When it comes to figuring out whether someone is into you, it’s not as easy as it sounds. The person doesn’t always admit their love for you right away or show any signs – how are we supposed to figure it out? Well, maybe you’re not looking at the right signs. Instead of waiting for the guy to stand outside your room with a boombox, playing your favourite song, perhaps the signs are much more lowkey than that. However, for most of us women, we can figure it out relatively quickly if a guy is into us or not, all we have to do is pay attention to the right signs. What are the signs? Good question. Well, we’re going to show you every sign out there to show you whether or not he’s into you. If you can figure out that he’s into you, then you’re one step ahead of the game. Here are the 40 male body language signs he likes you. Pay close attention, ladies!
1.It’s all in the eyes
Eye contact is a huge one. You have to remember that men are visual, with the being said, if they really find a woman attractive, they won’t be able to take their eyes off of her. Many studies have shown that if a man is attracted to a woman, they’ll try to lock eye with her. He wants to make sure he gets enough eye contact with you as possible, you know, to show that he’s interested. If he locks eyes with you, that’s a dead giveaway that he’s into you. However, he may not keep eye contact but instead, constantly look over to you – that’s also another obvious sign that he’s into you. That, or you have spinach in your teeth, but it’s probably the first reason.
2. He’s all smiles when you’re around
If a guy can’t stop smiling around you, he’s into you. We tend to find people who we consider attractive to us to be funnier. Usually, when a man finds a woman attractive they’re always smiling, showing that they’re as happy as can be.
3. His eyebrows are raised
Usually, when you talk to someone, your face is generally in a neutral position. Specifically, with the eyebrows, they tend to stay set. The eyebrows are usually what signifies emotion to other people whether you’re angry, sad, mellow or happy. When a man’s eyebrows are raised, it’s a sign that he’s intrigued by what he sees. Aka. he finds you interesting and is into you. It’s a very subtle a subconscious sign, so if he’s doing this, he’s probably not thinking about it.
4. He sits facing you
So, don’t get this mistaken, just because he’s sitting with his face towards you means he likes you. If he’s really into you, his whole body will be facing you. This means, his shoulder, torso, feet and knees will be in line with you. This not only shows that he’s attentive to you but it shows that you have all his attention.
5. Deep breaths
You may think this isn’t true but it is. When a guy likes a woman, he literally needs more oxygen when he’s around you in comparison to other women. Though this isn’t the only reason why he may be breathing heavily.
He may also take a deep breath when he sees an attractive woman because by doing so, it actually helps him broaden his shoulders, sit up straight and appear more attractive. Of course, he isn’t doing this intentionally, this is all based on natural instinct.
6. He can’t stop fiddling
You play with your shirt or constantly fix your hair when you’re around a guy you like, right? It makes sense because you’re nervous around them, you want to make sure that you look your best in front of them. For men, they do the same thing. When a guy likes a woman, they tend to pay more attention to how they look when around her. They’ll fix their shirt, make sure their hair is in the right place – you know, they want to look good.
If he was with his friends, he wouldn’t care, but you’re not his friend. You’re someone he’s into, so he wants to make the best impression.
7. He laughs hard
You may not have even said anything funny, but to him, you’re hilarious. If a man is really into a woman, he’ll find all the little things she says and does to be funny. He finds everything you do to be cute, so, though he’s genuinely laughing, he’s actually encouraging you to continue what you’re doing. So, keep making those jokes because they seem to be working!
8. He manspreads.
I know this doesn’t sound that great, but it’s not as bad as the visual you have in your head, well…in some cases, it’s actually just as bad as it sounds. Manspreading, though sounds rude, is actually a sign of dominance. When a man sits with his legs spread out or his arms around you, he’s trying to show a position of power. He’s also wanting attention, so, if a guy does this, he wants you to notice him.
9. He’s showing off – big time
When he’s around his friends or other women, he isn’t showing off all his talents. But, when you come around, he’s telling his best jokes and showing his all-star skills when playing sports. When you’re around he tends to just “up” every, making sure that you notice him. This is a great sign that he wants you to keep your eyes on him. Sure there are other guys around, but
10. He preens
You probably never heard this word, but people do this action all the time! Preening is how men and women figure out whether or not someone is into them. Preening is a type of touch-related body language, however, it’s a little more specific than that. Preening has everything to do with where he puts his hands on himself. If he’s rubbing his arms, running his hand through his hair, touching the side of his neck – these are all signs that he’s trying to arouse you.
