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The Top Signs A Guy Likes You (But Is Trying Not To Show It)

So you’re here because you want to know the signs that a guy likes you but is trying not to show it.

There’s lots of reasons that a guy might not want to reveal that he likes you – but you don’t care about any of those. You want the dirt – the details – you want to know whether he likes you.

No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

So I’m going to get right into it. Here are the 9 biggest giveaways that a guy likes you – no matter how hard he’s trying to hide it.

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The 9 Dead Giveaway Signs A Guy Likes You (Even If He’s Trying To Hide It)

1. He’s Always Around You

If a guy likes you, he’s going to want to be around you. Period end.

That’s practically what liking someone is all about. You like them, so you want to be around them.

If he’s always showing up where you are, or you notice him appearing more and more whenever you’re out doing something, there’s a good chance that he’s intentionally doing that… because, y’know, he likes you.

Of course, if a guy is trying to hide the fact that he likes you, then he might intentionally not show up at the places where he knows you’re going to be, because he wants to keep his infatuation his own dirty little secret.

So keep reading to see if he’s revealing his true feelings with any of these other signs.

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2. He Remembers Everything You Tell Him (Including All The Little Details)

This is another dead giveaway that a guy likes you even if he’s trying to hide it.

If a guy likes you, that means you’re important to him. And guys remember things about the people who are important to them.

So if you catch him remembering what book you’re reading, or what you thought about a movie a while ago, or any other little details that you wouldn’t necessarily expect him to remember…

It means that he’s revealing that what you say matters to him. Because he likes you.

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3. He Puts Effort Into His Appearance Around You

This one is a lot more obvious if he’s kind of a slobby guy normally who doesn’t usually put a ton of effort into how he looks. After all, if a guy always looks at his best when he goes out, how can you tell whether he’s making a special effort just for you?

But if you notice that he’s putting more effort into his appearance when he knows you’re going to be around, that’s a pretty big sign that he likes you.

That’s because if he likes you, he’s going to care about what you think about him. And he’s going to especiallly care what you think about how he looks.

So he’s going to be at his best. He’ll put effort into his outfit or hair, or he’ll stand up straighter or otherwise try to present himself at his best when you’re around.

He might be hiding how he feels – but you’ll know the truth.

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4. You Catch Him Looking At You A Lot

This one is a pretty obvious sign.

Guys can’t help but look at the women they’re interested in – just like it’s hard for you not to look at a guy you like when you’re both in the same place.

So even if he’s hiding his feelings and trying not to show that he likes you, he’s not going to be on his guard all the time.

And when his concentration slips, he’s going to catch himself gazing at you.

So if you catch him looking at you – and it happens a little too often to be coincidence – that’s a very good sign that he’s interested (but not interested in showing it yet).

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5. He Asks You Tons Of Questions

When a guy likes you, he really likes you.


But think about what liking someone really means – it means you’re fascinated by them. Interested in them. Can’t get enough of them.

In other words, you want more of them in your life, and you wanted it yesterday.

If a guy likes you, he’s going to be interested in what kind of person you are. What you like. What you don’t like. Who you truly are underneath.

Which means he’s going to be asking you lots of questions.

So even if he’s trying to hide how he feels about you, if he’s asking you tons of questions then you’ll be able to figure out the truth.

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6. He Always Faces You In A Group And Leans Towards You In Conversation

This one is a little more subtle because it’s all about body language.

As a (general) rule – people face towards the person they’re most attracted to in a group of people.

Obviously, this doesn’t hold true every time. And it’s not like if he’s facing you it automatically means he likes you.

But if you take this sign in conjunction with lots of other signs, it could give you more insight into how he feels about you.

After all, if he’s trying to hide how he feels about you by not talking to you and avoiding you in conversations, he could reveal how he’s feeling if he’s always looking towards you and leaning towards you in social situations.

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7. He’s Always Up To Hang Out And Make Plans With You (And He Always Follows Through)

People flake. That’s a constant.

We’ve all got friends that flake more than others. But let’s face it – no one is immune to flaking. Everyone flakes.

Except guys that secretly like you and are trying not to show it.

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If he’s got plans with you, he’s not going to flake out. He’s going to be there. Because he likes you.

So if a guy you know never, ever flakes on you… well that could be a pretty big sign that he likes you.

Along the same lines, if he’s always up to make plans with you, and seems willing to cancel other plans at the drop of a hat for the chance to hang out with you – that’s a big sign.

8. He Straight Out Asks If You Have A Boyfriend

I shouldn’t have to explain the reasoning behind this one.

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Guys aren’t going to ask if you have a boyfriend out of pure curiosity. That’s not something that happens.

If he’s asking about your relationship status, it’s because he’s interested.

In fact, if he’s trying to hide how he feels about you and he asks you whether you have a boyfriend, he’s doing a terrible job of hiding his feelings.

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9. He Finds Excuses To Touch You

At this point, you should be able to see where this sign is coming from.

That’s because when a guy likes you, he’s going to want to get closer to you. And the best way to get closer (emotionally and physically) is body contact.

