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    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.

    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.

    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.

    359 Comments

    1. Erianna Dennis

      January 4, 2018 at 10:42 pm

      Hey, I really care for a guy at my church and my best friend seems to think that he likes me and my grandmother also. My sister last night said that the other night at church, that he switched spots with someone in the choir so he could see me while I was at the altar. Could this mean that he likes me? And Caleb also said that he would never like me as more than a friend. Do I still have hope?

      • web admin

        web admin

        January 6, 2018 at 5:50 pm

        It is possible that he cares for you as a friend. It is likely that he is confused or uncertain about his feelings. He may be interested in developing a relationship with you. Take this time to determine what you want for this relationship. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Erianna!

    2. Janeey

      January 3, 2018 at 9:14 am

      I am hurt and very confused I really need some advice please.

      • web admin

        web admin

        January 4, 2018 at 7:46 pm

        It sounds as though your friends are giving you advice. Take this time to determine what you want for the future of this relationship, and keep in mind that his actions are signs that he is not interested in developing a relationship with you at this time. Have a great day, Janeey!

    3. Janeey

      January 3, 2018 at 9:12 am

      I liked this boy since the beginning of last Yr. But we nvr talked. Then there was some issue caused by one of my friends and he found out I liked him. It caused a rumour abt us so I texted him saying ‘sorry’. Then after that we would just talk casually but he nvr seemed interested to talk to Me. It was as if he was only talking to me bcos he felt bad that he didn’t like me back. Then all off a sudden last month he was like to me ‘thank you for liking me but you need to move on bcos I am not the good person u think I am and I think u deserve someone better and also I have a girlfriend now’i was kinda surprised Bcos he told one of my friends that he doesn’t like anyone. So I asked around and found out that the girlfriend thing was a lie he only said it to make me stop liking him. And after that we nvr talked. But I really like him a lot and I am worrying and stressing about him. So one of my friends talked to him and he told her that he stopped talking to me Bcos talking to me is like giving me fake hope and he doesn’t want that for me cos he knows he cant like me and he thinks I deserve some1 Better. But now I rally dont know what to do I can’t talk him anymore. I just like him ssooo much all my friends keep telling me to get over him and that I deserve someone Way better But I just can’t bcos he is my first love and I don’t see any other guy the way I see him.

      • web admin

        web admin

        January 4, 2018 at 7:45 pm

        It sounds as though your friends are giving you advice. Take this time to determine what you want for the future of this relationship, and keep in mind that his actions are signs that he is not interested in developing a relationship with you at this time. Have a great day, Janeey!

    4. Pam

      January 2, 2018 at 7:44 am

      So I am really confused and need help. I have a guy friend that we have been friends for a long time I cant lie I have feelibgs for him but I am throwing them away and moving on, but I wanted some advice on his actions. Ok he is a sweetie he just give so many mixed feelings like we have talked about everything from his family to mine to if I believed in having kids he asked that not me. But we have been places together and he want to slap me on the bottom and hold my hand and im like no we cant because you aay we are only friends. But i can’t lie i let him we have been together and he didn’t want to leave he just wanted to stay with me and we just held each other.he asked do i believe if we would ever find somebody and I told him I really dont know. He comes over to my house take gis shoes off and lay across my bed and we talk and then end up making out no sex only once to be honest but he said sex causes deeper feelings and we can get feelings. He still wants to come around he showed yo at my door with a gift witg all my favorite things and it just melted my heart. But because i know what he says about feelings i tried to stop dealing with him before one time he said no we will always be friends and the next time he agreed but showed up at my door with a Christmas gift and sending me text in the morning which lead me to thinking about him again. I cant do tge roller coster he always say that we cant get feeling but he says its different with me that its a strong connection with great attractions that he wish i wouldnt get my feelings into it but he knows just how i feel about him.he has gotten upset about other guys but he tells ne to go date im so confused i need some advice please

      • web admin

        web admin

        January 2, 2018 at 5:58 pm

        It is possible that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. Take this time to determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Pam!

