How a man hides that he likes a woman: 15 telltale signs

Is there a man who caught your attention? 

Not sure if he’s starting to have feelings for you?

Do you have mixed feelings, because at times he gets close, but then he walks away?

Many of us women find ourselves at the crossroads of knowing what a man’s emotions are.

There are many men who find it difficult to express their feelings. And there are several reasons for them to act this way. 

Maybe they feel insecure or maybe they are very proud. 

It may also be that you have a lot of personalities. This inhibits them and makes it difficult for them to take action and show you that they like you.

In any case, as much as a man wants to hide that he likes you, there are signs that give him away.

This is where this article comes into play and shows you in detail what those telltale signs are.

Thanks to this you will be able to decipher that enigmatic boy that you recently met who is beginning to charm you with his mysterious attitude.

15 secrets to find out if a guy is starting to have feelings for you

1) He averts his gaze when you look at him

A classic way of transmitting our emotions is through our eyes. Thanks to her we can know if someone feels something for us.

That is why men who want to hide that they like a woman, avoid eye contact. It ends up being obvious when this happens repeatedly.

It can also happen that you catch him looking at you and he can’t look away. Then, he will talk to you about any insignificant topic, like the weather, to camouflage his true intentions.

2) He is always close to you, but he does not speak to you

You can tell a guy likes you if he leans into you when you’re talking. In addition, you will notice that his body is oriented towards you. 

Maybe he doesn’t say a word, but if he didn’t feel anything for you, his body would also express it. She would move away, distance herself from you, or go to another person of interest to her.

The fact that his posture is so open towards you will surely catch your attention, but don’t make a comment. He doesn’t want to mess her up with something wrong that she might say. 

He may also believe that if he doesn’t talk to you, you won’t notice that he likes you. But this is a clear sign that she tries to hide the feelings from her.

3) He shows you his disinterest in an overly emphatic way

When someone is trying to hide something, like that they like you, they may exaggerate their actions in order to pull it off. 

You may see him yawning in a way that doesn’t look very authentic. 

Or turn around sharply, if you want to speak directly to him. 

He can also start chatting with the person next to him, to show you his disinterest. 

All these signs are ways of trying to hide that a man likes a girl.

Did you know that there are ways in which you can make him stop resisting and stop hiding his feelings for you? 

What would you do if you could make him see you as the only woman in his life?

You don’t have to be an exotic beauty or the smartest. It’s just a matter of knowing what chords to strike when interacting with any guy you like. 

4) He is smiling while listening to you but stops when you realize

When one is in love or likes another person, there are gestures that manifest without realizing it. The clearest example is the smile.

If you see the person you like, it is very likely that they will form that goofy smile. It is an unconscious action that comes from the heart.

So, if this happens at some point and you perceive it, he will immediately stop doing it. 

Surely he will be very nervous and could even move away from where they are both.

5) Start talking to another woman near you

Does it surprise you to see this guy always close to you, but talking to a different girl? Don’t think it’s a coincidence. 

He may even start flirting with them and make them laugh. This he does because it’s actually what he can’t do with you and would like to. 

Download all that energy of attraction that he has with you, with other women, to hide that he is in love with you.

Also, you can tell that this is so because when he is talking to any girl from time to time he looks at you.

He may even seek to make you jealous, to find out if you are also interested in him.

6) Says something nice to you and then covers it up with something unpleasant

We all know how it feels when you like someone and we don’t want to show it for fear of rejection.

But many times we cannot control that resistance and something escapes us. For example, a compliment or start talking incessantly with that person we like. 

So, we realize that we are doing the complete opposite of what we wanted to do.

Actually, what we wanted to do was to hide our attraction to that person. 

That is why this boy may start making fun of you or make an out-of-place comment after praising you.

He wants to disorient your suspicions that he likes you a lot.

7) Has physical contact by accident and withdraws

This is a signal similar to the previous one, but it has to do with physical contact.

He likes you and may accidentally touch you to feel close. Maybe he brushes your spleen, puts his hand on your shoulder, or moves you out of his way, gently taking you from behind.

Of course, after that, you will turn to look at him. 

At this time he can react in various ways to hide his true intentions.

Perhaps he begins to walk and ignores this contact. 

He may also look at you with an annoyed or angry face because you are in his way. 

8) If you sit together, he changes places

You may also have been surprised by the fact that as soon as you sat down next to this guy, he got up and changed places. 

You also notice that when he changes it is not because he wants to relate to another person. This does not seem to have an apparent reason.

The reality is that if he didn’t like you, he wouldn’t care if you were by his side.

Additionally, when he makes this switch, he still keeps you in his sight radius.

Another alternative may be that the opposite happens.

He sits next to you but makes an excuse to hide that he likes you.

If they are in a meeting, he says he sees better from there. Perhaps it indicates that he wants to sit next to the person who is on the other side of him. 

9) He wants to hold your hand but hides it with simple touches

Resisting the urge to hold the hand of the person you love can become really difficult. 

If he touches your hand and you realize it, but this gesture seems strange to you, it is because he definitely likes you. 

It’s his way of channeling in some way that he wants to have your hands in his. And this is the best way she found to cover up his true desire.

10) He stops texting you

Perhaps it happens that you already have contact with this man. They can be friends or that he is a mutual acquaintance of one of your friends. 

They both have their telephone contact and from time to time they send messages.

So it is very important that you analyze their way of conversing through text messages. 

For example, when you begin to have a deep conversation, it may happen that he stops responding to you. Then he answers you later or he doesn’t do it at all. 

He is trying to avoid this kind of talk, because he is afraid to reveal, by some phrase, how he feels about you. 

