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Body Language of Men Falling In Love (12 Signs to Look Out For)

by Olivia Surtees

Is your partner the kind of guy who hides his feelings?

Perhaps you’re wondering whether he truly loves you, because he rarely makes any grand gestures to show you? 

I know this can be deeply frustrating, but this guide is here to help. It reveals the 12 undeniable body language tells from a man who is falling in love. 

However, before we dive into this guide, you need to read the next few sentences carefully. 

I wasted a lot of time in relationships with guys who would barely ever show affection. I’d tell myself they were just afraid to show their true feelings, but it turned out they were just not that into me. 

For years, I was the woman who was ‘a bit of fun’, but nothing more.  

Luckily, I managed to fix this problem, and it all started when I learned about the ‘Hero’s Instinct’.

That might sound like a corny name, but it describes a powerful aspect of male psychology that most women don’t know about.

This psychological trigger is shared by most men - and it can dramatically improve the way he feels about the woman in his life. 

For me, it was the difference between being treated like a short-term fling and being adored like a princess (read my personal story to learn how I made it happen).

This primal instinct is simple to activate, once you know how. 

If you’re waiting on a man to say he loves you, the best thing you can do is learn how to trigger this part of his psychology

The body language guide below will reveal how close he already is to declaring his love. 

Body language is a really amazing indicator of subconscious feelings that a man would never just say to you. So, without further ado, we are going to jump into the twelve signs you should look out for if you suspect that a man is falling in love with you.

1. He gives you a lot less personal space.

This is a really crucial indicator that a man is falling in love with you. If he is into you, he will stand or sit as close to you as possible. They are quite literally showing you that they want to get closer to you. Someone’s personal space is really intimate, and so if he is trying to sneak in close to you, he is showing you that he is open to being intimate with you.

Naturally, you are going to want to be close to someone that you are only sexually attracted to of course. However, being close to someone also shows that they are allowing themselves to show a certain amount of vulnerability by putting themselves out there.

You might notice this obviously by him trying to be really close to you when having a conversation, or the sign might be less obvious. For example, if you are with other people, they might just make a subtle point of always standing nearby you or choosing to sit next to you at a dinner table. They are singling you out. They’re into you.

2. He touches you more.

If a man is falling in love with you, he will use every excuse to touch you and feel your skin on his. This can be anything from a small graze of your shoulder to touching the arch of your back as you walk together. Other obvious ways that he would touch you can include hand holding or putting his arm on your leg under the dinner table.

His body will be going crazy for you every time he even touches you slightly, and his heart will be fluttering. These subtle touches might not be very noticeable, but if you know what to look for you will be able to notice that they are more than just friendly. It will be more obvious if he is not a very ‘touchy-feely’ person but is suddenly making a lot of effort to feel your skin on his.

In addition to this, look out for his interactions when you greet each other. The majority of people will hug when they see each other, some might even kiss on one or both cheeks. If you notice that he is lingering on to the hug just a little too long, or kissed a little too close to your lips, then it is a sure sign that he has feelings for you.

3. He might mirror your body language.

An obvious, old school sign that someone is into someone else is if they copy the other person’s actions. For example, if the man falling for you is sat opposite you, he might mirror the way that your sat, or do the same actions that you do. These actions can be anything from copying you running your hands through your hair, to taking a drink at the same time as you.

He probably won’t even realize that he is doing it. His subconscious will be nervously making him copy exactly what you are doing. If you suspect he is doing this, but you aren’t sure, why don’t you just simply pick up your glass and take a sip or change your seating position? It will tell you all you need to know.

4. He is smiling and laughing more.

This is a really obvious sign that he has feelings for you. His face is showing you that he is happy you are around. Most people will smile as soon as they see someone, that’s normal. However, try to notice if he is still smiling after some time that the two of you have been together. If his face keeps lighting up throughout your conversation, he is most likely so happy to be in your presence that he can’t control it. 

If he is laughing at your jokes more or more than he does with other people, this is also another sign that he is falling in love with you. He is trying to make you feel at each and is appreciating you much more than anyone else around.

