50 Signs a Guy Likes You

Updated on July 17, 2017
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Fresh perspective on dating issues compiled in consultation with friends in North America, Australia and African nations.

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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      Confuzzled 

      7 days ago

      I like this guy and I don't know if he likes me back. We don't talk but I see him looking over at me every time I even glance that way. I want to start talking to him but I don't know how without sounding awkward . I am a really shy person. Please help.

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      Egyption 

      7 days ago

      True

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      notthiskid 

      9 days ago

      I like this guy and I don't know if he likes me back. We don't talk but I see him looking over at me every time I even glance that way. I want to start talking to him but I don't know how without sounding awkward. Please help.

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      Benita 

      11 days ago

      I was dating this guy and I'm literally in love with him but we are going to different universities and because of that he broke up with me .we still love each other but cause of the distance and I don't want to lose him

      What should I do

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      Elysia 

      2 weeks ago

      Hi, last year I went to summer camp with not too high expectations. There was this one guy who I wanted to be just friends with, but I started to like him. He gave me the signs and even asked me if I like someone. Well, I never get to an answer, cause the same day he bumped into a tree in a forest and had to go to the hospital for a couple of days. That was sadly the end of our friendship, cause he lives in a different town far, far away. But then my friends discovered his FB and texted him some pretty teasing things, with my permission, cause I was really angry at him for not confessing to me. I realized how bad idea it was when he blocked one of my friends and told them that he isnt going to the camp next year. I went to the same camp even this year, expecting him to not be there. Ofc he was. I wanted to apologize, but he did it first and from that it seemed like it will be good few days with him. I suddenly started to feel the same thing for him, even though I realized all his flaws during the whole year. But I found out during one convesation with our friends that he is taken. He talked bout her in such a cold way, telling us only the basic informations. From that day, he wasnt as nice and caring to me as he always was and everytime someone asked bout his gf, his smile and sunny personality disappeared. Later I found out that the girl never mentions her boyfriend and maybe actually is dating now a girl, but they had some photos together and he talked bout her in a really sweet way in the past.

      I noticed some of the signs and I want to know if Im not just lying to myself bout him loving me or not. He gave me all the body language signs, but Im not sure bout the others.

      When we were eating, he often said something to our table and if he wasnt telling a certain person a question, he always looked at me and continued the talk with me.

      I once stole his hat cause I wanted to tease him, so I had it in my backpack in my room and wanted to take a shower. When I was finished, my roommate told me to come out from the bathroom and when I did, he was standing at the doorstep, looking at me almost completely naked. He started to apologize, his cheeks turned red and with his eyes closed wanted me to give him the hat. After that he ran out of our room and didnt talk to me the rest of the evening.

      I was playing truth or dare with some girls who knew bout my crush on him and they gave me the dare to confess to him. I wanted to do it in privacy, cause he is really shy and wouldnt react naturally. But my limit to the dare was one day, so I had to do it during a visit in the boys room. Everyone laughed or looked shocked, but he was silent, red and apologized to me when we were leaving.

      He always laughed at my jokes, despite the horrible punch lines.

      The last day we had a dancing party or something like that and at one point we had to chose our partner to dance with. I didnt want to ask him, so I let our instructors to gimme some random name. You can guess which name it was. While we were dancing, he was extremely blushing, apologizing and told me that this shouldve happened the last year. When the song ended, only us two didnt notice and my friend had to tell us.

      We both are kinda young teenagers so I dont actually imagine something more serious, especially when he is still in puberty, but kiss or something like that would be nice. Everyone was telling us that we had some chemistry and we fit each other perfectly. But when it comes to a more personal talk, he starts to act extremely shy, so I suppose I am the one who should somehow begin, right? Should I even try the next year, or is it already lost?

    • kenyaentrepreneur profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniel Long 

      2 weeks ago from All Over

      I think it means you should be watching and waiting for another guy, Luz. Unless you like the idea of a silent relationship with a guy who doesn’t express any emotion or interest, I think you should forget about him. Find someone more interesting ... and more interested.

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      luz luce 

      2 weeks ago

      i have this classmate of mine since high school. during that time he never talk to since 1st year until we graduate in our high school. In our last year in high school he gave me a chocolate and a stuff toy and i don't know why he gave a gift. but, now that we meet again, still he never have a conversation with me, he never talk or chat with me, what does it mean?

