25 Surefire Signs That Tell You If a Guy Likes You

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When a guy is into you, there’s no hiding it. You’ll just know! However, if you’re clueless, here’s a list of signs that tell you if a guy likes you.

So with no further ado, here’s the list:

#1 He comes up to you. Whether in a bar, club, café, in a crowd, or in the office, a guy who likes you will find a way to approach you and get closer to you. If he comes up to you and initiates conversation, he either wants to hit on you or is really digging you.

#2 He leans in. You can tell if a guy likes you just by observing his body language. If he leans in while you talk to him, even if he can hear you perfectly well, then that’s a cue. He just wants to be close to you, and his leaning in shows that you have his undivided attention. [Read: Does he like you? 18 body language cues he just can’t hide]

#3 He completely ignores you. On the opposite spectrum of subtle attraction is the “playing hard to get” act that many guys play. While there are those who wear their hearts on their sleeves, there are also those who would rather play it cool.

#4 He acts disinterested. Another strategy guys use is acting like they’re not interested in you. You may try to ask him some random question and he’ll just lazily lean back and give you a short answer. Mixed signals like this are a sign that he’s trying to hide an attraction. It is when guys are neutral that they really are not into you.

#5 His body is turned towards you. Even when he’s on the other side of the room talking to his friends, you’ll know the guy is into you when his body is turned towards you. His feet or his chest may be pointed your way, and this could mean that he is highly aware of you even if he doesn’t seem to show it.

#6 No such thing as “free.” Whether it’s insisting to pay for your drink, cover your bill, or just take you out for coffee, if it’s on him, there’s obviously some strings attached. It may just be a few cups of coffee on random days, or just a cocktail at a bar, but these little things add up. [Read: Is he attracted to you? 16 giveaways to watch out for]

#7 What are your digits? If a guy comes up to you and ends up asking for your number, then that’s just it, he likes you. He may think up some reason to get your number with a clever pickup line, or just ask you outright. Either way, he just wants to have a way to keep in touch with you… and maybe even finally ask you out.

#8 Social stalker? He adds you on Facebook and follows you on all your other social media accounts. This is because he wants to know what you’re like, the things you’re up to, and maybe if you have things in common. Extra points if he’s liking and commenting on all your posts like an avid social media fan!

#9 He’s checking you out. Not only is he checking you out on social media, he is also checking you out in real life. Guys are just naturally wired to be drawn to your assets. So if you catch him following you with his eyes as you walk away, or sneaking a glance at your boobs while you talk to him, that just means he likes what he sees. [Read: 13 lusty signs of sexual attraction you need to keep an eye on]

#10 Eye contact. Of course, it’s not just about your body. Does he look at your eyes or stare at you a little more lingeringly? Check out his pupils, too, because if his pupils are slightly dilated, then that’s a primal sign that he’s attracted to you.

#11 Self-conscious squirrel. If a guy talks to you and you feel some sort of tension or awkwardness when the conversation stops, it’s a good sign. He might be thinking about what to say next that will impress you. He might also be overly critical of how he comes across to you, and he will also try to fix his hair, straighten his shirt, square his shoulders, and stand a bit taller—in short, he’ll preen himself.

#12 Mr. Smiley Face. If he smiles a lot, especially when you look at each other or when you’re around, he’s undoubtedly into you.

#13 Boyfriend? Now this is a giveaway. If a guy approaches you and your conversation ends up with his asking if you have a boyfriend, whether indirectly or explicitly, then you know he’s interested. [Read: 20 unmistakable signs your friend is crushing on you]

#14 Yes. Yes. Yes. Admit it, there’s nothing that can make you happier than someone who just agrees with everything you say. After all, you’re always right, right? While he may disagree with you in some areas as a way of having fun with you, a real indication that he likes you is when he always takes your side in every discussion or argument.

