How to Tell If a Guy Likes You Back

Updated on January 9, 2017

Does He Feel the Same Way About Me?

Ah, the ultimate high school question every girl asks at least once. He's cute, has a nice personality, and can make you smile even on your worst days. He's quite a catch. But there is still that nagging feeling in the back of your mind—does he like me too? Or does he just see us as friends? You ponder this for hours and finally decide that you need a way to know for sure that he has fallen for you just as you have for him. So you've come across this article just for me to tell you that there is no way to know for sure if he likes you unless, of course, he tells you. However, there are clues that he may be interested in you to look out for. Hopefully, these signs will give you the confidence to try to do something about your feelings.

Study His Body, but Don't Over Do It!

I, for one, always find this to be the most difficult. While you can learn a lot about a man from his body, I wouldn't focus too hard on it. You don't want to be so distracted that you miss other, more apparent, signs that he is into you.

With that out of the way, let's get started! Here are five ways that his body may reveal he's into you.

1. His Eyes Dilate When You Talk

If his eyes dilate when you're talking or are around each other, he feels something for you. This is probably the stupidest one on the list because how the heck are you supposed to notice that small little change while lost in his eyes? So this isn't the most helpful tip. But if you notice it then problem solved; he probably likes you.

2. Too Much (or Too Little) Eye Contact

Well there is 2 different scenarios to this one. Depending on his confidence level he could stare straight into your eyes which he most likely does to see if you can hold his gaze. I've been told it's what guys do when they are trying to find out if you like. They figure if you look away you're interested. This is so dumb because honestly if someone was just awkwardly staring in my eyes I would look away to try to get them to stop even if I didn't like them. So it doesn't have too much logic either....maybe that's just the guys I know. The other type is the one that can't seem to look into your eyes for more than a second. He tries to, but can't. So his eyes flutter down and then back into your eyes. This shows that you make him nervous. If he doesn't like you, he will make a normal amount of eye contact all the time. Only you can really decide what's normal and what is not.

3. He Faces Toward You

Not just his face. He turns his whole body toward you to let you know that you have his attention. Bonus points if he spreads his legs apart. Not only does this indicate that he likes you, but that he is comfortable around you. He isn't craning his neck around in an effort to get away. He's actually blocking out distractions in order to enjoy your company.

4. He Glows When You're Around

You light up his life. When he sees you coming down the hall, a smile brightens his face or his eyes twinkle. He will stand up straighter and puff out his chest slightly. It's instinct, and he won't even realize he has done it. When a guy does this, he is trying to convey that he is strong and can take care of you.

5. He Fidgets With Everything

He is messing around with his hair or his clothes or just can't seem to sit still! He's nervous. He doesn't want to look like an idiot in front of you. When he notices this jittery behavior, he will casually slide his hands in into his pockets. This move gives guys faux confidence and makes them appear calmer than they actually are. They want us to think that they have game (because it makes them so much cooler).

Guys Notice Things About Us

It's true! They aren't as clueless as you think!

Everyone says guys are clueless, right? Well true. But they still notice things about us, even if we don't see it. Sometimes they don't even realize what they've learned until much later—when it's most crucial. But no, they don't always remember things like birthdays, family events, anniversaries, etc. So they do need reminders sometimes. Some other things are just more important (in his opinion anyway). Here are four things that guys notice about us when they're interested.

1. Your Smile

When he finds things that always make you laugh or smile, he does everything in his power to make it happen again. So bringing up a funny movie scene or making a joke is a way to see if you will smile again. Guys love it when you smile, so do it often (smiling a lot can make men fall for you). Just don't smile so much that you creep them out.

2. Your New Haircut

Not the haircut itself but he will see that something is different and won't say anything until he thinks he has figured it out. He wants you to see that he cares so don't be mad if he gets it wrong. I mean, at least he noticed that there was a change. And a huge reason that he did is that he can't take his eyes off you. (In a non-creepy way of course).

3. Your Interests

He remembers the things that you like. So what? This is so much deeper than him remembering your favorite color. I mean, even your acquaintances might know that piece of trivia. Let me break it down for you. You casually mention your favorite candy is Reese's Pieces. The next day he has a bunch of Reese's Pieces. Or the next time you chill with him, they are in his car or at his house. By doing this, he is reminding himself of you as much as possible while you're apart. He's also secretly hoping you'll find them and know he was thinking of you. He hopes this will make an impression on you and prove that he cares. He wants to move from the friend zone to the dating material zone.

