If A Guy Does These 10 Little Things, He Really Likes You

Sometimes guys can be a bit hard to read. They have lots of different ways and levels of showing affection. Grand romantic gestures are great, but what about the little, day-to-day stuff? He might be showing you how he feels about you and you might not even notice. Here are 11 little things he does that mean this guy really likes you.

  1. He pays you random acts of kindness. I need to make my bed before I start the day—I can’t stand getting into an unmade bed at night. Sometimes when I step out of the room in the morning, my boyfriend will do it for me. He couldn’t care less if it’s made or not but he knows that’s how I like it. When a guy puts in small efforts like this, it means he’s very thoughtful and considerate. He’s doing it just because he knows it makes your day a little easier, and that’s a true sign of caring.
  2. He texts you just to say hi throughout the day. I love getting texts from my boyfriend when I’m at work. It makes me smile and brightens my mood. If he texts you during the day, especially when you know he tends to be pretty busy at work, that means you’re something special. You’re not just there for late-night comfort conversation or the 2 a.m. booty call. It means he’s thinking about you and can’t resist reaching out.
  3. He remembers little details. If a guy can remember something from a story you told him last week or details about your friends or family, he’s a keeper. A man with a memory is a rare thing. This means that he was truly listening when you spoke to him, that he cares about whatever you told him, and he’s invested in that part of your life. Yep, he really likes you.
  4. He invites You To Hang Out With His FriendsHanging out with his friends pretty much seals the deal. That means he wants to show you off because he’s proud to be with you. He wants his friends to see what a smoke show he’s dating and it means he thinks you’re fun and cool and he wants his friends to see what a great personality you have.
  5. He kisses you in public. I personally can’t stand PDA—I don’t like doing it or seeing it. I suppose it can be done tastefully, but I’m just not a fan. However, if a guy wants to give you a smooch in public, let him! He’s just excited to be your guy and wants the world to know that you’re his too because he likes you that much.
  6. He checks in on your well-being. I get a question from my boyfriend fairly frequently: “Are you okay?” It might annoy some people but I find it so endearing. He usually asks that if I seem pouty or look like I’m in pain, and he stops what he’s doing to hear my answer and see if he can help. Who wouldn’t love that?? A guy who does this puts your needs and your well-being first. You’re number one in his eyes and that’s refreshing. He likes you, yes, but he also cares about you deeply.
  7. He gives good advice. He listens, sure, but how does he respond? Does he stay somewhat detached and keep his distance from your problems or does he try to get involved? If your guy can hear you out when you need to vent, that’s a golden quality. He can help you out when you’re in a tough situation and try and steer you in the right direction. It means you can count on him and trust his opinion. He wants things to work out for you and he’s trying to help you get there. Isn’t that sweet?
  8. He posts pictures of the two of you Facebook, Twitter, etc. Social media is always a useful tool for figuring out what’s going on with someone, so if you see a post of you and him on his Insta, he’s smitten. It’s another way he can show you off to the world and he’s proud of it. We all know how much care and effort goes into editing a photo and coming up with a creative caption, so kudos to him.
  9. He picks up your favorite food on the way home. He knows you love Doritos so he grabs a bag at the corner shop on the way home from work to surprise you. That basically makes him the best boyfriend ever. He wants to spoil and dote on you and you deserve it. Eat up!
  10. He Always Wants To Be Near You. How much clearer could it be that he really likes you? Does he sometimes act like a puppy that won’t leave you alone? Good! That means he adores you. He craves your presence. He wants to spend all his time with you and wants you involved in every part of his life. You make everything better and make him happy, and while you definitely still need to maintain your independence and have your own lives, it’s really sweet that he wants to spend so much of his with you.
  11. He Says “Thank You.” Never underestimate the power of gratitude. Simply saying thank you goes a long way. You could do something special for him or you could just do little things daily to make his life easier without even realizing it. If he thanks you for it, it means he notices the little things too. Basically, you hit the boyfriend jackpot.

He really likes you — do this to show him you like him too

Generally speaking, doing all of the things the guy does for you to show he likes you in return is a nice gesture. That being said, guys do experience love in slightly different ways so there are a couple of other things you could try if you want to express your affection.

  1. Grab him tickets to see his favorite sports team. Is it a stereotype that guys are obsessed with sports? Yes. Is it trust for most straight men? Also yes. Whether he’s into baseball, basketball, football, rugby, whatever — grab him tickets to a match and then let him go with one of his best buds unless you’re super into that sport too. He’ll have more fun with someone who knows the players and can get just as excited as he is.
  2. Make him his favorite food. The way to a man’s heart is via his stomach, yada yada. Who doesn’t love to eat? Most guys are serious about their food, so you taking the time to prepare his favorite dish or something you know he’ll enjoy is particularly meaningful. Plus, you get to eat some too if you make enough, so it’s a win-win.
  3. Suggest that he goes out with his friends/has a night on the PlayStation. You have your own life and your own friends and don’t need to be attached at the hip with this guy anyway. However, it’s a pretty solid gesture to give him space to do his own thing without it being a big deal. You know he really likes you and you’re confident in that, so why shouldn’t he take time for himself? It doesn’t mean he doesn’t like being with you too.
  4. Initiate sex. I don’t think I need to explain this one. If there’s anything a guy likes more than you, it’s sex with you. Not leaving it up to him to initiate and instead taking the initiative to get it on with him will make him feel like a million bucks and will also make it way more likely that he’ll go overboard making it worth your while.
Hi all!

My name is Chaeli. I am a recent grad of UMass Amherst. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in English. I enjoy traveling, large fluffy dogs, and eating in bed. I also love hanging with my ladies and writing, so I am stoked to be a part of Bolde!