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Signs a Guys Likes You

Updated April 17, 2017

Usually, when you have the gut feeling that someone likes you, he does. However, guys are hard to read at times. What could be read as being a good friend might actually be his way of putting forth the effort to be something more than just your friend. There are a few simple ways to tell whether or not a guy likes you as a friend or more than a friend.

He Wants to be Around You

A guy that does not want to be around you probably does not like you. If a guy likes you, he will make plans to hang out with you. He will go out of his way to make sure that you are at the same place as he is, whether it is a party or simply going out to the movies with a group of friends. He will make a point to sit near you or spend his time with you. Guys that are interested in you will make plans with you outside of a group. Instead of having all of your friends around to hassle you, he will make an effort to get you by yourself so he can get to know you better.

He Calls You or Texts You

If a guy does not like you, he will not be interested in what you have to say. Guys that like you want to know more about you and will call or text you to stay in contact. You may bond over liking the same type of music, movies or books. When a guy likes you, he will draw on your common interests and start up conversations with you to keep the communication lines open. Guys that truly have an interest in you will call or text you regularly just to see what you are up to or how you are doing. They want their presence in your life to be known.

He Appears Shy

Not all guys are good at open communication or expressing their feelings. A guy may be shy around you if he likes you and does not know how to express it. He may not open up right away because he is not sure if you like him back. When a guy is shy, open up to him and he will start opening up around you. Shy guys take more time to get to know but will come out of their shell once they feel that you are reciprocating the feelings.

He Wants to Know Your Family and Friends

When a guy likes you, he wants to get to know the people around you such as your family and friends. He will introduce himself to the important people in your life and have respect for them. Getting to know your family and friends is his way of implementing himself into your life. While not all guys necessarily want to hang out with your girlfriends or little brother, they will do it when they like you to show that they are not only interested in you but that your personal life and relationships are important as well.

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About the Author

A.N. Pike has been a professional writer since 2006. She has worked for the "McKinney Courier-Gazette" and her campus newspaper, now freelancing for various clients. Pike earned her associate's degree in mass communications and journalism from Collin College.