12 Signs a Guy Likes You But Won’t Admit it

By on September 26, 2016






The really crazy and confusing thing about when you catch feelings for someone is the fact that many of us try to hide it. We go through so much trouble just to keep the person we really like from finding out the truth about how we feel.

Why do we do this?

The truth is, pretty much every single human being has a fear of rejection. Those that claim they don’t are just very, very skilled at hiding this feeling. The fear of being rejected can cause us to hold onto our feelings and never reveal it to the person we care most about.

The horrible thing about this is that we can miss out on the best things by just keeping our feeling hidden. Wouldn’t you rather admit how you’re feeling with the chance of something great happening than to hold onto your feelings with the certainty that nothing will?

Most guys would rather chance the latter and it can be really frustrating – especially if you actually like them! However, there are signs that can give away just how a guy is feeling about you even if he won’t admit it himself. Here’s how to tell if a guy likes you but won’t admit it.

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  1. He stares at you often.

If a guy likes you, he’s going to look at you a lot because he finds you attractive. He also will be looking at you a lot because he wants to notice everything about you and your little quirks. However, when you see him staring and he turns away, this is a sign he likes you but just won’t admit it. He never wants you to notice how much he’s looking.

  1. He starts conversations with you but keeps them short.

If he’s the one to always start your conversations and always the first person to try and talk to you, but he always keeps them short, like he’s trying to avoid going into a lot of detail, this is a sign he likes you but just doesn’t want to admit it. When a guy starts the conversations but then abruptly stops them, it’s because he doesn’t want you to know just how much he wants to talk with you.

  1. He remembers all the special occasions in your life.

If he’s texting you happy birthday and asking how your big interview went and basically commenting on any day that has importance to you, he likes you. The difficult part about this is that it’s a clear sign he cares about your day, but it also signifies that he doesn’t want to admit he likes you because he’s keeping it very friendly.

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  1. He tries to cheer you up when you’re visibly upset.

This is a huge sign that a guy likes you. If he’s a person to try and make you feel better when you feel sad or upset, he really likes you. However, when he does this and then kind of backs off and doesn’t push you to feel better, that’s because he doesn’t want to admit just how much he likes you.

  1. He asks personal questions about you.

No guy is going to want to know your favorite dessert or your all time life goals if he doesn’t care about you. If he likes you, he’ll want to know everything really personal about you. He’ll start asking all about your childhood and all your interests. But if he does this in a way that seems like he has a reason to ask these questions, it’s because he won’t admit he likes you.

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  1. He double texts you.

This is a big sign that a guy likes you but is easily hidden by the fact that you can’t prove it just by a double text. If you don’t know what that is, it’s when you get two or more texts in a row from him without having replied to any. This just means that he really wants to talk to you and wants to get your attention.

  1. He gives you low-key compliments.

When a guy compliments your looks, he’s being obvious that he likes you. But if he compliments your personality or your interests in a way that makes you confused if it really was just a compliment, then he likes you but doesn’t want to admit that he does. He’s hiding the fact that he does but he also can’t help NOT complimenting you on something.

  1. He asks if you’ll be at parties/events.

If you have the same friend group and know of the same parties or events that are happening and he always asks if you’ll be attending them, he likes you but just won’t admit it. He’s not asking you to go to those parties with him because he’s trying to hid that he likes you, but he also really wants to know if you’ll be there so he can be prepared properly.

  1. He acts like he likes you, but never talks about his feelings.

If there’s a guy that’s always complimenting you and following you around and talking to you all the time but never, ever talks about himself or how he’s feeling, it’s because he just won’t admit that he has feelings for you. Some guys make the conversations all about you so they can determine just how much they do like you, but they withhold information about themselves so they don’t give away their feelings for you.

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  1. His friends tell you he likes you.

This is a huge giveaway that a guy likes you but won’t admit it himself. If his friends are secretly going up to you and telling you about how much their friend likes you, it’s a clear sign that he does. This happens very often because his friends really want him to make a go for it, but he’s just too stubborn to admit his own feelings. If this happens to you, then it’s safe to assume that he really does like you.

