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50 Signs a Guy Likes You

Updated on November 04, 2016
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How to Tell a Guy Is Interested in You

Perhaps there's a co-worker who has caught your eye. Or a fellow student in school with you who makes you weak in the knees every time he comes near.

You are interested in him, but how do you know if they like you? It can be embarrassing for you to ask your friends about how you can tell if he's interested. If you're shy, the last thing you want is for your friends to make a fuss. Or, even worse, to approach and ask him directly.

Here's a list of the top 50 signs that a guy may be interested for you to look over and see if any seem familiar.

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Top 50 Signs He Likes You

  1. He leans towards you whenever you are sitting close to one another.
  2. He rarely turns his back on you.
  3. He smiles a lot and looks at you keenly.
  4. He maintains eye contact with you.
  5. He finds an excuse to touch you whenever he has the chance.
  6. He might try to make you jealous by flirting with other girls who are just friends to him.
  7. He will often show interest in things you like or that matter to you. This is an attempt for him to be closer to you.
  8. If he looks away quickly when you notice he is watching you, then there is a high likelihood that he likes you.
  9. He will be nervous around you — this is especially true if you haven’t known one another for long.
  10. He will have a seemingly never-ending smile on his face whenever you are around him.
  11. He will mimic, imitate, or try to do whatever you happen to do in the way you do it.
  12. He might tease you a lot, and this can especially be a massive sign he likes you when he doesn’t tease other girls around him
  13. He may playfully pinch your body, especially hands and cheeks.
  14. He starts many conversations. He asks questions and is interested in talking to you.
  15. He compliments and congratulates you, even when there is nothing big you have achieved to warrant praise from him.
  16. He compliments your make-up, clothing, or fragrance. This is a way of indirectly telling you 'I like you'.
  17. He may seem jealous when you are with other guys.
  18. He develops a strong interest in your social media conversations and comments. Suddenly he is commenting or liking your Facebook status updates or retweeting the tweets you have made.
  19. He may shower you with gifts.
  20. He prefers to be near you, even when he is supposed to be busy with work or attending to another important task.
  21. You receive lots of phone calls from him. He asks how you are doing and what you are up to. Does he call you often when he has nothing important to tell you? That's a sign.
  22. He will start acting nicer and more generous when you are around him.
  23. If he willingly says yes to everything you ask him to accomplish or do, he likes you. He most likely doesn't want to disappoint you by saying no.
  24. He does not want anyone to offend or insult you in his presence. He will defend you and make sure that you are safe and sound.
  25. He always wants to hang out with you and wants to introduce you to his friends
  26. He is less likely to allow you return back something you have borrowed from him before. He may tell you there is no need to return it and encourage you to keep it for yourself.
  27. He may call you sweetie, honey, baby, and the like.
  28. Does he say (or behave) like he misses you when you are away from one another for some time? He likes you.
  29. He will do things to make you laugh and stay positive.
  30. He will comfort you when you are having a hard time. He is the first one to say sorry when something unfortunate happens to you.
  31. He abandons whatever he is doing in order to find time to be with you and talk to you.
  32. When you are not around, he will ask your friends for clues about where you are.
  33. He may dress to get your attention and impress you.
  34. Body language signs of attraction is a sure way of telling if a guy likes you or not. Observe his body language to tell if he likes you.
  35. He will stare at you from top to bottom. If you see him running his eyes from top to toe, he has an interest in you.
  36. He will sit next to you, lean over you, or hover close by every chance he gets.
  37. He will ask lots of questions. He wants to know more about you and your opinions on varying topics etc.
  38. He wants to be seen with you. He doesn’t feel ashamed of the two of you being seen walking together, having a conversation, or having a great time. All that matters to him is you.
  39. He may tell you that you are beautiful and sexy, even if you don't feel it.
  40. He is your best companion when you are sick or not feeling well. He visits you and spends countless number of hours beside you.
  41. He will offer you unnecessary help to impress you and keep you happy. In the workplace, he may undertake some of your tasks.
  42. He does things aimed at proving to you that he is the most suitable man that you will ever find in your lifetime.
  43. He may offer you financial favors.
  44. He doesn’t mind spending on you and may spend his last dollar in order to impress you.
  45. He will want to be there for important events you may be having like graduating from college or celebrating a birthday.
  46. He will offer you support. This includes grabbing you by the hand to help you cross a busy highway.
  47. He will sacrifice his commitments to do something for you.
  48. He is generous with many nice and kind words.
  49. He will treat you better than he treats any other girl.
  50. When he starts sharing his personal secrets, you know he's definitely falling in love!

