My Crush Knows I Like Him and He Keeps Looking at Me : What to do Next

By on March 21, 2016

No matter how he found out, now he knows. Your crush finally knows you like him! What does he do with that information? Does he rush up to you and proclaim his feelings? Is he completely avoiding you because he doesn’t feel the same way?

None of those? Well, what if he keeps looking at you over and over again without saying a word or making any moves? While this is the most annoying thing a guy can do after he finds out you like him, it’s one of the most common. Here is what you should do if your crush knows you like him and he keeps looking at you.

But first…

First let’s talk about what him looking at you could possibly mean:

  1. He’s Checking You Out

Some guys don’t take notice to a girl until they find out she’s interested. This could be him just checking you out and deciding if he has feelings or not.

  1. He Feels Self Conscious

He could just be the shy type and is feeling self-conscious about himself. He might be looking at you to see if you’re looking at him or not. If you are, he may alter his stance/position to look better.

  1. He Might Like You Back

A lot of the time, when someone finds out you like them and they keep staring at you it’s because the feeling is mutual.


What to do Next!


  1. Smile at Him

If someone knows you like him and he keeps looking at you, don’t just stare awkwardly. Smile!! Smiling at your crush is a perfect way to let him know you are friendly and approachable. Many men get intimidated and rather shy when they find out a girl is into them. It makes them nervous and they may not know how to approach the situation. So go ahead and smile. They’ll take it as a positive signal from you.


  1. Wave

Don’t just leave it at a smile. He could mistake that for your politeness or not even realize you’re directing the smile at him. So send him a smile AND a wave. This shows that not only are you acknowledging him, but you’re making the first move to initiate some sort of contact. The next move is up to him.


  1. Talk to His Friends

If you really want to know how a guy is feeling towards you or even why he keeps looking at you when he knows you like him, ask his friends. They’re like the keeper of all guy secrets! Just start chatting up one of his friend and casually mention that your crush keeps looking at you and you want to know why. They might divulge what’s really going on in his head and it will no longer be a mystery to you!


  1. Gauge his Body Language

Body language gives away SO much more than people think. If you want to know what he’s thinking, just watch him for a little bit – just don’t be creepy about it. Firstly, if he’s looking at you after finding out that you like him, he must be thinking about you in some way. Is his body turned toward you? Does he keep looking at you even when you notice he’s looking? These are all signs that he might be into you as well.


  1. Go Talk to Him

For the love of all that is right in this world, JUST GO TALK TO HIM! The fact that he’s looking at you so much might mean that he’s just trying to get your attention. He could also be too shy to make the first move even if he does like you back. Or maybe he doesn’t know you enough to have those feelings and is just checking you out because maybe he wants to see if he likes you, too. Either way, you’re not going to find out by sitting back and watching him look at you from across the room.

Guys are sometimes really difficult to decode. If you’re stuck figuring out why he’s looking at you, try these tips.


  1. Sanjam

    October 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    My crush knows i like him. Niw we are in high school and we have gym together he keeps looking at me secretly and when i look at him he blushed and lookes away too fast. He feels a little nervous around me. I am too shy to talk to him. I dont know what to do next???

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 30, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      It is clear that the two of you are interested in developing a relationship with each other. Your best option is to speak with him directly and honestly about your feelings. He may be shy as well or perhaps he is confused about your feelings for him. If you do not want to make the first move, then continue to catch his eyes. If he does not make a move first, then it will be up to you. Do not wait too long. Remain positive and mindful as you move toward the development of your relationship, Sanjam!

  2. Coconut

    October 29, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I told my friend(let’s call her Eden) that I thought this guy is cute and that he is in one of my classes. So she asked the guy that I like what he looks for in a girl and he basically described me.He then asks who is she asking for and she gave him a hint that it’s someone in one of his classes. He immediately guessed me even though I never told anyone that I’m interested in him(except Eden). Later on, I see him in the hallway and he smirked and smiled at me. I think he knows that I like him. If so how do I react ? I don’t want to make things awkward and I’m too shy to talk to him.Any tips on how to casually talk to him .

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 30, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      Since he likely knows that you like him, there is no reason to pretend to be shy or to act coy. Speak with him directly and honestly about your feelings. It is likely that he has an interest with you as well. If he did not, then he likely would not show interest in you with his smile. Take action and talk with him when you are next best able. If you wait too long, then he may no longer be interested. Remain positive and mindful as you move forward!

  3. Sam

    October 20, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I told my crush I liked him the day after I saw him he stopped and talked to me but things weren’t awkward then he says I’m short outta the blue my friend thinks he has feelings for me since he’s always staring at me what should I do .!?