    • kenyaentrepreneur profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniel Long 

      2 weeks ago from All Over

      Destiny, if he has a girlfriend and you’re her close friend, why is he asking for kisses and hugs from you? And why are you asking me how to make him love you?

      It seems to me you should be thinking about your ‘close friend’ and her feelings before you actively start trying to steal her boyfriend (although I suspect you’ve already begun.)

      You should think long and hard about whether you want to do this. It will probably cost you her friendship. Better, in my opinion, to wait until they’ve ended their relationship.

      There’s not many things worse than the betrayal of having your close friend steal your partner.

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      destiny p 

      2 weeks ago

      I love my bestfriend and it seems he does too,he has a girlfriend who is my close friend,he asks for kisses,hugs,pecks and so many others.how do i make him love me d way i do.☹☹☹☹☹☹☹☹

    • kenyaentrepreneur profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniel Long 

      3 weeks ago from All Over

      It sounds like he likes you, Jasmine. It also sounds like he’s very young. I suggest you wait a while and see what he’s like when he grows up a bit. Meanwhile stay friends.

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      Jasmine 

      3 weeks ago

      me and my guy had been best friends since seventh grade. at first, I would deny that I have a crush on him because, I know he's my best friend, and it might affect our friendship. although, I tease him with my gal pal because I know she has a crush on him, but this time she told me she's over him. and now, I know it sounds crazy but whenever I get jealous of them, I would tease them. it's kind of weird right? so now, he's been off, which is the good kind. and I really want to know if he does like me back.

      first, he would poke me on the waist for good old nothing, then he would laugh. is that a weird thing? second, he's always the first one to start the convo, and when one of my classmates joined in( which is his best bud), he got... annoyed? or something else. he would pinch me whenever I talk to his bud! and give me this angry-annoyed look. third, we had this name fight, and we would name it to me or his future son. so, me, I love a good challenge so I did to. and none of us won. (we really are a weird combo) fourth, he would always tickle me. like he just... it's always random! fifth, there's always intense eye contact. just, had to. sorry. and lastly, he just ignores me when I tell him wait for a minute because i'm doing something. then poof! ignorant boy for the whole day.

      please help me out? I am really confused.

    • kenyaentrepreneur profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniel Long 

      4 weeks ago from All Over

      You should make an effort to talk with him, Britney. You'll need to get to know each other before either of you will know how you really feel about each other.

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      Mariana 

      5 weeks ago

      This really helps thanking

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      A nothing 

      6 weeks ago

      Iike someone. But I don't know if he likes me. I see him looking at me. But we don't really talk

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      Heart breaker 

      2 months ago

      My friend I have known for 2 years now liked my last year and likes me this year too. He asked me if I like him and he is ok and I said he isn’t ugly but he is ok. Is that letting him down easy enough?

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      Stella  

      2 months ago

      So my best friend (his name is Gavin) he does most of these things BUT he says he likes my best friend Gabby. Does that mean he is lying about likeing Gabby or is this just a coincidence?

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      some nobody 

      2 months ago

      i really like a guy like i think i love him but he has a "thing" with someone already. and to make matters worse he flirts with me a lot then the next day just like drop me and flirt with other girls NOT THE ONE HE HAS A THING WITH and then the next day its back to me. What should i do???

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      Belinda 

      2 months ago

      SO their is this kid and he said he used to like me me but he tells me that every day and he toughes my butt but I slap him for that and he said he wanted to kiss me so does that mean he likes me?

    • kenyaentrepreneur profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniel Long 

      2 months ago from All Over

      Nervous girl, if your friend tells the boy you like him after you asked her not to, she’s not much of a friend. But as far as the boy goes, if he says anything to you about it I suggest you say something like this ...

      ‘Sure I like you. You seem nice. Doesn’t mean I’m madly in love with you ... but yeah, I think you’re a nice guy.’

      If you can say that with confidence, he’ll think you’re pretty cool.

