The Top Signs To Tell If A Shy Guy Likes You

The Top Signs To Tell If A Shy Guy Likes You

So you want to know how to tell if a shy guy likes you.

It’s not easy!

You can’t go by a lot of the normal signs that a guy likes you… because shy guys act differently a lot of the time they like someone.

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However, that’s not to say that you can’t figure out if a shy guy likes you or not. In fact, a lot of the signs that a shy guy gives off that he likes you are going to be a lot more obvious than a guy with more confidence.

Not only that, but here’s another factor working in your favor: shy guys aren’t necessarily going to play games or be subtle about liking you. If he doesn’t have the confidence to walk up and ask you out, he’s not going to have the confidence to play hard to get or otherwise try to play games with you.

So don’t despair!

I’m going to give you the biggest signs that a shy guy likes you right now, so that you can know for sure how he feels about you, even if he’s too shy to ask you out.

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The Biggest Signs That A Shy Guy Likes You

He Steals Glances At You When You’re Not Looking

Shy guys aren’t necessarily going to have the courage to talk to you a lot.

Or… at all.

Some guys are so shy that even talking to the girl they like is an insurmountable challenge.

But that’s not obstacle in trying to figure out whether he likes you. There are plenty of non-verbal clues to look for that mean he’s harboring a secret flame for you.

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For instance, if a shy guy is interested in you, he’s going to look at you. More often than normally.

In fact, if he’s too shy to talk to you, but he really likes you, he’s almost guaranteed to be looking at you a lot – especially when he thinks you’re not looking.

So if you catch him staring at you a lot and you know he’s too shy to approach you – that’s a huge sign that he likes you.

He Talks To You A Lot Online

This goes hand in hand with him being too shy to talk to you in person.

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A lot of the time, guys who are shy in the real world are a lot more open and talkative online. There’s something about non face-to-face interaction that’s a lot less nerve-wracking and scary than talking to you in person.

So if a guy acts super shy when he’s around you, but talks to you a lot online, or over Facebook chat or texting, it’s a big sign that he’s interested and just too shy to act on it in person.

He Seems Interested But He Never Makes A Move

This is a sign that you’re going to have to go with your gut on.

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If you’re searching on this topic because you’re sure that a guy is interested in you, but he just hasn’t made a move on you so you’re wondering whether he’s shy… well then you’re probably right.

The truth is, if he really is shy he might be head over heels for you but just too scared to make a move.

After all, tons of guys are terrified of rejection. The possibility of getting rejected might be too much for him.

So if your gut instinct is that he’s definitely interested in you, and the only thing holding you back is that he hasn’t made a move – your gut instinct is probably right.

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He Seems Super Nervous And Clumsy When You’re Around

Lots of guys get weird around girls that they like. They act differently than they normally do, they talk differently than they normally do, and some guys get so nervous that they get way more clumsy than they normally are.

Usually, it’s guys who are naturally shy that get nervous and clumsy when their crush is around.

Obviously, there’s a caveat here. If he’s always nervous and clumsy, and not just when you’re around – then it’s much less likely that he’s being nervous because he likes you, and much more likely that he’s just nervous and clumsy all the time.

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But if he immediately gets more nervous when you walk into a room – whether it’s him starting to stutter, or dropping something that he’s holding, or suddenly having nervous body language, or even tripping over something – that’s a big sign that he likes you but he’s too shy to say anything about it.

His Friends Tease Him When You’re Around

As you get older, this is obviously going to happen less and less. It’s a pretty juvenile thing to do, but let no one say that men don’t act juvenile no matter how old they are.

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If he likes you but he’s too shy to say anything about it, his friends might know about it. In fact, they probably will, since they’ll be the only ones he’s confident enough to talk to about it.

So pay attention to how his friends act when you’re around him. Do they make weird jokes about him that you don’t quite understand? Do they smirk at him when he says something to you? Is the vibe that they know something you don’t?

If so – it could be a sign that he’s interested but shy.

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He Treats You Differently Than Other Women

This is the big sign. It’s the one that will hold true regardless of how shy he is.

Guys treat the women they’re interested in differently than they treat other women. They can’t help it – when a guy is interested in a woman she’s special to him, so of course he’s going to treat her differently.

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This is where lots of women go wrong with guys. They think that a guy who flirts with them must like them – when really he could flirt with everyone he meets and it’s just his personality.

That’s why it’s so important to watch his behavior and figure out whether he’s treating you differently than the other women in his life.

If he treats you the same as he treats all the other women he knows, it’s a huge sign that he doesn’t feel anything special about you.

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But if he treats you differently – even if it’s being really shy and reluctant to talk to you when he can talk to other women – that could be a big sign that he likes you.

No matter how shy he is.

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In summary…

These Are The Signs A Shy Guy Likes You

  1. He steals glances at you when you’re not looking.
  2. He talks to you a lot online.
  3. He seems interested but he never makes a move.
  4. He seems super nervous and clumsy when you’re around.
  5. His friends tease him when you’re around.
  6. He treats you differently than other women.

