There are many different signs to look for when you’re trying to determine if someone is romantically interested in you. These are different for both men and women, and include both physical and emotional signs. It’s often hard to detect these small signals, particularly when you’re nervous or worried you may be interpreting things wrong, so find below some helpful suggestions of things to look for when you’re wondering if someone is feeling interest for you.
Eye contact: Extended eye contact is one of the surest signs that someone is romantically interested in you. If someone holds your gaze for a long time, this may be a sign of interest. Another thing to look for is that the person you’re talking to gets dilated pupils. Pupils that enlarge are a sign of attraction, so look out for this when you’re wondering if you detect romantic interest.
Asking Questions: Does the person you’re interested in ask you questions about your life? Do they show interest in what’s going on with you, and what makes you tick? If so, they may be looking to get to know you better because they see romantic potential with you.
Constant Touch: If you find that your romantic interest is constantly looking for ways to touch you, they may have a crush as well. Some ways this may happen is if you find their hand grazing yours, of if they attempt to hold your hand. Tickling and lots of hugging are also good signs to look for.
Jealousy: If the person you like seems to get jealous when you’re hanging out with other people, perhaps they are interested in you themselves. Try talking to other people of the opposite sex in front of your crush to see how they react – if they seem nervous or angry they just may be interested in you romantically.
Blushing: Your crush may blush when they see you or are around you, and this is a clear indicator you make them nervous, which may mean they like you. Also, if you find that they laugh at all your jokes, even if you’re not that funny, they may be interested in you!
Shyness: Contrary to what you may think, if your crush is too shy to talk to you, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not interested. Rather, it could mean that you make them very nervous, which is a sign they want to become romantic with you. Try talking to them in groups, or around other people to make them feel less nervous.
Your Friends Tell You: If you have mutual friends, tell them you like your crush and ask them to talk to your crush or his friends to see if the feeling is mutual. This is a good way to gauge interest and also help make sure your friends know to look and listen for any chatter about your crush liking you back.
If you know what to look for, it’s fairly easy to tell whether someone likes you or not. Just be aware of the signs they’re showing you, and if all else fails, ask them! All you have to lose is a little pride…but think of what you have to gain. You could walk away from the situation with not only a new romantic interest, but a newfound confidence in yourself as well.