If you're attracted to a man and would love nothing more than for him to reciprocate your feelings, trying to decipher how he feels about you can be maddening, confusing and downright frustrating. However, if you know the right signs to look for, understanding male attraction can be simple.


Eye Contact

If a man literally can't keep his eyes off you, he is attracted to you. The old saying that men are visual beings isn't a cliche. If he engages in meaningful and prolonged eye contact with you as you speak, then he enjoys looking at you and finds you appealing. Although subtle, look out for dilated pupils, which also indicate serious attraction. Add extra points if you catch him staring at you when he thinks you're not looking.

  • If a man literally can't keep his eyes off you, he is attracted to you.

Excuses to See You

If you find that you are constantly running into a man, it is likely that he is going out of his way to see you. Whether you're going to the cafeteria for lunch at work and always spot that shy human resources guy or you're constantly seeing a mysterious blond stranger at your local mini mart, it could be an indication that he is making an effort to see you. If he knows where to find you and always turns up, he is attracted.


Physical Appearance

Most women are aware that, on any given day, most men couldn't care less about their physical appearance. However, if you notice that a man is putting extra effort into looking and smelling good around you, whether it's by applying some light cologne or dressing sharp, he probably is doing it to impress you and to get your attention.


Playful Teasing

Playful teasing is one of the most common indicators of attraction, whether a man is 19 or 90 years old. If he engages in some good-hearted ribbing and insults towards you, he is trying to express that you likes you. Men often have a tough time expressing how they feel with words — it can make them feel corny or sappy — so instead they tease you to show that they like you.



If you notice a man seems to give you far more attention than other people surrounding you, he most likely is attracted to you. If you are in a work meeting and a certain guy is always using your work as a positive example or singling you out to ask you questions, it can signify that he is always thinking about you and wants to initiate contact. Doing this shows that he wants to get your attention back.


Romance Talk

If a man shows a big interest in your love life, he surely is attracted to you. If you notice that he always asks whether you have a boyfriend or are seeing someone, he likes you. If he knows that you are seeing someone and constantly asks about that person, he probably is displaying a twinge of jealousy.


Nonverbal Signals

Look out for key nonverbal signals of male attraction. These signals include his feet always pointing toward yours when you are talking to him, mimicking your actions (such as raising your hands up in the air) to synchronize with you, raising his eyebrows, fidgeting (such as biting his nails out of nervousness because he wants to impress you) and standing up straight (as if to show off his assets, like his muscles, broad shoulders or height).