Much earlier this year, a study came out that said that men and women can never be “just friends” because one of them will always want something more with the other one, whether they realize it or not. You guys were pretty pissed at me for reporting this study, but even our Ask A Guy contributor Ethan Fixell agrees with me – he says that, given the opportunity, your guy friend would absolutely take things to the next level with you. He also believes that guys don’t become friends with girls unless they have a crush – and Ethan is pretty smart, so I believe him.
But let’s get to my point: if you have a lot of guy friends, I can bet that at least one of them likes you as more than a friend. A lot of times, girls don’t see this (this is how the term friend zone came about). Maybe you like your guy friend and you want to know if he feels the same way – or maybe you’re just curious about whether or not your dude BFF is secretly in love with you. It doesn’t really matter why you want to know. Here are 10 signs your guy friend likes you… and I mean likes you, likes you.
He Asks You To Hang Out All The TimeObviously friends are going to hang out and if they're close, they're going to hang out maybe a lot. Buy pay attention to how your guy friend asks to hang out - does he seem like it always wants it to be just you two? Does he ask you to do things that could also be dates? Is he constantly the one asking? Guy friends who don't care won't ask that often. Source: ShutterStock
He Does Any Favor You AskFriends should be able to rely on each other, but only someone who has a crush on you will do literally anything you ask no matter what. Is this the guy you call whenever you need help because you know he'll always do it? Source: ShutterStock
He Goes Out Of His Way For YouSpeaking of favors: does he go out of his way for those favors? Like, if you asked him to come pick you up an hour away in the middle of the night, would he wake up and do it? And this doesn't apply to just favors. If he cancels plans to hang with you, doesn't do things he likes because you don't like them or goes out of his way to make you happy, that's a sign that he likes you as more than just a friend. Source: ShutterStock
He Always Hates Guys You LikeOne of my guy friends used to like me a few years ago and I could tell because he always had an issue with the guys I liked or dated. No matter what they were like, he would find a reason to dislike them. He said it was because he was just being protective, but it was obvious that it was more than that. If a guy only likes you as a friend, he really won't care THAT much about the other crushes you have. Source: ShutterStock
He Really Cares About What You SayPay attention to how your guy friend listens to you. Guys who like you will remember little details you tell them, they'll listen closely when you talk and they'll also always ask for your advice and input. If your guy friend goes to you first when he needs help, that's a sign he might like you. If he remembers that you once said you hate peas, that's another sign - dudes who don't care won't remember stuff like that. Source: ShutterStock
He Compliments You A LotA guy who is just a friend won't regularly tell you that you look beautiful or that you're so funny or that you have really nice eyes. A guy who has a crush on you will. Source: ShutterStock
He Always Finds Something Wrong With Other GirlsDoes he date other girls? Does he even flirt with or hook up with other girls? If not, it's probably because he's waiting for you. Even if he does talk to other girls, pay attention to how he talks about them. Does he seem like he's really not that interested? Does he only hook up with girls without ever actually caring? Source: ShutterStock
He Defends You To The DeathGuys are usually pretty protective and defensive, even for just friends, but this is about how much he defends you. Like, a regular guy friend might just laugh it off if someone jokingly insults you. A guy friend who likes you would get legitimately annoyed. Pay attention to how he stands often he stands up for you. Source: ShutterStock
He's Really FlirtyA lot of dudes are just naturally flirty, even with girls they don't have a crush on. But if your guy friend is particularly flirty with you or is ALWAYS flirting with you and no one else, that's a sign. If he's always looking for an excuse to touch you or something, that means he wants to be touching you! And if he jokes around a lot about hooking up and stuff, he's probably not joking. Source: ShutterStock
He Talks To You About His FeelingsGuys only open up to people they trust, care about and respect. Of course this doesn't automatically mean he likes you, but if he regularly talks about really deep stuff with you, has cried or gotten very emotional in front of you and talks to you first about everything, it's a good sign he likes you as more than a buddy. Source: ShutterStock
Do you think any of your guy friends like you? Do you think guys and girls can ever be just friends? Tell me in the comments.