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 21, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      His statement that you are short likely has nothing to do with his feelings about you. Often times people mention factual or opinionated statements without realizing that people may read deeper into those words. If you want to develop a relationship with him, then speak with him directly and honestly about your feelings. If nothing else, it would be wise for you to spend time with him and share your interests and hobbies. The more time that you share with him, the more that his feelings may grow. Remain positive as you move forward, Sam!

  4. Clara

    October 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Hi so recently at a football game my crush found out I liked him. He’s in band so when the person started yelling for him I ran, when I finally came back he came to the fence and nodded his head up while smirking, I flashed the peace sign and he did the same. So today in class my friend told me he kept looking at me and the same thing in gym he was looking at me. (We only have two classes together) what should I do?

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 18, 2016 at 9:42 am

      He may just be curious if you actually like him, or he may be dating the possibility of liking you back. Until he makes a move, there is no way to know if he does like you back or not. He is probably just looking at you more often right now because he found out that you like him and is curious about it. If you want him to be with you, try flirting and see how he responds. Good luck, Clara!

  5. miss j

    October 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I have a crush on this workmate(he’s from a different department)which at first i didnt find him attractive. So is he with me, i know that because we had a chance to work together one time,and then When we saw each other the other day and we were on our civilian (not in uniform). He just stared at me for like 5 seconds followed by a question “is that you?” I just answered yes and then thats it. So after that, whenever he sees me on the hall way, he would say hi, even if he’s infront of me and find out that im behind him he would still greet me and ask how i am.. Until few months came when i told my friends that I like this guy.. and all of them have been calling my name whenever they see him so because my friends are very supportive LOL they told him that i like him.. and they said that when they told him that, he was giddy and has a big smile on his face. I have been catching him staring at me from that day forward.. but i am the one to look away. And again my friend(another friend)told him that i like him and that he should wave and smile at me and so he did. And so i did wave and smile as well and again run away. Then he told my friend that i was shy and SCARED.. the next day i started to talk to him. Just to ask if he’s going home (btw he’s from a different country and we work in a ship) and then he asked how i was.. and the next day i have to go home. So i didnt get the chance to him anymore. And now that im home I asked my friend how my crush is, and he said that he was asking about me on “why i didnt told him that i was going home” and thats it. What do I do…………..

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      The next time you see him, ask him out. It looks like he never thought of you as a real possibility until he saw the “real” you out of uniform. You could also try adding him online and talking to him until then. It sounds like he could be interested though, so I would try asking him on a date when you guys are on the same ship again. Good luck!

  6. mystic

    October 2, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    so i stared crushing on this guy and somehow his friend found out and he told him. so now every time im around him or hes around me he stares at me i trie to make it seem like i dont notice him looking at me but when he stares at me i have to stare back though it makes me uncomfortable for some reason but this weird thing happened he dabbed on my face what does this mean and hes staring to smile at me but the dabb what does it mean

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      If he is staring at you are you are doing to same to him, then it is likely that he has an interest in developing a relationship with you. You may have to speak with him about the meaning of the dabb, as it may mean many things to many difference people. What is important is that he respects you and your needs. Share your hobbies and interests with him and you may find that the two of you become closer emotionally and intellectually. Remain positive as you move forward!

  7. Angelique Del Real

    September 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    So I’m a freshman in high school and I started crushing on a guy that’s also a freshman. I don’t know him at all; I only know his name and what grade he’s in. I told his friend that I liked him and his friend told him. I really like this guy, but I don’t know what to do!!! Every time I see him in the morning he stares at me until I got to class. We have lunch together and we sit at different tables but the tables are parallel to each other. We both sit in a position where we can both see each other clearly. During lunch he glances at me A LOT, and when he does we hold the look for 2-3 seconds. What does this mean?? What do I do?? Please help me!!!

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 30, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Because the two of you look at each other so often, there is a chance that he wants to develop a relationship with you. You may have to make the first move, so if you do, then speak with him directly and honestly about your feelings. You may find that he has similar feelings for you and may want to develop a relationship with you. Remain positive and enjoy life, Angelique!

    • Taylor

      October 6, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Omg that was me last year this year im in the 10th grade and he knows that i like him and so we talk… But I think that you just try to talk to him and, just make an excuse to talk to him… I was really nervous but my crush actually talks to me.. Hope things work out!!!

      • web admin

        web admin

        October 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm

        That sounds like great advice, Taylor. I am sure that Angelique will appreciate it. 🙂 I hope that everything works out with your crush as well! Good luck!

  8. chicken mcnuggets

    September 18, 2016 at 8:51 am

    so…..i never really had feelings for him, until bible camp. my friends little sister told him, and he only stares at me. the weird thing is, he keeps staring when i stare back. i was looking at this article, and teied to se what is the truth. my friends sister also asked him what he thought about me and he said he does not know. i need advice….sorta

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 18, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Your best option to determine the truth of his feelings is to speak with him directly and honestly about your feelings. If the two of you stare at each other, then it is likely that there are feelings coming from both sides. Next time the two of you make eye contact, wave at him and try to speak with him. He will likely enjoy your action and speak with you. You may find someone who cares about you and shares your interests and hobbies. Remain positive as you move forward!

