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    10 Signs Your Crush Likes You Back

    By on August 23, 2013

    Wondering if the man you’ve been crushing on likes you back can be extremely confusing. It may be  hard to figure out if a guy really, really likes you like you like him, especially if you’re not sure what you should be looking for. It’s not fun waiting around for him to tell you if he does or not and it can be frustrating hanging onto someone who you aren’t even sure has the same feelings for you. It may just be too embarrassing to ask because of the fear of rejection. So, to help you out here are 10 ways to tell if your special someone wants you to be his special someone, too.


    1. Body Language:


    We, as humans, say a lot with our bodies- sometimes more than we even say with our words. Body language is an important factor in any relationship; romantic or not. The way your crush moves his body may be telling you something this whole time! Does your crush fidget when he’s around you? Does he try to make eye contact with you as much as possible? Does he touch you a lot? Put his arm around you? Hold your hand? Do you catch him glancing at you, just like you glance at him? Even looking to see if he laughs or smiles when you laugh or smile may be the key to finding out whether he likes you.

    2. Compliments:


    It’s very unusual for someone who doesn’t feel romantic about you to give you a lot of compliments. Especially if the compliments are ones about your looks. Things like: You’re beautiful, you have an amazing smile, your laugh is cute, you have stunning eyes, etc. Also, if your crush tells you these things more than once, that’s a good sign that he really likes you back.

    3. Getting personal:


    Does your crush ask you questions about yourself? Does he pry for more  information about you, your family, likes or dislikes? Does he talk about his personal life, goals, family, past relationships, secrets or something else that you wouldn’t tell just anyone? If he does, this may be a great sign that he likes you. Guys don’t open up to just anyone- actually, they don’t open up a lot period. But, when it comes to a girl they may like, they will try to get to know her and let her get to know him because he wants to be more than friends. He wants to let you in. This means he trusts you, but also wants to get to know more about you, too.

    4. Friends & Family:


    A guy doesn’t bring just anyone to hang out with him and his friends. If your crush wants you to meet his friends or his family, then you may be assured that he likes you as more than a friend. This isn’t always a sure signs, but in most cases a guy doesn’t waste time to go through that whole process for no reason. If he wants you to meet those close to him, it means that he wants you to get to know them and he wants both of you to get along.

    5. Communication:


    Does your crush make an effort to contact you first by texting, calling or even social network messaging you? Does he reply to your messages relatively briefly after you sent them? Does he answer most of your calls or call you back as soon as he can? All in all, does he make as much of an effort to talk to you as you do to him? If so, it means he really has an interest in you. Guys are forgetful creatures. They won’t usually make the effort to talk to someone who they don’t really want to talk to.

    6. Dates and Presents:


    A guy who gives you gifts, whether extravagant or small, really cares for you. He wants to impress you and make you happy by giving you things he thinks you’ll love. He obviously loves seeing you happy and loves that he’s the one doing it. If your crush takes you out for ice cream, to a movie, to dinner, to any event or place multiple times, it may mean that he wants to take you out on ‘dates’ and take the relationship further soon enough. Men don’t spend money on girls they don’t have any intention of seeing or dating.

    7. People:


    Whether people you know are telling you that they think your crush likes you back or you ask them for their opinion, that is a sign that he truly does like you. Third parties are better at seeing the signs than you are because they are not blinded by love. They can see clearly what’s going on and will be able to tell you the absolute truth.

    8. Hanging Out:


    If you find your crush wanting to be around you a lot, asking you to hang out more than often or offer to take you places, they make like you. If he’s doing these things then it usually means he wants to be around you and enjoys your company. If he offers to take you places or walk you home then he doesn’t mind taking time out of his day to do something nice for you because he wants to make you happy. Definitely a sign he likes you.

    9. Exclusivity:


    Is he hanging out with other girls? Do you find him talking to other girls, taking them out to date-like places, giving them gifts, etc? This may mean he doesn’t like you as much as you’d hope because he’s not staying exclusive with you. If your crush doesn’t seem to have any other important girls in his life besides you and pays attention to only you, it’s a sign he may like you.

    10. He Tells You:


    Either he tells you or drops hints that he likes you. That’s definitely a sure as hay sign he likes you back. If he says things pertaining to your future together, how you would be a good girlfriend, how he wishes he had a girl like you or if he straight out says, “I like you”, then he is most definitely interested! 


