15 Ways to Let a Guy Know You're Interested in Him ...


15 Ways to Let a Guy Know You're Interested in Him ...
15 Ways to Let a Guy Know You're Interested in Him ...

Call me old school if you want, but I have always felt that guys should be the one to pursue a girl; but, that being said, there are still some ways to let a guy know you are interested. I don't think there's anything wrong with letting a guy know you have feelings for him, or making it obvious that you are interested. How else will he ever work up the nerve to ask you out? Most dudes will confess that subtlety doesn't work with them — they need bold, obvious signs. So now it's up to you to figure out what needs to be done to let a guy know you're into him. Stuck? Well, these 15 ways to let a guy know you are interested will get you going in the right direction! Keep on reading this article and you will be a pro at sending the perfect signals to the guy that you are crazy about him!

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Don't Flirt with Other Guys

We've all heard the age old trick, "If you like a guy and he doesn't know you exist, flirt with another guy when you are around him and he will get jealous and go after you." What? No! If you and a friend were both trying to sell your car, and a buyer was looking at your friend's car and asking a lot of questions about it, but ignoring your car, would you think they liked your car better? Of course not! So be honest and up front, and don't make it look like you are interested in another guy.


Playing jealousy games can backfire spectacularly. It sends confusing signals and might actually push him away, thinking you're not available or interested. Instead, focus on building a genuine connection with him. Trust that if he's the right guy, he'll appreciate your authenticity and respond positively. You want a man who's attracted to you for you, not someone who's chasing you out of a knee-jerk reaction to rivalry. Keep it real and let the chemistry work its magic without the mind games.


Don't Ignore Him

Ignoring a guy is NOT a way to let a guy know you are interested. It will get you nowhere! Most men don't tend to go after girls who come across as stuck-up, and by ignoring him that's exactly the image you present. Be real, pay attention to him and acknowledge his presence. Guys love to be acknowledged! Acting like he's not there won't get you brownie points, trust me!


Look Sexy, but Not Too Sexy

There's a very thin line between looking sexy and looking... well, slutty! Guys notice when a girl dresses to impress, but when she tries too hard it's just a disaster. Save the lingerie for the bedroom and only wear your little tiny black dress on very appropriate occasions. And a trip to the grocery store on Tuesday morning does not qualify! But do pay attention to your appearance, if you don't appeal to a guy visually, he will find another girl who does!


Strike the perfect balance by flaunting just enough to pique his interest. Accentuate your best features with clothing that's flattering, yet tasteful. Remember, it's all in the subtle hints; a coy smile, a gentle touch, or a playful hair flip can send all the right signals. Show him who you are with style and grace; let your personality shine through your fashion choices. Confidence is your greatest accessory—wear it well and watch as you naturally become the center of his attention.


Ditch the "Weather" Convo

Let the newspaper report the weather. Meanwhile, you can come up with some other interesting topics to discuss. Small talk and chit chat is all fine and dandy, but a way to let a guy know you are interested is not by talking about the rain. Dig a little deeper, find out about him as a person. His likes and dislikes, interests, hobbies and such. Just be careful not to dig into personal areas too soon, you don't want to come across as pushy or nosy!


To spark a meaningful connection, dazzle him with your intellect and shared interests. Bring up that latest book you can't put down, or the new cuisine you've been experimenting with in the kitchen. Show enthusiasm when you touch upon a mutual passion – whether it's art, music, or sports. And don't shy away from a healthy debate if the two of you have differing views on a trending topic. This doesn't just break the ice; it carves out a space where you both can genuinely engage and connect on a level beyond the mundane. Just remember, balance is key – give him the floor to share too, so it's a two-way conversation.


Watch Your Teasing

Light playful teasing or "inside jokes" are great to have. It's nice to have that chemistry with someone! Just be careful that your teasing isn't in any way derogatory or demeaning. Guys hate to be picked on or made to feel like a fool. Making fun of him will make him think that you don't like him, so ease up. Make sure the joke is something you can BOTH laugh at and don't make the joke on him!

