Can’t figure out if that guy you’ve been hanging out with likes you back? Obviously, you don’t want to ask him. That would make for awkward conversation, and it might totally ruin the great dynamic you two have!
It can be nerve racking (but fun) figuring out if someone likes you more than just as a friend.
Indicators of Interest
In the dating world, signals that indicate someone is interested in you are called IOI’s or “Indicators of Interest.” And to be honest, there’s an endless list of these signals, but in this article, I’ve compiled the top 25 indicators that he’s totally interested in you.
1. He Wants to Talk to You
A lot. He goes out of his way to start conversations with you.
2. He Looks At You Often
Men are visually-driven, and men want to look at what they like. Cars, guitars, and believe it or not, girls, are things men love looking at.
3. He Touches You
The next time you’re chatting with this fellow, take note how much he touches you. If he’s touching you – especially in the arm area – it means that he’s physically attracted to you.
4. He Finds Excuses to Spend Time with You
5. He Asks You Questions No Other Guy Asks
Yes, they may be questions that are a little more private such as, “So what are you doing tonight?”
6. He’s a Little Nervous Around You
If you can sense he’s being a little awkward and nervous around you, it means that he cares about what you think of him. Translation: He wants you!
7. He Teases You
He treats you like a little sister at times.
8. He Calls You for No Reason
If he call you to chat, it means he’s thinking about you when you’re not around. This is a big one.
9. He Tries to Make You Laugh
And when he does, does he sometimes fail miserably? That means he’s trying really, really hard to please you. This is another big sign.
10. He Shows Off to You
Men are biologically hard-wired to show off when they’re interested in a woman. It’s like when peacocks mate; male peacocks flare their feathers almost as if to say, “Hey! Look how cool and awesome I look!”
11. He Protects and Defends You
Getting in an argument with a friend? If he takes your side, then it’s either because he agrees with your point (or he just likes you).
12. He Texts You, e-mails You and Facebooks You
13. He Says Your Name in Conversation a Lot
He likes saying your name.
14. He Gives You a Nickname
This goes along with teasing you, but if he gives you a nickname, it means he’s putting his mark on you.
15. He Asks About Your Interests
And not only that, but he wants to talk about your interests with you. He wants to share a passion with you.
16. He Wants to Share Music
Does he give you his left headphone piece to you when he’s listening to his iPod? Sharing music is like sharing a part of you. He wants you to enjoy his music, he wants you on his side.
17. He Remembers the Little Things
Yes, unlike most guys out there who have a memory span of four seconds, this guy actually remembers what your favorite color is, what your favorite number is, and what your middle name is.
Unless he’s got a photographic memory, this sort of recall is a sign that he likes you.
18. He Talks About You to His Friends
If you know for a fact that he’s talking about you, then it couldn’t be more obvious. He may be talking to even one of your friends about you!
19. When He’s Talking to You, He Faces You Directly
He’s square and is looking directly at you.
20. He Touches His Face
Yes, it’s kind of a sign of nervousness, but if he’s touching his face when he’s around you it means that he’s a bit “off.”
21. He Invites You to Hang Out with Him
If he wants to spend some time with you — you get the picture.
22. He Leans in to You When He’s Talking to You
Yes, if he’s talking to you and he’s moving closer towards you while he’s speaking, it means he likes you. The best indicator is when he chooses to whisper something really close to your ear.
23. He Checks You Out
So, maybe you decided to wear something really sexy that day. Does he look at you differently?
24. He Asks You Out
25. He Tries to Be Intimate with You
Yes, if he tries to kiss you. I mean, the rest is pretty obvious!
Okay, so the last two were pretty darn obvious. But there you have it. So the next time you two talk to each other, keep this list in the back of your head!