Signs a man is nervous around a woman. A man who is anxious around a woman indicates that he believes she is attractive, finds her intimidating, has something he can tell her, or just likes her. If you are worried about your man and want to know why, I can help.
If a man is anxious around a woman he loves, there are signs that he is into her. He might be considering a proposal if you have been in a long-term relationship.
Perhaps he is trying to conceal that he is in love with your partner if you have just started dating.
Maybe you have just met, or maybe you are friends or coworkers. If he doesn’t like you, it could be that he finds you very attractive or intimidating. Perhaps even both.
Let’s now focus on what it’s like to be a man who is into a girl. You should ask her out and tell her that you are into her. However, you also need to let her know that you love her and find her beautiful and amazing.
You wouldn’t be nervous, would you? A man who is anxious around a woman will behave differently to his usual behavior.
He’ll look stiff and fidgety, and may even exhibit nervous tics such as frequent blinking or biting of his nails. He will also attempt to make himself look better, changing his hair and clothes often and laughing at everything she does.
He might excuse himself from time to time because he needs to use the bathroom. Or he may avoid eye contact. He might touch his face often and use closed body language (crossed legs and arms)
These are signs that a man is anxious around you. But does this mean he’s in love with you?
You might think he’s ready to ask you out or pop the question in a serious relationship, but he could also be hiding something. You can tell if a man is anxious because he likes to be with you by looking for signs.
Let’s first talk about men being nervous around women they like.
Most men feel anxious about certain situations in their relationships. Continue reading to learn more about these situations.
If a man feels nervous around a woman that he likes, it is because:
1. He would like to ask her out
Most men agree that it’s normal for them to feel nervous about asking a girl out. This is the dating version to proposing, where you hope she will say yes.
A man might think about asking a woman out if he is anxious around a woman. He is afraid he will get rejected or laugh at her.
He might imagine her running from him if he approaches her. It is important to remember that the more he thinks about it, and the more anxious he becomes, the more it builds up in the mind.
To approach a girl he likes, he must have self-confidence and be able to ask her out on a date. He may feel that the girl is not attractive enough for him to go on a date with. He will lose his confidence and be more anxious.
Although some men may be able to approach a girl with no hesitation, it is because they have done it many times before. These guys aren’t usually serious about their intentions.
A man who is truly into a girl will be anxious about asking her out.
2. He is on his first date
Perhaps the girl from the previous scenario said yes and now he is on a date. This could make him more anxious.
Yes, she gave him a chance but she was not ready to commit to a relationship. He’ll be sweaty if he is serious about her and wants to have a relationship.
He will care about winning her over and impressing them so they can go on a second date. He will dwell on the things he might have said wrongly and embarrassment he may have caused.
No one wants to be rude on a first date.
He will be particularly nervous if he plans to kiss her at end of date, or if she impresses him more.
3. He is looking forward to meeting his family and friends
A man will be nervous around a woman when he is about to take a big step. It’s important to ask her out on a first date and win her over, but it’s even more important to meet the family.
He will care about making a good impression. This might lead him to do the opposite. She may not like him, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she will.
It can be scary to meet her friends. He knows her close friends will scrutinize him carefully and speak about him later.
He wants to win her over and get their support. That’s enough for any man to be nervous.
4. He is about to use the L-word
Although the words “I love” sound like every other word, it’s a huge deal to say them for the first. A man might feel nervous around a woman because he is about to confess his love for her.
He isn’t sure if she will say it back to him or if they are at the right place in their relationship where it’s okay to share it. As tension builds, he becomes more nervous and anxious until he finally confesses.
5. He is about to propose
A man is naturally nervous about proposing to his woman. He wants everything to be perfect, and he understands how important this occasion is.
He is still wondering if she will answer “yes” even though he knows she loves him. Timing is everything, and he isn’t sure when it’s right to ask her.
6. He is hiding something from her
A man might feel nervous around women if he is hiding something or lying to her. Whatever the reason, there is something he needs and can’t tell her.
He might have cheated on her if they are in a relationship. But it could also be something positive. He might be planning to surprise her or confess something that isn’t as terrible as it seems.
Maybe he lied and is now feeling guilty.
7. He believes she is extremely attractive
It’s a fact of life that men get anxious around beautiful women. He thinks the woman he is nervous about is incredibly attractive, even if he doesn’t like her.
He wants her to be happy and he cares about her success. His beauty may leave him speechless.
He may want to flirt with her but his flirting is nervous and he acts oddly.
8. He admires her or finds her intimidating
A beautiful, strong, and successful woman can be intimidating. Because she is dominant and authoritative, a man may be anxious around her.
He may feel out of his league, or even scared of her.
There are many reasons women can be intimidating, but it all depends on the man. Perhaps he admires her so much he gets anxious whenever she is near.
9. He just likes her so much
It is possible for a man to be nervous about speaking with a woman he loves. If a man has had a crush on a woman for a while, this is even more true.
He might feel sick from the butterflies in his stomach. Sometimes men feel sick after falling in love.
He will want to make a good impression and not say anything stupid. He’s also hiding something from her, and wants to tell her, making him even more anxious.
10. He wants to end their relationship
A man might be nervous about a woman he is dating. It could be that he is considering ending the relationship.
It doesn’t always happen overnight. People who want to end a relationship should think about it first before telling their partner.
It’s crucial that you keep an eye out for signs that he is nervous around you.
Is it because he likes a woman that a man becomes nervous around a woman? These are 12 signs that he is into you
1. He stares at you even though you aren’t looking
He might look at you nervously if you turn your head and see him staring at you. And he will quickly glance at something else and pretend that nothing has happened.
You probably know that a man who is anxious around a woman might be interested in her. He is interested in you and embarrassed by being seen gazing at your face.
