If you have recently noticed that a guy acts weird when he’s around you, you’re probably wondering why he does it and what it might mean.
In this post, I will show you a number of ways that a guy might change his body language and behavior when he is attracted to you.
So, do guys act weird around you when they like you? Yes, guys will change their body language and behavior when they are around a woman that they find attractive. To be sure that a guy is attracted to you it would be necessary to see him show a number of signs of attraction in his body language and behavior.
When a guy is attracted to you there are actually a number of ways that he will change his body language and behavior.
Some of the ways that he will change it will depend largely on his personality. However, there are a number of body language and behavioral signals that would usually signal attraction especially when they’re done together.
Ways a guy will act weird when he likes you
Below, I will mention a number of ways that a guy will change his body language and behavior when he finds you attractive.
The feet are actually a good indicator of how a person might be feeling at a certain point in time.
People learn ways to hide their emotions on their face but they rarely think about what their feet might be suggesting.
If you notice that a guy tends to point his feet towards you even when he’s not directly in front of you then it would suggest that he finds you attractive.
This is because people will often point their feet in the direction that they want to go or towards people that they like.
Another positive thing to look for would be if he points his toes upwards when he is talking to you and if he starts to bounce his feet up and down when he notices you.
When people are trying to fit in with a certain group of people or when they are with a person that they find attractive they will often begin to mirror the behaviors and body language of them or the person that they like.
By doing so it helps people in the group to be more responsive to the person and to be more willing to let the person into their group.
If you notice that he tends to mirror your body language then it would be a positive indication that he finds you attractive.
There are a number of ways that he might mirror your behavior but some examples could include:
- Mirroring your facial gestures
- Mirroring your smile
- Mirroring your laugh
- Walking at a similar speed and in a similar way as you
- Standing and sitting with a similar stance as you
- Speaking at a similar pitch and speed as you
- Touching you back when you touch him
- Smiling back when you smile at him
- Coming closer to you when you step closer to him
Asking friends about you
If a guy finds you attractive and he is too nervous to ask you out he will often ask your friends about you.
If this is the case then it would be likely that he would also show signs of being nervous when around you. He would also likely show signs of getting anxious when you’re around other men since he wants to be with you.
When people are developing feelings for each other they will often begin to do something called “mutual gazing” which is basically where they hold eye contact with each other for longer.
If you notice that he tends to hold eye contact with you when talking to you for longer than he does with other people then it would suggest that he finds you attractive.
If he finds you attractive then you will likely find that he will touch you more than he touches other people.
You might also find that he will find excuses to touch you and his micro-expressions in his body language would likely change when he does it due to some slight anxiety about how you will react.
If he finds you attractive you will likely find that he talks to you more than others in the group.
You would also likely find that he tends to focus on you when you’re talking and there are multiple other people talking as well.
When talking with you he would likely ask you lots of questions in order to continue the conversation and his responses would be less likely to be short answers that don’t keep the conversation going.
When men are talking to a woman that they find attractive it has been found that they will often talk with a deeper voice than normal.
This is likely to be because it highlights that they have lots of testosterone.
In addition to that, it was also found that men will also occasionally speak at a higher pitch when they’re around an attractive woman.
This could be because it shows that they are not a threat while also being able to show that they have testosterone by mainly speaking with a deeper voice.
This means that if you notice that he tends to speak with a deeper voice around you but that he also occasionally says things with a higher pitch it would signal that he finds you attractive.
When a man is talking to a woman that he finds attractive it can actually cause his pupils to increase in size.
If you notice that he tends to have dilated pupils when he is with you then it would suggest that he finds you attractive.
Proximity (talking and area)
If a guy finds you attractive you would likely find that he tends to position himself so that he is near you when you’re both in a group.
You would also
You might find that he tends to become nervous when he is around you.
This would likely be because he doesn’t want to say or do something that you don’t like and that he is anxious to get a good response from you. He might also be unsure of whether or not you are into him yourself.
