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How to Tell If an Arab Guy Likes You

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How to Tell If an Arab Man Likes You

How to Tell If an Arab Man Likes You

How to Know If an Arab Guy Is in Love

Arab guys are like other guys—you can tell very easily that they like you based on body language, eye contact, flirting, and the typical signs of attraction. But instead of wooing a girl, an Arab man may be confident enough to declare his love for you outright. If so, go for it! Or maybe he's shy and chooses to express his love in subtle ways. So how can you tell if he's falling for you?

We'll go over the 10 signs that he's into you. Also keep on reading for bonus tips on how to make an Arab guy fall in love with you further down in the article.

Ten Signs a Guy Likes You

1. His Body Language Gives Him Away

Does he keep on staring at you with his beautiful eyes (and do you get lost in them)? As with most men, it's easy to know when they are into you because they can't stop making eye contact or staring at you. If you find yourself in this situation, take it as a big hint that he has feelings for you!

2. He Changes His Look

Is he an Arab from a Gulf country and are you in the Middle East? Perhaps you share dissimilar or similar taste in what's trendy? You may notice that he will start to improve his looks in an effort to impress you. Maybe he will sport a new watch or wear trendy shoes to look good. That doesn't necessarily mean he will stop wearing a thobe, because he likely won't, but he might start enhancing his look in others ways. Perhaps he starts sporting a beard or stubble. Basically, if it's known to win over the ladies, don't be surprised if he's onto the trend and dresses to impress!

3. He Takes Care of His Body

If he struggles with his weight, he might start going to the gym to look good for you. After all, he's after perfecting the whole package. Improving his image is a sure sign that he's into you!

4. He Tries Out New Things

Are you into perfume? Do you wear it on dates? Don't be surprised if your Arab man stops wearing his usual cologne and experiments with something different that he suspects is in your taste. Maybe he starts wearing cologne that has been imported from the USA or Europe. He will do so in an effort to keep you curious and on your toes!

5. He Wants to Be Near You

If an Arab guy likes you, he will find a way to be closer to you. He will also want to get to know you, so don't be surprised if he asks the same questions over and over again just to make conversation. Take it as a compliment—he's interested! It's well-known that the majority of human communication is non-verbal, so learn which signs indicate that he likes you through body language.

6. He Flirts With You

If an Arab guy likes you and he is not shy, he may try to touch your arm to get close to you. This is his way of flirting and letting you know that he sees you as much more than a friend.

Is your Arab crush flirting with you?

Is your Arab crush flirting with you?

7. He Shows Off

As with most men who are in love, they are going to want to show off, and it's no different for an Arab man. Don't be surprised if he does his best to impress you. Maybe he takes you for a stroll in his luxury car, buys you a fancy gift or takes you out to an intimate dinner. If he's in love with you, he'll do anything to impress you.

8. He Gets Jealous

If a man really loves you or is crushing on you, he will likely get jealous when another guy talks to you. It's no different for Arab men! When a guy is crushing, he looks at you as if you are his girlfriend.

9. Other People Suspect He Likes You

Do other people notice that he likes you? Is he declaring his love for you or joking that he wants marry you in front of friends or colleagues? If he is that open about his feelings for you, then congratulations! He very well may be in love with you! If your mutual friends and colleagues suspect a happy future for the two of you and think your personalities click, then enjoy!

10. You Just Feel It

Even if he doesn't tell you, your instinct says that this guy is attracted to you. Remember, love is love! If your personalities click, you're happy together and you think he's falling for you (or you're falling for him), it doesn't matter if he's Syrian or Lebanese, or you're North American or Argentine. Love is love, so enjoy!

Is he in love with you?

Is he in love with you?

How to Make an Arab Guy Fall in Love With You

If an Arab guy likes you and you are not Arab, he may or may not stay interested in you long-term, especially if he was raised in a traditional family and prefers to marry an Arab girl. That's why it's important to communicate both of your preferences before getting serious. But true love always prevails, so even if you were raised worlds and cultures apart, enjoy the fact that he likes you. Consider the following rules of attraction to make an Arab guy fall for you.

