a shy guy on a sofa with a womanSo you like a guy, and it seems as if he has no interest in you whatsoever. While you might assume that he simply doesn’t like you at all, you could just be reading the signs all wrong.

A lot of guys are shy when it comes to women, and the signs they put out there can actually be misconstrued in a way that you would assume he simply doesn’t want you around or he’s not interested when actually, he is.

If you are trying to figure out whether or not a shy guy likes you, here’s some simple things to look out for.

Top Signs a Shy Guy Likes Secretly You

He Gets Nervous In Your Presence

A very common sign that a shy guy actually likes you is if he gets nervous around you. If you notice him suddenly getting nervous, it is very likely that he is completely into you.

When it comes to a guy that gets nervous, if you are insistent on pursuing him, it is best to take steps to ease his comfort level first and really make him feel comfortable being around you.

If the guy is excessively shy to the point where he finds it difficult to make eye contact with you, then his behavior may at first seem a little rude and could try to hide or avoid talking to you whenever you are around. This would obviously be very easy to take the wrong way and assume that he is simply not interested when in reality he might find you so hot it is frying his circuits.

You may wonder then, how could you possibly have a relationship with someone who is so shy. But don’t worry, if you really like him and want to give him a chance, then most shy guys come around and will start to act normal again once they get to know you and feel comfortable with you.

So, if this is the case, just smile and make yourself appear friendly and approachable to him.

He Asks Your Friends About You

a shy man talking to two womenIf the guy likes you, he might ask your friends about you. If you find a guy asking your friends questions about you at all, it is very likely that he is into you.

If he is too shy to talk to you about his interest or about anything else but is asking your friends about you, then this is a sign that he more than likely really wants to get to know you, but doesn’t know how. He may be having difficulty thinking of ways to strike up a real conversation with you, so is trying to find out if you have common interests that he can talk about with you.

The best way to handle this is by simply giving off clear signs that you like him too. You could do this by either taking the initiative yourself and strike up a conversation with him or by making yourself look friendly and approachable and inviting him to approach you with a kind smile and friendly body language.

Shy guys will typically open up and let you know their feelings if they feel they won’t be rejected and that their feelings are going to be reciprocated in some fashion.

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He Smiles Often With You

Another way to tell if a guy likes you is if he can’t stop smiling around you. This is true if you find him smiling and looking away from you as soon as he sees your head moving in his direction. Smiling is a clear sign the guy is head over heels for you and thinking good things about you.

He Is Completely Silent When You Are Around

Another common thing that a shy guy will do when they get around a girl they like is he may become quiet. When a shy guy likes a girl a lot, he will generally either talk your ear off out of nervousness or go completely silent and not know what to say.

If you find the guy talking to his friends and when you walk by or join the conversation he becomes completely silent, it is very likely that he likes you, but feels self-conscious of saying anything stupid or making a fool of himself in front of you.

When dealing with a shy guy it can also be fairly common for you to say something to him, only for him to completely ignore you. This doesn’t mean he is being rude, so try not to take offense. He is likely just unable to find his words to his shyness around you. It’s actually quite flattering when you think about it, that he finds you so attractive that he is having trouble acting normal around you.

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If you have seen him acting normal with his friends then know that he will come around and soon start to be normal with you once he gets to know you and feels comfortable with you, so just be patient.

Ultimately, there are a lot of things that you are going to need to look out for when it comes to trying to figure out whether or not a guy is into you.

While it can be difficult to figure out if a guy likes you, as long as you are looking at these signs in a positive way, you shouldn’t have trouble.

Don’t worry if the guy doesn’t ask you out right away. Shy guys will take their time and eventually come around as long as they feel there is some interest on your part and you do your best to make him feel comfortable around you. Giving him a good opportunity and a clear sign to chat to you should give him the confidence to connect with you.

Here are five more signs to tell if a shy guy likes you in this video below.