4. Your Hangouts

He remembers where you like to hang out or work. Sometimes he shows up there just to see you. He wants to make sure that you are thinking about him every second just like he is thinking of you. Sometimes guys get flustered when you notice this behavior because they don't want to seem like they are stalking you. This is especially true if they show up to places where you are a lot.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

If he does nice things for you that are out of the ordinary, he probably likes you. Such as giving you rides home, calling instead of texting you, offering to carry your books, and hinting at going out alone together are all signs that he is into you. BE CAREFUL! He might just be a friendly guy and only see you as a close friend. If he doesn't treat the rest of his female friends like that, you are the special one.

So after all this....Does he like you?

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      maggie 

      6 weeks ago

      there is this boy i like in one of my classes. I'm usually the one staring at him. And i only see him glancing at me when im staring first. And when he looks at me i usually look away so i don't know if while i'm not looking he stares at me. Iv'e caught him looking at me once or twice but when i catch him and we both meet our gaze, he looks away sometimes and i look away other times. Anyways, i would like to know what this means and what i should do.

      Thank you!

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      Reneé 

      4 months ago

      My boyfriend of 5 years lives in another state because I moved away 2 years ago to further my education in hopes to graduate soon, move back with him and find a career. Recently I’ve been crushing on a coworker and I’m almost positive he’s crushing back, but maybe hesitant because I’m “not available”. I wanna find out how he feels, if at all the same as I do, and if it would be worth extending my stay/education to further explore the possibility of finding someone who might be a replacement for the one I’ve been with and who’s come this far and has made it through the long distance with me so far? But he has limited use of the “L” word and we have had zero conversations of marriage for our future, we also don’t share any conversations lasting longer than 10 minutes. I don’t want to lose him but I don’t want to miss out on what could be. I know I can’t have my cake and eat it too, but what on earth do I do?

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      Shonnia 

      4 months ago

      This man & I have messed around here & there for like 2 months he always Gently holds my face upwards and looks long and deep into my eyes without blinking why ?

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      5 months ago

      It's this guy at my job that I think is handsome. I never wanted him to notice me. I just thought that he's attractive. Long story short. He noticed me and he's always staring and smiling ear to ear. We locked eyes once and it was so weird. The feeling is indescribable. It feel as if I have met my twin flame, but I am not sure.

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      Anonymous 

      6 months ago

      I met a guy at work but didn't take much notice in him, until just before we started talking to each other and a lot has progressed since then, we started smiling a lot at each other, and he's been getting cheeky to me but i'm still not sure if he actually likes me though or is 'taken' or what?, But i am 50% sure that he is into me, i'm just still not sure if i should approach this subject to him or bring it up in the next conversation we have, because i don't want things between us to get awkward enough as it is lol

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      Cool 

      7 months ago

      We make eye contact I make him laugh he makes me laugh we sit next to each other occasionally he called me beautiful once but sometimes he tells me to shut up

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      Ur mom 

      10 months ago

      Not sure... when I used to sit next to him he would move a little to the side (not mine) but would mess with a strand of his hair, and he would also slouch.

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      djdjd 

      10 months ago

      This guy I think likes me because every time we look at each other we make eye contact(i heard him talking about how cute I am) and when I smile he smiles back or he just stares at me. Even if we never spoke we have this connection but i'm not sure if i should make the first move or if i should let him

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      Justice hargrove 

      11 months ago

      It's like my crush stares at me in my eyes but he laughs at me when I make a joke

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      Melinda 

      11 months ago

      Now i know this guy definitely likes me. He remembers my birthday, my address(i find that a bit creepy though) and he remembers the fact that i dint like chocolate. Then there is the fact that he wants to be alone with me so in the afternoons when i wait for my bus he always asked me to walk up to behind the school and we would play or mess around. Then when i had to go he would hug me and say he doesnt want me to go. Our hugs would last a while. I would even get more then one

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      OscarFrancois 

      7 years ago from Kulim, Kedah

      interesting advice... lol :P

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      emdi 

      7 years ago

      Nice hub.

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