Body Language Signs He Secretly Likes You
Updated November 23, 2021
Medically Reviewed By: Melinda Santa
Struggling To Know If They're Interested?
Is there a guy in your life whom you have your eye on?
Looking for signs of who he secretly likes? Maybe you know him from work or school, or you're acquaintances from childhood. Perhaps it feels as if you’re caught in the dreaded friend zone with him.
Signs That He Likes You
How Did You Meet?
Before we get into knowing the signs he secretly likes you, body language, and things of that nature, let’s first take a moment to examine how the way you met matters.
If It Isn't Clear He Likes You - Why Won’t He Just Talk to You?
You might also be wondering why the guy you like doesn’t just have a straightforward conversation with you so that you’ll know where he stands with you. There are several potential reasons that he may be reluctant to deal with the situation in that way.
Maybe he’s shy. If that’s the case, then it’s likely he is afraid of rejection. If he is a coworker or a classmate, he might be trying to avoid making things awkward. If he makes his feelings clear that he’s not interested in pursuing anything further, then it’s going to be weird for the two of you to be around each other. It might be frustrating for you to not know quite where you stand, and that’s why signs a guy likes you, body language, and understanding subtle cues should be in your thoughts.
You Can Look For These Signs To See If He Secretly Likes You
He Angles His Body Towards You
Here’s one of the signs that he likes you more than a friend. Body language might not be on his mind, but if he feels casual about your relationship with him, then he won’t always sit as though he is fully engaged with you. Think about it this way. If you’re watching a movie or a TV show in which you are invested, then you’re going to square yourself up in such a way that the screen in centered in your field of vision. It’s a subconscious thing, but it’s a way that you’re zeroing in on the object that has fully captured your attention. If you have your TV on for background noise, by contrast, then you might not be looking directly at it.
He Will Lean Into You
If a man is interested in what you have to say and has an attraction to you, he will also lean in slightly. If you need to know how to tell if a guy likes you, body language like that is another clear message. This is one of the more basic and natural reactions to have. People lean in toward things that they like, and they lean away from things that repel them. It’s not something that’s going to be obvious in most cases, but you should still watch for it. He might even ask you to repeat yourself sometimes as an excuse to move closer to you.
He Smiles A Lot
He Smiles At You/In Your Direction
He Mirrors His Movements To You
If he likes you, another body language cue that he will give you is to imitate your movements. Again, this will be subtle. If the two of you are sitting in a booth at a restaurant and you touch your face, tilt back slightly, or laugh, look to see if he has done something similar. This imitation, though he will probably not be aware of it, is him trying to tell you that the two of you are on the same wavelength. It’s him saying that he likes you and is trying to connect with you. He’s aiming for mutual trust and understanding.
He Grooms Himself When You Come Closer
Is He Giving Signs That He Likes You?
You might be looking for signs-a-guy-wants-to-kiss-you body language every time the object of your desire comes close. But what if the signs that he’s giving you are ambiguous, or you’re not so confident about what you’re seeing? It would be easy if a guy couldn’t be more obvious about whether he likes you or not but that doesn’t happen all of the time. Some guys are not the open books that others are.
Has He Been Your Friend For A Long Time?
If you share a long history with a man, then asking him on a date might not be the best way to go. Instead, you’ll need to be more upfront about the depths of your feelings. A total outpouring of how you feel can be dangerous. If you have been friends forever, though, and now you want to be more, then you probably trust this person not to hurt you and you can be more expansive about your hopes for the relationship.
Does He Make You Feel Anxious?
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