How to tell if a mhidan is attracted to you but hiding it? You’re about to find out.
Getting up the courage to tell a girl you like her isn’t always so easy.
Some guys will spend a lot of time with you, and while they’re crazy about you the whole time, they won’t say it directly.
This is why it’s important to learn how to tell if a man likes you.
He could be into you just as much as you’re into him, or more, but he might be too afraid to say it.
You’ll find out how to know if a man likes you by reading about these signs he’s into you but afraid to say it.
After you do that, you will know if he is interested in you, so you’ll be able to think about your next step.
If he doesn’t show these signs, he might not be into you, but if he does, you could help him get up the courage to ask you out.
How about you let him know that you’re interested in him too?
The biggest reason why he hasn’t asked you out is probably that he’s scared of rejection, so why not subtly let him know that he isn’t going to be rejected.
Do this by flirting a little and hinting that you like him back.
If it doesn’t work, but you’re sure that he likes you, you can always make the first move and ask him out.
There’s nothing wrong with that, but before trying this, you have to learn how to tell if a man likes you to be sure that you don’t have a reason to fear being rejected either.
How to tell if a man is attracted to you but hiding it? Just look for these signs he’s into you but afraid:
1. He is always near
When a man likes you, he’ll find a way to always be near so that you have a chance to talk.
Of course, I don’t mean that he’ll act like a stalker, but he’ll try to be close and create opportunities for the two of you to see each other.
He could do this by going to the bar that he knows you like hanging out in, but he could also do it simply by trying to be near you when the two of you are in a crowd.
It will seem like something is pulling him toward you.
Any time the two of you get invited to the same party, he’ll try to sit or stand somewhere near you so you will notice him.
2. He wants to get to know you better
How to know if a man likes you? Well, is he always interested in finding out more about you and your life?
If he constantly asks questions when the two of you talk, he wants the conversation to keep going, and to discover more.
These questions could be simply just so you would keep talking, but they could also be pretty intimate.
Asking questions doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s into you, but when they are all about finding more about you, it surely does.
When you tell him details about you, your life and your likes and dislikes, he will remember them.
Guys don’t really listen when they aren’t interested in a girl, but when they are, they remember every single detail.
He will use these details to surprise you, by mentioning, for instance, that the two of you should watch the movie you told him you haven’t seen yet, or maybe he’ll mention that he should try the restaurant you said was your favorite.
This could be one of the signs he’s into you but afraid, even if he never really takes you to do those things.
He mentions them because he wants to, but hasn’t asked you out because he’s afraid.
How can you be sure if he’s just friendly or likes you? Well, remind him of what he said and suggest that you finally go see that movie or try that restaurant.
3. He mirrors you
Mirroring is something we unconsciously do when we like a person so watch how he behaves when the two of you talk to see if he mirrors you.
If he positions his body the same way you do, the tone of his voice is the same as yours, or when you cross your legs, he does the same, this means that he’s mirroring you.
Of course, there are many other ways he could mirror you, but these examples are here just to make it clear about what I’m talking about.
People do this when they are trying to create a connection, and, most of the time, they do it only when they are around a romantic interest.
4. You catch him staring at you
Do you want to know how to tell if a man is attracted to you but hiding it? Sometimes, all it takes is to notice the way he looks at you.
When he looks at you, do you feel like you are the only person in the world? This is one way to tell if he’s into you.
Another way is to catch him staring at you, and maybe even smiling while he does it.
When you catch him, he will probably look away and try to pretend that you didn’t see it.
A man loves looking at a girl he’s interested in, and he can’t help it, so it’s easy to catch him doing it.
It’s adorable when he looks away because he’s scared you’ll figure out how crazy he really is about you.
It’s interesting that if he wasn’t into you, he wouldn’t look away, but he wouldn’t smile either; he would just keep looking.
He would look all around the room when talking to you if he wasn’t interested because you wouldn’t have his full attention.
When a guy doesn’t focus on you while the two of you are talking, unless he has a lot on his mind, he’s not interested in you.
