You meet guys all the time. But do you really know the signs of attraction from a guy?
Occasionally, you may meet someone who seems more than just friendly. And while you may not notice it, his overenthusiastic nature may just be his way of letting you know he’s attracted to you.
Now, all girls know that guys fall for a girl a lot faster than girls fall for a guy. So, there’s a good chance that quite a few guys have been infatuated with you in the very first conversation.
And more often than not, there’s an even bigger chance that you didn’t really realize that a guy was chatting you up and trying to hide his feelings for you at the same time. [Read: How men really fall in love and the stages they go through before committing]
Do you want to know the signs of attraction that all guys give away, subtly or directly, each time they like a girl and are talking to her? Use these signs of attraction to tell if a guy likes you or figure out if a guy’s got more than just friends on his mind.
A sign or two is excusable, but the more the signs that crop up, the bigger the odds that he’s smitten by you!
Does he ask you personal questions in the very first conversation?
If he does, there’s a big chance that he’s attracted to you and wants to make sure you’re available before he wears his heart on his sleeve. [Read: How to attract men – the irresistible secrets no one ever seems to talk about]
If he asks you about your boyfriend or anything overly personal on the relationship front during a first conversation, he’s totally into you already.
Sometimes, a guy who likes you in the very first conversation may try too hard to please you.
If he’s overly concerned about you and constantly asks you if you’re feeling fine or whether there’s something he can get for you or do for you, it’s a sure sign of a guy who’s trying hard to please you.
A lot! Every now and then, does he look for excuses to touch you? [Read: When a guy touches you on a body part – how to decode his intentions]
Does he hold on to a hug for longer than necessary or do his fingers linger on you more than required? That’s definitely one of the signs of attraction from a guy.
Let’s face it, compliments are rather personal, especially if they’re intimate in nature. Does this guy you’re speaking with for the first time compliment your dress or your smile? This guy wants to make it very clear that he’s falling for you.
If you’re in the middle of a conversation with a guy and you catch him smiling and blushing a lot for no apparent reason, it’s probably because he’s wetting his pants in excitement just to talk to you! [Read: 34 things that sexually excite a guy as soon as he sees a girl]
Does this guy end any distractions like a phone call or an accidental bump into his friend on the street really quickly?
If he ignores everything and everyone else and focuses completely on you, he may want every second he spends with you to count.
When a guy’s infatuated with you, he can’t help but involuntarily stare deep into your eyes. If he gazes deeply or his eyes widen and brighten up, he’s obviously really happy to talk to you. [Read: How to talk to a guy – 34 tips to sweet talk him and leave him mesmerized]
Does he talk a lot more when there are other guys around you, or does he indulge in antics just to get your attention?
If a guy likes you and finds that you’re getting distracted by some other guy, he’ll try anything to win your attention back.
Does he show off his protective streak when he’s with you?
If he tries to look out for any danger in its own little ways, he’s trying to subconsciously let you know that he wants to be your protector – one of the biggest signs of attraction from a guy! [Read: The damsel in distress and why all men find her so irresistible]
Does he agree with everything you say? Or does he excitedly nod his head each time you say you like something and say “me too!”?
A guy who likes you will intuitively try to find common ground to prove that both of you are compatible.
You may have just been introduced to this guy through a friend and it may be your first conversation. [Read: 23 intense signs of unspoken mutual attraction between two people]
But, if he says something like, “So… when am I gonna see you again…?” there’s a pretty big chance that he’s already knee-deep in infatuation.
Guys who get overfriendly on the first conversation can sometimes seem creepy. But, if a guy likes you, he’ll try his best to pretend that both of you are best friends just to make you feel comfortable hanging out with him.
Does he ask you what you’re up to over the weekend or the next day?
If a guy asks you these kinds of questions in the first conversation, there’s a good chance he wants to hang out with you again really soon. [Read: 21 signs he wants you bad and is irresistibly attracted to you]
Now, all guys may not talk about your boyfriend or your relationship status directly. It’s obviously rude and personal, and they know that. But does he beat around the bush to coax answers out of you?