  1. He denies it when you ask him.

If you’ve ever tried to approach a guy and ask if he likes you and he immediately gets embarrassed and even denies the entire thing, it’s clear that he just doesn’t want to admit it. For whatever reason he has an issue with his feelings for you and might even not be ready for a relationship. If you’re confident he likes you but he says he doesn’t, then he might not be ready to tell you how he feels just yet.

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  1. He tries to hang out with you alone.

If you’re at a party and you always seem to be talking to JUST him and he slyly made it so the two of you are alone, then he might really like you but just not want to admit it. Another sign is if you plan on going on a group outing and everyone ends up canceling but him and HE is the one who arranged the whole thing, it may be because he never even told the others to come.

Guys that don’t admit their feelings are always really frustrating. However, they usually have a good reason for doing so. But if you notice any of the signs above when talking with a guy you know, it could mean he likes you but just won’t admit it.





317 Comments

  1. Tenten

    October 14, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Hello. 😀 Just wondering, and obviously curious…
    So, it all started when I start working in a factory. After 4 months passed, I never thought about having any relationship back then. Then one day, a guy who is a friend of my friend, I call him El.
    He adds me on facebook and we have been chatting for a while. He said he likes me since the day he saw me. I can’t believe it because i’m not that very noticable at the factory. Haha…
    We’ve been bestfriends since then but I am still confused. He said he likes me but, he doesn’t prove it. He sometimes makes a plan to go somewhere with me as ‘friends’, just the two of us, but what does he mean?

    • web admin

      web admin

      October 15, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Continue to develop your relationship with this person. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. If you want to develop a relationship with him, then speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Attempt to spend additional time with him as well. Give him a chance to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Tenten!

  2. Roooozu

    September 28, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Hello! I want to share my problem about my ex boyfriend/friend. We broke up last 2014 because of personal reasons that he was facing at that time. After that, we lost contact and never get a chance to talk again.

    And during the month of Christmas eve, I tried to message him through his account in facebook. He responded and we just talk in a normal way. But just a short talk. I also have seen so many changes because we don’t talk much compared to the time that we were still friends. I’m not sure if he doesn’t want to talk with me or just avoiding me.

    Then my friends tried to teach us in a group message. He tried brushing the teasing part by changing the topic or telling everyone that he has dementia.
    I’m not really sure if he likes me or not. I just miss my old friend.

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 28, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      It is possible that he in uncertain or confused about his feelings toward you. He may not have yet taken time to think about this relationship. He may not be willing or able to establish a relationship with you at this time. Continue to speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Roooozu!

  3. Mikayla

    September 18, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Hello! 🙂
    A guy friend is kind of on and off with me. Last time we saw each other in public, he said my name to get my attention and he held my gaze and we smiled at each other until we walked past. The next day, he asked for my number on social media and he texted my quickly as soon as I gave it to him and he seemed interested in what I had to say, but our conversation was short. Two weeks later, I texted him to ask him a question and he didn’t even reply. He seems to be happy to see me in person, but when we text he seems to show plenty of laughing emojis and tends to flirt/tease me a bit. I don’t know what’s going on.

  4. Katarra

    September 13, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Hi, I like this older guy (37) I’m 25. I have known him for a bout 2 years, but recently we have become a bit close, he messages me only if he has something important to tell me, he would not text me just to say hello. When I text him he only respond if I ask him something important, otherwise he would not text me back. has has given me a few rides home, and he pretty much talks about anything with me, in some occasions when we are talking I lean towards him just to see if he leans back and he does( I think he likes my perfume) but the thing is sometimes he is very distant, he talks about other girls and he ignores me. The thing is I don’t know if he likes me or he is just being friendly? ( Sorry about my English is my second lenguaje)

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 14, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      He may be friendly. He may be interested in developing a relationship with you. He may be confused or uncertain about your feelings toward him. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him a chance to share himself with you as well. At that time, you can determine what you think is appropriate for your relationship. Have a great day, Katarra!

