In the past, men were not expected to express emotions. They were taught to be strong and stoic, as a result of which they may have been afraid to talk about their feelings. But today, we are seeing an increasing number of men who are comfortable with their emotions and express them openly.
However, if you have a male friend that you think may have feelings for you but is hesitant to tell you or to show his feelings then this may mean that he’s scared he might lose you.
A male friend may not want to ruin the friendship by opening up about having romantic feelings for you. Especially, if you don’t feel the same or if he thinks there’s a chance you may reject him in that way.
He is probably not going to want to make your friendship awkward or less perfect than it is now. That’s why a male friend would be reluctant to express any romantic feelings for you, even if he had them. For this reason, today’s article is about a few signs that your guy friend is falling for you.
Signs that your guy friend is falling for you:
1) He likes to text you a lot:
When you have a male friend who likes to text you a lot, it can be difficult to know how to respond. Some people might want to avoid the situation altogether and others might enjoy it a lot, but only on a friendship level. However, becoming flirtatious over text with your male friend can send him mixed signals, even if it’s just a way to pass time for you or you’re just doing it out of boredom.
Unless you’re genuinely interested in a romantic way in your friend, then there’s no need to text back as often or send flirty texts or ones close to the ones sent during the dating phase.
Keep it all very plain and strictly friendly, unless you want to confuse your friend or drop untrue hints that you’re interested. Keep in mind that pretending to be interested in him romantically or responding to his several texts in a way that is more romantic or flirty than friendly can ruin your friendship or make it awkward if you’re not willing to go all the way and become a couple when it comes down to it.
2) He compliments you all the time:
If a male friend keeps complimenting you, there may be more going on than just appreciation for your beauty and personality. He may have feelings for you and he wants to know how he can get closer to you.
A male friend who is always complimenting you can be a bit too much. It’s important to remember that his compliments might be a sign that he likes you.
It’s important to remember that he may be trying to make a move on you. But, he might also just be just being nice and friendly. Either way, make sure you act accordingly and give hints that you’re ready for more to push him to confess his feelings if that’s what you want.
If not, then drop little hints here and there about how much you appreciate his compliments but you will only ever be friends and no more.
3) He wants to know what’s going on in your life all the time:
The signs that a male friend has feelings for you can be difficult to spot. It is important to pay attention to their body language, as well as how they act around you. If they are constantly asking about your dating life and seem interested in the details, they may be interested in you.
When your male friend starts to ask you about your day, it can be okay but when he starts asking about your dating interests a lot then you start to feel uncomfortable. You feel like he is trying to get information about you in order to figure out if it is safe for him to make a move in that way.
Also, if he is interested in your life, your goals, and your likes, he may be innocently be asking questions to hear about it all. So don’t rush to make a judgment.
4) He tries to spend as much time with you as possible:
You’ve been friends with your male friend for a while now, but lately, he has been spending more time with you than ever. He’s also become much more touchy-feely and affectionate than before. He may be trying to show you how much he cares about you in a romantic way, but it’s hard to know for sure.
He keeps trying to spend as much time with you as possible and tries to be around you when he knows that you’re busy or unavailable. This may mean that he enjoys being around you, but it may also mean that he’s mesmerized by you and everything about you and that he has feelings for you.
So, proceed with caution and try to find out which one of the two options is it?!
5) He pays attention to how you look, how your hair looks, and how your clothes fit:
He may be paying attention to how you dress, but he may not be aware that he is doing so. You might think that your male friend is just being friendly or polite with his compliments, but he could actually have feelings for you.
He might not know how to say it and instead of talking about his feelings, he is telling how beautiful you look in that specific dress. Or, he may be too shy to confess his feelings, but he will notice if you had a small change done to your hair, style, or face.
If he is the first to notice and to compliment you whenever you apply a little change to your appearance, then this may mean that your face, looks, and appearance are engraved in his mind and that he has more than just friendship to offer you if you’re willing to give him a chance.
There are many times when we get caught up in the whirlwind of our busy lives. We forget about paying attention to little telling details about others and how they feel about us.
This is a common scenario for many people, especially women. They get caught up in their work and forget to make time to notice little gestures, details, and hints.
But you can make sure that your male friend doesn’t feel neglected or hasn’t been trying to tell you something for years. You can do that by paying attention to him, being attentive to his feelings too, and understanding whatever it is he is trying to hint at.