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How to Know if a Guy Likes You: 30 Signs He Likes You A Lot

Wondering how to know if a guy likes you? Here are 30 signs a guy likes you a lot.

Sometimes, when you are dating it can be hard to tell if a guy likes you, or is just being nice.

We have all been there, when you first start dating and you your whole thoughts are totally consumed with whether he likes you or not…

Well never wonder again as these signs will reveal how to tell if a boy likes you.

How to Know if a Guy Likes You: 30 Signs He Likes You A Lot

He notices even the small details about you

A big sign that a guy likes you is when he picks up on small details about you that others tend to overlook. Maybe you just got a new haircut, got your nails done, or changed your style up just a bit.

Because he likes you, he’s paying very close attention to you and he’ll be one of the first to pick up on any subtle changes you make. Take note if he’s the first to tell you he likes the new way you’re doing your hair or the new outfit you have on, there’s a good chance it means he likes you.

He picks on you (in a fun, playful way):

You know the old adage that if a guy picks on you it means he likes you? Well it’s often true! One of the ways a guy will flirt is by picking on you. If he likes to joke with you, plays harmless little pranks on you, or just in general gives you a hard time (in a fun way, not in a mean-spirited way) there’s a good chance it’s because he likes you. 

He gets jealous over other guys easily:

Whether it’s over the guy you’re currently dating or even a guy you mentioned you might just have a crush on, if he likes you he’s going to have a hard time hiding his jealousy when you mention other guys.

You’ll pick up on signs of his jealousy. He might leave the room when you bring up your latest date, or get quiet when the topic of the guy you’re seeing comes up. He wants to be with you and hearing about the guy you’re spending time with isn’t going to be his favorite subject if he likes you.

He goes out of his way to spend time with you:

If a guy likes you, he’s definitely going to want to be spending time with you. And he’ll go out of his way to see you. He might be working 12- hour days and have a million projects going on at work but that won’t matter if he likes you.

Even the longest day won’t be too long to spend some time with you. If you notice he seems to go above and beyond and out of his way to spend a little quality time with you, it’s a sign he likes you.

He remembers the little things you tell him:

You mentioned in passing to him that Reese’s are your favorite candy. You made a brief remark about how much you like roses. And after a long, and not particularly great day, he shows up at your place with Reese’s and roses in hand.

You’re surprised he even remembered you telling him about your favorite candy and flowers. If a guy likes you, he’s going to remember even the little things you tell him. Anything you say he’ll view as important and he won’t soon forget even the small details.

He calls/texts often and seemingly for no reason:

If a guy is calling and texting you on a regular basis, it could be because he views you as a good friend. But there will be a noticeable difference in his texts and calls if he likes you.

He’ll ask how your day went or text you just to check on you. His calls and texts will be frequent and often seem to be for no real reason. If he likes you, he’ll want to just check in on you and see how you are, so he’ll likely call you without any specific purpose other than hearing your voice.

He’s very attentive to you, even when others are around:

Whether you’re in a crowd or hanging out with a small group of friends, if he likes you his attention will be heavily focused on you. He’ll instantly hone in on you when you speak in the group.

He might even go out of his way to make sure he sits close enough to be able to really pay attention to you. If he seems to be paying way more attention to you than anyone else around, it’s a sign that he likes you.

He wants to spend time with your friends:

A guy that likes you will want to be involved in all facets of your life, and this will include your friend group. As much as he loves spending time with just you, he won’t have a problem spending time with your friends as well.

He knows that your friends are important to you and he needs to get along with them if he wants to continue having a shot with you. If he’s willing to hang out with you AND your friends, it’s a big sign that he likes you.  

He asks about your family:

Along with being willing to spend time with friends, if he likes you he’s going to ask about your family. He’ll be paying attention when you mention your siblings, mom, or dad. If you recently shared with him how your sister is having a hard time with her current boyfriend, don’t be surprised if a couple days later he asks if things have improved at all.

If your family is important to you, they’ll be important to him as well and he’ll be paying attention when you mention them. If you’ve noticed he’s been more inquisitive when it comes to your family as of late, it might just be a sign he likes you.

