Let’s be honest!
Men have a hard time expressing their feelings. A man could like you but never outright say it. This inability to express their emotions results in many women feeling confused and unsure of what to do.
Today we stop this confusion by helping you understand the mind of men.
In this post, we discuss 43 clear signs he caught feelings for you.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
But before we get into the signs that he caught feelings for you, let’s first understand why men find it hard to express their feelings.
Why Don’t Guys Talk About Their Feelings?
One of the most common reasons most men never talk about their feelings is that they aren’t encouraged to tune into their sensitive sides.
In most instances, men are discouraged from being vulnerable around other people. Little boys are often told not to cry and are picked on for being sensitive.
Men also tend to brush off their feelings rather than facing them. If a man likes you, he might not show it, and in certain instances, may act distant in a bid to brush off his feelings.
With this background, let’s now look at signs he caught feelings for you.
Signs He Caught Feelings for You
#1. He’s Always Staring at You
A man who’s caught feelings for you will have his eyes glued on you.
Whenever he gets the chance, this man will have his gaze on you. And not in a creepy way.
His gaze is usually full of admiration and friendliness.
He’ll also make more eye contact with you than usual.
When he stares at you, this man subconsciously tells himself that the two of you are meant for each other!
It’s like his eyes want him to realize what he already knows deep down
#2. He Wants to be Close to You
A man who’s caught feelings for you will want to be as close to you as possible.
He’ll try and sit closer than usual and may even find opportunities where he can touch your body or hand by chance.
If this is accompanied by signs such as making eye contact and smiling, then it means that he’s catching feelings for you.
When he wants to be close, this man is subconsciously telling himself that you are meant for each other. It’s like his body has a mind of its own, and it knows what signs to give off to let you know!
#3. He Finds Silly Excuses to Spend Time with You
A man who’s caught feelings for you might find himself making silly excuses to spend time with you.
He’ll call or text you at random times and invent reasons why he has to see you.
If you guys have been friends, he might start inviting you to join him at the movies or while he’s shopping.
He’ll also try and find ways of spending time with you in a group setting, where it won’t look like the two of you are together or that he likes you.
As soon as he makes signs of wanting to spend time with you, this man is subconsciously telling himself that he likes you more than a friend.
#4. He Wants to Do Things for You
A man who’s caught feelings for you will want to do things for you.
He might try and help around your house or go shopping with you if that’s something he doesn’t usually enjoy doing.
He’ll start playing Taxi driver and offer to pick you up from work. He might also offer to help you run errands or any other small task that he can do for you.
#5. He Acts Weird Around You
As mentioned above, men aren’t the most emotional creatures.
So, when he develops feelings for you, he’s bound to act a bit strange as he tries to process them.
He might start acting nervous around you or act awkward even if he’s usually confident. You’ll also notice signs of him being shy when he’s around you and acting like the opposite of who he is.
This will be especially noticeable if it happens unexpectedly because this man is not used to feeling like this towards you.
#6. He’s Always Happy When Around You
Have you noticed a sparkle in his eye whenever you’re together? Is he always smiling when around you?
This is a clear sign that he’s caught feelings for you.
When a man has caught feelings for you, he’ll always appear happy when around you.
His eyes always light up, he’s always laughing, and his mood brightens up whenever you’re around.
If these signs of happiness are always present when he’s around you, this man has caught feelings for you.
#7. He Loves Having Conversations with You
A man who’s caught feelings for you will love having conversations with you.
He’ll try and seek out opportunities to engage in a conversation, even if it’s something as trivial as what you watched on Netflix last night.
If he starts wanting to text or call just to talk about random things like the weather or some new restaurant that’s opened, then it means he has feelings for you.
And it’s not only small talk.
If a man has caught feelings for you, he’ll want to have deeper conversations with you. This could include discussions on finances, investments, or even spirituality.
When the conversation comes easily around you, this man is subconsciously trying to tell himself why he loves spending time with you!
#8. Text or Calls you First When He Has Good News
Are you the first person he calls or texts whenever he receives any good news? Could be anything, from a promotion at work, a bonus, or the lovely message from a fortune cookie.
