When you have a crush on someone, plucking up the courage to ask them out can be difficult – especially if you can’t quite figure out how they feel about you.
Sure, if they make their intentions known, ask them outcomes with no risk at all.
However, if they appear to be an impenetrable fortress of unreadable emotions then finding the right time to ask becomes a towering impossibility.
Fortunately, there are subtle ways that you can tell if someone is genuinely romantically interested in you, and we’re going to share them with you today.
They move closer to you when you are together
Proximity is generally a good way to tell if someone is romantically interested in you. When you spend time together and you notice them leaning closer toward you, it could be that they are really into you.
They always remember the little details
People tend to remember things about people they care about. Of course, it could be that the person in question remembers the little details about you because they care about you as a friend.
However, generally, when coupled with the other points in this article, if someone remembers loads of little details about your life, it’s likely because they are listening intently and that they want to take the relationship to another level.
They will always make an effort to keep the conversation going
When someone is romantically interested in you, they will make more of an effort to keep the conversation going. Of course, this may not always be the case of the person that you like is incredibly shy.
However, studies have found that one of the clearest signs of a romantic attraction is when someone makes a serious effort to keep the conversation going with you for as long as possible. [Source]
They will give you the famous “Duchenne smile”
You’ll know a Duchenne smile when you see one and when you do, it’s a pretty good sign that they’re into you.
A Duchenne smile is when someone looks at you in the eyes with a wide, genuine smile and then slowly looks away, still smiling.
Their body is pointing toward you
People tend to point their feet in the direction of what interests them. This doesn’t necessarily mean that whoever has their feet pointing at you is madly in love.
However, it could be a sign that they are interested in what you have to say and would like to interact further with you.
They will open up to you
If someone opens up and shares intimate details about their life and family, it could be that they are romantically interested in you.
Sure, perhaps if someone starts opening up to you about all of the sexual toys in Australia they purchased, it might be a little too much information too soon. However, honesty and openness are typically good signs of interest.
They will always make time to see you
If someone is romantically interested in you they will always make time to see you. Of course, this isn’t always going to be the case as many people have busy lives and important responsibilities.
However, more often than not, when someone is romantically interested in a person and they can’t see them one day, they’ll reschedule and find another time to make up for it.
Other signs that someone might be romantically interested in you
- They are curious to learn more about you
- They seem nervous around you
- They give you quite a lot of physical contact (touching hands etc.)
- They come outright and tell you!