Does He Like Me? – 23 Signs to Decode His Body Language

It’s tough to decipher the question, “does he like me?” Is his body language enough? How about his words? Here are the vital signs to know for sure.

Does He Like Me? - 18 Signs To Decode His Body Language

Have you been asking yourself, ‘does he like me’ more often lately? It’s tough to decipher the question, “does he like me?” Is his body language enough? How about his words? Here are the essential signs to know for sure.

However, this is easier said than done, especially when you really like someone you don’t know yet. It’s much easier to decipher the behavior and body language of a friend rather than a stranger, after all. [Read: How to tell if a guy who’s a friend is into 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. All guys’ body language is all the same, whether he’s a friend or a stranger. [Read: How do I know if he likes me if he won’t even speak to me?]

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. Also, you can always do something about him being a stranger *such as finding a way to be his friend!*

This way, you can better know if he likes you when you get to know him further. Just make sure not to end up in the friend zone! [Read: How to escape the friend zone: 13 actions that make you desirable]

What should you do if he does like you?

If he likes you, then that should be good news for you! Assuming that you also feel the same way, you should take your relationship further and start dating. Since you know that this isn’t unreciprocated love, you can start doing things to get to know one another better and take things to the next level.

Maybe you can get his number, initiate the first conversation, or even ask him to hang out. It’s the 21st century after all, and it’s no longer frowned upon when women make the first move!

If you’re asking yourself, “does he like me?” and the answer is a concrete yes, then it might be time to confess your feelings for him, just to let him know he’s not alone in his feelings. [Read: Does he or doesn’t he? 30 guaranteed signs he likes you]

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. 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 23 body language signs to read his mind. [Read: 30 circumstances when a guy may never ever like you]

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.

Even if you don’t know him that well, you can observe how easily he changes his behavior the minute he spots you in the same room as him. [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. These subtle glances are one of the apparent signs if you want to answer your question, “does he like me?”

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? A guy making eye contact is a pretty strong indicator that he likes you, given that eye contact is a very personal thing.

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

Body language is a very significant aspect when answering the question, “does he like me?” If his body is always positioned towards you, then he has feelings for 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.

5. He shows off a lot

Anyone would want to show off when it comes to the person they like *wouldn’t you?* 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. He’ll want to put his best foot forward when you’re around so that you can catch him doing being at his best.

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? Observe how close he tries to be to you whenever you’re around. Especially when he constantly finds unnecessary excuses to be around you, he might just be trying to let you know his feelings for you subtly. [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.

You see this in movies all the time and we assure you, this also happens in real life. If he can’t stare at you enough when he sees you, then he must like 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.

To answer the question of does he like me, if his first instinct is jealousy when you talk to another guy or flirt around, then it’s a clear yes.

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

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.

Why else would he smile to himself the minute he sees you enter the room? That’s a classic sign of a crush, right there! He might not know you yet, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t like you!

11. He tries to smooth talk you

The way he speaks with you is different from the way he talks to others. When a guy likes you, he’d speak more boldly with you or seem more interested in what you have to say.

If you notice that he speaks differently with you than with other people, then start wondering why this is the case. It might be because he’s trying to smooth talk his way to win your attention *and eventually, your heart!* [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. The answer to the question of does he like me has everything to do with how his friends act whenever he sees you.

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?

Guys are all about showing their masculine side when trying to impress a girl so this is mainly why he stands taller, chest out and all, whenever you’re around. 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. He might not even be aware he’s doing it because of his feelings for you, but his subconscious is clearly telling him to copy your movements. Remember, body language is the strongest indicator of his feelings for you, so watch closely.

15. The sexy grimace

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!

This is one way of flirting with you without using his words, so it’s a classic sign that he likes you! It’s really all about giving you that sexual gaze so you’ll notice him from across the room. [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.

He knows that physical appearance does matter in trying to impress the girl he likes, especially since you don’t know him well enough. In this case, his grooming is the best first impression he can give.

17. He asks about you

If you’ve been wondering, does he likes me? Then observe if he asks about you. 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. Especially when you happen to have a mutual friend, that this makes things easier for you! 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?

Is it fate or simply just him trying to come up with excuses to bump into you? It’s another classic sign he likes you and that he’s finding ways to innate a conversation! [Read: 9 sneaky ways to get a guy to ask you out]

19. He can’t stop laughing around you

This isn’t in a creepy way, but more of in an I’m-laughing-with-my-friends-hoping-you-notice-me kind of way. It’s kind of adorable when you think about it.

Especially if he’s usually a serious guy, but he laughs or smiles the minute you enter the room, that’s a classic move he has feelings for you. [Read: How to tell if he likes you: 19 subtle signs he just can’t hide]

20. He feels the need to be a hero

It might not specifically be to you, but maybe he’s more of a helper when you’re around. If you’re wondering does he like me, watch how he goes above and beyond the minute you enter the room.

Maybe it’s helping someone with specific projects or being a good friend all of a sudden. Of course, this could also be second nature to him, but what’s pushing him further is the need to impress you and for you to notice his admirable actions!

21. His body says everything

Does he lick his lips whenever you’re around? Or is his feet angled towards you? Does he blush when around you? These are all classic body language indicators that a guy likes you!

Believe it or not, body language really is everything when trying to figure out a guy’s feelings. [Read: Male body language: 24 subtle cues to instantly read his thoughts]

22. He acts nervous

Even if you don’t interact, it’s pretty easy to tell if a guy acts nervous. Watch for signs like finding something to fiddle with – maybe his phone, nails, or even his clothes. If you manage to talk with one another, he barely gets a complete sentence without stuttering. Nervous? Pretty much!

23. He adds you on your socials

What better way to know someone better than a glimpse of their social media account? If he’s added or followed you in any of your social media accounts, he might just like you! He wants to subtly stalk you and get to know you better, such as your hobbies and interests.

[Read: How to know if a guy likes you & 35 ways to make him like you more]

So, does he have feelings for you?

You’ll have a pretty strong indicator with his body language. This can tell you everything that words fail to do, especially since you barely know each other. Watch how his body is inclined towards you or how he’s always laughing around you. Those are examples of concrete body language that tell he likes you.

If you understand these 23 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. Body language will suffice more often than you realize. If most of these signs check out, why not make the first move and talk to him?

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