How to Tell When a Guy Really Likes You

Updated March 18, 2017

Relationships can be exciting and confusing at the same time, especially if you're unsure about how your guy feels. It may be tough for him to tell you that he really likes you. But, there are ways to determine if a guy really likes you or not.

Consider whether he goes the extra mile for you. If he is willing to alter his schedule or interest to accommodate yours he is sending you a signal that he likes you.

Ask yourself if he values your opinion. If a man truly seems to value your opinion, it is an obvious sign that he respects you and trusts you. If he listens to your advice, it shows he is open to considering your feelings and doesn't feel that it is "all about him" anymore.

Assess his interest in taking the relationship to the next level. Pay attention to how reacts when the conversation turns to marriage, children or future plans for the two of you are mentioned. If these subjects scare him, he's probably not ready to take the relationship to the next level. At the other end of the spectrum, if he starts sentences with "When we have kids..." then he really likes you and envisions a future with you.

Ponder whether he makes an effort with you. If a man goes out of his way to make you feel special it is a strong signal of his interest level in you. If he ever just calls to tell you that he misses you or spontaneously plans romantic outings, he really likes you or is in love with you.

Notice his attitude toward public displays of affection. If he is affectionate in public or in front of his closest friends, he probably likes you. Public displays of affection show that he's not concerned about looking like a "cool bachelor" in front of the world.

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Lars Tramilton has been writing professionally since 2007. His work has appeared in a variety of online publications, including CareerWorkstation. Tramilton received a bachelor's degree with a focus on elementary education from Kean University.