How To Tell A Guy You Like Him: 21 Ways To Try

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Are you attracted to a guy? Isn’t it a magical sensation? The happiness of finding the one you were looking for is boundless. You are excited and can’t wait for him to know how you feel. As it is just the beginning and a crucial stage of any relationship, you don’t want to make any mistakes. So how should you express it? What is the right way to convey your feelings?  It is entirely natural to have such questions in mind.

If you feel confused and overwhelmed trying to find the perfect approach, we have got your back. In this post, we tell you some best ways to share your feelings.

21 Best Ways To Tell A Guy That You Like Him

Here are some tips you can use to tell the guy you like him. If you do not want to tell the guy directly, there are some subtle ways too.

1. Flirt with him

Nothing communicates interest better than flirting. If you like a guy, sharpen your flirting skills and use them on him. Praise the new shirt he is wearing or compliment his smile, looks, or intelligence. Let him know you admire his attributes and qualities. Tease him playfully or use his quirky habits or unique preferences to pull his leg. Making him smile is a great way to make a place in his heart.

2. Use subtle body language

Your body can express what you are unable to through words. If you are shy or scared to tell him how you feel, use subtle body language cues to send the message. While talking to him, lean close and whisper in his ears. Give a slight touch on his shoulders or arms while speaking. You may flip your hair or run your fingers through it when he is looking at you, as guys are attracted to a woman’s hair. If he is smart, he will get the message.

3. Dress up

Whenever you plan to run into him, look your best. Wear a dress that accentuates your figure, put on those high heels, and use make-up. Dazzle him with your appearance. If you two share a great camaraderie, drop hints that you have dressed up for him. Your actions would indicate your romantic feelings.

4. Use the power of prolonged eye contact

Eyes are the messengers of the soul and cannot hide your feelings. To show him what your heart desires, establish prolonged eye contact with him. You don’t have to stare at him continuously. Make eye contact three to four times and let him know you are trying to tell him something. If he looks back at you, smile at him. You may even give him a cute wink.

5. Take the help of your friends

If you are shy or scared to let him know how you feel, ask your friends to do it for you. They can tell him directly. But if you think it is too forward, your mates can throw hints about your feelings and gauge his reaction. For instance, if your friends talk excessively about you, he would realize you are interested in him.

6. Enquire about his relationship status

Asking a guy if he is single or not is a sign that you like him. Most guys can pick up this hint. Bring up the topic casually during a conversation and smile when asking. In case he is committed, take a step back. But if he says you he is single, get him to open up about things he is looking for in a potential mate and subtly show him that you fit the bill. If you wish to give him more hints, tell him that you are single too.

7. Maintain your sunny disposition around him

If you feel happy around the guy you like, don’t be afraid to show it. Smile more often, be cheerful, and laugh without reservations. Happy girls are the prettiest. Give out positive vibes that make you stand out from the rest. Your joy accentuates your features and makes you look more beautiful. He would notice your happiness and realize you are interested in him.

8. Express interest in his life

Show how much you care by taking an interest in his life. Ask him about his passions, dreams, favorite food, and family. Make eye contact and listen when he talks. You can share the details about your life so that it does not seem like an interview. If you have any common interests, highlight them and show you two are compatible. Such conversations also allow you to propose outings. For example, if he says he enjoys Thai food, you can suggest an excellent Thai restaurant.

9. Take the help of social media

While you might be already keeping tabs on his social media, you could also use it to drop hints. Add pictures with captions that express your feelings. Comment on his posts and try to indulge him in an online conversation. Tag the guy in funny and relatable memes regularly to communicate that you are thinking about him. You could also add random posts that indicate you like him. If you start featuring on his social media, he would soon realize that you are interested in him.

10. Show him your caring side

If you are not ready to tell the guy you like him, let your actions communicate your feelings. Give him comfort if he is feeling low, and he would appreciate your support. If he works with you or is a school/college mate, offer to help him with his work or assignments. You can cook his favorite food or buy him a small gift to tell him he is special. Your caring side would express your emotions.

11. Reveal when you are jealous

A little Jealousy is healthy and can quickly get your message across. If you feel jealous when your guy gets close to other women, your expressions can communicate your displeasure. If you want to be clear, hint that you are uncomfortable seeing him with other women, and he would get the drift.

