9 Signs Your Crush Likes You
When you have a crush on someone, it’s easy to over-read everything they do for significance. “She looked at me and smiled twice in five minutes—she must really like me!” Or “He’s yawning and looks bored. He must hate me!” Trying to figure out whether your crush reciprocates your feelings can totally make you crazy. So, if you are wondering whether your crush likes you back, this article will cut through the confusion and give you some concrete signs you can look for. If your crush does any of the following things, it’s likely s/he does like you back.
#1: Your Crush Knows About You
If your crush likes you, he or she might have asked friends about you or just noticed some of the activities you’re involved in. If, when you do finally talk to your crush, he or she brings up some of these things or asks you questions about things you’re doing that you haven’t told him or her about, then that is a definite sign that your crush is interested in you back.
#2: You Catch Your Crush Looking at You
Do you notice him or her looking at you when you’re in a group together, or does your crush look directly in your eyes when talking to you? It could be a sign your crush is thinking about you A LOT. If you notice your crush staring at you and, when you make eye contact, he or she quickly looks away or pretends to be looking at something else, that’s an even better indication. It also might mean that your crush is shy and you'll have to make the first move!
#3: Your Crush Is Nervous Around You
Sometimes being around someone you like does weird things to you—you can't talk right anymore, your brain doesn't work, your heart starts pounding, you fall all over yourself. If your crush seems nervous around you, it may mean he or she likes you and really wants to impress you. Oftentimes, we’re so nervous around the people we have crushes on that we’re too focused on ourselves to even pay attention to our crush’s behavior or body language.
#4: Your Crush's Friends Act Weird
Sometimes your crush will tell his or her friends about you. So when they see you, they may start acting a little weird, giggling, or whispering back and forth to each other. One of them might say, "Why don't you sit next to so-and-so?" or "I'll let you two be alone" or other strange things that might give some clues that your crush said something about you
#5: Your Crush Has Open Body Language
Your crush might pat you on the back or accidentally bump into you. Another good sign is if your crush has open body language: his or her arms and legs are uncrossed; his or her body is turned toward you; or his or her body is mirroring yours. If, however, your crush is sitting with arms or legs crossed or not facing towards you while you're talking with them, it could mean they're not interested.
#6: Your Crush Makes an Extra Effort to Talk or Be With You
Do you notice yourself accidentally running into your crush in strange places? Maybe your crush is showing up to some your usual hangouts. Does your crush stop a conversation with someone else to start one with you? It could be a sign that your crush likes you!
#7: Your Crush Wants to Spend Time With You
Many people start hanging out together before it's officially a "date"—maybe you go out to lunch regularly or out some evenings with friends. If you start hanging out a lot and on a regular basis, it could mean a friendship and possibly something more is developing.
#9: Your Crush Finds Excuses to Call
Is your crush calling you with lame excuses like "Hey, what's the name of that book you were telling me about?" or "Do you know how to get past level 37 in this video game?” If you’re getting questions like this, it's a good chance your crush is really just looking for a reason to talk to you. This is especially true if the answer to the question can easily be found with a quick Google search or by asking someone else. If your crush stays on the phone longer than it takes to answer the question, then you’re golden!
#9: Your Crush Agrees to Go Out With You
This is, of course, the strongest sign of all. Sometimes your crush needs an extra push—particularly if he or she is shy. While many people are afraid of rejection, rejection may be a lot less painful in the long run than constantly obsessing over your crush and if he or she likes you or not. What have you got to lose? Go ahead and ask.
Still Not Sure? Take This Video Quiz
This video has some great questions to answer to help you decide if your crush might like you back or not.
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