If a guy always texts or calls you to share the good news, there’s a high chance he’s caught feelings for you.
He might tell his friends or family about the promotion at work, but on most occasions, you’ll be the first to know.
#9. His Friends Know About You
A man who’s caught feelings for you will have no problem telling his friends about you.
He’ll be happy to say your name in public and not give a second thought as to what others might think of him talking about another girl.
In fact, he might even go out of his way to talk about you with other guys.
He’ll want their approval on the girl he likes and shares all kinds of stories from your previous dates or conversations.
If you meet his friends and they all know good things about you, then it means that this guy has caught feelings for you.
#10. His Family Knows Who You Are
Have you met any of his family members? Do they know anything about you?
Just like his friends, a man who’s caught feelings for you will probably have mentioned you to one of his family members.
And in most instances, it’s the good things.
By telling his family about you, he’s trying to get them to like you so that they have no objections if you decide to reciprocate his feelings.
He might even want to make sure that his family likes you before he makes any romantic moves.
If this describes your guy, then there’s a high chance that he has strong feelings towards you
#11. He Always Tells You How Amazing You Are
If he never misses an opportunity to tell you how wonderful you are, there’s a high chance that he’s caught feelings for you.
A guy who’s caught feelings for you will always give you compliments.
He might not compliment your looks, but he’ll praise how amazing and intelligent you are.
When a man tries to impress the woman of his dreams, he will go out of his way to make her feel great about herself because that’s what she deserves.
If this describes a guy you know, then know that it isn’t just about his desire to impress you. He truly admires the person that you are!
If a man is constantly telling you how amazing you are, then it’s safe to say that he’s caught feelings for you.
Thirsty guys don’t compliment often
Listening to a man recalling his childhood memories is not an everyday occurrence.
Most men aren’t too keen on sharing their past experiences because it might be awkward at times.
But if your guy tells you about all the fun he had with you during his childhood days, this means there’s something more than just friendship.
And if he’s telling you about your childhood memories, it means that he doesn’t mind sharing personal stories with you and is comfortable having a deep conversation with you.
If this describes a guy you’ve been talking to, then there’s no doubt he’s caught feelings for you.
#13. Talks About His Future with You
A man who’s caught feelings for you will be talking about his future plans with you.
He’ll probably ask your opinion on some issues like where he should invest his money or the type of car that would best suit him.
If a guy is willing to consult another person before making an important decision, it means that he’s comfortable around this person.
And if he feels comfortable talking about his future with you, then it means that he has strong feelings for you!
#14. He Invites you Into His World
When a man has caught feelings for you, he’ll do his best to make sure that you’re always included in all his plans.
A guy who’s caught feelings will not be inviting another girl into the fold when it comes to meeting with friends or trips together.
And it’s not only about hanging out.
A guy who’s caught feelings will also invite you to his workplace or to share in some of his hobbies.
If a guy is making an extra effort to include you in his world, there’s no doubt that he has feelings for you.
If a man invites you into his life and makes you feel part of it, then know that this is a clear sign he caught feelings for you!
Thirsty guys don’t invite girls to their work or hobbies. They keep them separate from the rest of their life.
#15. He’s Not Dating Anyone Else
Let’s be honest!
Someone who’s caught feelings for you won’t be out there chasing other people.
Most of his focus is bound to be on either trying to hide his feelings for you or showing you why he’s great for you.
So, if you notice a guy you’ve been talking to no longer dates other people, high chances are that he’s caught feelings for you.
However, remember to take this point with a pinch of salt because there are men out there who want to keep their options open in case they find someone better than the girl they’re currently pursuing.
#16. He Gets Jealous
A man who’s caught feelings for you will easily become jealous.
He might not show signs of jealousy or even admit it, but deep within his heart, he’ll feel the pangs of jealously.
So, how do you know if he gets jealous?
By checking out what happens when another guy approaches you!
If a guy starts acting weird and his body language becomes tense when another guy approaches you, then he’s caught feelings for you.