Remember to Observe Closely

There is no exact science that will tell you if a guy likes you back or not. However, there are many signs guys display when they are interested that can help you predict (or at least give clues) as to whether he likes you or not.

That said, it is hard to determine if a guy likes you as many factors come into play. Also, the behavior that you see in a man may not necessarily mean interest. Sometimes, only one or two signs may not be enough to make a judgment. Lastly, signs of attraction or love shown by one guy may not be the same used by another.

You should study the man from as many angles as possible before deciding whether he is into you or not.

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      Jpanaro982 12 months ago from Eastchester

      This was really helpful. Thanks

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      sandy 9 months ago

      This really helped me and the boy that I like he does about 10 of these and he saw a picture of me and he called me pretty face

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      Dianiris 7 months ago

      Thanks for the help I will use it , and most of them are true about the guy I really like,

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      kenyaentrepreneur 7 months ago from All Over

      Good luck catching that special guy, Dianiris. Sounds like he's very interested in you.

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      Za petite 5 months ago

      8,18,19,21,45 is the not-doing list.

      8- cause they like to stare deeply into my eyes. That's embarrasing. My face could turn to rose-ly red, i can tell.

      18- i hide my fb and don't have tweeter or ig.

      19- we all busy with works. We go home at 2am. All shop closed already.

      21- i don't pick up phone, i don't reply text, i'm simply not snobbish, just selfishly super lazy (when it comes to the phone activities)

      45- i hide and keeping secret of all my life events.

      The rest, them 6 boys done it...

      Err... am i a slut? I can't tell i like who since i respect them all as my team workmates. This gv me head-aches

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      Anonymous 5 months ago

      He's 40/50 in this but I find him looking at my friend a lot whenever I look at him and she chats with him on facebook a lot as well.

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      Unknown 4 months ago

      There this guy at church that he barely had say hi to me, then of to many hi. I notice he would stare at me from across the room with a glance more then +2 seconds or he woyld look and turn away quickly when i would notice. He ask me for my number and I said no but he said its OK if you want to give your nymber. When I asked him why he wanted my number he said to go out for coffee or go do something. I told him why don't you give me your number instead and he said yes. What does all this means or what is it that he trying to tell me. I don't understand.

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      kenyaentrepreneur 4 months ago from All Over

      Church sounds like a good place to find a boyfriend. If he is part of your network of friends and family, there's lots of advantages. I discussed this a bit in http://hubpages.com/relationships/I-Want-A-Boyfrie... You could involve one of your friends or family in the process if you are nervous about going on a date with him, but it certainly sounds like the guy likes you! Good luck.

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      Ariana 4 months ago

      I'm not sure if he likes me but I have this weird feeling he does because every time in class I turn around and his face is red like a tomato and man he is really staring!

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      Samantha 4 months ago

      this guy I don't like but his friends say he likes me. I went to use the restroom when I found out he got my phone# and sent me 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 selfies of him! I text him back saying "I'm not really impressed, and he said "I don't care I love you and I used a website to detect phone#'s." I JUST WANT TO SCREAM!!!!

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      Ariana 4 months ago

      I love your website anyways and maybe can you please answer as fast as you can for my other comment. What do you think? PLEASE ANSWER ME!!!

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      kenyaentrepreneur 4 months ago from All Over

      Ariana, it sounds like you have certainly caught his attention! Are you going to speak with him? The poor guy sounds like he is suffering. Do you like him?

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      kenyaentrepreneur 4 months ago from All Over

      Samantha, if you really don't like him, you should enlist some help to get him to back off. Don't delete all those selfies until you've shown them to someone you trust to help you.

      I'm not surprised you want to scream. The guy is a stalker if he used a website to get your number and is harassing you. Talk to your parents. Don't just rely on young friends to talk to him. Someone older and more experienced should be involved in telling him to stop it.

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      kenyaentrepreneur 4 months ago from All Over

      Ariana, I have deleted four of your messages. Why? Because you got way out of line, pretending to be different people.

      Here's a lesson you should learn. Whenever you leave a message on the internet, there's a little code that shows up ... giving precise information about who left the message. So exactly the same code showed up on each and every one of your messages. You didn't fool me, and won't you fool anyone else if you do the same thing to others.

      And here's another tip for you. Just because you want something to happen 'now' doesn't mean it will. I don't sit by my computer waiting for messages from you. I would have been happy to continue a conversation with you, but not any more. You've shown yourself to be someone I don't really want to communicate with.

      So good luck out there in the real world. I hope you behave differently there than you did here.

