April is just 21. And she’s confused about men and their signs.
She’s unsure if one of her guy friends likes her because he’s always kind to her and even offers to help without being asked.
Now, she’s wondering: is he just a friend?
Does he like me more than a friend?
She wants to know about the signs your male friend has feelings for you.
You’re probably in her shoes.
So, if you’re wondering how to know if a guy friend likes you secretly, this article is specifically for you.
11 Subtle Signs Your Male Friend Has Feelings For You
1. He Compliments You A Lot
You probably like each other’s company, and he may even think you’re funny and pretty.
But it says a lot when your male friend actively points it out. He may say something along the lines of…
“You always look amazing.” “Oh my god, you’re hilarious; you have a great sense of humour.” Anyone’s worry can be relieved by your smile.
While saying lovely things to a friend is excellent, it’s not something friends usually do.
It’s strange when a male friend constantly compliments you like that.
Such compliments are reserved for someone you have romantic feelings for.
However, it isn’t strange for a male friend who likes you more than just a friend to shower you with compliments.
Frequent compliments from your male friend is a sign he likes you but hiding it.
If he keeps using words like, “You’re so pretty. This outfit looks so beautiful on you.”
Read the sign. He likes you!
2. He Wants To Spend Time With You
People are busier than ever before.
Busy with their career, business, family, trying to get fit, and many other things.
Such people don’t have time to see their friends daily (all week).
But if you pay attention, you will probably notice that your guy friend keeps making excuses to hang out with you almost weekly.
He visits often. He stops by to say hello and even takes you to “check out beautiful spots to hang out.”
It’s simple. These are all signs that he likes spending time with you.
If your guy friend suddenly starts hanging out with you more frequently, such as once a week or more, this is a subtle sign that he likes you more than a friend.
As you probably already know, people are busy. But they will make time for the people they love.
Keep in mind that falling in love is akin to taking cocaine! Most people will make time for that fulfilling surge of love!
If your male friend wants to hang out a lot, that’s a sure sign he likes you and wants to get out of friend zone with you.
Another sign your guy friend has a crush on you is…
3. He Prolongs Conversations With You
Besides the fact that he starts hanging out with you often, your guy friend may begin to prolong your conversations.
So, let’s assume he calls or texts you and says something like…
“Hey, Lorie, did you know Fast and Furious 9 is out at the cinema?”
Your reply to him:
“Wow, I have no idea.”
Now, he might try to extend it further.
“Yea, I haven’t either. But what other movies are you seeing these days? ” and the conversation continues.
Most male friends don’t talk about petty issues.
If he’s trying to prolong conversation with you that’s proof he likes you.
4. He Makes A Lot Of Jokes
Studies say that humour is the key to a woman’s heart. Men with great humour find it very easy to impress women.
A man knows that if he can make a lady laugh, he will make her fall in love with him.
And that’s because when you laugh and have fun together, it creates a connection and makes it easier for you to bond.
If you have a male friend who makes you laugh, it’s a positive sign that your future relationship will be lighthearted and fun.
So, he will do all in his power to make you laugh, so you can experience the fun of having him around you.
If you’ve known each other for a long time, you’ve probably discovered that you have similar senses of humor.
The question is:
How do you know if your friend is developing feelings for you?
It’s simple! When your guy friend tries hard to make those hilarious jokes.
If you notice that each time you’re together, he tries to make you laugh your heart’s out, then it’s a sure-fire sign he’s striving to dazzle you with his sense of humor.
5. He Tells You More About Himself
Has your guy friend become more serious lately?
He used to be jokey and lighthearted. But now, he discusses serious matter with you.
He’s becoming more vulnerable.
Perhaps he tells you about some of his struggles at work and how worried he is about his upcoming projects or assignments.
Or even personal life struggles.
However he says it.
If you notice that he reveals himself and opens up to you more than before, that’s a sign he likes you.
That’s why you need to look out for other signs your male friend has feelings for you because if he only shows this one sign, he probably doesn’t have feelings for you.
He thinks you’re a great friend.
6. He Does Nice Things For You
Why is my guy friend so nice to me? You ask.
So, your male friend could be a decent guy—a gentleman.
However, there is a difference between being friends and being “more than,”
And he frequently goes above and beyond for you in ways others would not.
Compared to his other female friends, he treats you differently.
He’s always kind to you and even offers to help without being asked.
And, as I previously stated, it’s the “drop of the hat” mindset.
Are you having a rough day?
He’ll be there with ice cream and cuddles just in time.
Do you have a significant birthday coming up?
