We get a lot of questions from you guys, our wonderful readers. They range from every topic you could think of. But the one one question we get the most, hands down, is “how do I know if he likes me?” All of you girls are searching for signs of whether your crush is crushing back or not. I don’t blame you! After all, the opposite sex can be confusing.
Since I’m a girl, I don’t feel 100 percent qualified to answer this question. That’s why when I saw this Ask Reddit thread on obvious signs a guy likes you, I knew I had to share. I even went a step further to search for other similar threads (this older one and this older one) so I could give you guys a lot of different answers. So, how do you know if that guy from your class likes you or not? Here are 15 obvious signs a guy likes you (according to actual guys).
They'll Start ConversationsILL_Show_Myself_Out: I find excuses to start a conversation. You can tell how much I like you from how stupid the conversation is because it's indicative how far out the way I went to interact with you. I also Facebook friend you and then try to start chats about whatever I can. If a guy is reaching out to you, whether it's in real life or on Facebook, it's probably because he wants to talk to you for a reason! Source: ShutterStock
Shy LooksDrWulfric: As a guy i can only tell you what i realize on myself: Shy looks, especially the 'sweeping look'. You can easily recognize this if the specific crush is talking and the guy has a hard time looking her in the eyes. I realize this a lot when finding a girl attractive but i can't avoid doing it without forcing myself to stare. It is like you forgot how to look around normally, together with this comes an obviously uncomfortable body stance and the fact that he's barely talking. In the end it always depends on the person. If he glances at you, glances away, looks back at you again, looks away when you notice him... that's a pretty obvious sign. Source: ShutterStock
They Can Be Accidentally Creepya_mex_t-rex: We usually do some uber creepy sh*t on accident AccidentalRower: You hold eye contact too long one time :( Such as... the above example, liking an old picture on your Facebook, showing up in places where you are, etc. I mean, if he's being too creepy, that's weird, but if it's just once in a while and he's embarrassed about it... that sounds like something I would do, personally. Source: ShutterStock
He'll Ask Questions To Keep The Convo GoingReisor: I just ask about things and try to keep a conversation alive or so. I might not really even care about sh*t but I'll pretend to care. If he never asks questions... he probably doesn't want to talk. If he asks a lot, even stupid, pointless ones, he's just trying to continue talking to you. Source: ShutterStock
They'll Invite You To Group Thingschilols: For acquaintances, I'll usually come up with excuses to see them/hang out. Like, "Hey, some of us are getting together tomorrow night, you should totally come." and then if she says she wants to, then I plan the whole thing. He's not inviting you because he doesn't want to hang out with you! This is an easy way to hang, and doesn't sound like a date, so if you say no, his pride is intact. Source: ShutterStock
They Actively Try To Impress YouiBleeedorange: Always trying to get there attention/show off to them. If a guy likes you, he's going to try to impress you by showing off stuff he's proud of about himself. This is usually a little obvious. For example, when I met my now-boyfriend for a second date, he was "casually" riding around in front of his house on his dirtbike, doing tricks. It was pretty adorable. Source: ShutterStock
They'll Try To Subtly Ask About A Boyfriendhamgoblin45: If he asks about a boyfriend before you've mentioned having one or not. I've experienced guys trying to do this in a subtle way, but it's usually pretty obvious. He might not outright ask if you have a boyfriend - he might say something like, "Oh, did you do that with your boyfriend?" Source: ShutterStock
Smiley Emoticons In Textscarlosspicywe1ner: If a guy uses a smiley face in a text, there's a 95% chance he wants to spend the rest of his life with you. Emoticons were basically made for flirting, okay? Source: ShutterStock
They'll Compliment Your Personality, Not Just Your LooksIkickpuppies1: I find complimenting on things about her character is great for two reasons. One it doesn't have to come off as interest, but it is defiantly something more sincere (or with more depth rather) than, a complement about appearance. Two it gives her a chance to open up and talk a bit about herself so you can get to know her a bit more, and have something to talk about. If she has any interest at all she will take note that you notice something about her, not her looks and be more open and comfortable talking to you. If she isn't interested, it may generate conversation that creates interest. If she is not interested, it is just a nice thing to say and make a persons day brighter. I think the big effect here though is saying something complimentary about her as a person ,you have told her she stands out and is unique or noticeable for positive reasons in some way. Anyone would appreciate that, so its safe but opens doorways. If a guy is actually into you and doesn't just want to hook up, he'll try to get to know you on a deeper level. Source: ShutterStock
They'll Be On Their Best BehaviorArs_Y: If it's been over 20 minutes and he hasn't farted or burped out loud, he likes you. He's trying to impress you! He's not going to want to embarrass himself. Source: ShutterStock
They'll Try To Touch You A LittleIxuntouchblexI: Talking to her constantly, with a bit of touch.. like say you're sitting on the floor real close and your shoulders or legs are touching and non of either one of you moves.. then its going good. He may not greet you with a huge hug, but if he reaches out to touch you when it's appropriate, it's probably because he wants to be touching you. Source: ShutterStock
Gentle Teasing-Narble-: I gently tease them. Or if I'm standing next to them, I'll bump into them from time to time. Quick smiles and establishing eye contact. The usual. If he's mean, that's not good. But if he jokes around to try to make you laugh, he probably likes you. Source: ShutterStock
They'll Say Weird or Corny JokesSuperalex121: Maybe this is just me, but I'll make really dumb joking suggestive remarks. For example, in response to "Anything with cheese makes me drool" I'll say something along the lines of: "I must be really cheesy huh?" If dudes feel awkward, that may come out in a weird joke that doesn't really make any sense, or sounds like something a nerdy dad would say. That's kind of cute! Source: ShutterStock
Fidget AroundSuddenlyFrogs: Guys seem to forget what to do with their hands when they like a woman (and possibly also if they like a man). I've done it, and I've seen other guys do it too. If he starts fidgeting around, or is acting really jumpy, that's probably a sign that he's nervous around you because he likes you! Source: ShutterStock
They Get Awkwardsnopro387: I'll instantly forgot how to talk to a woman once I feel attracted to her. I become a lot more awkward. Not all guys are smooth! A lot of dudes will get awkward, shy, and uncomfortable around a girl that they like. Source: ShutterStock
Do you think your crush likes you? What are other signs you think we forgot? Tell me in the comments.