I bet all of you were once curious about a man’s body language signs which show he secretly likes you, right? When a guy finds you attractive, you expect him to tell you that straightforwardly or to show it to you more directly. The least you expect is for him to ask you out.
But you need to understand that not all guys have the courage to be this direct and that not every guy does things the same way. There are men who are shyer by nature and who have trouble confessing their feelings, no matter how strong they actually are. These men won’t make a direct move on you nor will they hit on you in the same way other guys do.
But they will show you their interest in you in other, more subtle ways.
You may think that a guy is sending you mixed signals because he wants to play with your mind, but it can also be a sign of his insecurity. Therefore, these are exactly the things you should pay close attention to if you want to find out if a guy is really into you.
Their body language will show you their true intentions, even if they consciously try to hide it. Although every person will show you their affection differently, if you are wondering if a certain guy is interested in you, here are the 17 most common body language signs that he secretly likes you.
Of course, if you notice a man is sending you just one of these signals, that doesn’t have to mean much. But if he combines some, or all, of these behavior patterns, one thing is without a doubt—he is into you.
1. He stares at you
People, and especially men who want to hide their true emotions, will do whatever it takes to act indifferent and to control themselves so that the object of their affection doesn’t see through them.
But the only thing they can never control, no matter how hard they try, is their eyes. And that is why a guy’s eyes are the first thing you need to pay attention to when you are wondering if he is into you.
A guy who likes you will stare at you non-stop, and that is the first, sure-fire sign of his feelings for you. It’s simple—he is so fascinated by you that he can’t take his eyes off you, even if he wanted to. Besides, even if the room is filled with other girls, his eyes will be locked only on you, and he will stare at you like you are the only woman in the world, because for him, you are the most attractive girl ever.
This guy won’t mind looking you deep in the eyes, and he’ll do everything in his power to achieve direct and prolonged eye contact with you.
Although he obviously doesn’t have the courage to directly confess his feelings for you, this is one of his ways to show you his enormous interest. Besides, another thing he is trying to do is read you through your eyes. He is testing you—whether you will look at him the same way he is looking at you or if you’ll look at him without any interest or even with disgust.
2. He looks away
When a person obviously runs from your gaze and does everything in his power to avoid any eye contact, the first thing that will probably cross your mind is that he doesn’t want to have anything to do with you. You may think that this guy can’t stand looking at you and that he can’t wait to get away from you whenever the two of you are together.
But things don’t have to be this way. Although you may think of this as a sign that this guy certainly doesn’t like you, it can actually mean something completely the opposite.
If a guy looks away, it can be one of the signs that he likes you. You are obviously dealing with a shy guy who doesn’t have the courage to confront you or to look at you properly. He is terrified that you’ll see his feelings through his eyes and that you’ll reject him or even ridicule him when you realize he is in love with you. He acts like a teenage boy who has never been in love, and he can’t even bear to look at the object of his affection.
So the first impulse he has whenever your eyes meet is simply to look away. He obviously needs a few seconds to get his act together before he can talk to you properly.
3. He smiles whenever he looks at you
Another body language sign that a guy secretly likes you is also connected with the way all of his facial features change whenever he sees you walking through the door or just passing him by. Besides his eyes changing in a way, a similar thing happens with his mouth and with his entire face.
This guy obviously can’t help but smile whenever he makes eye contact with you. But he doesn’t just smile with his mouth and teeth—it’s funny, but it appears like his entire face is smiling. His every facial muscle moves and is delighted to see you.
This man could be in the worst possible mood, but when he sees you, his entire face brightens up, and he looks like all of his troubles are magically gone. This is a good sign because he obviously likes you more than you think.
Even when the two of you just pass each other by, he’ll give you a subtle smile. He obviously has trouble verbalizing his feelings, so this is one of his ways of showing you he has noticed you entering a room.
This is especially the case when he hears your voice. When you come to think of it, you’ve never seen this guy angry or deadly serious because whenever the two of you talk, he can’t help but smile at everything you say.
4. He is always faced toward you
When a guy is into you, even if he tries to hide it or even if he refuses to accept this fact, his body is very well aware of this obvious physical attraction.
If you are wondering if a guy is into you, one of the body signs showing he secretly likes you is the direction in which his face is pointed whenever he is around you.