If he is, you will have his full attention.
5. He wants you to know that he is single
A man who is interested in you will want you to know that he is single, so he’ll either say it directly or give you hints about it.
He could make jokes about the two of you being single, or often repeat that he isn’t seeing anyone.
When he mentions another girl, he will make sure that you know that she is only his friend, so he’ll refer to her as that, and often repeat it.
He doesn’t want you to think that there’s someone else in his life, so he’ll make it perfectly clear that he is single and available.
He’ll talk to you about his private life and let you know that there are no other women besides you in it, except for his female family members and female friends.
If he didn’t like you, he wouldn’t care about how his personal life affects you.
He wouldn’t give you any clarification on the other women he mentions, and wouldn’t make it clear that he’s single either.
6. He is jealous
If you want to know how to tell if a man likes you, why not try a small jealousy test?
All you need to do is casually mention some other man, making it clear that he’s in your life, but not making it clear what your relationship with him is.
See how he reacts because he will show signs of jealousy if he’s interested in you.
Listening to you talk about some other man will be hard for him, so he’ll change the subject or simply turn cold.
He could start badmouthing other men you know, or making fun of them, unless you’ve made it clear that they’re only your friends.
If you have, he will be okay with it, but he’ll still be a little worried that one of them might be secretly in love with you like he is.
He thinks that he can hide his feelings from you, but jealousy is a very strong emotion that he won’t be able to hide so well, and it will reveal the truth.
The more obvious his jealousy is, the more he likes you, because the more he likes you, the harder it will be for him to hide how jealous he is.
If he doesn’t like you, he simply won’t react when you talk about some other man.
In that case, he doesn’t care whether that guy is your friend or your lover since he isn’t interested.
7. Other people have hinted that he likes you
If he likes you, no matter how much he tries to hide it from you, he won’t be able to hide it from everyone.
Other people will start to notice the way he looks at you, the way he talks about you, and how a smile appears on his face at the very mention of your name.
Some of them might start teasing him, or even both of you, and joking about how the two of you should become a couple.
If this is happening in your situation, don’t think that he doesn’t like you just because he gets angry when people tease him and tells them that there’s nothing between the two of you. This could be all about him trying to keep his feelings a secret.
The most reliable source will be his friends. If one of his close friends hints that he likes you, it’s probably true because he has surely told his friends about it.
Even though it’s still not obvious to you that he likes you, it’s probably obvious to someone else, so pay attention to any hints other people may be giving you.
8. Looking his best means a lot to him when he’s around you
Naturally, a man who’s into you will want to look his best in case he sees you, so he’ll care a lot about his appearance.
This doesn’t just mean that he’ll always look good when you meet, because he’ll worry about it too.
You’ll see that looking his best means a lot to him when he’s around you by the way he behaves.
You will see him trying to fix his hair, fixing his shirt, or doing other things that show how much it means to him to look good.
He will do these things unconsciously, but when you catch him doing them, you can be pretty sure that he’s into you.
If you ask him about paying so much attention to the way he looks, he’ll just come up with some sort of an excuse or use a joke as an answer.
He isn’t ready to come clean about his feelings for you, especially not by telling the truth about trying to look good for you.
Seeing a man care so much about his looks just because of you will make you feel special, and it should, because it’s very likely that you are special to him.
On the other hand, a man who doesn’t like you won’t mind showing up to meet you in a stained shirt and the same jeans he’s been wearing for days.
All of us care about how we look and how others perceive us, but when we care about a particular person, we care about our looks even more.
The way that person sees us is the most important thing in the world to us, so we try to look the best we can.
9. He is nervous around you
Even the most confident man will get nervous around the girl he likes, at least a little.
Pay attention and try to notice if there are any signs that he is nervous around you.
Maybe he’ll start sweating or shaking, but he could simply nervously laugh at what you say, even if it isn’t funny, or he could seem uncomfortable or act shifty.
Of course, some men are like this with everyone because they are simply always anxious, but if you know that he doesn’t act that way around others, well, he likes you so much that it’s making him nervous!
