24 Signs He Wants A Relationship But Is Afraid

Have you ever wondered why your man seems to be acting a little distant?

Your first thought is likely that he just doesn’t like you anymore, but that’s not always the case.

Men are not like women.

It seems to be a man thing that they can’t express their feelings like you can and are scared of those scary emotions hiding inside.

Remember, men like to be the provider, the rock, the strong, and when feelings start to take over, it’s no surprise that they’re in no man’s land, lost and scared.

Even if he’s not acting distant, he’s probably still facing new emotions that he doesn’t know what to do with.

Here are some tell-tale signs that he really likes you and wants a relationship but is scared to death!

Sign 1 – The Look

I know you know that weird feeling you get when a man is looking at you.

You can feel him looking at you, and that’s when you know without a shadow of a doubt that he’s feeling happy with you in his life.

If you could freeze time, you would; you don’t want to catch him looking, because that will spoil the moment.

Don’t break his gaze, because if you do, it will show that you know he likes you and that will scare him even more.

Your best option is to seize the moment and leave him in his zone with the “I like you” look.

Sign 2 – Don’t Forget His Heart Has Been Broken Before

I think it’s safe to say that almost every guy on the planet has had a heartbreak.

Nobody likes to get hurt, and a guy will do anything to make sure he doesn’t go through the same emotional pain again.

That’s one of the reasons he’s not throwing his heart on the table for you, simply because he’s afraid you’re going to break his heart as his last girlfriend.

This is completely normal, and if you put yourself in his shoes, you’ll understand why he’s acting the way he does.

Trust takes time to build.

He’s just trying to make sure it’s safe to give his heart and soul.

Sign 3 – Hot and cold

This is a clear indicator that he really cares about you but is afraid to admit it to you or himself.

One minute, he’s loving and caring, and the next, he seems to have slipped away, not paying much attention to you or including you in his everyday life.

Inside his brain, there’s a battle that alternates between admitting he likes you and wanting to run away and fast instead of facing your true feelings.

It will make you wonder if he’s going to let you in or let you go.

These mixed signals are hard to deal with.

The weather and the cold can be confusing and stressful.

Don’t throw in the towel and leave him because he’s indecisive.

This solid sign is saying that he wants a relationship with you but is afraid to take the necessary steps to announce it to the world.

Wait a while and hopefully, he will come to his senses.

Sign 4 – likes to relax with you

When a man enjoys spending time with you, going to the movies, having dinner, or just watching the game, it is a real sign that he really likes you.

Think about it for a second.

If he didn’t like you, he wouldn’t give you the time of day.

If he just wanted friends with benefits, he wouldn’t do all the extras with you.

Signal 5 – Just Shy to Take the First Step

Follow your instinct with this sign.

If you’re sure he likes you, but he just doesn’t take the first step to prove what he feels, it’s a clear indicator that he wants to be with you but is scared to death.

You can tell by the way he looks at you, acts around you, and talks to you.

Maybe you bully him?

Maybe he thinks you don’t like him?

The list of reasons why he’s not taking the first step is endless.

Support him and make sure you show him with your actions and words that he can talk to you and that you like him, even if he is afraid to admit it.

Sign 6 – Nervousness

Some guys have a hard time dealing with their nerves around girls, especially women they like.

Maybe he seems to be acting a little weird or you notice he’s fidgeting or sweating like crazy.

The good news is that this is a solid indicator that he likes you, and he’s just too embarrassed to tell you.

He probably doesn’t have the confidence in himself to believe he won’t screw it up by doing something stupid.

This man wants everything to be perfect and is terrified that he will screw it up and lose you forever.

It’s totally normal to feel nervous around someone you’re trying to impress.

Take it as a good thing because it means you mean something to him.

It’s a good start anyway!

Sign 7 – Boys Know All About You

This is a pretty obvious sign that he likes you.

His friends are talking about you when he hasn’t really said anything to you.

At first, you may be taken by surprise, but don’t let that initial feeling lead you in the wrong direction.

The reason his friends know all about you is because he likes you a lot but is too afraid to say anything.

What a lucky girl!

Signal 8 – He turns red

This is one of those things he can’t control.

You know what it’s like when your face suddenly turns red and you’re at the mercy of your unconscious emotions.

According to studies, many guys are confused by a girl they like.

If you notice that he’s turning a little red when he’s around you or talking to you, it’s a good sign that he likes you a lot and just won’t admit it.

Blushing means he cares what you think and is concerned about making a good impression.

Do your best to make him feel comfortable so he doesn’t worry so much about the blush on his face.

Sign 9 – Getting Sweaty

Everyone seems to sweat when they are placed in an uncomfortable position.

And it’s totally normal for a guy to get sweaty when he’s just getting to know you.

He’s trying to make a good impression on you, and all the little worries in your heart are heating up his body.

Act like you don’t really notice and do your best to make him feel comfortable.

Respect him and do whatever it takes to make sure he doesn’t feel embarrassed by his excessive sweating.

It happens to the best of us.

Sign 10 – Flooding You with Compliments

There is no doubt that he likes you if he is continually praising you.

Who doesn’t like a compliment?

Remember, if he is overreacting, you may need to question his sincerity.

Guys like to compliment a girl just to see how she will react.

Think of it like testing the water to see if he can eventually muster up the courage to say exactly how much he likes you.

If he’s afraid to tell you how he’s feeling, he’s likely to give you lots of compliments, so keep your eyes peeled for this sign.

Signal 11 – Happy to Open Doors

Another sure sign that he really likes you is that he makes a point of opening the door for you.

Unfortunately, a lot of guys are total jerks in no old-fashioned way.

You’re very lucky if this guy starts opening the door for you on your first date and keeps doing it.

