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. So basically here’s my story: my friend I’ll call him joebob. so basically last Friday joebob and his friends were telling me like these funny/corny pickup lines and then joebob walked past me and said I just have feelings for you. then on Saturday I texted him and was like so your into m and then he was like nah. then the next day my best friend nd texted me saying she texted joebob and asked him who he liked and he said me. at school this week he like ignored me for like 2 days and then during class I caught him like looking at me. during an assembly the other day he was like telling jokes and kept looking at me to see if I was laughing. soooo do you think joebob likes me?

  2. Hes showing 14 out of the 24 signs here but he has a girlfriend and a 6 month old baby what do I do?

    • That guy just wants sex. He wont take you serious in a relationship. I’m just being honest he has a baby and a girlfriend not a good man.

      • That guy just wants sex. He wont take you serious in a relationship. He will be hidding you and your going to get hurt. He has a family. I’m just being honest that’s not a good man.

    • do the honorable thing and walk away – he has commitments

    • Hi Steph,
      My advice is to not go for it. He’s already taken. And, if you do, there is no denying you’ll have to face problems with the girlfriend and the baby. There are so many other men out there that you can choose from. Friendly speaking, if he already has a girlfriend and still flirts with you that way, there is a chance he would flirt with other girls even when you end up being with him. This is because, he may not be satisfied with where he is and is looking for something else to satisfy him. Becareful, you also have to look out for his intentions, why is he doing this?
      Overall, Steph I encourage you to wait for a guy that God has planned you to be with you. Ask God for wisdom in this area. I’m saying this cause God knows you better than you know yourself. (:
      Have a nice day. I hope I helped.

    • Leave well alone.

    • You shouldn’t be crushing on him in the first place since he has a baby with another girl.

    • Megan Brown says

      What do you mean what do you do??? Don’t get involved. He isn’t available! Besides if you do, he will probably do the same thing to you after while.

  3. I don’t know if my crush likes me or not. We don’t talk outside of school and the only times we do talk is when we have class together and we have to sit by each other. However, my friend has caught him staring at me and so have i. When we do sit together he flirts with me and teases me as well as have a conversation, I haven’t seen him flirt with any other girls either. Please helpppppp x

  4. I have this guy that who is my bestfriend. Lately , i noticed that the he does more skinship and more eyecontact with me . I would think he likes me , but he always mock my height and laugh at everything embarassing i did. Does he just like to tease me , or does he likes me ?

  5. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh says

    I don’t know if he likes me or we are just friends. Wth but you see this guy in my class constantly stares at me and I don’t know why but I always lock stares with him when he does and we just do wacky faces. And also when he does something crazy he looks at my way.. I don’t know if it’s a sign that he likes me or something. And most of the time he talks to me and we laugh and I just can’t stop smiling when he does that. Is it a sign that he likes me or I’m just making conclusions that he does….

  6. I used to like this guy in my class but stopped liking him when i felt like I was invisible around him. After telling my best friend that I was dating a guy, my (old) crush overheard and started giving all these mixed signals from standing right behind me while lining up to acting weird and smiles whenever he sees me. Is he jealous or something or is this normal?

  7. peanutbutterjellytime says

    OMG My crush always play fights with me like he steals my hat sometimes AND HE PUT IT ON! Also he knows i like him IDK what
    to do tomorrow imma ask him if he wants to be friends

  8. this guy work with was awkward, shy, fidgeting, nervous, looks at me all the time, and always gives one or two word answers! look down floor, blushes at times! last September so been a year, he now kinda of getting closer, start small talk with me, smile, and laugh. think he is kinda open up a bit. even said something wasn’t funny he laughs it off…at times. ..confusing. ..does he like me or just being nice…by the way, think he does this only with me that I notice. bc, he work 2nd shift and myself 1st…

  9. I dont know whether he likes me or not he stares at me sometimes nd in class breaks he go outside nd wait fr me to me come when i look at him he doesnt look nd get nervous !! Nd today his friend was telling to him something like why r u afraid tell her bla bla!! But i also like him a lot !! What should i do !! He is a very shy guy!!plz reply

  10. i don’t know weather he like me or not he do stares at me but never talk to me …… even if we get a chance to talk he just walk away but he stares even smiles laughs on my jokes

  11. Help there is this guy I like and I don’t know if he likes me so he mostly is weird but he acts more weird when I’m around. Sometimes I catch him staring at me and when I do look his way and he notices he smiles and put his thumb up or waves . He teases me and calls me cow or monkey but after he says sorry .and his feet are pointed towards me and every time I tell a secret to my friend he really wants to know .does he like me or not