It may also be that he wants to hide that he likes you by showing disinterest, stopping answering you. 

He may even want to attract your attention, keeping you pending his response. He wants to be mysterious with you.

You can’t imagine how many times I’ve been through this with the boys. They want to act interesting by not answering.

When in reality they would spend hours writing to you because they just want to be with you.

Of course, you should be careful in these cases with their true intentions. Some may be genuinely interested, but others just want to get you into bed.

11) He acts weird

While men can be pretty good at hiding their feelings, that doesn’t mean they have an easy time with it.

And, usually, their behavior won’t be exactly “normal.”

If he likes you but tries too hard not to show it, then he won’t be able to help but act weird.

Some examples could be that he stumbles over his words or tries to show off in front of you, but ends up provoking the opposite. You may even end up thinking that he is a “weird” guy.

You may sweat a little, or take deep or rapid breaths.

He can also make joke after joke until his behavior becomes boring or intense.

If he’s constantly telling you jokes or making fun of you, he’s probably interested, but he’s trying to hide it. 

If you like him, don’t let his weirdness distract you or dampen your feelings for him.

Simply play along discreetly. 

Once he gets comfortable and realizes that you like him, he will relax and begin to show his true feelings.

12) He sends you mixed signals

It can happen that he is super sweet or attentive to you one day, but cold and distant the next. 

You see him and it seems that he can’t decide how he wants to act with you.

This is one of the undoubted signs that a man is hiding his true feelings for a woman.

He’s trying to act cool. But at times, his feelings get the best of him and he starts to get confused in the way he wants to behave towards you.

This, in turn, causes you to not know what to think of him. 

If you have feelings for him, then perhaps you should take the first step in starting to talk about his true feelings. 

Otherwise, you can be left waiting for a long time. 

13) He tries to hide his jealousy for you

Another indisputable sign that he likes you, but is trying to hide it, is when he tries to hide the jealousy that seeing you with other men causes him. 

Jealousy is a very strong feeling, which can become very difficult to hide. 

Also, if someone is in love with you and they are not yet in any kind of romantic relationship, it is much easier for jealousy to arise. 

This happens like this, because he wants to be with you, but has not yet managed to approach you from a romantic side.

Jealousy is also easy to distinguish and can be due to various reasons.

You’ll notice them if he gets overly angry, talks loud, or physically gets between you and another man.

And the reasons why they can be caused are, for example, that a man grabs you by the waist or makes you laugh.

14) He behaves differently when he is around you

This guy who is trying to cover up his feelings for you, you might have known him before. You know what he is like, the personality he has and how he usually behaves.

But lately, you have noticed a significant change in him. 

Before, I was always laughing. When he was around you he felt comfortable and had no problems. 

Now he seems distant and uninterested. 

Additionally, when you see him with other people, he behaves as he always has. 

So, you wonder if maybe he has a problem with you.

The truth is that his feelings for you have changed and now he loves you, but he doesn’t want you to know.

So, to hide it, act quite differently than you’re used to.

This can become a problem for the relationship you have been having since it can become confusing.

If you’re in doubt as to why he’s behaving in a way he doesn’t normally, go over and ask him what’s wrong. 

It is better that he confess and see how they continue, to be distant if you always had affection for him.

15) If he gets nervous with you, he will take the cell phone to divert his attention

There is another telltale sign that a man wants to hide that he has feelings for a woman. 

That’s when he gets nervous and to avoid you noticing, he takes the cell phone and starts interacting with it, instead of you.

This happened to me once. He was having a very animated conversation with a guy when he suddenly started staring at my mouth, then my eyes, and started stuttering. 

Evidently, he had become nervous and the first thing that occurred to him to do was taking his cell phone to try to calm down. 

At that moment I looked at him and wondered what had happened.

We were having a great chat and he suddenly stopped paying attention to me. 

I noticed that he had looked at my lips, but I didn’t give it too much importance. I was confused by that situation. Then I got up and started talking to other friends.

Over time he got up the courage to confess his love and we ended updating. Now I understand his reaction, and it even makes me tender.

Some signs that he is not interested

There are also some ways to tell if he’s not really interested in you.

1) He is always talking about other women

He may want to pique your interest with a little jealousy. But if he is always talking about other women he is interested in, it is a sure sign that he has no feelings for you.

2) He only sees you when it’s convenient for him

A guy who cares about you and wants to be with you in a loving way will be flexible and considerate.

A guy who just wants someone to hang out with will hang out when he has free time.

In today’s fast-paced life, people often make time for just the one they love.

3) Doesn’t call or text you

If he is interested in you, he will want to keep in touch and share things with you. 

Not only will it communicate for the essentials, but it will also send you messages and even call you. 

If he only texts when it’s time to make plans and doesn’t do anything to keep in touch, that’s a pretty likely sign that he’s not interested.

How to take your relationship to the next level

Now you know better than ever that your man has feelings for you, no matter how deeply he is trying to hide it.

But what can you do from now on?

Do you sit back and wait for him to make the first move?

Do you give him space and wait for him to come back?

The truth is, if you sit and wait for him, you could do it for a long time. 

Some guys just aren’t good at handling their feelings. 

Others, despite being interested, are too shy to act on these emotions.

So, if you like him too, it’s time to decide if you will take the initiative. 

It is better to see if yours leads to something, before being in the midst of uncertainty indefinitely. Do not you believe it?

Most likely, everything will turn out well and they will begin to have a story together, which otherwise he might never have dared to start.

It’s time for things to change and women can also take a step forward, to forge their own happiness.