Words of love are powerful, but some men express their feelings of love through nonverbal cues — their body language. Usually, there’s more to it than meets the eye — they communicate with you from head to toe.
If you have just met him and have difficulty understanding his intentions, this post is for you. Read on as we help you gain an insight into the body language of men in love.
What Is Body Language?
Body language is a form of nonverbal communication in which body posture, gestures, touch, facial expressions, etc., are used to convey your feelings and thoughts. Body language, when read well, can help one understand the implicit meanings of courtship, attraction, and love.
More than half of our communication is nonverbal communication, and our bodies manifest our thoughts and emotions. Men are believed to be less verbal than women, and their body language can provide you with valuable insights into their minds (1).
In this article, we try to explain what a man who is attracted to you is saying through his body language.
15 Body Language Signals He Might Be Attracted To You
1. He doesn’t take his eyes off you
This is the best pointer that he has feelings for you. A man who is captivated by you would not like to quit looking at you. If his eye-to-eye contact time is short, it implies he may not be keen on you. The more eye-to-eye contact he makes with you, the greater his attraction for you.
2. He touches you often
When you are strolling close to him, does he place his hands on your arm? Does he tend to pat your hand or arm when talking? The more he touches you, the more he loves you. Men probably tend to touch you unobtrusively and non-sexually if they’re into you. A simple touch can convey a more striking and direct message than many words.
3. He faces you
If he faces you while talking to you, it is a good sign that he is interested in the conversation, and more importantly, in you.
4. His lips don’t lie
A closed smile usually indicates that a man is withdrawn. On the other hand, if your man smiles brightly during a conversation, it is a nonverbal way of reminding you that he is happy to meet you. He will give you a pure, genuine smile until the areas around his eyes are wrinkled and his entire face light up.
5. His shoulders lean towards you
A man in love tends to lean his shoulders towards his love interest. It is one of the indications of adoration. If he leans his shoulders towards you when he’s close to you, he’s romantic and cares about what you have to say. He will lean in and create a space that incorporates you two.
6. He hugs you
He hugs you when he meets you. He does it for longer than you expect and doesn’t want to let you go. This suggests he cares about you and has more than friendship in his mind — he probably wants to be around you every minute. The hug time of a friend usually does not exceed a few seconds.
7. He takes a deep breath
Observe this closely when he is nearby. He will take a deep breath, and you will notice his stomach sinking in. It is either because you make him nervous or because he likes what he sees.
8. You see his hands
If you notice his hands when he stands or sits next to you, he is trying to look more approachable and attract you. On the other hand, if he crosses his arms or puts his hands in his pocket, he has set up a barrier between you two and is not interested in getting to know you.
9. He is nervous around you
Another clear sign that he is into you is when he is restless or unable to stop fidgeting. Women often play with their hair or glass when they are around someone they like. A man, on the other hand, may start tapping his fingers, touching his neck or face, or spinning his drink. In any case, it means that he is nervous around you and is interested. Although nervousness may mean the opposite in some situations, you should be able to tell the difference.
10. He is protective
Another signal to look out for is when he appears protective of you. If you’re talking to another man, and he makes it a point to interrupt your conversation, he’s probably attracted to you; he doesn’t want you to flirt with someone else. Even though this can be annoying, it’s an obvious sign of his affection. Also, if he notices that someone is rude to you, and he comes to your side to back you up, he probably finds you really attractive and wants to be there for you.
11. He steals your words
When a man is into you, not only will he match your tone, but he will also start using the same words or phrases you use. This is his way to synchronize with you. It sends the message – we are two of a kind. It also lets you know that he thinks about you and listens to what you say to him or the people around you.
12. He raises his eyebrows
If you often find him raising his eyebrows in greetings and conversations, it means he is serious about you. Although too much eyebrow movement can be creepy, the correct eyebrow movement will let you know if he is interested in you.
13. He walks with you
If he walks next to you and maintains the same pace, it’s a sure-fire sign that he’s attracted to you. He cares enough to slow down and walk by your side to be close to you and maybe initiate a conversation.
14. He takes care of his appearance
Men become self-conscious of their appearance and make an extra effort to groom themselves when they are near someone they like. Does your man run his hand through his hair? Does he straighten his shirt as you approach him? If he takes care of the way he looks, he wants to impress you. Even a small touch-up in front of you suggests he wants to look good for you.
15. He becomes loud
By simply speaking out loud, he wants to make sure you hear his voice. He probably wants to attract your attention with his loud and deep voice.
It can often be difficult for you to figure out whether a man has a strong interest in you. If you learn to pay close attention to his body language, you can successfully figure out what is in his mind. After all, when a man looks at a girl, his body language does not lie.