Trying to figure out if someone likes you – and how much they like you – online can be difficult at times.
Throw in the fact that British guys can be a little shy, and I don’t blame you if you feel like a British guy you’re talking to is hard to read.
There will always be signs to look for, however!
Here are 10 signs and ways how to tell if a British guy likes you online:
How to Tell if a British Guy Likes You Online – 10 Signs
1. They Respond to Your Messages Quickly
One of the most frustrating things about communicating with someone online is the radio silence and being left ‘on read’ that can happen.
I’m sure life gets in the way sometimes and we’re all busy, but as a general rule, you can tell a lot about how much someone likes you online by how quickly they reply.
If a British guy you’re talking to is replying quickly and keeping up the conversation, it’s a good sign that they like you!
2. They Are Always Initiating Conversations
When it comes to online interactions, you can tell a lot about how interested a guy is by how much they initiate and carry on conversations.
If a guy is taking the time to reach out and start conversations with you, it’s a good sign that he likes you!
This is especially true when interacting with someone online as it’s easy to have multiple conversations on the go and divide time between various chat logs.
3. They Ask You Personal Questions and Are Interested in You
Dare I say that British people can be a little shy or prudish and not be upfront about asking personal questions at times.
Nothing too personal, of course, but if a British guy is asking you all the right questions and getting deeper into your private life, it’s a sign that he wants to get to know you better.
Make sure you set boundaries you’re comfortable with, but either way, it’s a very positive sign that the guy has feelings for you.
4. They Compliment You
This is another classic sign that any guy likes you. But for Brits who do not have the best reputation when it comes to compliments, it’s a good sign if he’s complimenting you.
It doesn’t have to be grandiose or over-the-top, but a simple “you always make me smile” or “I love chatting with you” is a great way to know that he likes you.
Compliments are always nice, so return the favor and make him feel good too!
5. They Remember Key Dates and Little Things About You
We all know that feeling when someone remembers something small and insignificant about us – it feels amazing, right?
It’s even better when that person is a guy we like.
If a British guy you’re talking to remembers your birthday, your favorite band, or anything else key about you, it’s a great sign that he likes you!
6. They Do Things that Show They Care About You
It’s one thing to say that you care about someone, but it’s another to actually show it.
If a guy is going out of his way to do things for you and show you that they care, it’s a sign that he really likes you!
Of course, there is only so much someone can do online, it may be something like sending you a funny meme when he knows you’re feeling low or sending you cute messages.
Whatever it is, if he’s making you feel needed, special, and wanted, you know he cares.
7. They Make You Smile – or Laugh
We all need a little pick-up now and then, and it feels great when someone does something to make us smile, doesn’t it?
It’s even better when that someone is a guy you like!
If he’s constantly trying to make you laugh or smile, it’s a sign that he likes you and wants you to be happy.
Smiling and laughter are contagious, so make sure you return the favor!
8. They Are Keen to Meet up In Real Life
This is a big one.
If a guy is keen to meet up with you in person, it’s a sign that he likes you and wants to take things offline.
Of course, there are many reasons why someone might not be able to meet up right away, but if they’re making an effort to arrange something as soon as possible, it’s a good sign!
9. They Tell You They’ve Missed You
If a guy tells you he’s missed you, even if you’ve only been talking for a short while, it’s a sign that you’ve connected!
It means he’s thinking about you when you’re not around and can’t wait to see you again.
This is a great way to know that things are going well and that he likes you.
10. He Shares Personal Things About Himself With You
This is another big one. If a guy is sharing personal things about himself with you, it’s a sign that he trusts you, is willing to be vulnerable and likes you enough to confide in you.
It’s not always easy to open up, so if he’s sharing things like his hopes, dreams, fears, or anything else personal, it means he likes you and feels comfortable with you.
How Does a British Man Behave While Dating?
There are a few key things to remember when you’re dating a British man, speaking stereotypically.
First, they tend to take things slow. This means that they might not say “I love you” as quickly as you might like, but it doesn’t mean they don’t feel it!
They also prefer to show their feelings through actions rather than words, so don’t be surprised if they do things for you instead of saying how they feel.
Finally, British men are very polite, so don’t be offended if they seem a little standoffish at first. They just need some time to warm up!
How Do I Impress a British Man?
If you’re looking to impress a British man, there are a few key things to remember.
First, they love a good sense of humor, so make sure you’re funny!
Second, they appreciate honesty and directness, so don’t be afraid to be yourself.
And finally, they like confident women who know what they want, so make sure you’re confident and you communicate exactly what you want from them!
Do you have any other tips on how to tell if a British guy likes you online? Let us know in the comments!
Image credits – Photo by May Gauthier on Unsplash
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.