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Done with research and tons of personal experience, this list (not quiz!) will cover almost every single sign out there! But of course, I'm only human, so I know I probably missed a few (and there are sooo many more out there). But all the major ones are here! Have fun, and see if your crush displays any of these! Good luck!

    They suddenly act different toward you. They might be shyer or more outgoing, but you will notice a difference in behavior. Keep an eye out, as it might be subtle - especially if you don't see your crush often.

    They stare at you. If this happens once, they may have been daydreaming. Twice, you caught their eye. Three times, they have noticed you. The key to r
    They stare at you. If this happens once, they may have been daydreaming. Twice, you caught their eye. Three times, they have noticed you. The key to remember is, never doubt patterns.

    Even if they don't stare, they might not be able to help but glance at you, even if you're not looking. It can be very fast and hard to notice. An example of how they might do it is, pretending to look up at the clock, and their eyes land on your face for a brief moment. They might also do something like pretending to scan the room, just to make casual eye contact with you for a split second.

    Their eye contact/gaze lingers on you just a little longer than normal.

    They randomly say hi.

    They make the most random comments, like, "Can I borrow a pencil," "Did you watch the game last night?," or, "It's so cold in this room!" just to be able to say something to you.

    They start a lot of conversations. If you find them coming up to you at least every once in a while, they'd probably like to talk to you more often. Watch out for the types who like to socialize with everyone, though.

    They're comfortable holding prolonged eye contact when speaking to you. This is pretty indicative of fondness.

    Eventually, they'll open up and tell you secrets about themselves (ones not even their best friends might know), or talk freely about deeper subjects, like their future (huge sign!), or family.

    They look deeply into your eyes. You can just tell it's a different form of eye contact.

    They seem more comfortable around you in general, even if you barely know each other.

    They smile a lot around you, even for no reason. If it's a real smile, their whole face will light up and their eyes will crinkle. The more their
    They smile a lot around you, even for no reason. If it's a real smile, their whole face will light up and their eyes will crinkle. The more their eyes crinkle, the happier they are. If they smile with their teeth showing (boys especially, because they biologically stop doing this by age 5 unless they are really happy), they definitely like you - in the worst case as good friends.

    Their back is arched when they are around you. I even catch myself doing this every single time my crush is around. It's a subconscious way of trying to appear more confident. If they arch their back when you arrive, this is a very powerful sign. People tend to arch their backs when they feel happy. Have you ever seen a sad person not slouching?

    Their feet (or at least one foot) point at you all the time. Even if they're not facing you, they'll usually have one foot pointed in the nearest direction to you.

    They'll face you all the time. Even if they're in conversation and perpendicular to you, they'll face you slightly.

    They say random things like, "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Birthday."

    They know random things about you that you never told them, like your dog's name that only your friends know, or your birthday that you never said out loud in front of everyone.

    They remember everything you say. No, it's not their amazing memory. They just like you a lot.

    They sometimes brush against you "accidentally."

    They seem embarrassed when you bump into them by accident.

    They're really shy/nervous or outgoing in a conversation with you. Signs of nervousness besides classic blushing, stammering, giggling, and looking away include foot tapping and fidgeting. They might not tap their foot if their weight is evenly distributed on it, though. Bonus sign - when I'm standing in a conversation with someone, I catch myself crossing one ankle behind the other when I'm really nervous.

    They walk close to you as they pass, in an effort to get your attention.

    Their pupils dilate after a few seconds of talking to you. The bigger their pupils, the more they fancy you. Or their eyes might "sparkle" b
    Their pupils dilate after a few seconds of talking to you. The bigger their pupils, the more they fancy you. Or their eyes might "sparkle" because of the bigger pupils reflecting more light. Make sure the room isn't dim, though, when you test this out. Bonus fact: People's pupils dilate when they're excited or thinking about something stimulating. On the contrary, if they dislike something they see, their pupils will constrict to a small pinpoint. Our pupils also dilate slightly when we see a good friend.

    Above: Normal VS. I like you.