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      shradha 4 months ago

      More than half of these tips I founded in my partner....actually I had a doubt is he really serious for me or just betraying me

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      frog158 3 months ago

      this guys does some of these thing and he like hi-5's me all the time but instead of ending it he holds my hands and i don't know if he know that friend don't do that because he is like 16 and this was his first year at a rel school being home schooled and that. i dont know but im the only girl he does this to and going to a christian school we aren't supposed to hold hands or be in a relationship. and i wore a santa hat (beening near christmas) and he said santa baby what does that mean

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      jaw 2 months ago

      this is a guy who i always text in spain for about 2 months now we always talka nd he says i like you and then he stoped w talk everyday during whatsapp and sometimes video chats but he never said be my girl or things like that he never says i miss you he says let's take it slow but i have to know wat should i do i like him and i just want him to make a step further

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      Melody 2 months ago

      what if he only does the majority of these things you listed

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      MJ 2 months ago

      Hey. There's this super sweet, talented boy @ my high school. I'm a Freshman and he's a Sophomore, and he's sent me a majority of these signals, but..... it's kinda mixed feelings. In my perception, I'm getting: 40% is IDK, 10% I like you and 50% you're an awesome friend.

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      Anon 2 months ago

      This guy I like seems to do pretty much everything on the list, and we call and text literally everyday in the morning and every night. He's been my best friend for 15+ years, even though we lost contact for a few years in between. I can't tell if he likes me or is just my friend. Help?

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      Alexis 2 months ago

      That really help

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      mary 2 months ago

      thanks

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      No one 2 months ago

      No joke the guy i likes does about 4/5 of these. Omg I'm so happy now

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      _themenace 2 months ago

      Yes, Emily Gourdin Bischoff, I love you :*

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      _themenace 2 months ago

      Emily Gourdin Bischoff, you are perfect and I do love you. Take a chance.

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      Sara 2 months ago

      Omg! I've never postrd a comment on a blog but that was incredibly true and I truly have to appreciate that kind of information . I was just looking for the reason why does someone who fancies me always imitates me?!!! Seemed a paradox at first but now I see..every guy who has ever loved me hush hush acted exactly that way lol

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      kenyaentrepreneur 8 weeks ago from All Over

      You don't have to confess how you feel to him. tasha. You could just start chatting with him and showing a bit more interest. Then see how it goes. Good luck!

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      kenyaentrepreneur 8 weeks ago from All Over

      You need to make a decision, Anon. If I was you, I'd be texting your friend 'Are we just friends, or is our relationship moving on to something else? We text so often I'm beginning to wonder!' That way you're not putting your heart out to get hurt, but you're opening up the topic to see what his reply is. I'm crossing my fingers for you!

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      kenyaentrepreneur 8 weeks ago from All Over

      Melody, I'd be worried if he hardly did any of them. If he does the majority, it looks pretty positive. Show some interest in him and see what happens!

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      kenyaentrepreneur 8 weeks ago from All Over

      He's in Spain but I don't know where you are, jaw. A long distance relationship is always difficult. Perhaps he's just not confident you can overcome the obstacle of distance. I suggest you raise the topic and talk about it. What's the worst that can happen? You won't get together. But if you don't talk about it at all, you won't get together anyway. So be brave and ask him what's going on!

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      cadence 7 weeks ago

      idk wheather he likes me

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      Christine 7 weeks ago

      I really like these. I'm very anal about my lists and this post is amazing.

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      Leilani 7 weeks ago

      Well I like this boy in my class I asked him out 3x he said no when I asked he said that he thought it was Oreo.but I told him it wasn't then he told me in fifth grade he liked me and I told him then if you liked me why didn't u ask me out and he said because I was dating a boy already and I said sorry then he told me that he liked me in 6th grade and I asked him why didn't you ask me then I would've liked you and he said I was dating another boy and I'm like ok I'm so sorry then he told that not right now and I'm like ok and I told my friends to ask him and he said no and one of my friends was dating his friend and now I'm a 7th grader I hope this stuff works and I still like him he's in my math class social studies class and pe

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      zulema 7 weeks ago

      what if he doesnt talk to you at school

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      Starr Cook 5 weeks ago

      yo. my friend did this and her crush does every single thing to her on this list.

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      hai 4 weeks ago

      D: i guess he doesn't like me at all. what a sad life D';

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      Kitty Kaze 4 weeks ago

      This was very helpful... Thums up!

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      Zulema leon 4 weeks ago

      he only stares at me is that a sign if a boy likes you

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      kenyaentrepreneur 4 weeks ago from All Over

      If a boy only stares at you, Zulema leon, it is hard to know what's going on in his head. Yes, he might like you. Or perhaps there's something you do or wear that fascinates him. To be honest though, if a guy really likes you I'd be expecting him to be doing a bunch of things from the list. Just staring sounds a bit creepy, don't you think?