He’s the one who organizes the surprise party and makes sure you have a great time!
Or maybe he spoils you, takes you out, and makes you feel like a princess.
If your guy friend secretly likes you, you’ll see him doing things most friends wouldn’t do regularly.
Little “date-like” gestures—something a boyfriend or someone you’re dating would do.
7. He Flirts With You (In A Healthy Way)
Flirting is one of the obvious signs that a guy likes you.
Perhaps he’s given you endearing nicknames that he doesn’t just use to tease you but also to show you love.
Are there dirty jokes and hilarious secrets only you know about him?
In flirting, it all counts.
Flirting is an excellent way for guys to express their interest because it indirectly demonstrates their interest.
But what if flirting doesn’t work out? They could easily dismiss it as a joke.
He acts romantically by giving you reasons to touch him, playing with your hair, and dedicating a love song while wearing a friendly mask.
These are all signs a guy friend likes you romantically.
8. He Opens Up To You
What more evidence do we have that your male friend is attracted to you?
Well, he’ll start opening up to you.
You’ll notice that you have “deep conversations” more frequently. And even tells you how he feels about you – if he isn’t shy.
As you grow closer, bond, and trust each other, this will likely happen on its own.
It will also be meaningful to him because this is not just a friend who likes you, finds you attractive, or wants a physical relationship with you!
These are the telltale signals that your guy friend feels something for you.
There is, therefore, more to it than that.
He consequently seeks to establish an emotional bond. He wants to explore the possibility of something more between you.
Opening up about how he feels about you is the most significant sign that your male friend has feelings for you.
9. Your Gut Tells You He Does
This is one of the most revealing signs that your best guy friend likes you.
It’s probably spot on if you have an instinct that he might like you.
This is so because you can perceive the world around you with great accuracy using your intuition, which is a characteristic of your feminine energy.
You can trust your instincts to recognize all the intricate details that others might miss.
The person who interacts with your guy friend the most is you. You are catching all the little jokes or flirtatious remarks he might be making.
This would give you the impression that “I think he likes me”.
You’re probably right if you truly believe he feels anything for you.
10. You’ve Had Some Spontaneous Romantic Moments
There’s no sign (I’ve listed here) that could be more accurate than this.
If you ever experience a few instances where the world disappears, and you both become aware that you are in love,
It will be a final confirmation that your instincts were correct…all along.
You two may have become so close that you wanted to get closer.
Or perhaps you engaged in a lengthy chat, and as it progressed, love feelings began to surface.
Perhaps you briefly touched, felt something, and withdrew as quickly as you could without saying a word.
And it was somewhat awkward, followed by a moment of silence.
Well, if you’ve both experienced something like that, it’s a sure sign a guy friend likes you romantically.
So, you may wonder: my guy friend always touches me…does it mean he likes me?
Yep. He likes you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does He Like Me, Or Are We Just Friends?
He may be interested in you as more than just a friend if he demonstrates a desire to get to know you and learn more about you.
This has more to do with whether or not he is paying attention to what you have to say and demonstrating concern for your needs rather than just asking questions.
Do Guys Fall In Love With Their Girl Best Friend?
According to the survey, sexual attraction inside a friendship is usually perceived as more of a problem than a gain.
Male friends express greater sexual interest in their close female friends than girls,
And male friends are more likely than female friends to exaggerate their romantic interest.
So, yes… Guys fall in love with their female best friend.
My Best Guy Friend Likes Me, But I Don’t Want Him. What Should I Do?
My guess is that he has communicated his feelings, and you have shared yours with him. If not, kindly let him know how you feel about him.
You see, rejections are difficult to handle, and given that he is your best friend, I’m sure you don’t want to lose him.
So, here’s what I suggest you do:
Be honest about your emotions
Make him comfortable and pour out your heart to him. Tell him that you don’t see him that way, but you cherish him as a friend and consider him to mean a lot to you.
Explain to him that you don’t want to lose your friendship with him.
Ask The Guy What He Would Like To Do Moving Forward
He might wish to continue communicating as usual or need a break.
I think taking a break is preferable, but in any case, assure him that you’ll be there (as a friend) once he comes back.
The break will help him in making sense of the circumstances and navigating the emotional upheaval.
Additionally, you have a right to your emotions; he will respect them because he’s your best friend.
However, he is more likely to feel bad about himself and feels rejected and embarrassed,
If you are harsh to him and make him feel like having feelings for you is the worst thing in the world.
It would help if you were excited that someone has feelings for you and appreciate that he even opened up in the first place.