Not sure if you should ask out your neighbor, the office hottie, or your BFF? To help you with an answer, here are 10 signs she has a crush on you.
The main fear when it comes to asking someone out, flirting with someone, or just interacting at all is rejection. And just as men have that hesitation, so do women. It may not always be crystal clear, but these signs she has a crush on you will help.
A crush can mean something different for everyone. If you’re curious if a girl has a crush on you, that could mean she merely finds you attractive, she wants to go out with you, or she genuinely likes you.
Whether you want to know if she has a crush on you because you have a crush on her, you want to know how to let her down easy, or you’re just curious, what do you plan on doing about it?
Before opening your eyes to the truth and reading between the lines, think about how you’re going to handle it when you find out.
The most obvious signs she has a crush on you
Just like when looking for a road sign, when reading signs from a woman, keep your eyes and ears open.
These signs can be obvious. More likely they’ll be subtle movements and behaviors that you’ll have to look out for in order to really see.
#1 She’ll laugh at your jokes. It is an immediate reaction women have, to smile at a guy they have a crush on, even if it’s just a physical connection. And humor is a great way to bring out that grin. So if you make a joke or tell a funny story and she laughs, she may like you, at least a little. [Read: The ultimate and ultra-covert signs she’s into you]
#2 She’ll blush. Just like you, women blush when nervous or just in the presence of someone they like. If her cheeks build a rosy hue around you, you’re in luck.
#3 She will try to get close to you. Whether you share a group of friends or an elevator, if she repeatedly tries to get close, she may have a crush. That includes sitting next to you at the movies *when in a group*, snagging your side at a party, or standing closer than needed.
#4 She may put more effort into her looks. Not to say that women only do their hair or makeup for men, but if you noticed she adds a touch of lipstick or perfume when she knows you’ll be around, that may be a tell tale sign.
If you smell a floral essence coming from her or some vanilla fragrance wafting from her hair, she may have a crush on you.
#5 She teases you. Teasing and flirting go hand in hand. And just like pushing someone on the playground in grade school was a sign you liked them, this is the adult version. If she teases you for your style, taste in entertainment, she may have a crush.
Pushing someone’s buttons just a little gets under their skin. It is a way to grab someone’s attention and interact without it getting too serious. It is a go-to flirting strategy. So it is definitely one of those obvious signs she has a crush on you. [Read: Telltale signs a girl is flirting with you]
#6 She comes up with reasons to talk to you. Depending what your relationship is at the moment, this varies greatly. If you work together she may find reasons to ask you for advice on a project, update you on an assignment, or the like. If you live in the same building she may ask to borrow coffee. And if she’s a friend, she may reach out and text you more often.
Just as she might want to physically get closer to you, finding reasons to interact with you as often as possible is a sign of a crush. So look out for extra texts. Maybe she’s tagged you in a few memes today, or stopped by with coffee for you.
#7 She plays hard to get. Personally this is my least favorite sign, for some women, it works like a charm and is their go to. But if she ignores you, rejects your offers to hang out, or takes what feels like years to text you back, she may have a crush on you.
I know it seems counterintuitive, but this is a thing. The hard part with this is that all of these actions could also be a sign that she doesn’t have a crush. So it is a bit like a game. If you aren’t sure, either straight up ask or pull away. See if she shows interest. [Read: 12 signs she’s playing hard to get and wants you to chase her]
#8 She develops an interest in your hobbies. If you have never heard her talk about sports, but she found out you love baseball and all of a sudden sets up a trip to a game or brings up someone’s RBI out of the blue, she may be trying to find common ground with you.
If she listened to an artist you recommended, started binging your favorite Netflix show, or just asks you a lot of questions about yourself, she is either super invested as a friend, or most likely has a crush on you.
#9 She tries to get time alone with you. If you often hang out in a group setting, she may try to get you alone. Not in a creepy way, but if she takes you away from the party to talk or show you something she wants some privacy.
She may also invite you on a hike or a hang out away from the rest of your normal group. If you work together she may walk to the parking lot with you or ask to grab drinks afterwards. All signs she wants to see more of you away from a platonic hang out. [Read: 20 unmistakable signs your friend is crushing on you]
#10 She tells you. Sorry guys, but this felt like a necessary sign to share. Some of you can be a little dense when it comes to less-than-subtle signs. So, if she comes out with it and says “I like you,” she means it.