Be bold and initiate a short chat. This will help you to learn those little things that will come in handy later because everyone loves knowing that someone actually listened to them and cared enough to remember the small details about them. Listen carefully and be attentive to the things she tells you so that you will have them for future reference. As you talk, notice if she gives you any signs, special words or hints.
All girls are different. Is she shy or outgoing? Does she act like this around other guys? Look at her body language. Leaning in, uncrossed legs, nervous voice, and dilated pupils (especially), are all signs she likes you.
Another sign is if she laughs at your boring, stupid jokes. (Beware: Don’t use bad jokes as a test, or you’ll risk looking like a comedy dork.)
She may not be able to look you straight in the eye. She might smile and laugh a lot because she is worried about giving too much away.
Check for the smile. A girl that’s interested in you will usually immediately smile when you start a conversation with her. The smile may disappear quickly if she’s shy, but it’s hard to hide an unexpected strong emotion. If she’s not romantically interested, she’ll likely look at you inquisitively, but she won’t express any particular interest.
Watch for signs of flirting. If she’s flirting, she may be difficult to read. Gregarious girls may flirt with guys who they consider to be just friends. Uninitiated, this general interaction can sometimes be misconstrued as a crush, so know how she acts around other guys.
Be aware that some girls have no idea that they’re flirting. In this case, she probably likes you a great deal since her subconscious is letting her body language do the talking.
Most girls don’t like to be obvious. Girls fear rejection too.
If you fancy a girl, never make the mistake of “flirting around”. If she sees you putting your arm around another girl or sees another girl hugging you, she will assume that she doesn’t mean anything to you and will stop trying.
Check for random hugs, reserved mostly for you. Hugs can be a very openly and permissible affectionate way of getting closer to you and touching you without it necessarily compromising her stealthy flirting. In turn, you can go along with it if you want, or just act busy like you’re late for an appointment and need to rush off.
Take notice if she “accidentally” bumps into you more often than what you’d consider the usual. This ploy is ancient and tried and true, as it’s a way of touching you subtly and sizing up how responsive (and perhaps even how well toned) you are. If she finds excuses to touch you a lot, then you’re probably on the right track. Act casual when she bumps into you and say “no worries” or something similar. As for touching your arm and hair in a casual but rather meaningful way, there’s really no need to say anything; just lap it up graciously.
Not all girls will feel comfortable reaching out using touch. In this case, don’t assume that she doesn’t like you because she doesn’t try to touch you. She may be too nervous to touch you yet. Don’t be shy––break the touch barrier yourself.
She may also find other reasons to touch you, such as by lightly hitting you about the head, or soft punching to the body. These “one-of-the-mates” moves can be a thinly disguised way of getting closer to you without it being too evident to your friends and hers.
Observe the way in which she looks at you. If she likes you, she will tend to either hold her gaze on you for a long time or pull away immediately the moment your eyes make contact with hers. Either of these responses could mean that she likes you. If she pulls away quickly, it often means she is nervous or not ready to reveal her true intentions yet, but she still likes you. And if she holds the stare, and you believe you see responsiveness or even love in her eyes, then she is confident and she may make the first move.
Of course, some girls might just be staring or winding you up, so don’t think she loves you and wants to get in touch with the real, inner you. Use the context to discern the motive.
When she is having a conversation with her friends, and you come over, she might stop talking all of a sudden. This likely means that you were the subject of the recently ended conversation.
If she likes you and she told her friends about you, they might come up to you and start a random conversation about things such as: Who would you rather date me or (her name), who do you like better, who is the hottest, would you marry (her name) or me, etc. If they name a list of about three people and her name is in the list, she probably told her friends about you and they’re trying to search for clues to see how you feel about her.
In teen years, if her friends are loud and immature, you’ll most likely hear “(your name), (her name) likes you!”
Do be aware that her friends might be making it up just to tease her. Listen for things like: “Stop teasing me!” or “Be quiet! He might hear!”
Look out for moments where you can play “rescuing the damsel in distress”. If you’re outside and the girl you like is nearby and starts loudly saying “I’m cold!”, that’s a subtle hint that she wants you to give her your sweater. This is a very sweet gesture, especially if you want to show the girl that you like her. And sometimes a girl will pretend to be really bad at doing something, and say that she can’t do it. That is your chance to offer some assistance; be aware that she will most likely be doing this on purpose just to see your reaction and hope that you will help out.
When offering assistance, if there are other guys around and she actually likes one of those guys, she might be disappointed when you offer your coat to her first or offer your assistance. In this case, at least you’ll know how she feels and can move on. You might even be magnanimous enough to tell the right guy that she fancies him.
Smile at her. Girls tend to like guys who smile, and are happy. Use your natural smile; you don’t want to freak her out. If she smiles back politely, or frowns and looks away, she may be uncomfortable or disinterested. If she