Dating can be one of the most rewarding experiences you ever have, but it can also be extremely stressful! If you don’t know whether or not a guy likes you it can be difficult to determine where a relationship is going to go. There are a few signs you can look for when it comes to determining if a shy guy is interested.
Step 1) Pay attention to what he’s saying and what he’s not saying! When learning how to tell if a shy guy likes you it’s going to take some work. With most guys you will be able to tell he’s interested by the way he talks to you. Shy guys tend to not talk that much and stay away from certain situations. Instead of being confused, arm yourself with knowledge of body language! Even if you are carrying on a conversation where he isn’t talking much, you can still gauge his interest.
For example, does he look away every time you look at him? This is a big sign that this guy really likes you but he is just really nervous! If he can’t make eye contact, he’s probably not going to be engaging in the best conversation ever with you. This doesn’t mean you should count him out; it’s just going to take more effort to get to know him.
Step 2) Look at the way he moves his body around you. If the guy you are on a date with is looking down or crossing his arms, these are signs he is trying not to show he likes you. Shy guys think differently than most other guys. They don’t want to scare you away or show their emotions too much, so they keep them inside. If he is doing quite a few body language signs with clear effort; that is a sign he is interested. A guy that is uncomfortable is going to have a hard time opening up. Just give him some time and be patient, don’t push things.
With most men you will look for body language signs like him touching you, giving you eye contact, moving close to you, etc. With a shy guy you can of have to look for the opposite of these things. These guys are hard to figure out at times, but they aren’t impossible!
Step 3) Wait for him to get comfortable. No matter how shy this guy is, he will get comfortable in time. This is when you can look to see if his body language is opening up. For example, instead of crossing his arms is he opening them and putting his body towards you? This could happen within the first few dates, so just be patient.
Don’t do all the work with and let him come to you. If you take control or flat out ask him if he’s interested, you’re going to scare him away. Look for little signs, like eye contact and body posture to give you signs. Once he starts talking more and opening up to you it will be a lot easier to figure him out from there!