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How to Know if You Like a Guy: 15 Feelings You Can’t Fake

You’re confused. We’ve all been there. There’s a guy who you like. Maybe. Well, sort of. Well, you’re not sure. Here’s how to know if you like a guy.

how to know if you like a guy

You may not even notice your feelings for a guy. I mean, sometimes you’re so focused on someone else that you ignore what’s right in front of you. But there are some ways you can become aware of your feelings ahead of time. That way, you’ll be ahead of the game and able to figure out what you’ll do next.

How to know if you like a guy

There were times when I just realized my feelings, and of course, it ended up being too late – he went off with some other girl. But she was lame. Whatever. So, fear not, this is the fun part. We’ll tell you how to know if you like a guy for sure. Here are 15 signs that really count.

#1 If you’re thinking about him, you probably do. Come on, you know. If you’re wondering if you like a guy, you probably do – you’re just too scared to admit your feelings. Listen, if you’re scared, I get it, but it’s not healthy for you to deny your feelings.

Maybe you don’t want to like the guy. Well, the heart wants what it wants. So, accept the fact that you like him, and then decide from there on what you want to do. Don’t spend too much time thinking about whether you like him. If you’ve thought about it, then you like him. [Read: 19 sure signs of falling in love to watch out for]

#2 How often to do you think of him? Are you thinking of this guy every day? When you see something funny, is he the first person you want to share it with?

Well, honey, that’s not a coincidence. If he’s always on your mind, you need to re-evaluate your feelings for him, because he isn’t just a friend. This is a tell-tale sign when you are figuring out how to know if you like a guy.

#3 You can’t concentrate. There have been times when I spent my whole day thinking about that one guy – I would giggle to myself and casually creep his Facebook *it’s not creepy, it’s perfectly normal… right?*

If you find yourself unable to pay attention and stay focused, you obviously are experiencing strong feelings for this guy. I mean, what’s the other excuse for this? Exactly. [Read: How to stop obsessing over a guy you’re interested in]

#4 You don’t think about other guys. When people start developing serious feelings for someone, every other person seems to disappear. When I had my first boyfriend, I didn’t see anyone else but him. Were cute guys asking me out? Yes. But I didn’t even notice their looks, because I wasn’t interested.

That may be the case for you, and if it is, well, you have a serious case of the I-really-like-this-guy. You’ll survive it, trust me. This one is straight out of the handbook of how to know if you like a guy 101. [Read: Am in in love? 21 signs to decode that fuzzy feeling]

#5 You’re not a fan of other women around him. This is a classic sign. If you can feel your body getting warm and your face starting to twitch when you see your guy talking or flirting with another girl, you’re jealous.

I know this all too well. I would physically become red – not obvious at all, right? So, pay attention to your body’s reaction when you see your guy around other women. You may try to avoid the situation, however, your feelings will always show – at least to yourself.

#6 You’re excited to hear and/or see him. If you’re grinning at your phone whenever he texts you, well, aren’t you happy to hear from him, huh? Don’t worry, it’s cute and completely normal.

I would literally have butterflies in my stomach when my crush would text me. So, if your day brightens up every time he texts you, you obviously have some feelings for him. [Read: 15 classy ways to make a guy go crazy over you]

#7 You’re nervous around him. Sometimes, when you’re around the guy you like, you can’t be yourself. It’s hard. You want him to like you, so you get nervous when you have to talk.

I used to snort and stutter when I would talk to the guy I liked – yeah, very charming, I know. But it’s normal. If you want to learn how to know if you like a guy, this is a huge sign.

#8 You look a little more done up. Usually, when you like someone, you’ll invest the extra five minutes in fixing your hair or putting on some lip gloss. You want to attract and impress them.

So, if you’re not aware that you’re looking a little fancier than usual, it’s time to admit it. You’re looking this cute because of him. [Read: What do I do if I like someone who’s already taken?]

#9 You act differently. Maybe you used to chew with your mouth open or sit with your legs apart – I’m guilty of the latter. But when you’re around the guy, maybe you sit up a little straighter or act more positive.

Sometimes your change will not be for the positive. For example, he smokes so you start smoking. But for most situations, you simply end up acting more shy or giggly – that’s a pretty good sign.

#10 You’re thinking about the long term. It’s normal to daydream, but do you find yourself thinking seriously about you and this guy? Two years from now? Married? Children?

Okay, if you’re considering and imagining a future with this guy, you’re trying to see if he would be a suitable partner. Yeah, you don’t do that with someone you’re not interested in. [Read: 25 signs and qualities that make a guy a really good boyfriend]

#11 You spend more and more time with him. Usually, your weekends are spent hanging with your girls. But now, your Friday nights are spent with this guy and with every passing week, you’re spending more and more time with him.

If you’re going to pull the “we’re just friends” card, it’s time to wake up and smell the fresh air. You don’t invest your time with someone who you don’t like. If that was the case, you’d be hanging out with everyone. [Read: 9 sneaky surefire ways to get a guy to ask you out in a few days]

#12 You talk about him with your friends. How to know if you like a guy? Well, maybe you’re not realizing it, but you’ve probably mentioned him to your friends… oh, like over a hundred times. Which isn’t a bad thing, unless it’s all you talk about – you may seem a little boring to your friends. But in reality, you’re excited about this guy, why? Because you like him!

#13 You’re starting to like what he likes. If you’ve starting to watch UFC or soccer, it’s not because you’ve all of a sudden discovered how interesting it is. It’s all because of him.

This is a great way to get to know him and spend time with him, but it also shows you and him that you’re interested in his hobbies because… you like him!! [Read: 25 tips to look cute and melt any guys heart effortlessly]

#14 It’s about the little things. You remembered that he hates chocolate covered almonds but likes 3 marshmallows in his hot chocolate. Of course, you know these things.

Though his friends probably don’t even notice these small things, you do. Noticing the small, minor details of his life is a clear sign that you’re interested in him. If you didn’t care, you wouldn’t pay attention. [Read: 12 things guys look for in a girl besides her appearance]

#15 Emotional overload. You’re happy, then you’re sad. Then you’re jealous, then you ignore him. If you’re experiencing an emotional roller coaster, it may be because you’re trying to rationalize your feelings.
Having feelings for someone can be overwhelming, especially when you’ve never experienced it before. You’ll just have to accept your feelings, then, it’ll be easier. [Read: How to get a guy to notice you and fall for you]

Don’t overthink your emotions, it’ll only make you crazy. Instead, take a deep breath and take it easy. You already know the truth, you just have to accept it. And that’s how to know if you like a guy.

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Natasha Ivanovic
Natasha Ivanovic is an intimacy, dating, and relationship writer best known for her writings on Kiiroo, LovePanky, Post Pravda, and more. She's the creator and ...
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