When you meet a guy who you are attracted to, you can only hope that he is attracted to you as well.
Some guys are shyer than others, and won’t come right out and tell you that they want to be more than friends.
When this happens, it is up to you to look for certain signs. Even if a guy is trying to hide his feeling, he is going to do things without realizing that will pick up on them.
If you are able to see the signs that the guy is interested in, you will be able to make your move with confidence.
If he is showing his true feeling for you, getting shot down won’t be an issue.
The 20 Obvious Signs He Likes You More than a Friend But Hiding it
If you aren’t sure if your crush feels the same way about you as you feel about him, you are in luck. We are going to go over 17 obvious signs that he likes you.
#1 You Catch Him Looking At You
If a guy is interested in you, it will be difficult for him to keep his eyes off you. If you feel that he is looking at you, it could be a coincidence. This is why you should test your theory.
Move to another area and see if you catch him looking at you again.
If he does, there is a good sign that he is into you. This is the perfect time to allow your eyes to meet. This will show him that you are interested in him as well.
#2 He Wants To Sit Beside You
If you and your crush are out with a group of friends, where he chooses to sit can be telling.
If out of all the seats available, he decides to sit beside you, there is a good chance that he is interested in being more than just friends.
When he sits beside you, strike up a conversation.
If he tries to keep the conversation going and tries to make you laugh, there is a good chance that he is into you.
You can use this opportunity to talk and to get to know one another better.
#3 He Knows What You Are Interested In
If you are talking to your crush and he starts bringing up things that you are interested in, there is a good chance that he likes you.
If he does know your interests, it means that he follows you on social media or may have even asked around what you are into.
A guy won’t go through all this trouble if he isn’t into you. When he starts talking about your interests, it is a good chance to see if you have similar interests in common.
It’s also a good chance to find out if your attraction will be more.
#4 He Really Pays Attention When You’re Talking
When you are talking to your crush, it is essential that you pay close attention to his behavior.
If he maintains eye contact while you are talking, there is a good chance that he is interested in you.
Also, pay attention to his body language. If he nods his head in agreement often and sits facing you, he wants to be more than just friends.
Finally, if he reaches out and touches your arm or knee while you are talking, he is interested.
If he is passing each of these tests, it is up to you to use your body language to show him that you feel the same way.
#5 He Playfully Teases You
When you were younger, and boys picked on you, your mother said that they were doing it because they liked you.
She was right, and this is something that guys don’t grow out of. They just do it in a different way. When a guy gets older, and he likes you, he won’t tease you until you cry.
Instead, he will playfully tease you. He will make flirty jokes and tickle your ribs or thighs.
If your crush is teasing you, your mother was right all along, and he really does like you.
#6 He Compliments You
If a guy wants to be just friends, he isn’t going to compliment you. That isn’t something that most guys do.
If your crush tells you how much he likes your outfit or comments on how smart you are, there is a good chance that he likes you.
If he tells you that you are beautiful, you can be absolutely sure that he wants to be more than just friends.
You can use these compliments as a chance to compliment him back. This will show him that you are interested in him as well, and hopefully, he will make the first move.
If he is shy, you might need to take the initiative if you are going to get out of the friend zone and start a relationship.
#7 He Asks You To Hang Out One-On-One
If your crush asks you to hang out one-on-one, it could mean that he likes you. This is especially true if the two of you have only hung out with friends in a group setting.
When he asks, you should pay attention to his behavior.
If your crush seems really nervous while asking you and is then relieved when you say yes, there is a good chance that he wants to be more than just friends.
If he does ask you to hang out, you don’t want to get too confident.
The last thing that you want is to tell your friends that you are going on a date with your crush when all he wanted was to hang out with a friend. It is best to downplay your excitement until you are sure that it is going to be a date.
#8 He’s All Over Your Social Media
You can tell if a guy likes you by paying close attention to your social media page.
If your crush likes every photo and status that you post, there is a good chance that he wants to be more than just friends.
However, there are some guys who tend to like just about everything his friends’ post. You can test your theory by looking at a mutual friend’s social media page.
If he like everything on her page as well, you might want to start looking for other signs that he likes you.
If he doesn’t do this with other girls, there is a good chance that he is into you.
#9 He Introduces You To His Male Friends
If your crush introduces you to his male friends proudly, there is a good chance that he wants to be more than friends.