    1. Melody

      June 29, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Hello! I have a question : ) Basically, I really, REALLY like this guy and I’m 98% sure he likes me back (everybody says it’s obvious that he does) but I’d love your input as well.

      For some background, we’re both 18, we’ve both just graduated high school, and he just moved here in September from a large Middle Eastern city (not gonna name which one in case he finds this haha). He’s also very much the shy, strong, and silent type.

      We didn’t have any classes together, but we always passed each other in the hallway. One day I noticed that he was trying to catch my eye but didn’t think anything of it. Then I noticed his friends notifying him whenever I’m near and teasing him, and he started staring a lot (to the point where my friends pointed it out) and trying to position himself near me and stuff. Eventually I worked up the nerve to talk to him and we became very good friends and started going out for coffee a LOT, and he would always stand very close to me, be very caring, get jealous whenever I mentioned other guys, open doors for me (and only me), etc. This went on for about a month until he saw me holding hands with my best guy friend (who is gay, which my crush doesn’t know) and he distanced himself. We talked very little until the last week of school, and my best guy friend started pointing out that he was always staring and trying to get close.
      We didn’t contact each other for several weeks, but over the weekend I worked up the nerve to ask him to “hang out”. He responded very enthusiastically. So yesterday, we went for coffee, mini golfing, and then we went to a diner to just sit and talk. We were supposed to be out for two hours but ended up staying out for 6. We flirted a LOT (poking each other with golf clubs, shoving, touching each others’ hair a bit, being very close physically, trying to sneakily get our hands all over each other especially in the car, teasing A LOT (we got into so many “i hate you more” wars)), but we also had a very deep conversation where we talked about culture, religion, society, politics, and family. There was one point where we kinda stopped talking and just gazed into each others’ eyes for a weirdly long time and he broke the silence by confessing how much he misses his home country (he’s an extremely closed off person so I thought this was big), and I listened to him talk about that and he even teared up and choked up a bit. I don’t think he’s ever talked about that stuff before with anybody because he likes to maintain his masculine, slightly-dead-inside image. He also listened to me talk about my family problems for a long time. We then started making slightly sexual jokes and getting into more “I hate you” wars and swearing at each other and in the car I think he hinted that he wanted to kiss me (we were talking about his amazing fashion sense and how people tend to think he’s gay when he’s not (he’s not homophobic at all don’t worry) and then he asked if I wanted him to prove he isn’t gay and I said yes and then he asked me what I want him to do and smirked. I ruined the moment by saying “I don’t know” because I’m dumb). A lot more happened but I don’t want to write a novel. When I dropped him off we hugged and then I realized I forgot something with him and when I came back to get it he walked to my window, bent down, gave me a cute teasing smile, and gave me the thing I left, and then thanked me for spending the day with him.

      Like I thought it was obvious he liked me, but the thing is that he usually doesn’t text me to initiate plans. Like I thought it’s because he’s extremely shy and I’m
      much less so (like I asked him out for coffee first and then he initiated) but all the websites say that if he liked you, HE would text first. So I’m slightly confused : /

      If you got this far, thank you so much for reading!

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 30, 2017 at 12:16 pm

        He is very interested in developing a relationship with you. It is also clear that you want to develop a relationship with him. Your best option is to speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings. Allow him to open up to you as well. If you want to enter into a relationship with him, then explain that to him. He will almost certainly be interested in officially dating you. Have a great day, Melody!

        • Melody

          June 30, 2017 at 3:40 pm

          Great! I’m glad I was reading the signs correctly.

          Is it possible he isn’t texting because he’s very shy or that he wants me to take the reigns? That’s what my uncle told me, and I have noticed that whenever we go out, I always initiate and plan out what we’re doing and he happily follows along and he always allows me to choose everything, from where we go to what prize we chose when we went to the arcade to what we eat and he will usually just share mine (unless we’re getting coffee, but then we still share our drinks with each other, which he initiated). Do you think that he might not be texting because he wants me to be in charge?

          I’m only asking because I read online that if he doesn’t text or ask you out, he doesn’t like you (then again he has asked me out for coffee and he always texts back..) Thank you again!

