It’s a bit easier to determine if women are flirting. They’re pretty neutral when they aren’t flirting, or they immediately shoot down a suitor who’s planning on doing so. When it comes to men, it’s hard to gauge whether they’re flirting or just making conversation.Is he flirting with you? 12 signs to know for sure
That’s because they don’t act as affectionately as women do. While women’s voices tend to change or their body language and facial expression give them away, men’s typically are how they usually are. This is especially true when they’ve always had a friendly and engaging demeanor.
We’ve compiled a list of ways men can flirt. Remember, these are just guidelines. They are not to be used as confirmation you are headed off into the sunset together.
#1 He leans towards you while you’re talking. Most people will simply face you when they’re enjoying a conversation. A man who is flirting will lean in whenever he laughs or whenever you’re saying something.
#2 He makes eye contact. Men who want you to know they like you will try to tell you this through their eyes. Most of the time, they don’t even know they’re sending a message by the way they look at you.
#3 He brushes up against you once in a while. A man will use any excuse to elicit innocent touches on a girl he likes. Bear in mind, you should not allow any person to touch you offensively, but a pat on the arm or a supportive hand on the back is all right as long as you’re comfortable with it.
#4 He asks you questions about yourself. If a guy likes you, he gives you all of his attention. He is also trying to learn as much as he can about you. By asking you questions, he is showing you he cares, and he is collecting information that might be useful in case you start dating.
#5 He tells you things that may impress you about him. Aside from asking about you, a guy will want you to know about his achievements in life. This is not to say that he will enumerate all his past awards and accolades *although some might*. He just wants you to know that he is a man of value and he might be worthy of your time.
#6 He asks you whether you’re seeing someone. No explanation needed.
#7 He tries to make you laugh. A lot of guys know that making a woman laugh brings them one step closer to a date. [
#8 He compliments you. That goes the same for compliments that have substance. Men who know the drill know not to focus on physical appearances and that they should compliment a woman tactfully.
#9 He calls you by your name. There’s power in familiarity and it starts by using someone’s name on a regular basis. When a guy chooses to use your name frequently in the conversation, it means he is trying to establish a bond.
#10 He inches towards your personal space. This is one of the more dominant aspects of male flirting. It’s almost the same as marking their territory. Don’t worry. It’s not as bad as it sounds. The proximity actually helps their cause because it makes you feel closer to them.
#11 He tries to keep the conversation going by talking more. Unfortunately for guys, this is not a good idea because women find this annoying. No surprise there. It’s best you take the reins on the conversation when you find a guy’s talking too much. They’re probably just nervous anyway!
#12 Peacocking. Don’t mistake this for the pick-up artist’s way of peacocking. That’s when men wear or do outrageous things to get a girl’s attention. The regular peacocking that has been around for ages is subconsciously performed by a guy in the way they puff their chests out, stick their chin up, and spread their arms or hands to show their whole profile. It’s a primal instinct that says to a woman, “Here I am. Come and get me.”
Men don’t always know just how much is going on in their heads and bodies when it comes to flirting. As much as they’d like to flirt the right way, they mostly end up being goofy and adorable. And that’s why you end up liking them so much, right?