#15 No phones, just you. If you meet a guy who likes you, he’ll forget about everything around him, even his phone. Even if someone calls him or if he gets a notification, you can be sure that he’s enjoying your company if he ignores his phone.

#16 Random chats. He initiates online conversations with a cutesy emoji or a witty opening line. And this is out of the blue and very frequently. If the guy does that to you, then you know he was thinking about you during those times and wants to get your attention. [Read: 14 ways to know for sure if a guy is flirting with you]

#17 Such a tease. A guy who likes you might also do his best to get your attention by teasing you. Trying to make you laugh is one of the best signs that he likes you. It’s like another form of flirting.

#18 Complimentary. Guys rarely notice or even compliment girls they aren’t interested in. So if he gives you something as simple as a “You did a good job!” then he probably likes you.

#19 Touchy-feely. Unless he is a plain pervert, a guy who likes you can’t get his hands off you. He guides you to your seat, opens doors for you while holding your elbow, briefly touches your hand or arm while talking to you, and just touches you in any way that he can. [Read: 20 types of physical touches and what each touch means]

#20 Alone time. A guy who likes you will want to be alone with you. Whether he’s a long-time friend, an officemate, or a guy you’ve just met, he’ll likely ask you to change venues and go somewhere more quiet or private where you can both talk and get to know each other better.

#21 He’s in the area. If he suddenly texts or calls you up to ask you for a quick coffee/lunch/dinner just because he’s in the area, it’s obviously just another way he’s come up with to spend time with you.

#22 Nick a name. A guy who likes you can’t help but be so endeared to you that he’ll give you a nickname. Often, he’ll think up something that surprisingly matches your personality, or will get an idea from some story you just told. Whatever it is, it’s one way to get your attention.

#23 Mr. Nice Guy. If you work with the guy, you can tell that he’s into you if he’s going out of his way to help you out with work. He’s also a little nicer to you, especially if he’s your boss. However, the opposite is also possible, because they are just like that. [Read: 7 things nice guys do that girls mistake for flirting]

#24 The smallest things. Since a guy who likes you pays close attention to you, he will also remember every little detail about you. He’ll even delve deeper into the things you say just to get to know you better. If he brings up something you said from before, or if he remembers what you wore, it’s most likely because he likes you.

#25 What he says. If a guy comes up to you and tells you “I like you,” then nothing else is more obvious than that. Just tune in on his tone and facial expressions to see just how much he likes you. Does he just want to hook up with you, or is he looking for something more serious?

[Read: 17 reasons why a guy who likes you isn’t asking you out yet]

As a woman you’ve got this thing called women’s intuition that tells you if something’s not right. This same intuition can also be greatly helpful in determining if a guy genuinely likes you. Aside from the tips above, you can easily pick up on the signals that tell you for sure if a guy likes you.

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  • sure

    For most guys, just showing interest in conversation is a big one. Looking/Staring into your eyes is a big hint. Smiling a lot is another big one. Also, my buddy likes to show off in front of other guys to prove he is the “Alpha” of the group, only to get shut down when we steal his thunder or call him out on it. If I like someone, I usually just start a conversation and try to get information out of you like things you like, what your currently doing, etc while keeping eye contact and smiling a lot.

  • Jeff

    If he’s being nice enough to you to be considered a friend or as a family member might, he’s probably into you. Basically, the spare time investment will hopefully pay off. I don’t have any clue as to how to flirt…so I organized a party, told my current SO I wanted an excuse to ask her out but couldn’t think of one and organized a party, and we’ve been together ever since. Our friends thought it was one of the lamest dates ever, but I didn’t know her really well and I wanted her to be comfortable with people she liked around so we could talk outside of work. She appreciated the thought. I asked everyone to bring a dish for four people or more, she brought a box of blueberry eggo waffles, a jar of jif peanut butter, and syrup. Blueberry waffles with jif peanut butter and syrup are one of my favorite things to this day.

  • DJ Anderson

    EGB, you are perfect and I do love you. Take a chance.