If you want to know if a certain guy likes you then you’re probably wondering what signs to look for that show whether or not he likes you.

This post will show you what signs to look for to tell whether or not a guy likes you and how to go about looking for those signs.

So, how does a guy act around you when he likes you?

  1. He shows dilated pupils when he’s with you
  2. He points his feet towards you
  3. He points his toes upwards when with you
  4. He sits or stands more upright when he notices you
  5. He adjusts his clothing or hair when he notices you
  6. He mirrors your body language
  7. He changes his behavior around you
  8. He shows signs of nervousness when around you
  9. He shows signs of anxiousness when you’re with other men
  10. He gets defensive when other men are around
  11. He touches you more than other’s
  12. He asks you more questions than other’s
  13. He stands close to you when talking to you
  14. He positions himself to be near you
  15. He looks at your lips
  16. He makes plans based on yours
  17. He stares at you
  18. He holds prolonged eye contact
  19. A change in vocal tone
  20. He touches your feet with his
  21. Laughing and looking to see if you are as well

When trying to figure out whether or not a guy likes you it’s important to take a number of considerations into account and to look for multiple body language signals that all imply that he is attracted to you.

How a guy will act when he likes you

Below, I will explain ways that a guy will act around you when he likes you and things to consider when trying to figure out whether or not he likes you.

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Dilated pupils

When a person is with another person that he/she is attracted to it will cause that person’s pupils to become more dilated than usual.

When you’re with the guy that you like if you notice that he tends to have dilated pupils when he is with you then it would signal that he finds you attractive.

Feet pointing towards you

Believe it or not, the feet can actually tell you a lot about what a person thinks about you.

People learn ways to control the emotions that they are showing on their face but they rarely think about what their feet might be suggesting.

People tend to point their feet in the direction that they are most interested in going.

This means that if you notice that he points his feet in your direction even when you’re to his side then it would be a sign that he likes you.

Another sign to look for with the feet is if he begins to bounce them up and down when he sees you. This is because it suggests that he’s happy to see you. However, if he taps his feet when he’s with you and he points them away from you it’s a sign that he wants to leave.

Toes pointing upwards

Another thing to look for is if he tends to point his feet or toes upwards when he is with you.

This signals that he likes you because people tend to do things with their body language that go against gravity when they are happy. Another example would be if he raises his eyebrows and smiles when he sees you.

Sitting or standing more upright

If a guy likes you then it would be likely that he would change his behavior and body language as soon as he notices you for the first time.

One of the things to look for when you first see him is whether or not he changes the way that he stands or sits when he notices you.

If you notice that he tends to sit or stand more upright and he takes a more open posture where he doesn’t fold the arms then it would be a sign that he likes you.

Adjusting clothing or hair

Another thing to look for when you first see him is if he adjusts his clothing or hair when he first notices you.

If he does then it would imply that he wants to look good when he is around you because he likes you.

Mirroring

Something that he might do if he likes you is mirror your body language.

This is because mirroring the body language of people that we like tends to help us get a better response from them. Mirroring is something that he would do on a subconscious level.

There are many different ways that a guy might mirror your body language but some examples would include:

  • Standing or sitting with the same stance as you
  • Touching you back when you touch him
  • Talking at a similar pitch and speed as you
  • Mirroring your facial gestures
  • Mirroring your hand gestures

A change in behvaior

If a guy likes you then it would be likely that he would change his behavior when he is around you.

This means that he might act quieter around you if he gets nervous around you or he might talk more than he normally does.

Signs of nervousness when around you

If a guy likes you then it might cause him to get nervous around you.

This is because he doesn’t want to say or do something that makes him look bad in front of you and it causes him to get nervous around you.

If he does get nervous around you then it would be likely that he would do things such as:

  • Rubbing the face, arms, legs or neck
  • Blinking more frequently
  • Licking the lips
  • Dry mouth
  • Coughing
  • Struggling to hold eye contact
  • Touching the neck
  • Scratching the neck
  • Talking at a different pitch than normal
  • Fidgeting

Signs of anxiousness when you’re with other men

If he is attracted to you then it would be likely that he would become slightly anxious when you are with other men.

