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24 Signs A Guy Likes You: Decoding His Body Language

24 Signs A Guy Likes YouSo you want to know if a guy  likes you? Some guys can be hard to read if they don’t just come right out and tell you they like you.

The good news is that a guy’s body language can be a big giveaway when it comes to figuring out if he likes you.

There are certain things guys do subconsciously when they like a woman. If you know what signs to look for, you can decode his body language and find out if he’s crushing on you.

Here is a list of 24 signs a guy likes you. If a guy did only one of these things, it probably wouldn’t tell you much. But if he does a bunch of them, then you can be pretty sure he likes you.

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1. He smiles at you

If you notice a guy smiling at you, it’s a pretty good indication he likes you. It’s natural to smile at someone you like, but how do you know if it means something more? Try to notice how often he smiles at you. If he seems to smile at you a lot more than would seem normal, he probably likes you. If he seems to smile at you whenever you lock eyes, for no apparent reason, he probably likes you.

2. He maintains eye contact with you

If a guy makes eye contact with you and it feels prolonged, even just a fraction of a second longer than would seem normal, he is most likely interested in you. Especially if he flashes you a big grin at the same time.

3. You catch him staring at you

Have you ever caught a guy staring at you, and he suddenly turns away? If you catch him once, it could be a mere coincidence. But if it happens more than once, chances are he likes you. Provided you aren’t doing or wearing something absurd or have food on your face, he’s probably into you.

4. He’s always around

If a guy is always walking near you, sitting next to you, or just seems to pop up wherever you are, those are all good signs that he is interested and trying to find opportunities to get closer to you.

5. He stands a little too close

If you feel as though a guy is invading your personal space just slightly, this could be a major sign that he likes you. Take note of the distance between you when he’s around. If he’s a little bit closer than he should be, he probably likes you. If you move in a little and he doesn’t step back, it means he’s receptive. If he responds by getting even closer, you can be pretty certain he really likes you.

6. He leans in, shoulders square to you, without turning his back

If a guy leans in facing you with his shoulders square to you, and rarely turns his back, that kind of body language is a good indication he’s interested in you.

7. His legs, feet, or toes are pointed towards you

When a guy is interested in you, he may subconsciously point his legs, feet, or toes towards you. People tend to point their feet in the direction of where they want to go or who they are interested in.

8. He stands tall

When a guy likes you, he may subconsciously stand up taller, push his chest out, and tuck his stomach in to impress you and appear more masculine. If a guy is slouching and suddenly stands up taller when he sees you, this could indicate he’s subconsciously trying to impress you.

9. He mirrors your body language

People tend to subconsciously mirror each other’s actions when they are listening to one another intently. If a guy mimics your body language, this could be strong indication of his interest because it means he’s focused on you. Try leaning forward, touching your hair, taking a sip of your drink, or resting your chin on your hand. If a guy likes you, he might start copying your gestures without even realizing he’s doing it.

10. He touches you

If you notice a guy making a lot of unnecessary physical contact with you, he probably likes you. He might brush against your arm, pat you on the back, put his hands on your shoulders, touch his leg to yours, or give you a lot of hugs. The more physical contact he makes, the more obvious it is that he likes you.

11. He raises his eyebrows 

If a guy raises his eyebrows in response to something you say or do, it could be an indication of his interest in you. On its own, this might not be enough to tell if a guy likes you, as it could just be a friendly, non-flirty facial expression, so watch out for other signs too.

12. He grooms himself

If a guy starts grooming himself when he sees you, he may be subconsciously trying to look good around you. If he starts fixing his hair, brushing the lint off his clothes, or straightening his tie, it could mean that he likes you.

13. He’s nervous, awkward, or clumsy around you

If a guy acts nervous, blushes, gets flustered, or is just awkward around you, he probably likes you. He’s most likely nervous about making a good impression.

14. He laughs at your jokes

If he laughs at your jokes, even when they aren’t that funny, it’s a good sign he likes you.

15. He shows off

If a guy tends to show off a lot around you, he probably likes you and is just trying to get your attention.

16. After he says or does something funny, he looks at you for a reaction

Let’s say a guy tells a joke or does something funny in a group and everyone around starts laughing. If he looks at you first to see your reaction, it’s a sign he likes you because he wants to make sure you noticed and laughed too.

