Do you ever wonder if someone is flirting with you or if they’re just being nice?
Everyone questions their budding relationships at some point. Is it friendship or something more?
Sometimes, the line between platonic and romantic interests can be blurry, and it can be challenging to know whether or not you should make a move.
Your love interest might lack the self-confidence or courage needed to ask you on a date, without knowing for sure if you’ll say yes.
You might even feel the same way. The good news is, that there are ways to find out if your crush is interested in you – that don’t involve confronting them outright.
Here are 10 subtle signs that someone is attracted to you.
1. You See Them Everywhere.
You know the feeling when someone is watching you?
You might get that sensation whenever you’re around that certain someone. And when you look up, you might not be surprised to see their eyes on you.
They might look away out of embarrassment of being caught in admiration. If they don’t, you can maintain eye contact and see if sparks fly.
This person may be attempting to get your attention by putting themselves somewhere obvious in front of you. They want to be noticed and will wait patiently for your attention.
2. They Flirt with Teasing or Awkward Compliments.
Teasing is a common flirting strategy – especially in younger social groups. If someone relentlessly picks on you as a joke, they might actually be attracted to you.
Sarcastic or backhanded compliments aren’t the best way to get the point across, but it can help a nervous suitor establish whether or not you’re into them.
Keep in mind that flirtatious teasing and severe bullying are two distinct things – you should never settle for someone who brings you down or makes you unhappy or uncomfortable.
3. They Giggle a Little Too Much.
Nervous laughter is incredibly common, and many people giggle when they’re around their crush.
It’s normal for people to feel nervous around those they admire or respect, and excessive giggling can signify that someone feels that way about you.
They just might not know how to show it. If someone laughs at everything you have to say (even when it’s not funny), there’s a good chance that they’re attracted to you.
4. Their Cheeks Turn Rosy.
When someone feels attracted to another person, they tend to blush. Blood rushes to their face and reddens their cheeks.
While this phenomenon can occur after an unexpected compliment or light touch, researchers claim that blushing mimics the effect of orgasm where we get flushed.
It’s an evolutionary process to attract a potential mate. This bodily response also explains why the color red is linked to romance.
So, if someone looks flushed when they’re around you, I suppose they could be just pissed off about something or maybe they just stepped in from the cold – but their red cheeks are more likely a sign that they’re into you.
5. They Mimic Your Body Language.
When you’re with a group, do you ever notice that people tend to behave in similar ways – especially if they’re close friends?
We subconsciously mimic other people’s body language when we feel comfortable with them or want to be more ‘like’ them.
Someone might do this to you if they find you attractive. You might notice them copying your gestures or mannerisms.
Or maybe you notice them using specific words or phrases that you always use but never heard them use before.
This subconscious mirroring can even alter how they breathe. So take notice if someone begins to act more and more like you.
6. They Send Social Media Signals.
Flirting online is much easier than flirting in person, and social media has created a dating platform unlike any other.
Someone might flirt with you outright by sending a private message, but their signals could also be more subtle.
If someone likes or comments on your posts all the time, they’re definitely interested in you. Some people might even go overboard.
If they’re waiting attentively to see your next move on social media, they’ll always be one of the first ones to engage with your posts.
This cyberstalking isn’t the best method for getting a date, but it will definitely reveal that they’re attracted to you.
Take notice of how long it usually takes them to respond to your posts. If they’re always on top of it, they’ve probably set your account as a favorite and requested notifications.
7. They Can’t Stay Still.
When a person is around someone they’re attracted to, it’s common to feel nervous or anxious.
You can tell if someone is experiencing anxiety if they seem awkward, stumble over their words, or don’t know what to say to you. Another clear sign is fidgeting.
If they usually pace the room, shift around, bury themselves in their phone, or even shake when you’re together, they’re feeling nervous – and it might be because of you.
They may also play with jewelry, rub their hands, or keep touching their hair.
When someone finds you attractive, they are more likely to engage in these self-soothing movements.
8. They Enter Your Personal Space.
When someone feels a physical attraction to you, their desire acts like a magnet – bringing them closer and closer.
Even your close friends might respect your personal space and stand a few feet away from you during conversations. But someone who wants to be more than friends, will try to get closer.
If you think someone is interested in you, pay attention to how often they enter your personal space and compare that to how they interact with others.
If they get significantly closer to you than they do to other people, they’re probably attracted to you.
9. They Accidentally Touch You.
If someone enters your personal space, they’re probably close enough to touch you. If it happens once or twice, it might genuinely be an accident.
However, when someone ‘accidentally’ brushes up against your arm, touches your hand, or pats you on the shoulder frequently, it’s a sign that they’d like to be more than friends.
Physical touch is a form of dating communication, and it’s an easy way to tell that someone is hitting on you.
As time goes on, this person may touch you in more obvious or romantic ways – and they’ll probably stop apologizing for it.
If that happens, they’re surely into you.
10. They Show Jealousy.
When someone is attracted to you, they might see other people as a threat. If they feel jealous when you talk to potential suitors, they might act weird, flustered, or even angry.
While raging jealousy and inappropriate behavior are both relationship red flags, signs of slight jealousy could indicate attraction.
Maybe they can’t help but glance suspiciously while you laugh at someone else’s jokes, or perhaps they ask you about the conversation afterward.
If you notice either of these two things, they’re probably feeling jealous because they’re interested in you. If you’re interested too, sparking jealousy could encourage them to make the first move.
But note that it could also discourage them if they believe they don’t have a chance against the competition.
In this case, a better strategy would be honesty. Even when a person tries to act cool, there are obvious signs that they’re attracted to you.
Subconsciously, our bodies tell us when we feel desire or attraction, and sometimes they even betray us with bizarre habits.
Whether you enlist the help of a friend or use your keen senses to observe their body language, you can find out if someone is attracted to you.
Watch for subtle clues, but be wary of jumping to conclusions before you’ve gathered enough evidence!
Everyone is different, so if you really really want to know if someone wants to be more than friends, you could just boldly ask them.
What do you think?
How did you find out that someone was attracted to you?