    They stick around - not too close, not too far away. You might catch them suddenly sitting a few lunch tables away, or always standing 10 feet behind you while everyone is waiting in the hall for the first bell.

    Their friends, whom you never knew before, suddenly act nice to you, or start to giggle around you.

    They're intently focused on you and nothing else when you're talking. If it's in a group, it's an even better sign.

    They touch you - i.e., they sit or stand so your shoulders/knees touch, or they touch your arm when you make a joke.

    Their best friend is giving you looks. You get vibes that they're checking you out. Or their best friend might try to get to know you.

    They give you compliments, especially sincere ones.

    They mirror your body language. You fidget with a pencil; they look down at their desk and fidget with their fingers. You touch your hair; they touch theirs. You cross your legs, they cross theirs. It doesn't have to be exact (as in example one), but you get the idea. This stems from a subconscious desire to be more like you. Studies also show we like people who mirror us more, because we perceive them as having the same thoughts and views as we do. So, a good way to build rapport with someone would be to mirror them, very subtly. Don't copy EVERYTHING, and wait a few seconds before you mirror.

    They might ask, "How was your day?" In other words, they're interested in how things are going for you.

    They bite their lip when talking to you.

    If you are the same gender, they openly discuss their sexuality, casually toss it up, hint at it, or even say it to your face.

    They lean in when you speak and when they're next to you.

    On the contrary, they might lean really far away due to self-consciousness. You never know what their excuse might be - maybe they have bad breath, or are just truly shy.

    One day they're friendly; the next, they're cold and distant. They over-analyzed how friendly they were yesterday, so tomorrow they might seem closed-off to compensate.

    They go out of their way to avoid you. This means they either really hate you or really like you. If they like you, their body language will say so. They could also do things like only walking past your desk when you get up, or not walking past your locker in passing period, even though it's the short way. And remember, no one can hide a crush forever, no matter how hard they try.

    They lick their lips. Their nervousness is making their mouth produce less saliva.

    After talking to you/saying hi/interacting, they will become hyperactive. This is caused by a rush of hormones, and you'll notice yourself doing this, too. They might suddenly start being loud and outgoing, or just more energetic in their environment.

    They look up and down at you from a distance, or even from close by.

    If they look at you from far off and look down, this might indicate a sense of loss. They feel like you don't like them, especially if you've been ignoring them. Or they might miss you.

    They break eye contact downward. Catch their gaze in totally random, unexpected situations. If they like you, they will look down. This is because they feel intimidated or submissive - in a good way. However, sometimes they'll break eye contact to the side, if that's quicker. Pay attention to how you break your eye contact in a given situation. Does it match theirs? Bonus: Eye contact broken sideways means they're neutral, eye contact broken up means they hate you, or they're trying extra, extra hard to cover up their feelings (this might be accompanied by a slight eye roll).

    They make "gravity-defying" movements. Does the foot pointed at you have its toes pointing up in the air? Do their eyebrows go up when talki
    They make "gravity-defying" movements. Does the foot pointed at you have its toes pointing up in the air? Do their eyebrows go up when talking to you? These gravity defying moves show happiness, like when a soccer player throws their hands up in the air after a goal!

    They ask lots of questions because they want to get to know you.

    They groom themselves in your presence - touching their hair, fixing their shirt, etc. - even if they're next to you or presenting for the whole class.

    They make strong eye contact.

    They're overly apologetic. They might say "I'm sorry" instead of mumbling "sorry," or add emphasis ("I'm SO sorry.") Or they could also be shy and just say "sorry" normally.

    They use your name a lot. We tend to like people who use our name more. With people we like, we also tend to use their name more. Or they could just be one of those name-using people - but hey, at least that means they don't hate you.

    They try to be funny or to make you laugh.

    They laugh at your stupidest jokes. They're trying to please you and at the same time ease tension.