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      Ellie 

      2 months ago

      So I have this really good guy friend. I told him a while ago that I liked him and he told me kindly that he didn’t feel the same. But the other day we went to an amusement park with some friends and we ended up breaking off and riding rides together and he won me something from the arcade and took photo booth pics together and like couple-y stuff like that. Also the other night he was taking me home from a party and he opened the car door for me, walked me to the door and hugged me goodnight. I can’t tell what he feels for me but he told me a while ago that he thought of me as a sister. I’m so confused! Does he like me or not?

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      NERVOUS GIRL 

      2 months ago

      HEY I REALLY LIKE THIS GUY IN MY CLASS BUT IM AFRAID HE DOESN'T LIKE ME I TOLD MY FRIEND I LIKED HIM AND SHE SAID SHE IS GOING TO TELL HIM ON MONDAY MORNING WHAT THE HELL SHOULD I DO?!!

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      Koty2053 

      2 months ago

      I have a crush on my bully and he has a crush on me what should I do????

    • kenyaentrepreneur profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniel Long 

      2 months ago from All Over

      A nice confidence boost for you, Brooklyn. You must be doing something right!

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      Brooklyn 

      2 months ago

      There are many boys in my school that like me. I never knew this until I read this article on "how can you tell when boys like you." I just want to say thank you for making this article because now I know that there are people in my school that like me.

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      Koty2053 

      2 months ago

      I like my Bully and he likes me what should I do because I have a boy friend and why should I like my BULLY???:(

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      Shy girl 

      2 months ago

      I like this guy but i do not know how to tell him he some times is a pest can you help me

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      Samara Murray 

      2 months ago

      What if you like someone and they don't like you back want should you do

    • kenyaentrepreneur profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniel Long 

      2 months ago from All Over

      I don’t see a question from you, dd. If you ask one here I’ll do my best to answer it.

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      Daniel Long 

      2 months ago from All Over

      If you’re dating the wrong guy, Busi, it is time to tell him. If you and his friend really are in love, then you’re wasting everyone’s time at the moment. I think you should tell your boyfriend you’ve really enjoyed your time with him but you just aren’t in love with him. You can’t help it, it’s just the way it is. Tell him you’re sorry but you know it can’t work between the two of you ... and you want him to find a girlfriend who really loves him.

      I think you should break up with him and wait a few weeks before expecting him to get used to the idea of you dating his friend. It would be wrong to date his friend too quickly. If the other guy really loves you he will wait. Meanwhile he needs to support his friend while he gets over you. But he shouldn’t lie if his friend asks if he likes you. He should say ‘yes, but I’ll wait a while before I consider asking her out’.

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      Busi 

      2 months ago

      So..

      I'm dating but I'm in love with his friend and he told me he loves me and I feel the same way to

      What should I do ??

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      dorcas damilola 

      2 months ago

      U haven't answered my Question

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      harmony 

      2 months ago

      thanks for the help a guy in my 5th grade class that I like has given me these sighns and i wanted to know for sure and this really helped

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      Daniel Long 

      2 months ago from All Over

      Happy to have helped you, Millie. I hope your conversation with the guy goes smoothly.

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      Millie 

      2 months ago

      Daniel, hi, Im the same Millie as the one who commented 4 days ago. I just want to say thank you because what you said really helped me prepare what Im gonna say when the time comes.

      I hope you realize how many women you helped whenever you comment. There are people who are too shy comment so they just read comments and i was one of them until 4 days ago. So again thank you and keep doing what youre doing. Have a nice day!!

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      Daniel Long 

      2 months ago from All Over

      Sure I understand, Unicorngirl. If you don’t want to be the first one to make contact, I guess you’ll have to do what millions have done before you, and that’s get a friend to ask him. But you know even that can be a bit embarrassing, don’t you?

      I suggest you think of a reason to speak with him. How he responds and whether or not he talks to you more after that should give you an idea of how he feels about you. You don’t have to say ‘I like you’. Start by asking him about an upcoming event at school or if he’s seen a particular movie or if he’s been to a particular theme park or venue or whatever. Be creative. You just have to break the ice.

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      Daniel Long 

      2 months ago from All Over

      Hi Willow. There’s no point going out with a guy you don’t like, so let him down gently. (You never know if he might grow into a great guy as an adult, and you might be interested in him then so be nice about it now.)

