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    20 Signs A Guy Likes You: Decoding His Body Language

    By on September 15, 2013

    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!

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    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.

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    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!)

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Sign #11.) Any guy who offers you his hand while climbing up or down stairs, out of a car, opens doors for you or offers you a sweater or jacket when you’re cold… well, he is totally crushing on you. Men don’t always try to take care of people that they themselves don’t care for. They will only go out of their way to protect and ensure the safety and comfort of people they truly like.

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    Sign #12.) When a guy digs a girl he will always look at her first after saying or doing something funny or extraordinary. The reason he glimpses at you and awaits your reaction is to see what you think before he looks to see what anyone else thinks. That means your opinion is the most important and he totally is smitten with you.

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    Sign #13.) Is there a man who tries to quickly smooth out wrinkles when you walk in? Does he fix his tie (if he wears one) or fuss with his hair? He’s trying to make himself presentable for you and that is a definite yes when it comes down to if he likes you or not.

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    Sign #14.) Look to see if you can catch a guy mirroring your body language as you are talking.  The more he repeats what you do with his own body, the more he’s intent on paying attention to everything about you- from your words to your body. This gesture shows you that he is trying to make you feel more comfortable around him and he wants you to feel familiar with him, as well.

    Sign #15.) A man who is trying to impress a girl he likes will suddenly stand up taller when she enters the room or area. He will try to make himself appear stronger, more protective and more masculine by doing this.

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    Sign #16.) Guys often touch or stroke their face when they are really listening to what you have to say. They are set on taking in the information you are putting out and trying to remember it thoroughly. If you find a guy that is stroking his chin (or beard), cheeks or nose, then he is more than likely into you. And, he’s a total keeper for being a good listener, too!

    Sign #17.) Again we loop back to talking about men and their hands. When a guy stretches his hands, especially an upward palm, towards you, it is his way of signaling to you that he wants to get closer to you and for you to get closer to him. It’s almost as if he is putting them out there in a form of asking permission to break personal space.

    Sign #18.) When a guy is hardcore into a woman, he will flick his eyes towards her as much as possible. If you catch a man frequently staring at you and darting his eyes away quickly, then he is totally into you. The reason he does this, especially if you are not right next to each other, is to see what you are doing, how you are doing and what you are feeling at this point. He is literally focused on looking out for you.

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    Sign #19.) If a guy sits next to you and leaves barely mere inches between you, it’s his way of showing you that he’s comfortable around you and likes being near you. Or, if you find him standing next to you, almost in your personal space, he is letting you know that he likes being close to you and prefers it over any other distance apart.

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    Sign #20.) Always keep in mind that a man has instincts he isn’t even aware of most of the time. So, if you see a guy puffing out his chest to make it appear bigger and if he’s sucking in his gut, he’s trying to impress you. Some guys may only stick their chests out a little, but it’s still a most definite sign that he’s trying to prove his masculinity and stand out from all of the other guys in the room. He wants to prove to you that he’s the best and that he wants you!

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    652 Comments

    1. Chris

      May 17, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      I have a friend we’re just meet last year, and I see some of the signs,

      • web admin

        web admin

        May 19, 2018 at 12:22 pm

        Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. If you believe that he is interested in developing a relationship with you and you want to as well, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Chris!

    2. allysa

      April 21, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      i have a guy best friend that ive always had a thing for and he says the feelings are mutual, i can feel the connection, when we are together we can both tell that its extremely hard to resist on another, weve always been very close for ab 2 years now and feeling this way for ab 6 months. the problem is is that hes 3 years older than me and he says that if he wasn’t in college things would be different. we tell eachother everything and are extremely close. but at this point since hes in college idk if i should let go or not. i just want feedback on what i should do.

      • allysa

        April 21, 2018 at 1:14 pm

        we also have eye contact and some signs like the ones above

        • web admin

          web admin

          April 22, 2018 at 10:25 pm

          He is in college and likely unable to focus his emotional energy on you at this time. He may want to develop a relationship with you. He does not want to harm or neglect you. Allow this relationship to grow and develop. You may want to attempt to spend time with him if possible. Share your thoughts and feelings with him. Have a great day, Allysa!

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 22, 2018 at 10:25 pm

        He is in college and likely unable to focus his emotional energy on you at this time. He may want to develop a relationship with you. He does not want to harm or neglect you. Allow this relationship to grow and develop. You may want to attempt to spend time with him if possible. Share your thoughts and feelings with him. Have a great day, Allysa!

    3. Bealivia15

      April 16, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      I have two guys actually……. one used to sit at my table. We used to talk a lot and he teased me about this breathing thing I did to calm down…. he would mimic it a lot as well….. but we were moved and now we share eye meets all the time and he’s always flirting with this other girl but I catch him looking at me…..he also has made contact with my hand before while helping me and teasing me. Does he like me like I like him? And the other guy is more popular and he’s CONSTANTLY teasing me and playfully puching me (the two for flinching thing.) and he’s always asking me for my Snapchat and I always cracking jokes…..I’ve honestly been playing hard to get a little…..does he like me as well?

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 16, 2018 at 9:30 pm

        It is likely that both of these guys are interested in developing a relationship with you. If you develop a relationship with one, then the other relationship may fade. Always remember to share your kindness and compassion. Attempt to spend more time with them, as this will help you decide which person treats you best. Have a great day, Bealivia!

