It can be challenging to tell if a guy likes you when he’s shy. The best way to figure it out is if he initiates conversations, compliments you, or spends time with you. Something may happen if he doesn’t seem like himself and is uncomfortable around you.
How to know if a shy guy likes you
He initiates conversations:
If a guy wants to talk to you and initiates the conversation, chances are that he has feelings for you or at least finds interest in getting to know more about who you are as an individual.
He compliments you:
This is a very vague sign. Guys can compliment you in different ways, such as saying something nice or asking your opinion on something; sometimes, they compliment girls on different things than the guy might be doing just because they think it’s appropriate or he is used to doing it. If the guy compliments you, you will know he is interested in more than just friends.
He does things for you:
How a guy treats or helps you out can often tell whether or not he has feelings for you. If he intentionally does things without you having to ask, then there is a good chance that he may be interested.
He spends time with you:
If he is spending time with you outside of what is considered normal, it can indicate that maybe he’s interested in getting to know more about you. If he seems uncomfortable when in a group around your friends or family, chances are that he may have feelings for you or at least finds interest in getting to know more about who you are as an individual.
His friends give hints:
If his friends tell you that they know for sure that their friend likes you, then chances are it’s true. If you get this information from his friends, you can be sure he likes you.
He wants to know more about your life:
If he’s primarily interested in your life and not just himself, then there is a good chance he likes you. He wants to know the details of your life and who you are as an individual.
He tries to impress you:
If a guy is trying to impress you, then there’s a good chance he may like you. Guys do some crazy things when they are trying to impress girls, timid guys.
He does silly things:
If he does silly and immature things around you, then there’s a good possibility that he is interested. Shy guys are often not that mature.
He tries to get close:
If he keeps trying to get closer to you than is expected, chances are that he likes you. If it’s usually easy for him to be close to anyone but you, then chances are that you are special to him.
He gets nervous:
If a shy guy starts getting nervous when talking to or around you, something weird happens. If he gets very nervous, then there is a good chance that he likes you.
He compliments you:
His complimenting you can signify things to come if he does not continue with the compliments. If he compliments you without asking, or if he stops the complimenting, then there’s a good chance that something’s getting in the way of him continuing with it.
He runs away:
If a guy runs away after saying something to you and stops trying to be close to you, something is going on. If it happens more than once, then it is enough for him to like you. It also helps if his friends confirm his behaviour towards you as well.
He shuts down:
He may hide something if he looks distant and avoids eye contact more than usual. If you ask him if he’s ok, he’ll usually say yes and try to go back to normal, but it’s evident that something is going on. If his friends confirm that they notice a change in him as well, then it is a good indication that maybe he has feelings for you or at least finds interest in getting to know more about who you are as an individual.
He is shy:
A shy guy usually doesn’t talk to girls and gets very nervous around them. However, this can be a little different from when he’s with his friends. If he stands there not saying anything when you try to talk to him, then chances are that he likes you. Usually, if a guy is shy, you’ll have to break the ice by starting the conversation, but if it’s easy for him to start it, there may be something going on.
He doesn’t want you to leave:
If he doesn’t want you to leave after your visit or wants you to stay longer, it’s probably a sign that he likes you.
He is not very vocal about his feelings:
If a guy tries to tell you that he likes you but does it in a way that doesn’t seem genuine, he’s probably faking it. If he seems like he’s trying to be shy around you and isn’t vocal about his feelings, there may be something going on.
He asks lots of questions:
If he is interested in learning more about who you are, there’s a good chance he likes you. If the questions are somewhat deep, then it can indicate that maybe somewhere inside of him, there are feelings growing for you.
He looks at you:
If a guy looks at you and tries to get to know you more than usual, then there’s something going on. It can be easy to notice. If he looks away, like he is scared of your reaction, something is wrong.
He doesn’t want you to know:
If the shy guy doesn’t want his friends or family members to know that he likes you, then chances are that he may have feelings for you or at least finds interest in getting to know more about you as an individual. This is also a good sign that maybe somewhere inside of him, some feeling is growing for you.
Suppose a shy guy gets jealous of you spending time with another guy; then that is a big sign. If he gets jealous while talking to you, then it is highly likely that he has feelings for you or at least finds interest in getting to know more about who you are as an individual.
He has trust issues:
If there’s something wrong with him or his life, chances are that he won’t tell the girl his feeling until she tells him about her feelings first. It feels safer for him than to go out on a limb and say it first. If he has trust issues and is shy, then he will likely like you.
He talks to you:
A shy guy usually doesn’t talk to girls, but something happens if he starts talking to you. It can be challenging for a shy guy to approach a girl he likes at first, but it’s all possible. If he seems comfortable around you, almost like it was easy for him the entire time before now, even if he does not try to be close or intimate with you, then there may be something going on between you.
He tries to have a deeper relationship with you:
If he tells you about things in his life, like personal things he does not like to talk about, then chances are that he is interested in you. Many guys think that once the girl shows interest, the guy should be more talkative and try to get closer, but it’s not always easy for a guy to do it sometimes. What is essential is if you show signs of interest and if he tries to be close. It can be challenging for a shy guy, but once you show him some interest, it may spark his feelings toward you.
He does things with you:
It’s hard for a shy guy to do things with the girl he likes at first, but if he does, there’s something going on. If you are at a party with friends and talk about the party later and he talks about other things that were going on like how you were next to him or anything like that, then there’s a good chance that he likes you.
He can’t stop looking at these eyes:
If his eyes always seem to go towards you, then there are strong feelings towards you because of your attractiveness. It could mean that there is little sexual attraction, or it could be much more profound.
Overall, if a guy likes a girl and is not very shy, he will communicate his feelings and express them in a way that is comfortable for both parties. It’s easier for him to do it around his friends, but he will also do it without their help.
A shy guy usually doesn’t talk to girls either, but when he does, there’s something going on. He may be overthinking what he might say and goes out of the way not to talk too much because of fear of rejection or embarrassment about his feelings. He does or does not do many different things as part of this behaviour, which can be confusing for someone who wants to know how people feel.