      If the guy you like is not your ‘type’ you could consider making an exception to the general rule and make an effort to get to know him better. You might be surprised to discover he’s a fabulous guy. Unless you suspect he might be trouble (which could explain why he’s not your type), in which case I suggest you wait for another completely different guy to cross your path.

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      Unicorngirl123 

      2 months ago

      Hey Daniel I really like what you do but I'd like some advice.

      I like a boy at school but I really want to know if he likes me. I want him to realise i like him without making it obvious but I want to know if he likes me first in case he doesn't like me so it won't be embarrassing. Do you understand? Thanks

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      Daniel Long 

      2 months ago from All Over

      Hi Millie. If you’re interested in the guy but not yet ready to date, I suggest you say ‘Thanks for asking me, that’s really nice.’ (That will prevent him from feeling stupid and flat-out rejected.) Then explain, ‘I’m not ready for dating right now but if you want to swap numbers we could maybe keep in touch.’

      That’ll work if you’re interested in texting or encouraging him not to give up hope. But if you just want to say no, leave out the suggestion to swap numbers. Just say the ‘thanks’ part ... plus ‘but I’m not interested in dating so I’ll have to say a gracious no. But thanks.’

      I think as long as you are polite, he’ll appreciate it and continue to respect you and be able to see you without things being awkward.

      By the way, I admire your willingness to let him down gently. And I congratulate you for not feeling as though you have to accept every date offer you receive.

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      Millie 

      2 months ago

      Hello Daniel! I admire your effort for helping confused people and i want to thank you for that. Also, I've been reading comments and compared your list to whats happening to me and i can tell you that i am confused.

      I met the neighbor of my friend a few months ago. We quickly became friends because of our similar interests. But during my visits, i noticed a few things. He would definitely shift his body towards me. He would move to be in my view, like move to a seat infront or beside me. He would look at me from time to time and then look away when i look at him.

      So i went undercover and ask my friends who knew him if he likes me and they said yes and that he is planning to tell me.

      Is it ok if i ask how i would respond you him because this never happened before. I was the one to have a crush on people. I kinda like him because he is charming and interesting to talk to. I just dont know if im ready to commit or do anything. I also dont know how to let him down....

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      Willow 

      2 months ago

      Hello Daniel,So im having some trouble with a guy and i was hoping you could help?So the problem is how there is this guy in my life this really caring one a guy that obviously likes me but I dont like him back he is sweet and i am interested in someone else but he is not my type what should i do?

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      Daniel Long 

      2 months ago from All Over

      Hi Lexie. Thanks for your cute note but I am very happily committed to my relationship, which is why I’m so convinced the right person is out there for everyone ... and they are certainly worth the wait. I certainly remember being a teenager and wishing someone would give some good advice which is why I try to be helpful to those who ask for my opinion.

      The creepy guys are the ones you want to stay away from. (And strangers you meet on the internet! Lol.)

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      Daniel Long 

      2 months ago from All Over

      Leila, here’s what I want you to do. Spend some time on your phone or computer googling ‘battered wives’ and ‘domestic violence’ and look at the stories and statistics. All those women thought they were in love with a man like yours. They all thought he’d change because they loved him ... but the only change was the guy got meaner and he became more violent. Even when they had kids (often even when they’re pregnant) the scumbag beat them and terrorised them. Do you want to be one of those statistics?

      You’ve just described a total slime ball. Read your message again pretending someone else wrote it and I’ll bet you’d be telling the girl to stay away from him.

      You deserve better than this guy, Leila. Look how he treats his current girlfriend, telling people he’s not into her. If he had an ounce of decency he’d be honest and break up with her and let her get on with her life.

      How can you possibly say you’re in love with a guy who tells you he hopes you die? Can’t you see there’s something dreadfully wrong with his head? You need to wise up before it is too late. Get away from him and find a guy who is nice all the time. If he is mean to you now, he’d be a monster once he starts taking you for granted.

      Sorry to be the one to warn you but this guy is a potential nightmare, and certainly not worthy of being the man of your dreams.

      I’m amazed your friends aren’t smart enough (or honest enough) to have spotted him as trouble. Maybe they just love you heaps and don’t want to upset you by being honest. I don’t want to upset you either, but you asked for my opinion and I’m always honest.

