How can I know if my crush likes me back?

Dear Ali,

I like this boy at my school. He makes me laugh and he's really cute, but I don't know if he likes me back. What should I do to find out?
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It's really cool that this guy makes you laugh! There are usually hints when someone really likes you. He might pay more attention to his appearance, or find little ways to be around you, or…well, you get the picture. You could try asking around—maybe someone else has noticed something. Or you could even just ask him (I almost always believe in the direct approach). But if you do, be prepared for disappointment—just in case.


How would YOU try to find out if your crush likes you back?


this is soo helpful

The old Carribean...  Cute boys everywhere! I am in 3rd grade and my crush is in 6th. I am not sure if he likes me back, but, my mom thinks he likes me too because, he says something weird to me (happens every day), I turn pale then chase him. My mom thinks he likes when I chase him. EVERYBODY says i'm a cute girl... :) He has "long" mixture of brown and blond hair. I am good friends with his sister in 4th. He knows me well, but not enough to know i like him...

It sound like he likes you.

Sounds like he likes you. Also look for any signs lime if he tries to make you laugh or get close to you then he may have a crush on you. Best check and see if he has a girlfriend.

yeah i know he toatally likes me now sooooo helpful  

It really sounds like he likes you. If he makes you laugh or tries to be near you be probably has a crush on you. Boys drop hints like that. Once you gather up the courage you should really tell him you like him. I did that. If your wondering how to do it. I've got it. In a matter of steps. 1: Go up to him and pull him aside. Make sure that you have his undivided attention.  2: Tell him you like him straight up. 3: Wait for his response. He may have a strange reaction. When I told my crush I liked him he said, "Uh......okay." Then he smiled. If he does do that chances are he DOES like you but is nervous  that you put him on the spot. I tried this with my crush and it totally worked. I'm 11 years old and in 5th grade and sos my crush. We are dating. Remember KISS, keep it simple. Good luck!  

He is always flattening his hair around me!

Gurly Girl: It really sounds like he likes you. If he is trying to look handsome around you then he is most likely trying to impress you. Do you like him? If so, when you gather up the courage tell him it's worked for me once. Remember KISS, keep it so simple. Good luck!

also if he laughs at you sometimes desperate and SO not funny jokes or tries REALLY hard to make you laugh its another sign.

I would just ask him if he likes you or even have one of your BFFs do it

i think i would have a friend do it.

Your friend could say the wrong thing and you'd feel super awkward and you wouldn't want that! Take matters into your own hands! This may be really hard to do but tell him your true feelings when nobody is around so nobody can eavesdrop. You can also write him a note! Keep it real simple. Good luck!

Had me and him be going to the same school i would totally use this advice lay it all on the bff to find it out!!! Unfortuantly i met him at a class that was only a week and have been conttacteing him only on Instagram and Emails.. Even more he goes to a school who i dont know anyone and i dont know any of his friends (except i might know his cousin...) i also moved to another province so that doesnt help either!.. I also have a lack of subtlty so if i ask him myself if he like me  (i havent) i just know ill mess it up. 

If he looks at me a lot and is nice to me and includes me in stuff, normally I think he likes me.

Thanks 4 the advice. I'll make sure to use it! ~tweencupcake

I was in the same place as you!!! I had one of my friends ask him - he said yes!! then i asked him- just to hear it for myself!! OMG i love him now!!!

that AWESOME you got your guy!!!

Hey i really got a HUGE I MEAN GINORMOUS crush on my friend hes a guy but im in 6th and hes in 8th grade hes supposed to be in the 7th grade but hes a year ahead of himself do you think its fine for me and him to date i mean hes my REALLY good friend  I and a couple of my friend think that he likes me back!! Should I tell him? Anyone please respond I would really appreciate it!

So awesome!!

I just asked his friends...they totally caved under the pressure!

Shy=like Confident=unlike

Boys for me are really difficult. I usually just ask friends or friend to ask him or his buddies at the right time or else it might seem weird at first.

then again worry about your studies ,then think about what you should do on your free time

Soo helpful! Thank you for sharing!

you can also tell if he compliments you, asks your friends about you, and looks at you alot.:)

I was outside in the rain with my BF & after we held hands he finally said he is smitten with me <3 Best day ever❤

I like a boy but I don't know if he likes me back. He asked me if I like him, but I'm too afraid to tell him even though he knows because there's a rumor going around. What should I do?

I think you should have said yes, then maybe he would ask you out or something. Maybe now you should tell him you like him so you can just have what you want! :) ~ <3

Tell him your true feelings when nobody is around so nobody can overhear. What else you can do is write him a note. If he asks  you if you have feelings for him than he has feelings for you, most likely. Hope this helps! Good luck!

I Have A Crush, Im 13 and he is 14 we are going to the same High school, But I wanna Show Him My Feelings, But Im To Scared To!!! I NEED SO MUCH HELP!!!! D:

So there's this guy I like... I don't know if he likes me back though. He always makes me laugh but he makes nearly everyone laugh. Also sometimes he looks at me when he says something funny but I don't know if it means anything. And today we were playing basketball and he was cheering for me even though I was against a guy. So I don't know but I hope he likes me. I would ask him out but I am too afraid to. Anyone have advice for me?  ~ <3

I read your comment. Sounds like he likes you. If he was cheering you on then he may like you. Boys do drop hints like that. Just follow these steps. 1:Go up to him and pull him aside. Make sure you have his undivided attention. 2: Tell him your feelings straight up. 3:Wait for his response. He may have a weird reaction. If so Chan e are DOES lime you but is nervous that you put him on the spot. I've tried this with my crush. It totally worked! Now we're dating! I'm 11and in 5th grade and sos my crush.  I hope this advice helped. Remember KISS, keep it so simple. Good luck!
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