If you are making him feel this obviously happy, he is going to want to keep seeing more and more of you.

5. He makes some serious eye contact with you.

Eye contact is such a vital thing to look at when you are trying to determine if someone is falling in love with you or not. Eye contact improves emotional chemistry, as well as deepening bonds that already exist. So start to think about it. How much eye contact do you have with each other? Is it just of a sexual nature or can you feel some deep emotional connection behind it?

If you are in a conversation, you might notice that he holds eye contact with you and doesn’t look away. He is doing this because he will be captivated with what you’re saying and how you look. He is focusing purely on you.

Intense eye contact might also make you feel a strong connection with him, or you might start to feel turned on by him being so forward. This is the intention of his eye contact, and it is clearly working.

Not only do you need to look for eye contact with you, but it’s useful to see if he stares at you when you’re not facing him. For example, if he is into you, his eyes will follow the lines of your body as you walk around the room. He might also smile while looking at you from afar. A good way to check this discreetly is turning away from him and walking away, then look back and see if he is looking at you. If he is, it’s because he is crazy about you and your body.

6. He makes an effort with his physical appearance.

Although this doesn’t seem related to body language, it is. He is trying to show off his body and physical features in a way that he thinks you will find attractive. If a man is trying to impress you and make you fall in love with him, he will put a lot of effort into his physical appearance.

This can be anything from putting on a nice shirt if he knows you will be around or just doing his hair nicely. It might be hard to tell if he is making an extra effort with a physical appearance if you have only ever seen him look good, but if you really think about it, you will be able to tell.

A more subtle way that you will be able to tell he is adjusting himself to look attractive for you will be if as soon as he sees you, he starts to adjust or brush down his clothing or fix his hair. He is preparing himself to look his best for you. It’s a sure sign he has feelings for you.

7. He is always facing you.

When a man is falling in love with you he will want to give you his full, undivided attention. Therefore, he will make sure that he is facing you, with his whole body pointing towards you whenever you speak to each other. Literally every part of his body will be facing you. He is opening up his whole body for you to take in. As well as being close to you, like I mentioned in the first point, this is a sure sign that he is into you.

In addition to this, while his whole body is lined up straight on with yours, he will probably dip his head to the side to listen to you speak. This is a common body language trait of someone who is in falling in love. He is bowing his head subconsciously to show you his vulnerable side, and also probably consciously to get closer to you.

8. He gets nervous around you. 

If a man is falling in love with you, naturally he is going to be nervous. He might be nervous for a few different reasons, but the two most significant reasons that he will be nervous is because he might not want to mess up his chance with you, or that you might not reciprocate how he feels.

Many body language traits might show that he is nervous. For example, his palms or forehead might be sweaty. His hands might have a slight shake, or he might have a nervous tic. He might also fidget.

When we talk about nervous fidgeting, there are many ways in which people fidget when nervous. We all do it. Think back to a time when you were nervous, did you play with your skirt hem or twiddle your hair? He will be doing a similar thing.

If you are out for dinner or drinks, you might notice that he is playing with the straw in his drink or is constantly tapping his foot. Another sign of nerves could be that he fumbles his words when he is speaking to you.

All of these signs definitely show you that he is falling in love with you and can’t control himself around you.

9. He doesn’t seem happy when you are speaking to other men.

Before I go any further with this point, I just want to say that being protective is one thing but being controlling and overprotective is completely different. If someone gets mad at you for having a purely friendly conversation with other men, this could be a red flag that they are a jealous person.

However, if a man is falling in love with you, he’s probably not going to be overly pleased if other men are coming over to you and speaking with you. If he is not stood with you, you might notice that his facial expression changes into showing a more sad or angry tone.

If he is standing with you, you might notice that he stands taller, pushes his chest out and lowers his voice when the other man comes over to you. He is acting in a very animalistic manner, which is basically telling the other guy to leave you alone because you are his. He might also take your hand into his to show that he is into you, and every other man can back off.

10. He has larger pupils than normal.

When someone has feelings or feels sexual attraction to someone else, their pupils dilate. This is because the happy hormones such as dopamine and oxytocin are released when you see someone that you are into, and they have an effect on your pupil size.

