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Being a teenager can be hard. Learn how to make the most of your teen years with the advice in these Howcast videos. We'll teach you how to practice your first kiss; tell your parents you're sexually active (or pregnant!); sneak out of the house at night (and back in after curfew); apply makeup; be an emo, a goth, or a punk; go on your first date; help a friend who's cutting themselves; have a summer romance; and much more.
You Will Need
- Courage to make the first move
- Good observational skills
- Hints to drop
Gauge his interest
Find a reason to chat him up. If he seems happy that you said hello or if he responds to your text message right away, that's a good sign. Guys generally don't play hard to get, so what you see is what you get.
See if he shows off
Notice how he acts when you're around. If he gets all loud and jokey with his friends or starts showing off in some way, he's probably trying to impress you.
Check out his chest
Check out his chest. Is he sticking it out a little when he talks to you? Men subconsciously "puff up" around females they're interested in. It has to do with evolution: He's sending the message that he's strong enough to protect you.
Watch his hands
Watch his hands. Men who are attracted to someone tend to touch their earlobes. His ears may turn a bit red, too.
Talk about what you like
Mention something you like – a type of food, a local sports team – and see what he says. It's human nature to respond positively when someone we like gives their opinion.
Drop a hint
Drop a hint like, "I'm hoping to catch a game the next time the team is in town," and see what he says. It will provide an opening even the shyest guy can't ignore!
Ask him out
He's not biting? Ask him out. It's the fastest way to find out his feelings for sure.