Signs A Guy Likes You But Is Too Scared To Admit It

Signs A Guy Likes You But Is Too Scared To Admit It

You’re in a tough situation.

You think a guy likes you. Your gut is telling you that he likes you. Your instincts are telling you that he likes you.

But he hasn’t said anything or made a move.

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Does he really like you? Is he just too scared to admit it? Are all your instincts wrong and he actually doesn’t like you?

Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered.

I’m going to give you the biggest signs that he really likes you – even if he’s too scared to admit it, even if he’s too scared to say anything to you.

That way, you can figure out whether your instincts are right and he really is too scared to say anything, or whether he doesn’t have feelings for you after all.

Ready? Here we go:

How To Tell If A Guy Likes You And Is Just Too Scared To Say Anything

He Spends Lots Of Time Around You

Guys want to spend time around women they like. It’s just a fact of nature.

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The whole reason that a guy starts to like a woman is because he feels good around her. Being around her makes him feel good, and so he wants to be around her more.

That’s like the fundamental aspect of liking someone.

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So if he spends a lot of time around you – especially when he doesn’t have a particularly good excuse as to why he’s around you, it’s a pretty good sign that he likes you.

Obviously, use your judgment on this one. If you work together, it’s no wonder that he’s spending a lot of time around you – you work together.

But if he’s always showing up at places where he knows you’re going to be, and it happens a little more often than could just be a coincidence, then it’s a good sign that he’s into you.

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He Makes An Extra Effort To Be Nice To You

This comes down to keeping an eye out as to whether he acts differently around you than he does around other women.

Even if he’s a little too scared to say anything to you, his behavior is going to reveal the truth. And if he likes you, that means that he’s going to go out of his way to do you favors and be nice to you.

So be on the lookout. Does he do little extra things for you that he doesn’t do for other people? Does he pick you up a coffee even without you asking? Offer to give you rides when he doesn’t do that for others? Go the extra mile for you without even really thinking about it?

If he does – that’s a pretty big sign that he’s interested.

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He Looks At You A Lot But Breaks Eye Contact

It’s a known fact that if a guy likes you he’s going to steal glances at you a lot. That happens regardless of how shy he is… although it’s true that shy guys are more likely to gaze from afar than approach you directly.

So if he likes you, he’s not going to be able to resist sneaking glances at you – especially when you’re not looking.

If you catch him looking at you a lot but he always breaks eye contact when you look over, it’s a pretty big sign that he’s interested in you… but too scared to do anything about it.

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You’re Pretty Sure He Likes You But He Won’t Make A Move

We covered this up top but it bears repeating.

You know the difference between wishing something was true and inventing reasons for it, and knowing deep in your gut and your instincts that it’s true.

Ask yourself the question: do you just want him to like you? Or are your instincts telling you that he almost definitely likes you.

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If you just want him to like you, but he isn’t giving you any signs that he does and you’re telling yourself it’s because he’s ‘too scared’ – then he probably doesn’t like you.

But if your instincts and your gut are all telling you that he definitely likes you, and you just can’t figure out why he hasn’t made a move, then that’s a pretty good sign that he’s into you but too scared of rejection to do anything about it.

He Smiles A Lot When You’re Talking Together

I’ve covered this before but it bears repeating – guys like women who they feel good around. Who make them feel really nice and happy inside.

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When you feel good – you smile! It’s the universal human reaction.

So if whenever you’re talking to him he smiles a lot – like a lot more than he normally does – that’s a pretty good sign that being around you makes him feel really good.

Which means that he likes you – even if he’s too scared to admit it.

He’s Nervous And Fidgety Around You

Same caveat applies to this one as all the others – if he’s a nervous and fidgety guy around everyone, then it doesn’t necessarily mean he likes you.

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But if he’s normally a pretty relaxed dude, and when you’re around all of a sudden he clams up, seems pretty nervous, and fidgets, well…

Guys usually don’t get nervous for no reason. Obviously, if it only happens once he might be nervous about something else, but if it happens over and over… you’re the common denominator.

So if he starts fidgeting and acting nervous whenever you enter a room, or whenever he’s talking to you, that’s a pretty big sign.

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He Jokes Around About Liking You

This is a classic shy guy move around a girl that he likes.

Guys who are afraid of rejection could feel the need to express their feelings in a way that doesn’t leave them open to rejection if you don’t reciprocate them.

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That’s why lots of scared guys will make jokes about being together or joke about liking you – it’s a way to say how he really feels without opening himself up to being rejected.

If he makes lots of jokes centered around him liking you, that’s a pretty good sign that he’s interested.

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Interested and just too much of a scaredy cat to do anything about it.