  • Delight in your similarities and differences
  • Always be sure to look your best
  • Be respectful of his family and friends
  • Continue to focus on your goals and self-betterment
  • Explore his language and culture
  • Learn his likes and dislikes
  • Keep smiling and be fun and flirtatious
  • Don't be afraid to talk about the big stuff, like marriage!

As with any early dating or blossoming relationship, don't let things go too far if you don't want to be hurt—make sure you are on the same page about your future together. If you keep him happy and keep yourself happy, he will likely do the same for you! Still trying to catch his attention? Consider these 13 tips on how to make a man fall in love with you.

What Does It Mean to Be Arab?

Arabs are Arabic-speaking peoples. They live in 22 different Arab countries in North Africa and West Asia regions (e.g. Lebanon and Syria) and all over the world. They are connected by culture, history, language, geography, politics and in some cases, ethnicity. To be Arab is to identify with the customs, language, art, culture, cuisine, attire, traditions and additional elements of Arab culture.

Truth or Myth: Arabs React to Stereotypes


dian on June 06, 2020:

hi my name is diane and I met this doctor we both work in the hospital and we flirted until he asked for my number everything was great he brought the conversation for us to be exclusive then Ramadan came and I respected and got educated on his culture after that he came and basically broke up with me and he said due to hi being busy with work ( which I understand him being a doctor) I do miss him but I have a feeling maybe he going out with somebody else but he said no and we been dating exclusively for 4 months going t be 5 past tense

Hamzah Al-Zaidi on December 14, 2019:

Our jealous is great part of our culture, a Girl that a real arabic muslim wants cuz he fills in love with, he will fight for her Purity, virginity and honor, all us have that look about you cuz that you're "bitchs with no honor"And I'm sorry for saying that. So when he fills in love with you and He knows about your past relationships that have sex,, If he truly wants you and ask for marriage than he deleted all your past and want to protect you from now on cuz he simply loves you, We usually find the white women very attractive with her blue eyes if they were, and her red or blonde hair it's very attractive not to me but for most of us, ending with what that German girl said in the chat "check his zodiac sign, girl"

kimchi on October 04, 2019:

I am asian and I'm dating a Yemeni. We would go out with his friends and sometime just the two of us. We used to chat a lot but now not so much anymore ever since I gave him my virginity. He asked me once "what if I marry you?" but I just took it as a joke because we are still in college and I thought he was just saying that to get into my pants. He also said that he doesn't want to be in a relationship but he likes me so much so he wants us to be together. I think he changed his mind because we had sex. Now, we barely talk because we are both busy studying and would just see each other every weekend. What do you think?

Esme on February 22, 2019:

I am a Latina married to an Arab from Jordan. Yes he is very jealous. But we been married for 3 years and he is great I have the best relationship with him . They are not allowed to date because of their culture. And if he wants something serious he will ask you to marry him right away.

Sikina on February 09, 2019:

I met an arab men only reason jelousy so i hide if i talk another man to prorect our relationship.

Singing Rachel on January 29, 2019:

Does anyone have any experience with an Arab guy who was born in the US and not Muslim? I'm "friends" with a guy of Arab descent who was born and grew up in the US and is not Muslim. His parents immigrated to the US from Arab countries, but from their pictures, and from his description of them, they are not Muslim either (pictures, because he and they live in another state, so we have a long distance friendship) And he is more of an agnostic atheist. Anyway, I am just wondering if Arab guy friends treat their girl friends more affectionately, even if they don't like them romantically. Since we have a long distance friendship, most of our communication is by texting and emailing. We text and email daily (with him always being the one to start them each day). He is sometimes affectionate in his texts, like sending hearts and kisses and asking me how I am feeling often. And he will make the 3 hour drive out to my area to visit me sometimes. It's not often, maybe like an average of 2 month intervals. When he is with me in person, he hugs me a lot and snuggles me, kisses my cheek or head, and will pay for my meals out with him. But then, he calls me just a friend and says he doesn't want to be in a relationship with anyone right now. I haven't been able to meet any of his friends or his family, since I haven't been to his area. But he says he tells his friends about me a lot. He has met my family, and extended family, and my closest friend, and all of them say that it looks like he is extremely interested in me and that we are boyfriend and girlfriend. My dad says it is obvious he likes me romantically, but that he probably doesn't want to commit. I like him romantically, but I try to not push things and just let him take the lead. But I really want to know if he has feelings for me at all, or if this is the way he treats all of his friends who are girls and that he would be more extreme with a girlfriend. Sometimes, it feels like I could be a friend with benefits, but we haven't done anything sexually. He hasn't even kissed me on the lips. Any advice is appreciated.