    Their body language might be closed off at first due to nervousness (crossed arms, for example). If they truly like you, they'll eventually ease up. Other signs of tensed-up body language around a crush are duck lips (they subconsciously want to kiss you, maybe not literally right now, but hopefully in the future), pigeon toes (toes pointing inward means they're smitten; aka, they like you), and gripping the wrist (shows nervousness. The further up their forearm, the more nervous they are. Gripping the other hand is also closed body language, and can signal nervousness, too).

    Girls will constantly cross their ankles when sitting down with you. This shows nervousness, but also makes it harder to escape, therefore she wants to stay.

    Blushing. This one might take longer for some people, but you should notice it within 30 seconds of talking to someone.

    Fast breathing. Their heart is pounding; their mind, racing. They can't really control this one, since they feel so stressed out sitting next to you. They might breathe normally if they're literally talking to you, though, since no one breathes rapidly while speaking. You might notice the slightest increase in respiration, however.

    If they walk with you, they'll adjust their pace to match yours. They won't lag behind or speed up.

    Just because they like someone else doesn't mean you're through - especially if they display some of these signs. Their crush might not even exist; you might be their second crush; or there's always the chance that they could break up with their gf/bf. If they are dating, though, don't intentionally try to ruin it. But if you really do want them, and not for revenge of any sort on anyone, and honestly think you can make them happier than they are now, here's what you should do. Get to know them, show them your personality, and now they have a choice. Then you can rest assured knowing you gave it your best, no matter the outcome.

    They show up at places where you are. They join the newspaper club, go to your school soccer game, or walk the long way to class just to see you.

    They always have their back turned AND stand near you. This means they'd like to be approached.

    They drop something near you hoping you will pick it up for them.

    They ask to borrow things like paper and erasers. Bonus points if they ask it like, "Can you do me a favor?" Asking normally is fine too, however.

    They're really nice to you. They say, "Here you go" when handing out graded tests, hold the door, give you gifts - things like that.

    They stand up for you. Very powerful if they're the only one doing it.

    They're very concerned when you get hurt.

    The smile you give them lasts. The longer it does, the more it's likely to signal interest.

    When they make a joke they look at you first. This is a firm of seeking approval.

    They touch their brows often around you. This means that what they just heard appealed to them.

    They tilt their head when talking to you. When women do this, it exposes their vulnerable neck area. When men do this, it shows interest.

    Mentioning you when you're not around means you're on their mind.

    They become interested in your hobbies or seem to know a lot about them.

    They constantly try to get another meeting with you.

    They have nicknames for you. Think about it, would you give someone you weren't interested in a nickname?

    They tease you. This is a form of flirting. Some boys will be really mean to you - but really, they might like you.

    Their body language changes around you.

    A tomboy might act less sporty around you, or a boy might become softer.

    Their tone of voice changes. Men and women lower and raise their pitch, respectively.

    They start to copy your way of speaking. They might mimic your speech rate, use some of your vocabulary, or say a certain word like you do. Interestingly, if you have a slight accent, they will pick up on it. This one takes time, but it will inevitably happen.

    They're careful with their language. If they're known for tossing around expletives, they might suddenly tone it down around you.

    When they do something like score a goal, or shoot a three-pointer in basketball, they'll check to see if you saw it.

    Their nostrils flare when with you. Very subtle.

    They blink a lot, indicating nervousness. You can also notice this in politicians.

    They show off around you.

    Guys will stick their chests out.

    Women expose their wrists and men might roll up their sleeves to show their forearms.

    They'll play with a nearby object, if you know what I mean. They might start doing things like stroking their own thigh subconsciously.

    They act protective, like offering you their coat or hugging you.

    They ask who you like, a lot. They make jokes about your gf/bf. They might compare themselves negatively to your SO because they feel they're not good enough for you. They might feel uncomfortable when the subject is brought up.

    They follow you on social media and like your selfies. Or you might notice they've checked out your account.

    They subconsciously talk louder around you so you will be more likely to notice them.

    They become friends with your friends to try and get closer to you.

    They flirt with someone else and keep checking for your reaction.

    They respond quickly to your texts or wait a little too long before answering (to not seem desperate).

    They ask for your number.

