This guy just wants to be friends but keeps on flirting with you. What’s up with that?
It could be that he’s too scared to make the first move. Maybe he doesn’t want to ruin the friendship. Or maybe he really does just want to be friends.
That’s why you need to figure out whether he really wants to be friends or whether he really likes you.
Check out these 24 key signs that he really likes you more than a friend.
1. He cares about what you have to say
If he really likes you, he’ll care about what you have to say.
Guys who like a girl would want to understand her better and will also want to get her opinion on a situation or an idea.
He’ll ask her questions and be interested in what she has to say.
2. He’s not shy around you
If someone is shy around the person they like, chances are they like that person more than a friend.
A guy who is shy doesn’t usually do anything that goes against his comfort zone.
However, if he likes someone a lot, he will definitely try to overcome this fear of rejection.
3. He tries very hard to be around you
A guy who likes a girl will not only try to be physically close to her, but also tries to engage her in the conversation as much as possible when she’s around.
He’ll make an effort to sit across her, walk beside her, and get involved in group conversations.
4. He likes to be seen with you
A guy who likes a girl will try to put himself in situations where he knows the girl he likes will be there too.
If it’s a party he’s attending or a friend’s birthday party, he’ll try to make sure she’s invited too so that they can be around each other even though just in a group setting.
5. He’s committed to hanging out with you
A guy who likes a girl will usually have something planned when you guys hang out.
It’s not just random hanging out; they make it an event.
If they’re meeting up with friends, he’ll suggest that you come along too.
He wants to spend time with you and with his friends so he makes it all happen.
6. He’s the first to say “I like you”
If you’re really into a guy and he’s interested, you’ll know very soon.
It might take him a while to say it, but if he does, there’s a good chance that he really likes you.
Guys who aren’t totally honest will often find ways to bring up the subject without mentioning the word like.
I mentioned this fascinating concept earlier: the hero instinct. When a man’s inner hero is triggered, he’s more likely to say “I love you” rather than “I like you”.
Just by knowing the right things to say to him, you’ll open a part of him that no woman has ever reached before.
7. He’ll pay attention to you in group situations
If a guy likes a girl, he will want to include her in group conversations.
He’ll want to talk about what’s happening in his life, as well as talk about the things you two are planning on doing together (like going shopping or renting movies).
You can tell when he’s actually interested by how he makes it clear that she is important and wants her to be included.
8. He likes your personality
A guy will like a girl if he thinks she’s funny, smart, or talented.
Usually, guys try to fix the things they don’t like about the girls they like.
Of course, they will also point out positive things, but it’s what he doesn’t like that might surprise you.
9. He teases you
Guys who tease girls have strong feelings towards that girl.
If he’s teasing you, he’s definitely not doing it because he just wants to mess with your head.
It’s a way of showing interest and amusement. If a guy really likes you, there will be times when he’ll tease you but never hurt your feelings.
10. He’s physically attracted to you
Usually, when a guy is attracted to a girl, he’ll make his intentions pretty clear through body language, but if he’s not sure how you feel about him and doesn’t want to freak you out, he won’t make any physical moves.
So pay attention to the way he acts around you so that you can get an idea of his feelings.
11. He’s always asking you out
When a guy likes a girl, he’ll want to be around her as much as possible.
He might not directly ask her out but will make a habit of asking you if he can hang out with you or if he can take you somewhere when she’s not around.
Even though it might seem like he just wants to be friends, he really wants to date her.
12. He texts and calls often
If a guy likes a girl, they’ll text and call often.
Usually, if a guy wants to pursue a relationship, he’ll make the first move to keep the girl interested and on her toes.
However, sometimes guys don’t want to be too aggressive since they think it’ll scare you off.
He’ll still try to get close to you and express his interest through small gestures like texting and calling.
13. His friends like you
If a guy likes you, his friends will also like you.
It is awkward when you’re dating a guy and everyone else in his circle hates you.
They’ll usually do their best to include you in conversations because they know that their friend likes you and they want to see him happy.
14. He wants to know more about your past relationships
A guy who likes a girl will want to know more about her past relationships so he can figure out how to win her over.
If he’s directly asking questions, that’s a good sign he’s interested.