Does he ask you about your recent vacations or the last few movies you’ve watched and with whom? These are subtle and discreet ways to bring any boyfriend out of the closet. [Read: Do you have a boyfriend? Clever ways to answer this question]
One of the biggest signs of attraction is a guy’s urge to stretch the conversation.
Does he ask you to join him in the cafeteria or a coffee shop for a while since “both of you have a bit of time to spare”? If he looks for ways to stretch your first conversation, he’s definitely got something flirty in his mind.
Does he ask you for your phone number or social media handle within a few minutes of talking to each other? [Read: The stages of a new relationship to define your budding romance]
He’s obviously pushing his luck because he doesn’t want to lose the connection. If he looks for ways to stay in touch via phone numbers or social media, he’s definitely interested in getting to know you better.
He gets in touch with you within a day or two, or drops a DM on Instagram or a text just to say “hi.”
While this is just a friendly gesture, it can border on a crush if he constantly tries to get in touch or leaves a message more than a few times a day. [Read: Why men like a chase and how to use it in your favor]
He gets aggressive or angry if another guy tries to make him look bad or pulls his leg in front of you. [Read: What is a cock block and why some people love cock blocking guys]
He slips in details *and humbly brags* about himself and his achievements every now and then, until he thinks he’s impressed you. He may be discreet or even blatant, just as long as he can convince you that he’s a great guy.
If a guy makes it clear to you that he’s single in the very first conversation you have with him, it’s one of the biggest signs of attraction for a guy.
Why would a guy tell you he doesn’t have a girlfriend unless he wants you to fill that slot? [Read: Does he like me? 23 signs to decode his body language]
If your apartment needs painting, he asks if he can help. Or if you need your oil changed, but you don’t know where to go, he will help you. He’s always looking for ways to make your life better and for you to see him as your “hero.”
Some people don’t like being teased, but lots of times guys tease the girls they like.
Think about it – it’s like they are on the playground as a kid and pulling a girl’s ponytail to get her attention. Many guys see teasing as a form of affection. [Read: What does “babe” mean when it comes from someone you like?]
As they say, “the eyes are the windows to the soul.” Eye contact can be very intimate. So, if you find that he is steadily looking into your eyes during every conversation, then he is definitely fixated on you.
Another one of the signs of attraction from a guy is that he texts you a lot. When a guy is interested in you, he wants to stay in contact because he doesn’t want you to forget about him.
He’d rather have you talk to him than other guys, so he thinks texting you a lot will keep him in the front of your mind. [Read: How often should a guy text if he likes you and other texting secrets]
He never ever waits too long to respond to your texts. He is always eager to hear from you and will text you back right away.
Even if he’s at work or otherwise engaged, he will at least text back saying, “Hey you! I’m so glad you texted… I’m with a customer right now, but I’ll get right back to you!”
You might have had a conversation over text the other day about how you wanted to get new wine glasses for your apartment. [Read: Does my guy friend like me? 15 signs he’s crushing on you]
Not only did he remember that, but he randomly shows up with a gift for you *wine glasses!* because he knew you wanted them.
Whenever you post anything – especially a photo of yourself – he is one of the first people to comment. And if he’s calling you beautiful or hot, that’s even more of a huge sign of attraction from the guy.
Maybe you had a conversation where you were telling him about your grandpa who passed away when you were 12. [Read: Does he like me? 101 subtle signs and body language clues guys can’t hide]
Or, you confided in him about a bully named Jed when you were a kid. If he recollects even the most subtle details you share with him and brings them up, then he probably likes you.
If you’re out at a restaurant, he will sit as close to you as he can. He probably wants to sit on the same side of the booth with you, but he might refrain from getting that close.
But whether it’s on a bench or couch, he makes an attempt to sit as close as he can. [Read: 26 very obvious signs a man is attracted to you sexually and wants you bad]
If you two are part of the same friend group, he will make sure he tries his best to talk to you one-on-one. And if he seems to do this all the time, this is one of the big signs of attraction from this guy.
He always wants to be with you. It doesn’t matter what you do together, he is frequently asking you to do something with him.
