East VS West : The big comparison! 6 ways to know if a guy likes you
This month’s topic is “men” and we've already published a number of articles on them. However, not all men are the same, especially when it comes to how they've grown up. As a magazine based in Asia, we wanted to see whether there are differences in the behavior of men from the Eastern and Western parts of the world. And what better subject could we choose for our comparison than something that probably concerns all men on this planet?
Without further adieu, here is “East VS West: 6 ways to know a guy likes you”
Be it during a conversation or before you even start talking, guys tend to follow their subject of interest. Their eyes being their weapons - and that applies to most guys. While some pretend to just look around the room, others will answer with a smile after you noticed them.
The words of Shakespeare
Regardless of where you are in the world, you won't get many gents giving straight up answers when describing their affection for you, While there are not many guys telling you their feelings straight away, some do and thus make it easier for a relationship to go on. However, such guys are even more difficult to come about in Asia. Instead, some guys would ask a common friend or colleague to hint at his feelings.
If a guy takes his glass shortly after you took yours, laughs at the same time or reaches out to grab some potato fries at the same time, chances are he is interested in you. Fact - people tend to copy someone or something they love and this behavior (called "mirroring") sometimes happens without us consciously knowing. We are all human beings after all and many signs related to body language apply to guys from the West as well as from the East.
The Physical aspect
Praise is always a good sign and guys in the West sometimes accompany their words with a simple touch, which is also a way to check your reaction. However, while Asian guys might praise your hair, your clothes or the way you smile, they will rarely try to touch you. In most Asian cultures, point-to-point touching can be a very deep and intimate action, one not encouraged unless the individual possesses a profound understanding of their opposite counterpart.
The immediate response
Thanks to the internet and mobile phones, we do not have to rely on letters or fixed-line phones in order to contact someone. However, technology has not only made our lives infinitely more convenient but it has also unconsciously attached a transparency RFID tag to ourselves. In other words, ever got an iMessage and after reading, tapped the unread button - oh yeah, we've been there! Technology has made us available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, we get anxious when there is no answer from the recipient or even worse, we get nervous when turning on the phone in the morning (cheers Airplane Mode). All of this being said, a guy who is interested will text you back within minutes and this does not change no matter where he is from (anyone had any alternative experiences?)
The, He wants to know everything about you
Would you introduce someone you are not particularly interested in to your best friends or bring him along to a family gathering at your grandparent’s house? Of course not? In the West it seems to be common for guys to introduce a girl they are interested in to their friends and try to induct themselves in parts of her life. Contrastingly, many Asian guys choose to introduce their girlfriend to their closer social circle at a later point in their relationship. Instead, he will ask you about many aspects of your life, like how you grew up, what kind of instrument you played when you are little, to fully understand what kind of person you are etc. This also prepares him to - eventually - face your parents when he can say he knows everything about you - even your little quirks.
Conclusion: Differences in guys behaviour exists! Many signs - especially those related to body language - seem to be the same in the East and the West. As the saying goes, love makes blind and love sometimes makes us do things that are out of our control - and this obviously applies to everyone on this planet ;)
And... That’s it!
This article is based on information found online. Naturally, someone’s behaviour can vary depending on the way he/she grew up and there will be guys showing completely different signs or even the complete opposite. Feel free to leave a comment about your thoughts (and experiences!).