Have you ever gotten a shiver down your spine or felt a twinge in your stomach when a guy looked at you? It might be because you are picking up on subtle signals that he likes you.
Or you could be hungry. Can’t tell the difference? We can help.
It can be hard to tell if a guy likes you, but there are some sure-fire ways to distinguish feelings of attraction from say, whether or not you missed lunch.
Here are some things to watch out to tell if a guy likes you.
Body Language: How to Tell if a Guy Likes You
One of the easiest ways to determine if a guy likes you is to pay attention to the way his body moves.
If he is sending you some classic signals, he could be interested. Is he looking at you a lot? Is there something on your face?
Check, and if you are clear, it might be that he thinks you are cute. Is he licking his lips and swaying his hips? You know what that means: men always have sex on the brain.
Does he smile at you and gesture at you? Could be the real thing.
If you are standing near a guy and he is interested, he’ll lean into you, want to be near you, and make eye contact on the regular to try to let you know he is interested.
He could also just come right out and say it, but that is highly unlikely. So stick with deciphering body language and some of these other tricks to tell if a guy likes you for sure.
Let His Voice Do the Talking
When you have a chance to engage in a conversation with potential Mr. Right, pay attention to how he talks to you.
Does he ask questions to show he is interested in learning more about you, or is he just talking about himself… non-stop?
Does he seemed interested in what you are saying and does he engage in the conversation or is he just checking his phone in between drinks of his beer? If it’s all eyes on you, then he’s interested.
How He Responds to Touch
If you reach out to grab his hand or playfully touch his shoulder, does he recoil or pull away? It might be that he is nervous, but it could also be that he isn’t interested in you.
Don’t fret. You can rely on other body language and the way he treats you to determine if he likes you.
Don’t rely on how he responds to touch alone – maybe he’s just nervous.
Is He Acting Weird?
If a guy is into you, he is going to start to act a little different around you. He might stumble over his words or try to show off in front of you. If he is paying attention to you and ignoring his friends or seems to be acting differently than he used to act around you, it could be that he sees something he didn’t see in you before. Don’t let it weird you out – just keep playing it cool and he’ll come around. Once he settles down and realizes that you are into him too, he’ll relax.
He Shows Up Where You Are
If you mentioned you like skiing on weekends and suddenly he is showing up on the slopes, there’s a good chance he’s into you. If you happen to stop by the party you were both invited to and headed straight to your location – unless you are standing by the beer – he is probably into you. If he’s following you around the party, trying to strike up a conversation, congratulations, he likes you.
How to Know For Sure if a Guy Likes You
Want to know the best way to tell if a guy likes you? Ask him. Or let him know you like him. This isn’t high school, and there’s no need for games. Cut the chase and let him know you think he’s cool and he’ll either say the same or tell you he’s not interested. If that’s not your style, and granted, it’s not a lot of people’s style, keep paying attention to how he acts around you, how he treats you, how he speaks to you, and if he makes an effort to spend more time around you. All of these things combined can be strong indicators that he is totally interested.
And if you aren’t into him, be sure to let him know and let him down gently. There’s no need to ruin his confidence in his pursuit of you. “Just not that into you” goes both ways. So be kind and frank about it if you must break his heart.
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