Could you be more than friends? Signs your guy friend is falling for you show that you are going to find out.
Falling in love with a friend is something that happens quite often; after all, this is someone you already know very well, and you already like each other a lot… but could you really love each other?
How does a man act when he’s falling in love? You’ll notice differences in his behavior toward you from the moment he feels something for you that’s more than just friendly.
Friends are two people who spend a lot of time together and care about each other. So, how do you know when your guy friend wants more? There will be signs he wants more than friendship.
Some of the best relationships started with being friends first, and it’s great when your partner is also your friend. Still, you have to wonder, will this ruin your friendship?
There are two possibilities. Either it will turn into a successful relationship, or you will have trouble going back to being friends after it doesn’t work out. Still, what’s done is done, and you can’t go back to the way you were before from the moment he wants to be more than friends.
So, when you see signs he secretly likes you more than a friend, the decision is up to you. Do you like him too? If you do, this friendship could be the start of a happy relationship.
If you like him only as a friend, it’s still good that you know the signs he wants more than friendship. You can let him down easy and see if you can still stay friends. However, be careful not to miss your chance for true love just because you don’t want to lose a friend.
Read on and find out all the signs your guy friend is falling for you. Here they are:
20 signs your guy friend is falling for you
1. Everyone sees it but you
Have your family and friends started making comments? Do they think that you two are a couple? This is one of the signs he secretly likes you more than a friend.
Well, it turns out that it isn’t so secretly since everyone seems to know about it but you. He probably also talks about you a lot, so your other friends already know that he is into you.
If, in addition, total strangers confuse you two for a couple, it’s as clear as it gets. You’re giving off that couple’s vibe that can’t be denied. There are so many signs a friend likes you more than he should that other people are noticing them too.
2. You do everything couples do
If you act like a couple, you might as well be a couple. You watch Netflix together, go to the movies, eat lunch together, and have pictures together on social media.
You two spend a lot of time together and do things couples do, which are some of the signs your guy best friend is falling for you.
The only thing you seem to not be doing that couples do is sleeping together but I’m sure that he is eager for that to change.
3. He wants to touch you and stay close
You will see signs he likes you as more than a friend by paying attention to his body language. The physical attraction he feels toward you will make him want to be as close to you as he can. He probably isn’t aware of it, but he is always trying to be physically close to you.
All he wants is to have physical contact with you, and he can’t resist the urge. That doesn’t mean that he will touch you in any inappropriate way, but he will try to have physical contact whenever he can. When you two talk, he will touch your hand or shoulder and use every chance to touch you.
He will always try to stand or sit next to you when you’re in a group of people. You’ll notice that he’ll always lean toward you a little and try to stay close. Does he kiss you on the cheek when you see each other and give you a big hug that lasts for a while?
4. It’s in the way he looks at you
Besides body language, you’ll see signs your guy best friend is falling for you by the way he looks at you. He will try to make prolonged eye contact whenever he can so he will either stare at you when you don’t see it or look deep into your eyes when you look at him.
Still, it could be that he is afraid of his feelings or embarrassed by them and in that case, he will try to avoid looking you in the eye whenever he can.
In any case, he will give you that special look that says he’s trying to read from your eyes whether you like him back. When it comes to the signs a guy likes you more than a friend, let his eyes tell the truth for him.
5. He is protective of you
When some guy breaks your heart, does your friend deal with him? Does he always take your side when you’re arguing with someone? Even though you never asked him to, does he always defend you?
Those are all signs a guy likes you more than a friend. The thing about it is that guys tend to become protective of the girl they like. They see her as a vulnerable girl who needs their help, and they have to step up and be a big, strong man.
It might seem silly, but it’s in their nature so if your friend does whatever it takes to show you his protective side, it’s pretty clear that he has feelings for you.
6. He takes care of you and your needs
If your guy friend has feelings for you, he will not be self-centered or selfish. One of the signs your guy friend is falling for you is when he takes care of you and your needs.
