Have you noticed how your crush sneaks glances at you every time he thinks you're not looking? How he acts differently when you are around? Is he also always super nice to you and makes sure you have everything you need?
You don't know for sure if he likes you more than a friend but there's something going on with him that you want to find out.
Fortunately, there are some major signs that a guy likes you, but he might be hiding them from you. He is probably afraid to make the move because of his fear of rejection.
Some signs are even rather obvious. These signs include him never talking about another girl with you, making sure you know that he's single, subtly getting closer to you, etc. And there are also hidden signs he likes you.
If you want to know his true feelings for you, read on and find out how to tell if a guy likes you but is hiding it.
He Never Talks About Other Women With You
If he really likes you, he will want to make sure that you know that you're the only one he cares about or the only woman he's interested in. This means that he's trying to make you comfortable and secure of the fact that you're the only girl he's thinking about, without actually saying it out loud. It's an obvious sign.
If you're hanging out with some friends, and they ask him if he's dating anyone, he will likely deny it strongly. He will probably look at you directly when he does this. This is because he's probably thinking that if you think there are other women around you, you will lose interest or that you will not give him a chance.
If he does mention other women, he will only do it once, just to see how you'll react to it. He will probably want to know if you feel jealous at the thought of the other woman together with him. This will tell him where he stands with you, without actually asking you about it. He could also think that if you thought you had competition, you would try harder to get him.
He Lets You Know That He's Single
If he likes you a lot, but he's not ready to confess his true feelings, he will probably show it to you by letting you know that he's single. The reason behind this is that he wants you to believe that you're the only girl he's interested in without telling you explicitly.
So he will hint at his feelings by mentioning to you- seemingly in passing- about how he's alone or how he's also looking for love. Perhaps he will tell you that he's about to confess to someone he likes, but he's still gathering his courage. If you feel the same way, this will probably make you think that he's talking about you, which is exactly what he intended.
He Wants To Get Closer To You
He will probably want to get closer to you, physically and emotionally. This is because he will be operating under the assumption that there's a greater chance of something happening between you if you're almost always together.
Of course, it could also be because he wants to see how you'll react if he moves in on your physical space. If you don't move away, he will probably think that you feel the same way, or at least that you're open to the possibility. This will include touching you lightly or hugging you.
Physical contact is a classic sign that a man likes a woman. The more physical contact he has with you, the more he likes you.
He Shows Up For You
Another sign that he likes you a lot is when he shows up whenever you need him to. He's always there for you whenever you want someone to hang out with, play video games with, watch a movie with, watch reruns of your favorite shows with, etc. He will also show up whenever you need a hug, someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, etc.
This is because he genuinely wants to spend as much of his time with you. He also wants you to need him as much as he does you. So if you make plans with him, he will always show up. You are his priority and his investment. Even when inconvenient for him, he will always want to be with you.
He Wants To Impress You
If he does or says things to make you look up to him, it's because he likes you secretly, and he wants you to be impressed with him. He probably sees you as girlfriend material. This makes him want to one-up everyone else around you.
He is likely doing this to show you how awesome he is without actually telling you his feelings. He wants you to look at him with pride and potential. He probably intends to impress you until you figure out how good he is and how much you like him too. This is also a huge sign.
He's Interested In You
One of the signs that a guy likes you secretly is when he seems overly interested in you. This leads him to ask a lot of questions to figure you out. He genuinely thinks you're a complicated person, and he wants to figure you out. He will hang on to your every word when you answer too. He's not just asking to appear interested, he really wants to know.
He will probably ask you about your family and how you feel about them, your hobbies, your job- basically your whole life. He will also want to know about the things you feel passionately about and about the things that make you angry. In short, he's more interested in knowing about the real you than anyone else in the world.
He Wants To Know If You're Single
When a guy likes you, one of the first things he will want to know about is your relationship status. So if he asks about it, you should know that it's more than simple curiosity that pushed him to ask that question. It's actually a massive sign. He wants to know if you're seeing other guys because if you're not, he will likely decide to move in soon.