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Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.



You've heard it said before and it still remains true: a smile goes a long way. You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar, so turn that sour expression into a sweet one! Guys appreciate something pretty to look at and what can be more luminous than your sweet smile? Especially after a long hard day at work. What a treat! Make sure your smile is in place all evening, but don't fake it. Make it genuine and heartfelt!


A genuine smile not only lights up your face, but it brightens the room and is highly infectious. Let your joy be an open invitation for him to feel comfortable and welcome in your presence. It's a subtle yet powerful way to show interest without saying a word. And remember, your smile reflects your inner positivity and confidence, two qualities that are incredibly attractive. So flash those pearly whites—it's the perfect non-verbal cue to signal that you're approachable and enjoying his company.


Cut Him Slack

Don't be too hard on the poor guy! He's probably nervous enough, what with all your good looks and everything, so just give him a chance. Men do mess up or say clumsy things when they get nervous but then so do women. Try not to set the standard too high and remind yourself he's only human. Even if your first date is a disaster, give it a second try. You never know! You may find a gem underneath all that roughness!


Remember, it's not just about perfection! Flirt with grace, flash him that forgiving smile when he trips over his words, and laugh off any awkward moments. Encouraging him with subtle nods and genuine interest can put him at ease. And honestly, isn't there something utterly charming about a bit of vulnerability? Everyone has those oops moments - they keep things real. Keep an open mind; your patience might just unveil the connection you hope for on date number two!


Make Suggestions

One of the ways to let a guy know you are interested is by making suggestions for casual activities you can do together. Find something you are both into — Monopoly, XBOX, kayaking — then pick a time and place to hang! It's not necessarily a "date" but it shows him that you are open to spending time with him and that you know how to have a good time and you have some of the same interests. That way he can work up the nerve to ask you on an actual date!


If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, suggest a local event or street fair that's happening soon. It's a public space, which can take the pressure off, yet it's interactive and fun. Say something like, "Hey, have you heard about the food truck festival this weekend? It sounds like a blast, and I really want to try the taco stand everyone's been raving about. Want to join?" This approach signals that you enjoy his company and enables you both to explore common interests in a vibrant, low-key setting. Plus, sharing new experiences can create great memories together.


Don't Dwell on Work

It's a good idea for you to ask him what he does for a living, but don't dwell on it. Most people would rather leave work at work and just focus on having a good time. Besides, talking about work can make him think you are more interested in what he does or how much he makes rather than who he is. So gloss over work talk, then move on to more pleasant topics!


Keep It Real

One of my favorite ways to let a guy know you are into him is just by keeping it simple and real. Maybe you are a wine and roses kind of girl, or a ballet-loving, high fashion lady. There's nothing wrong with that! But you should still keep it down to earth. Sit together, talk and be yourself. Connect about real things and he will pick up on the spark if there is one!


Being authentic is incredibly attractive. Share your passions, listen to his stories, and show genuine interest in his interests. It's the little things that often create a deep connection. If you're into books, recommend one you love. If he's into hiking, ask about his favorite trails. These moments of sharing can leave a lasting impression and suggest that you're not just interested, but also invested in getting to know him on a deeper level.


Body Language

Body language is VERY important. It's so easy to tell when someone is interested just by looking at how their bodies are acting! If you want to show him that you're interested, get close to him. Lean in to him when you talk to him and show how relaxed you are when you're next to him. That'll show him how comfortable you are around him and that you're really into him!


Moreover, mirror his actions subtly; if he reaches for his cup, you might do the same with yours. A subtle touch on the arm or a playful nudge can send the message you're into him without saying a word. Always remember, though, respect personal space and boundaries. Overstepping can be a turn-off, so use these tips judiciously and watch for positive reciprocation of your body language cues. Now go on, let your posture do the talking!


Compliment Him

Just like girls, guys appreciate a good compliment. Let him know how handsome he looks today! That compliment will stick with him all day and he won't be able to stop smiling every time he thinks about who it came from. Compliments are a very subtle but effective form of flirting and he'll totally get the hint!


