In elementary school,
having a crush meant you told all your friends how cute they were and never, ever spoke to the object of your affection. This would continue over and over as you moved on and found someone new you liked. As adults, it'd be great to say we've moved on from this and are open about how we feel with our crush. Unfortunately, being upfront about who we have feelings for can still feel as scary as it did back on the playground — especially if we're not sure they feel the same. Hey, telling your crush how you feel takes a lot of guts and sometimes it feels easier to just play it out and see how it goes.
Fortunately Reddit users are here to help you figure out exactly
what determines if someone is crushing on you. A recent AskReddit asked, "What screams, 'I have a crush on you'?" Users responded with everything from personal anecdotes to simple signs to take note of.
It can be tricky navigating the world of "Do they like me?" It's good to know what to look out for if you think someone likes you — and what little things you can convey if you're into someone, too. Here are
the signs someone has a crush on you, according to Reddit users. 1 They Want To Be Near You, Always
Just being around your crush can be exciting. If you find someone making excuses to be near you, it's a good sign they're crushing hard.
2 They Make Excuses To Touch You
One reply suggested asking if the sweater was made of "boyfriend material", which may be the best line ever to use to get a date this fall.
3 They Bring You Extra Food
If you ask me, the best way to connect with someone is over food.
4 They Make You Aware Of Their Presence
Sometimes words are scary, but proximity, that's a much more attainable feat.
5 They Look At You
Eye contact is an amazing way to show you're interested in someone. When someone locks eyes with you, it's a great way for them to send a signal that they're interested.
6 They Laugh At Everything You Say
Let's be real, not everything you say will be funny — totally normal. But if you find them acting like it is, looks like someone's got a crush.
7 They Give You More Personal Attention
Intimate moments come in all forms and sometimes it's just a great one-on-one conversation.
8 They're Nervous Around You
If you find them to be nervous or drifting off when they talk to you, it may just mean they're nervous about their feelings.
9 They Look At You Like You're Art
We all deserve someone who looks at us as like a work of art.
10 A Classic For A Reason
You better believe they like you if they're paying attention to your interests and making you something. While we've pretty much left mixtapes and CDs in elementary school, a modern day take on this might be sharing a playlist with someone on Spotify or sending them a YouTube link to a song they might like — still pretty cute.
11 They Borrow Something From You
We've all been there where we need something to talk about with our crush, but nothing comes to mind. Asking for something as simple as a pencil is the perfect excuse.
12 They Show You Lots Of Love On Social Media
If someone's too scared to tell you they like you in person, liking your social posts is a great start. If they're always throwing likes your way, there's a good chance they're into you.
13 They Blush When You Talk
Blushing may be the biggest give-a-way that someone is interested in you. It's uncontrollable and seems to only get worse when we try to stop.
14 They Angle Their Body Towards You
Body language is a great way to detect crushes. If you find someone angling their body towards you while in a group conversation, they may be ensuring you're aware of their interest.
15 They Want To Share With You
Your crush will want you to be a part of their life in every way. When something funny happens, you'll be the first one they want to tell.
Having a crush is a fun, exciting thing where you always feel just a bit giddy. Of course, it's always best to be upfront about how you're feeling, but sometimes it's easier said than done. Whether you're trying to find out if someone likes you back or show someone you're into, these little signs can be huge hints. Here's to hoping they blush back.