11. He wants to show you he’s all man
When he’s around you, he wants to show you what he’s made of. He wants to show you how much of a man he really is. It’s also called peacocking and it’s used in the entire animal kingdom, however, in different ways. If you notice him sucking his stomach in, puffing his chest out and standing straight with his shoulder back, well, you just caught a glimpse of him peacocking.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
12. He likes when you touch him
In some occasions, when you touch a guy, he flinches with slightly fear. But if he’s into you, he doesn’t mind you touching him. You may brush past him or while laughing touch his arm. If he isn’t sure about you, he’ll move his arm away, however, if he reacts positively, like touches your hand or smiles, then that’s a good sign.
13. He doesn’t turn away from you
If he spends most of his time with his back towards you, well, that’s a clear sign that he’s not into you. When a man likes a woman, they don’t want to have their backs facing her, they want to give her all the attention possible. If he does turn his back on you, it’s only because he’s leaving, shouldn’t be for any other reason.
14. He walks your walk.
If he’s walking ahead of you, that’s either a sign he’s showing dominance over you or he’s trying to get rid of you – either option isn’t positive. However, if he values and respects you, then he’ll walk at your pace, next to you. This is because he wants to bond with you, he wants to show you that he can slow down or keep up with you. If you want to see where you stand with him, go for a walk with him – it’ll tell you everything.
15. He notices your appearance
Women like to think that men don’t notice anything new about a woman, whether she has new hair or is wearing a new shirt, but that’s not true. Don’t forget that men are extremely visual. If a guy is really into you, they’ll notice all the little changes you’ve made to your look. If he notices that you look good, he’ll tell you that you look good. This is another great sign that he’s into you.
16. Check out those pupils
Now, you’ll have to look closely to notice this, so if you manage to get this close to his face, it’s another good sign that he’s into you. When a man’s pupils are dilated, it shows that they like what they see. This is our bodies natural instinct to absorb what we like. Thus, when we like something we see, our pupils expand.
So, if you see his pupils nice and big, it’s either bright outside or he likes you. Let’s go with the second option.
17. He has positive body language
You know the body language of a guy who’s having a bad day. He’s hunched over, his face hangs low and he’s not social. However, when a guy is around a woman he likes, he’s the opposite. He’s standing up straight, his shoulders are back, his face is alert and content. If you notice that he’s now positioned as a totally new man.
18. He leaves his phone alone
Who would have thought this would be a huge indicator but in today’s world, it is. If he’s constantly checking his phone, it’s a clear sign that though he may be hanging out with you, he’s looking for other options. But if he’s not touching his phone and spends the entire time talking with you, well, honestly, who does that nowadays? Exactly. It’s a huge thing for someone to do and shows a lot about how they feel for you.
19. He doesn’t want to say goodbye
If a guy doesn’t like you, he’ll have no problem saying goodbye to you at the end of the night. In fact, he’ll probably be encouraging you to go home early – he’s not into you, it’s as simple as that.
But, if the guy likes you, he doesn’t want to say goodbye. If he had it his way, he’d be spending every day with you. So, when it’s time to say goodbye if he tries to start a conversation or lingers after saying goodbye to you, it’s a good sign that he doesn’t want to say goodbye. He’s into you!
20. He doesn’t like you flirting with other men
If a guy really likes you, he’s not going to appreciate you flirting or talking to other men. Of course, he’ll just sit there, playing cool, but you’ll be able to see him staring at you the entire time while you’re talking to another man. He may even accidentally show an expression of jealousy or annoyance. Now that you saw it, it’s clear that he’s into you. It’s just up to you whether or not you’re going to make a move or wait for him to do it.
21. You have no more personal space
There was a time when you had personal space, however, now that he’s around you, your personal space doesn’t exist. Of course, if you’re not into him – this isn’t good. But if you like him, it’s a great sign that he’s into you. Men that are into you will lean into you, sit closer to you, basically, create a reason to be close to you.
He may also be scared to do this, so, if you want, sit a little closer to him next time and see his reaction. If he’s happy about it, then he’s into you.