    Guys act more macho and girls act more feminine.

    You've caught them staring at your chest or butt. If you're a guy, arms also. If you're a girl, they might have also been staring at your legs. Both genders may also look at their crush's lips if they're nearby (hint, hint).

    They just give "hints."

    They look at you when you enter the room, or right before they leave it.

    They suddenly tense up or go quiet around you.

    Lack of eye contact. They never look at you, and in a group, you're the one person they never/rarely look at. They might even go as far as turning away when they know you're staring.

    They come back to you when you leave a conversation for a few minutes.

    Guys sit with their legs spread out. They're being vulnerable to you because they trust you.


    -If they're sitting near you, they'll orient the fingers of their hand toward you.
    -Their friends giggle/whisper when you walk by.
    -Your crush looks down before you walk by. Normally people don't do this, so they're shy about something! Or they might pretend to look right through/past you to cover up their feelings. It doesn't always mean they aren't interested.

Comments (314)


323 days ago
NeedsLoveAdvice, i think the best you can do rn is either work your way to becoming friends, or if you two are already friends, then just ask to hang out sometime when you're comfortable enough to ask (idk, i've never had the guts to ask my crush to hang out but my friends are always trying to make me say smth to her without being weird) hope this helps!
323 days ago
Continuing from before-

I didn’t ask her to homecoming. But I have so many hints, and I need some advice on whether to try or not-

So, at school, we hang out with the same people at lunch, but we just don’t talk to each other at all. I am super outgoing with my friends and so is she but when we walk past each other we both go quiet and look down.

When we talk online (yes ik it’s weird we can talk online but not in person) we tease each other all the time. I actually got her number because we were arguing about who’s better at gamepigeon (i won btw lol)

Also, like, a lot of guys like her, and even some upperclassmen have asked her out. And she’s always asking me for advice with the guys that will dm her on ig and are asking her out.

I think the reason I’m so hesitant was because of what happened between us before and the fact it didn’t work, but like, idk it looks like she likes me still and I’m pretty sure I do.

What do I do??
326 days ago
..., you should totally drop some hints! if he likes you, then you should show him that you like him! oof, my crush knows that i like her, but i don't think she knows that i know that she knows that i like her, or that i know she likes someone else (and while reading this list, i realized i did all of these things while talking to her, no wonder she knows lol)
327 days ago
BTW, I got this new crush and he likes me back (his bestie told me lol). Do you guys think I should drop some hits? I'm so nervous because the last time I did that, my ex-ex-ex crush thought I was stalking him. Tysm guys!
327 days ago
Thanks so much "hi i exist". It didn't work out. After some time I found out that it was the girl who ditched him instead of him just picking up the topic. My bestie actually also had a crush on him. She told me she told him that the other girl ditched him even though she did not know if she did do that for real. I did have a crush on him but now he isn't in the same class as me, and when school started, he didn't talk to me at all. I saw him in the hallway and sorta just waved yet he didn't react, maybe because I just got a new haircut. Anyway, I think he just treats me like a close friend to talk about personal relationships he's had with other people. Near the end of the last school year, he just had no more feelings about me in the way and was just a 'friend' friend kind of friendship with him. Now, we don't really get to meet each other, though we still chat if we meet at lunch. I'm over with this crush now. Thanks a lot.
340 days ago
I really like this boy Luca and I get really nervous around but we mess around sometimes and he is super nice. I am kinda shy about this kinda stuff but I want him to know how I feel. Does anyone have any more advice? U would Reay appreciate it if you replied.
340 days ago
Ok guys, I was here about two years ago, about a girl I liked and wanted to ask to the valentines dance.

Update: she accepted, it was fun, and we were together for a bit. Then Covid hit and she dumped me and i was in a rut for a while.

That was in 7th grade, now I'm in 9th and we haven't spoken to each other in a year and half. All of a sudden, she's a friend of my friend and she joins our discord server. I had no idea it was her (she's very different now) and we were kinda sorta teasing/ flirting with each other. I kinda liked her, and then I later realized it was her and I was troubled inside. She said her dumping me wasn't her fault when she did, so it adds extra confusion on whether I still have a chance. My brain is a mess from this and homecoming is coming up, too- I have no idea what to do.