      I believe you should walk away. He’s trouble ... and I hate the thought of you becoming a victim of his future violence and abuse. So stay safe and find another guy to plan your future with.

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      Daniel Long 

      3 months ago from All Over

      He’s graduating and going out into the adult world, with a clear idea in his mind that he doesn’t want to be dating anyone from school when he goes. You have to respect that.

      There will be other guys. Or maybe you might cross paths with the same guy again after you’ve graduated and you’re both adults. Who knows?

      But it would be a waste of time and effort to feel too disappointed at this time. It just isn’t meant to be, so I think you should accept that and move on.

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      Daniel Long 

      3 months ago from All Over

      If you’re only young, Ella, don’t bother. Wait until you’re both older, then the age gap won’t be such a problem. Meanwhile, stick to guys your own age.

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      Daniel Long 

      3 months ago from All Over

      Pretty simple solution, Jaylin. Just talk to the guy. Start by saying ‘hi’ a few days when you pass him. Then ask him a question. By then he should be ready to talk with you.

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      Daniel Long 

      3 months ago from All Over

      Don’t be confused, Betsy. It sure sounds like he likes you. I’m guessing he was caught by surprise when you said you like him. Probably kicking himself for hours (or days) for not making a smarter reply instead of his vague response. Give him a chance to regain his confidence. He’s obviously trying to please you.

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      Lucy yung 

      3 months ago

      I like this guy he knows that I like him and he told me he likes me but it was in a complex situation, because he thought I get jealous seeing him with a particular girl in school we are not even in the same class. He later told my friend he can not date me because he will soon graduate

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      Gabriela Ramirez 

      3 months ago

      So ever since i read this it is true that guy does like me and i think he does bc theres a lot of ppl saying that he does like me and whatever it said there he does that to me but i like him too so i hopefuly think well act cool around him and his name is Xavier

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      ELLA 

      3 months ago

      HOW CAN YOU TELL A GUY OLDER THAN YOU ,THAT YOU LIKE THEM?

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      jaylin brown 

      3 months ago

      ok so in first period and in 2nd i think this boy likes me i mean i like him but he keeps looking at me and he said only one word to me and he keeps asking his friends to ask me a question like he is nerves to ask me i mean i really lie him so i dont know what to do

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      Betsyroseblue 

      3 months ago

      I have a guy friend who drops by my desk at work and chat and we sometimes play games as part of a big group at lunch time… he sometimes accidentally kicks my feet under the table sometimes. We also do yoga at work and I catch him looking at me through reflections. Occasionally he’s walked me to my bus stop and waited with me in he rain to make sure I caught my bus. …. when I go up to other games he’s playing at work he often can’t look at me but when we play he has regular eye contact …he is also very opinionated (I here from others) but he is never like that with me…He similes a lot when im with him. I also left the office 10 mins before him and the suddenly he was there over the road walking slowly and on the phone. He waited for me to cross the road and we walked to my bus stop where he sat down (first before I could say anything) and waited with me. We chatted whilst we waited for my bus and he talked about his day and asked about mine. He sat first with his legs open the crossed them in my direction. I have just split with someone and told him I liked him but he just gave a vague comment but it told me nothing and now I am so confused…

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      Daniel Long 

      3 months ago from All Over

      Bea, you're getting all in a twist but I don't think you should worry so much. He either likes you or he doesn't. You'll either go out with him some time or you won't.

      If you suspect he's too immature or 'bad news' it is probably a good idea to follow your gut feeling and heed the warning.

      But I know from experience that doesn't always work out. lol. Sometimes I've spent time with people I felt weren't right, and later regretted not following my initial instinct.

      I think you should be less concerned about what happens with the guy. Put him in the 'wait and see' pile. Maybe he'll be far more attractive in a few years time when he's had time to mature.

      He might surprise you and step up to be a better prospect as a boyfriend, but right now I don't think you should be holding your breath. It could be a long wait.

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      Bea 

      3 months ago

      Hi! I met this guy on the first week of march and he was really friendly. He would tell me im cute and tease me for being small. He would also poke me on the waste cause he knew that i am very ticklish through a mutual friend. He was also a flirt and one day he called me CGA or "Cutest Girl Alive"

      On the 3rd week, my friends and i were watching a movie, him included. He was lying fdown on my lap with my permission of course. he told me that he would tell me something the next time i went to our mutual friend's house (they were neighbors and we had a group project) but when i did, he would always delay it for some reason. A couple of days later i asked my friend if he was going to say that he liked me, she said yes. I also had confirmation from another friend that knows him and their friend who immediately asked our mutual friend if i was the one that he likes as soon as i walked in.