17. His behavior changes instantly

If a guy’s behavior changes the minute he sees you, that could be a sign he likes you and is trying to impress you. If he’s in a group and he’s laughing or acting rowdy, he might instantly quiet down when he notices you. Or he might have been quiet and then suddenly gets louder and tries to become the center of attention to impress you.

18. He treats you differently

Watch how a guy acts around his friends or other girls. If he treats you differently, that could be a sign he likes you.

19. He’s protective

If a guy likes you, he may start to act protective of you. He might give you his jacket if you’re cold. Or if you are walking through a crowded place, he might position himself in front of you to push away the crowd.

20. His friends tease him around you

If you’re around a guy when he’s hanging out with his friends, and they know he likes you, they may tease him subtly. Watch how his friends act around you. If they turn towards him, smile at him, punch him in the arm, or smirk knowingly, they’re probably messing with him because they know he likes you.

21. Acts annoyed or jealous when you talk to other guys

If a guy is keeping an eye on you and looks jealous or annoyed when you’re talking to another guy, he probably likes you. He might try to look like he’s not paying attention, but he’ll keep tabs on you to see if you’re interested in the other guy. He might even sigh or walk away.

22. Watches you while he flirts with other girls

If a guy’s watching you while he’s flirting with another girl, he’s probably trying to get your attention and gauge your reaction to find out if you like him. Why else would he be looking at you when he’s supposed to be flirting with someone else if he didn’t like you?

23. He hangs around one second longer

When you’ve been talking to a guy, and he’s about to leave, but then stays one second longer than he had to, it’s a sign he likes you. That one second longer was a moment of hesitation where he was trying to decide if he should ask for your number or ask you out.

24. He takes one last look at you

If a guy makes eye contact with you just before leaving the room, even though he’s busy talking to someone else, he probably likes you and wanted to get one last look at you. He was probably hoping you were looking at him too so he could lock eyes with you one more time.

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  1. okay, so i have this guy friend, that i might like, and he’s an old time friend. i don’t want to put myself out there until i know for sure that he likes me, which my two girlfriends, his sister and one guy friend (everyone knows one-another) seem insistent on. there have been a few instances where i’ve agreed that he liked me, but then he wouldn’t text me back for a while. he had taken my phone one time, and played “far away” by nickleback. ( you know the: i love you, i have loved you all along, but i miss you, been far away for far too long) claiming that that was the only song on there that he recognized. he let me rest my feet on his knee-cap, but not his sister, clamming that it was his bad knee, and that i got the good one. he does like 22 of the signs in this list, yet he will not respond to my texts. help?

  2. Hi! Need help decoding a guy:)

    He drives me nuts cause I really can’t understand if he likes me or if this is just friendship thing. We work together and we see each other every day. He is constantly trying to touch me, touches my hair, hands, shoulders, asks for hugs (long hugs) to say hi or goodbye or just says that he missed me and wants to hug me; calls me some cute names…

    Recently he invited me to his B-day party; all party long he was all around me, watching what I was doing or who I was taking to, asking me for a dance, hugging me, asking how I was doing and if I ate something or if I need water/drink…. And I swear I had a feeling that his friends were checking me out, like I was passing some kind of ‘acceptance test’; and were staring at us dancing together.

    After the party he acted wierd, 2 days in a row, he was behaving like we were people who just met (only work stuff talks); when I tried to talk to him in Skype and/or live, I had a feeling like he is annoyed or not really interested in any conversation; it takes literally 20-30 minutes for him to reply my skype messages and replies are usually 1-2 word long (like OK, yes).

    Today, he started to come back to normal and all hugging and touching is back, however, when I try to make some moves, like touch his hand, he usually tries to avoid it by pulling his hand back just to avoid the contact. I asked collegues to go to movies and invited him, but he said that he is busy with his hobby and that he is not alone, he’s just independent (c)

    He is 30 and I think that at his age man should know what he wants and not play this cold and hot games. I have a feeling that he likes me, but not as much as to ask me out for a date or make further step (like actually kissing me)… I’m really lost… Please help me understand why he acts that wierd…

  3. There’s this guy I like who’s a grade older than me and we’re in the same piano class…. He keeps staring at me and making eye contact with me. He usually doesn’t talk to me but when he does, he’s the one to start the conversation. Once we were sitting at the same piano, he was trying to talk me into playing a song for him. I kept refusing and noticed his friend had a smirk on his face as he watched us. He (the guy I like) was sitting really close to me, so close he was almost sitting on my hands that were on the stool….I felt we were too close so I moved them. He scooted closer where we were actually touching now and told me to listen to him play a song.

