Having a crush can be thrilling — and completely, ridiculously nerve-wracking. You spend half your time wondering if that person actually likes you (I mean, they kind of made eye contact with you the other day) and the other half wondering if you had played it sufficiently cool around them.

“If we just focus on being the best we can be and bringing our best character to the table, we actually can take people who weren’t attracted to us five minutes ago and turn them into people who suddenly can’t get us out of their minds,” Hussey said.

Determining if someone has a crush on you can be challenging because people express their feelings differently, and what may be a sign of attraction for one person may not be the same for another.

However, there are some common signs that might suggest someone has a crush on you:

  1. Increased Attention
  2. Frequent Eye Contact
  3. Body Language
  4. Mirroring
  5. Compliments
  6. Initiating Contact
  7. Nervousness
  8. Laughing at Your Jokes
  9. Finding Reasons to Be Near You
  10. Jealousy
  11. Complaints About Being Single
  12. Initiating Plans
  13. Deep Conversations
  14. Gifts and Acts of Kindness
  15. Physical Touch

It’s important to note that these signs are not foolproof, and there could be other explanations for some behaviors. People may also exhibit different signs based on their personality and comfort level. To get a clearer picture, it’s often helpful to communicate openly and honestly with the person in question.

If you’re interested in them as well, consider reciprocating their positive actions to see how they respond. Ultimately, clear communication is the key to understanding each other’s feelings and intentions.