It could be hiking in the woods or seeing a movie. Regardless, he finds excuses to see you as often as he can. [Read: 25 signs a guy friend is falling for you even if he’s trying to hide it]
He might be a shy kind of guy. And if he is, he might act awkward or nervous when he talks to you.
Being around someone you like and are attracted to can make someone act like that. [Read: How to ask someone if they like you without embarrassing yourself]
If you know the same people, then he will ask your friends for details about you. He’ll ask if you’re single, or if you want a boyfriend.
He’ll ask what your favorite food or cocktail is. If he’s fishing for the smallest bits of information, he likes you. [Read: How to subtly ask a guy if he likes you without making it obvious]
In today’s world, not a lot of people actually call someone anymore. Usually, they communicate via text or social media.
So, if he picks up the phone to call you, he wants to hear your voice. This takes a lot more effort, and that’s a very good sign he’s attracted to you. [Read: How guys text when they like you – 28 things they do differently]
When he talks to you, if he is saying things like, “Have you ever been to New York?” And if you say no, he might say, “Wow, we should go together sometime!”
If he’s suggesting things for you to do together in the future, then he definitely wants you in it.
Now that you know the signs of attraction from a guy, you have figured out that he is attracted to you. And you have even gone out a few times and are starting to form a relationship.
To help you cope with the confusion of early love, it’s best to try and figure out where you stand. Of course, you don’t want to ask the guy outright. [Read: 15 super-sneaky and fun ways to get a guy to ask you out and make him think it’s his idea]
We’re not suggesting you do. Instead, look closely for signs he’s caught feelings for you. Then, feel your way from there!
The first few months of any new relationship can be confusing. Is it even a relationship?
You’re not sure whether you’re exclusive, and you don’t want to ask. You’re not sure if this is going anywhere, but you’re terrified to even drop hints. [Read: New relationship advice to have a perfect start]
Do you ever want to fast-forward past those first few months and get to the comfortable stuff?
Let’s be honest, as confusing as those first few months are, they’re pretty exciting too! Full of mystery, allure, can’t keep your hands off each other fun.
But once you’ve been together a few years you might find yourself thinking back wistfully about those fun first few months! [Read: 20 cutest, adorably awkward moments in a new relationship]
Some of these signs of attraction from a guy are more obvious than others. It’s important that you look for more than one, perhaps two or three signs and you’re on solid ground. So, how many of these signs he’s catching feelings can you tick off your list?
Let’s be honest, if he’s staring at you in a cute kind of way, that’s a clear sign this boy has budding feelings for you.
Of course, there is cute staring and altogether weird staring. Hopefully, it’s the former, and not the latter! [Read: Prolonged eye contact while flirting – what it means and how to do it]
But eye contact is usually a great sign to see how he feels about you. If you are sharing long eye gazes, well, it looks like he’s smitten.
Hopefully, he’s not telling them anything unnecessary, but if you meet his friends and they know your job, favorite TV show, etc., he’s been gushing to them about how wonderful you are. Definitely one of the signs he’s catching feelings! [Read: 15 sweet gestures that express love without words]
If someone texts you, it is because they thought of you. It could be because they want to tell you something in particular.
But, if you’re receiving “just because” texts, that’s a sign that this guy can’t get you out of his mind! [Read: How to tell if a guy is into you – 22 hints he just can’t hide]
Let’s be honest, most guys have many friends. They only have to click their fingers and they come running. Now, if this guy is choosing to spend his spare time with you, that’s a great sign.
Of course, he shouldn’t spend all his time with you, but if you’re noticing him spending more and more of his downtime by your side, you’re onto a winner!
There is a difference between kissing someone and really kissing someone. If there is definite passion behind his kisses then he’s trying to communicate his feelings nonverbally. [Read: 15 types of kisses and how to decipher the truth behind each kiss]
If you feel the same, pick up the pace and show him how much you care in return!
Does he touch your arm randomly, play with your hair, stroke your face, etc.? He’s finding excuses to touch you because he just can’t believe his luck.
