‘Do you think he likes me?’  – Me to my friend the night before my wedding day.

It is a question that has plagued women across the nation and inspired countless self-help books. ‘Is he into me?’ If you find yourself asking that question, we presume you’ve either met a guy that you like or are dating a guy that you like and need that reassurance before you take the next step!

Or maybe it’s even the opposite and you DON’T want him to like you in that way…

Well, lucky for you, there are some common signs that point towards the answer you were hoping for. Time to sit down and analyse that infuriating male!

1. He Reaches Out To You First

A guy who likes you will make an effort to reach out to you. You don’t need to sit around worrying when and if he’ll ring you. Men are goal-orientated creatures and if he wants you, he’s not going to hang about!

Also, it is important to consider when and what he’s texting you about if he does reach out. Is he asking you out on a date? Or is he asking you to come over to his flat at 2am? If it’s the latter, he might be seeing you as a booty call rather than a potential girlfriend.

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2. He Makes You Part Of His Life And Introduces You To His Friends

A guy who likes you will want you to be part of his life. That means he’ll want you to meet his friends and will not live his life totally separate from you. If he’s serious about you, then he will want you to see what matters to him – including inviting you in on his people, places and hobbies.

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3. He Is Happy Around You

Does this guy smile a lot when you hang out together? If he has a permanent grin, then it might be a sign that he’s smitten! Men tend to gravitate towards what feels good so if he feels good around you, he’s going to want to spend more and more time with you.

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4. He Will Not Give Up If He Thinks There Is A Chance With You

Unless you explicitly tell him that you are not interested, if this guy likes you then he’s not going to give up! If you have told him that you’re not interested and he still continues to pursue you, this is when you may have a problem on your hands…

Don’t worry about whether you’re giving off the right signals. If he really likes you, you won’t have to try hard!

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5. He Makes A Lot Of Eye Contact And Finds Excuses To Touch You

Body language is an important factor in judging whether or not someone is into you. When you hang out, does this guy tend to find excuses to touch you? Maybe a playful caress? A hand that lingers on the back a little too long?

Guys who are into you tend to unconsciously show this in their body language. He might mirror your behaviour or angle his feet towards you. If you find these signs are ticking off all the right boxes, there’s a good chance you have a lovesick bloke after you!

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