Do you want to know if someone likes you?
It can be a confusing situation to be in, not knowing how someone feels about you.
Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here are 21 ways you’ll know if someone likes you:
1) They make frequent and longer eye contact
When interacting with someone, eye contact is a sign that their focus is on you and that they are engaged in the conversation. It indicates that they want to connect with you on a deeper level.
It is also a way to establish trust. When someone wants to build a rapport (and potential relationship) with you, they would want you to know that they are being sincere and open with you.
2) They ask follow-up questions
When someone likes you, they will want to get to know you.
If you have someone in your life who is constantly engaged in conversation with you and they make the effort to learn more about your life and the things you’re passionate about, that’s a good sign right there.
3) They come up with reasons to be around you
Imagine this: In a previous conversation, you casually shared that you were into cooking or any other particular activity.
A few days later, you receive a message from that certain someone you’d spoken with.
“Hey! There’s this awesome cooking class a friend recommended. Wanna go?”
This can be a sign that they are interested in you. After all, it takes extra effort to find a reason to spend time with someone.
If they find a reason to want to spend time together, it means they enjoy being in your company. If you’re interested in this person, give it a go and have fun!
4) They initiate conversations
When someone is interested in you, they will want to keep the chat going.
They might send you good morning/afternoon/night messages or they will find ways to let you know they are thinking about you throughout the day.
If you also want to get to know them, don’t be shy! They don’t always have to be the one to start the conversation. You can also be the one to send them a message once in a while.
5) They want to impress you
It’s normal to want to boast about the things you’re good at. After all, people generally want to be seen in a positive way. But when someone likes you, they will care a little extra about what you think.
Is there someone in your life who has frequently brought up their accomplishments during talks with you? They definitely want you to know how awesome they are!
6) They compliment you
If someone likes you, they might be expressive when it comes to what they appreciate about you. It can be about how great you look, how funny you are, or any other fantastic trait you have.
Compliments are a way to show admiration and affection towards another person, but it’s important to remember that compliments alone aren’t the only indication that someone has romantic feelings towards you.
In some instances, that person is probably just being friendly and trying to establish a rapport.
7) They mirror your body language
Mirroring is what happens when someone mimics the body language of another person. This usually happens subconsciously and is a nonverbal way of communication that helps people become more comfortable with each other.
If someone mirrors your body language during your interaction, it helps you perceive that person as someone familiar.
For example, if you lean forward while telling a story and the person you are talking to does the same thing, this can mean that they are genuinely interested in what you’re talking about and they want to have a deeper connection with you.
8) They may become shy or nervous around you
Oh, that ever popular feeling. Butterflies in the stomach, palms starting to sweat. A little stuttering here and there.
If you’ve encountered someone and this was how they’d act around you, it might be a sign that they feel nervous around you.
Now, if this person has a crush on you, their shy behavior can be because they care about how you see them or if you feel the same way.
They might also be scared of rejection and since they don’t know how you feel about them, they might feel anxious.
Their emotions might also be heightened and they might feel self-conscious.
As a result, they tend to overanalyze their words and actions to the point that they may get a little jittery during interactions with you.
9) They make time for you
Everyone has the same number of hours to spend in a day.
When you’re important to someone, it doesn’t matter if they’re the busiest person in the world or not. They will make time for you.
If someone is making time for you, they are showing you that you are a priority for them. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they have to drop everything for you and they are essentially at your beck and call.
This can be as simple as someone who takes the time to send a quick message and say hi. They will also make sure to factor you in when they do have some space.
If someone likes you, they won’t want to spend too long of a time not being in touch with you.
10) They share details about their life with you
When someone confides in you, it means that they trust you.
If there’s someone in your life who is vulnerable with you, it can be a sign that they like you and feel comfortable with you.
Remember that it takes a lot to be vulnerable with someone, and that when someone trusts you with their life stories, you should consider it as a great honor and responsibility.
A good foundation of any kind of connection, whether it’s romantic or friendly, is shared vulnerability.
If you are interested in pursuing a connection with this person and you trust them, you can also use this opportunity to tell them more about yourself.
11) They like touching you
When you like someone romantically, you feel a physical and emotional attraction towards them. This creates feelings of excitement and affection, often giving you the desire for physical contact.
This can be something as simple as a touch on the shoulder or arm, playfully tapping someone as you laugh at their jokes.
Is there someone in your life who acts like this with you?
Touching someone you like is also a way of communicating unsaid feelings. It builds a sense of intimacy, which can deepen your connection with each other.
It is important to note that in case you don’t feel comfortable with too much physical affection from someone, even though you may or may not feel the same way, remember to communicate your boundaries with them.
12) They remember details about you
Has this ever happened to you?
You had a conversation with someone and you mentioned something in passing. It can be something random, like your secret love for a certain cheesy romantic movie that was released decades ago or it can be a favorite toy you had as a child.
During your next conversation, they bring it up again because something happened that reminded them of that life detail you shared.
This kind of attention to detail can be a sign that someone’s interested in getting to know you.
Let’s be honest: These days, people are bombarded with so much random information from social media and other online sources. It takes a lot of effort to choose the information they want to retain.