          • web admin

            web admin

            July 1, 2017 at 5:12 pm

            It sounds like you have an excellent understanding of the signs. You are right, you should take charge at this time. He may be shy, confused, or uncertain about your feelings. If you choose to take action, then be certain that you want to develop a relationship with him. You may find benefits in explaining that you would like him to reach out to you as well. This will increase the chances that he will take the lead at times as well. Have a great day, Melody!

            • Melody

              July 11, 2017 at 8:18 pm

              Hello! Just wanted to thank you one more time for giving me advice. He asked me out for a movie and so halfway through the movie, I put my head on his shoulder and he put his head on mine and then he slowly brought his hand to mine to hold and then he kissed me and then he pulled me into his lap and we just made out for the rest of the movie!! And on the way back to my car we held hands and we decided that we’re dating now and he kissed me multiple times on the way to my car (and once we got to my car we made out in the backseat for like 20 minutes, and then in the front seat, and then at a restaurant where I ordered takeout, and then we made out again like 8 more times whoopsy) so thank you for encouraging me to make a move! It definitely worked! : )

              • web admin

                web admin

                July 13, 2017 at 4:59 pm

                Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. It is great to see that your actions have brought you to such a positive point in your relationship. Continue to move through your relationship with positive energy. Remember to always speak directly and honestly with him about your thoughts and feelings, as this will ensure that your relationship is loving and durable. Have a great day, Melody!

    2. Mia

      May 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      jeremy cheated on me with another girl and I don’t know what to do. i can’t stop crying.

      • web admin

        web admin

        May 11, 2017 at 8:21 am

        You have to decide if you want to stay in the relationship or cut your losses and move on. Do you think that he will cheat again? Do you think you will be able to get over the betrayal? If you don’t think you can handle the betrayal and are worried that he will cheat again, it may be best to just move on. Good luck, Mia!

        • Mia

          May 11, 2017 at 2:59 pm

          It was another girl trying to hurt me, Jeremy didn’t want anything to do with it and it’s all on video. The wrong rumor happened to flow around the school and came tobe which was stupid of meto belive.

          • web admin

            web admin

            May 12, 2017 at 8:03 am

            If he didn’t cheat, then it’s not a problem–although you should certainly avoid being around the girl who is causing all of the problems. It sounds like the situation has gotten better, so you may just have to avoid talking to drama-causing people like that one girl.

    3. Lilly

      May 8, 2017 at 8:34 am

      When me and him were talking his friend past by and gives him a tumb up while looking at him and showing him eyeing me… Does it mean he likes me?

      • web admin

        web admin

        May 8, 2017 at 10:27 am

        It sounds more likely than not that he is interested. He hasn’t done enough for it to be for certain, but it seems like there is a pretty good chance that he likes you. Good luck, Lilly!

    4. Nicki

      April 18, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      I love my crush. I feel like I wanna spend the rest of my life with him. He told me he can not offer me a relationship than friendship. It’s so disheartening. I invited him out for coffee but he paid for us. He asked me if I have a boyfriend and I told him no.Wich is the truth. But he doesn’t wanna date. How can I get him to love me back please?

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 19, 2017 at 7:53 pm

        If the two of you are friends, then continue to spend time with him. If you are not that close at this time, then continue to live your life. If his feelings change, which they may, then you can attention to develop a relationship with him at a later time. Live life to the fullest and see what comes. Have a great day, Nicki!

    5. kate levna

      April 17, 2017 at 8:39 am

      my crush likes me back i even know his friends told me…but they embarrassed us cus i like him and he likes me even my friend that i broke up with she told everyone even ants lol what should i do? ask him out or leave it and love each other without talking to each other?

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 17, 2017 at 10:55 am

        If your crush likes you back and you like him, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Try to spend additional time with him as this will help the two of you become closer. There is no harm in trying to spend time with him in person. Perhaps try to ask him to go with you on a walk through nature. Have a great day, Kate!

    6. Mia

      April 2, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      hey web admin! remember me?
      me and jeremy have been hanging out more and more lately and has even stopped my my locker to wait for me to pack up.
      the other day he was eating a slice of pizza and i was really hungry, which i complained to him, and he let me share his pizza with him. i wiped his nose, which somehow he managed to get pizza sauce on and he started to blush and looked away. i really like this dude and somehow everyone, and i mean everyone, always tell us (when we’re together) that we would be a cute couple.
      i don’t really know what else to do other than to just ask him myself if he wants to go out. i’m just afraid he’ll say no because he’s the type of person to wait until high school to get into a relationship but he’s giving me all of these signs which leaves me stuck for what I should do.
      p.s i walk with him everyday except wednesdays!