There are many ways that a guy can show signs of nervousness but some examples could include:
- Rubbing the eyes, nose, face, neck, legs or arms
- Touching the neck
- Nervous laughing
- Struggling to hold eye contact
- Tapping the feet and fingers
- Speaking at a higher pitch
- Quivering under the eyes and at the lips
Anxious when you’re talking to other men
If a guy finds you attractive then it would be likely that he would show signs of being anxious when you are around other men that he thinks you might like.
The signs of being anxious in this case would likely include many of the bullet points mentioned above. He would also likely stare in your direction when you’re interacting with other men.
Adjusting clothing or hair
If you notice that a guy tends to adjust items of his clothing or his hair as soon as he notices you then it would suggest that he finds you attractive.
Getting defensive around other men
If you notice that a guy tends to get defensive when other men are around then it would suggest that he is trying to not look weak in front of you. Again this would indicate that he finds you attractive.
A lack of negative signals
If a guy finds you attractive then it would be likely that he would want to avoid appearing like he is unapproachable.
This means that he would likely avoid showing negative body language signals such as:
- Tensing the jaw
- Crossing the arms and legs
- Tightening the lips
- Avoiding you
However, be aware that sometimes men will show negative signals to you on purpose so that it gives you the impression that he isn’t into you in order to make you think about him more and to make you chase him.
In this case, he would still likely point his feet at you, stay in your general area, have dilated pupils and hold eye contact with you for longer than normal.
Laughing and looking to see if you’re laughing
When a person is attracted to someone they will often look at them when they are laughing to see if the person they like is also laughing.
If you notice that a guy tends to look at you when he’s laughing then it would suggest that he finds you attractive.
When talking to you, if a guy finds you attractive, you’ll often find that he will blink more frequently than normal.
It can be hard to figure out if he’s blinking more than normal but you could consider how much he blinks when talking to your friends.
Glancing at you
A strong sign that a guy finds you attractive is if he tends to glance in your direction.
If he does and you notice him then he would also likely quickly look away or smile.
Showing his crotch area
When men are around a woman that they find attractive they will often stand and sit in a way that highlights their crotch area.
This means that if the guy tends to stand with his feet apart and with his hands to the side when he’s with you then it would suggest that he finds you attractive.
A change in his personality
If you notice that a guy tends to change his behavior when he notices you then it would suggest that he had an emotional response to you. This could be because he finds you attractive.
Upper body facing you
If a guy finds you attractive you’ll likely find that he will tend to face his upper body towards you even when his face is facing a different direction.
Basing plans around you
If a guy is attracted to you then he would likely make plans based on times that he knows when you will be free.
Consider his normal behavior
When trying to figure out what a person’s body language or behavior might be suggesting it would be helpful to be aware of what his normal body language and behavior looks like.
If a guy doesn’t tend to change his body language or behavior when he is around you then it wouldn’t be a strong indicator that he finds you attractive even if he is showing signs of attraction in his body language. That is unless he shows multiple strong signals of attraction towards you.
However, if he does change his body language and behavior when he is with you then it would be a stronger signal that he finds you attractive.
Consider the timing of when he changes his behavior
The timing of when a guy changes his behavior would also be something that would be helpful to consider.
If he tends to change his behavior and body language when you start talking or when you go near him then it would be a stronger signal that he has some feelings for you.
Make sure not to consider body language signals in isolation
When trying to understand what a guy’s body language might be telling you it is important not to consider single pieces of body language by themselves.
In order to get a more reliable idea of what a guy might be feeling like it is important to evaluate his body language in terms of clusters of body language.
What does it mean when a guy acts differently around you? If a guy changes his body language and behavior when you’re around then it could mean that he finds you attractive, he doesn’t like you or that you make him feel nervous. To get a better idea of why he does it you should consider in what way he changes his body language. For example, if he shows signals of attraction then it would be likely that he changes his behavior because finds you attractive.
If you want to learn more about body language, a book I would recommend would be The Definitive Book of Body Language (on Amazon). It shows you how to interpret body language and understand people's true intentions.