It can be difficult for a girl to discern that he’s truly interested in a guy, as often their gazes will check them out regardless of whether they’re available or not. But it’s possible for you to examine the body language of men to see if they’re interested in you or not. There are many ways to interpret a guy’s body language to your benefit, which can lead you to asking him if he wants to hang out sometime.
Here are 40 signs of male attraction
#1. He smiles only at you.
Does that one guy only smile at you but when some other woman says hi to him he doesn’t smile back? Chances are that he is interested in you.
#2. Plenty of eye contact.
If he’s truly interested in you, he’ll maintain plenty of eye contact with you. It can be even more important if he actually gives you a big grin at the same time.
#3. He is directly facing you.
Not only are his shoulders directly in line with yours, but his knees and his feet are also directly facing you. This is a more intimate pose that shows he wants to get closer to the girl.
#4. He laughs at what you say.
Even when you are saying silly things or making bad jokes he may also be laughing with you.
#5. His voice gets louder.
If he suddenly notices you’re within speaking distance, does he suddenly turn towards you and raise his voice to ensure that you’ll hear what he has to say?
#6. He straightens his shirt or combs his hair.
Does he do a quick grooming when he sees you enter the room? Does he run his comb through his hair, brush his clothes down, or straighten his shirt? He wasn’t concerned with the people he was with, but now he’s concerned because you entered the room. This is a clue worth noting.
#7. He shows off on the sports field.
After he sees you walk into the stands or near the games table does he suddenly start showing off how hard he can throw a ball, toss a dart, or sink that ball? When he steps up his game it may be because he wants you to notice him.
#8. His body language will become more positive.
Was he slouching when you first entered the room? Perhaps his head was drooping. And then you entered the room and he lifted his head up and assumed a more positive body language pose. This is a clear sign that he’s happy to see you.
#9. He doesn’t flinch when you touch him.
Some guys flinch when you brush against them or touch them, because they don’t really want to be touched at all, or they’re uncertain of you. They may even think of you like a sister and feel uncomfortable touching you at all. But if a guy responds positively, then you know that he at least likes you.
#10. He’ll assume a masculine standing position.
This is a unique position that women don’t normally do. It’s often unintentional on the part of the man. Does he stand up taller, pushing his chest out, while holding in his stomach to impress you? It’s also important to note if he does it immediately after noticing you, and does he do it each time that he sees you?
#11. He has an alert expression on his face.
Does it appear that every time he makes a comment, or asks a question, that it appears he is genuinely waiting for a response to your answer with an expectant expression on his face?
#12. He is suddenly nervous when you say hi to him.
Was he smiling and having a good time with his buds until you walked up? And now his face is red and he is mumbling and dropping his pen? Chances are he is worried about making a good impression around you.
#13. He never turns his back on you.
When a guy is interested, you’ll be the focus of his attention when you’re in the same room together. You’ll never catch his attention lapsing, and he won’t turn away from you until he has to say goodbye.
#14. You’ve caught him staring at you.
Have you noticed one guy who stares at you, but when he sees you noticing him, he turns away? Then when you turn to look at him later, he’s already staring back at you? If it happens more than once, there’s a good reason for it and most likely he likes you.
#15. He appreciates your appearance.
Besides saying how nice you look today, he’ll nod at your appearance and smile. He may nod at a particular jacket or accessory you are wearing.
#16. Eyebrow raising.
Men have to intentionally make their eyebrows raise up in response to something you said. This can indicate interest in what you’re saying. It can also be a friendly reaction, so you’ll have to add it to the list of potential romantic male body language clues.
#17. He’ll put the devices away.
When you’re walking up to him he’ll make a conscious effort to put the cellphone away, and it’ll stay put away until you’ve finished chatting.
#18. He assumes a submissive pose.
Was he acting all rowdy with his friends until he saw you walk past? Then he assumed a more submissive pose so as not to freak you out. Then he’s back to normal once you leave the room.
#19. He is always hanging around you.
It’s a big room and he could hang out with his friends, but instead, he’s always hanging around within a few feet of you. Chances are that he’s interested in you and wants every opportunity to talk to you.
#20. He is protective of you.
When you walk through a crowd of people does he guide you and gently push people out of the way?
