The trouble with dating is that you can never truly know someone’s intentions. You can’t read minds and therefore, you have to take someone at their word. But unfortunately, that’s not always enough. Because people lie. And while it may seem that a guy likes you and really wants to date you, they could just be playing nice in order to get in your pants.
It’s harsh. But it’s the truth. Guys know that us ladies are more inclined to want a relationship than they are. They usually are more interested in all the physical aspects of a relationship and less about actually dating. But since they know what you’re thinking, they may try to make you believe they want the same things you do.
But don’t worry! If you know all of these things, you’ll be able to weasel out who actually wants to date you and who’s only sticking around for the hook up. Here are all the signs he wants to date you.
1. He tells a lot of jokes around you
Guys will always try to make the girl they like laugh. It’s probably the biggest sign to watch out for if you think a guy might like you. Sure, some guys are just funny people.
Pay attention to when his behavior started becoming more about jokes and making you laugh than anything else. That means he’s into you.
2. He initiates conversations often
A guy who only wants to get in your pants won’t reach out to you more than you do to him. If a guy is actively trying to talk to you and start conversations, then he likes you for more than just what’s in your pants. A guy who wants to talk with you and get to know you is a guy who wants to date you.
3. He calls or texts often
As long as those calls and texts aren’t late night booty calls, it’s a good sign when he can’t seem to get enough of you. This means he really wants to get to know you and not just know your body. He may not call you every single day, but he will try to contact you at least several days a week. After all, he wants to date you, not drive you away. When you start talking every day, you’ve definitely got a potential relationship on your hands.
4. He talks about himself often
Be careful how you react to guys like this because, at first, it might seem like they’re being selfish but if you look a little closer you’ll realize they only want you to get to know them. Guys who share information about who they are as a person are the ones who want to date you.
5. He asks personal questions
Again, a guy who wants to get to know you is someone who wants to date you. If he’s asking a lot of questions about your goals, opinions, and who you really are deep down, then he actually really likes you. He’s trying to determine if he sees something more with you and if you two are actually compatible.
6. You’re the only girl he’s interested in
Guys tend to be more single-minded when it comes to dating. They put all their effort into getting to know you and making sure you only notice them. If he’s constantly checking out other women or he talks about his other hookups, he’s not ready to date you. If you’re the only girl he’s really paying attention to, that’s a pretty good sign.
7. He compliments your personality and interests
This is way more telling than any compliment about your looks. Guys don’t just give you a compliment about your personality or interests unless they really mean it. How odd would it be to say, “you have great taste in music,” if they hated that type of music? They do this because they want to date you.
8. He introduces you to his friends
A guy’s friends are some of the most important people to them. Sometimes they’re even more important than family. That being said, if he introduces you to his, he definitely likes you more than a friend and wants to date you. If he just wanted to hook up, he’d never let you meet his friends.
9. He seems less confident
This might not seem like a great sign, but it actually is. That little bit of shyness shows he cares about what you think. Guys wanting to hook up tend to be more confident and kind of cocky. They really don’t care what you think as long as you want to go back to his place. It’s really cute when he’s not quite as sure of himself, but still puts himself out there on the off chance you might agree to a date.
10. He tries to spend time with your friends
Does he try to tag along when you go hang out with your friends when you’re in a group? If so, it’s probably because he’s trying to get on their good side. He knows you’ll go to them for their opinions about him so he wants to make a good impression.