  12. So I like this boy and it’s the start of school but he’s the new kid and I know a lot of girls that always talk about him and I hear them saying stuff like “he’s cute ” and stuff like that. Anyway I always catch him staring and he’s flirty around my bff and I think he knows that we’re friends cause he’s always around me and I’m always talking to her I don’t know if he likes her or not or of he’s trying to make me jealous cause he looked at me strait after he was talking to my bff I think he’s trying to see what I do about it and he’s talking to other girls soooo much and I’m like the only girl he doesn’t talk to he only compliments me every now and then it’s weird and MAH FRIEND ASHLEY SHIPS ME AND HIM AND WHENEVER HE’S AROUND SHE GOES “HEY, *his name* come here! Emily wants to say somethin’ to ya” I’m soooo glad he doesn’t hear otherwise I would start up die anyway I don’t know if he likes me or not and my bff is starting to fall for him it’s annoying and she doesn’t shut up about him I hope my friend Mark can tell me if the guy I like likes me cause Mark is best friends with him….

  13. My crush has smiled a few times. And stared. And has come into my class a few times even though he has friends in other classes, but some of his friends are in my class. We don’t take any classes together. But he rarely smile, and hangs out with the popular boys but he is very quiet and “shy”. I held the door for him this morning and he said “Thanks” (or he said Thank You) he was quiet. And he hurried towards the door. And his voice went higher then normal. He has a low voice. I replied “no problem”. And later that day several classes had presentations. So 3 classes (his included) went to one presentation room. And he kept looking my way. But does he really like me? On some days he “ignores” me. Like he doesn’t even look at me even if I am right infront of him. Pls help! Thanks!

    • Yep! If he ignores you, stares, is too harsh, too nice, or denies, he is definitely into you. Aggressive crushes deny. Confident crushes admit. Shy crushes are too quiet. My crush is shy but aggressive. He denies or ignores me but his friends say otherwise… Thx!

    • Chances are that he likes you
      Saying ‘Thank You’ won’t lead to any conclusion (Some people are kind towards everyone ). But if he looks for you and maintains an eye contact you can be sure enough to say that he likes you.
      Some guys don’t like to overdo things, so if he ignores you on some ovcasions it’s completely normal

  14. he looks into my eyes when we are close, he burst out shouting phrases that only i would understand, he nudge my feet with his when im lying down, he act differntly around me, he touch me when we are surrounded by friends/family but never when we are alone. we sometime jokingly fight, he talks with a slight smile with his friends everytime.
    help pls i dont know whether hes into me or just being friendly.

  15. i do agree with all of these signs, but it doesn’t necessarally mean that the guy likes you, it could me that he is just maybe wants to be your friend.


  16. I have a guy friend that does all of these things but does not really like me, he like this other girl… how you know when he likes a girl is usually when he starts acting a little strange and runs away every time that you get near him, also the guy would be very jumpy… at least that is what my guy friend does when he is around the girl that he likes.
    p.s. people think we are dating but we aren’t, the girl he likes is like in love with him (they are dating) and she gets really jealous when he is around me sometimes, idk why, and why would i like a friends boyfriend, not cool.

  17. So there was this guy that I’ve had a huge crush on for a while and later on found out he liked me a lot too. He would do almost every single thing on the list above about body language. Everyone knew we both were crazy about each other, but I found out he was still hanging out with his ex and he still seemed interested in her. The way he looked at her was similar to the way he looked at me but he claimed to be over her? He always got nervous around me and only me and I always left him speechless. What does that mean?

  18. i like him and my friend knows and is friends with him and told me he was going to ask me out but he didn’t maybe tomorrow but do u actually think i should go out with him he dated my friend but the broke up a little will ago

  19. So my crush I catch him looking at me and he always looks at me when he leaves the room or I find him glaring at me. We also were walking and I was in front of him and he kept poking me in the back and shoulder a lot and said it wasn’t him like a joke also when we were in gym he put his arm around me and was flipping his hair so once I talked to my friend he put his arm around me again and I was awkward because his arm was there for too long. A lot of times when he talks to me or says oh my god he looks at me but his face is close to mine. Too close I like him very much but I don’t know if he has other girls that are his friend that he does this too or is it just me. I also said that I was freezing and I was shivering and he said Toni stop shivering I said its cold and he said if I had my sweatshirt with me I would give it to you but I don’t I’m sorry I said it’s okay. I don’t know how to feel

  20. Does he like me if he looks at me often but never talks to me

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