Do you ever question whether someone likes you or they’re just being really friendly?
Naturally, you wouldn’t want to assume – but what if they do?
Are you missing out on a potential partner?
Well, down below are 10 signs to show that they do like you so you won’t be as confused anymore.
Of course, these signs won’t mean they’re in love with you – but if you want to read about that too, you can check out 6 Signs That Somebody Really Loves You (even if they don’t say it!)!
FRIENDLY DISCLAIMER: This video is for educational purposes and is based on personal opinions. This video is not a substitute for professional advice, but general guidance. We advise you to always listen to your intuition and always do what is right for you.
1. Their friends tease them when you’re around.
Have you noticed their group of friends being cheeky whenever you’re near?
Do they push them towards you or make jokes about your relationship (or the lack thereof)?
When a person likes you, there is a high chance they would tell their friends all about you.
They’d be excited to share about different kinds of things. Your likes, your hobbies, your last Instagram story.
Because of this, their group of friends may try to tease you together as much as possible.
This is all in good fun, but part of it is also to gauge your reaction. They will try to see if you will take it positively or negatively.
You can always just laugh it off and not think much about it, but if it does bother you, it’s good to approach them calmly and state that you would prefer they didn’t do so.
2. Their behavior changes around you.
Do they suddenly act in a way that’s so unlike them when you’re around?
According to Clarissa Silva, a behavioral scientist, relationship coach, and creator of the Your Happiness Hypothesis Method, having a crush can trigger a lot of anxiety, and it might even cause you to behave in a way that’s unlike your true self in order to impress the other person, depending on your personality (Guerra, 2018).
If they’re the silent type, they may get uncharacteristically loud while telling a joke; or if they’re the wild type, you might be shocked seeing them act all demure once you’ve stepped into the room.
This means that your presence does matter to them, to the point where they become conscious about their actions and don’t know what to do about them.
3. They’re always fixing their appearance.
If you catch them frequently adjusting their clothes or touching their hair before approaching you, it means they want to impress you!
Naturally, if you like someone, you want to look your best for them – and that’s exactly how they feel.
While talking, try observing their body language.
Are they constantly examining themselves on nearby reflective surfaces?
Do they keep fumbling with their hair even if there’s nothing wrong with it?
These not-so-subtle signs make it clear that they’re kind of nervous about being with you.
What if you didn’t like how they looked?
What if this angle is bad for them?
Having a crush can bring in a lot of emotions – both good and bad – all at once, so you can try helping out a little by throwing in a joke, smiling, and complimenting them to relieve some tension off their shoulders.
4. They say that they like you… in a roundabout way.
Have they ever asked you out?
And no, not in the Do you want to eat some snacks with me? way, but in the What are your plans this Saturday night? Would you like to have dinner with me? way.
These actions like them asking you out, asking for your number, and getting ahold of your social media accounts all scream that they want to be involved with you more.
And it takes a lot of courage to tell someone your feelings, so these methods are like little acts of bravery they do to test out the waters between you two.
So if you like them back, try not to make them feel alone in their efforts.
Text them, ask them out, send them some Snaps! These will surely make their day.
5. They go out of their way to provide you with assistance.
Do you notice that they’re always helping you out, even when you’re not there?
They will try to make things easier for you because they care.
You might notice them talking nice things about you to other people. They might also go to you and ask what they could do to help if they notice you’re stressed or busy.
Of course, these habits come instinctively to some, but if you notice it becoming a pattern, like how they’re doing these things only for you, or like how it’s becoming a daily thing now, there’s most likely something brewing underneath. And it’s their feelings for you.
However, if this type of behavior makes you uncomfortable then don’t hesitate to bring it up to them in a gentle manner.
You can go: I appreciate you doing these things for me, but I want to tell you that I can handle it. Would it be alright if I asked for your help in the future when I need it?
It might be that they don’t know how to convey their feelings for you aside from helping you out, so it’s good to have open communication so they know your boundaries.
6. They cancel their plans to spend time with you.
Have they ever canceled something last minute because they would rather be with you?
This probably means that they appreciate your company to the point where it trumps over whatever it is they’ve planned during that day.
Spending time with you shows that they prioritize you and that they care enough to put you first.
They have the interest to know better about you, so they would take every chance they’ve got!
7. They will find an excuse to touch you or be close to you.
They would feel that this builds intimacy between you two, so they would try to be as close as possible in your space.
If you notice them playfully pinching you as a joke, ruffling your hair, or being just a tad too close when you’re talking, they probably really like you.
Some people do this normally, but if they constantly initiate hugging, tickling, or even holding hands, then they’re probably trying to indirectly tell you about how they’re interested in you romantically.
8. They are keen to find mutual interests.
Do they ask you a lot of questions and constantly converse with you about the things you like?
Let’s say you just told them that you love Lord of the Rings, do you later find them sending you a truckload of memes about Bilbo or Gandalf?
They do that because they want to build a deeper relationship with you. To find a topic that you can enjoy without other people chiming in.
They would want to feel that both of you have your own special thing going on. #Goals!
So if they’re working hard on feeding you that Lord of the Rings content – congratulations! They do like you.
9. They initiate communication.
Now, there is a lot of debate about who should text first.
What if you come off too clingy?
What if they leave you on read?
It would be quite embarrassing, but the interesting to note is that when you’re with someone who likes you, you probably wouldn’t even feel the need to question it in the first place.
It comes as an instinct for them to contact you!
Sure, they still get the jitters and the anxiety about messaging you first, but they would still find other ways to interact with you.
If you notice that person liking your Instagram posts, sending you a bunch of memes, or being so active in interacting with you, that’s probably because they want to hang out more!
Try to keep in mind that they can’t do everything by themselves, so if you like them too, it helps to reciprocate their energy.
Text first, ask them out, tag them in memes! They will appreciate your enthusiasm.
10. They get jealous when you’re with others.
Do you notice them sulking whenever you don’t spend as much time together as before?
Well, that’s because they like your attention and get happy when you’re spending time together.
A little jealousy is not bad in a relationship, and the fact that they get jealous even when you’re both not in one means that they do like you and probably want to ask you out.
If they ever confront you about it or confess how they feel, try to be as empathetic and straightforward as possible.
Understand where they’re coming from and what you would do if you were in their situation.
Liking someone feels nice, but it can bring about some changes and emotions that may confuse a person. There are times when they won’t know how to approach and instead just do the things they feel are right.
So don’t forget to appreciate them. They see you for how great you are and it would certainly help to be kind and honest to them.
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Do you know someone who is acting like this (gasp)?
How long has it been going on?
Please share your experiences in the comment section. We appreciate hearing about everyone’s stories.
You are a great person and whether you do or don’t have that person in your life right now, nothing changes about your personal capabilities.
Thanks for reading! See you next time.
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