He Likes Me, He Likes Me Not: How To Know

Other people can be really confusing, especially when it comes to crushes and dating. He may message you constantly but never ask you on a date. S/he might stare at you throughout Economics class then ignore you during break-time. Maybe you’ve got a sneaking suspicion that your best friend has the hots for you. How can you tell for sure if he or she likes you? Here are a few signs that he or she is probably into you.

Your Gut Says “Yes!”
This may be a frustrating piece of advice for people who are still learning how to recognize and trust their intuition especially teens. However, if you have a feeling that someone’s falling for you — even if you can’t put your finger on why — it’s probably true. With time you’ll learn how to recognize this feeling better, so don’t sweat it.

They Can’t Take Their Eyes Off You
Like a moth to a flame, s/he won’t be able to avoid staring at you. S/he may look into your eyes for a long time, or s/he might glance at you compulsively then look away, but one way or another, his gaze is constantly headed in your direction. This is one example of body language — a great clue about whether someone likes you.

They Want To Be Near You
If s/he likes you, s/he’s likely to put him/herself near you whenever possible. Maybe s/he finds a way to pass you each afternoon in the hall, or maybe s/he keeps showing up everywhere you are. S/he might not say anything to you, but s/he wants to learn more about you. If s/he’s brave, s/he might enter your personal space to hug you, pat your arm or tickle you. If s/he does these sorts of things, she’s probably into you big time.

They Remember Things You Say
Two weeks ago you mentioned that you’ve always wanted to learn how to swim, and s/he brings it up when you’re chatting. Maybe he remembers that your favorite color is green or that you’re deathly afraid of heights. In any case, if he’s paying attention to little details like this, s/he’s probably into you.

They Think You’re Hilarious — Even If You Totally Aren’t
You told the worst the other day, and s/he was the only one who laughed. Maybe you made a pun that caused everyone else to groan, but s/he held her tongue. Perhaps s/he giggles at everything you say. If any of these situations sound like yours, there’s a good chance that s/he likes you.

They Smile Like It’s Going Out of Style
When you walk into the room, his/her face lights up. You raise your hand in class, and s/he grins like s/he’s just won the lottery. When you talk to each other, s/he’s smiling big and paying attention. Now ask him/her out already!

They Tell Someone They Like You
S/he might tell one of her/his friends that s/he likes you, or s/he might be a little more subtle and say something like “Wow, Sam is a really great dancer” or “Don’t you think Paul is the nicest guy ever?” In either case, she thinks you’re pretty great and would probably be thrilled if you asked her out.

They Ask For Your Opinion
S/he asks what you think about something that’s important to him/her, whether it’s his blog or his new pair of sunglasses. He wants to know your take on global warming or your predictions about which team is going to win the world cup. S/he’s probably pretty keen on you, and this is a great opportunity to strike up a conversation — and maybe more.

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