There is this guy who keeps sending you mixed signals. He keeps on checking you out and talks to you like he’s interested. But at the same time, he isn’t doing anything about it. He hasn’t asked you out on a date or made an actual first move.
So, what’s the deal with him? Is he just being friendly, or is he trying to get your attention?
Well, if you read on, you’ll find the giveaway signs he wants you to notice him.
What does it mean if a guy wants you to notice him?
When a man is trying to get you to notice him, he likes you in a romantic way. He has feelings for you and is too scared to make the first move so he does everything he can to attract your attention.
How can you tell if a guy is trying to get your attention?
The first thing you should pay attention to here is this man’s body language. He’ll stare at you, lean towards you, and accidentally touch you.
However, that’s not all. If you want to check out more signs he wants you to notice him, here they are.
25 Signs He Wants You To Notice Him
If a guy displays most of these signs, he’s crazy about you, but he’s just mustering the courage to confess his feelings:
1. Deep eye contact
The first body language sign you should pay attention to is eye contact. When a guy likes you, he’ll stare at you non-stop.
He won’t just check you out because the attraction this man feels is more than physical. He’ll look you deep in the eyes, looking for signs of your affection.
Even when you look back at him, he keeps staring. This is one of the subtle signs he’s into you and a way for him to start communication.
Sometimes, a guy will give you a head nod after looking at you. If he does that, he’s about to approach you, especially if you smile back.
On the other hand, if you’re dealing with a shy guy, he’ll likely look down when he sees you’ve caught him. He’s not doing it because he doesn’t like you – he’s behaving like this just because he’s scared to make the first move.
2. Strong flirting game
One of the signs he wants you to notice him is that this man flirts with you every time you see each other. I’m not talking about his body language only; I’m also referring to the way he talks to you.
Suddenly, his voice changes. He starts whispering in your ear when he talks and uses ambiguous language. He uses oblique allusions and innuendos, so you can’t tell for sure if he’s hitting on you or just kidding.
Well, let me clear your doubts once and for all: when a man behaves like this, it’s a good sign that he’s flirting with you.
3. Physical presence
If a guy likes you but is too scared to admit it, he’ll constantly find excuses to be in your presence. No, I’m not talking about literal stalking, but he’ll do something similar, just in a cuter way.
How many times have you “accidentally” run into this man? Somehow, it’s always at your favorite coffee shop or in front of your workplace.
You think it’s just a coincidence or even destiny, but trust me – there is nothing accidental about it. He’s looking for ways to be near you, and that’s a telltale sign of his affection.
4. Invading your personal space
Let’s talk about how he’s always standing or sitting near you when you’re with friends. He always finds a spot next to you. If that’s the case, it’s also a great sign that he’s into you.
When you two talk, he gets really close. And he does this especially if you’re in a crowded, noisy place. That way, he can approach you under the guise that he can’t hear you well.
Look, it’s one thing if you like what he’s doing. In that case, see this as playful flirting and enjoy yourself.
However, if you see this as intrusive, and if he’s making you uncomfortable, don’t be scared to step back. Ask him to respect your personal space and boundaries.
5. He gets tense when you’re around
Let me tell you a little secret: men are no different than women when it comes to liking someone. They also get all anxious around the object of their affection.
This guy is no different. He’ll probably show you clear signs he wants you, but he’s just too nervous to do something about it.
Every time you’re in his presence, he blushes and goes all red. He starts to sweat, and his voice shakes uncontrollably. Some men even start fidgeting or get completely tongue-twisted, so you get the impression that he is boring and has nothing to say to you.
6. Showering you with compliments
One of the obvious signs he wants you to notice him is the compliments this man keeps on giving you. He never misses an opportunity to tell you something nice.
But you know what makes him stand out from all the other guys around you? It’s that he doesn’t only compliment your physical appearance.
Of course, he’ll tell you that you look great or that you’re beautiful. He might even compliment your outfit or new haircut.
However, if you pay close attention, you’ll see that he praises your intellect and personality even more. That’s what interests him the most.
7. Physical touch
How to tell if a guy likes you or even loves you secretly: Well, every relationship coach will give you pretty much the same answer to this question. If he’s looking for subtle ways to touch you, it’s a big sign of his affection.
The trick is that he’s probably doing it without being aware of his actions. His urge to touch your skin is so strong that he has to use every chance he gets to do so.
Of course, I’m not talking about anything aggressive here.
