How to tell if your crush likes you likes you

You’ve been eyeing a cutie in your class for two weeks now. You talk once in a while, and think you may have caught him lookin’ at you the other day at lunch. But, how can you be totally sure if he’s really into you?

GL went out and asked real teen boys what signals they give when they’re crushin’ on you. Here are eight ways to tell he’s definitely crushing...

1. His friends get to know you
If your guy’s friends suddenly seem to be everywhere the two of you go, it’s a good sign, girl! Most often, guys will use their friends as a way to get closer to you, whether that’s sending them over to talk to you or playing messenger with a li’l love note. 

And don’t be worried if his friends tease him or crack jokes when you’re around. They’re probably just jealous their bud is spending more time with you…and guys are weird like that.

2. He acts interested in your hobbies
If he’s really into you, he’s going to make it show. And what better way to show that he’s fallin’ for you than to dig into your hobbies and interests?

If the guy you're eyeing asks how you spend your free time, or even goes as far as showin’ up at your soccer game, it’s a good sign that he’s most likely into you. After all, he’s making a mega effort by asking questions to get to know you!

3. He treats ya different than other girls
Pay attention to how your guy acts around other girls. If he’s a huge flirt and is talking to just about every girl in class, then I’d be careful. This could mean he likes multiple girls, or he's just super friendly.

But if he’s paying special attention to just you, this usually means he really likes you. Little things like waiting for you after class, chatting it up with you more than usual and singling you out of your big group of girlfriends are all good things.

“One time at lunch, the girl I had a crush on didn’t have enough money, so I gave her my change!” —Chris, 14

4. You catch him glancing your way…A LOT
If you catch your man glancing at you randomly throughout the day, smiling or staring just a little bit longer than normal, he could be totally into you. This is one of the easiest ways for a guy to show they have a crush on you (especially the shy ones) because they don’t have to say anything!

“One time in class I pretended I needed to sharpen by pencil so that I could get closer to the girl I liked. It’s funny because my pencil had just been sharpened. I just wanted to get another look at her!” —Jason, 13

5. He invites you out
Girls, this one is a biggie! When a guy goes out of his way to make plans with you, he’s obvi into you! A shyer guy may ask you what your plans are for the weekend, but the more bold types will go as far as asking you to a movie, for coffee or even to the spring dance! 

“I really liked this girl, so I asked her out because I thought she was cute even though I barely knew anything about her. Then the next day at the school picnic, I asked if I could have her Snapchat. We've had a Snap streak ever since!” —Matt, 12

6. He compliments you
Guys aren’t really known for being sweethearts, so when they start dishing out compliments and being extra nice, it means they’re totally into you!

This could be anything from noticing your new haircut to telling you how awesome you played at the basketball game the night before.

7. He tries to get closer to you
If suddenly, everywhere you look you see your crush, that’s no coincidence, girl! When a guy’s into you, he does everything he can to be near you. If he sits at the table facing you at lunch, always waits a little longer after class for you to come or hangs out by your locker or cubby, take note!

“Once I was at a school dance and wasn’t dancing near the girl I liked so I pretended that I needed a drink so I could change where I was dancing when I came back. I even talked to her on the way to the water fountain saying, ‘oh it’s sooo hot dancing’ (acting as if I had been dancing so much). Anything to try to spark a convo!" —Brian, 13

Has your crush done any of these things? Or have *you* done any of these things to your crush?! Sound off below!

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by Rachel Chemerynski | 11/20/2019