This is because he likes you and he’s worried that you’ll like the other men and not him.

If he does get anxious when you’re with other men then it would be likely that he would show a number of the signs of nervousness mentioned above. It would also be likely that he would stare in your direction when you’re with other men and that he would stay in the general area while you’re with them.

Getting defensive when other men are around

If a guy likes you then it would be likely that he wouldn’t want to look bad in front of you.

This means that if he tends to get defensive when other men are around it would be a sign that he likes you.

Touching you more than other people

If a guy likes you then it would be likely that he would tend to touch you more than other people and that he would look for excuses to touch you.

For example, he might put his arm around you for pictures or he might touch you when teasing you.

Asking you more questions than other people

If a guy likes you then it would be likely that he would be most interested in what you have to say.

This means that if you notice that he asks you more questions than he does it other people and he talks to you in a way that furthers the conversation it would be a sign that he likes you.

It would also be likely that he would keep his attention on you when you’re in a group together and there are multiple people talking.

Standing close to you when talking to you

If a guy likes you then it would be likely that he would stand closer to you than he usually does with other people.

It would also be likely that he wouldn’t step back when you step towards him and he might even step closer himself.

Positioning himself to be near you

Another thing that he would be likely to do would be to position himself so that he is near you when you are in the same area as each other.

Looking at your lips

If you notice that he occasionally looks at your lips for a few seconds when talking to you and then he looks up then it would be a sign that he likes you.

Making plans based on yours

If he likes you then it would be likely that he would want to hang out with you.

With that being the case, if he tends to make plans based on your schedule, then it would be a sign that he likes you.

Staring at you

If a guy likes you then it would be likely that he would often glance in your direction.

If you notice him doing it then it would also be likely that he would either smile at you or look away quickly since you caught him.

Holding prolonged eye contact

When two people are attracted to each other they will begin to engage in something called “mutual gazing” which basically where they hold eye contact with each other for longer than usual.

If you notice that he tends to gaze at you when talking to you then it would be a strong sign that he is attracted to you. This would especially be the case if he doesn’t squint, tighten the lips or tighten the jaw when looking at you.

A change in vocal tone

It has actually be found that men will change the way that they talk when they’re talking to a woman that they are attracted to.

It was found that they will mostly talk with a deeper voice but will also occasionally talk at a higher pitch as well.

This is likely to be because talking with a deeper voice signals an abundance of testosterone while talking with a higher pitched voice, at times, will signal that he is not a threat.

This means that if you notice that a guy tends to talk to you with a deeper voice than normal and he occasionally goes higher pitched it would be a sign that he likes you.

Foot touching

When a man likes a woman sometimes he will touch her feet with his. If you notice that the guy does it with you then it would be likely that he likes you.

Laughing and looking to see if you are as well

If a guy likes you then it would be likely that he would want to appear to be on the same wavelength as you.

One sign of this would be if he tends to look to see if you’re also laughing when he is.

Consider what he does when he first notices you

When trying to figure out whether or not a guy likes you considering what he does when he first notices you would likely be very helpful.

This means that, when you first see him, consider if he sits or stands more upright, adjusts his clothing or hair, points his feet at you, uncrosses his arms or legs, changes his behavior or if he changes where he is standing or sitting.

Consider his normal behavior

When trying to figure out if a guy likes you or not another helpful thing would be to compare his behavior and body language when he is around you with what it looks like when he’s not.

If you notice that he tends to show the same behavior and body language signals around you as he does with his other friends then it would be less likely that he likes you.

Whereas, if you notice that he does change his body language and behavior around you compared to what it is like with his other friends then it would be more likely that he is attracted to you.

Look for multiple body language signals

When trying to figure out how a guy might feel about you something that you should make sure to do is to draw conclusions based on multiple body language signals that mean the same thing.

The reason for that is that single body language signals can often have multiple different meanings making them unreliable on their own.

Whereas, if a guy shows multiple body language signals that all point towards the same meaning then it would be much more likely that it is why he is actually showing those signals.

This means that, when you’re trying to figure out if a guy likes you, you should look for multiple body language signals of attraction as mentioned above.

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.

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