Does he like me or is he just a jerk?
HIS ANSWER: “It's true to an extent. I guess it depends on the age really” says Jack, 16. “Like, if you're in lower or middle school and a boy bothers you a lot and acts mean, it could very well be because he likes you. When you get older things change a little. Maybe the guy tries talking to you more, sometimes he'll make fun of you, but it's all done in a joking way. The more they try to interact with you, the more interested they probably are.”
DECODED: Just like girls have trouble expressing their feelings, some guys also don’t know the best ways to show that they’re into you. So don’t be surprised if a guy is giving you mixed signals at first, because it is possible that he is just as confused as you are. Give him a pass if he's younger, but older guys should know better.