How to Tell If a Man Likes a Woman

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Attraction is a complex and mysterious force that governs everyone's life in many different ways. You may not be able to explain why you are attracted to one person and not another, but you know what it feels like to be drawn to someone. There are many different indicators to look for when trying to figure out if a man likes a woman. Although he may try to hide his attraction, there are a few telltale signs of his feelings that cannot be ignored.

He Touches Her in Conversation

A man who likes a woman will want to be close to her and will take every opportunity to touch her, even in subtle ways. He might touch her arm or grab her hand. If a man touches a woman five times in 15 minutes, he most likely has feelings for her, according to Bryn Drescher from the Body Language Institute. He may be unknowingly revealing his feelings for her with his actions instead of his words.

He Mirrors Her Movements

If a man copies a woman's actions, he might have a crush on her. This phenomenon is called "isopraxism" and is used by animals to establish rapport with a potential mate, according to David Givens, anthropologist and author of "Love Signals: A Practical Field Guide to the Body Language of Courtship." He may stand the same way she does or always find himself facing her. Subtle hints such as these are indicative of romantic interest.

He Tries to Make Her Happy

If a man always finds himself trying to make a woman happy, he probably likes her. Men want to feel connected and experience passion, according to John Gray, Ph.D., author of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus." Gray explains that men bond with women who make them feel successful at delivering happiness. A man who has feelings for a woman will make her happiness his top priority, and will feel closer to her if she responds positively.

He Asks Her Questions

A man who asks a woman questions clearly wants to get to know her. If he puts himself aside and makes a lady his main focus, he probably wants her to feel special. Instead of bringing all attention to himself, he will prioritize a woman he wants to pursue. If she feels the same way about him, this may be the beginning of a fulfilling and exciting romantic relationship for both of them.