When a guy looks around when he is talking to you or when he constantly checks his phone, it can be one of the signs he is just nervous to be near you. But it can also mean that he is simply not interested in anything you have to say, and that is the reason he gets distracted this easily.
But when a guy really likes you, he will follow your every move. He will try hard not to get distracted by anything other than the two of you.
Therefore, his face will always be pointed directly toward you. This way, he’ll be able to concentrate on you completely, and he’ll have the opportunity to look you in the eyes while you are talking, to see through every signal you might be sending him, and to enjoy your beauty completely.
5. Everything you say is funny
When you come to think of it, you are probably somewhat humorous and fun to be around. But if you look at things realistically, the truth is that you are not all that hilarious and not everything you say is funny.
But obviously, this guy doesn’t think this way. He can’t help but loudly laugh at every little thing you say, and he thinks every joke you tell is more than hilarious. Even if he is just a shy guy, he will relax in front of you because he feels good in your company. Of course, he obviously thinks you are fun to be around, but his loud laughter is also one of his ways to make you pay attention to him and to stand out from the crowd, and it is definitely one of the signs he is madly interested in you.
And not only that—you feel like he is also trying really hard to make you laugh. Whenever you two happen to be with a group of people and he is the one telling a joke or retelling a funny story, it seems like his eyes are constantly looking for you and that he is trying to see your reaction. If he sees you laughing, he is content because his mission is accomplished.
It is clear that this man finds you to be the most interesting person on the planet and that everything you say clearly amuses him. But that’s not enough—he wants you to think he is interesting as well.
6. He fixes his hair and outfit
You know how you suddenly become self-conscious of your appearance whenever you see a guy you like? All of a sudden, you don’t like what you are wearing, and you become extremely concerned by the state of your make-up and hair.
Well, guess what? Guys are the same when it comes to someone they like—well, except for the make-up part.
The truth is that every guy wants to look his best when he is near a girl he is into, although they probably won’t admit it out loud and although they might not even be aware of that fact.
Therefore, one of the little signs a guy is falling for you hard is the way he starts adjusting his hair and clothes when he sees you approaching him. Some guys will fix their hair, tuck in their shirt or something similar, but the point is the same. Whatever he is wearing and whatever he looks like, he will always be worried that something is out of place and that he could have done a better job in getting ready for seeing you.
Besides wanting to look his best around you, this man is also doing this because he is extremely nervous. He simply doesn’t know what to do with his hands, and this is one of his ways to keep them busy.
7. His legs and hands shake
When a guy is nervous around you, he obviously has something he is trying to hide, and in this case, it’s his feelings. He is scared that you can tell how crazy he is about you, but he doesn’t want that to be seen because he is not sure if you like him back.
One of the ways for him to display this nervousness is with his legs and hands shaking. This guy is probably not even aware of the fact that he is doing this, but it is something he obviously has no control over.
He could be also playing with his glass or something else.
All of these are signs that this guy is attracted to you, but he is obviously trying really hard to hide it.
8. His voice changes
You’ve probably caught yourself feeling like you can’t control your voice whenever you are around someone you like. All of a sudden, you start talking like a little girl without even noticing it.
It’s the same with guys. Their voice changes without them even being aware of it when they are near a girl they are powerfully attracted to.
One of the possibilities is for their tone of voice to rise uncontrollably. They do this subconsciously and instinctively because it has been scientifically proven that women are more sensitive to higher tones of voice. Women connect higher tones with crying babies.
Another possibility is for their voice to deepen. A deep tone of voice has always been connected with masculinity, and if a guy likes you, he’ll do everything he can to appear more masculine to you. Therefore, he will subconsciously try to deepen his voice, so you start seeing him as the real man he is.
Either way, what is probable is that this guy will talk louder whenever he talks to you. This is one of the subconscious ways to make you notice him and for him to be heard.
This guy knows that the competition is fierce and that he needs to stand out from the crowd. Besides, he wants you to remember his voice as something familiar.
9. He touches you accidentally
When a guy likes you, he is naturally also sexually attracted to you. That means that he will do anything just to be close to you and to touch you in any way, even if it’s by accident. And that is exactly what the guy who likes you has been doing all along.
Whenever you are talking to this man, he uses every opportunity to wipe something off your face or to move your hair from blocking your view. When he talks to you and especially when he laughs at a joke you’ve just told him, he’ll put his hand on your knee or shoulder. When he’s passing you by, he’ll probably put his hand on your lower back.
