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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)


593 days ago
ALSO: all of you seem so nice, and I am POSITIVE that your crushes like you too. Just be confident, and let them know how you feel. You can do it!!!!!
593 days ago
This was great! I'm in an odd situation where my friend is convinced this boy likes her, and they've flirted a lot, but recently he started to ignore her, and a lot of these signs he does around me... I don't want to be conceited at all but I really love this boy , and we may even go to really close high schools too :). Anyway, I really REALLY like this guy, but I think I value my friendship too much to act on my feelings, so even if we like each other, we won't do anything because I love my friend too. :(
598 days ago
I'm gonna write all of this down in my notebook.
598 days ago
The same thing for me LC
606 days ago
Thanks for the info - went through all of it and he has a few of these or whatever - I'll use them and I'll try and be confident when I tell him my feelings! ^^
606 days ago
@IDEK Thanks for the advice. I think I'm going to follow it and take my chances with him. You have no idea how much that helped!!!
609 days ago
@RandomGuy101 Here are some things to think about:
Is he always around you/trying to be? Does he know how to make you smile? Does the idea of breaking up with her make you sad? Does she want to spend lots of time together (and do you want that)? Even then it can be confusing to tell if they feel the same or to be sure that the person you’re with is who you belong with (long term). My best advice for you, my friend, is to be with honest to both of them about your concerns. If she’s the one for you, she’ll understand and you’ll talk it out. If he’s the one for you, perhaps he’d confess any feelings he has.
P.S. I don’t know how old you are or if this will even help, but best of luck😊
614 days ago
So basically, I'm going out with a girl I like, right? But then I met a guy and he's funny and nice and we kinda jokingly flirt sometimes. . .but sometimes I don't know if he means it or doesn't. To add on top of that, I'm a guy, too and I don't know what might happen if I decide to make a move, and I also don't want to hurt the girl I'm dating. . .any advice?
614 days ago
(we didn't see each other cause he left my elementary school and then I FINALLY decided to try texting him on teams and he answered)
614 days ago
so I have this crush that I've known since forever and he's done a few of the signs and me too but we haven't seen each other for like three years bc covid. we only chat on microsoft teams. how do I know if he likes me??
614 days ago
Basically there is this boy who i like in the grade above me, and i like him, but because of covid we dont have any classes together so i only see him in the halls and at lunch. How do ik if he likes me?!?
617 days ago
Also... one of her two friends is that kind of girl every boy likes (hot and attractive) and she has contact to almost every boy. So how can I do something with my crush (text or idk) without that friend knowing? Also, about the texting... since I sent the poem (four weeks ago) we only texted once and it went like I asked a question she responded and asked back and I gave answer but then she didn’t text back anymore... she also waits like 1 to 2 hours before reading my message and 2 to 3 hours before responding. WHAT SHOULD I DO!!?? Please help!
617 days ago
Did not do such a great move in love world... I sent my crush an anonymous love poem during the lockdown because her two friends told me to tell the girl I like that I like her (they don’t know who my crush is). Now my crush will surely have told her two friends about the poem and they probably start asking boys about the poem because they want to know who it was. So wenn we all get back to school after lockdown there will be a awkward situation with my crush when she figured out it was me or many other boys will know about the poem and then it turns out it was me. I just hope that my crush is hoping the poem was mine and then everything should be perfectly fine.
620 days ago
I have a crush, I am in that same situation! His name is Parker and he is super cute! Our school went virtual so now I can't see him anymore except on video call. Still cute though!
626 days ago
So there's this boy in my class and in the beggining of the year he didn't pay any attention to me and i started liking him and then all of a sudden he starts talking to me and teasing me and i wondered if he likes me. And then one of my friends overheard him saying to his friends that he had a crush on me. But then i saw him talking to other girls and now im confused...
626 days ago
Crushing On i dont know if i'll be much help but i think u should tell your friend who your crush is and say if u really love me than u would help me have a happy life with the person i love (got this from fanfic somewhere). Its totally up to u tho ;) wish u luck
627 days ago
Poppy you should say you like him too. You don’t have to be girlfriend and boyfriend or anything like that:)
627 days ago
once I was on a zoom call with my crush (his name is Peter) and I asked him who his crush was and he said it was me. So I wanted to see if he was being serious or joking so I said “what?” And he said he was joking shyly so I thought he liked me. Do you have advice? Also I’ve known him since I was born. We used to play all the time in pre-K :)
628 days ago
So there is this guy named finn and hes so cute! and hes my type. he has blonde hair blue eyes and has the cutest smile ive ever seen! Sometimes he looks at me and smiles( at least thats what i think we go to school with masks and his eyes kinda squint) and he has done some of the signs, but i dont even know him well. Should we start as friends so i can get to know him better? btw we r in 6th grade. idek his number! everyone in my class including my teacher have snap. should i try to find out or ask his friend? idek if he likes that much. i mean, i have black hair and light brown eyes. how boring is that :( the thing is that universe made us diagalone in homeroom im behind him in math class hes behind me in science class, and we are next to eachother at lunch (assigned seats) one time i bumped into him in science class and he kinda blushed. is that embarrassment or what?! IM SO CONFUSED ON WHAT TO DO!!! pls help i need guidance. :,( im also in a tough situaction my friend and i ( hes a boy btw ) play roblox together, but he pretend he was gonna scam me bc he was helping me make neon in adopt me and he said. " YOU ACTUALLY THOUGHT I WAS GONNA SCAM U???? WHY WOULD I SCAM SOME ONE I LIKE" btw my lil bro was playing too. and he then said "..." i was like what? then he asked if i liked him, but i said no comment bc idk how to respond to that. then he said do u like me and i said i do but as a friend and he was soooooooooooooooooooooooo sad :( id mean to but i just ant us to stay as friends bc i have a crush on someone. ( also my bro was pretending saying i like him when i dont ) so he was playing with hes emotions. and then he startd to follow me in my home and then he said " pls tell me u like me D;" and i just said ... and how its like a virtual week but we are going back and now its gonna be so cringy when i see him at luch and homeroom bc we all are on the same team. :( so much boys like me but i dont like them! its so unfair. i just wish the one boy i like liked me back :((((((((((((((((( So PLEASE SOMEONE ON HERE PLS HELP A GIRL OUT!!!!!!!!!!!
637 days ago
There’s this boy and he always stares at me constantly when we broke up for Christmas from school he turned and looked at me twice. When we had our seating plan he was on they other side of the room he looked at me once again and came all the way and stood right next to me and when I walked to my mothers car in between the car and me he squeezed past me and I got scared thinking who was that however I don’t like him because he is so quiet and one of the most cleverest boys in our class he does try and compete with me in maths whereas he cannot be on my level what should I do because this girl in history was flirting with him and I was sat behind him she was asking him on a price of paper what he got on his tests and what he likes watching they went to the same primary school and in English she asked what he wrote he pulled his chair back and showed her it now I’m confused who he likes even if I’m his crush I am not interested in 🚔 even though he isn’t one and he purposely comes so close to me it annoys me can’t he leave me alone just because I picked a price of paper for him and found his history book for him I’m not even good looking I’m not pretty.