How to know if a guy likes you
Wondering how to know if a guy likes you? Suffering with mixed signals? Constantly looking out for signs he likes you more than a friend? Look no further; here are the 8 signs a guy likes you
We’ve all had that feeling when we meet someone that we connect with but we’re not sure if they feel the same way. Do they want to be friends or something more? Are they interested in you or are they just being polite? It can be hard to know (without asking outright, of course). But don’t worry; we’re here to help. Look out for these 8 signs a guy likes you to…
1. He’ll initiate contact
The simple rule is: if he likes you, he’ll be in touch. How long it takes him to make contact will depend on his personality but, if he’s not playing games, it won’t take more than one or two days. That’s not to say you shouldn’t make the first move. You don’t need to wait by the phone. However, if you find that you’re always initiating the conversation then you might need to evaluate whether he really likes you, or is just being polite.
2. He’ll let his body language do the talking
Look out for subtle signs that he likes you more than a friend. Is his body language open and relaxed? Does he mirror your actions? Is he finding excuses to touch you? If he’s placing a hand on the small of your back to guide you through a crowd, or brushing his arm against yours at dinner, it’s a good bet that he likes you.
3. He’ll remember the details
When a man really likes you, he’ll make a real effort to listen to what you say. You might find that he brings up small details that you mentioned on your first date weeks later. If he likes you, he’ll want to impress you by demonstrating that he’s paying attention. He may start opening up to you too. Don’t be surprised if he starts sharing personal details – especially if they make him look good!
4. He’ll compliment you
Paying you compliments is one of the clearest signs he likes you. It’s his way of telling you that he notices you and wants to make you feel good. Men are visual creatures so are much more likely than women to comment on your physical appearance (as well as your other qualities, of course!) The only exception to this rule is if the man in question is already a close friend. They may well feel comfortable complimenting you without meaning anything more.
5. He’ll take interest in your interests
His showing an interest in your interests is just one of the ways to tell if he likes you. Again, it’s all about impressing you. Actions often speaker louder than words. If he suddenly expresses interest in tagging along to your yoga class or settling down with that Sex and the City boxset, he almost certainly likes you.
6. He’ll tell his friends about you
When he really likes you, he’ll want the world to know about it. It’s a great sign if he wants to show you off to his friends and family. In fact, any sign that he’s trying to involve you in different areas of his life shows that he likes you. Whether he invites you on a lads’ night out or asks for you opinion on a potential new job role, the more he makes you a part of his everyday life, the more into you he his.
7. He’ll make eye contact
Eye contact isn’t just a flirting tactics – it’s one of the best signs he likes you. If he makes an effort to maintain eye contact, especially while you’re talking together, that’s a great sign. Check whether he’s trying to catch your eye from across the room too, especially if he holds your gaze past the point of a casual glance. And if you watch very closely, you might even see his pupils start to dilate!
8. He’ll ask personal questions
Pay attention to the kind of questions that he asks – and whether he asks questions at all! If your interactions with him feel one-sided or elicit one-word responses then he probably isn’t interested. When someone wants to keep the conversation going, he’ll ask questions. And if he likes you, those questions will likely be quite personal so that he can show you that he’s genuinely interested.
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