If he’s just asking around, you’ll know from the curiosity in his questions.
15. He looks your way often
If a guy likes a girl, his eyes will wander over whenever there’s an opportunity for him to steal a glance at her.
He’ll be present in the conversation, but he’ll make sure to look your way when there’s a pause or when she’s not looking.
16. He’s jealous
If a guy likes a girl, they’ll show their affection in ways that other people aren’t used to.
If he’s jealous of other guys in your life, it’s a good sign he likes you. Jealousy can be a red flag, though, so make sure to consider the source before taking this method as fact.
17. He compliments you often
If a guy likes you, he will compliment you often.
If he doesn’t notice your good qualities until you point them out, he’s not interested.
However, guys who like a girl usually pay attention to what she says so that they know how to compliment her.
The more you like him, the more comments he’ll make.
18. He touches you often
Guys who like a girl will feel comfortable touching her as much as possible whenever they have the opportunity or feel it’s appropriate.
He might put his arm around her shoulders or put his hand on her thigh.
He’ll also exude his interest through comments like, “I really like your necklace.”
19. He’s jealous that other guys talk to you
If a guy likes a girl and he sees other guys talking to her, he might be jealous.
He doesn’t want other guys to have an opportunity to touch you or flirt with you because he wants to be the one who gets first dibs.
He’ll try to be as nice as possible but he won’t let you get too close to other guys.
20. He keeps you guessing
If a guy likes a girl, he’ll be weird and unpredictable.
He might give mixed signals so that it seems like he doesn’t really like you, but he will like you anyway.
If you think he likes someone else, he’ll give clues that indicate that the other person is the most important person in his life at the moment.
21. He’s not snobby about you
If a guy likes a girl, he won’t be bothered by the fact that she isn’t rich or famous.
He won’t see you as an inferior because of that.
If a guy is really into you, he’ll get jealous if someone else gets to spend time with you or flirt with you, but he’ll be willing to let that other person have those moments because of his feelings for you.
22. He looks for a text from you all the time
If a guy really likes a girl, he might look at her phone or ask her where she is quite often.
He’ll become obsessed with finding out what she’s doing or where she’s going.
If he has a habit of looking at your phone, it means he likes you and wants to be with you.
23. He wants to be in your life
If a guy really likes a girl, he’ll want to be in her life.
If he makes her his number one priority and does everything within his power so that she feels comfortable around him, it’ll show that he likes her and has strong feelings towards her.
He doesn’t just want to date you, but wants you to be an important part of his life.
24. He tries to impress you
If a guy likes a girl, he’ll try to impress her with his sense of style, his knowledge on certain topics or how much money he has. He’ll try to make sure you know that he’s a great guy and that you should spend time with him.
It might seem like he’s trying to be arrogant but he really just wants you to know that he has a good personality.
How to get him to ask you out
If you want him to ask you out, then you need to show interest.
This will make it easier for him to ask you out because he doesn’t have to be afraid of rejection.
He’ll see that you like him and want to spend time with him and will feel comfortable asking you out on a date.
However, if the guy doesn’t seem interested in pursuing a relationship or is just playing around, then it’s okay to act disinterested so he knows that your feelings aren’t mutual.
How to get him to like you back
The only way to know whether a guy likes you or not is by asking him yourself.
If you like him, then say something about it.
Let him know how you feel so that he doesn’t waste his time thinking about someone who doesn’t have an interest in him.
There’s no need to be impulsive and make the first move right away.
Let the guy know you like him and see how he responds to your attention.
There are many signs that point to one conclusion: he just wants to be friends. And many signs that point to another conclusion: he wants to be more than friends.
What do you want? If you want to be more than friends with him, follow the advice above. But, if nothing works, I can help you out.
In fact, relationship expert James Bauer can help you out.
According to him, men don’t actually need a lot to feel content in their relationships. What’s more, the one thing they have to ask for has nothing to do with sex. It has everything to do with their Hero Instinct.
The truth is, once you understand how it works, there’s no telling what heights your relationship can reach. Flirting could be just the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
So if you want to give him what he truly wants from you, make sure to check out James Bauer’s excellent video. In it, he reveals the exact texts and phrases you can use straight away.