There comes a point in every friendship between a man and a woman where you might ask yourself, “Does my guy friend have feelings for me?“
It’s either because you have been having feelings for him or you don’t have any feelings for him at all and you don’t want to make it uncomfortable.
Either way, you’re not really able to see the signs because you’ve been friends for a while now.
You could have naturally progressed to this stage in your friendship or maybe it’s because he has feelings for you.
I know that it might be confusing, but let me help you figure out if your guy friend has a crush on you and clear some things up!
1. He’s curious about you
He always asks questions about your life and is not shy about it. It could be just when you’re hanging out, which would mean he’s just being friendly.
However, you see him going out of his way to ask you questions about your life.
He often texts you and calls you. He might say that it’s his way of staying in touch, but you don’t usually talk to people about yourself this much.
It’s obvious when he becomes very curious about your feelings and about what you’re doing.
He even might go as far as to ask questions and ask for detailed explanations of your past relationships.
It is quite adorable when you think about it, but at the same time, it’s a really clear sign your guy friend has feelings for you.
2. He invites you to hang out without the rest of the crew
This doesn’t have to mean anything if you’re used to having one-on-one time with your friends.
On the other hand, if you don’t hang out with him alone that often, it can be a very obvious sign your guy friend has feelings for you.
He wants you to be around him more often than not.
His excuse is that he likes your company and thinks that you can both talk more freely when you go out by yourselves.
He feels more comfortable around you when you’re alone together and also, all of your attention is on him.
When you go out alone with him, watch for his body language. I promise you all the signs will be right there.
3. He remembers details about you
The one thing that can make any girl’s heart flutter is if someone remembers little details from the stories she tells him. It’s a very universal thing.
Your guy friend has feelings for you if he continues to remember everything you tell him, even the smallest details.
You might have even forgotten that you said something, but he remembered.
It’s a natural thing we all do when we like someone; we cling to all the information we can get.
Would he remember these things about any of his other friends? Chances are he wouldn’t. You are special to him and he wants you to know that.
4. He compliments you a lot
“You look gorgeous tonight.“
“Did you do something with your hair? I like it.“
“I heard what you did for that project! You did so well.“
You get the idea. Your guy friend has feelings for you if he continually compliments you about anything and everything.
Of course, friends are there to support one another, but these compliments are not something we’re used to hearing from male friends.
They don’t usually come up to us and bring a wave of compliments with them. No, they’re very subtle.
However, if your guy friend has feelings for you, he’ll make sure you’re aware that he notices these things.
5. He initiates physical contact
Out of all your friends, he’s always the first one to hug you. When you’re in a crowded area, he tells you to hold his hand to ‘not get lost’.
You can always feel his touch when you’re together. Even if it’s just a little touch of his fingertips on your shoulder while you’re passing by.
If you see these signs then it’s not really platonic anymore; at least not for him.
Your guy friend has feelings for you that he’s not telling you about.
You can clearly feel it when he puts his hand on your back when you’re walking together.
Or even the way he protectively puts a hand around your shoulder or waist when you’re feeling uncomfortable.
6. He introduces you to the important people in his life
It’s not a rare occurrence to meet the family and close friends of someone you’re close to. However, male friends?
Do the rest of your male friends do this? Do they go out of their way to introduce you to their brothers, sisters, or parents?
Your guy friend has feelings for you that you can clearly see when he introduces you to his family and closest friends.
“We’ve heard so much about you!” is a very telling phrase you should look out for when meeting these people. He has probably told them a lot about you.
7. He doesn’t talk to you about other girls
Let’s be honest, guys gossip just as much as girls do, but why doesn’t he talk to you about girls?
Whenever you bring up the topic of his dating life, he just brushes it aside.
He might talk to you about his previous girlfriends, but doesn’t say a word about his current dating life.
When you ask him if there’s someone in his life whom he likes, he gets very secretive but proceeds to tell you that there is someone.
Of course, he doesn’t want to talk about the fact that he has a crush on you.
Talking about other girls isn’t really a possibility when your guy friend has feelings for you.
8. You always talk on the phone
It gives you comfort to know that you always have someone you can talk to about anything and everything.
You and this male friend of yours constantly text and call each other.
You tell yourself that it’s completely normal even though the texts do get flirtatious from time to time.
There are moments when you actually feel your heart skip a beat because of a notification from him.
He always makes sure to check on you when you’ve got home or he texts you at random times to just chat.
It’s obvious your guy friend has feelings for you, because no male friend would be doing this unless they wanted something more.
9. He gets very jealous
Talking about your dating life with your male friend is very uncomfortable.
Even though you sometimes want to talk about how your date went, he seems very nervous.
You can see the jealousy pouring out of him. It’s a clear reaction whenever you talk about another man.
He gets extremely defensive and averts his gaze from you. You can even hear it in his tone if he’s jealous.
If you’re not sure if your guy friend has feelings for you, mention another man in his presence and watch his reaction closely.
I assure you the signs will be right there. Even if he seems happy for you, he will avert his gaze and his smile will fade right away.