      But, he would only do moves when im at my friend's house. I even added him on messenger and initiated a conversation just to have a medium of communication. But if i dont make the first move and when im not at my friend's house, he would do nothing. I even waited for him to make the first move whenever i see him online but he never contacted.

      I didnt get a chance to go to my friend's house for the whole month of april. But i did had a few plans on going there just to see him which were all cancelled cause of an emergency.

      I went there on the first week of may and the first thing he told me was "what took you so long?" i didnt know if my friend told him that i had an emergency which was the reason i cancelled plans but i was so taken a back that i told him the same thing. Its because he didnt go to my birthday in april and he didnt give me a decent explanation for not going when i asked him why he wasnt there. He just said, " i had a busy schedule ".

      I dont know what to do... I thought he liked me then why is he doing this? He doesnt really take the first move when i openly give him the chance. He also seems sweet and we have a lot in common but theres something about him that seems immature or an aura saying he's bad news. The problem is im on the verge of liking him. I need to know if hes serious in liking me or just a casual crush. Please tell me what to do. And what to do if he actually tells me he likes me.

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      Daniel Long 

      3 months ago from All Over

      He might like you, Kaitlyn. Keep talking with him and see if he becomes more comfortable answering you.

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      kaitlyn digiacomo 

      3 months ago

      ok so today at school in 4th period the popular boy that i kinda like he just kept staring at me then looking away. And everytime i try and talk to him he just looks at me and stays silent, then he just replies with some shy awkward tone- DoeS this mEan hE lIKes mE O_O

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      Daniel Long 

      3 months ago from All Over

      Aubree, I deleted your comment because you plastered your full name on the top of it. Anyone could track you down on Facebook and pretend to be the guy.

      I don’t want to be responsible for some nutcase stalking you. I suggest you just use the first part of your name when you put messages on the internet. If he went to school with you, he’ll remember your full name ... or he’ll ask someone else who does.

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      Daniel Long 

      3 months ago from All Over

      Yes, Louise. No need to ask for permission, just ask your question. It might take a while, but you can certainly expect a reply.

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      Daniel Long 

      3 months ago from All Over

      Sounds like the guy likes you, Bell. He might not be confident enough (or old enough yet to feel confident) about asking you out, but he's doing the best he can for now.

      If he's as nice as you say, I think you should be patient and stick with him. He'll probably grow into a really great date with time.

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      Bell 

      3 months ago

      Hi, I really like this guy in one of my classes. We always sit together and walk to train station and he is really nice, he would always whispered when he is talking to me in class and I have to lean in to hear what he says and he would butt in my cono with another girl about the things I like to do .Idk why when ever I talk to him his ears turn red and he is acting shy in the our class even though he is good at speaking in front of a crowd and another thing me and my friends noticed is that his friend kept on stating at me in our lecture and I always catch him turning away.

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      Daniel Long 

      3 months ago from All Over

      Would you want a boyfriend who touches other girls in front of you, Kayla? I feel sorry for his current girlfriend ... and any future girlfriends. I don’t know why you’d bother following him anywhere. Sounds like he loves himself more than he’ll ever love any girl.

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      kayla 

      3 months ago

      hi i dont know if he has a crush but he has a girlfriend and i have a boyfriend but he touches me in front of his girlfriend and she does nothing and he stares at me.every time i walk into school he touches me everytime.and stares. and he asked if i would follow him on hangouts.

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      He’s either rude or he’s immature, Liz. I’m guessing he’s only young and not yet ready to make an effort to get to know any girls, so don’t waste time chasing him. When he’s eventually ready he’ll know where to find you. Just remain friendly but don’t push him. He might be more interesting (and interested) in a couple of years.

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      I’m not sure what you’re asking. If you don’t know him but you think he likes you ... what? Talk to him if you want to get to know him. Avoid him if you don’t.

