Men sometimes work in weird ways. Not all guys are going to go above and beyond, at least not at first, to show that they like you and are into you. Instead, you may find that the guy you’re dating is one of those men that works in mysterious ways. If you genuinely want to know if the guy you’ve been seeing is digging you or not, you may have to stop looking for the big obvious clues and, instead, take a step back and look at his behavior, actions, and his words. Here are 14 signs that a man likes you.
He contacts you randomly
No matter if he’s at work or hanging with his boys, you can count on this man to contact you in some way. He’ll either text you, call you, or send you an email just to reach out to you to see how your day is going or to chit chat a little. When a guy contacts you out of the blue, it’s a sign that he clearly wants your attention and is interested in you. He doesn’t wait for days to say hello because he wants to talk to you as much as he can.
He’s interested in your interests
When a man takes an interest in the things you like, it’s an obvious sign that he is very much into you. This is even more true when he takes interest in activities that he normally isn’t interested in doing. If you notice that he’s more willing to hit up the gym with you to try out your yoga class or if he’s more interested in spending time at your favorite places around town, he likes you.
He’s always looking at you
No matter where you are, you always catch him randomly glancing at you. At home, during dates, and at random places, you can feel his eyes on you and only you. When a guy is always looking at you, it’s not because he simply thinks you’re eye candy. A guy who is always glancing at you is probably doing so in hopes of catching your eyes. Constant eye contact also shows that he is comfortable and not socially awkward or shy.
He likes being physical with you
He’s not like those other guys that grope you in the mall and try to shove their tongues down your throat as often as possible. Instead, this man is physical with you at random times, but he knows the limits. He enjoys holding your hand and often has his arm around you. He will give you kisses here and there, but never crosses the line when it comes to PDA.
He likes your company
Aside from staying in constant contact with you, this man also plans time to spend with you, even if it’s not for a date. Though he does invite you out to dinner and to go to the movies, he also invites you over just to relax at home and kick back on the couch. After a long and busy day at work, he’s often counting on you to come over and make things a bit better.
He’s always a gentleman
With this man, chivalry isn’t dead, and it didn’t die after the first few dates. From day one and even now, he still opens doors for you, grabs your coat for you, and closes the car door after you’ve gotten in. Some men put on an act to be a gentleman in hopes that they’ll be able to get some, but a man who continues to show his chivalrous ways is definitely one who is doing so because he’s interested in you and wants to show that he’s a good guy.
He’s always making time for you
Even when he’s busy at work or with school, this guy is always finding time to either talk to you or to spend with you in person. He calls you when he’s on a business trip and makes efforts to see you as soon as he returns home. When he has a midterm paper due, he still spends a few hours with you. Even on those jam-packed days when he’s at work late and stressed to the max, he is always working you into his schedule.
When you’re out in public and even when you two are at home with each other, he is quite protective of you. He’s always keeping you close with an arm around your waist. When you leave to head home from work or from a date, he is always texting or calling you to make sure that you’ve arrived home safely. Your safety is always in the back of his mind. A man who is protective definitely cares about you.
He gives you random gifts
What woman doesn’t like gifts? All guys know that giving a woman a present is one of the best things on earth, but some guys are way too cheap or not entirely interested in spending their time and money on finding a gift for you. When a man randomly buys you gifts, he’s not only interested in you, but he’s happy to spend his money on you in order to make you smile.
He’s a good listener
A man who listens to what you have to say is always one that is truly interested in you. It’s rare that you’re able to find a man who not only listens to what you say, but digests it, and responds. Finding a man who is a good listener is definitely a keeper. When you talk about your emotions, he shows plenty of care and concern and he’s always asking for input and your opinion on things.
He’s sometimes nervous around you
Though he may not let it show through completely or obviously, this guy sometimes gets nervous when he’s around you. You may notice that he sometimes rubs his neck or rubs his hands together. He may start picking at his clothing to get rid of non-existent lent. Whatever his nervous act may be, he’s only nervous because he likes you and wants the same in return.
He’s interested in your friends
Not in that way! He’s taken the time to get to know your closest friends, even your girlfriends. He’s put effort into trying to become friends with them as well. A man who is interested in getting to know your friends is only doing so so that he can better understand your inner-circle. While he may be interested in getting to know your girlfriends, his eyes remain for you and only you.
His friends know who you are
All of his friends, including his female friends, know your name and plenty of things about you. When a guy introduces you to his friends, especially his closest boys, he is showing that he is proud of you and wants to share your greatness with everyone closest to him. A man who tells his friends all about you is one who isn’t trying to hide you or who you are.
He tells you
While some men may try to fake their emotions and interest for you, in most cases, a man who is really into you will tell you so, and his actions will follow suit. A man who is really interested in you will let you know, but he will also let his actions prove that as well. In the end, sometimes you don’t have to read a man in order to figure out if he likes you. Some will be outright and front with you.