They say that men are from mars and women are from Venus, indicating the fact the two genders are complete opposites. Well, this can make navigating the relationship thing a bit tricky, but forget about even being in one if you can’t figure out whether the girl you have a crush on likes you back in the first place!
It’s pretty easy to get your signals mixed up or misunderstand what a girl really wants if you’re not paying close attention. Being observant could be the difference between living in the friend zone for all of life and being leveled up to boyfriends status. We’re sure you don’t want to be in one of those stages.
So how do you figure it out? Find out below the 10 ways to tell if a girl likes you:
1. She’s Talked About You With Her Friends
Girls don’t just talk about any and every guy that shows interest in them with their friends. And trust me, if she was put off by your advances, her friends would not be that nice to you. So, if her friends know you and are nice to you, it means she’s talked about “the cute guy who I wish was my boyfriend” to them. It’s time to make a move!
2. Body Language
Women tend to show affection through physical contact, sometimes even without being consciously aware that they’re doing it. If your girl is constantly giving you little touches; even if its something subtle like shoulder bump or a hand on your thigh while sitting down/standing up, that’s a sign that she definitely likes you. There’s a clear difference between little “I like you” touches and high five with her male besties, you just have to pay close attention.
3. She’s Jealous
Jealousy is a natural emotion, especially when it comes to new (or in this case, pre-relationship) stages of a couple’s journey. If she tries to put herself between you and another girl who seems flirty, she’s letting the other person know exactly who she is to you. Girls who don’t see you that way will probably encourage you to flirt with someone else because to them you are just a friend.
4. She Asks About/Spends Time with Your Friends and Family
A girl who likes you will try and find out as much about you as possible, and this includes your friends and family. She might not hang out with your crew all the time, but if she is genuinely putting in an effort to get to know your friends and family and ask about them, she likes you a lot and sees you, and them as a package deal, in her future.
5. She’s Flirtatious
Flirting is of course the universal sign of letting someone know that you like them. Other than verbal cues, you should look for signs like if she’s smiling/giggling more often, giving you subtle touches, playing with her hair, licking her lips, etc. These are signs that she likes you. Of course, a random girl you meet at the bar might be flirting with you to get a drink or two out of you, but that only happens sometimes.
6. She Asks Your Opinion/Advice
Obviously, if she’s asking for your advice or opinion about anything, it means that she cares about what you think and trusts you. Trust us, us girls don’t do that with just about anyone! Of course, she could also just value your opinion as a friend, but if she does this along with any of the other signs on this list, you’re definitely on another level in her mind.
7. Dressing Up
While the goal of a relationship is to reach that level where you feel comfortable enough to wear anything around your partner, the beginning stages of one are when you aim to impress. So, if the girl you like seems like she’s putting a lot of effort into looking good for you, then she’s trying to impress you. Even if she’s dressed casually, she might wear an outfit you once complimented her on, or wear her hair the way you like it, etc.
8. You’ll Catch Her Looking At You – a Lot!
Watch her eyes because they can tell you a lot about how a girl feels. You might find her looking at you, but quickly diverting her eyes the moment you catch her. This is mostly due to nerves, because she wants to look at you (because she likes you, duh), but doesn’t want to you to know that she’s looking at you (because she’s shy).
9. She Laughs at Your Lame Jokes
A girl that likes you will laugh at all your jokes – even ones that clearly aren’t even funny! She might even giggle when you say something that isn’t necessarily meant to be a joke. A girl that likes you will find things you say/do cute and she won’t be able to help herself from expressing it!
10. She’s Got Your Back
When a girl likes you, she’ll make it a point to be there for you when you’re down – it’s a sign that she cares about you and notices your emotions. She’ll be there if you need someone to talk to and will defend you against someone else. This is because she sees you as someone who can be there for her in the future and someone she can be in a relationship with.