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Does He Like Me? 9 Signs He Is Interested

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Is he interested in you? Here are nine signs that point to "yes"!

Is he interested in you? Here are nine signs that point to "yes"!

Is there a guy you like, and you're wondering if he likes you back? This article highlights some of the surefire signs that a guy is into you. While some guys are so confident that they'll just go up and ask a girl out, not all guys are that brave. If you want to know whether he's working up the courage or thinking of you as one of the guys, you can examine his behavior for any of the following signs that he's into you.

9 Signs He's Interested in You

  1. You Catch Him Looking at You
  2. He Makes a Point to Talk to You
  3. He Shows Off Around You
  4. He Teases You
  5. He Spends Lots of Time With You
  6. He Gets You Little Gifts Just Because
  7. He Asks for Your Number
  8. He Remembers Small Details
  9. He's Always Happy to See You and Gets Jealous of Other Guys

1. You Catch Him Looking at You

Many guys start off just by looking at you. You may even have caught him looking over you. He may have responded by quickly looking away, or by making eye contact and smiling at you. If you see a guy staring at you, he's more likely than not working up the initiative to come up and talk to you.

Likewise, a guy who sneaks glances at you may similarly be waiting for the right moment to talk to you. Either way, if a guy enjoys looking at you, he is definitely captivated by you. It could be something you're wearing or something you're doing at that moment. If he smiles or looks nervous when you see him looking at you, it could be a sign he likes you.

2. He Makes a Point to Talk to You

If a guy just suddenly strikes up a conversation with you, it could be that you got his attention, and he wants to get to know you better before asking you out. If he started to talk to you out of the blue, it's a fairly strong sign he's interested. Why else would he go to all the trouble of talking to you if he didn't at least think you were cool?

If he seems very friendly, that is also a good sign. Of course, some guys are just sociable by nature. But if you see sign number three, then you can be fairly confident he's interested.

3. He Shows Off Around You

A guy who is a bit more forward will likely show his interest by trying to impress you. Maybe he'll tell you about something he did he's especially proud of, or just casually let it slip what kind of car he drives or that he's training for a marathon. The truth is that if at any point it seems like he is trying to impress you, there is a very strong chance he likes you.

The number one thing guys do when interested in a girl is to show her what they are made of and what they have. They want you to think they're a catch—that other girls would snap them up given the chance. He hopes that by making himself seem more high status, you'll be more attracted to him.

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4. He Teases You

If a guy teases you a lot—gives you embarrassing nicknames, or makes fun of you, or touches you in small ways—then it's very likely he's interested in you. Though he might just be joking around, guys will often show their interest indirectly by being playful. Doing so allows him to express his interest without the risk of rejection. One typical example of this dynamic is when you ask him to do something, and he says "no" or "make me" in a playful manner.

Guys like to sometimes show dominance as a way of teasing girls. Some guys take this too far and can be downright nasty and immature to girls they like. If you notice that he only acts that way some of the time, then it's possible he just wants you to notice him and doesn't know how to get your attention in a mature way.

5. He Spends Lots of Time With You

A guy who likes you will try to find excuses to spend a lot of time with you, hoping that you'll become interested in him too. Some guys might take this too far and follow you around wherever you go, like a lost puppy or suddenly turn up in your usual hang-out places. That can quickly go from being sweet to being pathetic and kind of creepy.

He may also do things he knows you're into—like horseback riding or ice skating—as a way of telling you he'd be into doing those activities with you. The big sign is if he blows off his male friends to spend time with you. Guys will tease an aspiring Romeo who choose to spend time with a girl over time with them. So if he's willing to put up with friends making fun of him, then you know he's into you.

6. He Gets You Little Gifts Just Because

Guys do tend to be very logical when showing interest in girls, and it can be quite typical that if a guy likes you he will go out of his way for you to buy you a gift. A gift is a very big sign he either likes you or values your long-term friendship. He may also compliment you on something like your hair, makeup, or clothes.

If you feel like he is being overly nice, then he is probably a straightforward guy trying to impress you. Personally, I think this is one of the things a guy does when he is totally clueless about how to show interest in a girl.

7. He Asks for Your Number

Some guys will take their time to ask a girl so as not to rush things or pressure her. If he asks you to go out during the weekend when you've only just met, he likely thinks you're relationship material. If he asks for your number, he definitely wants to be part of your life and if he asks if you have a boyfriend, he's clearly angling for the position himself and is planning to ask you out.

8. He Remembers Small Details

If he's good about remembering your birthday, or other small details about you, that's another good sign he has a big ol' crush on you. Either he wants to impress you with the fact that he can remember these small things, or he's thinking about you so much that he cannot help but remember.

9. He's Always Happy to See You and Gets Jealous of Other Guys

A guy is always happy to see the girl he likes. If he seems excited to see you, then it is likely you are the girl he likes and wants in his life. He may also get jealous or sad when you flirt with other guys. Some guys will lose interest if you flirt with other guys because they'll interpret it as a sign you're not interested.

On the other hand, some guys will pursue you even harder if they see you flirting with other guys since they're worried they might lose you to someone else. Want my advice? If you're going to make a guy jealous, don't do it to the point of hurting him and scaring him off. Do it moderately, girls!

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