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In summary…

The Biggest Signs A Guy Likes You But Is Scared To Admit It

  1. He spends a lot of time around you.
  2. He makes an extra effort to be nice to you.
  3. He looks at you a lot but breaks eye contact.
  4. You’re pretty sure he likes you but he won’t make a move.
  5. He smiles a lot when you’re talking together.
  6. He’s nervous and fidgety around you.
  7. He jokes around about liking you.

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33 comments… add one
  • Me January 14, 2021, 11:08 am

    I see the signs asked him and said no but still around doing them.

  • Canot July 9, 2017, 11:39 am

    I don’t know.. if he likes me or not. But he always follow me around. He always worry at me. He always be nice at me. He always lean to me. But i cannot decide it’s he like me or not. Because he did not make a move. I’m so confused.

  • kirsten June 5, 2017, 11:53 pm

    i see these signs but im still waiting for him to tell me, im too shy to make a move, i can’t do it.

  • beatrice June 4, 2017, 11:54 pm

    haha, these are true signs that i have encountered myself.

  • mitzie May 31, 2017, 7:12 pm

    some men get too scared to admit their feeling especially if you’ve been friends with them. they’re afraid they’ll lose you for a friend in case you’re not into him.

    • rosy July 1, 2017, 10:05 am

      and then what if u confront him about your feelings first. then what?

  • raelynn May 25, 2017, 4:55 pm

    a guy i just met gets so nervous and fidgety around me. it’s funny, i find it cute!

  • jasmine May 24, 2017, 11:32 pm

    he smiles way too much haha

  • victoria May 23, 2017, 5:39 pm

    legit signs right here! nice article.

  • irina May 22, 2017, 2:05 pm

    my boyfriend used to joke around about how he likes me and would want me to be his girlfriend..i guess that works, cause we’re now happy together. haha

  • aaliyah May 21, 2017, 9:24 pm

    try and help him open up with you by being open..some men are just too shy and scared to express themselves because they fear rejection.

  • charlene May 18, 2017, 6:50 pm

    i hope this guy i’m seeing would finally have the courage to tell me. i’m just waiting for him to do so..i think i really like him! :)

  • judith May 16, 2017, 4:36 pm

    someone who makes effort you surely likes you. men do not usually do this.

  • hannah May 15, 2017, 12:59 pm

    a guy spending lots of time with you means he likes you

  • esther May 10, 2017, 4:57 pm

    you don’t need words to know, when he feels happy and he makes eye contact and laughs with you, the guy likes you a lot

  • patricia May 9, 2017, 6:12 pm

    a man making time and putting a lot of effort to be with you is really into you

  • sarah May 8, 2017, 11:46 pm

    he gets really fidgetty and nervous

  • faye May 3, 2017, 2:53 pm

    a man making extra efforts to see you and be with you sure likes you. if you think he’s only too shy to admit it, why not be the one to approach him and give him a chance to talk to you..??

  • leni May 2, 2017, 3:23 pm

    all true! a guy likes you when he keeps on wanting to hang out with you and even when you have friends around. he’ll be OK with anything as long as he sees you and with you

  • berna May 1, 2017, 2:21 pm

    most men are afraid to even approach a woman they like, much more to admit how they feel.

  • camia April 27, 2017, 2:13 pm

    i have this officemate who’s always nervous around me. my friends say he likes me but i don’t know yet. he’s cute though! lol

  • pamela April 25, 2017, 3:23 pm

    i hope he’d just admit it because i’m really starting to like him. i miss his company when he’s not around.

  • maribelle April 24, 2017, 11:52 pm

    accurate signs right here. i hope men will be more courageous especially now that there are so many ways of saying it.

  • alice April 23, 2017, 3:22 pm

    what is so scary about being true to your feelings? im sure a guy would know if he has chances of getting the woman he likes or none.

  • esme April 20, 2017, 3:51 pm

    men should never be afraid to approach a girl they like.

  • wilma April 18, 2017, 2:33 pm

    a guy wanting to be with you all the time definitely likes you. if you feel he really does, help him be open with you so you can start talking about your future should you want to be in a relationship or not.

  • rona April 17, 2017, 12:55 pm

    these are too cute to even imagine! i remember our younger years

  • tera April 13, 2017, 12:25 am

    men are just scared of rejection..

  • sabie April 12, 2017, 12:18 am

    from being rude to being extra nice to me..hhmmmm i think now i know why

  • avery April 10, 2017, 3:01 pm

    help him be more comfortable with you by being you and natural and very open to him.

  • rachel April 9, 2017, 2:47 pm

    there are many reasons why a man will just withdraw, and still i don’t get this at all

  • carmela April 6, 2017, 4:05 pm

    most men really don’t know how to express themselves, women should be aware of these signs to help him express himself

  • amanda April 5, 2017, 12:42 pm

    great article! very helpful tips! :)

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