If he’s pretty cuddly and touchy-feely, that is one of the signs he’s catching feelings, for sure. However, don’t be upset if he’s not doing this. Some guys just aren’t tactile, and that’s fine too. [Read: 22 subtle ways to touch a guy and turn him on during a date and in bed]
Did you tell him a funny but insignificant story about something that happened when you were a child? If he remembers it a few weeks down the line, that’s a great sign!
Simply remembering small details about you means that he’s paying attention.
When you’re apart for more than a night or so, he messages you simply to tell you that he misses you. A big sign he’s catching feelings! [Read: Relationship mistakes new couples make all the time]
Someone who doesn’t care isn’t going to bother sending this type of text and will stick to regular chat instead. If he says he misses you, he’s got feelings coming his way!
Now, we should point out that there is a difference between subtly showing other guys that you’re with him and controlling behavior.
If you’re noticing him holding your hand when you’re out and about, standing a little closer when there are other guys around, and small details like this, that’s a great sign. [Read: Define the relationship – 30 signs it’s time to DTR and how to talk about it]
It basically tells other guys “this one’s taken.” On the other hand, if he’s being controlling and asserting firm ownership, you should probably let this one go and find someone a little more respectful.
This is definitely one of the signs of attraction from a guy. Most guys are talking to a few other girls at the same time. This is normal for a single guy.
However, if you’re the only one he’s talking to in a flirty kind of way, that’s one of the big signs he’s catching feelings. [Read: What guys look for in a girl – 26 things men like more than appearance]
What you need to think about now is whether you’re talking to anyone else or not too. Remember, it works both ways!
If your guy is happy to be a little vulnerable from time to time around you, e.g. he doesn’t mind talking about his feelings a little, then he’s certainly serious about you.
Generally speaking, guys don’t talk about how they feel with just anyone. They have to trust you first of all. [Read: What does it mean to be vulnerable – 15 ways you can open up more]
If his guard drops around you, even if it’s only occasionally, that’s a great sign. In this case, be sure to listen, don’t laugh, and be supportive.
Let him know that you’re there if he wants to talk about anything. Sometimes just listening and being a gentle presence in his life is enough to get him to open up even more.
We’re not suggesting he’ll talk about weddings and the like, but if you notice him talking about the future in any way, and reflects the two of you together, that’s a definite sign. [Read: Definitive signs it is time for the relationship talk]
It might be a comment meant as a joke or a serious comment. It doesn’t matter. The fact is, guys don’t mention the future with just anyone!
If you need help with your groceries, he helps you. If you have a plumbing problem in your apartment, he’ll come to fix it.
He wants to help you. If he didn’t like you, he wouldn’t help you. These small acts show he cares on a deeper level. [Read: 17 gestures that are louder than words when it comes to love]
He secretly wants to be your personal hero, so when you call and ask him to help you with something, he’s likely to come running.
Sure, he might huff and puff about it a little, but he doesn’t mean it! He secretly loves it.
One of the signs he’s caught feelings? He calls you to tell you when something good happened. Whenever something happens in life, you want to call the person you’re closest to. [Read: 15 sweet ways to make a guy feel needed and wanted]
If he chooses to call you and tell you about it, it’s because he loves to share things with you. That’s a great sign!
Sure, you’re probably having all the sex, but is that everything your relationship is about? If it’s not, that’s one of the signs he’s caught feelings.
If he’s happy to sit on the couch and cuddle, kiss, or just stroke your hair, that means things are progressing nicely. [Read: Just sex? Reasons why sex can never really be just sex]
We don’t tend to tell people things about ourselves willy-nilly. We often wait until there’s an emotional connection and a sense of trust.
If he’s opening up to you and telling you things that he’s not telling other people, that means he trusts you and he feels comfortable sharing his secrets with you.
This is an odd sign of attraction from a guy for sure, but sometimes guys can act a little strange when they start to catch feelings for someone. [Read: How to understand the differences between men and women]
It takes them back for a second, makes them feel vulnerable, and it can take some getting used to. Let him get it out of his system, it’s actually a good sign!
