How to Know If the Guy You've Admired From Afar Likes You

Find out if he starts watching you when you're not pursuing him.Find out if he starts watching you when you're not pursuing him.

If you have been pining over a guy -- watching him from a distance and waiting for the right time to initiate a relationship -- you may find yourself struggling to determine if he likes you back. Figuring out if he reciprocates the feelings can certainly be challenging, as you likely aren't apt to simply ask him. Though nothing but an admission of his feelings can truly tell you what the guy feels, there are some signs that you can watch out for which may indicate whether or not the feelings are mutual.

Step 1

Stop seeking him out and see if he comes to you. If you have been making a habit of putting yourself in situations in which you will run into the guy you like, stop. If, after you stop seeking him out, he starts to approach you, it is a likely indication that he has feelings for you as well, and is now seeking out your company.

Step 2

Consider whether he talks about girls with you. If the conversations that you do have with this guy involve him talking about girls that he likes, he probably isn't that into you. If he were, he would likely be hesitant to talk about other girls in your presence.

Step 3

Watch his interaction with other girls. While you don't want to stalk the guy, paying a bit of attention to how he interacts with other girls can prove helpful. If he is flirtatious with other girls, despite the fact that he knows you are in eye-shot, he is likely not interested in you.

Step 4

Give him your number and wait for a response. If all the indications seem to point to this guy liking you, step out on a limb and give him your number. If you hand him your digits and never receive a call, you will know once and for all that he isn't into you. On the other hand, if you give him your number and he calls you up right away, you will have proof that he feels something for you.

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About the Author

Erin Schreiner is a freelance writer and teacher who holds a bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University. She has been actively freelancing since 2008. Schreiner previously worked for a London-based freelance firm. Her work appears on eHow, and RedEnvelope. She currently teaches writing to middle school students in Ohio and works on her writing craft regularly.

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