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4 Most Obvious Signs He Likes You

Sophie Simons
February 26, 2024

Usually, when a woman is attracted to a man, she doesn’t want to approach him unless she knows her feelings will be reciprocated. If you pay attention, men can be pretty obvious with their feelings through body language, but a man is not very forthcoming with his emotions using verbal communication.

Men who are more attentive than most under usual circumstances or incredibly kind, maybe he looks at you a certain way, would make you question his intentions. While these can be some of the most obvious signs he has a crush, it can leave you guessing. You don’t want to presume there’s an attraction if he’s just being friendly.

You might need more clear-cut signals, something that will leave no questions in your mind, almost as good as him telling you directly. Let’s see what he can do that will tell you in no uncertain terms that he wants a date.

What Are The Most Obvious Signs A Man Likes You?

If you’re close with a guy but things take a subtle turn, you’ll notice the difference but it won’t be something you’ll just presume is a romantic attraction unless there’s more of a direct sign. You don’t want to do anything that might affect the friendship, especially if you’re wrong. What are obvious enough signals to let you know his true feelings?

When you already have a close relationship, you’ll need to look at how he usually behaves with you and consider the differences. Is he being unusually attentive or overly nice? Does he stare at you a little longer, making you wonder if you have a smudge? These might not be clear-cut signs but a few of these could let you in on his secret; some women like men who are a little more difficult to figure out.

1. His memory is sharp where you’re concerned

Men have the worst memory when it comes to remembering important milestones or even general details. If, however, he intentionally keeps track of your information, this is an obvious sign that he cares for you more than you might know. It might make you uncomfortable if you’re unsure what’s happening.

However, if you’re attracted to him and realize that he’s remembering these details because he likes you too, it can be flattering. The important thing is if he’s paying attention to special dates and basic facts that are important to you and you’re not on the same wavelength, you want to avoid doing anything that might hurt his feelings.

There are ways to let someone who has become infatuated down easy. If you’re not sure how to handle the situation, reach out to a close friend or even a counselor for guidance so you can handle the situation gently.

2. Quality time together is important for him

When the guy has to decide between spending time with close friends, being alone, or spending more time with you, he always chooses more quality time with you. This indicates he enjoys your company and hopes to get to know you better. When you realize he’s made you a priority over other activities in his life, it will let you know he’s more into you than you might have realized.

One of the most obvious signs that a guy likes you is his preference to spend more time with you than anything else and time with you alone. If you’re already close, this time together will be different than the time you usually spend together. 

He’ll either want to take a walk along the beach or in the park, or he’ll want to enjoy some time having a drink at the cafe where you can talk. This is a sign that he wants to be one-on-one with you in an intimate scenario.

3. You meet his close friends

Regardless of how close you might be, usually, a guy and a girl have their own set of friends, and they don’t tend to mesh. You won’t meet his friends, and he won’t meet yours. If he really likes you, he will ask you along to meet his close guy friends. It might seem odd to you, especially if your friends aren’t included in the exchange.

The objective for him is to bring you into his circle of those he trusts most and the people he has value for. He wants you to meet his family, his parents and see how he lives behind the scope of your typical friendship. You might not recognize everyone trying to contain smiles and eye-rolling because everyone else is aware of his feelings except you.

After this, though, how could you not be aware that there’s more to his feelings than mere friendship? This is such an obvious sign that he is definitely “boyfriend-like” with you.

4. The future has come up

One of the most obvious signs that he has more feelings than mere friendship is his plans for the future. If he constantly talks about his future plans and suggests that he wants the two of you to follow each other for as long as possible, it’s an indication that there’s more of a connection than you might have anticipated.

He’s essentially suggesting that you explore the idea of spending the near and possibly long-term future together. This could include a weekend getaway, a holiday travel plan for the following year, or even the consideration of living together. In any event, this is the most obvious sign that he loves being with and wants to develop a lasting bond.

This is more blatant than most of the other signs. The guy is including you in his future plans and making it relatively clear that he likes you much more than you might have believed.


People, especially men, show their interest in different ways. When they’re really interested, they make the signs relatively obvious, like some of the ones discussed here. If you’re still concerned you’re misinterpreting the signals, ask him. It’s the only way you’ll find out for sure if you can’t figure out what he’s trying to tell you. Most likely, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with his response.

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Sophie Simons

Sophie Simons

Sophie Simons is a leading psychologist with a passion for enriching relationships. Through empathetic counseling and insightful guidance, she empowers couples and individuals to foster deeper connections, resolve conflicts, and create lasting harmony. Sophie's expertise in relationship advice has touched countless lives, making her a trusted source for building fulfilling partnerships.

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