Even if they're trying to play it cool, you may be able to tell if someone's attracted to you by their mannerisms, the way they hold themselves — even the way they look you in the eye. And it may come in hand the next time you’re trying to figure out if your crush likes you back.
It all comes down to body language and the way it reacts to nervousness and excitement. For a quick example, people naturally sync up with folks they’re interested in. So if you're sitting across from a date in a restaurant and they're sitting exactly like you, consider it a sign that things might just be going well.
It's important not to jump to conclusions, though, however tempting it may be. "[Reading someone's body language] will give you only a superficial idea of what the person is thinking," Maryann Karinch, a body language expert and author of The Art of Body Talk, tells Bustle. Everyone's different and this isn't an exact science. But it may provide a few hints as to what they're feeling well before you're both comfortable enough to talk about it.
Read on for more interesting signs of attraction, according to experts.