This could also apply to a friend with benefits relationship. If you notice his mood change when you mention a date you had gone to, there’s a high chance that your FWB has caught feelings for you.
#17. He’s Vulnerable Around You
A man who’s caught feelings for you will always be vulnerable and open around you.
When a guy has strong feelings for someone, he’ll tend to drop his guard and become less defensive. In certain instances, he may end up telling you things he’s never told anyone.
This is because there are no second thoughts about trusting you.
By being vulnerable, he hopes you’ll appreciate his honesty and won’t judge or look down on him because of it.
If you notice that you can make him open up about his feelings, he’s definitely caught feelings for you.
#18. His Body Language Tells All
The signs he caught feelings for you will be evident in his body language and how it changes around you.
If a man has strong feelings for someone, he’ll try everything to impress that person regardless of where they’re at or what’s going on.
So, if your guy starts looking like an excited puppy every time you walk into the room, he has caught feelings for you.
And it’s not only about being excited.
You’ll notice that he takes a more confident posture when around you.
He’ll stand tall and broad, with his shoulders drawn back. His chest will also be puffed up a bit as he tries to make himself look bigger than what he is.
Even if you’re not looking at him directly, you should notice signs of body language changes in a man every time he’s around you.
#19. He Imitates You
There’s an English proverb that says, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
When it comes to a man who’s caught feelings for you, this proverb holds the same truth.
A man who’s caught feelings for you will mirror some of your slang and actions. If you love eating healthy foods, he’ll start eating healthier. If you use a specific slang in your conversations, you may find him using the same slang.
He’ll try to be more like you and will do this in the things he says and his mannerisms.
#20. Sends you Cute Random Texts
A guy who’s caught feelings for you will send you random cute texts.
Most guys are not good at expressing their feelings verbally because they’re typically less expressive than women. But sending a girl signs he’s caught feelings through text messages is easier.
He may even go further and use emoticons and emojis to better express how he feels.
So, if a guy starts randomly texting out of nowhere with these cute messages, he probably has feelings for you.
#21. His Kisses Feel More Passionate
This mainly applies if you’re in a friend with benefits relationship.
If you notice that his kisses feel more passionate, there’s a high chance that he may have started catching feelings for you.
This doesn’t mean that he’s suddenly going to start kissing you with his tongue.
But it does mean that he’ll kiss you with more love and tenderness than before!
If your FWB’s kisses feel like they’re getting deeper, then there’s a high chance he caught feelings for you.
#22. It’s Not All About Sex
You’re more likely to notice this sign if you’ve been in an FWB relationship.
If you guys only meet up for sex, then notice that he wants to meet up and hold conversations or do other activities; high chances are he’s started catching feelings for you.
If a man starts catching feelings for you, he’ll stop seeing you as just a sex partner but as a real person with dreams, goals, and emotions; hence, fewer sex dates and more meaningful dates.
#23. He’s Affectionate in Public
A man who’s caught feelings will be affectionate in public.
He’ll want to hold your hand, hug you, or even kiss you in public. All in a bid to show the world how much he likes you.
If you notice that a man isn’t afraid of showing his affection to you in public, there’s a high chance he’s caught feelings for you.
#24. He’s Always There for You
A man who likes you will want to be there for you.
He’ll volunteer to pick up your kids from school, cook dinner when he knows that you’re tired after work, and even talk with you on the phone every night before bedtime.
He’ll do everything to ensure you know that he’s always got your back.
So, if you notice a man putting in extra effort to always be there when you need him, he’s probably caught feelings for you.
#25. He Says He Misses You
In our article on what it means when a man says he has been thinking about you, we explain that this statement could mean that he misses you.
This is because when a man likes you, you’ll constantly be on his mind, which results in him missing you.
If it’s been several days since the two of you last saw each other and he tells you how much he misses spending time with you, he might have caught feelings for you.
#26. He Tries Too Hard to Ignore You
This sign boils down to the fact that most men are afraid or bad at expressing their feelings.
So rather than tell you that he’s caught feelings for you, a guy may decide to ignore you instead.