      • web admin

        web admin

        April 3, 2017 at 11:39 am

        Ask him out! It sounds like he likes you, and he really likes to be around you. He may just be afraid of getting rejected, which is why he is not asking you out. At any rate, you will never know what could be possibly unless you make a move and find out for sure. Good luck, Mia!

        • Mia

          April 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm

          Hi! I asked him out, and he said no. His reasoning? Because he wanted to ask me out himself. So I guess I kinda have a boyfriend now?

          • web admin

            web admin

            April 7, 2017 at 8:44 am

            That’s so funny! Well, it looks like you either have a boyfriend now or you will have one once he figures out the perfect way to ask you out. Good luck, Mia!

            • Mia

              April 12, 2017 at 9:19 am

              SISTER GUESS WHO’S NOT SINGLEEEEEE! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done to help, your expertise has one girl happily in a relationship!
              He was actually planning on asking me out on Valentine’s Day but freaked out and didn’t. He asked me out on 4/08/2017 while we were hanging out.
              Once again, thank you so much!
              You’ve grown onto me like a big sister, I love you so much! <3
              I'll still be around here, commenting! 🙂

              • web admin

                web admin

                April 13, 2017 at 8:34 am

                I am so happy to hear that you are in a happy relationship! Thank you for sharing your experiences! Keep us updated on your relationship! Have a great day, Mia!

    7. Jordan Farquhar

      March 15, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      So I was introduced to my crush by my brother and we’ve only known each other for about 3 weeks but we are already good friends. We already traded numbers and we text and call each other frequently. He will also walk me to my classes whenever possible and has started holding my hand whenever we walk together. Once he even offered me his hoodie to tie around my hips to keep my skirt from blowing up in the wind. Does this mean anything?

      • web admin

        web admin

        March 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm

        He may have an interested in developing a relationship with you. It is clear that he cares about you. Continue to spend time with him and become closer to him. When you want to share your thoughts and feelings with him, then do so directly and honestly. Have a great day, Jordan!

    8. alina

      February 24, 2017 at 4:51 am

      My crush looks me we having eye contact. And one day he looking at me and I simply turn my face in rudely manner after than he ignore me and he shows attitude to me . Then after 1month later he again start looking at me but sometime he turn his face in a rudely manner but now he makes very few eye contact

      • alina

        February 24, 2017 at 4:58 am

        My crush and I have eye contact .but one day he is looking at me and I turn my face in a rudely manner AFter this he don’t look at me and shows attitude to me. after 1month he make an eye contact and turn his face like me .now he makes very little eye contact to me

        • web admin

          web admin

          February 24, 2017 at 12:16 pm

          He wanted to catch your eye and your actions made him think that you were not interested. He still doesn’t think you have an interest in him. He may be upset at you for not liking him in the first place. Your only option is to speak directly and honestly with him about your feelings and about your past actions. Best of luck, Alina!

      • web admin

        web admin

        February 24, 2017 at 12:16 pm

        He wanted to catch your eye and your actions made him think that you were not interested. He still doesn’t think you have an interest in him. He may be upset at you for not liking him in the first place. Your only option is to speak directly and honestly with him about your feelings and about your past actions. Best of luck, Alina!

    9. Izzy

      February 19, 2017 at 6:54 am

      I have a crush on a guy in my science class. We have talked everyday this school year. We walk out of school together also since science is the last period of the day. We have meaningful conversation and he makes me laugh. We flirt and I didn’t think much of it because he kind of has a player reputation with my friends. But now he asked me for my number and pays me compliments and such. I’m pretty sure he likes me or is at least interested in me. I don’t know if I should like him since he has that reputation because I don’t want to get hurt. Honestly he’s a good guy and I love being around him and talking to him but what should I do if he asks me out or tells me he likes me?

      • web admin

        web admin

        February 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        If he asks you our or tells you that you like him, then explain your feelings to him. It is always best for you to be direct and honest with your thoughts and feelings. This will help the two of you determine if you want to establish a relationship with each other. You can also take charge and speak to him about your thoughts and feelings first. This will give the opportunity to talk with you if he is too shy to do so. Best of luck, Izzy!

