How To Tell If A Guy Likes You (17 Signs To Know)

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How to tell if a guy likes you, We all know how tricky dating can be. But what if you’re not quite sure if the guy you like likes you back? Or maybe there’s a new guy in town who’s causing your heart to race. So, to help ease some of that pressure, here are 17 signs that a guy might be into you.

To get a better idea of just how much you like a guy, compare these signs to how you feel about him. If you find that there are eight or more signs on this list that apply to the guy in question, the chances are good that he likes you too.

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1. He makes it a point to be around you

The more he’s around, the more comfortable he’ll become around you. Guys are some of the worst at hiding their feelings. If he’s consistently trying to hang out with you, chances are he really likes you and wants to be around you.

2. He looks at you a lot

If he’s constantly looking at you, or making eye contact with you, or looking over your shoulder, he’s probably interested in you. A look of desire can be a powerful indicator of attraction.

Men are visual creatures, and the female form easily attracts them. His attention on you is a sign that you have his interest. The guy likes what he sees, and he doesn’t want to take his eyes off you.

3. He asks about your day and how school is going

He’s not doing this out of obligation. Guys don’t ask these questions unless they’re interested. If he’s asking about your day and how things are going and doing an excellent job at listening to your responses, he might like you.

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4. He pays attention to how you’re dressed

Some guys are picky about the type of girls they will date. And they usually have certain preferences when it comes to clothing, make-up, and accessories. So, if he consistently compliments your outfit, it’s a good sign that he likes you.

It’s about noticing the little things. You can tell that he’s not just paying attention to your outfit but your makeup and jewellery. He’s checking you out from top to bottom, and a guy doesn’t do that unless he’s seriously interested in what he sees.

5. He’s always around when you need him

This is another one of those apparent signs that a guy likes you. The reason why he is more than happy to come when you ask him is that he’s starting to fall in love with you. The desire to help you is overwhelming, and there’s nothing he can do to stop himself from coming to your aid.

6. He looks happy when he talks about you

If he’s constantly talking about you, he’s in love. The happiness that comes from daydreaming about a girl only happens when a guy is smitten. He’s obsessed with you and is constantly thinking about you. It’s all he can do to keep his feelings inside.

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7. He hangs out with your friends

He doesn’t want to be an outsider after hearing about your best friend’s latest breakup or when someone revealed their new boyfriend. If he’s around your friends, he’s interested in you and wants you to be happy. He’s trying to find a way to get into your life, so he wants to be around them.

8. He wants your opinion on things

He’s interested in what you have to say. If he’s really into you, he’ll also be interested in your opinion on things. He wants to know what you think about things, what you like and what you don’t like. He wants to know all about you because he cares about you.

9. He’s not afraid to share his feelings

He’s not afraid to put himself out there and tell you how he feels about you. He’s not afraid to make his feelings known, even if it means putting a little bit of himself into the relationship. But, of course, he doesn’t want to hide his feelings either. The whole point is, if he’s not afraid to tell you how he feels, it means he cares.

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10. He wants you to go with him everywhere

If he wants you to be a part of every aspect of his life, have all your own things at his place, and wants to go everywhere with you, it’s because he cares about you. He wants to spend every possible minute with you and doesn’t want anyone else around. He wants to spend his time with you because he’s interested in you.

He’s like a little puppy dog that goes with you everywhere. He just wants to be around you all the time. A person doesn’t allow someone else to invade their personal space like this without a good reason.

11. He buys you things

He doesn’t only buy you flowers or a box of chocolate. He buys you things that he knows you’ll love and that shows how much he cares for you. He knows exactly what will make you happy. He’s not afraid to part ways with his money because he wants to do nothing less than put a smile on your face.

12. He looks in your eyes when you’re talking

He’s paying attention to what you’re saying. He looks directly into your eyes while you talk to him. That doesn’t mean he’s weirdly staring at you. When someone is really trying to pay attention, they focus on your eyes, and they don’t look around or shift their gaze to something else.

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13. He takes your hand when you’re walking

When a man is interested in you, he likes holding your hand. He’ll wrap his fingers around yours to make you feel more relaxed. He’ll take your hand and gently pull you toward him sometimes and hold onto it when you’re walking together.

He wants people to see that you are a couple. He’s showing the world that you two are a unit, and they can’t have you. It’s a primal instinct that lets everyone know that the woman is taken, and they better not try to take you away from him.

14. He’s never “too busy” for you

No matter what you want to do, he’s never too busy to spend time with you. It doesn’t matter if the big game is on or if his buddies want to hang out; you’re his number one priority. If a guy is interested in you, he’ll always make time for you. He won’t want to miss out on anything.

15. He’s flirty with you

He’s got a certain sense of humour, and he knows how to play along with people. He’s playful but not too forward. He likes making you giggle and having a good time, but he’s not trying to get too ahead of himself or take things too far too soon.

He knows how far he can push you without making you uncomfortable. That means he’s smart and doesn’t want to lose a good thing. The flirting is an attempt to let you know that he’s thinking about you in ways that are much deeper than simply a friend.

16. He’s more animated when he talks about you

He gets involved in the conversation when he talks about you. He’s not just sitting there listening. He’s animated when he talks to you about what you’re talking about. He’s amping up the conversation and sharing stories, feelings, and experiences with you.

The animation comes from being excited when he talks to you. The excitement comes from being shocked that he has a girlfriend as awesome as you. Well, at least he hopes he has a girlfriend as awesome as you. That’s the hope anyway, and you can tell by the excitement in his voice.

17. He tells you he thinks you’re smart

He doesn’t say, “You’re so pretty,” or “I love spending time with you.” He says things that show he’s confident in your intelligence. He doesn’t have to say it, but he knows you’re intelligent, and he’s saying it because it’s true. He thinks you’re smart, and he wants to prove it by telling you.

Bonus: He tells other people about you.

Your guy pal is telling everyone who will listen to him about you. He’s talking about how awesome you are and how great he thinks you are. He’s telling his friends about how great he thinks you are and that he’s so lucky to be with you.

He’s telling them that they need to hear about you so they can see how awesome you are. A guy doesn’t tell his friends about a girl unless he’s super interested in them. If he’s bragging about you, things are about to change between the two of you.

All these signs point to the same thing.

He wants nothing more than to get to know you better. What happens if he’s your best friend and things are starting to get a little awkward? Don’t worry, read all about what happens when dating your best friend.

Conclusion

If you’ve ever wondered if a guy likes you, the following list of signs might help. Some are more obvious than others but they’re all worth paying attention to. We hope this article has helped inform your decision on whether or not he’s interested in dating you! Now that you know how to tell if he likes you, what will be your next move? Let us know below and we’ll give some advice on how to act around him now that it seems like there may be some interest after all.

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