Almost always, it’s extremely easy to find out if a guy likes you.
If he’s a friend or someone you speak with, all you need to watch out for is the way he behaves around you.
[Read: How to tell if a guy who’s a friend is into you]
On the other hand, if you’re crushing on a shy guy and want to know if he’s interested in you, you just need to give him the right opportunities to express his mind.
[Read: How do I know if he likes me if he won’t even speak to me?]
But what do you do when the guy involved is someone you don’t know yet?
What if you feel like a cute guy likes you, but yet, you aren’t too sure if he actually likes you?
Does he really like me?
Reading a guy’s mind is easy when he’s communicating with you.
But when he’s a shy guy or a guy you’ve not been introduced to yet, it gets trickier.
If a guy shows an interest in you but he’s not really your friend, you can only rely on your instincts to judge his intentions and find out if he truly likes you.
But if you learn to keep your eyes peeled when he’s around, all you need to do is watch his body language to find out if he’s got more than just friends on his mind.
Decoding a guy’s mind by watching his body language
Reading a guy’s body language can reveal whether he really likes you, or if he’s just bored and having a bit of fun to pass the time. [Read: 30 circumstances when a guy may never ever like you]
The next time you bump into him, sit near him or walk past him, pay close attention to his behavior. In all probability, you’ll have your answer in no time.
If the big does-he-like-me question rings in your mind all day and the suspense kills you just a little bit more each day, use these 18 body language signs to read his mind.
#1 He changes instantly. If a guy likes you or is interested in impressing you, his behavior will change almost instantly as soon as he sees that you’re around. If he’s laughing, he’ll suddenly sober down. Or if he’s sitting quietly, he may get loud or try to be the center of attention among his friends. [Read: 30 facts about guys that can help you read his mind]
#2 He feels what you feel. When a guy likes you, he’d always watch you from far away, especially when you’re with your own friends and oblivious to anyone else who’s around. If you’re laughing at a joke, turn around quickly and catch his eye immediately. You may just find him staring at you with a big smile plastered on his face because he’s probably laughing with you in his mind.
#3 The final eye contact. If you’re wondering if he likes you, watch out for this sign. Does he make eye contact with you just before he steps out of a room, no matter how occupied he is or who he’s with.
Big chances are, he wants to take one last look at you, and he’s secretly hoping you’re looking at him too so he can lock eyes with you, even if it’s just for one more second. [Read: 20 clear signs of attraction in a first conversation]
#4 He faces you. No matter where you sit down in an event or a gathering, you’d always find him positioning himself in a way that gives him a chance to stare at you directly without craning his neck. He may sit down facing you, or sit away from you at an angle, but no matter where he sits, you’ll see that he always has a clear view of you.
#5 He shows off a lot. He indulges in antics or does something funny when you’re around him. And he always looks at you first to see your reaction. It doesn’t matter if he’s playing a game, pulling a friend’s leg, or just hanging out in the cafeteria. If he does something eye catching, he’ll look for a sign to know that you noticed him in his moment of glory.
#6 He gets closer to you. When a guy likes you, he’d want to be in close proximity to you even if he doesn’t exchange a word with you. Does he stand next to you in an elevator? Does he walk closely past you even if there’s a lot of space around? He’s probably dying inside and hoping to hold you in his arms one day. [Read: 10 fun and sneaky ways to seduce a guy you don’t know]
#7 He stares a lot. Do you find this guy staring at you constantly? Or does he look away quickly as soon as you turn your head in his direction? These signs are big giveaways that show that a guy is interested in you.
#8 He gets annoyed. If you want to know if a guy likes you, try flirting with another guy when this guy is around. If he truly likes you, he may get annoyed watching you talking sweetly with another guy. And at times, he may even walk away.
#9 The contrasting gazes. Does this guy stare at you long and hard for a few seconds when he’s far away? On the other hand, does he get timid and completely avoid looking at you when he’s close by? He’s probably too shy to make a bold move, even though he likes you. [Read: 10 types of creepy guys you need to avoid talking to]
#10 He loves a surprise. Does the guy’s face light up with a happy grin as soon as he sees you out of the blue? If a guy likes you and suddenly sees you when he least expects to see you, he would involuntarily smile widely to himself. All you need to do is watch his expression to read the sign.
#11 He tries to smooth talk you. The way he speaks with you is different from the way he speaks to others. When a guy likes you, he’d speak more boldly with you or seem more interested in what you have to say. He uses a deeper voice to show off his masculinity even if he’s only asking you to pass the ketchup. [Read: The right way to talk to a guy and make him like you]
#12 He’s a tease. This is a completely obvious giveaway and an obvious sign to find out if a guy is smitten by you already. When you walk into the same room where he’s hanging out with his friends, keep your eyes peeled and watch the behavior of his friends.
If his friends glance towards him, punch him in the arm or even smile at him, he’s probably getting teased by his friends because you’re around.
#13 He stands tall. When a guy likes a girl, he would want to show off his best side to the girl. Does the guy stand up straight or stiffen up when you walk past him? He’s probably instinctively trying to show off his best physical assets to you with the hope of impressing you.
#14 He copies your movements. If you’re sitting across a guy you like, you’d instinctively copy his behavior without even realizing it. If he sits back, you’d sit back. If he takes a sip of water, so will you. It’s the same way with guys too. When a guy likes you, he’d start to copy your behavior too, and he won’t even realize he’s doing it.
#15 The sexy grimace. When a guy stares at you and likes you, his intention isn’t just to get an eyeful of you. He also wants to impress you with his intense, sexual gaze. When the guy stares at you, take a quick glance at him to read his body language. If he rubs his chin or his face slowly, or if he clenches his jaws and stares at you with a macho expression, chances are, he’s trying to *look cool* for you! [Read: 10 subtle eye contact flirting moves that always work]
#16 He likes it groomed. Does this guy look like he’s groomed himself just moments before you walk into the room? If a guy’s constantly worried about his appearance or tries to be on his best behavior each time you’re around, he’s definitely trying to make a good impression on you.
#17 He asks about you. When a guy likes a girl, he can’t help but try to find out more about the girl by asking around. Did any of your friends tell you that this guy was asking about you or trying to know more about you? You’ve hit the nail here. This guy is surely smitten by you, and wants to get to know you in a more-than-just-friends kind of way. [Read: 30 subtle, obvious and sexy flirting tips to make any guy like you]
#18 You bump into him often. Bumping into someone you know now and then could be a matter of sheer coincidence. But what would you feel if you keep bumping into the same guy in different places all the time? It could be fate arm twisting you into getting to know him. Or the timid guy is keeping an eye on you and waiting for the perfect opportunity to walk up to you and say hello.
[Read: 9 sneaky ways to get a guy to ask you out]
If you understand these 18 does-he-like-me signs, you don’t always need to wait for a guy to ask you out to know that he likes you. Sometimes, all you need to do is watch his body language and read the signs when he’s around you.
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