He is probably constantly thinking about asking you out and trying to gather up the courage to do so.
10. He offers his help with anything you need
A man in love is a selfless man.
He will want you to know that he’ll always be there when you need him and will do anything to help you, even when you don’t ask him to.
When you need a ride in the middle of the night, he’ll be there. If you need help with moving the furniture in your apartment, he’ll be there.
When there’s a problem with your computer… well, you get the picture.
He will be there whenever you need help with anything. Even if helping you will cause him problems, he will still do it, because you’re worth it to him.
Just the chance to spend some time with you is reward enough.
Of course, he could just be a polite person who will help you when you ask him to, but you would have to ask in that case.
If you don’t have to ask him for help because he offers it, he’s not just being polite.
He will do even more for you if you need, and you will see that he’s genuinely happy to help you.
If he didn’t like you, he would just want to get it over with and leave.
Ask him to stay for coffee when he helps you and if he agrees, he’s into you, and if he doesn’t, unless there’s a reason why he can’t stay any longer, he’s not that into you.
11. He teases you
Men simply adore teasing everyone really, but especially the girls they like. Making jokes and being in the spotlight is fun for them, so they do it a lot.
Pay attention to how he teases others and how he teases you to know if he’s into you.
When he leans toward you while teasing you and makes jokes about the two of you having a relationship or about the fact that you’re both single, it’s a clear sign he likes you.
If he gets tactile when he teases you, it’s even clearer; the reason he teases you is that he wants to create a bond between you.
He could also come up with a nickname for you, and he would enjoy the fact that he’s the only one who gets to call you that.
This is his way of showing everyone that the two of you have something very special and that the connection you have is different from the ones you have with others.
Inside jokes are also a way of doing this, so if the two of you already share some, it’s a great sign.
If he doesn’t like you, he won’t use nicknames or inside jokes, but will simply tease you like he teases everyone else, and creating a bond won’t be the purpose of it.
In that case, he simply likes making people laugh and having fun.
12. He finds excuses to touch you
A very simple and obvious sign is when he gets tactile with you.
If he likes you, he will use all sorts of excuses to make some kind of physical contact when he talks to you, and he’ll just ‘accidentally’ touch you every now and then.
When you stand close to each other, he will place his hand on your back, he will touch your hand when he talks to you, or move a strand of your hair off your face.
All these touches will have some tenderness to them, and this is because he cares about you.
He wants to see how you react when he touches you and wants to show you that he will always be gentle with you.
If you react to his touch by flinching, he will stop doing it for a while, but he’ll try again in an attempt to gain your trust.
A man who doesn’t like you won’t ever try to touch you, but I have to point something out regarding this sign.
You can’t be sure about it being a sign that he likes you if he is one of those guys who is simply tactile with everyone.
There are guys like that, and if he is one of them, his touch doesn’t mean that he’s interested.
13. He wants you to be a part of his life
He talks to you about his life and often invites you to spend some time with him, especially at his place.
It feels like he really wants you to be a part of his life, not some random acquaintance, and it shows that he’s interested in you.
This means that he has serious intentions, so he could be thinking about having a long-term relationship with you… but why hasn’t he said anything about it yet?
He could be trying to get up the courage to finally make the first move or he is waiting for a sign that you like him back.
Either way, the day will come when he’ll finally let you know how he feels about you.
If, however, he is mysterious and secretive about his life, and you only know about him what you asked him about or saw on his social media profiles, he’s not interested.
You can know for sure by thinking about how much he wants to spend time alone with you.
If you only hang out in a group and he never asks you to spend some time with him alone, he probably isn’t into you.
14. You feel it in your gut
A woman’s intuition is an amazing thing. The truth is, if this guy likes you, you probably already have a feeling that he does.
You sensed something, and it’s very likely that the feeling in your gut is right.
Just don’t confuse the feeling that he likes you with wanting him to like you.
As long as you stay honest with yourself, you already know the true answer.