Fatima on December 13, 2018:

Why my boyfriend gets too much jealous even with my classmates (boy), even though I explained everything single details to him? We've just started and he's too much jealousy. Whenever we're going out he will tell me "close everything to you, wear your jacket and when we go out don't look to anybody or even talk, just with me, okay?" always. Why? I am wondering why.

zaza on October 04, 2018:

a Syrian boy always looks at me. he throws sticks on me. then I told my friends to tell him I like him. then other days later he shouted he hated me.in gym he is always with his Iranian friendthen he smiles at me as if he is my boyfriend

badryia on September 14, 2018:

My dear,

Please for God sake, dont trust on Arab guys they are not true.... and always they try to make innocent girls fools and played with their hearts. they are not concerned at all if your heart broke they just play and go back to their countries and start living happy lives with their wives,

they are totally bad people

Abigail Guzman on September 01, 2018:

Hi I'm an Asian and i Am in relationship with an Arab guy from Jordan who went to vacation last month. We were good and i thought nothing was wrong. When he came to his country i started talking to his family. And then one day he blocked me in the messenger not knowing about the reason. Then one day he removed the block and told me that he was fighting with his family, because his mom wants him to marry right away. And as day goes by i wasnt informed that he got engaged/married already. When he came back from vacation he talked to me and told me that he love me so much but he cannot do anything and that we need to stop because he was engaged just like that. did anyone encountered the same thing here?? If have please answer to my comment thanks.

Jaques on September 01, 2018:

Hi I am asian and i have an arab boyfriend who went to vacation last month. We were good and i thought nothing was wrong. When he came to his country i started talking to his family. And then one day he blocked me in the messenger not knowing about the reason. Then one day he removed the block and told me that he was fighting with his family, because his mom wants him to marry right away. And as day goes by i wasnt informed that he got engaged/married already. When he came back from vacation he talked to me and told me that he love me so much but he cannot do anything and that we need to stop because he was engaged just like that. did anyone encountered the same thing here?? If have please answer to my comment thanks.

saida on August 27, 2018:

I'm in relationship with Syrian guy. I'm Malaysian.Every relationship has up and down so do in our relationship. It's not easy for them to accept a person who is not Arab & not in their region.he talk to his siblings and they totally rejected this relationship saying that its not going to work.He haven't talk to his parents & feels the same answer too.How am i going to do? I don't want him to go against his family but in the same time I love him. i have done my istikharah before i started to know him and Allah give a positive answer.

Rose on July 18, 2018:


Really thanks for your kind response,

But i am still confuse, because for last 3 months we are in contact to each other and still he is not willing to tell me "that he already have a wife and son", on the other hand i am the one who lost my emotions in him, and now he is just about to go back to his country to settle somethings because there is war or some bad situation there according to him his family need him, and further he also wants me to apply to another country for immigration, i discussed that i cannot do this without taking permission from my family, but he told me that at this point cannot visit my country immediately. we need to do this by ourselves.

But my fear is some of my friends told me that if i took this kind of step and later on he leaves you alone what you can do?

i am really unable to understand is he loves me or no is he true with me or not what he wants from me?

Denisse on July 14, 2018:

I know more than five Arab men who married latinas, have kids. Even Arab women who married Latino men.

This is not accurate lol

I know Egyptian men who married Canadian white women and she was divorced, I know Leb guys who married Chinese, Latino etc etc so it all about falling in love.

Rose on June 18, 2018:

I have found a Arab boy who likes me even his eyes shows love and looks real, he ask me to marry ..... always feels jealous when other boy talk to me but after sometime i came to know he is already married and even when i asked still hide that thing i am really surprised why he is still not telling the truth to me?

is he trying to cheat my feelings?