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      k95433i1 4 weeks ago

      that helps a lot

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      Ramz 4 weeks ago

      Hey, Actually in here 5 /6 is right about the guy i like. But i don't knw wat is going on in his mind. I knw he likes me but he told that he is not ready to be in relationship. and he told his friend that i am a good girl, beautiful girl but he does not want to spoil my life. I don't know wat does this mean?

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      kenyaentrepreneur 4 weeks ago from All Over

      You probably don't want to hear this, Ramz, but there's a good chance you should listen to the warning. Nobody knows the boy you like as well as he knows himself. If he thinks he'll spoil your life, there's probably a reason for that. You don't know the reason, and neither do I. But take the warning and stay away.

      If he gets himself sorted out and back in a good place, maybe he'll let you know. But please don't lose sleep waiting for that to happen. Take a look around and see which other boy might catch your attention.

      Good luck.

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      Crab 4 weeks ago

      I made a big mistake by breaking up with this person I was dating but I still like him a lot and he dose everything on the list

      HELP

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      Lia 4 weeks ago

      At school I recently joined a club that i enjoy and one of the guys there is always sitting with me and talking to me. He compliments my hair, is always trying to be my partner in activities and is always smiling at me. He does majority of the things on the list but I don't know if it's because he likes me or wants to be just friends?? He has a big history with this other girl and I don't know if he's over her yet. How do I know if he just wants to be friends or something more??

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      kenyaentrepreneur 3 weeks ago from All Over

      I can't help you, Crab. You have to help yourself! If you were dating the guy, you obviously know him well enough to approach him and talk to him. So have a chat with him about how you are feeling.

      Tell him you still like him a lot. Don't expect him to be a mind reader. Good luck.

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      kenyaentrepreneur 3 weeks ago from All Over

      Sounds like the guy likes you, Lia. But even if he just wants to be friends, that's a good thing, isn't it? If he's nice, why not spend time with him?

      Even if he's not yet over the other girl, he might be soon. You won't know if you keep too distant, so I think you should partner him in activities. See what happens!

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      koala 3 weeks ago

      I really like the boy and i think this might help me

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      Mickie Mullens 3 weeks ago

      I have co-worker and I think that he likes me but Im not sure. He does a lot of the things you listed above but when I gave him my number he never texted or called me. And sometimes he leaves work without saying goodbye to me.

      I am leaving for boot camp in less then 3 months. Do you think I have a shot or should I just forget it?

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      kenyaentrepreneur 2 weeks ago from All Over

      Do I need to remind you how many other guys you are likely to meet in the future, Mickie? At least one of them will be perfect for you. Have a shot at catching your current guy if you feel like it, but I don't think you should lose any sleep over him. I'm guessing you'll be busy for the next few months getting ready for boot camp. You might have changed a bit after that experience. See if you still find your co-worker interesting when you get back. You might have lost interest in him by then, Good luck.

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      kenyaentrepreneur 2 weeks ago from All Over

      Do you ever feel like you are out of step with the rest of the world, Hailey? Not everyone sits on the couch eating chips and soda. And the internet is a wonderful modern-day tool. If you don't have a guy showing genuine interest in you, I suggest you take a close look at how you behave (and what you say) to the guys you meet. A change in attitude would probably work wonders for your love life. Good luck.

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      Skylar 2 weeks ago

      This was really helpful have of these things are true about the boy I like

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      Liliemae Andrews ikjk33445521 2 weeks ago

      This is really good

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      zendaya 2 weeks ago

      it make me think of the guy that like me.

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      Destiny 12 days ago

      This really helped me and the boy I like.He does about half of these.Thanks

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      kathleenjoy! 6 days ago

      is this one guy that i don't know if he likes me or no because last time when don't do anything in class he ask my number and said ''let's go on a date" I don't want to believe but he said he's death serious and I liked him since day one so when he ask me for a date i got red and yesterday he was calling "chula" some girl on my class and I don't know what to feel, but I kinda feel jelous when I heard that he call her "beautiful" and last sunday when I ask him to go on a movie with me he said he's gonna be there but he didn't show up. so I kinda confuse on my feelings I don't know If I should stop assuming if he likes me or not! guys help me please!

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      kenyaentrepreneur 42 hours ago from All Over

      Sorry, kathleenjoy but it sounds like the guy is a big flirt. Seems to me like he's probably asking lots of girls for their number. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think you should get your hopes up. The big problem is the guy didn't show up and, more importantly, didn't apologize for not being there. And he's calling someone else beautiful. That's really rude.

      Forget him. He doesn't deserve you. You'll find someone much better than him!

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