How to Tell If a Guy Likes You Back
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.