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13 Signs an Aries Man Secretly Likes You

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If you know and love an Aries in your life, you probably already have a clear idea of their overall personality. They’re assertive and passionate — about everything. They’re optimistic and sometimes a little naive. An Aries man can drive you crazy and make you smile — sometimes at the same time. 

The Aries man, born between March 21st and April 19th, is a cardinal fire sign. Of the 12 Zodiac signs, the astrological Ram (the Aries symbol) is known to be driven, competitive, fun-loving, and passionate. He’s also honest to a fault — so, how do you know if an Aries man secretly likes you? 

How to Tell if an Aries Man Secretly Likes You

Because this star sign can be flirtatious and fun, it can sometimes be hard to tell when he likes you as more than a friend. He’s known for his honesty, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to immediately share his feelings before he’s ascertained yours. Plus, he might think his crush is obvious based on the way he behaves when you’re around. 

Let’s talk about 13 signs that the Aries man is secretly into you.

1. The Aries Man Will Try to Impress You

What’s interesting about an Aries man is that he likes to flex. He’s driven, passionate, and successful. It’s not a stretch that he’d want to show off for the person he likes best. 

He will try to impress you by dressing well and presenting himself at his most groomed, but he will also try to impress you by the way he treats you.

You’ll know the Aries man is absolutely into you when he begins to go out of his way to be thoughtful and considerate with you, remembering the smallest details and making the extra effort. 

2. He’ll Introduce You to Everyone

The Aries man is often social, but even the most introverted Ram is likely to introduce you to all the people that matter in his life when he secretly likes you. He’ll want his favorite people to get to know his crush. He’ll also want to show you off because he thinks you’re amazing.

He’s going to invite you places and try to include you in his plans because he wants you involved in his life in a more meaningful way. 

3. He May Show His Possessive Side

The fiery Aries man does have a jealous streak. It’s possible his possessive side might come out when he secretly likes you. He won’t think anyone is good enough for you, and he might seem overly protective of you.

He wants you to be safe and happy, but if he’s honest, he wants you to be happy with him — not someone else. He’ll covet your time, and he might get jealous when you spend it with others. 

Please keep in mind that his feelings are his to deal with, not yours. An Aries man will need to learn to keep his jealous streak in check. While society has often taught us that jealousy is a sign of affection, it’s one that needs to be monitored. It can easily slide into controlling and abusive behavior. That’s not a sign of being liked. Make sure the Aries in your life doesn’t cross that line. 

4. He Will Tease and Annoy You

If you know any Aries men, you’ll know that they are playful. His love language just might be teasing and annoying you on purpose to make you laugh.

While it can be aggravating at times, he does it with the best of intentions. It means you’re special to him when he goes out of his way to show that playful side. It’s rewarding for him to see you smile and laugh and know that he’s the one that caused it. 

5. He Will Debate with You for Hours

If you’ve never debated an Aries, you likely don’t know one. The celestial Ram loves a good debate. When the Aries man secretly likes you, he might engage you in thought-provoking debate for hours. 

Frankly, he could argue with a brick wall, but when he likes you, it’s more like discussing ideas in great detail than picking a fight. He wants to hear your thoughts and opinions and share his own. He’ll even seriously consider your viewpoint. 

6. He Will Shower You with Affection 

The passion of the Aries man comes out in other ways as well. He’ll shower you with affection when he likes you. He just can’t be subtle about how he feels. Surprising you with little, thoughtful gifts or giving you effusive but sincere compliments are just his way of letting you know that you’re special to him. 

That’s the thing about Aries: They can be argumentative and have a short temper at times, but they’re secretly big softies. They love hard and treasure their partners — particularly when those partners are honest, loyal, and affectionate right back. 

“Aries leads with blind optimism, barreling through life with an electric joie de vivre that perfectly complements their distinctive impulsivity.”

Aliza Kelly

7. He Will Prioritize Time with You

An Aries man is typically a successful go-getter. He doesn’t sit still for long, and he’s known for taking the initiative. He doesn’t have a lazy bone in his body, so he’s usually busy.

But that doesn’t mean he won’t make time for you. In fact, the Aries man who secretly likes you will prioritize your time together. He’ll shift his responsibilities around spending time with you because he knows that it’s important to invest time and energy into relationships. 

8. He Will Be Competitive 

Don’t be surprised if the Aries man shows his competitive streak. He enjoys competition, and he likes to win. If there are other men in your life, he’ll want to show that he’s better than them, but he can also playfully challenge you to competitions, too. 

Don’t worry; he’s not going to be insulting and let you win. He knows you can hold your own, or you wouldn’t have his attention. He likes that you challenge him, and he’ll try his best to beat you at any games. But if you win, he’ll accept it with grace because he just likes spending time with you and seeing you happy. 

9. He Will Suddenly Be Agreeable

If an Aries man is suddenly agreeable, you might want to ask him if he’s feeling well. I kid, of course, but the Aries man is known more for being fiery and argumentative than being easygoing and agreeable. So, if he starts agreeing with you often, it could be because he secretly likes you.

He’s happy to go along with what you want because you matter to him. It’s not every day that an Aries man will let someone else take the lead, so enjoy it. 

10. He Will Act Adoring Toward You

The Aries man who secretly likes you will act totally adoring toward you. Pay attention. He’s likely making googly eyes at you right now. If he’s following you around like a heart-eye emoji and showering you with praise, it’s his not-so-subtle way of saying he’s into you and thinks you should be together. 

It’s possible that he’ll play up your strengths and play down your flaws — which can be a point of contention later in the relationship if he doesn’t learn to find some balance. But his adoration is sincere even if it is, at times, a bit enthusiastic. 

“You may find an occasional Arian who is shy, but you’ll never find one who’s uncertain where he stands.”

Linda Goodman

11. The Aries Man Will Try to Be Close to You

An Aries man tends to be big on physical touch. He’ll want to be close to you. While he won’t touch you without your comfort and consent, it isn’t uncommon for him to linger in a hug or brush close to you when you’re nearby. 

He’s not trying to be creepy. Physical touch is just one of his love languages. The good thing about Aries is that if it’s not your love language, you can just tell him that straight out and he’ll adjust accordingly. 

12. The Aries Man Will Increase His Flirtation with You

The Aries man is already a massive flirt, but he’ll increase his flirtatious ways with you if he secretly likes you. He can’t help it. He thinks you’re awesome, and he’ll spend his time letting you know it. He might tease, annoy, or be shamelessly suggestive, but he’ll make sure you know you’ve got his interest. 

13. The Aries Man Will Want to Lock It Down

Aries men aren’t known for having a lot of patience. When he likes you, he’ll want to move forward. He’ll be interested in locking down the relationship if you’re amenable. 

He’s not the kind of man who will wait around forever in an endless “will they or won’t they” scenario. He’s going to want to know if you feel the same, and then it’s possible that he might want to move the relationship forward with dating or a status update.

If he gets too pushy, just tell him to slow down. If he really likes you, he’ll do his best. 


Aries men tend to be optimistic, passionate, and affectionate. They aren’t perfect, but they’re so honest that they’re liable to tell you all their flaws upfront. You know that what you see is what you get. 

When an Aries man secretly likes you, he’ll do everything he can to make you feel special. He might seem brash at times and impatient, but he has a big heart you should be careful not to break. If you’re not into him, let him know upfront.

If you like him back, it might be time to let him know that you’re a part of his mutual admiration society. 

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