How to tell if a boy likes you: He’s protective of you in subtle ways:

Guys tend to be pretty protective of those that they care about, it’s just a natural instinct. So if you notice he’s started showing subtle signs of being protective of you, it might just be a sign that he likes you.

He may walk you to your car at night, make sure you got home okay after leaving his place, or check that you arrived safely after a long car ride. He cares about you and those natural protective instincts will have him wanting to check on you and make sure you’re safe.

A clear sign a guy really likes you.

You catch him staring at you often:

Have you noticed every time you look this guy’s way, you happen to see him looking right back at you? If it seems every time you catch his eyes, they’re on you then that’s a sign that he likes you.

When a guy has feelings for you, he’ll be prone to stealing glances of you whenever he can. His eyes will be drawn to your every movement, so don’t be surprised to catch him staring almost constantly.

He acts different when you’re around:

Notice a sudden personality change anytime you enter the room? He might go radio silent when he’s normally a pretty chatty guy. Or maybe he’s typically fairly quiet but his nerves get the best of him when you’re around and he can’t seem to stop talking.

Whether it’s because he wants to impress you, or he just isn’t sure how to act when you arrive, a complete 180 in a guy’s personality when you show up is a serious sign that he likes you.

He flirts with you:

This may seem a little obvious but pay attention to the details here. Is this guy a flirt and general, and he tends to flirt with you and every other girl around? Or is he flirting ONLY with you? Is he a notorious flirt normally but it seems as of late he only flirts with you?

If he’s flirting with you and any other girl that will pay him any attention, then don’t think twice about it. But if a guy is flirting with you and only you, there’s a pretty solid chance it’s because he likes you.

He jokes about going out together:

Does he crack jokes about the two of you going out? Does it seem those jokes have become more and more of a regular thing? If so, there just might be something to that.

If he’s regularly asking you out in a joking manner, it may be to test the waters and see if you’d actually go out with him. He might be afraid of your rejection and rather than face it outright he makes jokes about the two of you dating to see your reaction. If he’s made more than just a couple of jokes about the two of you going out, this is a sign that he likes you.

How to tell if a guy likes you – His friends tell you he likes you:

Have his friends told you, on more than one occasion, that he has feelings for you? If so, there may be something to it. He might be scared of telling you outright himself out of fear of you not returning his feelings, so he’s letting his friends feel you out a bit before he brings it up with you.

If his friends have told you several times that he’s crushing on you, it just might be a sign that he does indeed like you.


He shows genuine interest in you and your goals:

A guy who likes you will be super curious about what makes you, you. He’s going to want to know all of the details, both big and small. He may ask you all about your goals, dreams, and hopes for the future.

If you notice he’s started asking you questions about your career goals, dream house, or bucket-list vacation, and anything else that might give him insight to what makes you up, take his interest as a sign that he likes you.

He asks you on a date:

This is probably about as obvious as it gets but if he asks you out on a date, take that as a sign he likes you. Dating can be tough these days, so even being asked on a date can have you questioning if he really likes you.

So pay attention to a few key things on your date. Does he put his sole focus on you during your date, or does he play on his phone?

Does he spend the entire time talking about himself or does he ask engaging questions about you? If he’s focused on you and getting to know you better after asking you on a date, he likes you.

He tells you he likes you:

Again, this may seem as obvious as being asked on a date but in today’s dating world it’s easy to be a skeptic. So look for the signs. He’s told you he likes you. Does he follow that up with spending quality time with you, calling/texting you regularly, and getting to know you?

Or does he tell you he likes you and then you don’t hear from him for a week. If he tells you he likes you and follows that up with planning dates, keeping communication open, and making efforts in your relationship, then take it as a sign he does truly like you. 

He enjoys helping you out:

Have you noticed every time you’re in a tight spot he’s the first one to come to your aid? All your friends bailed on you when you needed to be out of your apartment by the end of the weekend but he was quick to show up and lend a helping hand.

You couldn’t reach your bestie when your car broke down but he picked up on the first ring. If you’ve picked up on his willingness to help you out, no matter what the situation is, it’s a solid sign he likes you.

