When you're starting to crush on someone, the natural thing to wonder is if they like you back. After all, making a move will be a lot less scary if you already knew they were into you too. If you're wondering if your interest is reciprocated, experts say there are both obvious and subtle signs of a mutual attraction that you can look out for.
A 2018 study published in the journal Psychological Bulletin found that people behave in certain ways when they're attracted to someone and/or interested in making a connection. Mimicking or mirroring the other person's behavior, initiating conversation, and wanting to be in close physical proximity were found to be the top signs to look for if you want to know if someone likes you.
These signs were followed by nonverbal cues such as making eye contact as as much as possible, nodding while the other person is talking, as well as smiling and laughing.
According to researchers, these behaviors not only indicate romantic interest, but they're also related to trust. If someone's initiating conversation with you or wanting to be physically close, they're also saying they trust you and are interested in making a connection.
There are many different things that can clue you in to how someone thinks or feels about you. Here are some signs of a mutual attraction, according to experts.