A guy who is interested in you will make a point to maintain eye contact during conversation, even when he’s with other people. He’ll also try to keep conversations going by asking you follow-up questions or avoiding one-word responses.
He’ll also like your social media posts and comments, and he’ll regularly engage in conversation with you in the DMs.
1. He’s paying attention to you
It’s not always easy to tell everyday friendliness from flirting. If he’s just being friendly, he might talk to you in a casual way about his day or what he’s doing. He might also ask about your interests or what kind of music you like.
When he talks to you, pay attention to his body language. Does he lean in and try to make eye contact? Does he have closed body language, such as crossing his legs or a stiff neck?
If he’s interested in you, he’ll keep his eyes on you, even during lulls in the conversation. He’ll also listen to you closely and will respond with positive facial expressions, like happiness or a smile. He’ll also avoid negative reactions, such as disgust or anger.
2. He’s making physical contact
Whether it’s touching your arm while you’re talking, brushing a stray hair from your face, or accidentally rubbing your leg as they sit next to you on the couch, physical contact is one of the early signs he likes you. It’s a way to show you they care about your comfort, and aren’t afraid of getting closer to you physically.
He’s also likely to touch you more often when he’s interested in you, and he may even initiate it. When someone is infatuated with someone, they tend to be more willing to touch the person they like.
3. He’s trying to impress you
If a guy likes you, he will likely try to impress you in some way. This could mean he’s asking about your hobbies or work, what your favorite restaurant is, or other personal details about you. He may also find small ways to make contact with you physically, such as putting his hand on the back of your shoulder or bumping into your hip while laughing.
He will also want to know more about you, such as what your favorite movies are and who your close friends are. This is a good sign that he’s interested in you on more than just a friend level.
If he’s constantly liking your Instagram posts and leaving comments, that’s another clear sign that he’s into you. He may even initiate actual conversations in your DMs.
4. He’s making the first move
If a guy is interested in you, he will most likely make the first move. He will text you first, reach out to you on social media, and try to initiate conversations. If he isn’t doing this, then it could be a sign that he is not interested in you.
Another way to tell if he likes you is by noticing how much he talks about himself. If he is only talking about himself, it’s probably because he is not interested in you in a romantic way.
You can also notice if he keeps seemingly worthless or trivial things that remind him of you. This is a big sign that he likes you. It may be a pencil, a scarf with your perfume on it, or even a handkerchief.
5. He’s spending more time with you
Whether it’s hanging out with you more than your friends, or skipping taco Tuesday to take you out instead, when a guy chooses you over his other options it is one of the clearest signs that he likes you. He may also start making an effort to keep his home and car clean and neater when he’s around you.
Over time you may notice that conversations that used to be friendly are veering towards flirty territory. He may hold your gaze longer, or touch your arm while you’re talking. He might also start complimenting you more often, and noticing details about you that might not be important to him normally. All of these behaviors are considered forms of flirting and a good sign that he likes you.