The fact that someone cares enough to remember things you’ve shared with them might be an indication that they like you.
13) They give you their full attention when you’re talking to them
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and they were busy looking at their phone while you were talking to them?
It can get pretty annoying, right?
Well, when someone likes you, you won’t have this experience with them.
They will feel genuinely happy to be spending time with you, and they will show this by giving you their undivided attention whenever you’re having a conversation.
When someone does this, it shows that they value your thoughts and feelings. It also makes for a productive and meaningful conversation because there are no distractions.
14) They make an effort to dress well and look nice around you
It’s the stuff of romantic comedies: a nerdy and awkward guy or girl gets a makeover to attract the person they like and suddenly – Boom! Pow! Sparks!
Do you notice a change of appearance in someone in your social circle? It can be a full-on makeover and wardrobe change or it can be small changes like a new haircut or a different outfit.
If they’re doing this especially when they’re around you, it may mean that they like you and they want to make a good impression.
They put more effort in their physical appearance because it can also boost their self esteem, which can help them have better interactions with you.
If you feel the same way, feel free to give them a compliment!
15) They might get slightly jealous when you mention your interest in someone else
Jealousy is a common emotion to feel when someone you like talks about their admiration for someone else.
Do you have a friend or acquaintance who has acted weirdly when you talked about a crush you had on someone else?
They may look uncomfortable and unwilling to hear all the reasons why you think a certain person is amazing. They may also even try to criticize or highlight your crush’s negative qualities in an effort to make you less interested in them.
They may also feel a sense of envy when you talk about how much you like someone else. It will show in their body language and their tone of voice.
16) They show up
Showing up for someone can mean many things. If there’s someone in your life who is always there for you, even when it’s inconvenient or difficult for them, that can mean that they like you.
Having a bad day and you just want to go unwind? Chances are, they’ll be more than happy to spend time with you. If someone likes you, it won’t matter whatever the nature of the gathering is. As long as you’re there, you can count on them to show up.
17) They find you super funny
When you’re with someone who likes you and you tell a joke that isn’t actually that funny, you’ll still feel like you’re the funniest person ever from the way they laugh at your jokes.
In their eyes, you’re the wittiest and funniest person in the world. You’re better than Ali Wong, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, and Jo Koy combined!
18) They have a nickname for you
When someone gives you a nickname, it is a sign that that person feels affectionate towards you.
Nicknames are usually created from an inside joke between both parties, and if this is something that you have with that person, then it is also a way for them to feel more connected to you.
Is there someone in your life who’s given you a cute albeit a little dorky name? If so, how do you feel when they refer to you by that?
If you feel a little spark when they call you by your nickname, then there might be something there!
19) They tease you in a playful way
Playful teasing is a way to get someone’s attention. It can also be a way for someone to test the waters to see how you respond to their attempts at trying to engage with you.
When someone lightheartedly teases you, it can be seen as a sign of flirtation.
Creating this fun and lighthearted atmosphere can be a good start to getting close to someone since it helps people become more comfortable with each other.
20) They’re interested in your life and how you’re doing
When someone likes you, they will want to make sure that they never fade out from your life. Although life does get busy, they will still make sure that they never lose momentum when it comes to getting to know you.
So many things can happen in the next few days or weeks, but when someone likes you, they will find ways to talk to you to see how you’re doing.
Someone who likes you will be excited to hear all your stories, however boring it may seem to you. For them, it’s a bestselling novel of a story!
21) They support you
If someone likes you, they will always have your back. They will want to know about your dreams and goals.
They will cheer you on and help inspire you to achieve everything you want.
Is there someone in your life who is always ready to lend a helping hand or to listen to everything you share about career or other life goals?
This person will also be happy to hear about your achievements and they will be there to cheer you up when you encounter setbacks.
If so, well, you’re a lucky duck! This is an awesome thing to have in life.
If you feel the same way towards them, then give them the same kind of support they’re giving you.
Who knows? This could be the start of something fantastic!
After you’ve made your assessment using these signs, the situation can go two ways:
Option 1: You actually feel the same way for the person who is showing signs that they are interested in you.
If this happens – congratulations! You may just have hit the jackpot! Tread lightly at first as you navigate these will-they-or-won’t-they waters.
Don’t be afraid to show them how you feel by reciprocating their interest when it comes to learning more about you. Make them feel that you are also interested in their stories, dreams, and goals.
Engage in playful banter with them and hey, you can even give them their own nickname!
If you want to build something serious and long-lasting, make sure you have a good foundation. Be friends with them first if it’s possible and take the time to really get to know each other.
Option 2: You don’t feel the same way for this person and the attention is making you feel uncomfortable.
If this is more like your situation right now, hey, it’s all good.
Well, things don’t work out the way we want them to. Sometimes, a crush is unreturned and sometimes, you’ll be the one doing the rejecting.
Just remember to treat the person with respect and let them down easily.
Be firm in your decision and communicate clearly so they don’t hold on to false hope and they can eventually move on.
These are just a few potential signs that someone likes you, but at the end of the day, it’s always up to you to gauge things based on your personal experiences with the person.