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35 comments… add one
  • Laura S. August 31, 2020, 7:23 pm

    could you guys help me with something? there’s a guy ( childhood friend) at first he was indifferent with me, but with time I noticed he would approach me more, he would look at me, and turn around to see if he was looking at me or something. He jokes around about me dating other guys, has asked me for my type of guys, and likes to tease me for my height, but doesn’t do it with other girls. He also tells me not to hang out with other guys and asks me who do I dance with at parties ( friendly environment) and when he goes, he only dances with me, even when I know his “crush” is there, and only dances with her when I go to talk to another guy friend. He remembers specific details about me, when we dance, usually one is very shy, but I feel he likes to dance with me. sometimes he ignores me and other days he sits next to me when he can.sooo.. is he just my childhood friend, or does he likes me?

  • mercyblink June 13, 2018, 4:23 pm

    l have one like that openly told me he is a shy type and since l knew already he is a shy type l initiate discussion and he follow suit and that is how we roll. you too can take the lead. nothing DEY happen.

  • Nichole April 9, 2018, 12:45 am

    Yes everyone of these signs are true he is always really nervous around me

  • Sam December 3, 2017, 6:29 am

    The guy that I like did all of these things to me. We admitted that we both like each other through chat. He told me that he is shy to talk to me in person but he wants to tell his feelings to me face to face. I’m always seeking for him to talk to me, but still he does not. We keep on having an eye contact and it is not enough for me. I need your advice. Should I’ll be the one to talk to him first? What if he will ignore me?

  • Emmanuel July 4, 2017, 11:15 am

    Hi,i had soo many chanches that i blew, just because am too damn a nice guy,real G with sex appear,i dont umderstand why i cant really hit on you girls,ladies help,i need more advice

  • renee June 5, 2017, 11:51 pm

    if he talks to you a lot online but not in person, he’s into you only too shy to admit.

  • amber June 4, 2017, 11:54 pm

    i agree to this, if you like him then maybe you can try showing him and be gentle with him so he can get comfortable. soon he’ll admit his feelings.

  • marisol June 1, 2017, 10:57 pm

    if he’s so chatty online but like mute in person, he definitely likes you but too shy to say or even talk to you lol

  • roslyn May 31, 2017, 7:13 pm

    haha! very typical of shy guys. try to help him letting out his emotions if you also like him.

  • alaina May 25, 2017, 4:46 pm

    a shy guy will only have the courage to talk to you online, not in person

  • kinsley May 24, 2017, 11:32 pm

    my boyfriend used to be all these. it’s nice to reminisce sometimes.

  • aubrey May 23, 2017, 5:12 pm

    haha..these are all true, shy guys are really like this.

  • raven May 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

    thanks for this article and all that you post here, i’m enjoying them and i’m learning so much!

  • lucille May 21, 2017, 8:49 pm

    these are obvious signs you should know, unless maybe he’s not your type and you’re not interested at all.

  • elvira May 18, 2017, 6:49 pm

    my problem is that he would make all these sweet and caring gestures but then he won’t make a move or tell me a thing. i hate speculating and i don’t want to seem very assuming.

  • melinda May 15, 2017, 12:55 pm

    these are too cute! i remember my younger years! (:

  • bianca May 10, 2017, 4:59 pm

    shy guys won’t tell you how they feel, they can’t even look you in the eye. so if he does all these online, you’d know.

  • ruby May 9, 2017, 6:13 pm

    shy guys get really clumsy when their crush is around. if he’s like this with you, you know he likes you a lot

  • liberty May 3, 2017, 2:54 pm

    i don’t really like it when guys show you signs they like you but don’t even tell you something..i would rather he tell me than make me guess and assume things.

  • jill May 2, 2017, 3:20 pm

    haha, i remember my boyfriend he was too shy to even approach me he gets clumsy and stuff when i’m around. good thing he got over his fear and the rest is history as they say.. (=

  • Joyce May 1, 2017, 5:37 pm


  • julianna May 1, 2017, 2:23 pm

    there is this one guy i talk to online. i met with him twice but he isn’t as open when we’re online. i think he’s really shy.

  • madge April 27, 2017, 2:08 pm

    i met this really shy guy and im starting to like him but he’s not saying anything about his feelings

  • bernadette April 25, 2017, 3:22 pm

    these are too cute! makes me reminisce of my high school days..

  • abby April 24, 2017, 11:50 pm

    all true! if you like him back, maybe try to help him by initiating sometimes and subtly

  • dolly April 23, 2017, 3:09 pm

    there’s not much shy men anymore nowadays.

  • janice April 20, 2017, 3:50 pm

    it’s been weeks since i met this guy who’s so shy, he can’t look me in the eye and ask me out. can i just ask him instead?

  • rochelle April 18, 2017, 2:31 pm

    i hope men would just learn how to get the courage and deal with their feelings especially towards women they like. time is gold, they shouldn’t keep the women waiting.

  • tara April 17, 2017, 12:12 pm

    shy guys are usually the ones who would take you seriously…

  • Angie April 13, 2017, 9:34 pm

    i have this boy in my homeroom and we are going out but he has never said my name how do i know if he actually knows my name.My friends keep saying he likes me but idek if he even knows my name. p.s i really need advice !!!

  • alison April 13, 2017, 12:20 am

    great tips & very interesting article! thanks for sharing this!

  • franny April 12, 2017, 12:17 am

    i’ve always liked shy men over those who think so much of themselves

  • sherri April 10, 2017, 12:49 pm

    i’m not into shy men. i’m more attracted to tough and somewhat rough men

  • camila April 9, 2017, 2:46 pm

    i have a neighbor who would give me signs that he likes me and then he would just stop and do it all over again.

  • evelyn April 6, 2017, 3:19 pm

    great article! thanks for the tips! :)

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