Sign 12 – Laughs at Your Tattered Jokes

Even if you like to tell jokes, when he laughs at your jokes, that’s a solid sign that he likes you.

This guy is probably afraid to know that he really likes you.

He’s trying to make the scenario comfortable, his first step in admitting how he feels.

Keep your mind open and focus on the positive vibes he is giving you.

Don’t worry too much about the little things.

It’s a good sign he’s laughing at your jokes.

Sign 13 – He’s All Ears

There’s no doubt that a guy who listens to your problems will eventually make a superpartner.

This is a sign that he likes you but is too fearful to ask you out on a date.

He’s telling you that no matter what, he’ll be there when you need him.

That means everything in a strong, healthy relationship.

Don’t forget to listen to and support him too.

It’s a two-way street if you’re serious about making it work.

Sign 14 – Breaking the Gaze

Experts report that body language is extremely important in any relationship, particularly if you are in a new relationship.

It’s hard to figure this out, but if he’s looking at you and suddenly makes a move to look away, it means he likes you but doesn’t have the guts to tell you.

The truth… He may never be able to tell you to your face that he likes you.

However, he might feel better saying it in a text message.

This is another strong sign that he wants to be with you, and it may take some time for him to get rid of the fear of saying it.

Sign 15 – This guy never asks you out

You have to remember that sometimes some of the best men in the world are shy.

That doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to ask you out.

Maybe he just didn’t find the right moment.

Be patient and give him a chance to make you the happiest girl in the world.

Sign 16 – Mr. protector

When a guy does what he can to solve your problems, he shows you that you matter to him and he might be too scared to tell you.

Let him have some time to gather his courage.

Some guys are like that.

Take his protection as a good sign that he likes you, and with luck, he’ll let you know his feelings when he’s ready.

Sign 17 – messages all-day

When a guy likes a girl, he wants to know what she’s up to and how her day was.

Maybe he’s texting you in the morning and before bed.

He’ll make it clear that he wants to spend a lot of time with you, but may be too afraid to confess.

Give him a chance to get to know you better before you worry too much about why he isn’t telling you his true feelings.

Sign 18 – Jealousy kicks in

It doesn’t matter if you two are a couple; If the guy you have your eye on gets jealous when other men are around, it’s a good indicator that he wants you to be just his.

He may not yet have the courage to say exactly how he feels.

Give him some time because we know men can be super complicated.

Signal 19 – No Tag Yet

There are guys who get super scared when you put a label on your relationship status.

Don’t worry about it because it’s all about how he looks at you and how you feel.

Follow your gut with this sign and don’t over-analyze anything.

When a guy is super addicted to a girl, it’s a natural fact that he’s probably scared to admit it to himself.

Sign 20 – No other women

When you’re dating a guy and he chooses never to mention other women, it’s a good sign that he definitely likes you and isn’t ready to tell you.

He’s showing and telling you that you’re the only woman on his mind, and that’s a fantastic thing.

No doubt his friends are teasing him that he’s a coward, but he doesn’t really care.

He wants a girl, and that girl is you.

Keep your focus on that, and everything else will fall into place.

Signal 21 – Full Support

We all go through tough times, and if you’ve found a guy who’s there to give you comfort when you’re having a hard time, he definitely wants to be with you and is probably afraid to take that step.

Guys know how important it is to be with a person you like or like.

So if he likes you, he’ll do his best to be there when you need him.

You can trust this guy for the simple fact that he’s happy to go the extra mile for you.


Sign 22 – Details are his specialty

When a guy struggles to remember the smallest details of you, it shows that he is a man on a mission to win your heart.

Just because he hasn’t said he likes you doesn’t mean it’s not true.

If he remembers the names of your family members, knows how the puppy treats your dog and has no problem offering you a perfectly brewed coffee, then you definitely have a guardian.

When a guy doesn’t like a girl, he doesn’t mind remembering anything, which means he has no interest in you.

The guy who lets you know he’s paying attention to detail is a guy who follows his heart.

Give him time to admit it to himself and then to you when he’s ready.

Sign 23 – He Feels What You Feel

When a guy really likes a girl, he gets upset or sad when she gets upset or sad.

If he likes you that way, he will want to share his sadness and try to support and comfort you as best he can.

When you’re depressed, he won’t be able to smile or laugh until you’re feeling better.

He is showing that he cares about you and your well-being, and this is vital to building a healthy and strong relationship.

And if he really wants to make you smile, he will hopefully overcome his fears of being in a real relationship with you and tell you exactly how he feels.

Sign 24 – He Gathers the Courage to Tell You

If a man really likes a woman, he will show you that by telling you how he really feels.

This guy is going to have a hard time imagining you with another guy.

In fact, it will probably drive him crazy because YOU are the prize.

There comes a time when he will have no choice but to tell you how much he likes you, or he risks losing you forever.

Of course, when he opens up to you about his feelings, that’s the most concrete sign that he wants to be with you and only you.

Final Words

It’s hard to find out if a man is crazy about you.

These are some expert tips that indicate he really likes you, but he’s too afraid to tell.

We know timing is everything, and the most direct way to find out if a man wants a relationship with you is to ask him face to face.

You need to be brave to make that change because you run the risk of hearing news you might not want to hear.

The bottom line is that you need to find out if he wants to move forward with you.

There comes a time when it is enough and it is better to know the truth sooner or later as far as the heart is concerned.

It’s like putting together a puzzle.

Follow your guy and use these helpful signals to remove the doubt and find out once and for all if this guy is rightfully yours.

Stay optimistic and make your move.

If it works, great.

If it doesn’t, it will hurt, but never forget that there are many other interesting men out there.