17 Signs He Likes You More than a Friend and Wants to Ask You Out

signs he likes you more than a friend

He may know all the signs when it comes to us, but what about the signs he gives off? Can you tell the signs he likes you more than a friend?

We’ve all been through this. I mean, if you’ve ever had a crush on a guy, you’ve already analyzed the hell out of him. Who their friends are, what they did last night, what it means when he smiles – we’re all guilty of it. I remember having crushes on guys and finding out what their class schedule was just so I could walk by them. Yeah, I know, whatever. I’m not the only one.

17 signs he likes you more than a friend

You’ve maybe even sat with your friends, describing what he said or the song he posted on Facebook – which is all fine and dandy. But what are the actual signs he likes you more than a friend? Because, you know, if you just pay attention, you’ll be able to spot the signs right away. So keep your eyes open for these common signs.

#1 It’s all in the body. If you don’t like someone, you’re not going to cozy up to them or lean into them. If anything, you want to be seated as far away as possible from them. So, the same thing goes for guys. If they’re facing you and leaning towards you, they want to be close to you. [Read: 20 unmistakable signs your friend is crushing on you]

#2 He looks at you. Not because you have spinach stuck in your teeth, but he looks in your eyes while you’re talking. If he’s not interested, he’ll probably be staring off into the distance or at another girl. That doesn’t show interest… eye contact shows interest.

#3 He doesn’t shy from body contact. If you touch him, he doesn’t flinch and tenses up. Instead, he’s relaxed and is embracing all the extra physical contact he’s getting from you. If he’s into you, he’ll never shy away from touching you, or you touching him. That’s what they’ve wanted this whole time. [Read: Is he attracted to you? 16 giveaways to watch out for]

#4 He initiates. If he likes you, he’ll ask you out, he’ll message you, he’ll be the one to start things. That being said, there are some guys who are shy. However, eventually, most of them muster up the courage to make the first move. So, if a guy likes you, he’ll let you know.

#5 Bring on the laughter. If he’s vibing with you, he’s going to be having a good time and seem relaxed in your company. People who are enjoying themselves laugh. This isn’t rocket science. If you like a guy and he’s funny, you’re going to spend a lot of time laughing. Men aren’t any different.

#6 He teases you. Men like to tease, and so do women. That’s what a part of flirting is… it’s teasing. Now, it’s not about insulting the other person, but rather getting them a little riled up. So, if he’s playfully teasing you, that’s a great sign he likes you more than a friend. [Read: 14 ways to show a guy you like him and still be a tease]

#7 He remembers the details. If the guy isn’t into you, you’re lucky if he can remember your name. But if he remembers the details, it’s because he’s listening and interested. You think they would remember these things just to be polite? Men don’t care. So, if he asks you how your grandma is, well, he’s paying attention.

#8 He tells you. Well, if he does this, then you’re gold. Then you won’t need to even continue reading. Actually, I’m not even sure why you’re reading this then. He told you! What more do you want! You know how many other girls would have just wished this would have happened? Exactly.

#9 He’s different around you. Around his friends, he’s loud and annoying. However, when it’s just the two of you, he’s calm and nervous. Well, that’s because he doesn’t have his friends around for support. Now, it’s just you and him, and he feels slightly vulnerable.

#10 He peacocks. Men do this, and I get why. I mean, we’re only animals. But, if you go out with him, you’ll notice that he’ll peacock. Basically, he’ll try to prove to other men that you’re taken. He’ll stick his chest out, act incredibly confident, and he’ll always be around you. He’s not going to let you get snatched up by another guy. [Read: Does he or doesn’t he? 30 guaranteed signs he likes you]

#11 He compliments you. Not just like, “You look hot.” I’m talking about an actual compliment. One like, “Your hair looks really good today,” or “I love your laugh.” Any guy can tell you that you’re hot, and I’m not disagreeing with him. However, if a guy really respects you, they’ll say something more classy.

#12 He touches your hair. If he runs his hand through your hair, it’s a very intimate and romantic act. Think about it. He’s not grabbing your ass or boobs, he’s running his fingers through your hair. It’s not sexual, it’s about connection.

#13 He’s all yours. You don’t have to wave your hands in front of his face to get his attention. You have all his attention from the very beginning. If he’s not distracted by his phone or people walking by, but instead is completely focused on you, well, then, there’s no arguing that this is one of the signs he likes you more than a friend.

#14 He gives you a present. Men do not spend money on women that they’re not interested in. I mean, I don’t see you going out and buying guys presents. That would give them the wrong impression, right? See, so then why would they do that to you? Listen, if there’s one thing I know, is that guys don’t like drama, and that would be provoking drama. [Read: How to talk to your crush and make them fall for you]

#15 He’s protective. Sure, your male friends are protective, but when a guy is into you, they’re even more so. Now, I’m not saying that they’ll become possessive, but rather, they’ll want to make sure you got home okay, etc. Which shows that he cares about you.

#16 Your senses are telling you. If you feel that he’s into you, then he is. If you’re not sure, well, then at least you have this feature to help you figure it out. If you’re still having a hard time figuring it out, you can either wait it out or just ask him. The latter is more ballsy, but, it gets the job done faster. [Read: 19 little things that make a man fall madly in love with a woman]

#17 He calls you. Now, I’m not talking about texting. I mean, the guy picks up the phone, dials your number and speaks to you. Sounds rare nowadays, right? Well, if he is doing this, then it has to be one of the signs he likes you more than a friend. I mean, it’s basic math: guy + phone call = he likes you.

[Read: Hook, line and sinker – 20 signs he’s actually falling in love with you]

You’re probably thinking by now that men are too complicated. But trust me, they’re not. All you have to do is pay attention and look for these signs that he likes you more than a friend!

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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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