So biologically, if a man (or a woman) is attracted to someone romantically or sexually, the increase in these hormones will make your pupils dilate.

This might be a difficult sign to check for, especially if you are in a dark place and his pupils could be dilated because of that. However, you can test this and do a little scientific experiment of your own if you want. 

Depending on the stage of your relationship with this man, you could look at his eyes and see the size then flirt with him or graze your hand against his crotch area and see if his pupils dilate. If they do, it’s probably because he wants to see more of where that came from.

11. His lips might be parted, or he might lick them without noticing.

This point shows more sexual attraction than an emotional connection, but a little bit of pure sexual attraction is normal when falling in love. He might not even notice it, but if he is licking his lips it could be because he wants to get it on with you.

He might also part his lips, which also shows his sexual attraction towards you.

Both licking and parting lips is done because he is either getting ready to kiss you, wants you to notice his lips or can’t control his natural sexual urges towards you.

12. You can just tell.

The thing is that with body language, it will be the man’s subconscious that is trying to relay his feelings on to your subconscious. Therefore, you will most likely be able to feel the energy that he is sending your way. Our subconscious thoughts or instincts are normally always showing us the truth, and therefore if you feel like he is falling in love with you, you are probably right.

Even if you might not be able to tell that he has feelings for you, the people around the two of you probably will. Everyone around you will be able to tell even more so if you reciprocate his feelings. No one can deny the feeling of chemistry in the air.

Take time to figure his body language out properly.

Now that you have read this article and got informed about the different types of body language men show if they are falling in love, it is time to spend some time studying his body language and how it changes when he is talking to you.

Even though body language is an easy way to tell what is subconsciously going on with someone, it can be quite hard to study if you don’t know that person very well, so take your time to monitor his body language.

There would be nothing worse than being sure that he is falling in love with you and being turned down when you confront him.

FAQs

What Body Language Shows A Guy In Love?

If a guy is in love his body language will change completely. If he is in love with you he will want to be near to you all of the time, he may kiss and cuddle you whenever you walk past just so that he can show you how much he cares, he may smile more and be extremely physically affectionate with you. 

How Can You Tell If A Man Is Falling In Love With You?

If you want to know whether a man is falling in love with you be sure to pay attention to his body language. If he brushes against your hand when you are in the middle of the conversation or he hugs you for a little bit longer that usual when he says goodbye or he smiles more when he is around you than anyone else he is likely falling in love with you. 

How Can You Tell If A Man Likes You Body Language?

If you want to know if a man likes you notice whether is body language is different around you than anyone else. If he smiles at you more than he does with anyone else or he brushes your leg when you are talking to him or he hugs you for a little extra time when he is saying goodbye to you then these are signs that he likes you. 

How Do You Know If A Guy Is Turned On While Kissing?

If you are kissing you will know that he likes it if he brushes your hair or he kisses you back. If he doesn’t like it he will probably pull away and make an excuse that he has to leave. A guy won’t kiss you unless he likes it. 

Is He Into Me Or Just Being Nice?

If you are not sure whether a guy likes you or not then pay attention to his body language and how he acts around you. If he seems a bit shy and awkward or he is more physically affectionate with you than usual then he probably does like you. If you have any doubts then it may be a good idea to talk to him about it. 

Conclusion

I really hope that this article will help you when you are trying to figure out whether a man is falling in love with you or not.

If you realize that a man is in love with you, I wish you all the luck in the world. However, if this article doesn’t sound like your man’s body language then I’m sorry. However, there are lots of ways in which you can tell that a man loves you, so don’t feel too disheartened.

Did this article help you at all? If it did and you liked what you read, please let us know in the comments. We would love to hear from you.

Olivia Surtees
After realizing I was the person that everyone around me always came to for dating advice, I decided to merge this skill with my profession – writing. So, I came about to be a relationship advice writer! Being able to show not only my passion for writing, but also my passion to help others in their relationships, means the absolute world to me and I hope to continue doing so. Studying the vast and complicated world of relationships entices me, and I am constantly striving to learn more, so I can then help others with more knowledge and experience.

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