Guys are not clear in their intentions. Sometimes, they are just trying to be nice, but girls misinterpret it as flirting. Other times, he is actually trying to flirt and is unable to make it clear. If you do not know if he is flirting or not, consider these ten ways that guys commonly flirt.
His Smile Is Flirty
Flirting is fun and enjoyable for most people. When guys flirt, they often have a flirtatious smile. If your crush is always smiling when he talks to you, it is a sign that he may be interested. Shared smiles are a great indicator that more is possible.
He Lifts an Eyebrow
Studies have shown that men raise their eyebrows when they are dealing with a woman that they are interested in. Although researchers do not know why this occurs, it is a sure sign that he is trying to flirt. Keep an eye on his facial expression and if his eyebrows move upwards, the flirting is real.
Catches Your Eye to Gain Your Attention
You may be in a party or just one of a crowd. Wherever you are, your crush will go out of his way to catch your eye. He may make exaggerated movements or you may just catch him looking at you when you are not paying attention. No matter what he does, he acts in a way that makes you pay attention to him.
Touches His Hair or Face Frequently
Girls and guys are more likely to touch their hair or face when they flirt. Your crush may rub his chin or play with his ear while you are talking. He may mess with his hair or run his fingers through it. Although this is a common sign of flirting, there is a chance that it could mean nothing. Due to this, you should make sure that he exhibits one of the other signs of flirting before you make your move.
He Goes Out of His Way to Touch You
When we like something or someone, it is human instinct to try to touch it. If your guy is interested, he may tap you on the should or push your hair back. Touch may accidentally happen while you are in line or a crowd, but he will let his hand linger longer than necessary. When your crush is going out of his way to be close to you, it is a sign that he is interested.
Secrets and Tales told in Confidence
When someone trusts you, they are more likely to tell you their deepest secrets. Likewise, a guy who wants to show his interest will confide in you. He will tell you his secrets. When this happens, it is a sign that he is trying to flirt with you.
Text messages may say things like, “What are you up to this weekend?” or “Did you have plans yet for Friday?”. Instead of taking the risk of asking you out directly, he is trying to circle around the topic. This is his way of preventing rejection, but trying to get closer to you. When he presents one of these opening lines, it is a sign that he is trying to make plans with you. Take the leap and try going on a date or hanging out with him.
Makes Eye Contact
Making eye content can be a sign of multiple things. It could be that he is just paying attention to you, or it could be a sign that he is interested. Often, guys will slightly part their lips as they make eye contact for the first time. If he keeps his eyes focused on you, it could be a sign that he is completely mesmerized. Do not worry too much if he breaks eye contact. Even when you are in love with someone, it is impossible to keep eye contact all the time.
Likes to Tease You
Teasing and open flirtation is an obvious sign that he is interested. Unless he is a player by nature, constantly teasing you is an indicator that he is increasingly comfortable with you. If he is not interested, he would not bother to pay a lot of attention to you. Any teasing or playful jests are a sign of flirtation.
Watch His Body Language
Body language is one of the most important parts of communication. Most of human communication is through facial expressions or body language. Even how someone says something or their tone provides more insight than the actual words that they say. Your crush may lean into the conversation with you and will nod along with what they say. All of these body language gestures indicate that they care about what you are saying. If he is continuously crossing and uncrossing his arms and legs, it could be a sign that your conversation is boring him. Other signs that he is not interested include if he leans away from you or even turns away during the conversation.