This is the complete guide to know whether a guy likes you or not.
So if you’re asking yourself “does he like me” and you’re finding your man cryptically impossible to read, this is the guide for you.
Men aren’t as complex as you might think. It’s just a matter of knowing what signs to look for.
1) He can’t stop asking questions about you
If a guy can’t stop wanting to get to know, he’s probably into you.
Questions show he is curious and interested. He wants to learn about you. He wants to understand what makes you tick.
If he is actively listening, and asking follow-up questions after your answer, that’s a great sign.
Not only he is a great listener, but his attention is focused on you, rather than himself.
2) He can’t stop smiling when he is with you
If he can’t stop smiling and laughing when he’s around you, then you’re putting him in a good mood. He’s relishing being around you and he definitely has a crush on you.
He’s also making an effort to lift the positive energy and rapport. He wants you to enjoy yourself when you’re around him. He wants to make a good impression.
This is a great sign that he likes you.
3) He’s trying to ignore you
Surprised? Ignoring you surely can’t be a sign that he likes you, right? Wrong!
Many guys try to play hard to get. They appear disinterested hoping it will make you interested.
Another reason is that he gets too shy and nervous around you, so he tries to ignore you because he knows he will make a bad impression.
How can you work it out?
You could speak to him, and see if he appears nervous and shy. Make him feel comfortable and if he starts showing his smile, he’s definitely interested.
Don’t read too much into whether he ignores you or not though. After all, some guys might ignore you because they’re simply not interested in you.
4) He asks for your number
This is one is fairly self-explanatory. Obviously if he asks for your number, he wants to see you again and he likes you.
However, it’s important to watch out for the players. Some guys are very skilled at getting numbers and they collect them like it’s a game.
Then they’ll text you when it suits them, such as late on a Saturday night.
To avoid these kinds of guys, watch them and see if they get other girl’s numbers that night. If they’re collecting numbers left, right and center then he’s probably a play boy.
And if he doesn’t text for a few days, or he texts you late at night, then he might not be the kind of guy you’re looking for.
5) He’s talking to you on social media
When we’re online, we can literally do whatever we want. We can chat to who we want to, we can view the profiles of who we like and we can follow the people we’re most interested in.
So if he’s making an effort to connect with you on Facebook or Instagram, there’s a chance that he’s into you.
Is he liking your pictures, even when it has nothing to do with him? Chatting to you on messenger? Commenting on your updates?
These are great signs that he’s into you.
Watch out for guys that are slow to reply on messenger or they give you one-word responses. This might mean that they’re not that interested and they’re simply stringing you along.
But if he’s highly attentive to what you’re doing on social media and he’s regularly engaging with you, then he’s probably into you.
6) He asks you, “Do you have a boyfriend?”
We’re all familiar with this question. It’s a dead set giveaway that he’s into you.
I mean, if he wasn’t interested, there’s no way he’d be asking that question!
However, some guys might not be so direct. Instead, they might mention that they’re single and hope that you’ll respond saying that you are too.
So be observant about the topics they want to speak about. It will clue you on whether he wants to know if you’re single or not.
7) He’s trying to touch you
If he’s touching you, then he finds you sexy and he’s probably into you.
This could be simple things, like a playful nudge to the arm, or an innocent arm around the shoulder.
Guys love to touch the girls they’re into you. It gives them energy and assists in building rapport.
So if he’s finding excuses to touch you, he might be ready to tell you that he likes you soon.
However, watch out for sexist guys that touch you in inappropriate ways. This could be a slap on the butt or a grope of some kind. Obviously, that’s disgusting and you should stay the hell away from these no-hopers.
8) He’s getting jealous when you talk to other guys
Jealousy is a strong feeling that’s hard to control. If you find yourself talking to a guy and he’s looking over wondering what’s going on, then that’s a good sign that he’s into you.
If you talk to a guy and then later in the night, he’s giving you the cold shoulder and it looks like he’s angry at you, then jealousy may be getting the better of him.
However, if you give him enough attention and he starts to come around again and be happy, then it was definitely jealousy. And he definitely likes you.
If you like him, this would be a great opportunity to say something and get the guy to like you.
9) He remembers the little things
Let’s be honest: Guys aren’t very good at remembering things.
But if he remembers little things about your life that you mention, then he probably likes you.
For example, if you mention that it’s your sister’s birthday and you’re having a dinner with your family for it, and then the next day he asks you how it was, it’s a great sign.
He’s thinking about you. He wants to stay connected and develop rapport.
Not every guy does this, so see it as a sign that he’s genuinely interested in you.
10) He’s teasing you
The guy that teases you likes you. Sound familiar?
Guys have a habit of insulting and teasing the women they’re interested in. Remember the kindergarten classes where a boy would pull a girl’s hair? Yeah, he liked her.