    5. Kim b

      January 2, 2018 at 7:41 am

      So I am really confused and need help. I have a guy friend that we have been friends for a long time I cant lie I have feelibgs for him but I am throwing them away and moving on, but I wanted some advice on his actions. Ok he is a sweetie he just give so many mixed feelings like we have talked about everything from his family to mine to if I believed in having kids he asked that not me. But we have been places together and he want to slap me on the bottom and hold my hand and im like no we cant because you aay we are only friends. But i can’t lie i let him we have been together and he didn’t want to leave he just wanted to stay with me and we just held each other.he asked do i believe if we would ever find somebody and I told him I really dont know. He comes over to my house take gis shoes off and lay across my bed and we talk and then end up making out no sex only once to be honest but he said sex causes deeper feelings and we can get feelings. He still wants to come around he showed yo at my door with a gift witg all my favorite things and it just melted my heart. But because i know what he says about feelings i tried to stop dealing with him before one time he said no we will always be friends and the next time he agreed but showed up at my door with a Christmas gift and sending me text in the morning which lead me to thinking about him again. I cant do tge roller coster he always say that we cant get feeling but he says its different with me that its a strong connection with great attractions that he wish i wouldnt get my feelings into it but he knows just how i feel about him.he has gotten upset about other guys but he tells ne to go date im so confused i need some advice please

      • web admin

        web admin

        January 2, 2018 at 5:58 pm

        It is possible that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. Take this time to determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Kim!

    6. Nicole geet

      January 1, 2018 at 11:39 am

      So there is my bestfriend but i dont know if he likes me some times i think that he likes me but is afraid of rejection but it confused me when i talk to him he always tries to end the conversatio with go away or somethings like that what should i do then?

      • web admin

        web admin

        January 2, 2018 at 5:49 pm

        It is possible that he is interested in developing a relationship with you. Take this time to determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. Have a great day, Nicole!

    7. Umi

      December 29, 2017 at 8:50 am

      So this guy ( who is in the same clique as me ) confess to me when i was 14 through a text. I rejected him because he happened to date my bestfriend who is also in the same clique when we were 13 years old and a few other girls in my class. I had the thought that he was a playboy thus didnt thought much. However, a year later when i was 15, i started to develop feelings for him and confess to him when i was 16. I’ve been the same class as him ever since i was 13 years old. He really love to tease me alot like pulling my hair,stepping on my shoe,kicking my chair sometimes,making fun of me but also can be really nice like helping me to pay my stuff ( i did return his money too) with my studies & my love life ( HAHAH such irony!) However when i confess to him, he didn’t really responded well as he told me he didnt know what to do. I was so stupid for not asking why he liked me when we were 14 because he asked me why i like him ( so i told him ). Now im 17, he went overseas to study which really saddens me. Recently a guy confess his feeling for me & i know his reasons why he liked me but I couldn’t accept him because i still have feelings for the other guy..anyways, he will be back next month for my exam results (most probably to support his guy friends) so the thing now, should i talk to him and asked him Why he liked me ? But the problem is im a introvert person & also i know that long distance relationship won’t last 🙁 i have no idea if i should move on or hold on abit longer

      • web admin

        web admin

        December 30, 2017 at 6:47 pm

        It sounds as though both of you are interested in developing a relationship together. Take this time to determine what you want for the future of this relationship. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Give him an opportunity to share himself with you as well. You will find benefit in spending additional time together when you have the opportunity. Have a great day, Umi!

    8. Emily rose

      December 23, 2017 at 11:22 pm

      There is a one guy that I like. And he gave a few signs like he’s interested in me. Sometimes I caught his eyes was staring at me. We often talk about each other and about the future. He also did tell me about what he likes and what he don’t. Then, one day I ask him whether he ever feels the same way like i do, he said no. At the same time, he said to me to forget him and look for someone else. He said I deserve better. I’m not sure whether he was telling me the truth or he just denied it.

      • web admin

        web admin

        December 24, 2017 at 7:53 pm

        He has shared his thoughts and feelings with you. He is unwilling or unable to establish a relationship with you at this time. If he told you a lie about his feelings, then there is no reason for you to attempt to establish a relationship with him. Focus your emotional attention elsewhere. Have a great day, Emily!