Rebecca on April 12, 2018:

Not arab men lie and are assholes !!! Just because someone has been hurt by one or two arabs doesn't mean that they are All bad ! I have dated a Pakistani who was very caring but things didn't work out and Currently I am partially engaged to my boyfriend from Bahgdad I say partially because he has asked me to be his wife and I said yes but we are still taking our time before we marry. HE IS THE SWEETEST MAN EVER !! He calls me and text me A Lot, Gets mad if he hears someone else texting me even though he knows I am faithful and loyal to only him, I am overweight with a 2 yr old daughter and he always tells me how beautiful and sexy I am and he wants to be my daughter's daddy, even though I have told him that he is not obligated too just because we are together, and sometimes I cry when I miss him and he gets upset and tells me that he cannot even look at me because he cannot stand to see hurt and it breaks his heart to see me hurting and to calm down because he loves me and he doesn't want to see me hurt I could Not ask for a Better Arab future husband !! Rebecca and A.J Forever

Laurie Dressler on March 21, 2018:

I have a co worker and I am

Really madly in love with his feature, he is middle eastern, he works with me in physician support and being a quiet sensitive Arabic male yet manly feature is so attractive.

Liz on November 18, 2017:

Wow..this explains alot then..im an atheist and my arab guy friend told me that he would marry any religion women and even atheist women..and he is always jealous when i talk about other men always telling me ""dont talk about other men""

A girl or something on March 13, 2017:

Why do Middle eastern guys not go for American girls?

Ahmed on February 22, 2017:


Not all arab men are like this, my GF is french and we are happy together, she was able to change a bit and i was able to change a bit and we adapted together some where in the middle, and i find it amazing to be able to adapt with someone from different culture and so is she, and about romance, dont judge from the gulf area, go to men from levant countries (palestine, lebanon syria, jordan) to understand what arab romance is, where you can find elegant arab men who really knows how to care and love and knows what does it mean to care of a women and make her a princes, i do admit that we arab might have jealousy, as it will not kill you, its somethinng that you will like by time and you will feel somehow protected, you will not understand untill you try, its not just being jealous to be jealous, what i can say is that you can find a lot of arab men who is really caring and a good lovers.

TAMARA on January 23, 2017:

This is very. Happfuil Thank you so much I. Will try this tomorrow

Jen Avalle on January 02, 2017:

Bougainvillea...i think im inlove with arab guy..he is the son of my employer..and this past few months my feelings for him become deeper and serious..sometimes my body gestures towards him whenever he is around is way obvious..i think he already noticed it too..even if i didnt tell my feelings for him..it is my body language always betrays me..and i think he feels the same way too for me..i can feel it or maybe im just too assuming to read his signals..whenever im in the kitchen and wash the dishes his always around..passing by again and again..but why does his eyes looks very angry everytime he stares at sees me??? I dont know what to do...and now suddenly i read your article about marrying only an arab girl i think i have to stop my feelings for him..

Remain on May 01, 2016:

So their is an arab guy I like at my work, and he likes me too. But he told me many time he don't want a relationship right now. He just wants to be friends and have fun. I know some of Arabic culture because my step dad is Arabic from Jordan when I was a kid. Anyway, I'm confused because when we work if he is in the initial area and can see me from his station he will stare until I catch his glance. Or if some of my friends boys and girls included he will stare hard. And he speaks for me if I don't say anything like yesterday someone asked me why do you want to date him or something like that and before I could answer we were just friends he answered for me. Also yesterday one of my male friends nudged my side and my shoulder to get my attention, and also made me laugh, the entire time I guess he saw what happened and didn't like it because he came over to give me a drink and stared at my friend as he walked by. I was really suprised because it was so sudden he never did that before except for lunch. I've asked him many times if he gets jealous and he states no, but to me his actions state otherwise. Like he is protective of me i guess the word is. I'm white and I know what he wants in his future wife. I'm not hurt over it even though I do like him. Lol. So can someone help me try to understand this situation ? Because he has told me of his culture (he came from Jordan) that they can have 4 wives but treat them all equal. However he always wants to come over to my house but doesn't want to bring me around his house that he shares with his brother and his other Arabic friends. And to also mention that one of his friends like me and the guy I like at work that I been talking about tries to outrule his friend. Lol what is going on? Please help me understand?

