I’m 34 years old, and I am still terrible at knowing how to tell if a guy likes me.
Luckily, at my age, the kind of man I am attracted to tends to be kind, aggressive, honest and feels like a hero to me. That means if he wants to take me on a date, he will take me on a date, and if he likes me, he is going to put me out of misery and just tell me that he likes me.
This isn’t always the case.
Sometimes when it comes to men and deducing whether or not what they don’t feel or feel for you is friendship “like” or romantic “like,” they can be pretty darn inscrutable.
Nine times out of 10, I would say that the male of the species is the gender that’s the most transparent, the anti-engima, and the easiest to suss out, especially when you notice an emotionally unavailable man (which is a red flag).
That all goes out the window when it comes to figuring out if he likes me. Luckily, there’s a does he like me quiz that can answer that question.
Sometimes guys can be very secretive, confusing, or send mixed signals and make it harder to tell if they like you. But there are actually secret signs he likes you: him getting nervous around you, letting you meet his friends, or you may just have a hunch after you spend time with him.
Other ways to tell if a guy is into you have a lot to do with body language.
He will make eye contact, be eager to keep the conversation going, sneak in casual touches, face towards you, lean inward while talking to you, mirror your movements, compliment you, or even show public displays of affection (PDA), all of which can give you a sense that there’s an attraction there.
But the most common sign a guy likes you is eye contact; it’s a good indicator of your chemistry and his interest in getting to know you. Of course, there might be a little awkwardness or nervous tension, but that won’t distract the two of you from connecting.
Over time, figuring out his attraction means paying attention to the subtle actions and words.
That isn’t to say that you will fall in love once you admit your feelings too each other or that either of you should jump in too fast; however, determining his intentions and true feelings will prevent a lot of heartbreak in the future.
Sometimes it’s not that easy, with you and your friend over-analyzing your every interaction with him. You might scour the internet for answers or desperately seek out other clues on his social media like upper-level FBI officials.
That all stops now.
After years of my own experience doing all that heavy emotional analyses with a lot of people, I have come up with a “does he like me quiz,” a series of just 20 questions that will help you figure out if he likes you, or if you’ve been banished to the friend zone (if such a thing even exists, of course).
Take this does he like me quiz and let the truth be revealed!
Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer and the Senior Editor of Pop Culture at Newsweek with a passion for lifestyle, geek news, and true crime.