That’s not all, though, because he also puts your needs first, ahead of his own. Does he care if you got enough sleep, if you’re tired or hungry? A guy who is in love with you will want to make sure that all your needs are met and that you’re okay and he will try to make you feel good around him.
Your friend wants you to be comfortable in his company, and he wants to please you. Since he isn’t your boyfriend (yet), he can’t do it all, but you have to give him credit for trying.
7. He is interested in everything you have to say
Let’s be honest, whether they are your friend or boyfriend, guys are not good at listening but that is something that drastically changes when they become interested in you. So, one of the signs your guy friend is falling for you is when he really listens to you.
He seems to be interested in every little thing you have to say, no matter what it’s about. Even if you talk about some girl problems like clothes or make-up, he will be all ears and he never looks around or glances at his phone while you’re talking to him.
This is a guy who knows how important it is to you that he listens, and that’s a sign that he’s a keeper! Even though you have been friends for a while, this guy is never tired of finding out more about you. He obviously finds you amusing and interesting, and he is falling for you.
8. He always initiates communication and contact
Do you get goodnight and good morning texts from this friend? Does he always ask about your day? Do you hear from him every day?
If he keeps in touch to make sure he knows everything about your life, it’s a clear sign. He wants to hear from you on a daily basis, and that’s more than friendly and is because he wants to be a part of your life, and he wants you to get used to having him around.
Is he always the one who initiates for you two to see each other? Does he come up with excuses to see and call you? All these are just signs he likes you more than a friend and wants to call just to hear your voice.
9. He opens up his soul to you
I’m sure you know already that guys don’t open up easily to anyone. Sure, if they are close friends with someone, they will say when something’s bothering them but without going into much detail. So, if this guy opens up his soul to you, it’s because you’re more than just a friend to him.
He values your opinion, so he will be glad to hear any advice and guidance you might have for him. This guy won’t be scared of revealing his vulnerable side and completely opening up to you and this means that you have a special place in his heart.
He also wants to find out your opinions about certain topics and likes to discuss them with you. What’s really going on is that he’s trying to figure out whether you are compatible enough.
10. He doesn’t want to talk about his love life
Your friend might be in love with you, but that doesn’t mean it will stop him from being active in his love life. Still, he will hardly ever mention it in front of you so you will probably have no idea about what’s going on in his love life.
Do you know anything about his past relationships? Is he dating anyone right now? The reason why you don’t know these things is that it’s one of the signs he likes you more than a friend. That is why he hasn’t been comfortable sharing these things with you.
On the other hand, he might have been single all this time. If he instead talks excessively about his sex life, it’s because he is trying to make you jealous. Either he wants to see your reaction, or he simply doesn’t want to share his love life with the woman he loves.
11. He is very interested in your love life
Maybe he doesn’t want to share his love life with you, but he will want to know all the details of yours. If this guy is in love with you, he will want to know everything about the guys you date. He will want to know all the details of your dates, and that is one of the clear signs your guy friend is falling for you.
What is really going on is that he hopes that you’ll stay single long enough for him to win you over. Even though it hurts him to hear about your love life, he wants to know all about it as it gives him the impression that he has things under control.
Is he always pointing out the flaws of your partner? Does he comfort you when you break up with someone? He is probably secretly happy about it.
This guy will always be there for you to tell you that you deserve better. He wants you to know that you deserve someone who will truly love you… someone like him maybe?
12. He remembers the little things about you
It seems like this guy remembers every little thing that comes out of your mouth. Guys aren’t usually like that, so if he remembers every detail about you, he definitely cares for you deeply. You are important to him, so anything that matters to you matters to him as well.
Don’t be surprised if he knows more about you than you do yourself, or if he remembers something you casually mentioned long ago. This is a guy who will always pay extra attention to anything that has something to do with you.
He is that interested in you, so he will not only remember your birthday but be the first to congratulate you. If you have a favorite actor, be sure that he knows about it and will even recommend movies they’re in. He notices the little changes in your behavior or appearance, and he knows you so well that he can tell when something’s up.