12. Share texts or memes that indicate your feelings

If you feel shy or nervous facing him, text him to convey your interest. You can feel more relaxed and confident. Send flirty messages and text regularly to let him know how you feel. Sharing cute and quirky memes could effortlessly communicate that you like him.

13. Show him your good qualities

You should show your best side to the guy you like. While having a conversation with him, share your remarkable traits. You can have stimulating discussions with him about current affairs or books. If you are a person who volunteers and helps the needy, incorporate it in your conversation. You can talk about the importance of trust and commitment in relationships to let him know how much you value them. After knowing your thought process, he would realize you are a fantastic person and might consider you a prospect for dating.

14. Request his help

Men like helping others. By fulfilling the fundamental need, you can make him your knight in shining armor. You might think taking a man’s help is old school as you are independent, but when you ask for assistance, the guy will know you trust his abilities and consider him reliable. Small things such as asking for his advice or requesting his help for a project are good enough to make him feel needed. It would boost his ego and make him notice you.

15. Confide in him

Being vulnerable in front of the guy you like creates intimacy. Have a candid conversation with him. Share personal things such as your fears, happiest moments, dreams, and problems. After knowing these, the guy would know you better and feel closer to you. He would feel honored that you trusted him. Slowly he might open up to you and create a strong connection between you two.

16. Keep note of the things that matter to him

When you remember important things about the guy, you give him a sign that he matters to you. To recall such things, you need to pay attention when he speaks to you. Keep track of his birthday and surprise him with a thoughtful gift. If he told you he has an important meeting at work, wish him good luck the same morning or the previous night. Remember his coffee taste, favorite food, preferred music, significant events in his life, and family members and close friends’ names. 

17. Talk to his friends

If you have any mutual friends, they can help you convey your feelings to the guy. You don’t have to make declarations of love but talk to them. While talking to them in his absence, try to steer the conversation towards your guy. Praise him and ask questions about him. You could say, “He is such a great guy; is he dating anyone?” or “I have met such an interesting guy after a long time; will he go on a date?” His friends would know that you are interested and tell him about you.

18. Try to spend time with him

If he is part of your friend circle, you might end up meeting in groups. Such a scenario is not ideal for sharing your feelings. Try to spend some alone time with the guy. You could keep an eye on him when you all hang out and catch up with him whenever he is alone.

If you all go out for a movie outing, snag a seat next to him. In case he goes alone to pick up something, you can offer to accompany him. Spending time together would also give you a chance to talk and impress him.

19. Laugh when he makes funny remarks or jokes

Guys enjoy entertaining women and making them laugh. It makes them feel good about themselves. You can laugh when he tells a joke or a funny anecdote. Show him that you enjoy his sense of humor. Laughing together relieves awkwardness and creates a bond. Also, he would figure out you are interested in him.

20. Give him a letter or a greeting card expressing your feelings

If your hints do not work, try the direct approach. But if you are afraid to express yourself, write to him. While you can text him, expressing how you feel, a letter or a greeting card is more romantic and shows your efforts. You can use romantic quotes or famous poems and add some of your own words. You could also choose a thoughtful greeting card that reflects what you wish to say.

21. Ask him out

A guy doesn’t always have to make the first move. Take it in your hands and ask him out. You can use the information he told you to plan a date. You can get two tickets for the film he wanted to watch. A date is a direct approach with no pretenses or hints. He would know you are interested and communicate his feelings.

Telling a guy you like him can seem like a challenging task. You have to be courageous and show your vulnerability, despite knowing you might face rejection. Be confident and have faith in yourself without worrying about the consequences. Preparing yourself for every possibility would make you feel relaxed. Even if he says no, don’t lose hope. Be glad that you tried, and move on. Remember, there is someone out there waiting for you.

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sanjana lagudu

Sanjana did her graduation in Pharmacy and post graduation in management. It was during her first job, she recognized her skills in writing and began working as a freelance writer. Later, she completely moved into content writing and began working as a full-time content writer. Sanjana's articles in MomJunction cover topics related to new parenting and relationships. A fitness enthusiast... more