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      Liz 

      4 months ago

      The thing is, whenever I actually say something to him he’ll just: 1. Turn around and talk to friends or 2. Say something back but not start a conversation.

      Boys are very confusing.

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      One of you will have to speak first, Liz. May as well be you. If you say hi and seem approachable, I expect he’ll step up and speak with you in future.

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      I don’t know why you’re having sex with a guy before you know if he actually likes you, Kay. Hard to imagine it turning into a great love story. You’re taking a chance with STDs with this guy and there’s always a chance of accidental pregnancy. That’s a lot of risks to take with a guy who might not feel the same way about you.

      I think you’ve passed the stage where there’s any point asking if he likes you. You’re at the stage where you want to know if there’s any hope of a future together. He obviously likes you enough to have sex, but that’s not the same as wanting a relationship.

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      unknown 

      4 months ago

      what if you don't know him but you feel like he likes you?

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      Liz 

      4 months ago

      Hey! There’s one guy I have on my mind right now.

      As of right now, he stares at me like a crazy person but doesn’t say anything if its not necessary. (He is a Capricorn boy). We have some classes together, and all my friends say that he stares at me and they all agree that he likes me - but I’m not sure. He meets most of the signs but i really dont know. Can you help me?

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      Kay 

      4 months ago

      Hello Daniel, okay so there's this guy I like and we have had sex like 4 times. I have feel I gs for him and I'm not sure if he does. How am I supposed to know if hr likes me or not or should I take my chances and ask him?

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      Ginni, I gave you 50 clues to look for. If staring and touching his hair is all you’ve got from the guy, that’s not much to go on.

      Start talking with him. You’ll find out more about each other and then maybe see more positive signs.

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      Ginni 

      4 months ago

      He keeps staring at me and suddenly look away when i caught him

      He always keep hands on his hair and keeping them set

      He stays near my house

      Does he like me?

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      Teeny, he knows you like him now so you’ll just have to wait and see if he talks to you more often or less often. The guy will be processing what you said. It might take him a while to react so be patient.

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      Teeny 

      4 months ago

      I liked a guy and even confessed that I had a bit of a crush on him. He was really flat to respond. He's like 'oh, okay. It's okay:)'. I don't know what that means, should I take it for a positive response or a negative one? Please do answer.

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      Why would you be letting anyone touch and rub your leg? That’s a very intimate gesture yet you’re obviously not in any kind of relationship. I think it is wiser to actively discourage such behavior. Besides, you said he’s a kid which makes it sound even more inappropriate.

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      Princess lover 

      4 months ago

      There a kid that I sit with today I sit close to him and he started to touch my leg and rub it and I don't know if he like me?

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      It is hard to know exactly what you mean, Holly, because you didn't give any examples. I'm thinking you should say, 'That was okay when we dated, (name), but we're not dating now. So please don't do that.'

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      whymeholly 

      4 months ago

      how do you go back to being friends with someone you dated, when they still sometimes act like they are dating you?

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      Jane, I think anyone who asks a guy (or a girl) if they like them is putting them in a really tough spot. What am I supposed to say if I don’t know if you like me or not and it might be a trick question?

      I believe it is more honest and will get a more honest response if you tell them you like them first.

      How will a guy react? Depends on the guy. The only thing you can control is how you react to his reaction, so maybe think about your options there.

      As for your question about being straight forward vs flirty and hard to get, I don’t think you should worry about pretending to be someone you’re not. Different guys like different types of girls. You want a partner who suits you and accepts the way you are. So I think you should be true to yourself and just be what’s natural for you. Hope this helps answer your questions.

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      Jane Anderson/Sophmore 

      4 months ago

      I have been reading a lot of the comments people post and what you respond to them. I have a few questions if you have time.

      1. It is sort of similar to Isabelle's comment but if you want to know if a guy likes you and they ar showing signs, do you strait up ask them or just look for signs.

      2. If you tell a guy that you like him (assuming he does like you back) how would he normally respond?

      3. Vice verse if you tell a guy you like him (assuming he doesn't like you back) how would he normally respond?

      4. Do guys like it when your pretty strait forward about your feelings or when you are more flirty and hard to get?

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      The easiest way to tell someone you like them, Isabelle, is to respond to something they say. Use it as your second sentence, like ‘You’re funny. I like you.’ Or ‘You’re nice. I like you.’ Just state it as a fact. No need to make it into a bit gushy moment. Simply put it out there and then keep doing whatever it is you were doing.