13. He is always there to lend a helping hand
He is always helping you out, with basically anything in your life. It seems like he does all the things a boyfriend would do. Whether you need help moving out, someone to do small chores, or you need something fixed, he will be there for you.
Who is the first person you call when you have a flat tire? If he goes out of his way to lend you a helping hand, it’s more than just being polite and friendly. He wants you to see him as a reliable and handy man who you can always count on.
Don’t take advantage of this, and don’t give him false hope. This guy deserves for you to treat him right, so if you don’t love him back, don’t string him along.
14. He will help you with your problems
This is a guy who will always be there for you. He comforts you and never gets tired of hearing about your problems. If you are sad, he can’t be happy.
Is he the first person you call when you’re feeling down and does he always show up to be your shoulder to cry on? This is one of the signs your guy friend is falling for you.
When you call him, he will drop everything to be there for you and help you with your problems. He wants you to see him as a strong and reliable man who will always be by your side. Is he your biggest support in life? Then it’s clear.
15. He treats you differently
Does he treat you differently than his other friends? Have your other mutual friends noticed it? Even though you two spend a lot of time with other friends as well, you are special to him.
Are you the first person he calls? Does he always try to sit next to you? Do you feel like he’s addressing you when he’s talking to everyone?
To him, your opinion is more valuable than anyone else’s, and you get his extra attention. All of your other friends have probably already noticed that he treats you differently. Do they even joke about you two being a couple?
Maybe he told them the truth, so they want to see your reaction. Is it obvious that the fact that others see you as a couple doesn’t bother him but flatters him?
16. He spends a lot of time with you
Does this friend spend most of his free time with you? This is one of the signs your guy friend is falling for you.
Sure, he doesn’t spend his time with you because he has nothing better to do. It’s just that there isn’t anything better for him than being with you. He cares about you so much that he would ditch anyone just to spend more time with you.
It’s actually very simple. No one spends every free moment with someone unless they care about them deeply.
17. He talks about you a lot
We all know how friends tend to talk about us behind our back, but this guy talks good things! Whenever he’s with other people, he can’t help but mention your name. It seems like you have become his favorite topic to talk about.
He talks about the things you do together and your opinions on certain topics and this is because he can’t stop thinking about you.
All of us tend to make the person of our affection the topic of all of our conversations when we fall in love so one of the signs your guy friend is falling for you is when he can’t stop talking about you to everyone.
18. He compliments you a lot
Of course, good friends are supposed to make us feel good about ourselves. However, if he has constantly started to compliment you, he probably has feelings for you.
He never misses a chance to tell you how beautiful, smart, and amusing you are. In fact, it seems like you hear about it every time you two meet. It’s like he is enchanted by you and sees only what’s great about you.
If he was just a friend to you, he would compliment you occasionally but not constantly. Notice how his eyes shine when he tells you you’re beautiful; you can tell that it comes from the heart, and he really sees you as the amazing woman he claims you are.
19. He wants to be alone with you
When you see your other friends, all of you hang out as a group, but with this guy, it’s different. This is a friend who always wants to be alone with you.
Do you go to the cinema and have dinners together? That is actually called going on a date, he just hasn’t said it that way yet. Pay attention to his behavior the next time you’re alone. Does he get touchy and stay close to you?
Has he been acting a little possessive when you are alone with him? This is one of the signs your guy friend is falling for you.
20. He flirts with you
There couldn’t be a more obvious sign that someone likes you than when they flirt with you. Does he joke about you two being together? Flirting is great because you can always pass it off as joking, out of fear of being rejected.
Do you two have cute nicknames for each other that only the two of you use? Maybe you have a lot of inside jokes that only you two get? If that’s the case, it’s called flirting even if you aren’t aware of it.
Even the moments when he acts like your shoulder to cry on are actually your way of flirting and you have probably already done a lot of romantic stuff without even realizing it.
So, this guy definitely likes you, but do you like him back?