There are several ways to know for sure if a guy likes you. If he seems overly interested in your opinions or wants to know more about you, surely that means he likes you, right? But what if the guy talks about another girl while you're together?
You see, there are two or three ways where this discussion can go. It could either be that he seriously doesn't like you in that way, he is trying to make you jealous, or something else entirely.
How do we know which is which? Let's all read on and find out.
If He Talks About Another Girl, Does He Like You?
If he looks to you for advice about his relationships, this means he sees you as a wise friend and nothing more. Especially if he compliments you or thanks you for your advice. However, if it appears as if he has an ulterior motive for talking about this other girl with you, then it most likely means he likes you.
It could be that he likes you a little, or it could be something more. Odds are it's the latter, especially if you have been friends for a long time. You probably are, since guys don't like to talk about their feelings and relationships with just anyone. So if his feelings are temporary, you have one heck of a mess on your hands.
But he'll figure it out. If you're good friends, he won't risk hurting your relationship for a moment of friendly romance. He'll only make a move once he's sure.
It's best if you talk it out instead of skirting around the issue. You both won't solve anything by avoiding and ignoring your feelings. If you're the one who likes him, try to figure out if it's something you can wave off. If it's more serious than you imagined, talk to him about it.
If you're catching on to what he's doing (making you jealous), talk to him about that, too. There's nothing a proper conversation won't solve. Communication is the key to almost everything to do with relationships.
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He Thinks Of You As a Friend
If he talks about another girl with you, that means he's comfortable enough in your presence. He probably thinks of you as his good friend. As you know, guys don't like to talk about their feelings much. They like to keep things like that to themselves.
Perhaps he discusses her annoying habits with you and wants your take on them. Or maybe he wants you to listen to him while he raptures about her good qualities. He might even ask for advice on how to apologize and get her back after a bad fight.
Of course, he could talk about all these with his guy friends. However, he's probably thinking that since you're a girl, you'd know better about how she feels. And he'd be right.
Since he comes to you about his girlfriend problems, he probably doesn't know that you like him, right? Maybe you should find a way to let him know how you feel before you blow up after listening to another one of his girlfriend rants.
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He Wants To Make You Jealous
Talking to you about another girl could be an innocent act on his part. However, it's also possible that he's doing it to make you jealous. I know, it's underhanded and a little juvenile, but hey, we can't really accuse guys of being mature grown-ups, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.
He may be thinking that if he talks enough about this other girl, you will finally blow up and act out. If you do this, it will let him know how you feel. Perhaps he's liked you for a while now, but he doesn't know how to tell you, especially since you have been friends since forever.
Talking about another girl while you're together could be his way of testing the waters. He might not want to take the chance about telling you how he feels if he's not sure that you feel the same way. It could ruin your friendship.
Which would be a shame since he feels something for you. In this scenario, he's the one who likes you. He wants to cross the line, but only if you're on the same page. After all, there's no going back once the line is crossed. He's in a bit of a pickle.
He Wants To Let You Know How He Feels
If you're good friends with this guy, he could be talking to you about this other girl to let you know about his change of heart. Perhaps he doesn't feel like just being friends with you anymore. Maybe he's grown to like you, and not just in a BFF kind of way. He could be halfway in love with you already, and he just hasn't figured it out- yet.
If this is the case, he could complain a whole lot about this other girl whenever you're together. Or perhaps he'll say, "She's okay, but you're funnier," and such. This signals that he's now at the stage where he's comparing you with this other girl.
And since he likes you better, no matter how perfect she is, she doesn't stand a chance. So he'll carry on with his complaining and comparing. He'll say, "She's not what I'm looking for," even though she's exactly his type. He may even say that you're a lot more fashionable or that your hair is prettier.
If he does this, it's safe to assume that he likes you. Perhaps he doesn't know the extent of his infatuation yet, but he likes you. You can take that one to the bank. Now it's your turn to make a move.
Nicole Graham is a relationship expert at Womenio.com. She is helping women grow into their best selves so they can be confident and bring more love, passion, and purpose to their lives. Nicole enjoys studying the psychology of love and is passionate about writing on them. She offers helpful tips and advice to help overcome any relationship issue, whether you’re single or already in a relationship.