      • Katarra

        September 15, 2017 at 10:43 am

        Thank you

  5. unknown

    September 7, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Hi, i helped a friend of mine to tell her crush her feelings towards him and it ended up good cause the guy likes her too.. But the thing is the guy and I got closed and we share the same interests and we texts a lot . We usually teases eachother and tell about how our day is.. We equally will start the conversation. Does he still likes my friend or has he changed his feelings?

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 7, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      It is certainly possible that he still is interested in your friend. He may be interested in you as well. If you continue to nourish a relationship with your friend’s crush, then you will end up harming your relationships. Allow yourself to separate from your friend’s crush. Allow their relationship to flourish. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Unknown!

  6. isha

    September 6, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Hi
    There is this guy whom I started liking from about a month. We are friends since a yr and always use to study together for exams and that’s how our friendship grew.
    During the time when we were studying for the last exam of first yr he started holding my hand and yes I too didn’t say a no and then it became a routine to hold hands and sit or just have any kind of contact with each other…. After exams the vacations started. During the first week of vacation we used to talk everyday.. Even he use to start the conversation… But slowly slowly he stopped doing it… And now even when I msg he replies almost every time after 2-3 hrs and only after I msg him few times….
    I am confused about what he feels…..

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 6, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      It is possible that he began to be confused or concerned about your thoughts and feelings toward him. His feelings may have drifted or changed. Take this time to determine what you want for your future. If you want to nourish your relationship, then speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Isha!

      • isha

        September 7, 2017 at 10:23 am

        I don’t at all know what to do… Once I confessed to one of my other friend and then the guy stopped talking to me completely.
        I clearly don’t want to lose him too completely out of my life…. I don’t thing I can tell him directly about my feelings.. I don’t want to ruin our friendship…. Is there any other way I can make him know that I like him

        • web admin

          web admin

          September 7, 2017 at 1:27 pm

          If you do not want to speak directly and honestly with him about your feelings, then attempt to spend additional time with him. You will find that your friendship will grow stronger as the two of you are together more often. This will ensure that his feelings for you grow. When you feel more comfortable with him, then speak directly and honestly with him at that time. Have a great day, Isha!

          • isha

            September 8, 2017 at 1:59 am

            Yes will do this
            Thank you so much
            Have a nice day

  7. ashley

    September 4, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I have an ex boyfriend from six months ago. He looks at me and smiles and hangs out with me at a clubhouse. He has told me that he respects me. He has told me that he wants me sexually recently. When we were together it was only a couple of months and he broke up with me because he was going through a lot. When he hugs me he holds me longer than expected and just also told me recently he wants to do dance classes with me in the future. I just got out of a relationship and do not want to jump in with him to fast. I also don’t want to push too hard. I have told him that I have real feelings for him. I asked him how he feels about me and he won’t say. I feel like something is holding him back. What do I do?

    • web admin

      web admin

      September 4, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      It is likely that he is being sincere with you. He likely wants to develop a relationship with you. He is certainly attracted to you. Take this time to determine if you want to develop a relationship with him, then reach out to him. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Ashley!

  8. Sarah

    August 27, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Hi I knew a guy whom I never expected I’d fall in love with but then he doesn’t glance at me,we’re not close but his friends keep telling me that he has feelings for me.Its been seven months since this issue started. I actually learned to love him because of his friends but he’s leaving soon and he haven’t message me about it. Should I make him realize how important he is to me now? Or just show that I don’t care

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 27, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      If you know that he is interested in developing a relationship with yo, then take this time to determine what you want for your future. If you want to reach out to him, then speak directly and honestly with him about your feelings. You can spend what time is available with him. You can also choose to not speak with him. Have a great day, Sarah!