  9. kat

    August 12, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Me again about confused. ..yeah, just don’t want to come across desperate. .do leave space too for him…talk with him less than normal…b4 was alot, now calm down..yeah, like him get to know him as friends. ..duno what yo do next…my guess would be just be normal & have conversations. .help

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm

      If your goal is to have the kind of friendship where you have normal conversations and are just friends, then there is no reason to do anything special. Speak with him when he speaks with you and sometimes start conversations if you feel like you have something to talk about. There is no reason to avoid him or to take action to be around him if you just want to be friends.

  10. kat

    August 12, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I am confused, this guy work with seems shy around me but not with others girls notice and my co worker does too. But usually I initiates the conversation. every time he answer my questions short answers,shy, and smile. treat him as a friend but one of the co worker ask him do I like him, he just smile, shy, & laugh. ..times passes, and he just keep looking, seems shy still around me, barely started to say hi & sup small talk w/me without me saying anything first.does that means maybe we could be friends at least. .plz help

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 14, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      If he treats you differently than he treats other people and he starts conversations with you, then it is likely that he has feelings for you. It is certain that he views you as a friend at the very least. It is likely that he has feelings for you and may want to nurture your relationship further. If you want to establish a relationship with him, then speak with him directly and honestly about your feelings. If you share your feelings fully, then he will likely do the same. Remain positive as you move forward.

  11. Sophie Castle

    July 31, 2016 at 5:10 am

    My friends asked my crush out and he said no (which is what I expected) but now we don’t talk to each other and it’s just awkward. He does stare at me in class and when I see him catch him looking he looks me in the eye and then looks away. What does this mean? I’m please reply I want to know -Sophie

    • web admin

      web admin

      July 31, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Sometimes when friends ask out a person for their friend, the other person does not respond the way that we want. If you catch him looking at you again, then you know that he has some level of interest in you. If you want to develop a relationship with him, then speak to him directly and honestly about your feelings after class. If he shares your feelings, then you know that you can move forward in your relationship. If he does not, then you know that you do not need to concern yourself with him any longer.

  12. Stephanie

    May 13, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Well I should of read this last year , there was a guy I used to like but he moved yes. we didn’t talk but we kept on looking at each and smiling that what kill me and I knew he like me I did too but since he moved I can’t forget him there points I see him he looks at me but i know it’s only for a moment but there a new guy I like but when ever i see him all I could think of is the other guy .. It’s like he left me without even saying anything and I’m here stick thinking about him and I can’t even find another guy but every time i like someone I just think of him.. I can’t even move on ? Any advice?

    • web admin

      web admin

      May 14, 2016 at 9:59 am

      It sounds like he liked you in the past, but it seems like he has moved on because he did not think that he had a chance with you. If he is single, you could always reach out and try to rekindle the relationship. If he had feelings for you in the past, it would be fairly easy for him to get those feelings restarted if he wanted to. As long as he is single, go ahead and reach out to see if he is still interested. If he is not interested or is taken, your best bet is to just move on and forget about him. Good luck, Stephanie!

      • Steph

        May 14, 2016 at 7:44 pm

        he moved but he isn’t the same anymore sometimes I just wanna go back but I think he single but my heart doesn’t wanna give up but I want to . It’s just hard that everyday in school I don’t even see him because gave me all these feelings but during break i had a doctor appointment he was there I freak out because I haven’t seen him in months But I didn’t miss him he just brought back memories but he kept on looking at me I try, but When I see him he bring me memories but when I don’t see him I just miss him. I usually see him everyday in the Landry but he doesn’t even show up anymore I think because he lives far away

        • web admin

          web admin

          May 16, 2016 at 8:41 am

          Moving on is not easy, but you can do it. It takes time to move on from an old crush or boyfriend–although you will move on much faster if you focus on someone new and stay busy. It may take weeks or months longer to heal, but it will happen. Good luck, Steph!

  13. Nerryl Joy

    May 10, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Now I know what to do whenever that inconsistent guy stares at me whenever I pass by his station ? thanks ? smiLe

    • web admin

      web admin

      May 11, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      🙂 I am happy to hear that this article could help you out! We have a number of other articles like “How to Tell If a Guy Likes You” and different relationship articles that might help you out as well. Check them out if you have the time. Thanks for commenting, Nerryl Joy!

  14. marly

    April 4, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    that was really good

    • web admin

      web admin

      April 6, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Thank you! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed this article. If you liked this article, there are a number of topics like it on Her Interest. If you have the time, make sure to check them out. Thanks for commenting!

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