Asking you about your relationship status means that he wants to know if he's in competition with anyone or if he has to fight for you. It could also be that he wants to know whether he needs to pursue his feelings for you or give way if you have a long-time boyfriend in your current relationship.
He Gets Annoyed When You Talk About Other Guys
You've probably noticed that he gets annoyed or jealous whenever you talk about other guys or guy friends. You could be telling him about your day and how you bumped into an old friend named Chad, and just like that, his mood will shift. If you see signs of jealousy, then you can safely assume that he likes you but is hiding it.
He probably wants you to spend all your time and attention on him alone, the same way he does. Basically, he wants you for himself, and he doesn't like other guys having your attention. So if he gets annoyed when you mention your guy friends or co-workers, it means he definitely likes you.
He's Always Happy To See You
If he likes you, it will probably show in his facial expression, even if he doesn't tell you how he feels. You will know this by looking closely at how his face brightens the moment he sees you. He will most likely smile a special smile that's just for you.
Even when he's annoyed at something or feeling a little frustrated and a bit overwhelmed by life in general, once he sees you, all of his troubles will just disappear. So if you notice him looking at you from across the room and smiling that special smile that you like so much, it means that he really likes you. He's probably just gathering the courage to confess his feelings to you.
His Eye Contact Game Is Strong
You've probably noticed how intense his eyes are or how blue. This is because you always see them. Whenever you're together, he's probably making eye contact with you. He doesn't want you to be uncomfortable. He's just letting you know that he's paying close attention and that he's listening intently to whatever you're saying.
Locking eyes with random strangers or even passing acquaintances can be weird and many people fear it. This is why people don't make a lot of eye contact in a general sense. So if he does this with you, it makes you special. It also shows that his interest in you is more than a passing fancy.
His Body Language Changes
One of the simplest ways to find out how he really feels about you is by paying attention to his body language. This will include nonverbal cues, more than facial expressions and verbal communication. You should be able to notice how he tenses whenever you're around or how he moves around you.
These signals may be small and subtle, but they are potent. So pay attention to how he brushes against you casually, gives you long hugs, plays with your hair, leans towards you, etc. All these signs are indicative of his feelings. It means that he doesn't just see you as a friend, but as something more.
His Voice Changes
You've probably noticed how his voice changes whenever he's talking to you. He could be shouting at someone or act all annoyed with them, and then just suddenly change gear to speak softly to you. This means that he doesn't see you the same way he sees everyone else.
Also, if his voice changes from confident to a little nervous, it means that he has feelings for you. He probably doesn't have the courage to talk to you about it yet, which is why he's a little nervous whenever he's talking to you. He wants to tell you when he's ready, but you have such an effect on him that he can't help but stutter a little.
It's not just his voice you need to pay attention to. If he asks you a lot of questions but doesn't really give you the time to respond, it means he doesn't like you as much. It could also be that he just likes the sound of his own voice. This is why he engages you in a conversation where it's mostly him talking. If so, you should steer clear of him.
He Reacts Strongly To Your Touch
You've probably noticed how he yelped and jumped when you touched him. Maybe it offended you or made you feel like he doesn't like you. Actually, you could be wrong. Maybe he does like you- it's just that he hasn't figured out what to do about it yet. He's probably deciding about whether to tell you or not.
He likely feels a very strong physical attraction to you. He just doesn't want you to be too close to him physically because he might not be able to help himself. However, if his reaction when you touch him is just to pull away casually, then he's probably not interested.
Some guys can also be touchy with the woman they like. These men brush against you casually (a lot) and touch your hand unconsciously when you're having a conversation. They will try to create intimate moments with you. This goes to show that it's different for every guy.
He Acts Differently When You're Around
You've probably wondered how he's suddenly developed a stutter when you know him to be a confident and strong guy. Or maybe you noticed how he's suddenly blushing like a virgin whenever you're around. Or perhaps, even though his phone is his life, he will always put it down and promptly forget about it when you're with him.
This is because his real feelings that he is hiding from you are making him flustered. He doesn't quite know what to do yet, and probably also has a fear of rejection, which is why he hides the fact that he likes you.
