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Sometimes no matter how confident you are, it’s still tough to tell when a guy is into you. While some men are comfortable coming right out and saying exactly how they feel, others express their interest in more subtle ways, especially when they are first getting to know you. Here are a few hints to clue you in to how he really feels about you. If a guy does just one of these things, it may not indicate interest, but if he does several of them, there’s a strong possibility that he’s intrigued by you.
He stares at your face (as opposed to the other parts of your anatomy). When you catch him staring, he quickly looks away. But then he can’t help himself, and he does it all over again when he thinks you’re not looking. If you do actually make eye contact, he may hold it just a second longer than normal.
This is a fun way of building rapport and letting you know that he wants a special bond with you. If it seems like he’s teasing you with the name, just remember back to first grade – when the boy in your class threw sand at you, it actually meant he wanted to play with you.
TALKING TO YOUR FRIENDS
As I tell my clients, dating is like a job interview. You need to go in prepared! And who better to help a guy figure out how to win your heart than your best buddies. Plus, he knows they’ll probably tell you he’s been inquiring, which will alert you to the fact that he’s curious about you and hopefully pique your interest.
It’s hard to stay away from things we are attracted to, and a subtle touch, especially when repeated, is a way of establishing intimacy. It could be as simple as a brief pat on your arm while he’s making a point during a story or a gentle hand on your shoulder to help guide you as you walk through a doorway. If you notice this happening a lot, it’s usually not an accident.
A MEMORY FOR DETAILS
Thanks to social tools like Facebook and Twitter, we are constantly bombarded with the minutiae of our friends’ lives. We know so much about everyone, from what they’ve had for breakfast to their reaction to the season finale of their favorite TV show, that it becomes hard to remember much of anything. When a guy is able to keep these details front and center, it’s a strong sign that how you spend your day is important to him.
YOUR OPINION COUNTS
While the two of you are in a group setting, he tells a joke or story and then looks to you first to see your reaction. Guys love to make women laugh, and when he’s trying to make a good impression on you, you’re the first person he wants to see with a big smile on her face.
FEET & MIRRORS
When people are focused on one another, they tend to subconsciously physically begin to mirror each another. If you think this is happening, you can try doing something specific, like crossing your legs or touching your face, and observe if he follows suit. Another subtle clue he’s a fan is if he points his feet or toes towards you.
Although this list is meant to help you in figuring out when a guy is interested in you, if you catch yourself doing any of these things, it may also help you realize that you’re interested in someone, too. Sometimes our bodies realize how we feel before we have fully processed it! You deserve to be with someone who makes you feel good about yourself and brings out the best you have to offer. Once you think you know who that is, don’t wait – taking a risk for love is definitely Emma approved.