Signs of someone liking you

Updated March 23, 2017

A new love interest can give your day a whole new glow, but what if you aren't sure how she feels about you? Although there is no foolproof recipe for finding out someone's feelings, you can watch carefully for telltale signs and get a pretty good idea of whether someone likes you.

Body Language

Someone who likes you will often mimic your pose or stature subconsciously in an effort to appear in tune with you. He may also lean closer in order to speak to you as a way of showing that his words are for you only. She may cross her legs in your direction or playfully touch your arm or shoulder for emphasis when speaking. He'll likely sit closer than necessary to you or make sure his torso is pointed toward you. Men also sometimes "round" their shoulders toward a woman they're attracted to as a sign of protectiveness or wanting to hold the woman.

Facial Expression

A big, genuine smile at you is likely the easiest way to tell that someone likes you and is happy to see you. Watch also for the amount of eye contact she makes; if she holds your gaze when you're speaking, she may be trying to demonstrate that she's giving you her full attention. If he quickly raises and lowers his eyebrows when he first sees you, that can indicate that he is particularly happy to see you. If he bites his lip or runs his tongue along it, he could be suppressing a primitive urge to "devour" you.


When someone likes you, he'll usually go out of his way to do things for you. He may include you in group outings for a chance to get to know you better. He won't play games, because he'll be afraid to risk confusing or annoying you, and he'll likely introduce you to his friends. She'll always look her best when she knows she'll be seeing you, and you can count on having her undivided attention even in a crowd. She'll also laugh at your jokes even if they aren't very funny.


A woman who likes you will try to keep you talking so that she can learn as much as possible about you. She'll ask questions that require a long answer and follow up with more. He'll probably do the same, in addition to asking questions to ascertain whether you have a boyfriend. He'll try to insert a few telling facts about himself throughout the conversation, such as owning a dog, to "feel out" your stance on things that are important to him. If you're at a bar together, she may ask you to taste her drink; this is a subtle invitation to also give her a shot at winning your heart.

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Kate Bradley began writing professionally in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in international studies and a minor in German from Berry College in Rome, Ga; TEFL/TESOL certification from ITC International in Prague; and a Master of Arts in integrated global communication from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga.