How to tell if you and your crush are more than just friends
The friend zone is a bummer, especially when you don't even know if you're in it! Is your crush giving you mixed signals or do they really just want to be friends? The way they treat you is one of the best ways to determine the nature of their feelings are for you.
Do they value your opinions?
Friends are great for giving advice. Going to your buds to ask for help with your crush is always your best bet because they make sure you do what's best for you. When your crush asks for advice, do they genuinely care about your opinions or are they looking for you to say what they want to hear? If they take time to consider what you've said, they probably care about you a lot. However, if they're always coming to you with relationship issues, they probably aren't interested in being romantically involved with you.
How attentive is he?
You can tell if someone cares about what you have to say by how attentive they are when you're speaking. If your crush seems to be interrupting you a lot or just waiting for their turn to speak, maybe they don't share those romantic feelings. A person who likes you will listen to what you're saying and value your opinions.
How do you spend your time together?
Think about where you and your crush hang out on a Friday night. Do they suggest a night out with your buddies or do they want a night in with some popcorn and a couple flicks? If they tend to enjoy alone time with you, chances are those romantic feelings are reciprocated. If it seems they have the most fun in large groups with other friends, they probably just want to be your bro.
How does he compliment you?
It doesn't necessarily mean he likes you if he gives you a high-five or a pat on the back when you accomplish a goal. On the other hand, compliments say a lot about how a person feels about you. Is your crush always taking notice when you wear a new outfit or mentioning how funny/nice/pretty you are? If they pay attention to you in ways most of your other buds don't, your crush probably has a bit of a crush on you too.