If I Like You, I Make It Obvious & I Expect The Same In Return

When I start to catch feelings for a guy, I’m pretty straightforward. So if you’re lucky enough to be the guy that I’m currently into, these are a few of the things you can expect from me:

  1. No games. If I like you, there’s no chance in hell I’m going to risk it by playing games with you. I don’t see the fun in messing with someone’s emotions for personal gain — that’s just not what I’m about. I won’t be playing hard to get or trying to make you jealous to win you over. What you see is what you’ll get.
  2. A text back — and in a reasonable time frame. I always have my phone on me — don’t we all? — and if I like you, you can expect a text back as soon as I see yours. I won’t make you wait two hours because it took you that long to text me back. I’ll always get back to you because that’s the polite thing to do.
  3. Cute or sexy messages. I can’t help myself. I love sending sexts and cute messages making the guy I like feel special and desired. If you happen to be the guy I set my sights on then you can expect to receive messages like that from time to time.
  4. Lots of playing around. I love playing around with the guy I like. Tickling, playful wresting and even some light teasing are things that are certain keep the fun in the relationship, so if you’re the one I want to be with, expect to be goofing around with me.
  5. Little gifts. Making people feel special makes me feel good, so when I like you, I’ll be doing that as much as I can. Whether it be bringing you your favorite chocolate bar or buying you a guitar after hearing you talk about wanting to learn, you can expect little tokens of my affection.
  6. A plethora of compliments. I like to lift people up whether I’m dating them or not, so you can definitely expect me to compliment you on the regular. Confident people are just generally happier, so if I see something great in you, I’m going to make sure you see it too.
  7. Loyalty. I pride myself on my ability to stay loyal to those I care about, so if you’re the object of my affection, I’ll gladly put you into that category. I’m not malicious and I won’t hurt people I truly care about for temporary pleasure.
  8. Honesty. I won’t lie to you, even if it’s something that’s hard to say. I truly believe that a good relationship is built on honesty and trust. Even white lies can rattle a foundation, so I won’t be playing the part of the deceitful princess just because the truth can be hard to deal with sometimes.
  9. No competition. I’m a one guy gal, so if I’m with you, you can be sure I’m not entertaining anyone else when you’re not around. Even if we’re not exclusive, I don’t need guys to fight over me or lusting after me to feel worth it. The love of one is plenty enough for me.
  10. Sincere interest in what you have to say. When I like you, I like you for exactly who you are and I wouldn’t want you any other way. I could listen to you talk about your problems, passions and everything in between for hours and never get bored, even if I wouldn’t otherwise be interested in the topics.
Angelica Bottaro has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trent University and an Advanced Diploma in Journalism from Centennial College. She began her career as a freelance writer in 2014, racking up bylines in The Good Men Project, MakeWell, LymeTime, YouQueen, and more. She eventually shifted her focus and began writing about mental health, nutrition, and chronic disease for VeryWell Health.

You can follow her on Facebook or check out her website at AngelicaBottaro.ca. She also posts on Instagram @a.ct._b and Twitter @angiiebee.