He’ll make up excuses not to see or talk with you, start telling his friends about all the women he’s dating even though it isn’t true, and will try avoiding places where he knows that you go regularly.
In short, he’ll do everything in his power to avoid you.
If that’s the case, then there’s a high chance that he caught feelings for you and is afraid of getting hurt should things go sour between the two of you.
#27. He Admires Your Strength
A man who likes you will admire your strength
He’ll be amazed at how strong a woman you are and constantly tell you that he looks up to you for it.
At the same time, this admiration will make him want to spend more time with you because spending time around someone like that boosts his ego.
So, if you notice that a man always admires your strength and wants to spend more time with you because of it, he might have caught feelings for you.
#28. He Faults Other Guys in Your Life
When a man catches feelings for you, he’ll start to notice all the other men that your friends with and develop an irrational hatred towards them.
He’ll come up with excuses for why it’s not okay for them to talk or hang out with you even though they never did anything wrong.
Also, if another guy compliments you or wants to date you, he’ll feel the need to put him down.
So, if you notice that a man is getting overly jealous of all the other guys in your life, he might have caught feelings for you.
#29. He Buys You Gifts Out of Character
We all have different love languages.
Some men will use gifts to show their affection towards you.
So, if a man gives you gifts out of the blues, there’s a good chance that he’s caught feelings for you and is trying to show his affection through them.
#30. He Initiates a Lot of Relationship-Related Conversations
If a man likes you, he’ll want to make sure that the two of you are on track and heading towards something serious.
So, if an otherwise laid-back guy starts initiating conversations about your future together or how committed he is to being with you, it’s a clear sign that he has caught feelings for you.
#31. He’s Either Too Nervous or Extra Confident Around You
This is a common sign that most women experience.
A man who likes you will either be too nervous or extra confident around them depending on his personality type and how comfortable he feels with you.
So, if you notice improved confidence or increased nervousness in a guy you’ve been talking to, there’s a good chance that he has caught feelings for you but doesn’t know how to express himself.
#32. He’s Happy Doing Nothing as Long as He’s with You
A man who likes you will be happy just being with you as long as he gets to spend time with you.
So, if a guy is constantly asking for your company or offering his own even though it means doing something boring, there’s a good chance that he has caught feelings for you and would do anything to be around you.
#33. He Outright Tells You That He Caught Feelings
This is self-explanatory.
If a guy outright tells you that he’s caught feelings for you, then it means that he actually has them.
So, if you want to know how to tell if a man has caught feelings for you, this is probably the most obvious sign.
#34. He Remembers Little Things About You
Does he remember your childhood stories? Does he know about your first car/pet/job? That’s a great sign!
When he remembers all the tiny details about you, it means he has feelings for you. He’s interested in you. He wants to understand you and accept you for who you are.
#35. He’s Not Afraid To Open Up To You
If he’s not afraid of opening his heart and soul to you, it’s a clear sign he caught feelings for you.
Whether he’s eager to share his childhood stories with you or talk about his feelings, you can rest assured he’s all yours when he opens up to you.
#36. He Accepts You Completely
When a man accepts you completely, he can love you completely. It doesn’t get any better than this; acceptance in relationships is what we all strive for.
If you feel that your man accepts you for who you are, it’s time to stop overthinking and start enjoying this wonderful new relationship in your life.
#37. His Friends Or Family Members Tell You That He Cares About You
His friends and family members want to see him happy. So if they realize he’s happy with you, they’re going to want to tell you that.
If you feel like his family and friends’ group accepts you for who you are, that’s a great sign! It’s even better if they approach you to tell you he’s head over hills for you.
#38. He Sends You Funny Memes To Make Your Day
Sending funny memes and clips is romance in the modern age. You probably also know that feeling very well. It’s the feeling you get when you see something funny online and you can’t help it but send it to someone you love.
If he does this too, he’s totally smitten by you. He wants to make your day better and it’s an obvious sign he’s caught feelings for you.
#39. He’s Comfortable Sitting In Total Silence With You
Sitting in total silence with someone doesn’t have to be awkard or boring. Quite the contrary; being able to sit in total silence with someone is a clear sign you’re with someone who’s good for you.
