Does He Like Me?
You’ve probably had the discussion with friends. You know the one I mean: “I like this guy… do you think he likes me?” Maybe certain things he says or does have led you to think he just might be into you. Or maybe the cutie you’re crushing on has left you clueless, so you’ve turned to hashing it out in your head and with your friends. How do you tell if the guy likes you?
It’s a perfectly valid question. When you like a guy, you REALLY want to be liked back; but sometimes guys are just hard to read. Unfortunately, unless one of your friends has some inside information (or the guy comes right out and tells you) there’s no way to really know for sure.
The Body Language
The good news is that scientists have found that men communicate way more with body language than with words. So if you can’t get your crush to fess up verbally, you might just get a good clue from the way he acts around you.
Does he stand a little straighter? Watch his reaction when you walk into a room. When he sees you, he might throw his shoulders back, and adopt a more “macho” stance. It’s a completely unconscious reaction, but you can take it as a good sign that he’s into you – and trying to impress you.
Does he point his body toward you? When a man is interested, he’ll keep his body facing the woman with whom he is interested. In fact, if a guy really likes you, he’ll rarely turn his back to you. He might even lean in closer to you when you’re sitting or standing together.
Does he unconsciously groom himself? If he straightens his tie or runs his hand through his hair whenever he sees you, it shows that he cares about what you think.
Does he mirror your behavior? A guy won’t do this consciously, but if you find him imitating your gestures when you’re hanging out together, it’s a good sign that he’s ultra-focused on you.
Does he touch you? If you find him reaching out to touch you on the hand or arm, to pat your back or stroke your shoulder, it’s a big giveaway that he’s interested.
The Verbal Cues
Fortunately, we don’t have to rely completely on body language to decipher a guy’s feelings. If he’s into you, he might just make it clear in other ways as well.
Does he call you? Most guys avoid talking on the phone, so if he goes out of his way to call, he really wants to talk to you.
Does he use your name often? Calling you by your name means he knows it and likes to say it.
Does he ask others about you? If he’s asking around, he knows that you might find out, but doesn’t mind showing that he’s interested.
Does he draw you out? When his questions go beyond generic small talk, take it as a good sign. Most guys aren’t big talkers, so when he starts asking questions, he really wants to know more about you.
How to tell if a guy likes you? While one of these gestures may not mean much, keep an eye on his body language and listen to his verbal cues. If he likes you, you’ll be able to pick up on it by the way he acts around you.
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