How Guys Text When They Like You


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When a guy likes you, his texts will often display his level of interest and attraction. So, in this article, I’m going to share everything you need to know on how guys text when they like you. 

One thing is for sure, you won’t be needing to read between the lines much because most guys project their interest from a mile away

Be that as it may, let’s take a quick look at everything we’re going to discuss on how guys text when they like you. 

  1. They text you first.
  2. They double text you.
  3. They reply almost instantly.
  4. They ask you open-ended questions.
  5. They flirt with you.
  6. They compliment you over text.
  7. They check up on you.
  8. They open up to you about themselves.
  9. They don’t leave you on read or seen indefinitely.
  10. He texts you all day or night.
  11. He texts you when he’s out with friends.
  12. He uses a lot of flirty and romantic emojis.

Okay, now let’s talk about each of these signs in more detail so you understand what to look for in their texts. 

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1. They text you first

As a guy, I can vouch for this. When it comes to texting a girl, we’ll never shy away from it if we like her. 

We’ll show initiative and text you first because we miss you and want to nurture the bond by facilitating a date.

Even in long-distance relationships, good morning texts or initiating contact with you first is one of those little signs a guy likes you.

2. They double text

Guys who really like a girl will double text her at some point or the other. 

They just can’t help themselves. 

I can’t begin to tell you how many emails I receive on a daily basis from guys who like a girl and can’t stop themselves from double or triple texting her when she’s busy.

Desire, anticipation, excitement, fear and uncertainty are emotions that encourage men to text a girl they like even when it would make sense to just sit back and wait for you to reply when you’re available. 

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3. They reply almost instantly

When I’m in a relationship or really into someone, I find myself practically waiting for their text.

When I hear from them, I just don’t see the need to wait when I can reply and have a fun conversation.

Similarly, most guys are the same. The average person checks their phone 53 times per day.

If he likes you, trust me, you’ll receive texts promptly from him after reaching out.

Granted, if he’s not much of a texter and is quite occupied at work there may be a delay. But whenever he is free, you can rest assured knowing that he will reply to you almost instantly.

4. They ask you open-ended questions

When a guy likes you, his texts will often display an interest in knowing your thoughts, feelings, opinions and experiences.

He’ll ask you questions that allow the two of you to connect on a deeper level. 

These questions will make you feel like you’re talking to someone who genuinely wants to know you beyond a superficial level.

Most of these questions, if not all, will be out of desire and curiosity to know you which means that it’s mostly devoid of judgment.

5. They flirt with you

Flirting is one of the telltale signs of how guys text when they like you.

They will tease you, use terms of endearment on you, drop sexual innuendos and try to be charming.

This isn’t random nor is this how they talk to every single girl on the planet (unless they’re jerks). 

When a guy’s text displays all of the above mentioned signs of flirting, then I’m willing to bet that he likes you. 

At the very least, he finds you attractive!

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6. They compliment you over text

I can attest to the fact that guys who like a girl will compliment her over text all the time. We can’t help ourselves.

Ordinarily, guys will almost bombard a girl with compliments during three phases –

  • During the very early days of courtship.
  • When he realizes that you’re starting to like him. 
  • When he starts dating you. 

Then, there’s guys who will just compliment you always because he feels that strongly about you.

7. They check up on you

If you’re ever too busy or unwell, it is the guys who like you that will be the first to text and check up on you.

They will be caring and comforting.

You’ll be able to tell from their frequent texts and sincerity that they missed you and were worried about you.

For a guy to miss you and worry about you, he must actually have some degree of care and attachment for you.

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8. They open up to you about themselves

If you listen carefully to some of the complaints a girl will have with a guy she likes but who doesn’t like her, it’s that he’s very jaded or closed up.

She’ll push and push to only be met with more resistance. 

He won’t open up. But, the opposite is true as well. 

A guy who likes a girl will often open up about themselves to a girl he likes. 

He’ll meet her questions with honest, detailed and in depth replies that give her a true reflection of his life. 

9. They don’t leave you on read or seen indefinitely

I like to think that if someone has the time to open and read your message, they should have 10 more seconds to reply?

Waiting for days before getting a reply is rude and obnoxious. Even more so if you have to keep texting them just for a single reply.

This is behavior in keeping with a guy who doesn’t really like or care about you (bar those who actually prefer not to text and make an effort to call and be with you in person).

Men who like you are generally more punctual and respectful about texting. 

Even if they’re busy, they will find some time in the day or night to get back to you. 

Being left on read or seen for days on end is not something that will be much of a problem.

10. He texts you all day or night

The more he likes you, the more he will spend his time texting you. 

I remember a time when I couldn’t stop checking my phone and chatting to my partner because I was so excited to talk to her. 

Similarly, a guy who is falling for you will spend many days or nights talking to you non stop and the conversation will just flow naturally. 

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11. He texts you when he’s out with friends

You would naturally assume that if he’s busy, he wouldn’t really be available to text you, right?

But, in reality, when a guy starts to develop feelings for you, nothing will stop him from texting you.

He could be hanging out with his group of friends and you’ll still get texts from him because you’re on his mind.

He may not chat as much as he normally would but he’ll definitely reply to you and even keep you updated on what he’s doing. 

You can even expect pictures or selfies of him during these fun times.

12. He uses a lot of flirty and romantic emojis

Nowadays, everyone is accustomed to the art of texting and even those alpha of men use emojis with their girls.

This is something the average guy will use on a daily basis to transition the conversation into something more flirtatious, romantic and fun.

It may seem like an inconsequential thing but over texts, it actually can indicate a level of interest in you. 

In conclusion

One of the things I can tell you about how guys text when they like you is that it’s extremely easy to read interest. 

You won’t find yourself desperately trying to read between the lines to find even a small hint that he likes you.

Most of the time, it’s quite obvious.

As much as texts are important, I would advise you to look at the entire picture before deciding whether it’s worth pursuing or not.

If he’s just as enthusiastic and interested in real-life interactions, then it’s safe to assume that his texts that display the behaviors mentioned above are truly indicative of his feelings for you.

With that being said, I hope you found this article on how guys text when they like you to be insightful and eye-opening. Be sure to leave your thoughts and questions in the comment section and I’ll definitely reply.

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