    10. Claire

      February 6, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      My crush talks to my best friend but ignores my appearance may I add he talks to everyone in the class but doesn’t say a word to me at home time ( my mom drops him off since he lives two houses away from me) he asks his questions to me through my mom like we had to pick someone to do a biography on and he asked my mom “Who is Claire doing a biography on” then my mom would ask me and I would answer can’t he just ask me? He is really outgoing with me he doesn’t talk to me I try to glance if he is staring at me but I’m too shy so I look at him for only one second and all his doing is writing answers down.

      • web admin

        web admin

        February 8, 2017 at 10:18 am

        He may be too shy to speak with you. Since he is asking about you, he probably is interested in becoming closer to you. Your best option is to try to speak with him more often. Try to strike up a conversation with him when you are able to. Perhaps the two of you may become closer if you work on your assignment together. Your parents may be interested in helping the two of you study together. Best of luck, Claire!

    11. sarah

      February 6, 2017 at 8:22 am

      what does it mean when your crush ignores you in front of his friends and keeps talking bad things about you to them.
      and he acts differently(in a bad way).but he is very nice and flirty when his friends arent around.and stares at you occasionally.

      • web admin

        web admin

        February 6, 2017 at 11:10 am

        He may have feelings for you, but he is not mature enough to properly understand and share his feelings. The next time that the two of you spend time together alone, be clear with him about your concerns about his statements to his friends. Explain to him that he can either continue to spend time with you, or he can continue to talk badly about you. You do not want to be with someone with this character trait. Best of luck, Sarah!

      • faith

        February 16, 2017 at 5:10 pm

        he is scard that his friends will juge him

        • web admin

          web admin

          February 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm

          Thank you for sharing your insights and thoughts. It s possible that this is the case. Feel free to share more of your ideas in the future. Have a great day, Faith!

    12. Claire

      February 2, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      Hey again! My crush talked to me a little at lunch it wasn’t a conversation since it was around one of his friends but when he talked he didn’t say my name is he embarrassed saying my name around his friends??

    13. Anna

      February 2, 2017 at 5:40 am

      HI! It’s me again ^_^
      These past few days, my friends always tease me to my Crush. It’s not like I’m not used to it, it’s just that the way they tease me is now different from before. I dunno why but now, they never fail to tell me that “what if” my Crush likes me. HAHAHA. Honestly, I’m glad to hear their conclusions but I don’t want to assume anymore because you know, it hurts.
      Earlier, my Crush was “possessed” with the good spirit. During our period before lunch, we had a quiz.But before that, I ran out of paper and me and my classmates (including Crush) in that area don’t have one so my friend asked for some paper. Unfortunately, she only got one left. i thought I would get the other half of the paper but my Crush’s bestfriend asked him if he could have it. While tearing the paper in half, I heard my Crush tell my friend to give the other half to me. Hoho 😀
      Then on Math class, luck wasn’t on my side because I lost my pen and my bestfriend’s pen ran out of ink. I was shy to go out and buy one and we had a quiz so I turned to my Crush and his bestfriend and asked if I could borrow an extra pen. My Crush didn’t seem to notice and his bestfriend rummaged his bag for a pen. Unluckily, the ink of his pen wasn’t clear and he had nothing left for me to borrow. I told him it was fine, so long as I have a pen. When I was about to write, I was honestly surprised when my Crush poked me with a pen in his hand. I got the pen from him and tried it to see if I can still use it. Yep, his pen was definitely good to me. I tried my hardest not to smile that time.
      After the class, my shyness enveloped me so I decided to buy a pen and return his pen to him. When I returned his pen and thanked him, he immediately asked if I already had a pen so I said yes and I don’t know why but I feel that he doesn’t want me to return the pen yet. HAHA LOL. Universe played with me and my newly bought pen wouldn’t write so he teased me a little about it. Later on, we were required to copy a drawing and I didn’t start yet because I don’t know how to draw! Why our teacher checked up on us, he told her that my pen wouldn’t write. Argghh it’s like he’s making me regret on buying a new pen. Hahaha

      • web admin

        web admin

        February 2, 2017 at 1:39 pm

        It is certainly possible that your crush has feelings for you. He may want to become closer to you as a friend, or he may want to establish a relationship with you. Try to spend additional time with him. You may want to share your thoughts and feelings with him as well. This may help your relationship become more strong in the future. Have a great day, Anna!

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