By Mackenzie Scibetta

Some women spend their whole days trying to decipher the puzzling mind of a male, only to discover that he’s just not interested in them. This tiresome task of guessing, decoding every text and possibly even following his every move, will only lead you to exhaustion. Relationships and love shouldn’t require this much work because men are not as complicated as we would like to believe. A simple, almost transparent, way to tell if a guy is interested in you is by reading his body language.

Cupid is here with some dating advice in the form of 10 major body language signs that show your guy is crushing on you:

1. Dilated pupils: Pupil dilation can occur for a number of reasons, but one of the most common is when the mind sees something it finds attractive or interesting. Subconsciously, your man’s eyes will light up just at the sight of you. Interestingly enough, pupil dilation also occurs during physical pleasure.

2. He leans towards you: While listening or talking to you, he might start to slowly lean closer to you, which is a good sign that can be read as “I want to get closer to you.” At first it might just be a tilt of the head, but this can eventually lead to the rest of his body shifting toward you. On the contrary, if he’s leaning far away, that could mean he’s not interested.

3. He puts his hands on his hips: If both hands are placed on his hips, then this is known as a male power signal. The point of this is to draw your attention and prove he is the most masculine guy in the room. If his arms are crossed, however, this is a bad sign that could mean he’s bored.

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4. He raises his eyebrows a lot: Eyebrow raises can sometimes be mistaken for confusion or skepticism, but they actually can mean he likes what he’s hearing or seeing. Similar to how our eyes widen when we’re engaged and excited, our eyebrows will follow that pattern.

5. He is angled towards you: Often times our feet will naturally point toward where we want to go without us even noticing. Take note of where your man’s feet are heading and if it’s toward you, then you’re in luck!

6. He makes good eye contact with you: You don’t want him to stare at you awkwardly the entire date, but you also don’t want him browsing through his phone the whole time either. Ideally, he will be so absorbed in what you’re saying that he will gaze into your eyes often. Prolonged eye contact shows he is comfortable with you.

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7. He mirrors your body language: This is another subconscious act that happens when your mind is engaged in a conversation or you’re listening intently. This shows he’s focused on you and can’t wait to hear what enticing things you have to say next.

8. He fixes himself: If you frequently catch him putting a stray hair back in place or re-tucking his shirt, this could mean he cares about what you think of him. He’s grooming himself for you so you will take special notice of him.

9. He laughs a lot: If he likes you, then he will probably smile more than the average person. This includes laughing at all of your corny jokes and even laughing at his own.. After telling a joke, he will probably look at you to check if you’re laughing too (even if the joke wasn’t funny).

10. He gives you genuine smiles: A true, meaningful smile will show throughout his entire face. Although it’s comforting if he pretends to smile at a dumb joke, it really means he likes you if you see a genuine smile.

What signs do you give off to let a guy know you’re interested in him? Comment below.