Why do guys do this? Because they want attention. They want to be funny, and teasing is the adult way of telling you I like you.
11) He’s focused on you and only you
It’s natural for guys to check out girls. Look at any guy in public and see how their eyes wander when a pretty girl walks past. They can’t help it.
But if he has eyes only for you, then there’s no question that he’s into you.
Not only that, but he probably wants a relationship with you, too.
After all, it’s not easy for a guy to focus on one girl, so this is an excellent signal that he’s picking up what you’re putting down.
12) No matter what problem you face, he’ll go searching for a solution
Guys like to be problem solvers. So when a girl they like says that they have a problem, he’ll immediately search for solutions, even if it’s an issue he’s not well-versed in.
He’ll help you out more than a friend if he likes you. He’ll go the extra mile. He wants to be your hero that saves the day.
13) He’s trying organize meet-ups and things to do together
A guy who likes you doesn’t just leave you two meeting to chance. He’ll take initiative and try to organize a drink, coffee or a trip to the bowling court.
In short, he wants to spend more time with you. And he’ll stop at nothing to get that chance.
14) He’s not distracted when you’re around
If he likes you, his focus is on you. He doesn’t pick up his phone and start browsing Facebook when he’s talking with you. He’s fully engaged with what you’re saying.
After all, he’s genuinely interested in what’s going on in your life and he’s trying to make a good impression.
Anyone that gets distracted in a conversation doesn’t really want to be there.
But if is genuinely likes you, all eyes and attention will be on YOU!
15) He compliments you
If he likes you, he probably likes things about you that you wouldn’t expect.
And no, I’m not talking about your ass or your boobs. I’m talking about your hair style, clothes or personality.
He notices the small things about you and isn’t afraid to tell you that it looks marvelous. Nobody normal would even notice.
If he’s fully into you, he likes EVERYTHING about you. Your smell, your hair, your style, your personality.
16) He’s eyes are on your eyes, not on your assets!
This is a big one that a lot of people misconstrue.
If a guy is only looking at your boobs and ass, then he’s not interested in YOU. He’s only interested in the physical. This is not a good sign if you’re looking for a relationship.
But if his focus is on your eyes when you’re in conversation, then he’s interested in your personality. He wants to get to know you. He wants to build rapport, and he likes you for who you are.
This is a great sign that there could be something special brewing between the two of you.
17) He wants you to meet his friends
There’s no point in introducing you to his friends if he’s not into you. If he’s impressed by you, he wants to show you off. He’s proud of the fact he knows you.
This is a huge sign that he likes you. In fact, he’s probably told his friends about the fact that he does, so watch out for any subtle signals that they’re trying to leave you two alone or they’re trying to make him look good.
Guys always try to wing man each other, especially when one of them genuinely likes a girl.
18) He talks about his future plans
It takes effort to have these discussions, but if he is telling you about want he wants to do in the future, then he might be interested in dating you.
He’s telling you because he might be working out how you would fit into these plans.
Also, he could be trying to impress you. He’s trying to show you that he’s not some normal loser that only thinks about the short-term.
He’s got long-term goals and he might want to take you along for the journey.
19) Look at his body language
Men can be pretty obvious when it comes to their body language.
If he likes you, he’ll be very open with his body. He’ll likely face towards you. He might also lean in when he talks to you.
In particular, watch where his feet point. This is can be indicator of where his interest lies.
If his feet are pointing away from you and towards the door, then he might not like you. If his body is turned away from you, he might not like you either.
20) Is he acting a little weird?
Guys who are nervous act weird. He might stumble over his words. He might start sweating. He might start telling weird jokes.
These are just ways to release their nervous energy.
Don’t let it weird you out. If they’re nervous, it means they like you and they want to impress you.
Once they get comfortable, they’ll start being normal again.
21) He mirrors your actions
This is something that happens subconsciously if they like you. Imitating your actions is a sign that he respects and admires you.
This can be presented in different ways, such as:
1) He might start speaking in a similar pace to you.
2) He might lean back or lean forward when you do.
3) He might start using similar words or slang as you do.
4) He might start copying your mannerisms when speaking.
If you can say yes to one of these, he likes you.
22) What is his face saying?
You can tell a lot about someone by reading their face.
If they like you, they may lick their lips when talking to you. His eyes may be bright and wide and his pupils dilated. This is a classic sign and he probably wants to do more than just look at you.
If he likes you, his eye brows may move up and down and his facial gestures will be attentive.
23) Want to really know him if he likes you? Ask him!
Stop endlessly wondering. If you really want to know if he likes you, ask him.
It’s not third grade, right? If he’s genuinely interested, he’ll tell you how he’s really feeling.
And if he’s not, then great. Now you know. You can move on with your life. After all, there’s plenty of fish in the sea.
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