Don’t worry, different is good! He’s telling you that he feels differently about you than the others he’s dated. That’s great news because all his other relationships failed, so if he feels differently that means yours may not!
When you’re happy or you’re around someone who makes you happy, you can’t help but smile. [Read: Lust vs. love – signs you’re feeling lust and not love]
One of the signs he’s catching feelings is when he can’t help but have a grin on his face for no reason whatsoever. No, he’s not crazy, he’s just falling head over heels for you.
When you first start dating, you want to do things all the time. Every date has to be special and carefully planned out.
However, when things settle down, you don’t mind doing low-key things together. If he’s happy to just chill on the couch, not really doing anything much at all, that means he’s simply comfortable being with you.
There’s something seriously confidence-boosting to be told you’re amazing on a regular basis! [Read: Ways you can be a high-value woman he’ll never want to leave]
One of the signs he’s caught feelings is when he always tells you how great you are and how much he loves spending time with you. Lap it up and let it boost your feel-good factor!
When you spend a lot of time around someone, you start to pick up on their subtle habits. If he’s doing this and he seems to completely embrace it, it’s because it’s like having a small part of you around at all times. It’s cute!
He doesn’t just hear your words, he really listens. He’s not staring at his phone when you’re talking to him. Instead, he’s looking at you, really listening to the conversation. [Read: 19 subtle signs a guy just can’t hide if he likes you]
This is a sign that he not only respects you, but he sees you as someone important. Plus, being an active listener is always a good quality in a person.
When he tells you he’s going to do something, he does it. He isn’t playing games with you. He just does what he says.
Usually, when a guy is playing you, he’ll commit to something but never carry out the actions. This is because he doesn’t really care. But if he does what he says he’s going to do, he respects you. Read: Is he attracted to you? 16 giveaways to watch out for]
People have busy lives. He’s probably working or going to school, so he doesn’t have a lot of free time. But the free time he does have, he makes sure it’s spent on you.
No one would give their time to people they don’t like – no one. He has friends and family he could see, but he chose to see you.
No, he doesn’t need to buy you a new car or expensive jewelry. But he’ll bring you something small, something he thought you’d like. Maybe it’s a record of your favorite band or frozen yogurt. [Read: 18 clues to decode a guy’s body language when he really likes you]
If he likes you, he’ll make these small gestures. It basically shows that he’s thinking of you when you’re not there, and that’s pretty sweet, right?
When someone loves another person, they focus on making them happy. If he isn’t trying to make you happy, then he’s probably not into you.
This is called compassionate love and it’s healthy in a relationship. If you’re feeling down and he cooks you dinner as a surprise, he cares about you. This is one of the most important signs of attraction from a guy. [Read: Understanding the feelings that best describe true love]
Listen, just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you’re not gross. Women aren’t perfect angels when it comes to hygiene. Maybe you leave your dirty underwear on the floor or you pick your nose.
Usually, he would be grossed out by this, but he doesn’t seem to be bothered when you do it. [Read: Signs you’re getting too comfortable with each other]
Maybe you’re a rock climber or you go sailing on the weekend. He’s never done those things before, but he’s willing to now that he’s met you.
A man who’s falling for you will want to share his life with you. He’ll want to get into your world and vice versa. That’s one of the major signs he’s slowly falling for you, especially if he’s doing things that are out of his comfort zone.
In the beginning, you’re probably trying to hide your weirdness. But, of course, you can’t hide that part of you forever. It’s the best part! [Read: 15 weird questions to ask a guy to show off your fun and goofy side]
Everyone has weird quirks that make them unique. Some people may not like your weirdness, but he does. In fact, he can’t get enough of it.
You don’t need to be side-by-side to talk. He makes sure to send you good morning texts, and that you’re aware he’s around. He wants to keep the communication flowing back and forth.
He wouldn’t do that if he wasn’t into you. It’s as simple as that, and it’s one of the signs he’s slowly falling for you. [Read: How to keep a text conversation going when you have nothing to say]
When he talks to you about an important topic, he asks for your opinion. Firstly, this shows he respects your opinion, and secondly, it shows what you say matters to him.