    As far a I can tell he’s only smiled twice at me, and sometimes he’s really mean to me. At lunch when he’s with ALL his friends it’s almost as if I’m not there. He glances at me a few times, and every time he walks in a room I’m the first person he looks at. Sometimes when he leaves the room, he striped once, and he looked right at me the second it happened. We were in class so there were others but I don’t know if these are signs or coincidences. I need help… please respond to this.

  4. Penny Loafer says:

    Hmm. 14 out of 24.

  5. Recently I met this guy and he seems like a nice guy. He keeps staring at me all the time like if I have a conversation with someone or if I laugh he looks at me or he keeps asking what my name is even though I’ve told him what my name was. At first he seem really into me but now I’m really confused becuase he acts nice with me when he’s around his friends or with a group but when I’m alone with him he starts to be as far away as he can and when he speaks to me really fast and seems to avoid me I feel like doesn’t want to be near me. How do I know if he likes me or not?

  6. SALVchick says:

    I have a crush on this guy at my job. He spoke to me first I never really noticed him till he started talking me. Since then I really like him. He always tries to talk to me when we get the chance when we see each other. He stares at me and makes a lot of eye contact with me. He smiles at me and has checked me out a few times when I wear jeans I always wear scrubs to work since I work at a doctors office.

    But he also checks out other girls and talks with them so I’m not really sure if he is just trying to be nice. I’m a bit confused. I have done so much to get his attention. He seems to just get nervous. I’m not sure if he is just nervous about making a move or if he has a girlfriend or something. I want to make a move but I’m not sure how he will react to that I don’t want to scare him away.

  7. Rebecca Garavaglia says:

    So there is this guy that I talk to in class, I talk to first thing in the morning, and I e-mail everyday. I don’t really know for sure that he likes me. He brags about his mile run time and how he is so strong and how he can lift me up. Is that a sign? I don’t know for sure and I can’t really tell. He says he doesn’t like it when girls are harassed by other boys, and so he has been protecting me from this one kid. But, that could just be the way he is. We have hugged before, but that was just for friendly type stuff. I would like to think that he does, because I kinda like him too, but he says he likes someone else and he thinks other girls are pretty. Does this mean he likes me?

    • SALVchick says:

      He might just be trying to make you jealous talking about other girls. Him saying he can lift you up might be a sign of him trying to touch you and is definitely a sign of interest. You email everyday this is also a sign he might see you more then just a friend and he protects you from another guy is just his way of saying I like you guys are not just going to do that for any girl . Do you have his phone number? If not try and get it instead of emailing each other you guys could talk more if you have his email. I you really want to know if he likes you try and ask him advice on other guys if he gets jealous you will for sure know that he likes you.

    • spry_mahe says:

      I think you should keep a distance from him because he said that he likes someone else. So just be his friend. You never know what will happen in the future. Never lose hope. Recently I saw a movie named “The right kind of wrong” that movie inspired me a lot.

  8. This guy that I have a crush on had been ignoring me for a while now. I went to give the guy a friendly note and a peanut butter cup. I left it on his desk when no one was around… One of his buddies found the peanut butter cup and so now all of the guys tease him and he pops up pretty much everywhere, smiles when he sees me and waves and even attempts to talk to me when no one’s around and it’s not noisy… How can I have a conversation with him without scaring him off? He is kind of shy.

    • SALVchick says:

      He is not shy if he is popping up everywhere. You already made your first move by giving him the peanut butter cup and he didn’t get scared by that. So he likes you back guys just have a funny way of showing it sometimes especially when friends are making a big deal out of it makes it a little harder for them to make there move. Just when you see him be cool and say hey what’s up and see where it goes from there. Or you can ask one of his friends if he likes anyone. He likes you back , you already did your part let him make the next move if he doesn’t then you approach him and if he gets scared then maybe he is not the guy for you.

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