Does My Crush Like Me? How To Tell Where They Stand

No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you have probably been through the universal experience of having a crush. If that’s the case, you’ll also recognize the intense desire for your crush to like you back. Once you have some confirmation that your crush feels the same way, you’re ready to make your first move. But how do you know if your crush likes you back? Check out these signs that your crush is crushing on you too.

  1. They start conversations with you. When your crush likes you, they’ll probably find any excuse in the world to talk to you. They’ll randomly text you just to say hello or ask random questions. Or they might send you memes, jokes, and other things they’ve seen on social media. They may even strike up a conversation in person when you happen to be at the same social event. It won’t always be you having to initiate the conversation when they truly like you.
  2. They listen to you properly when you talk. Your crush won’t only talk to you if they like you; they’ll actually listen too. You’ll know they’re listening because they’ll pay attention to what you tell them. They’ll remember things you say. And they’ll ask more questions. This happens because they are at least a little emotionally invested in you. If they didn’t like you, they might not listen so intently when you talk.
  3. They want to know more about you. It’s natural for your crush to try and find out more about you when they like you. They’ll do this by asking lots of questions. Sometimes they’ll ask you directly. But if they’re too shy, they might also talk to other people about you, trying to find out as much as they can. So pay attention if your friends tell you that your crush has been asking about you. That’s a very good sign!
  4. They try to see you on your own. Typically, when you like someone, you want to spend time with them one-on-one. If you usually see your crush in a group, they might try to get you on your own if they have feelings for you. They might ask to catch up just the two of you. Or if you gravitate away from the group when you’re all together, they might subtly follow you.
  5. They interact with you on social media. Social media isn’t always indicative of what’s going on in the real world. Generally, though, anyone who likes you will interact with you on social media. They’ll like your posts, maybe leave a few comments, or chat to you by sending direct messages. Even if they don’t interact directly with you, you’ll know they’re keen if they constantly check your stories and open your messages.
  6. They respond to you quickly. According to relationship gurus at Elite Daily, another sign that your crush likes you is when they respond to you quickly. When someone leaves you on read for days or doesn’t respond to you at all, it’s not a good sign. But if they’re replying to you consistently, and pretty much straight away, it could indicate that they like you.
  7. Their body language shows that they like you. Sometimes, you can tell whether or not someone likes you by looking at their body language. If your crush likes you, they might display typical body cues, including blushing. They may also find excuses to touch you, as we tend to want to be physically close to the people we have feelings for.
  8. Their friends pay attention to you. A person’s friends can reveal a lot about them. Normally, when someone likes you, they will mention it to their friends. So their friends might stare at you when they see you or even try to talk to you and gauge how you feel about your crush. Love Panky reveals that friends can serve as an effective clue, so just pay attention to their friends. See if they act any differently around you.
  9. They go to more effort when you’re around. We all go to more effort around the people we secretly like. You might notice this in your crush’s clothes, their general appearance, or in the things they say. Do they brag in front of you to try and impress you? If they do seem to go to a lot of effort or talk themselves up, it could be a sign that they like you.
  10. They can get embarrassed around you. Since we care about what the people we like think of us, it’s easy to get embarrassed in front of them. If your crush easily gets embarrassed or flustered around you, it could mean that they have secretly caught feels. Signs to look out for include blushing, fidgeting, or covering their face.
Vanessa Locampo is an Aussie writer who’s equally obsessed with YA fiction and pasta. Her time is divided between writing all the things, reading all the things, listening to Queen, and bopping her cat on the nose. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and has written for sites including and Discovering Montana, and currently works as an editor at Glam. You can keep up with her on Instagram @vanessaellewrites.