#21. He actually touches you.
Hopefully it will be respectful touching, otherwise you have another issue on your hands, but does he tap your hand or gently touch your arm or give you a hug? These physical indications are letting you know that he obviously likes you.
#22. He frowns when you chat with some other guy.
Does he have an annoyed expression on his face when you are talking with some other guy? Does he place his arms on his hips in a threatening pose? Chances are that he is jealous of that other guy.
#23. He says goodbye but he hesitates.
Does that guy say goodbye, but then he lingers a few extra seconds before heading out? It may be because you likes you and is hesitant to leave your side.
#24. He’ll tame his rude gestures.
If he’s a guy who normally likes to get expressive with the rude gestures with his hands or other forms of expression, he’ll tone those down in your presence.
#25. He mirrors your movements.
If you’re chatting with a boy do you notice if he’s mirroring your movements? This mimicking can be an indication that he’s focusing on you because he’s interested in you. You can also test this theory by taking a sip of your drink, touching your hair, or leaning forward, all to see if he responds in kind.
#26. His face is facing you, but his body isn’t.
This is often a deliberate ploy on his part, since many people know that facing someone directly forward means that they like you. He may be playing coy with you.
#27. He invades your personal space.
Is that cute guy invading your personal space? Is he just a bit closer than is socially acceptable? This may be a clue that he likes you. You could even move in a bit closer to him to see if he steps back or not.
#28. He touches you in apology.
Is this guy always apologizing because he thinks he’s offended you in some way, and touches your arm as he does so? He may be genuinely worried about what you think of him, and he’s taking it overboard a bit, because he’s too nervous.
#29. His eyes are judging your space.
When he walks up to you are his eyes flicking all over the place? This is because he’s trying to determine who you’re with, what you’re doing, and whether you have a drink in front of you. He’s trying to judge the situation to see if you’re available.
#30. He tries to avoid you.
He may like you so much but feel that you’re aren’t into him, so he’ll go out of his way to avoid you. He doesn’t want to be embarrassed, yet when you do catch him up, he’s genuinely happy to see you. This type of guy needs some special encouragement, so try not to take it too personally.
#31. He’ll gaze at you from top to bottom.
You may have to pay extra attention, because he’ll try to do this surreptitiously.
#32. He leans towards you.
A guy who keeps his feet firmly planted on the ground but leans forward, directly facing you, without twisting or turning away, is showing positive body language that he is truly interested in the woman he is talking to.
#33. He will openly stare at your body.
He doesn’t want to offend you, but on the other hand, he needs to show you that he likes what he sees, so he may glance downwards every now and then.
#34. His voice deepens.
Men will subconsciously drop the tone of their voices to sound more masculine to women. Keep an eye out for this sign.
#35. He looks back at you.
After a boy has said his goodbyes to you, does he look back at you one last time? Perhaps he’s sad that he won’t get to see you again until the next day.
#36. He ignores outside distractions.
Are people yelling at each other in the distance, or is his cell phone ringing, yet he is still focussing his attention on you? He is deliberately ignoring all distractions as he wants to focus only on you.
#37. He dances in front of you.
If you’re in a bar or nightclub with dancing, and he comes up and says hi while still dancing, this means he wants you to join him for fun on the dance floor.
#38. He’ll place something in front of you without you asking.
Does he know you need the stapler or the salt? Does he pass a tissue over to you? He’ll automatically respond to your needs, without having you ask for the item.
#39. He follows your pace.
If you are walking together, does he keep to the same pace as you? Perhaps he’s even placing the right foot forward as the same time as you. Most likely when a man follows a woman’s pace, he likes you. You can even test this by speeding up or slowing down to see if he follows the changes.
#40. He fidgets in your presence.
If you see a man who often fidgets in your presence, it may be because he’s interested in you. Perhaps he’s planning his next tactic on how to keep you interested in him. He needs to keep his hands busy while he does so.
Whenever you’re in the presence of a guy that you like, but you’re not sure if he likes you, be sure to check for these 40 male boy language signs that a guy is interested. If he does several of them in your presence, it’s a good sign that you should be further encouraging him. Now that you know what they are you’ll have greater success in your romantic adventures.