I could really use some help. If you could offer some advice for this, I'd really appreciate it ;-;
375 days ago
Woah this is literally what I do around my crush
380 days ago
I've got 37 of them, and all three of the bonus ones. im still nervous though, what does it mean?
426 days ago
I got 29 of these signs:)
427 days ago
I know him because I do cricket training with him (with a cricket coach). He also swears quite a bit but not at anyone. He actually know how to swear.
427 days ago
The boy that I like is 2 years older than me and he is not even from my school. I got quite a few of these signs and he usually stands really close to me. Does this mean he likes me?
431 days ago
Uh i Got 24 of these signs,what does that mean does he like me or what
460 days ago
Well, I've never seen him in school. Only karate class for 3-4 yrs. Idk, but maybe.
467 days ago
hellooooo in response to the comments from "..." (lol it would be easier if it was an actual name but y'know this works too)
it really sounds like he likes you!! at least as a friend. i can't be sure since i don't know you or him but you should try dropping some hints, or maybe bringing up the subject of crushes and dances and stuff like that a lot around him....and remember it's not the end of the world if he doesn't like you back :)
475 days ago
Please give me some advice.
481 days ago
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK GUYS. There's this boy I'm crushing on in my class and he seems to like me too. I saw 30 signs that fit him. Once, when he wanted to ask someone out, he came to me for suggestions. My mind was blowing. He even asked me to walk to the bus with him! But, he kind-da thought it was too much so he started hiding it from me. After a while, he broke up with the other girl (THIS IS SO EXCITING). I caught him staring more than 10 times already. Imma needs some advice.
485 days ago
hmm,it's been 3yrs since i like him.he gives a lot of hints but i still can't figure out whether he likes me or not.

1. this is a flashback (a day b4 school competition) i usually wait for my friends and walk with them.but this time my friends didn't wait for me and just walk without me,i didn't know that they use another way to walk together. so i wait patiently at the school bench, until my crush and his friends otw to the way that my friends and i always used to be walk together.i tried to look calm LOL.when my crush and his friends pass by,suddenly my crush stop in front of me and ask " you not even back yet? " as soon as he asked me, i answered " no,i'm still waiting for my friends ",then he said " come,let's walk together " and i was like OMGGGG IS THISSS REALLL?!?!?! then he slow down his step just as me.fyi i like to look over mirror.so in the hallway,there's a glass notice board,then i mirroring myself while i'm nervous. then he tilt his head to my direction and asked me " why? " and i nervously answered " nothing "

2.my crush and his friends sat at our table out of sudden. it is really unexpected.just imagine,the canteen aren't full at all. but they picked our table?? and one of his friends saw me being dumbfounded and asked me " why are you looking like that?should we ask for a permission first? " 💑 how should i answered this. all of this i thought my friends' plan,but turned out it is no one's plan😂😂.

3.he waits for me eventough the bus has arrived.

4.he buys me a drink that i want

5.he didn't dlete my number

6.he usually tease other girls and create problems but in front of me,he act normal kinda shy and nervous and caring at the same time.

7.he always look at me,but this year i don't know,maybe he look at me but i didn't saw it.

8.i ever pass by his class and i tried mysf not to look at their class,but my friend look at their class and my friend said he was anticipating for you ,like kind of

guys help me.i've never feel like this b4.i think he is my perfect crush and ideal boyf.
but i don't have any confidence at alllllll to confess.i have big insecurities.so that insecurities wins over feelings.
486 days ago
This boy I like is in my grade (not class, :( but let's move on) and he's really cute and he's on my bus. How do I know if he likes me and how do I find out if he's truly into me?
487 days ago
I need an estimate. I am in fifth grade and I have a HUGE crush on this one guy. He talks to me and we are on the same bus and he stares at me a lot. Does he like me a lot?