The world of dating is exciting, confusing and full of games, but how do you know when a guy actually likes you… like that? How can you tell if a guy is flirting with you, or just being nice?
Flirting is a pretty fun game we play all the time with people we fancy. It can be pretty blatant, but also pretty confusing. Friendship is often easily mistaken for flirting, as sometimes it can can be pretty hard to read signals.
But after a while, flirting can be easy to spot if you know what to look for. We can spend months trying to decipher if the people we are attracted to like us back, or not. Forget that – clue in straight away and realise the potential quicker with these 10 dead giveaways![Read: How To Flirt: Tips and Tricks]
Here are the 10 signs he’s flirting with you…
#1 He loves a tease
If he always teases you, playfully or lightheartedly makes fun of you, it may be because he likes you…
#2 He loves to look at you
Every time you turn away and look back at him, he’s looking at you (hopefully not in a creepy way…) One of the subtler ways when it comes to figuring how to tell if a guy is flirting with you is to watch where his eyes go when you talk. If he looks at your lips, it indicates that he is attracted to you.
#3 He becomes easily flustered
Uh oh! He somehow forgets how to string sentences together even when you haven’t said anything. This nervous behaviour shows he’s afraid he won’t impress you, or he thinks your too good for him.
#4 He will playfully touch you
When he gets really touchy feely with you, it’s a sign he wants to be close to you at all times. This need to touch you, even if it’s just a gentle pat on the arm or brushing something out of your hair, shows he can’t get enough of you.
#5 He likes to be where you are
He always seems to show up at places you said you’ll be at, or he always wants to talk to you at parties. He ends up being anywhere that he knows you’ll be. He tries to spend most of his time talking to only you. This means he makes an effort to be around you to spend more time flirting and getting to know you.
#6 He talks about you to his friends alot
You hear from other people that he’s spoken about you, or he mentions you all the time. Sometimes it’s silly things like conversations you had, and other times it’s detailed things like how great your new hair is. Talking about you means he can’t get you out of his mind.
#7 He compliments you
If a guy spends a lot of his time saying really nice things to you, but not in an overly creepy or full on way, he’s probably trying to flirt with you but is too shy to be forward about it. He compliments your outfit or tells you that you smell nice. Then he just carries on as if he never said anything—hoping he isn’t coming across too obvious.
#8 He fidgets
You notice every time you’re in his presence, he gets all fidgetty. He’s shifting from foot to foot, or playing with his hands. This constant messing around is a way of adjusting so he gets comfortable around you.
#9 He finds you hilarious… even when you’re not
Even when you crack jokes that aren’t that funny, he still laughs along. You can tell the worst, lamest joke you can think of and he’ll be the only one laughing…
#10 He messages you drunk at 4am
If you wake up to drunken messages at ridiculous times, it’s because he’s flirting with you. It’s not always just for sex. Sometimes he just drunk texts you to tell you he wants to see you, or he wants to know what you’ve done that day.
So, don’t be shy! If you realise he’s flirting, tell them how you feel, or flirt back! This could be the start of a beautiful thing…