Anonymous on March 08, 2016:

I have dated many Arab man..and u shouldn't b serious with them. They just want sex that's it they think if u get very close with a girl and they act soo nice with u they will get sex from u.. then of they don't they leave you for someone else...same as if they have sex woth u they go back home ..because they can't marry you..and remember .. if you marry them they will use you...while your working with the kids and they are getting the cash they go off looking for more fun..thats why half of the time most Arabs lies about being single..if you ask any Arab man if they are married 100% they will tell you they are not happy who h is why they escape it for looking for someone to have fun with..

Xochitl444 on September 27, 2015:

Who is the high yella guy in the first video? Yep that is a high yella. I can't be fooled about that; my son is a high yella. Is he an expert on Arab guys, too?

Amii on September 25, 2015:

I hope you're still active in responding to comments.. So what should I do if I sincerely like an arab guy? I'm Muslim so I mean this in a 'let's get married' kind of way..

jeejee on March 12, 2015:

I want to know if there will ever be that connection more than friendship he often ask me about my future plans like school etc... he ask me to hang out with him n his best friend n best friend girlfriend he not flirtatious though at least in my opinion n when i flirt he dnt get it but he is really nice gives me hugs when he see me

jeejee on March 12, 2015:

My friend is arabic we met n we danced then after we hung out a few times n went to see movies multiple times but I'm American n it's hard to tell if he likes me or not we went to lunch today n i caught him starring in my eyes a few times as we chat, i am usually silly but around him I'm mature n shy do they like that?

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basha on December 15, 2014:

he want me to convert islam at thr age of 25 and he gave me a money for my tuition and he help for anything is this a sign that he likes me ? some of the signs that you said he do that for me already

Basha on December 15, 2014:

he wants me to convert islam at the of 25 is that also a sign that arab guy like me ?

Emanee warren on July 14, 2014:

I've been I'm many stores owned by Arabic guys i can only remember one that actually tried to talk to instead of just staring me down like the others do .He was way to old for me my step grandma had to tell him to go away. It happens to me and my mom all the time. One time one of them asked her to marry him out if the blue I was so surprised .

neenz on December 04, 2013:

Thanks! We're currently in college and all my Muslim friends are getting engaged, so who knows? ;)

bougainvillea (author) on December 03, 2013:

He will insist you to marry him. So unless they don't ask for marriage, don't jump into a relationship :-)

neenz on December 03, 2013:

How do I know if an Arab guy is serious?

bougainvillea (author) on December 03, 2013:

You can easily know if an Arab guy likes you because their eyes are very expressive. Some of them are shy and reserved while some of them are just player. I think he likes you but make sure he is serious.

m.not.arab:( on November 25, 2013:

well we have stared at each other a few times and we was lookin at me wen i was talking to another guy., i hav spoken to his friend and wen i am with his friend his friend talks to him and he looks at me...maybe m being a bit over the top but i really like him even though i knw hes not perfect.... we hav never spoken to each other, i hav only even seen him talk to one girl but i know a lot of girls like him, i am normaly really loud n giggly or silly around him but he is normal he only laughs sumtimes with his mates but other times he mature.

Once i think he was talkin about me cuz he was lookin at me n i was lookin at him then he was sayin sumthin to his friend and his friend turned around and looked at me then turned bak to him. i see him a lot n most of the time wen he walks past me he lookes at me in the eye

bougainvillea (author) on October 31, 2013:

If he stares to you a lot and his eyes looks even bigger, I think he likes you.

katreen on October 31, 2013:

Arab men are not allowed to shake hands or touch the arms or hands of the girl. But he makes a way to do it. Is it possible that he likes me? He always says hi to me.

Akinbamidele from Dubai on June 14, 2012:

also if he's with his friends and the are eating ???? but his shy to come over so he make a really loud joke or comment from far..

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