He’s active on your social media :

A new selfie goes up on your Insta and he’s the first to double tap. You share a funny meme on Facebook and he’s the first to drop the laughing emoji. If you’ve noticed that he seems to be super active on your social media feeds (like, he never misses liking a post) then there’s a good chance he likes you.

We pay attention to those that we’re interested in, and social media is no exception. His obvious attention to you on social media means something, most likely that he’s interested in you.

He’s always there for you:

Have you noticed that when you have a problem you want to talk to someone about or you’re looking for some support, he’s the first one you run to. And it’s because of how well he’s there for you.

He’s quick to provide you with advice when you ask for it or just a shoulder to cry on if that’s what you need. If he’s one of a handful of people that you can count on to be there for you when times are tough, there’s a good chance he likes you. A guy will always show up for someone he cares about.

He dresses up when you’re around:

Can you count the times you’ve seen him dressed down on one hand? Do you notice he always seems to be dressed to impress anytime the two of you hang out?

If he seems to be going above and beyond when it comes to his attire if you’re going to be around, this just might be a sign that he likes you. He’s making sure you always see him at his best, so you’ll be nothing less than super impressed with him.

He sticks up for you:

He might pick on you just a little bit (in a fun, non-hurtful way) but he sure won’t let others do the same. He won’t stand for anyone being mean to you and he’ll be very quick to come to your defense.

Whether it’s against one of your friends or one of his, he’s not going to be okay with anyone giving you a hard time. If he seems to be protective and doesn’t hesitate to speak up in your defense, this is a pretty good sign that he likes you. 

How to know if a guy likes you: He’ll want to earn and keep your trust:

If a guy likes you, he’s going to want you to know he has feelings for you and you only. He won’t entertain hanging out with ex-girlfriends or any other women who could potentially cause friction between the two of you.

He’ll prove his loyalty by quickly telling other girls he isn’t interested and his feelings are for you. He has eyes for you only and he won’t want to do anything that could break your trust in him if he truly likes you.

He wants to know what your future plans are:

Does he ask you about your goals and hopes and dreams for the future? He might just be fishing for information on what you want your future to look like.

If a guy likes you, he’ll want to see how well the two of you are going to mesh. If you’ve picked up on quite a few questions as of late around your future plans, he’s likely trying to see how well they match up with his plans. This is a pretty good sign that a guy likes you.


He goes out of his way to impress you:

If a guy likes you, he’s going to want to impress you. If you notice he seems to really be laying it on thick when you’re around, whether it’s how much money he makes, the extravagant vacation he’s getting ready to go on, or the big promotion he just got, he just might be going out of his way to try to impress you.

He likes you and he wants you to like him right back, and in his mind the best way to do this is to appear really impressive in status.  

He makes excuses to spend extra time with you:

Have you noticed he seems to just make excuses that allow the two of you to spend more time together? You mention needing to pick up a few things from the store and suddenly he remembers he needs to grab a few things too.

You’re headed to the gym and he says this is his favorite time to workout too and wants to know if you mind him tagging along. If he’s coming up with all sorts of colorful reasons to spend time with you, it’s a sign that he likes you.

He buys you gifts:

Have you noticed an increase in the number of sweet surprises you’ve been coming home to lately? Maybe last week there were flowers delivered right to your front door or just this week your favorite meal was left on your doorstep.

If a guy likes you, he’s certainly going to want to get your attention. And one way he may go about this is by sending you gifts he thinks you’d appreciate. 

He introduces you to his family:

When a guy has feelings for you, he’ll be eager to introduce you to all of the most important people in his life. This will definitely include his family.

His family’s opinion likely means a lot to him, so introducing you to them and seeing how well you all mesh is going to be a factor in his feelings for you. If he extends an invite to you that includes spending time with his family, you can be pretty sure he likes you.  

He invites you to hang out with his friends:

If a guy likes you, he’s going to want to introduce you to all of his favorite people. And this definitely includes his friends! If he extends an invitation to you to come hang out with him and the guys, don’t take this lightly. It’s a big sign that he likes you.

Of course, pay attention to how he treats you when you go. If he invites you to hang with the guys and then treats you like one of the guys, he probably views you as a friend. If you go hang with him and his friends and he’s attentive and focused on you even with friends around, he probably likes you.


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