Befriend His Friends

An easy way to let him know that you're interested is by befriending the people closest to him. He'll feel nice knowing that you get along with them and he'll see the effort you're putting in. That'll only make him want to ask you out!


Getting chummy with his inner circle does wonders. It's like subtly infiltrating the ranks without a heavy-handed approach. Make an effort to remember their names, their interests, and create genuine connections. This doesn't just score you points with him, but it also gives you insights into his world and personality. It's a win-win: you're forming new friendships and increasing your allure in his eyes. Just be sure to keep it authentic – no one appreciates a fake friend, and your sincerity will shine through, making you even more irresistible to him.


Be Present

When the two of you are together, don't get distracted by your phone. Be there with him in the moment! It'll prove to him that you're more interested in him than posting a selfie to Instagram.


Engaging in active listening is key—show enthusiasm in what he's saying by nodding and giving thoughtful responses. If he shares something important with you, reflect back what you're hearing to show that you understand and value his thoughts. This kind of attention signals that you're genuinely interested in his life and experiences, not just in being seen with him. Your focus on the conversation rather than external distractions will let him know that he's your priority in those moments.


Tell Him

This one's obvious but if you want him to know how you feel, TELL HIM! Most guys love when girls feel comfortable and confident enough to express their feelings. So, tell him that you're interested in seeing where things could go with the two of you.

After reading this article on 15 ways to let a guy know you are interested, you are armed and dangerous now! You have already got the brains, beauty and attitude, and now, you have all the right moves! Just remember to be yourself and everything else will fall into place! How do you let a guy know you like him?

This article was written in collaboration with editor Vanessa Salles.

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Oops I think I did it on the wrong one but even so please anyone help me out.

Hi. So I'm in 8th grade. This guy came to my school at the beginning of the year and was a total jerk to nearly everyone. In the first month of school (September) he was staring at me and I told him I wasn't interested because he was a jerk and I had nothing to do with guys like him. All of a sudden, he's started to be really nice and sweet and funny. I find I'm thinking about him more and more. I want to talk to him and get to know him now, but how do I know this change in attitude is real? Does someone change that abruptly? (By abruptly I mean like on Friday he was still a jerk but on Monday he was really nice.) I'm really starting to like him now, but what if he changes back as soon as he knows I like him now? And how will it come across when I've made my distaste for him so clear before he changed? I share a lot of classes with him and sit near him in all of them, which doesn't help, because I'm scared to look at him for fear of staring at him and creeping him out. What do I do?

Hey. 8th grader here. So it's a long and complicated story, but I started out not liking this guy at all. Let's just say at first I saw nothing but faults and he creeped one of my friends out. Most of my friends hate him. Lately, I've been noticing all the good things and all the little things about him. We have a lot in common. I think we're somewhere around the friend level but it's hard to tell because I can never tell what he's thinking. One day he's really funny and nice and the next day he's deliberately pushing my buttons because he finds it funny when I retaliate. I'm not trying to think about him but I can't stop thinking about him. I know, start flirting right? One problem. He has a girlfriend. She's prettier than me, she's athletic, and somewhat smart. The only way I can compete is that I'm 100% more musical and I'm more acedemic. I've heard that he'd dump her in a heartbeat if someone better came along, but I'm not sure I can believe that. I do know he doesn't always look happy with her and none of her friends like him. I also wonder that if he dumps her for me, what if he does that to me when the next girl comes around. I won't be the other girl. I really don't know what to think. It's a never ending debate in my head. Any advice is great advice at this point. None of my friends know I like him because I'd get the "Are you crazy?!?" lecture from them. I really need help.

But I'm only in 4th grade XD BUT ill try to use ur advice girl I'm a fashionista but 25% crazy At school I was flirting with my guy I'll use ur advice when I get back to school BTW I'm only 10

Thank You!! This really opened my eyes!!! <3

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