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10 Sure Signs That a Shy Guy Is Crushing on You

Updated November 6, 2017 5.6k votes 1.4k voters 83.6k views10 items

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Sometimes reading a shy dude can be like trying to read through the lines of a strangely-worded text message that may or may not be exactly what the texter means or the *complete opposite*. That analogy got away from me - what I really mean is that knowing how the shy dude in your life feels about you can be pretty tough. So we've compiled this list - signs your shy guy might actually be into you. 
  • 1

    He doesn't forget the stuff you tell him

    If he has a crush on you, a shy guy will remember way more than you expect him to, about you. Because he likes you! You stick out to him.

    Is this a sign?
  • 2

    He lights up when he sees you (and doesn't with anyone else)

    Shy guys have a tendency to look timid - even despondent at times. But when an introverted dude perks up at the sight of you, maybe treat it as an insight into the way he feels. He might even immediately try to cover it up, but unhindered enthusiasm at the sight of you (and not that many other people) is a pretty clear indicator that shy guy's into you. 
    Is this a sign?
  • 3

    You notice his ambivalence

    A shy guy will have a sort of "push-pull" dynamic with his body where he simultaneously will lean toward you but also frequently back away. This is a natural response to anxiety, which a timid guy might have more on than the average guy - especially if he's attracted to you on a physical and emotional level.
    Is this a sign?
  • 4

    He struggles to make eye contact

    Eyes are the window to the soul, which is part of why eye contact makes people feel so vulnerable. Shy dudes especially don't want you to see right through them with your eye contact. He also (obviously) doesn't want his eyes to betray his feelings for you. 
    Is this a sign?