You need to know that this guy’s body has an uncontrollable urge to touch you in any way and that he himself is probably not aware of what he’s doing.
But that doesn’t mean he is allowed to act inappropriately or not to respect your boundaries. Therefore, if you see a guy crossing the line and crossing the boundaries you have set for yourself, you should definitely warn him that he is bothering you and that is nothing you should be ashamed of doing.
10. He hugs you and kisses you on the cheek
You probably have numerous male friends and whenever you see one, you give each other a subtle kiss on the cheek or you hug one another. This is especially the case when you haven’t seen this friend for a while.
And at first glance, this guy is no different. Whenever he sees you, he kisses you and hugs you. But if you pay close attention to his behavior and if you start looking at things a little more carefully, you’ll see that he definitely stands out from all of your other male friends. There is something different when he gets into your personal space. You somehow feel different. Your gut tells you that you are right and that he wants to be more than a friend.
He is a guy that will use every opportunity to give you a friendly kiss. That is a clear sign that he would like to kiss you on the mouth, but he simply doesn’t have the courage to try something like this. So a kiss on the cheek has become enough for him. But if you observe the situation, you’ll see that his kisses on the cheek are always dangerously close to your mouth and that he is probably fighting his desire to kiss you properly.
A similar situation is with his hugs as well. It’s like he never forgets to hug you when the two of you greet. And not only that—his hugs are quite intimate. He always tries to hold you in his arms as long as he can, and he acts like he would never let you go, if he had a chance with you.
11. He blushes
When you see a little kid blush, you know they are ashamed of something or that they are trying to hide something. This feature of the human body always remains somewhere inside us, but with time, we learn to control it in almost all situations.
All except when we are head over heels for someone. This is the time when you can’t control your body reactions, which always tell on you, and all of this has little to do with your age.
This is especially the case with blushing. At first, you are not aware that you’re blushing. And when you finally notice it or when someone from the group of people makes it clear, you try very hard to stop thinking about whatever made you blush and to regain the natural color of your face. But the more you try to achieve this, the more you become self-conscious of your blushing cheeks, and your face gets redder.
This is exactly what this guy who likes you is going through whenever he is around you. He feels the heat from his veins traveling directly to his face, and there is nothing he can do to stop it.
But why would he feel or look like this if he was completely indifferent toward you? It is more than clear that this guy is crazy about you, and him blushing is one of the ways his body is trying to tell you this.
12. He shows jealousy
So this guy is not your boyfriend, and you’ve never given him any hope of becoming one. But the fact that the two of you are not together doesn’t prevent him from having deep feelings for you. And it certainly doesn’t reduce the emotional pain and anger he can’t help but feel whenever he sees you with another guy. His jealousy is something he isn’t able to rationalize by telling himself he has no right to feel it or to act upon it.
He is a guy that is very well aware that he isn’t entitled to publicly display his jealousy. He knows that would make him a psycho and that this would chase you away from his life for good. That is the last thing he wants.
So he has never told you he is jealous.
But he has told you other things.
If the two of you are friends, whenever you mention a new guy you like or someone who has asked you out, let alone if you mention a new guy you are dating, he suddenly changes his behavior, and his mood drastically changes.
When you ask him for his opinion about a certain guy, he always manages to find their flaws, telling you that you can do better and probably implying that he is that better guy which you should look for. With time, you’ve stopped asking for his advice about your relationship but his behavior hasn’t changed—he has continued talking negatively about all of your boyfriends or potential boyfriends.
But every time you start suspecting that he is actually jealous, you change your mind once you see how enthusiastic he is about knowing everything that is going on in your life. You think that he would have to be masochistic if he was in love with you and still wanted to know every little detail about your love life.
What you don’t know is that this is exactly one of the signs that shows he has feelings for you. He prefers to know everything that’s going on in your life because he feels that this way, he is in control—or at least partly. He thinks this will help him see if things may get out of hand or if things with a certain guy become too serious, so he can react in time.
13. He sits next to you
If you are wondering if a certain guy from a group of friends you are in is into you, another sign that he secretly likes you is the fact that he always tries to find a way to sit next to you.
No matter how many people there are with the two of you, somehow, this guy behaves like the two of you are a couple and that it’s mandatory for him to sit or stand next to you. With time, this has become a habit of his and has become something normal for everyone in the group.
