It’s not always easy to tell if a guy is flirting or just being friendly. When someone flirts with you, it’s an amazing feeling. It makes you feel attractive and desirable. It can send a warm jolt of electricity through your body. Whether it’s verbal flirting, like playful banter, or physical flirting such as playful touches, flirting is fun!
But what if you don’t know if he’s flirting with you? It’s not always easy to tell if he’s attracted to you or if he’s just being nice.
First and foremost, don’t obsess over it. This never does any good and if anything, may cause him to lose any attraction he felt toward you. Instead, just relax and have fun.
To help guide you a bit, here are the biggest signs that he is definitely flirting with you.
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13 Signs He’s Flirting
1. He Treats You Differently
Some guys are naturally flirty. They flirt with everyone, as it’s just a mode of being to them. When a guy likes you, however, his way or flirting with you will be different. Watch how he interacts with others, then compare it to the way he is with you. You’ll see a difference.
2. He Remembers What You Say
The guy you’re talking to remembers everything so well. When a man remembers what you say, it can be a sign of flirting. He remembers the details, such as your first pet, your favorite flower, the name of your best friend, and that funny story you told him last week. When we like someone, we want to know everything about them and pay close attention to what they say.
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3. That Special Sort of Smile
You catch his eye from across the room and his smile changes, even if he was already smiling! When a guy is flirting with you, his smile will change. It’s not the same old smile he gives everyone else. His eyes might light up or a gleam may enter his eyes. And when he talks to you he can’t stop smiling, almost to the point where it looks like his face hurts. It’s a real, genuine sort of smile, one that takes over his entire face.
4. He Tries to Figure Out Your Relationship Status
If a guy tries to gauge your relationship status, he’s into you and he’s flirting with you. This one’s a dead giveaway. He wants to see if you’re available in case he wants to take things further.
He might say things like:
“A girl like you can’t be single!”
“Are you here with your boyfriend or just your friends?”
“Your boyfriend is a lucky guy.”
“Are you here alone?”
“I hope I’m not taking your boyfriend’s seat.”
You get the gist!
5. Sneaky Touches
When a guy likes a girl, he can’t help but try to touch her. Playful touching is actually a huge turn on for a man. Not inappropriately, mind you.
He does it in small, subtle ways – an arm on her shoulder, a high-five that lingers just a little too long, a hand on her knee, a soft stroke of the cheek, picking lint off her shirt, removing a loose hair from her arm sleeve. If you find he can’t quite keep his hands off you, he is definitely flirting with you.
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6. Body Language Cues
One of the biggest indicators that he’s into you is body language. When he’s flirting, he’ll lean into you while talking with you. Other body language indicators include angling his body toward you, making eye contact, and keeping his feet faced towards you. He may also tilt his head.
7. He Seems Flustered
He’s cute when he talks and rambles on some subjects, then turns red. Lucky you, beautiful girl, you can turn even the most confident guy into a flustered, bumbling mess when he’s flirting with you.
8. He Fidgets When He’s with You
He messes with the hole in his jeans or his jacket zipper when he’s talking with you. Guys tend to forget what to do with their hands when talking to a girl they like and often fidget. It’s a way to work off too much excitement or nervous energy.
A guy might fidget with his clothing, play with his hair, get shifty, or seem a little uncomfortable. However, it’s important to note that this doesn’t always mean he’s trying to flirt. He might be an awkward guy. If he’s a pretty confident guy in general, and only acts like that around you, then you’re onto something.
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9. He Tries to Impress You
When a man flirts, he normally won’t stay humble. Instead, he’ll try to impress you. He’ll talk himself up by mentioning his big promotion, his band, his sick apartment, or any of his talents. This may come across as bragging and maybe a little arrogant, but don’t be put off, be flattered! It means he’s trying to impress you because he’s into you.
10. He Tries to Make You Laugh
Guys tend to joke when they’re flirting with you to make you feel comfortable with them. It’s also a great way to break the ice and feel more comfortable. When a guy is flirting with you, he’ll bring out his best jokes, his funniest stories, his cleverest quips, punchiest anecdotes, anything to get you laughing!
11. He Gently Teases You
This is the adult equivalent of pulling a girl’s pigtails on the playground.
He doesn’t tease you in a rude or malicious way. It isn’t meant to hurt your feelings or even make you cry. He teases you in a fun, light-hearted, playful, or joking way such as mocking the way you speak or pronounce some words, teasing you about your favorite book, movie, or band, playfully disagreeing about how a food he doesn’t care for is better than a food you like, pointing out little things like the freckles on your cheeks or the mole on your neck, and even giving you nicknames.
12. He Compliments You
This is an obvious one, especially if he compliments your appearance. He may say you’re beautiful, gorgeous, lovely, sexy, etc. Guys don’t give out compliments freely. They give them to those they find attractive. If a guy compliments you, he’s flirting with you.
13. You Feel that Familiar Flutter
There’s a strange sort of enchantment hanging in the air when you talk to him. This is the chemistry between you both. You know it’s flirting when the interaction between you two isn’t like other interactions you have. Your heart feels light and airy and you feel happy.
There is a certain electricity when you talk to him and it leaves you buzzing all night.
Flirting is great, but note that flirting doesn’t necessarily mean that he wants to be in a relationship with you. He might only find you attractive and enjoy your company. Don’t read into it too much. Even if he is flirting and you say yes to all the signs on this list, if he isn’t asking you out, then he isn’t interested in taking things past the flirting stage.
The Biggest Signs He’s Flirting With You:
- That special sort of smile.
- He treats you differently.
- Sneaky touches.
- Body language cues.
- He remembers what you say.
- He tries to figure out your relationship status.
- He seems flustered.
- He fidgets when he’s with you.
- He tries to impress you.
- He gently teases you.
- He compliments you.
- He tries to make you laugh.
- You feel that familiar flutter.