So if you see him cracking loads of jokes and playing around when you know him to be a serious man most of the time, he is attempting to become the man he thinks you'll like. He's acting like someone completely different because he wants to impress you, and he doesn't think his real self will do that.
You could help him to get over his fear of commitment by triggering his hero instinct. The hero instinct is a very strong part of men's psyche that makes them want to protect those they care about. You can trigger his hero instinct by asking for help with something you're struggling with.
He Remembers Everything You Told Him
You've probably told him a lot of details about you, especially when he asked you thousands of questions. Maybe you thought that he'd forget most of it, but you couldn't be more wrong. If he really likes you, he won't forget a single detail about you. This is also one of the key signs and an indication that he likes you but is hiding it.
This means that everything you said and every reaction you've shown him has already been filed away for future use. Even when it seemed like he wasn't paying attention to you, he will remember everything, even the most obscure detail.
He's An Active Fan Of Your Social Media
Another key sign when he likes you secretly is when he follows you on all social media platforms, and he always leaves likes, hearts, emojis, or comments on your posts. You've probably noticed him liking your photos and commenting on some of your posts. This is because he wants to let you know that he's interested in you, but he's not quite ready to tell you directly yet.
He could be thinking about how he wants to be a part of your life. Since it's not possible to be with you physically every day, he contents himself by following you on social media and knowing updates about you. It makes him feel included in your life, especially when you reply to his comments.
He Gives You Compliments
If he's been kind and courteous towards you these past few days, it means that his feelings have changed from friendly to something more. You've probably noticed him giving you a lot of compliments. Sure, he could be just a nice guy who wants you to feel confident about yourself.
However, if his compliments run on the sincere and thoughtful category, and he says it with emotion, he probably likes you a lot but is hiding it. Especially when he goes out of his way without any logical reasons to praise you and compliment you so he can make your day better.
I hope you found this article helpful and now you know how to tell if a guy likes you but is hiding it.
How Do You Know If A Guy Likes You Secretly?
You will know if a guy likes you secretly by how he acts around you and reacts to your presence. His facial expression and body language will indicate pleasure, happiness, and probably a little hint of nervousness. He will probably act annoyed and jealous when you talk about other guys. He will also try his best to impress you and make you smile.
How Do You Tell If A Guy Is Confused About His Feelings For You?
You can tell if a guy is confused about his feelings for you if he is inconsistent in his words and actions. He will probably tell you he likes you and then disappear or act like a complete lug the next day. He could also smile and flirt with you one day and then suddenly become cold and distant the next day. He could be playing you, but it is more likely that he's confused about his feelings for you.
How Do You Know If Someone Is Hiding Their Feelings For You?
You will know that someone is hiding their feelings for you if they make intense eye contact with you all the time, ask you a lot of questions to figure you out, want to be closer to you, act jealous when you talk about other men, don't mention any other girls whenever you're around, let you know that they're single, show interest in you, ask you if you're single, etc.
Signs He Likes You But Is Afraid Of Rejection
If he likes you, but he's afraid of getting rejected, he will most likely try his best to hide his feelings for you. Of course, he won't always be successful, and you will probably know how he really feels by noticing how he acts around you and such. He will also try to convince himself that he can easily get over whatever he's feeling for you.
Signs A Guy Likes You But Is Trying Not To Show It
If a guy likes you, but he's trying not to show it, you will be able to tell how he's really feeling by being observant. How does he react to your presence? If he leans towards you, makes intense eye contact, smiles his special smile, it means he likes you. In addition, if he gets jealous or annoyed whenever you talk about other guys, it's also another huge giveaway.
How To Tell If Someone Likes You But Is Hiding It Over Text
You can tell that he likes you, but he's trying to hide it if he texts you good morning every day. He's probably thinking that you won't read anything to it. After all, it's just a greeting. But subconsciously, he wants you to think about him every time you read his text. He's probably also going to initiate contact with you, as well as reply with long messages and use emojis. More on this: How guys text when they like a girl
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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.