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      Isabelle 

      4 months ago

      If you like someone and they are showing signs that they like you...do you tell them you like them. If you do how do you go about doing it, casually or somehow else? Daniel, you are really helpful, please help me.

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      Jake 

      4 months ago

      Am i the only boy here ?

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      Text him and talk with him, Piper. I think he likes you.

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      I think he likes you, Isabelle. Unless he starts acting that way with all the new girls he meets. But I think it looks positive.

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      Keep up the friendship, Jeanette. He’ll believe you sooner or later.

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      Yes, Taylor, they could be. Or he might just be helpful. Look for more clues.

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      I can’t see how I can help you choose between 3 different guys, Lucy. You might have to draw a name out of a hat. The more sensible option would be to think of an event one guy would like more than the others. That way you have an excuse for choosing him not them.

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      piper 

      4 months ago

      I have a huge crush on one of my team mates at soccer and I always thought that he was way to cute to like me but then I started to notice that I would ketch him staring at me and is usually quiet around me and then one night he texted me and commented on how good I did at a game I think he might like me but I'm not sure??? PLZ HELP!!

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      Isabelle 

      4 months ago

      I recently started attending this school club and the other day there was a new boy there. He would copy the looks I gave him or tell me that I wasn't ugly. This week when I went ahead to the weekly meeting he kept staring at me and taking my phone. Then afterwards we were at the park hanging for a bit and we were trying to see how many pull ups we could too and he tried volunteering to hold my waist while I did them. Is this a sign or does it mean he is a gentleman or thinks of me as a really good friend?

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      Jeanette 

      4 months ago

      Daniel,

      This year I have become good friends with this boy in my class. He will laugh and make jokes with me and when I seem to get down he always tells me nice things. He walks me to some classes but I don't know if that is significant for something. I told him I liked him and he didn't believe me...

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      Taylor thomas 

      4 months ago

      He always looks at me then looks away and in class if I don't write something he will give me his notes are those signs.

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      Lucy 

      4 months ago

      Some of this is true about 3 boys that I thought like me but the problem is that Idk what 2 do coz I like all 3 of them I need help!!

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      whymeholly 

      4 months ago

      maybe i was wrong about my guy

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      Daniel Long 

      4 months ago from All Over

      If he’s young, Clare, you’ll probably just have to wait until he’s grown up a bit. Here’s the line I suggest you could use if he’s mature enough to respond ... ‘Either talk t me politely or don’t talk to me at all.’ I think you should set the ground rules and see how he responds.

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      clare pickett 

      4 months ago

      i can never tell if the boy i like is picking on me or accualy likes me what do i do

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      NasaKen 

      4 months ago

      You know... I commented on your site before to tell you about my 'childish' first crush ever... I never fell in love with anyone before and no one made me feel special... Complimenting..visiting my bedroom and stuff... But just like you said... This infatuation wouldn't head anywhere and isn't really healthy for me... Plus I don't think a normal girl like me deserve to even have a crush on someone great like that... I will take this chance to just comment it out here... And end this once and for all...

      It wasn't really healthy.... At all... You know.. You keep daydreaming....fantasizing.. Only to realize that this is not a reality.... This is not to encourage many girls in love to lose hope... By all means if u are someone who experience something like me(previous comments) think about yourself first... You know u will only end up hurt....

      Well anyways thanks Daniel for waking me up.... This mark the end of my Fantasy....

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      maddie 

      5 months ago

      thank you that really helped

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      Daniel Long 

      5 months ago from All Over

      Leave him alone, Dinah. He’s married so you should step back and accept he’s not the guy for you. When you’re madly in love with your own husband in the future, are you going to want other women making a move on him? You wouldn’t want to jinx your future relationship by messing with someone else’s. I think you should just look for another guy.

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      dinah 

      5 months ago

      i work with some guy and he is married some of the points you noted they are usually happening between us but he cant utter words from his mouth to tell me that he loves me

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      Shaylee Randolph 

      5 months ago

      i have a bf and i wanna know if he really likes me or jus says it to make me feel better

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