    4. Watermelon Girl

      April 16, 2018 at 8:47 am

      I have this really good guy friend, and we always talk whenever i see him, he always makes a point to shot next to me, he also just got hat hair cut, and when i was choking he said he knew CPR and could do it right now (he didn’t do it, and CPR is for when someone’s drowning???) his sister also accidentally let it slip that he night like me, and he’s shown slot of the signs, he’s also taken my hand and held onto it, it was for an activity though, (he could’ve let go earlier but he didn’t!). Sorry this was so long!

      • Watermelon Girl

        April 16, 2018 at 8:49 am

        Yes, I did mean choking but I meant to write sit not shot.

        • web admin

          web admin

          April 16, 2018 at 8:56 pm

          He feels a strong emotional and social connection with you. He certainly may be interested in nourishing a relationship with you. He has shared that he cares for your health. He pays attention to you and enjoys holding your hand. If you are interested in him, then try spending more time with him and see what develops. Have a great day, Watermelon!

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 16, 2018 at 8:56 pm

        He feels a strong emotional and social connection with you. He certainly may be interested in nourishing a relationship with you. He has shared that he cares for your health. He pays attention to you and enjoys holding your hand. If you are interested in him, then try spending more time with him and see what develops. Have a great day, Watermelon!

    5. stars

      April 13, 2018 at 11:55 am

      my classmate always teases me. when we made a school project , we got really close to the point that we talked a lot even in chat. we Study a lot together , just the 2 of us. HE shows a lot of signs but he has a girlfriend , most of the time, we go out to eat, but I am wondering if he likes me. all of our classmate and teachers teases us but i dont know if what does it really mean for him.

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 13, 2018 at 10:17 pm

        He has a girlfriend. Do not attempt to nourish a relationship with him. Allow thoughts of him to fade. Focus your emotional energy elsewhere. If his relationship ends and he reaches out to you, then share your thoughts and feelings with him at that time. For now, determine what you want for your future without him. Have a great day, Stars!

    6. Lola

      April 10, 2018 at 8:49 am

      This guy & I are friends but we’re not close. But recently,he acted slightly weird. My girlfriends & I planned to go for a movie. We had informed the boys & he pointed directly to me and said, he’ll only watch it if I sat next to him.. Also,i was saying how hot the weather was & he gave me his drinks. I got weirded out but is there anything going on or am i just overthinking?

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 10, 2018 at 9:10 pm

        His behaviors indicate that he may feel an emotional connection with you. The two of you have a social connection. Determine what you want for your future. 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, Lola!

    7. Articfox

      April 5, 2018 at 4:26 pm

      My crush runs his fingers through his hair when ever he see me or walks by and puts his hands in his pockets when we walk together.He is always talking me jokes that make me laugh

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 5, 2018 at 9:39 pm

        It is clear that he feels a strong connection with you. He may want to nourish a relationship with you. Determine what you want for your future. 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, Articfox!

    8. Yosequinn

      April 3, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      This is a very serious question.

      I have a guy bestfriend, we rarely hangout and he has a girlfriend. He had a small crush on me but I accidentally friendzoned him, because at the time I thought he was joking around.
      A few months later I find out that his girlfriend at the moment is jealous of me because he will always mention me when they are together.
      We hanged out and while he was talking and I was listening he would just stare at my lips then make eye contact with me. I decided to test if he would look away by licking my lips or biting my bottom lip. During this two small test he wouldn’t look away he would just continue to stare.
      Does he still like me?

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 3, 2018 at 11:11 pm

        It is likely that he is attracted to you and feels an emotional connection with you. He is in a relationship. Allow thoughts of him to fade. Focus your emotional energy elsewhere. Determine what you want for your future without attempting to nourish a relationship with him. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with him. Have a great day, Yosequinn!

    9. Alley Cat

      April 3, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      My crush always stared at me for the longest time and he would look away, if I caught him looking. Always smiled when I saw him. When we finally spoke standing in front of a door, he would stare looking deeply into my eyes and one time he put his hands in his pockets, while seeming to get excited (if you know what I mean).
      I asked him out for a drink, but he turned me down. I thought he liked me; now I feel like a fool. I’ve been heart broken now for three months, since we wont be in the same building and he never asked for my phone or email. I am totally confused.

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 3, 2018 at 10:41 pm

        It is likely that he was shy. His reaction may have been influenced by his thoughts and feelings. He may be unable or unwilling to nourish a relationship with you. Determine what you think is appropriate for this relationship. Ensure that you take appropriate action. Always share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Alley!

        • Alley Cat

          April 4, 2018 at 7:24 am

          Thank you for your reply and understanding. I really thought that the feelings were mutual. Now, I’m embarrassed and feel foolish for having revealed my true feelings toward him. I know he must have felt flattered, but having to let go of what ‘could have been’ is something difficult that needs to be done now. Thank you once again.

          • web admin

            web admin

            April 4, 2018 at 4:58 pm

            There is no reason to feel any negative emotions regarding this relationship. Learn any lessons from this relationship that you can. This will help you navigate your future relationships. Have a great day, Alley!

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