    • clinton

      September 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      if you really love him then u should tell him

      • web admin

        web admin

        September 1, 2017 at 8:48 pm

        Thank you for sharing your thoughts. You are right. It is always best to treat others with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Clinton!

  9. Katharine

    August 26, 2017 at 4:04 am

    I met this guy and I started to like him, we weren’t close enough but he just turned out to like me too, no he loves me after then. So, he asked me out and I say yes, of course. And I had fallen inlove which is so not me. But after a short time, our relationship became complicated and we had said ‘goodbye’s without knowing each other’s reason why we were letting go? And I still love him. I just can’t move on, sorry. So, its been 2 months. I have always caught him stealing glances at me (because I was doing the same), and I really get confuse. What should I do? Should I get over him? Or.. Second chance? Ugh..

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 26, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      If the two of you have not spoken or been together for two months, your your relationship is over. Allow thoughts of him to fade. Take this time to look inward and determine what you want for your future. Because this relationship is over, you may find that new opportunities will become available for you to explore. Have a great day, Katharine!

  10. Angelina

    August 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Hi, so I have this friend I’ve known for about 3-4yrs now and we didn’t start talking told 2015, ever since i have found out that we have almost everything in common like having the same birth marks to being interested in the same exact hobbies but every time I see him he keeps watching my every move, sometimes asks where I am without implying it, and the biggest thing is he denies liking me but I can’t seem to figure out if it’s true cuz he kids around with me and teases me like I can’t cook(when I can cook better than him)alot of my friends says he likes me but doesn’t know how to approach it or he thinks of me like his sister he’s never had, how do I get him to admit he likes me or get him to go out with me?
    Thank you!

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 23, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      It is certainly possible that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. He may be attracted to you. He may feel a strong emotional connection 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 thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Angelina!

  11. Sunshine

    August 16, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Ok! So i met this guy, at a party. He started texting me everyday.after a couple months he asked me to move in with him. We now live together, with his 2 children. He kisses me, hold hands, all the bf,gf stuff. But refuses to admit any feels other than a friend. Should i stay or go!

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 16, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      If he is not willing to develop a relationship with you and you want to develop a relationship with him, then determine what you want for your future. You do not need to continue to nourish a relationship with him. You may choose to speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. If you determine that it is no longer appropriate for hi to share your house, then speak with him about that as well. Bets of luck, Sunshine!

  12. Dabbie

    August 2, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Hi! I have a friend, and we just met 2 months ago in a bizairre way. He was my uber driver, and during that time we were talking for almost 3 hours without any dull moment. He then asked what are my hobbies? And I said,”I like beach and mountain climbing.” He then answered that we have similar interests, and he invited that if they have beach plans he will contact me. And he asked me to add him up on Facebook.

    After 2 days, we started chatting everyday. Though it wasn’t all the time of the day but he never fail to send me messages, like Good morning!
    There were times that he said he thinks that he will live forever single.(By the way he is singer for 2 years already.) In my part I shared that no one really tried hitting on me. He said, only courageous man could really tell his feelings to you.

    Considering that we are distant(I have to fly all the way from somewhere else to see him) I invited him for a dinner and I said as my birthday gift for him. We spent more than 6 hours together. He then sent me a message saying,”You’re gift is the best gift!”, it is hard to forget a person like me.
    There were days that he failed to message me. When he had opportunity he explained everything, without me asking it.

    We’ve known each other personally, a bit(I supposed) about family, interest, some friends(he introduced me to his friends because of business though but he shared how we became friends and my personality).

    We went out together like 4 times already but I don’t know if he likes me. I really do like him. Does he like me? What do you think? What should I do?

    (Sorry if it is lengthy)

    • web admin

      web admin

      August 3, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Your best option at this time is to determine what you want for your future. Decide if you want to continue this relationship. It would be beneficial for you to speak directly and honestly with your partner about your thoughts and feelings. Allow him to share his thoughts and feelings as well. Have a great day, Dabbie!

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