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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)


496 days ago
I like this guy but I'm not too sure if he likes me or not, he was playing with my coat and bag in the lunch line but I know that doesn't mean anything. Also my friends were teasing me saying I had a boyfriend and he looked at me I think he could've been jealous. He looks at me quite a lot as well
504 days ago
I love this girl. She is perfect, i gaze into her eyes and fall in love. She just has this amazing personality. I look at her as much as i can before we go home from school.. She has beautiful curly hair with brown eyes, glorious skin color, caramel. (hope that dont sound racist) She's always on my mind, 24/7.. I fell in love with her 4 years ago, and its still growing, shes so perfect. I hope she likes me, i see her staring at me, but when i look towards, she looks away. I really really hope she likes me. Her personality is my favorite. Goofy, serious, adorable, truthful, honest, beautiful. I hope shes in all my classes next year... Shes my wind, my air, my fire, my everything... I need her, and hope shes my true love.
507 days ago
I like a guy in my class....he is quite cute but also very naughty and restless..One day I was passing letter to one of my guy friend asking somethings...while writing the letter I felt like someone was staring at me so I quickly turned to see if anyone was looking at me...then..I saw him Staring at me ,surprisingly he looked the other side...i felt very awkward....
Whenever we talk to each other I really can't face him ...u know ...he used to sit in the other row opposite to mine...I used to call him n then wen he turns back..I feel very nervous...that I forget wat I was about to say...lol...I cannot talk to him facing him so my friend use to say...y don't u look n talk to him ....n I will be like..my eyes r paining because of the brightness from the window since he used to sit near the window side.....I like him so much ...
I also used to hide n look and look at him ....when he is not paying attention....he looks soo cute whenever he smiles....he acts tough........but I still like him despite his bad characteristics....love u ♥️AST♥️
534 days ago
So, I like this guy at school he is the only person taller than me in my classroom. And i'm like 5.3 and he is like 5.6 and well, he just learned I liked him because I can't trust my girl bestie (His cousin) to keep a secret. He is near me in line so that's just "great". And one day we where in groups of 3, I wasn't in his group I was just near him with mine, so his group chooses to sit NEAR MY DESK, where I am with my group. And I'm just sitting here doing my work not knowing he was there and I hear, "Hey, Aspen!-" one of his friends say and my crush he trys to get him to stop talking telling him to "SHH, 😻!" and his friend says "He is blushinggg" so I put my mask on and hide my slight smile. Sooo, everything got awkward and we started to talk more.

NOW TODAY, we where a lot closer, That happened yesterday. So we where in line for the bathroom and he is close in line with me (Assigned) and I am just pretending to scan the room trying to look at him a bit and I look at his face and we both look at each other for like 5 seconds and I look away fast not knowing what happened and I blushed HARD. And then we I guess where seeing the 7th graders play their practice music to maybe make us play next year, they where kinda bad but we brought pencils and things like that. So out of everyone around him even out of his friends he asks me and says, "Could I, uhh borrow and eraser?" So I say sure and he says "Thanks!' And turns away quickly. So again he ask me "Can I borrow and eraser" And I give it to him and I grab it and touch his hand accidentally so I turn away and blush. And I have been trying to stand tall on my tip-toes to be taller than him and just to see if he is noticing me, AND HE IS so he stands on his tip-toes smiling and I put my head down saying "Dang it" and we talk everyday and I'm always trying to get near him. I also catch him staring a lot but he always turns away so fast and I can rarely catch him.
