today in lunch when i was laughing he told me to stop because my laugh was creeping him out!then his bestfriend told him that i said my crush had dreamy eyes or green eyes.my crush heard that and asked my friend what do you guys do in french?(he is the type of guy who ignores a girl when she shows signs of liking him.but when i make it too obvious he doesnt ignore me)
    at lunch he keeps looking at my plate and then me.and after lunch he kept looked at me

    • web admin

      web admin

      February 3, 2017 at 11:47 am

      He may have feelings for you, however he has not been treating you well. He should not say rude things to you if he wants to be with you, and you should not be with someone who treats you without respect. Perhaps allow him to fade from your life. If you choose to continue to try to establish a relationship with him, then be certain to keep an aware mind regarding his actions. Best of luck, Ayesha!

  6. Babesgirl

    January 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    There is this guy at college who I like and I’m confused if he likes me. When we were working together on Thursday he had put his hand on my hand when working. His feet are always pointing to me and he talks to me mainly when I’m on my own. A few times he had his eyes had gone big and he did things to make me laugh. He always asks me about the time and what does this mean? Does he like me and I only see him 3 times a week and he lives far from where I am. Do you think that he is able to be the one in a relationship. Like he doesn’t talk to many people and is quiet.

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

      He likely has an interest in becoming closer to you. If you want to establish a relationship with him, then spend additional time with him. See if he wants to spend some more time with you when you see him next. Perhaps get his phone number or social media account. Go out to a meal with him or on a walk through nature. This will help you to establish a foundation for a future relationship. Best of luck, Babesgirl!

      • Babesgirl

        January 30, 2017 at 12:16 am

        He doesn’t have any social media accounts and phone number I try or something similar. We both go to the same college but the thing is that he lives far from where I live and I can’t drive otherwise I would of gone out if he wanted see. We see each other 3 times a week and speak to each other. Also, I talk to his friend and he talks to my friend.

        • web admin

          web admin

          January 30, 2017 at 12:25 pm

          It seems as though your relationship will be limited unless you take action to be able to communicate with him more often. It is up to you to choose what actions that you want to take. Best of luck, Babesgirl!

  7. Joanne

    January 18, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I have a crush on my co worker. He teases me a lot and sometimes jokes about sex. He does all this to me. We talk, he makes me laugh 😄;however, he started calling me a baby, bad girl, kiddo. And today he told me when my birthday was. I told it to him once. One time I did something which turned out to be funny when he caught me. This was like 2 months ago. I was standing next to him and he bust out laughing because of it and this was like 3 days ago.
    He helps me out a lot and at the end of the night, he would say goodnight to everyone but then look at me and say nighty night. He is mean to me most of the time. We play a lot with eachother so our co workers have started to think that we are both in a relationship. One time we fought for an elevator. we text a lot too.
    Before he would tell me about how these girl say he is hot n stuff. So I was like why are you telling me this till today when I showed him a picture of another guy hitting on me. Well someone else told him about it so he comfronted me and asked me so I showed him. He disappeared on me and when he came back he said the guy was desperate. Now he is making funny sex jokes.

    What does this all mean? I cant take it anymore

    • web admin

      web admin

      January 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      If you are interested in him, then don’t talk about how you find someone else attractive. If you do not want him to talk about other people being attractive, then you may want to make your feelings clear. He likely has an interest in developing a relationship with you. He is certainly attracted to you. Try to spend additional time with him. The more time that you spend together, the closer you will become. Have a great day, Joanne!

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