    9. anna

      December 14, 2017 at 3:42 am

      OK so me and one of my guy friends started liking each other may be 4 months ago and we told each other one month ago. He didn’t wanted to come in a relationship as he feared it won’t work and because he wants someone who is more like him. I tried a lot to convince him but it went in vain. So I don’t know how can you summarize our relationship since past one month coz it was definitely not less than a relationship…we use to talk to each other all day and we even got to know each other very closely our talks use to be of depth and I always felt a connection with him. We use to fight too but they never lasted for more than few hrs. Lately may be since one week he stopped meeting me regularly when I confronted him he said our class ppl had started calling us Frnds with benefits and he didn’t like this at all as it was spoiling my image thus stopped meeting me frequently and use to meet only in the early morning hours so one no sees us
      Knowing this I asked him to be either open about his liking or going back to being friends…. Coz I didn’t like this tag as the most physical we have got was just a kiss and non of us wanted physical satisfaction from each other we use to spend time with each other as we liked each other.
      He said he can’t come into a relationship as I don’t fit his idea of relationship. So I don’t know what to do now, he is my best friend and my classmate too. I see him everyday and knowing that he will never be mine is not something I am able to handle….. I don’t know how is this affecting him but this is eating me from inside.

      • web admin

        web admin

        December 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm

        He has shared his thoughts and feelings with you. It sounds as though he is unable or unwilling to nourish a romantic relationship with you. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with him. If he is willing, then the two of you ma continue to remain close friends. His feelings for you may grow with time. Have a great day, Anna!

        • Anna

          December 15, 2017 at 4:21 am

          So I should continue to be frnd with him but keep my romantic feelings to myself and wait if he is willing

          • web admin

            web admin

            December 15, 2017 at 8:18 pm

            It sounds as though you have an excellent idea. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with him. If he shows you signs that he is interested in developing a relationship with you, then determine what you want for your relationship at that time. For now, look inward and determine what you want for your life. Have a great day, Anna!

    10. Katy

      December 8, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      This boy I’ve had a crush on for almost two years knows I like him but we’ve never officially met and we’ve only talked online where he has short replies and I always start the conversation. However I heard from a friend that is friends with my crush’s brother that my crush rarely talks about girls but when he does it’s about me. Meanwhile, when I see my crush he ignores me and I ignore him because we’re both afraid to talk to each other. I don’t know what to do; if he actually likes me and I should try and talk to him or if he doesn’t like me and I should leave him alone?.

      • web admin

        web admin

        December 8, 2017 at 9:45 pm

        It sounds as though there would be benefit with you attempting to spend time with the people who you are interested in developing a relationship with. Continue to attempt to have a conversation with this person. This person likely does not know that you are interested in developing a relationship with him. Speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Katy!

    11. Brenna

      December 1, 2017 at 9:22 am

      yeet it is…okay i’m gonna sum this up as best i can…
      there’s this guy in band with me and i talked to him a little bit before then he found out i liked him so i started to avoid him because i’m THATS AWKWARD and then i texted him one day saying hi and i avoided him more after that and it’s been pretty awkward and you know i thought maybe i’d just get over it and he wouldn’t care then i start to see him staring at me all the time, and then i hear from all my friends about how he’s always talking about me and asking about me…😮?? anyway i talk to his bestfriend a lot and there’s something he won’t tell me and whenever i talk to any other guy he stares at me and if i interact with his bestfriend in any way he stares and looks really sad…and the other day we both checked each other out at the same time but we won’t talk to each other and i like him a lot and i feel really bad cause he said night to me at the comp and i ignored him because i thought he was talking to someone else. But i always see him staring and we always catch each other staring and it’s really awkward… i’ve been talking to his friend a lot recently about it and the boy i like keeps asking him why we’re talking so much and idk what to do

      • web admin

        web admin

        December 1, 2017 at 8:47 pm

        Take this time to determine what you want for your future. Speak directly and honestly with the people who are in your life about your thoughts and feelings. Give them opportunities to share themselves with you as well. You may want to speak with them together to determine what the three of you think is appropriate. Have a great day, Brenna!

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