6 Signs a Guy Likes You But Is Trying Not to Show It

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Are you wondering if he likes you? It may seem difficult to crack the guy code and understand his true intentions. However, in many cases, there are six clear signs that can let you know that a guy likes you but is trying not to show it. And in these instances, while he may be doing his best to hide his real feelings and keep his true thoughts under wraps, you'll be able to see through this act and know that he's actually into you.

1. He Finds Reasons to Talk to You

When a guy likes you but is hiding it, he'll find reasons and excuses to talk to you. That way, he can use these instances as opportunities to get to know you better, but they're under the guise of him trying to get other information about a different topic. For example, he may seek you out to answer questions for him about directions, movie recommendations, and even the time, just because he wants to be able to break the ice and talk to you and see where the conversation may lead.

2. He Holds Your Gaze Longer Than Usual

Another clear sign is that he frequently locks eyes with you for a prolonged period of time. For instance, you may find him looking at you more frequently and often trying to make eye contact with you. Rather than being very flirty and hitting on you, his subtle actions reveal that he likes you but is trying not to make it too obvious to those around him.

3. He's Always Available for You

It's important to notice if he always makes himself available for you and tends to jump at the chance to spend more time with you. For example, he'll choose hanging out with you over other happenings in his life and will always offer to help you out if you need anything. While he may not directly ask you out since that's too obvious, he'll still find ways to come meet up with you, see you, and spend time with you on your terms.

4. He Remembers Details About You

Another top indicator is that he remembers key details about you. Even if you mentioned something briefly in passing, such as your love of singing, your dislike of salmon, or your recent trip to Hawaii, he cares about what you have to say and will take your words to memory (and to heart). When a guy remembers details and specifics about you and uses them as a way to talk to you, it's clear that he likes you, even if he doesn't want others to know.

5. He Invites You on Non-Dates

He also may ask to hang out with you in a way that's not a real first date. For instance, rather than definitively asking you out, he may say that he's heading to your area of town to see a friend and ask if you happen to be around later to meet up. In this instance, he's showing you that his intentions are to see someone else and that you're more of an afterthought, when in reality, this is a less intimidating way for him to throw out the idea of hanging out together without the fear of real rejection. If he tends to ask you out on dates that aren't necessarily ones, this can mean that he's into you. 

6. He Always Tries to Impress You

When a guy likes you but is trying to hide it from you, he'll go out of his way to try and impress you. He may dress his best around you, mind his manners, and do everything in his power to show you what a stand-up guy he truly is. If he's regaling you with jokes and stories in order to show off his wit and wild sense of humor, he wants to impress you in order to make a lasting positive impression because he likes you. When he focuses his attention on you and frequently checks in with you to see how you are and if he can help you with anything, it's clear that he likes you but is hoping everyone else doesn't really notice.