If you love him, show him that you care by smiling at him the next time. Or, even better, start a conversation. Perhaps he needs some encouragement from you to see that you are on the same page in your love story.
2. When he sees your face, his eyes light up.
His face lights up when you enter the room.
It’s almost as if all the attention is on you, and he doesn’t see any other person or thing. It’s evident in the way that he looks at and smiles at you.
You might catch him looking away from you with his silly grin, but you can see what lies beneath it.
A man who is anxious around a woman might also have a nervous smile. When they are in love with a woman, girls tend to laugh and guys may have a strange laugh.
You might find it funny that he laughs at what you say and do. He just thinks that everything you say and do is cute.
3. He is always open to your words
If he is shy and nervous, he will be a great listener. He will absorb every word and keep the smallest details of your conversation.
Because he is interested in you, everything you say will be interesting to him. He will want to know more about you, and he will be completely focused on you.
Some men will become distracted by the world around them, or stare at their phones while they talk to you. If a man is truly interested in you, he will put his full attention on you and give it his complete attention.
Even if you are in a group with friends, he will shift his attention to you as soon as your mouth opens. He will pay more attention to you than any other person in the group.
4. He behaves differently around you than around other women
It is important to always compare the way a man treats women with you. This could help you determine if you are truly special to him.
If he is into you, he will act differently around others. You’ll be able tell. This is the best sign that he’s into your because signs can be confusing.
If a guy is open and flirty with you, you might assume he likes you. He might just be a flirty and open-minded type.
Comparing his behavior with others is a good way to gauge his personality. You might find him flirty with other people, but shy with yourself. This could indicate that you are more important to him than the others.
5. His body language reveals his interest
Although a man may feel anxious all the time, his body will speak for him.
He might lean toward you and touch you as you speak. You’ll notice his desire to touch you even if he is nervous.
You might feel him reach out to touch you or pull away.
If you somehow have the ability to make him smile, then he’s likely into you .
6. He takes care of the small things
Although a nervous guy may not be able to make his interest obvious, you will still notice it in the small things he does. Perhaps he will give you a tissue if you sneeze, or even get you another drink as soon as you finish the first one.
Maybe he will check in on you after something is difficult or a bad day.
He will be sensitive to your feelings and look out for you. He will protect you and show kindness by small gestures.
He’ll most likely also help you when he can, by either giving advice or doing things for you.
7. He is clumsy
An anxious man is more likely to be clumsy.
He will spill his drink, slip, or even injure himself accidentally. This could be because he loves you so much, it’s making his nervous.
Give the guy a reassuring smile, and don’t fuss about his little mishaps. He might be less clumsy if you tell him you won’t laugh at his mistakes.
You should check to see if he is always clumsy. Some men are just like this around others, and some even have constant anxiety.
He will act this way when you aren’t around.
8. He will make friends with you and your friends
He might be too nervous to be with you but that doesn’t stop him from being close to your friends. You might be tempted to let him win you over by introducing your friends.
He will find it easier to talk to his friends than to you. These are the people he cares about, so he will want to get to know them.
He will hope they will be kind to him, and may even tell them how he feels about your. And he wants to be close to them because he would like to be close to you.
He wants you to see him as the best possible person, so he will try to get your friends interested in him. They may even help him to hook up with someone and give him some information about you that could help.
Perhaps your friends will share their stories with you. He might be too nervous to do it.
9. He asks many questions
He will talk to you, no matter how shy or nervous he may be. But he will ask many questions.
He will be more interested in you the more intimate the questions. And he may ask you questions about your childhood, your hopes and dreams.
He will want to know all about you. However, he may be particularly interested in your personal life. He will want to know if your relationship status is good.
Most likely, a guy will ask about your relationship status and want to make changes.
10. He is too active on your social media profiles
Perhaps he is too nervous to talk to you but he will text you. Maybe he will text you or send you a DM. But at the very minimum, he will like your posts.
He’s probably interested in you if you suddenly receive a lot of notifications from him. He doesn’t know what to say so he likes your posts.
He was just checking out your profile to find out more about you and what you have been doing. Perhaps he will comment on your posts and offer compliments.
Online dating is a common way to meet people. It’s easier to express strong feelings and be open with someone when you don’t have to meet them in person.
Guys don’t need to call you to ask for your date. You can be followed on social media by them until they get the point.
This way they don’t have face rejection and you can ignore them if they’re not interested.
11. He is teased by his close friends about you
This doesn’t necessarily mean that he isn’t telling his friends about his feelings, but he might be too nervous to tell you about them. It doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t let you know.
Friends are there to make you look bad and humiliate you before the person you love?
Even if he doesn’t tell his friends, they will be able to see. They might try to talk to him about you and get you to date.
To make it clear, they will intentionally tease you in front of him. Although it will make you both uncomfortable, it could be just what you need to push each other into their arms.
Sometimes the most effective icebreakers are those that make you feel embarrassed. It’s no secret that friends know how to make men blush.
He might be unsure about everything and completely confused about your feelings. You might notice signs that a man doesn’t know what he wants . This could be why he’s so anxious.
12. He is always there for you
This guy appears wherever you are at any given time. You can find him at your friend’s party, clubbing, or visiting your local coffee shop.
This might sound creepy but it’s true. A guy who is nervous about you may try to be close to you in any way. You’ll be able to create situations that allow you to hook up with him or provide opportunities for you.
Eric Cameron is a passionate relationship coach and counselor with a focus on helping couples reconnect and build strong and lasting relationships. He has years of experience working with couples and helping them to understand the intricacies of healthy relationships. He also provides guidance on how to maintain a healthy relationship and deal with difficult topics. Eric’s approach is tailored specifically to the couple’s needs and he has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon.