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10+ Undeniable Signs He Likes You More Than a Friend

So you want to know if a guy likes you more than a friend?

If you don’t have the confidence to come right out and ask him just yet, here are some undeniable signs that he feels something more.

April Davis

April Davis

Owner and Founder, LUMA – Luxury Matchmaking

You catch gazes often

A telling sign a guy might be interested in you as more than just friends is if you find that he is always looking at you and catching your gaze. Although it might not necessarily mean he likes you romantically, it does mean he’s interested.

You might even notice that in a room full of people if someone was to crack a joke and the whole room starts to laugh, the first person he will look at is you. Or if he tells a joke he will look at you first to see your reaction, this is because he is most likely trying to impress you.

He makes time for you

If a guy is interested in you romantically, he will show you by making time for you no matter how jam-packed his busy schedule might be. You will find that he is around more often, constantly making plans with you and trying to be around you as much as he can. He won’t be able to get enough of you!

He is curious about your life

If a guy likes you he will be curious about your life. He will want to know your wants, likes, dislikes, past, what you want to do with your future and everything in between. This is because he can’t get enough of you and the more he knows, the more his like for you will be fed. This also is a great strategy for him to plan for the future in the events that he is able to get his wish and start dating you.

He confides in you

If a guy is sharing personal problems or anything from his life with you and he hasn’t been friends with you, he probably likes you. He might see you as someone that could be important to his life and wants to share as much about himself with you as possible and hopefully form a deep bond with you.

Related: How to Tell If He Loves You But Is Scared

Chris Pleines

Chris Pleines

Dating Expert, Dating Scout

He’s making plans—future plans

No matter how close we are with our friends, there will be days, weeks, or even months that we won’t see each other as life gets in the way. But when your male friend continuously makes monthly plans—hiking, road trips, vacations—that involves just the both of you, take notice.

Think about it; he immediately joins you on his day-offs, thinks of ways to have fun with you, and continually goes out of his way to spend the time with you and you alone.

These plans mean he wants you to be a fixture in his life; he values the friendship, but he’s beginning to see you in a different light—a rose-tinted light to be exact.

He can’t say no your favors or requests

A boy who likes a girl will be like a servant to her (without her knowing) — giving in to everything that the girl would want or need. Boy’s feelings are powerful when it is just starting. They do crazy stuff like this. But only a few maintain it for a long time into the relationship.

If you’re texting or talking way more than the friendly amount

Being friendly and helpful is one thing. But consistently having tons of conversations is another. A person who has real feelings for you will want to regularly talk to you and be a part of your day, even if just through text or chat message. He starts small talks with you regularly and would keep the conversation going for hours.

Whenever you get the chance to meet, he tries his best to interact with you. This gesture is a definite sign that there is more to what you think you have right now.

Adina Mahalli

Adina Mahalli

Certified Mental Health Consultant, Enlightened Reality | Relationship Expert, Maple Holistics

Meet the family

If a friend of yours unexplainably wants you to meet his family, he might like you more than a friend. Men often bring prospective suitors to their family to get a second opinion. Many men will want to know if his family approves of potential partners before bringing it up to them.

This doesn’t include a casual meeting, crossing each other’s path per se. If this ‘meet the family’ is an organized meeting of the entire family, possibly a holiday meal or a birthday, they’re interested in more than just friendship.

Excuses for physical contact

Physical contact is a great way to gauge if someone is romantically interested in you. This can vary greatly, but examples are teaching you how to play pool or offering you a massage. The more physical contact someone has with you the higher likelihood that they are romantically interested in you.

He comments on your appearance

If you are friends with a guy, it is already safe to assume he likes your personality, so compliments about your personality, although nice, don’t necessarily indicate that he sees you as more than a friend.

However, when a guy comments on your appearance, it means he notices you on a physical and possibly sexual level. Usually, we don’t want people knowing we are checking them out unless there is some level of interest.

He clearly tries to extend the conversation when texting

In general, guys aren’t huge texters. They tend to like to use their energy for other things, so if a guy is choosing to use his time and energy to text you, and not just in an “I’m bored entertain me” way, that is a good indication he wants to connect with you more deeply, and frequently. This is doubly true if he is asking personal questions about you.