You’re completely comfortable with each other. You accept each other. There’s no judgement, no worrying about boring each other. So if you can sit with each other in silence, that’s a pretty obvious sign you’re both very much in love.
#40. He Wants To Move In With You
Moving in together is one of the most important steps in a relationship. That’s when real life begins. You start sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly.
It’s the most exciting stage of every relationship because you’re practically starting a new life together. So if he’s eager to move in with you, you can rest assured he caught feelings for you and is ready to give you the world.
#41. He Wants To Get A Pet With You
Pets are all about comittment. They need patience, time, and energy. Getting a pet together as a couple is a huge milestone in your relationship.
It’s a comittment you need to make to your pet, but to each other too. You’re going to be a little family, after all. So if your boyfriend wants to get a pet with you, he’s clearly serious about you.
#42. He Loves And Embraces Your Quirky Side
We all have our quirks. That’s what makes us unique. You might not always like your quirky side, but it’s important to accept it and embrace it.
A great sign of a healthy relationship is when you love each other’s quirky sides. So if he enjoys this side of you, he’s clearly in love with everything about you.
#43. He Wants To Spoil You
If he wants to spoil you, it means he wants you to be happy. Whether that means showering you with attention or affection, he’s all in. That’s a clear sign he’s caught feeling for you.
What to Do If a Guy Has Caught Feelings for You
The answer to this depends on how you and the guy relate.
If you only see him as a friend and wouldn’t want to ruin the friendship, your best option is to talk about it with him. Tell him that you noticed signs of affection and ask what he wants from the relationship.
On the other hand, if you see him as more than a friend or want to turn things into something serious, you need to be straightforward with him and let him know that you’re interested.
However, don’t ignore him. Whatever the case, it’s best to talk about both your feelings.
How Quickly Do Guys Catch Feelings?
How long it takes a man to catch feelings depends on the guy in question. However, men are likely to catch feelings faster than women. A study published in Reader’s digest suggests that men are 48% more likely to develop feelings than women.
It also takes shorter periods for men to fall in love as compared to women.
How Do You Tell if He is Fighting His Feelings?
A guy fighting his feelings for you will act as if he doesn’t care.
While he may have been caring and friendly before developing feelings, he might turn a bit cold and start avoiding you as a way to fight his feelings.
Another sign could be that he doesn’t want to spend time with you as part of a group. While you may have spent time together in the past, a man who’s fighting his feelings will try his best to avoid hanging out with you in person.
Do Guys Pull Away When They Catch Feelings?
This depends on the guy.
Some men will pull away when they catch feelings, while some will look for ways to get closer to you.
A man fighting his feelings will likely pull away. However, a man who accepts his feelings will probably want to get closer to you.
Signs He Caught Feelings Online
One of the signs that a guy you met online has caught feelings is that he replies to your messages faster than usual. He may also video call you out of the blues just because he wants to talk to you.
He also shows more interest in trying to know you and asks more questions about your friends and family.
He’s also more consistent and persistent and is always happy to share more about his day. He’ll also want to know more about how your day went and will genuinely listen to you.
A guy who’s caught feelings online is also likely to follow you on all social media channels. He’ll like every photo you have online, and will likely comment with heart emojis on most of your posts.
Signs He Caught Feelings Long Distance
In a long-distance relationship, it can be hard to know if a guy has caught feelings for you.
However, some of the signs that might show you that a guy you’re in a long-distance relationship has caught feelings include that he insists on either you going to see him or him coming to see you.
He’ll also likely start initiating conversations about a future relationship between the two of you.
When it comes to calling and texting, he’ll ensure he calls you every day to know more about your day. An instant tell sign is that he’ll always call you in the morning and evening to wish you a good morning and good night.
Despite the distance, you’ll also be one of the first people he reaches out in case of any problems or good news.
Any Further Questions?
There you go.
Fourty-three clear signs that he caught feelings for you.
Which of these signs have you noticed in a guy you hand out with? Do you know of any other signs that he’s caught feelings for you?
Please tell us in the comment section below.
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