This is an obvious sign he likes you but is afraid of rejection. He takes your personal space, but he doesn’t think he is doing anything bad. This is the only time the two of you spend together because he doesn’t have the courage to ask you out, to spend some one-on-one time with you.
This being the only time he gets to see you, he wants to use it to his advantage. He wants to be as close to you as possible and dedicate the entire evening to you exclusively.
When he sits next to you, he also has the possibility of putting his arm around your chair. This way, he isn’t crossing any boundaries because he is not technically touching you. Instead, he can always excuse himself by saying he was resting his hand, and at the same time, he has the same feeling as if he was hugging you.
14. He checks you out
Another sign of a man’s obvious attraction to you is the way he checks you out. He can’t take his eyes off you from the moment you enter the room.
Besides, you see that he notices every little change you make about yourself. He notices some details which even girls don’t notice, like buying a new T-shirt or cutting your hair just a little bit.
At first, you thought you were imagining things and that this guy was looking at you the same way as everyone else did. But with time, you saw that you weren’t exaggerating at all. This guy had been checking you out all along, and there is no doubt about that. Also, he might be checking all your photos on social media sites, and you don’t have a clue about that.
He doesn’t do this just when you are sitting or standing next to him. He does it even when the two of you are apart, without having any physical contact. This guy will look for you from the other end of the room just to see you, but he won’t make a direct move. But it is obvious that he doesn’t mind making a real effort to see you and to check you out.
And this wouldn’t be true if he wasn’t this attracted to you, which he obviously is. He simply can’t control his gaze whenever you are around because he feels the need to check you out from head to toe.
15. He has dilated pupils and raises his eyebrows
There is another good sign that someone likes you more than a friend, which is also connected with this person’s eyes. It has been scientifically proven that people who talk to a person they like dilate their pupils when doing so.
And your guy is no exception. Whenever he sees you and especially when he talks to you, this excites him more than anything. This causes his pupils to be dilated whenever he is around you and when he talks to you.
Another sign connected with his eyes is his eyebrows. Whenever this guy sees you, he raises his eyebrows because he tries to keep his eyes wide open.
He does all of this because he subconsciously wants to see you better and because he is paying better attention to everything you are telling him. This way, he is not just focusing on the things that are coming out of your mouth—he also has a better chance of reading all of the signals and body language signs you might be sending him.
16. He licks or bites his lips or looks at your lips
You’ve probably seen women lick or bite their lips when they are nervous or when they are trying to seduce a guy. But this move is not reserved exclusively for the female part of the population.
Although many guys try hard to control this urge because they are afraid they won’t be considered masculine enough if they bite their lips, their body also has the need to do this when they are around someone they like.
Lips have always been one of the most erotic parts of the human body, so it is natural if they are used to attract the opposite sex.
Therefore, if a man likes you, one thing is for sure—he will pay special attention to looking at your lips when he stares at you. It is more than obvious that he has an uncontrollable urge to kiss you but is probably too shy to do it. Even if he sees your photo on some social media sites, he will act the same.
A similar thing happens with his lips—he is subconsciously trying to put your focus on his lips, and that is why he bites them or licks them. He is obviously turned on by you, and he bites his lips to show how much you attract him.
Another reason he might be doing this is that he feels like he is out of breath and that his lips are getting dry because of nervousness caused by your presence, and that is the reason he is licking them. When you notice behavior like this, just know that this man craves some physical contact. Now it is up to you if you will let him do it.
17. He breathes deeply
When we like someone, we don’t feel that attraction only mentally and psychologically. Instead, our entire body feels it, and that feeling starts to control us when the attraction is too intense.
That means our entire nervous system becomes overwhelmed when we are around the object of our affection. Among other things, the excitement we feel causes our blood to start flowing faster, and consequently, we feel like we are losing oxygen.
This is why a guy is interested in you will seem like he has trouble breathing whenever he is around you. He will feel like he is fighting to get enough air because a lot of oxygen and blood has gone to his heart and other organs.
Therefore, another definite body language sign that a guy secretly likes you is heavy and deep breathing. He simply feels like he doesn’t know what hit him, and he needs some time to get back on his feet.
After all, you are the first to take deeper breaths whenever you are excited or turned on, and this is just one of the clear signs that this guy is more than crazy about you.