He probably wouldn’t waste his time with the introduction if all he has on his mind is friendship.
When a guy likes you, he won’t want to keep you a secret. He is going to want his friends to meet the girl that he has been going on about.
#10 Good Morning and Goodnight Text Messages
If your crush texts you in the morning to say good morning and texts you before bed to say goodnight, there is a good chance that he wants to be more than just friends. This isn’t something that guys do unless they are really interested in a girl.
There is a good chance that he is sending these text messages to show you how sweet and thoughtful he is, hoping that it will get your attention.
#11 He Checks To Be Sure You Got Home Safely
If your crush is really into you, he is going to make sure that you got home safely.
If he drives you home, he will wait in front of your house until he sees you go inside.
If you leave him and drive yourself home, he will text you to make sure that you got home safely if he is into you.
Guys won’t often behave this way for a girl who they are just friends with.
#12 He Is the First One There When You Have a Problem
If a guy has a crush on you, he will want to be the person that you rely on in a crisis.
If you seem to be sad, he is going to be there to find out why and to cheer you up.
If you tell him that you are having a problem, he will be very interested in your problem and will try to help you find a solution.
If your crush really cares about you, he is going to want to make your problem, his problem. This isn’t something that a guy will do if he wants to be just friends.
#13 He Makes You His Top Priority
If you call your crush and ask him to hang out, he will break whatever plans he has to spend time with you.
He will never say maybe, and he will always clear his schedule for you.
If he really likes you, he is going to want to spend as much time with you as possible. This isn’t something that a guy will do if he just wants to be your friend.
#14 He’s a Gentleman With You
If a guy wants to be just friends, he isn’t going to act gentlemanly. He will treat you like one of the guys.
If he really likes you, he will go out of his way to show you what a great guy he is. He might open the car door for you and pull out your chair.
When the two of you go out to eat, he will reach for the check first. These are all sure-fire signs that he is interested in more than friendship.
#15 He Respects Your Opinion
If your crush wants to be more than just friends, he will ask for your opinion often. If he is thinking about taking up a sport, buying a new shirt, or even choose pizza over a sandwich, he will ask you for your opinion.
Of all the people in his life, your opinion will count the most if he is really into you. If you are in a group situation and he asks the group for advice, he will focus mostly on you and your opinion if he is really into you.
#16 He Shares His Hopes For the Future With You
If a guy is interested in being more than just friends, he will open up to you about his hopes and dreams for the future.
He will be willing to be vulnerable with you because he wants to be more than just friends.
By telling you his hopes for the future, he is trying to show you what he plans to be one day, hoping that it will impress you enough to want to be more than friends.
#17 He Gives You a Gift
If your crush gives you a gift, there is a good chance that he is really into you. Most guys aren’t going to spend money on a girl they only want to be friends with.
If it isn’t your birthday or Christmas and your crush gives you a gift, you can safely assume that he is really into you.
#18 He Shows Interest In Your Family
If a guy wants to be just friends, he isn’t going to ask you questions about your family. If he is interested, he will want to know more about your family to find out if they would accept him.
If you do become a couple one day, he is going to want to be accepted and liked by your parents and your siblings. By asking questions, he is showing you that he wants to be a part of your family one day.
#19 He Asks Questions
If a guy is interested in you, he will ask you plenty of questions. It isn’t that he’s nosy, but he wants to know more about your likes, your dislikes, and who you are in general.
If he just wants to be friends, you crush won’t go through all the trouble of trying to get to know you better.
#20 He Always Tries To Look Good
If a guy wants to be just friends, he will have no problem hanging out with you in sweats and a dirty t-shirt. If he is into you, he will make sure that he always looks and smells good.
The only time that this sign won’t work is if your crush is a pretty boy, and he never leaves the house unless he looks great.
Unfortunately, many guys aren’t always open about their feelings. If a guy likes you, he might be too afraid to tell you.
He figures that if he likes you, but you don’t like him, things will get weird. If your crush is a guy like this, it is up to you to pick up on the signs that he wants to be more than just friends with you.
When you are with your crush, pay close attention to the way that he behaves, the things that he does, and the things that he says.
If you notice that your crush is doing the things listed above, there is an excellent chance that he wants to be more than just friends.
When you see the signs, you can feel safe in telling him how you genuinely feel. If you read the signs correctly, the two of you will end up being a couple.