He wants you to know what’s going on in his life because he sees you in it long-term.
When you’re in a bad mood or feeling sick, he shows concern. He asks you if you’re okay or if you need anything.
This is one of the clearest signs that he’s falling for you hard and really cares about you. [Read: 18 signs a man is emotionally attached to you & ready to get closer]
If he didn’t, he would just tell you to feel better and wait a couple of days to text you.
Now, this is a big step. You know this is a big step. Meeting the family isn’t something casual. He’s showing you to the people closest to him.
He wants them to meet his potential partner and see what they have to say. He’s falling for you. [Read: How to charm your boyfriend’s parents when you meet them for the first time]
A guy who gets jealous when you speak to another guy or when someone shows you attention must have feelings for you. If that wasn’t the case, he wouldn’t be bothered, right?
If another guy talks to you and you notice that he’s balling his fists up or looking annoyed, he’s having an attack of the green-eyed monster! Ask yourself why he reacts this way. [Read: 17 big signs of a jealous & possessive boyfriend]
Not all guys are into PDA, but most won’t mind holding hands or a gentle kiss on the cheek in public. If you’re with a guy who’s quite happy to show the world that you’re with him, you’re golden.
It could also be that he’s very keen to show you off and let everyone know that you’re taken! He wouldn’t do that if he didn’t care.
Being Instagram official doesn’t matter to a lot of people, but to some it does. If a guy doesn’t mind having photos of the two of you on his profiles, he’s happy to tell the world about you.
Again, a guy doesn’t do that if he doesn’t care or want you in his life. [Read: Facebook official relationship – is your guy ready for it?]
Let’s say he arranged to meet his friends to watch a game, but you’re not feeling so great and need some company. He might cancel on his friends and stay with you.
Or perhaps he had plans but you suggested something and he likes the sound of it better. Basically, he’s sacrificing something for you because he wants to be around you.
If he has a bad day or he’s struggling with a decision, he might tell you about it or ask for your advice. That’s one of the signs that he’s falling for you hard. [Read: 18 secrets to get a man to open up, communicate and understand you]
A guy doesn’t tend to spill his heart out to people he doesn’t care about. Remember to listen and give him the best advice you can.
Whether you’re there or not, he’s not going to let anyone badmouth you or do anything that would upset you. He’s basically your protector and will always stick up for you.
It shows that he cares for you and respects you. A guy who does this is not only crushing hard, but he’s falling hard too. [Read: Key differences – protective boyfriend or controlling boyfriend?]
This is a big one. Like meeting the family, guys don’t introduce a girl into their friendship and partner circle unless it’s serious.
If he wants you to be friendly with the partners of his best bros, that means he sees you sticking around for a long time to come.
He might not say the L word yet, but he’ll clearly let you know that he’s feeling something for you. Make sure you tell him how you feel back and don’t leave him hanging! [Read: 25 signs he loves you even if he doesn’t say it out loud]
People just don’t say this out of thin air. If he tells you he loves you, well, this isn’t even a sign. It’s more than a sign – it’s the answer.
It takes a lot for a man to tell someone he loves them. So, if he says this to you, and you feel it’s true, it probably is.
As you can see, guys are a lot easier to read than we give them credit for. Watch for these signs of attraction from a guy rather than his words, and don’t try to overthink or analyze everything. [Read: 18 signs to decode his body language and know if he likes you]
But when a guy starts showing you signs he’s catching feelings, approach with caution. Let’s face it, not all guys find it easy to open up and be vulnerable.
Looking for these signs means that you can feel your way and help you to relax into it, without the constant need for clarification. [Read: How to spot physical signs of love and say goodbye to guessing games]
When these signs come your way, and you feel the same way, be sure to reflect them back and show your affection too.
Putting up a wall because you’re confused about where you stand isn’t going to steer the relationship past these confusing first few months. Be open with your own feelings too.
[Read: The smitten signs that say your boyfriend is in love with you]
At times, he may tell you straight out that he likes you. But if you’re looking for subtle signs of attraction from a guy, these signs are all you need and more!
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