538 days ago
I like this guy in my school and he knows I like him cuz he guessed himself and someone else told him. I don’t know how to just be friends with him and it seems so awkward. He also knows about some really embarrassing stuff about me and I’m not sure how to get him to like me or like how to stop liking him. I don’t even know what I should do. We’re like rly good friends but i don’t know if he likes me or not
554 days ago
I like a girl and I always greet her if I see her. The weird thing is that we always pass each other during class switches no matter the situation by accident etc. One day,she approached me to talk to me starting with how weird we always passed each other. She asked me what my next class and I joked about and she laughed. Our body was pretty close and we both maintained eye contact. The next day she complimented my shirt and rushed away before I said thank you. The rest of the time we either say hi as we pass each other or she ignores my greeting(waving or hi) by turning her head to the side am not on. One time as she walked toward me, she diverted from her path and increased her speed to meet a staff I knew(not very well). After she did this for a while, I thought she was not interested in me because she ignored me at lunch when I said Hi. I was so sad and mad. Later after lunch, I saw her walking with a guy but I don't think she saw me. I was so mad and sad that she could walk with a guy but she can’t even respond to a simple Hi. Later that day I saw her walking closer to me so I avoided her and changed my way because I thought she had a boyfriend. I think she saw me because she always gave me an intense stare(I don't know what type of stare because she had her mask) from afar when we passed each other. Her mixed-signal made me so confused with both her and my feelings for each other. The next day I was a bit calm with my emotions because I believe I don't have any power over who she loves. I also made up my mind to learn more about her before making such hasty decisions. The guy may be just her friend whom they meet in the same class after lunch (she is so attractive that I don't think he is the only guy she walks with other times I see her). In school, I avoided every possible weird(Dejavu) spot we always meet each other except the time after lunch when I came across her with the same guy. She had a serious or maybe tense face with the guy(she didn't turn to talk with him always and she walks straightforwardly). Then she saw me! Before I could say hi, she looked at me, slowly waved at me(she never did?), turned her face sideways, looked down and blushed(am pretty sure she did!). She always seemed confident that I thought she could hide it. This sight of her keeps playing in my mind and I don't know why. My head reasons that maybe she likes him that's why she blushed or maybe she was embarrassed I caught her walking with a guy cause I always meet her alone(I mean which girl meets a guy to talk if she had a boyfriend?) or she knew I avoided her previously. But my guts keep telling me to avoid her(cause Boyfriend) and meet her at the same time(she likes me). And I tell you my instincts are pretty reliable(you will be surprised!) It tells me to get to know more about her.
560 days ago
i feel terrible now 😬 i had a crush on a guy who i thought liked me, but when he randomly started acting distant & started talking with my friends i thought he just didn't like me. i kind of ignored him after that but i was still pretty sad. now i know that those are signs :(
563 days ago
i spell really bad sorry
563 days ago
104 if they try to impress u like playing sports infront of u or doing something "cool" then they want u to like them 105 something weird to draw atentoin to them. from axperence sitting in a hole or a bascet
ps 🐬y spell sorry
563 days ago
this is like the 37 testish thing about my dream crush and is 3:18 am (i have been at this since 11:12am) uggg i need this boy its driving me nuts. today i will atempt to hug him last day till spring break now or long time wish me luck ps it is 103 3 bonus questins
570 days ago
ummm, they did a bonus 3 so it actually was 103
575 days ago
they said 103 ways but they used 100
575 days ago
hey said 103 ways but they used 100
575 days ago
they said 103 ways but they used 100
580 days ago
a literal himbo, dang it
580 days ago
that tough life when you catched feelings for an 💗
580 days ago
I don't know, he's really a social kid who talks a lot. When people answer questions wrongly in class, he laughs at them. But he has used the term "good friend" on me before.
581 days ago
its so accurate, i literally catch him staring at me in class during lessons
588 days ago
this helped somewhat, but i still don't know whether his mom told him to do it
590 days ago
My crush does a lot of these. I think he likes me! I do some of these too. Btw this is scary accurate. I always, ALWAYS, catch my crush staring at me. The other day at school (we are in the same class) he moved over to where I sit and then moved even closer! Now I kinda want to call him out but I also don’t at the same time. This helped a lot, but not enough to know if he truly likes me. Anyone have any advice? If any advice has to do with things like “if your a girl” blah blah blah. Then yea, I’m a girl