So, you notice that your guy friend is falling for you. The good news is, you are not the only one. It is quite common for a guy to develop a crush on his female friend so there is a very high chance that your guesses might be correct.
Before we delve deep into the details, ask yourself these simple questions:
- Do you also have romantic feelings for your friend?
- Are you bothered that your friend is acting funny or do you eagerly welcome them?
Consider these questions seriously because if you have romantic feelings for your friend, it is likely that you are misinterpreting them and seeing “signs” that are actually not there. So before you wreck your brain trying to figure out what your friend is really trying to tell you, rule out any possibility of biases on your side. If you are sure you really aren’t seeing things the way you want to see, it may indeed be true that your friend is interested in you after all. The signs that guys show when they like a girl may also be different from signs that a girl show when they like a guy. Here are some of the most common ways to find out whether your guy friend is falling for you.
Signs your guy friend is falling for you:
- THEY ALWAYS SEEM TO BE AVAILABLE:
This is the first sign which shows your guy friend is falling for you. Granted there could be other reasons a person might be available all the time; this is a major sign. Perhaps their schedule is highly flexible, or they just don’t have a lot of friends. However, it is very likely that your guy friend might harbor romantic feelings for you if:
- You guys are always doing things that are “date-y” whenever you hang out.
- They will sometimes even cancel other plans just so that the two of you can hang out together.
- They hardly ever delay or cancel plans whenever it is with you.
- They always say “yes” when you ask them to hang out with you.
These signs are quite obvious, showing your guy friend is determined to go out of his way just t spend time with you. Of course, there is always a possibility that the two of you are very close and they just like spending time with you because you click. There are some guys who take their platonic relationships quite seriously (which is how it should be).
However, if you two have only recently got to know each other or that you don’t really feel that close, this behavior is a direct sign they like you more than a friend should.
- THEY ALWAYS COME UP WITH EXCUSES TO BE ALONE WITH YOU:
Your friend is constantly making excuses so that the two of you can spend time alone or is always trying to make plans that don’t include any of your friends.
For instance, if you if, you are at a party and you volunteered to get the pizza because it has run out and your guy friend is eager to accompany you even though it means missing out on the fun.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Does your friend show disappointment whenever you bring another person out a planned outing?
- Do they ever try to take you away for a private time after a group hangout is winding down?
These are all possible signs your guy friend is trying to get to know you in private.
- THEY MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH YOU MORE THAN YOUR FRIENDS:
Unless your friend is a creep and staring at you, it is quite normal for a person to look at the person they like more often than usual. This results in prolonged eye contact.
In order to rule out any possibility that your guy friend simply has a habit of making prolonged eye contacts with all friends, keep an eye out for the way they interact with others as well. Pay attention to how they make eye contact with others and form a “baseline.” Does he look at you more often than he looks at others?
- THEY SHOW DISAPPOINTMENT WHENEVER YOU CALL THEM “BUDDY” OR “FRIEND.”
For others who are just looking for friendship would be highly appreciative of this term and will not be uncomfortable about it at all. So this is a sure indicator that someone wants to be more than just a friend to you. Call them “buddy” and watch how they react to it. Technically, they may be your friend, but if they have romantic feelings for you, it will be hard for them to digest the fact that you find them as a platonic friend and nothing more.
So if your buddy isn’t really showing any excitement when you smack them on the back and tell them what a great friend he is, it could mean your guy friend like you more than a friend would. Just try not to be too weird about it. If you are laying it on too thick, they may think you like them too!
- THEY ARE HAPPIER TO DO MORE FAVORS FOR YOU THAN TO OTHERS
It is obvious that anyone who likes a person will be going out of their way to be more helpful to them as compared to others. This can confuse a lot of people because it is easy to interpret this as just a friend being loving and nice to another friend. Occasionally, this may also be true, but in most cases, a person will accommodate more than necessary because they have romantic feelings for you.
Again, keep a close eye on how they are actually operating with other people around them so that you can be sure you are not misinterpreting the nice gesture of a good friend.
- THEY ALWAYS HATE WHOEVER YOU DATE
Does your friend routinely hate every guy that you are dating? Are they always finding something wrong with guys you like? Do they even sometimes tell you, you could do better?
There is always a possibility that you might have a habit of picking the wrong guys all the time and your friend is just concerned about your well being. However, there is also the possibility that your guy friend is really into you and hence does not want you to date another person.