This man keeps you in his arms a little longer than necessary every time he hugs you when he greets you. He touches your knees when he tells you a joke or grabs your waist when he passes by.
I know what you must think: “It’s not such a big deal, he’s my guy friend, and we’re close.” But trust me – this is not the way guy friends behave, at least, not unless they like you.
8. He finds excuses to reach out
It’s hard for men nowadays to reach out to women without appearing desperate and giving them the impression they’re a stalker – we have to give them credit for this. This guy knows this, and the last thing he wants is to get on your nerves.
At the same time, we’re talking about a shy guy who has no courage to openly ask you out on the first date. So he has to come up with different excuses to stay in touch with you.
9. He included you in his life
How to tell if a guy likes you: Well, one of the most important signs he wants you to notice him and pay him your attention is how he makes you a part of his life.
This man sees you as girlfriend material. He doesn’t want to just casually hook up with you – he plans to have a serious, long-term relationship.
That’s exactly why he introduces you to his friends and maybe even family members. Actually, when you met those close to him for the first time, they already knew everything about you. This is a great sign of how important you are to him.
10. He listens to you carefully
He’ll never scroll through social media or text other people when he’s with you. You’re a lucky girl because you have this man’s undivided attention.
He truly listens to what you have to say. First of all, he’s interested in you, and everything you say makes sense.
But he also engages in conversation because he’s trying to get to know you better. He asks deep questions and tackles all the important topics. Isn’t it clear that he’s doing his best to get to the bottom of your personality?
11. He remembers everything about you
There is another thing that shows how attentive this man actually is: he remembers everything you’ve ever told him. It’s all about the little things: he knows the name of your childhood best friend and remembers your favorite drink.
This guy is falling in love with you, and he notices the slightest change in your appearance or mood. He’s the first to comment on your new haircut and sees when you’re sad, without you having to tell him anything.
He always remembers your birthday and other important dates. Don’t take this for granted because he’s one of a kind!
12. He tries to look his best
You may think that only girls play the appearance card when it comes to the object of our affection. Well, according to all relationship experts, men are no different. When a guy really likes you, he’ll go out of his way to look his best every time you’re around.
He’ll wear his nicest shirt, put on a ton of his most seductive cologne, and pay special attention to his hairstyle.
Let me reveal a little trick: If he doesn’t look as nearly as good when you run into him by accident but is always all dressed up when he plans on seeing you, things are pretty much self-explanatory.
13. He gets jealous…
One of the big signs he wants you to notice him is a man’s jealousy. It’s actually pretty weird because he’s interested in your love life but gets upset if you tell him you’re dating someone or mention a guy you like.
He’s terrified of losing you to another man. This guy is jealous even of your mutual friends and constantly keeps an eye on you – just to see if you’re flirting with someone else.
When you mention another man, he keeps pointing out his flaws. It’s clear that he wants you to see him as the only guy worthy of your love and attention.
14. …but does his best to hide it
Nevertheless, let’s not forget that this guy is obviously still not ready to show his true feelings. Yes, that includes jealousy as well.
He’s not your boyfriend, and he knows he has no right to be jealous. He does his best to act like he couldn’t care less about your love life, but everyone knows this isn’t true.
You see how he changes the moment another man pays you attention. But when other people, including your mutual friends, jokingly comment on his jealousy, he’ll deny it.
The last thing he wants is to appear like a psycho. He acts cool and uninterested, but deep inside, he’s dying.
15. Blowing up your phone
Do you get a good morning and a good night text from him every single day? Does he keep on sending you funny memes? Do you two text each other all day, every day?
Well, do you really need any more signs he wants you to notice him? Isn’t it clear that this man feels the urge to get in touch with you all the time?
And if you don’t respond to his messages, he doesn’t mind double or even triple texting you. He calls you every now and then just to check up on you or to see what’s up. It’s like you’re already in a relationship – you just don’t know it.
16. Social media clues
The next thing to pay attention to are this man’s social media posts. If you feel like most of them are directed towards you, it’s because they are. He’s using his social media platforms to indirectly tell you how he feels without actually making the first move.
The same goes for your profiles. He watches and reacts to all of your Instagram and Snapchat stories, likes all of your photos, and comments on your posts.
It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but trust me – these are the subtle signs a guy likes you.
17. He appreciates your opinion
This man is not just into you physically – he is also interested in what you have to say. He appreciates your opinion and frequently asks for your advice.