22. He mirrors you
No, he’s not trying to mock you or make fun of you, this is actually a subconscious action. When we mirror someone, we want their approval.
For example, if you touch your hair, he touches his hair. If you grab your glass of water and take a sip, he does the same. He won’t even realize he’s doing it, but subconsciously, he wants you to like him.
23. He stares
Who says staring is a bad thing? Of course, if it’s from someone you’re not into, it can be creepy. But, if the guy you like is staring at you, then, of course, it’s a good sign. He’s not looking at you because you look strange, he’s staring at you because he thinks you’re attractive. If you catch him staring at you, stare back, maybe even give him a wink.
24. He wants to give you want you want
Tell me what you want, what you really really want. The Spice Girls were right and when it comes to a man who likes you, he has no problem giving you what you want. If you’re hungry, thirsty, hot, cold, tired – you don’t even have to say the word, he’ll notice and automatically act on it. He’s giving you all his attention, so he wants to make sure you’re happy and treated as you should be – like a queen.
25. He becomes protective
Usually, you don’t see this side in men if they aren’t into you. Of course, if men see a woman who’s in trouble, they’ll help her out. But, when it comes to men around you, ones that you’re interested in, if he really likes you, he’ll have no issue stepping in to protect you. If you’re in a crowded bar, he’ll take your hand and lead your way through the crowd. Or if you’re walking on an icy street, he’ll hold your hand or insist you take his arm.
Though it may not seem like a lot, he’s showing you that he’s taking care of you and protecting you.
26. He opens up
If he doesn’t want to get to know you, he would never make himself vulnerable – that would just be a foolish move on his part. Plus, have you ever opened up with someone you weren’t into? Exactly, it just doesn’t happen. If he’s into you and wants more than just sex, he will want to be comfortable around you and open up to you. When looking for someone to be with, both men and women want to be able to bond with someone. The only way to do this is to open yourself up and make yourself vulnerable. If he does that, it’s a huge sign that he trusts you and he’s into you.
27. He doesn’t get distracted
When we’re talking to someone we’re not into, we easily get distracted by everything around us. Maybe you notice the dog crossing the street or the car that’s parking – all the details that don’t really matter, you see. But when he’s around you, an explosion could have gone off and he wouldn’t have noticed. When a man is into a woman, everything around them that isn’t you becomes irrelevant because everything else isn’t you. He’s not taking his attention off of you for one moment.
28. When he’s leaving, he looks back
Yes, this sounds something like a Hollywood romance film, but it’s true. Now, this doesn’t mean that if he doesn’t look back he’s not into you. But if he does look back, it’s a good sign that you’re on his mind. He may be sad that you two had to part, so, he has to steal one more look of you before you turn the corner. You’ve got him hooked!
29. He licks his lips
Not like he’s in a porno, that’s not what I mean. It doesn’t have to be this overly sexualized act of him licking his lips to show you that he’s into you. Though, when you’re attracted to someone, you actually produce more saliva which makes your mouth wetter. What happens when your mouth is wetter? You have to lick your lips. So, when a man is into you, he licks his lips more because you’re literally making him drool.
30. He wants to spend his free time with you
Of course, he could spend it with his friends but he doesn’t want to. Instead, he would rather spend his free time hanging out with you. Now, if he spends one night with his friends, it doesn’t mean he’s not into you. Everyone needs some time with their friends. But if he’s wanting to spend time alone with you, watching movies, hanging out or cooking dinner together, it’s a huge sign that he likes you and wants to get to know you. There are many other things he could be doing on a Friday night, but he’s choosing to spend it with you.
Men aren’t very good communicators, so, most of the time, they won’t tell you straight up how they feel. Instead, you’ll need to swift through the signs. Sure, they may drop verbal hints, but the best way to see is through body language. Body language cannot be ignored and much of it is subconscious, thus, it’s more honest then the words they say.
Take some time when it comes to reading a guy’s body language. In fact, it’s better if you watch him over a period of time, whether it be a couple days, weeks or months. Once you have a good idea of the signs he’s giving off, then you’ll be able to decide whether or not you want to make a move. Hopefully, he’ll eventually get the courage to ask you out on his own. But, if not, this is the 21st century, don’t be afraid to make the first move!