New relationships are exciting, but they can also be a confusing and nerve-wracking time. If you're like most singles, the idea of unrequited love is enough to discourage you from pursuing the man or woman of your dreams.
Are you trying to decide if the one that you're interested in shares your feelings? We've rounded up eight tell-tale signs that can tell you if they like you.
They Look for Reasons to See You
Do you suddenly find yourself crossing paths with your potential love interest while you're shopping, enjoying a meal at your favourite diner or jogging your favourite trail? That may not be entirely accidental. If he or she is interested in you, they've probably done a little research to find out your daily routine and usual hang-out spots.
They Make the Effort to Get Together
When scheduling a date, are they quick to inform you that their Friday night schedule is already full, without proposing an alternative time? If so, there's a decent chance that they're not overly interested in making a meeting happen. However, if they genuinely try to work with you to find a time when the two of you can schedule a date, they're probably just as invested in the relationship as you are.
They Remember the Details
Your first pet's name, your birthday, your hometown and your go-to movie genre; these little details are only likely to stick in the mind of someone who truly cares about you. If he or she is interested in and actually remembers the minutiae of your life, you can be confident that your feelings are reciprocated.
They're Open about Their Personal Lives
If a man or woman is interested in you, they are likely to be more open about their personal lives. They may share stories and memories from their childhood, favorite holiday destinations, tidbits of information about their family members and other little details. Not only will they take an interest in the small details of your life, but they want you to know the small details of theirs.
They Take an Interest in Your Hobbies and Preferences
Maybe you mentioned that you like a certain band, and all of the sudden that band has made a debut on his exercise playlist. Or maybe you've mentioned liking a television show, and a week later you find out that she binge-watched the entire first season over the weekend. Your hobbies and preferences say a lot about who you are, and those are the types of things that someone who likes you will take an interest in.
They Contact You Regularly
Maybe you and your potential match haven't yet had a face-to-face meeting. If that's the case, it can be a little difficult to determine their level of interest. Take a look at your communication history. If they make an effort to keep in touch with you by reaching out on a regular basis, then they're probably interested in pursuing a relationship.
They Mirror Your Body Language
Here's a fun little experiment to conduct on your next date: during the course of your dinner, lean forward. Give it a few minutes, and then sit back comfortably in your seat. Cross your arms. Now uncross them. Did your date mirror your body language?
Something deep within our psyche tells us that imitating the person we're with will allow us to gain their admiration and trust. We tend to mirror the body language, facial expressions and even tone of voice of the people that we are interested in. This subconscious mirroring is a telltale sign that your date is as attracted to you as you are to them.
They're Quick to Respond to Messages
Once you've sent them a message through our chat system, how long does it take for you to hear back from them? A couple of days? A couple of minutes?
A delayed response doesn't necessarily mean that they are not interested in pursuing a relationship. After all, if that was the case, it's unlikely that you would hear back at all. However, a prompt response is a great indicator that they are excited about your budding relationship and that they're glad for the opportunity to make a connection.
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