So if you notice that he touches you on the shoulder if he makes you laugh, or he makes an excuse to offer you his arm when you’re going down steps, or he gives you an extra long hug hello or goodbye when you see him….

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Well, those are signs that he could be interested in you. Even if he’s trying not to show it.

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In summary…

9 Dead Giveaway Signs A Guy Likes You But Is Trying Not To Show It

  1. He’s always around you.
  2. He remembers everything you tell him (including all the little details).
  3. He puts effort into his appearance around you.
  4. You catch him looking at you a lot.
  5. He asks you tons of questions.
  6. He always faces you in a group and leans towards you in conversation.
  7. He’s always up to hang out and make plans with you (and he always follows through).
  8. He straight out asks if you have a boyfriend.
  9. He finds excuses to touch you.

signs a guy likes you but is trying not to show it

33 comments… add one
  • Brookelynne December 19, 2018, 12:36 am

    If you find that the both of you are in complete conversation..chances are (UNLESS HE IS YOUR BEST BUD NO DOUGHTS ABOUT IT)Then he is interested in some way..Believe me..its hard to get men to talk or even open up so when he is wrapped up in conversation with you..HE IS COMFORTABLE..AND HE ENJOYS YOUR COMPANY!!!!

  • emalie May 6, 2018, 11:28 am

    I gave myself a point for each sign… and only got a 61%. Is that good?

  • Victoria April 18, 2018, 10:53 pm

    If a boy tells you to go away you have started again what does he mean

  • kora May 31, 2017, 7:10 pm

    these are all obvious but when we’re in the exact situation, we just don’t want to assume. it’s kinda embarrassing. haha!

  • eliza May 25, 2017, 5:02 pm

    these signs are out for them if you’re dating someone especially shy.

  • morgan May 24, 2017, 11:34 pm

    he would even make an effort to deny his feelings towards you. haha

  • penelope May 23, 2017, 6:10 pm

    i could relate to this. i like this one guy but he acts weird around me and i don’t know if he likes me too.

  • karina May 22, 2017, 2:48 pm

    when a guy becomes really curious about you and asks you questions to get to know to know you, he likes you!

  • lea May 21, 2017, 9:27 pm

    there a lot of men who are typically shy. if you’re interested in him, why not approach him first?

  • audrina May 18, 2017, 6:52 pm

    i once heard a common friend of ours tease him saying he looks different and he blushed a bit. haha!

  • sarah May 16, 2017, 4:34 pm

    a guy could get touchy and you’ll feel the intensity if you really like him too! <3

  • portia May 15, 2017, 1:25 pm

    a guy wanting to be always around you may be saying he likes you but can’t.

  • micah May 10, 2017, 4:48 pm

    it’s not typical of a guy to remember everything you tell him, so if he does he must really like you.

  • brooklyn May 9, 2017, 6:08 pm

    when he makes an effort to be around you and look good when he does, that means he really likes you.

  • rio May 8, 2017, 11:49 pm

    haha..this is true to most men who don’t have courage

  • amanda May 3, 2017, 2:35 pm

    i agree, men are too easy to read when they’re in love or when they’re interested in a woman.

  • gelli May 2, 2017, 3:26 pm

    this is a nice post, i like it! i’ve learned something from it, thank you!

  • lorraine May 1, 2017, 2:18 pm

    these are too cute! i remember when my boyfriend was still tying to get hold of my number and follow me and my friends around. lol

  • isla April 26, 2017, 2:33 pm

    of he’s always around and seems to be always happy, he surely does like you.

  • serena April 25, 2017, 3:26 pm

    if he remember even the small things you mention, that’s really something big!

  • vanessa April 24, 2017, 11:54 pm

    if you find him unusually attentive to everything you say and when he finds time to hang out, he likes you but isn’t sure how to tell

  • cassandra April 23, 2017, 3:54 pm

    a guy who always make plan to spend time with you definitely likes you

  • bethany April 20, 2017, 3:55 pm

    i love this! someone i just met has some of these signs and i’m too excited for him to tell me he feels the same because i like him very much!! <3

  • clemence April 18, 2017, 2:43 pm

    i could really relate to this! i just found out that my friend for years does like me but is too afraid to admit it

  • sarah April 17, 2017, 1:17 pm

    men do not usually show their emotions too early

  • tori April 13, 2017, 12:30 am

    most men can’t take rejection, that’s the reason.

  • alexa April 12, 2017, 12:21 am

    i don’t understand why men would rather hide their feelings than try and win the girl’s heart by taking his chances.

  • reann April 10, 2017, 3:13 pm

    when he makes time for you and when he initiates on hanging out, you know he likes you

  • steff April 9, 2017, 10:33 pm

    why do some men won’t just admit it?

  • Kenzie April 9, 2017, 9:06 pm

    What if my crush does some of these things but not all of them, he does like most of them but like 1 or 2 he doesn’t do?

  • isobelle April 6, 2017, 4:07 pm

    i hope men would just be straightforward

  • victoria April 5, 2017, 1:39 pm

    men are so funny when they do these things! :)

  • janice April 4, 2017, 5:04 pm

    if you catch him staring at you and when he’s always around, he surely likes to be with you

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