How to tell if a guy likes you but is hiding it (21 signs)

Don’t know if he’s in love with you or not?

Some clues give him away, no matter how much he tries to hide the fact that he’s into you.

Keep reading to find out how to tell if a guy likes you but is hiding it.

How to tell if a guy likes you but is hiding it?

In order to be able to tell if a guy likes you but is hiding it, you have to learn to read his body language, it is an unconscious way to show you how he feels about you.

It is not easy for men to express their feelings, and the fear of being rejected causes them to simply get stuck.

Here’s what you need to pay special attention to:  body position, facial expressions, and how he touches you and looks at you when you’re together.

21 signs that tell you that he’s into you

  1.  He gave you his phone number

He didn’t ask for yours, just gave you his, letting you take the initiative.

He transfers all his power to you, instead of letting you wait for him to be the one with the initiative.

  1. He playfully throws various things at you

Do you remember what it was like in elementary school? He will not throw away heavy, dangerous things.

Only simple things, such as a crumpled sheet of paper or an elastic band. He just likes to tease you.

  1. He gives you presents

That is things that you did not ask for and did not think you would receive. He will take any opportunity to buy your favourite drink or flowers.

The fact that he spent money to buy you a gift is an obvious proof that he likes you.

He is too afraid to confess it and hopes that by knowing what your favourite drink is or that you like flowers you will understand that he likes you.

  1. He remembers small details

If he knows your cat’s name, after hearing it in an old casual conversation, it means that he pays attention.

Normally, you should feel lucky if someone remembers that you said you had a cat. Right?

  1.  He confesses in you

If he confesses to you in great detail about the various traumatic moments of his life or about certain medical conditions he has, there is a very good chance that he is attracted to you and is trying to get closer.

By telling you these secrets, he hopes that you, in turn, will confess. It’s up to you whether you want to do this or run to court to get a restraining order against him.

  1. You are the first to know the important news in his life

Every time something remarkable happens to him, whether it is good or bad, you are the first to know, with a luxury of details.

Although you are not his girlfriend, it is a way of saying that he would like you to be.

  1.  He checks to see if you laugh

Whenever he makes a good joke or something funny happens to him, he ignores those around him and looks after you to see what reaction you have, the only reaction that matters.

  1. He tells you he “hates you”

If he often tells you “I hate you” and there is always a smile on his face, he probably feels the opposite of what he says, but he is too afraid to admit it.

  1. He lets you touch his personal belongings 

Whether it’s the things on the desk or the keychain, he won’t be too upset if you play with them or change their place.

  1. He touches you by “accident” pretty often

Whether it’s a handshake or removing an imaginary lint from your hair or a pat on the back, he’s looking for an excuse to touch you.

  1. He tells you about his secret worshipers

In fact, he tries to tell you, “God, all those people adore me, you should do it too! I’m wanted by a lot of women, but I really want you, so hurry up and make a move because I’m too scared to do it.”

  1. People around you think you’re together

If people around you start making comments and jokes about you as a couple, it’s probably true that you’re a couple.

If you want to turn their assumptions into reality, you will have to be the one to take the initiative because he probably won’t.

When it comes to what you want in life, it’s not worth waiting for any man. Things are moving forward, with or without him.

  1. He is self-conscious around you

One of the most obvious indications that he is in love with you is that he becomes more and more attentive to the way he looks, the way he dresses when he knows he will meet you.

His intention is to impress you.

  1. He becomes shy when he is around you

Shyness can also be a strong sign of attraction. And how can he show his shyness?

He will be very attentive to what he says, he will weigh every word and he will be very nervous, very nervous around you.

  1. He laughs a lot at your jokes

They may be the worst, but he will always laugh at your jokes. This is again a pretty obvious sign that he likes you.

  1.  Sometimes he avoids you in public

If he avoids you when you are in a circle of friends, but looks to be around you when you are just the two of you, he is in love with you.

  1. He mimics your gestures

If he imitates your body language – facial expressions or other kinds of behaviours, unconsciously he likes you more than you think.

  1. He stares at you a lot of the time

If you suddenly notice that he is constantly staring at you, it means that he considers you attractive. 

  1.  He offers you special treatment

He starts to give you gifts, he invites you to his favourite spots, it means that he likes you and wants to know you better.

  1. When you are together, nothing else seems to matter

Another obvious sign that he is strongly attracted to you is that he will always want to have you around.

Maybe he was busy, but when he heard you were going somewhere he miraculously found time for you. 

  1.  He would do anything for you

When he does anything to please you, especially things that go beyond the realm of friendship, this can be the surest sign that he has fallen in love with you.

Discreet ways to show a guy that you like him

If you are looking for discreet ways to show a man that you like him, we may have the right answer for you.

Whether you are already friends or you just met him and you want to go for a date, these tips can help you send the right signals, without exaggerating. 

  1. Maintain eye contact

You’ve probably heard this before, but eye contact is very important.

If you haven’t spoken yet or haven’t had a first date, it doesn’t hurt to try to look him in the eye.

But, it doesn’t have to be an insistent look, just enough to make it clear that you would like to talk.

Men take this as an indication that you are interested in them, so they will also pay attention to you, which could lead to a new relationship after a few meetings.

  1. Smile

Forget about movie tips and choose a more natural way to get a man’s attention.

Smile at him subtly and you will have his attention.

If he sees you this way, you will give him the feeling that he can approach you and, in the end, that is exactly what you want.

Also, if you have already had eye contact and smiled at him and he is coming towards you, let him say the first words.

That way he will, in fact, be the one trying to conquer you.

  1. Try to find out more about him

Be careful not to be indiscreet, but simply to show interest in his person.

Don’t just talk about yourself, but ask him things he might show you if you have something in common.

This way you will know him better, and he will feel that you are really interested.

In addition, if you are not satisfied with the answers you receive, you will not have to face another meeting and you will more easily get over a lost evening.

Try to make everything seem natural and ask him about topics that really interest you. 

  1. Let him choose

If you are already on your first date, let him choose the place. This way you will see if you have common tastes.

Enjoy the moments spent with him and try to get to know him better. 


In this blog post, we talked about how to tell if a guy likes you but is hiding it. We also gave you some tips on how to let him know that you are interested in.

Love is a beautiful feeling, but remember to have patience and compassion.

Take it one step at a time, and do not hurry into something you are not sure you want.

Instead of worrying what this or that means, enjoy the time spent together and let things happen naturally.

If you have any questions or want to share your experience, please feel free to do so.

FAQ about How to tell if a guy likes you but is hiding it

How do you know if a guy likes you secretly?

You know if a guy likes you secretly by paying attention to his body language.

Is he making frequent eye contact, touching you by accident, gets nervous around you and likes to spend his free time with you?

Can a man like you and not show it?

A man can like you and not show it, but remember that everyone shows their feeling in a different way.

Pay attention to his gestures, words and behaviour.

Soon you will be able to tell is he likes you or not.

Is it love or just a crush?

If it is love or just a crush you will be able to tell the difference in tine.

Physical attraction tends to decrease in intensity in time, while love means having feelings for the person as he/she is mentally and physically, morally and spiritually.

Further reading

  1. The Body Language of Love, by Alan Pease
  2. Love and Destiny: Discover the Secret Language of Relationships, by Sharon Jeffers
  3. The Body: A Guide for Occupants, by Bill Bryson
  4. The Secret Rules of Flirting, by Fran Green
  5. LOVE SIGNALS: A Practical Field Guide to the Body Language of Courtship, by David Givens