Is he interested in me or just being friendly? Most women have at one time asked themselves this question. It is because women look for commitment in men. They need assurance that they are not wasting their time. An interested guy will always make you feel that they do. Although, it can be hard to know if a guy is interested in you because some men are confusing. Below are just a few signs that a guy is genuinely interested in you and not just being friendly.
• Eye contact
This is the first thing to notice when you meet up with the guy. When talking to him he maintains eye contact and not just staring at you. You can note this by looking at his pupil. If his pupil dilates, when he looks at you then he is into you. Eye contact will make you feel comfortable and important around him. It also shows that he feels comfortable around you too and is romantically interested in you. a guy who is just being friendly will never maintain eye contact and this shows that they are not paying attention to you.
• He works on his looks
He will always want to make you notice him. He will do this by making sure that he looks nice every time you two meet. He will have an appealing haircut that will capture your attention. Most guys who are interested in ladies change their taste of fashion suddenly just to impress the lady. That should tell you that any guy who is interested in you will always do anything in his ability to look attractive to you.
• Playfully touching you
You will notice how he likes tickling you when he finds a cheeky spot in you. You will find him holding your back or hands when you two walk together in a mall. An interested guy will always want to hug you tightly when you meet and when you are leaving. He will always be clingy when you are about to go home. It means that he feels good around you and is genuinely interested in you. Also, if he notices a loose hair strand he will tend to help you return it. That does not mean that he is just friendly but is romantically interested in you. If he was friendly he wouldn’t even care about how you look. All these playful touches will always make you feel valued.
• Texts first
You do not always have to be the one texting first. If he is interested in you, he will always text you out of the blues. When he texts he will always want to know how your day was. There are enough chances that he is interested and cares about you if he is the first one to text you. If you always text him first and have to maintain a conversation, then he is not interested in you. If you are having a boring conversation with the guy, then that is a red flag to tell you that he just wanted to be friends and not romantically interested.
• He defends you
In case you are in trouble, he will always cover up for your mistakes. An interested guy will not show everyone your weak points. Instead, he will always support you and correct you later. They will never want to see you hurt at any time. That means, they always got your back any day. You can always count on them in case you are in a fix. If the guy was just being friendly, they would not want to cover up for your mistakes.
• He is jealous
A guy can be jealous if they see you with another guy. That is especially if they had not told you how they feel about you. For that reason, he will take it seriously because he does not want to lose you. You might notice when they react angrily after they see you flirt with another guy. That should not worry you instead but it should help you know that he is fully interested in you and probably wants to take the relationship to the next level. It is enough evidence that they do not want to lose you.
• Leans forward when talking to you
If a guy is interested in you he will tend to move closer to you by leaning forward. This happens mostly when you are on a date. This shows that they are willing to listen to you. If they just wanted a friendly relationship, they would just not come close to you. if you are too close together, you might end up touching each other and this will show you that he is genuinely interested in you and not just being friendly. This will also make you talk for long hours without getting tired of each other. A friendly guy will only want to be close for a short time.
• Breaks barriers when talking to you
If you are at a coffee date and you order coffee, immediately after you are done, he will remove the cup and put it aside. He will also ensure that your phone does not distract you when you two are talking. That shows that he wants to keep the conversation going. This will be a sign that he is interested in you and does not want to miss a detail about you.
• He wants to know you deeper
You will notice a guy is interested in you if he wants to know what you like and what you do not. They will always want to know every detail about you. That is including your family and friends. However, this does not always mean that your guy is a stalker but it means he wants to be romantically attached to you. He would not bother to know you more if he wanted a friendly relationship. It is because he wants a lasting relationship and to understand your flaws better.
• Involves you in his life
An interested guy will tell you his secrets even those he hasn’t told anyone yet. That is because they want you to be their confidant. Also, it means that they trust you enough to be part of their life. He will also tell you about his family and friends. You might find him insisting you meet his family and friends too. That is enough proof that he just doesn’t want to be friendly but wants you to be part of his life. It also means that he feels complete around you. A friendly guy will not introduce you to his inner circle. Most likely it is because he does not trust you to let you know more about him.
• He buys you your favorite gift
This is a confusing sign because friendly guys use it. A guy who is interested in you can also buy you gifts every time they want to meet you. They will also buy you your favorite thing to make you happy. No matter how small the gift is, he will never visit you empty-handed. This shows that he appreciates you. An interested guy will also appreciate you on special occasions like Valentine’s, birthdays among others. This will make you feel special and loved. If your birthday passes without them wishing you the best or they don’t even remember the dates, then, that is enough sign that they do not like you.
• He plans the future with you
A guy who is interested in you will see you in his future. You will be part of his plans. He will even tell you that he would like to move in with him. You will find hi, discussing the future with you. That is a guy who is genuinely interested in you and would like to spend his retirement days with you. If a guy doesn’t mention the future with you, it means that he is interested in someone else. For that reason, you should cut off the relationship ties and stop wasting your time.
• He wants to spend most of the time with you
He will always be planning dates every time just to be close to you. A day might not end without seeing you. That is enough sign that they are interested in pursuing you. it also means that they enjoy your company. If your guy is clingy then it shows that you are an important person in his life. A friendly guy will only tend to meet you when in need of something. For that reason, you should be bothered by the frequent visits.
It is important that you watch for these signs first before you deeply fall in love with a guy. That will keep you from having heartbreak. If you notice a red flag, then you should know that they are not interested in you. This is because feelings cannot be hidden for long, eventually, you will know how he feels about you.