Have you ever wanted to ask a guy out, but didn’t because you were you too afraid of being turned down? Guess what — men fear rejection, too, and sometimes they’d rather you make the first move to save them the potential embarrassment. So how do you tell if he’s intimidated or just not interested? If he’s doing any of these things, he’d likely be into taking you out:
You catch him staring at you… like, all the time. If he’s longing for you, then he’s looking at you. Confident guys make direct eye contact, but shy guys will look away when you catch sight of their gaze. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t like you, it just means he’s not sure you like him.
He jokes about being your boyfriend. If he’s joked light-heartedly about the idea of the two of you dating, then he’s testing the waters. He’s not confident you’d say yes to a date; he’s worried you’d find the idea absurd, so he puts the concept of a date out there and surveys your reaction.
He’s judgmental about the men you date. He’s not just being a protective friend — he’s jealous. That’s why he’s nitpicking every attribute of the other men in your life. His end goal is to show you just how wrong they are for you, so you’ll finally realize how right he is.
He gets nervous and acts like a bumbling idiot around you. Does he twiddle his thumbs or constantly shake his foot? Does he stumble for the right words? Well, that’s probably because an amazing woman like you makes him nervous and unfortunately, those nerves are keeping him from asking you out.
He thinks you’re out of his league. If he’s ever mentioned the fact that you’re out of his league, he wants to know your opinion on that. His low self-esteem might be preventing him from telling you how he really feels. If he thinks you’re too good for him, then he feels the rejection is inevitable unless you tell him otherwise.
He’s always there. Always. He’s at the same bar as you on Friday night or the same coffee shop in the morning. It’s not funny meeting him there, because it’s no coincidence. He sits close to you and you always sort of notice each other. Every day he puts himself in close proximity, he just never plucks up the courage to make a move.
He goes out of his way for you. If you often think about what a nice guy he is, start thinking about how nice he is. Does he run errands or do thoughtful things that he really doesn’t need to just because it makes your life easier? There’s a different between just being a gentlemen and working to impress a lady.
He gets all up in your personal space. Body language is everything. Does he sit close to you? Do your knees accidentally touch beneath the table? Does he lean in when he’s talking to you? Instead of telling you how he feels out loud, he’s telling you with his body, so pick up on his movements.
He bigs himself up, hoping you’ll take notice. When he’s not hanging on your every word, he’s talking himself up. What he’s actually doing is being his own wingman. He’s trying to prove to you that’s he’s a worthy choice, impressing you is his ultimate goal.
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