Of course, this serves as a good excuse to continue talking to you. All of a sudden, you’re the only one who can help him, and your opinion is crucial. Yeah, right.
However, he also wants to know where you stand on certain important life matters to check if you have shared values.
But don’t be surprised if he asks you for relationship advice either. He’s just checking your reaction in hopes you’ll get jealous. Or he wants to know more about your deal breakers and relationship standards.
18. He tries to make you laugh
Every woman wants to be with someone who makes her laugh. And every man knows this. That’s exactly why your guy goes out of his way to put a smile on your face.
This is not just a good sign of his infatuation; it’s also a clear sign that he’s a positive person. He wants to share his optimistic energy with everyone, especially the woman he is so in love with.
The most important thing is that his jokes are never too much. He’s not vulgar and doesn’t make dirty jokes.
He maybe sometimes uses a cheesy pick-up line, but please, give a guy a break – can’t you see he’s trying his best?
Here’s another little thing to pay close attention to. If you’re with friends and he tells a joke, I bet you’re the only person whose reaction he’s waiting to see. If he notices he’s made you laugh, he gets all proud of his sense of humor.
19. You keep getting little gifts
If he figures out that your love language is receiving gifts, this man will shower you with presents. But don’t pay attention to their monetary value because that’s what matters least.
He won’t buy you a diamond ring or an expensive necklace – that would be too much. However, he’ll show you how much he actually knows you through these gifts.
He’ll surprise you by getting you a book by your favorite author – the one even you forgot to mention. Or he’ll get you a little something in your favorite color he notices you like wearing.
Maybe he’ll go the extra mile and make you a DIY present. If that’s the case, this man is definitely crazy about you.
20. He is super nice
Here’s some relationship advice: even the baddest boys turn into nice guys around the women they like. He might be a player who broke dozens of women’s hearts (I certainly hope he’s not like that, LOL), but around you, he’ll be all different.
He always has time to listen to your problems or to hear you out. He acts like a real gentleman: he opens the door for you, holds your coat, and pulls your chair out for you.
When you come to think of it, it’s obvious that he’s putting your well-being in front of his own. He makes sure all of your needs are met and that you’re always comfortable around him.
21. Taking care of you and fighting your battles
One of the signs he wants you to notice him is that this guy has your back. Whenever you’re in any kind of trouble, he pops up to give you a hand.
And you know what the best part is? He helps you without you even asking for it.
He is there to fight your battles not because he thinks you’re incapable of taking care of yourself but because he wants you to know you can always rely on him.
If someone has a problem with you, they have a problem with him as well. If you’re sad, he can’t be happy either.
22. He treats you special
If we’re talking about your coworker or a male friend who likes you, all you have to do is compare his behavior towards you and towards all the other women in his surroundings. I bet he treats you specially.
Even if he isn’t openly hitting on you, he makes sure everyone sees you stand out from the crowd. He’s definitely not looking at every other woman the way he looks at you. He’s not doing them favors, nor does he buy them presents.
23. He opens up
Every man in the world is scared of being perceived as weak. That’s why they hide their weaknesses – because they want women and other men to see them as tough and masculine.
However, all of this changes when a man meets the woman of his dreams. That’s when he opens up and shows her his vulnerable side because he trusts her like no other.
This is exactly how this guy behaves. He tells you his secrets and answers all the deep, personal questions you keep asking him.
He wants you to see how much he values you, and he expects you to trust him back.
24. Making future plans
This guy does not see you as something temporary. You can be sure of one thing: he sees you as relationship material, and he hopes to build a serious relationship with you.
That’s why he makes plans for the future that include you. At first, he begins with short-term plans for the weekend and casually includes you.
After that, he jokingly talks about your wedding or the name of your kids. However, I can assure you that he’s not kidding – he’s just testing the waters to see how you’ll react.
25. Forever alone guy
If a man displays these signs he wants you to notice him, he’s likely single. He might jump from one casual hookup to another, but one thing is for sure: for as long as you can remember, he’s never been in a long-term relationship.
Why do you think this is so? Well, isn’t it obvious? He’s clearly been waiting for you all along.
To Wrap Up:
There is no doubt that a man who displays these signs wants you to notice him and has strong feelings for you.
So what are you waiting for if you feel the same way? Give him a little push or make the first move yourself! Trust me – there is nothing wrong with this. It’ll just save you both a lot of trouble and unnecessary waiting.