There are lots of subtle clues that will let you know if a guy is interested in you that way, or just sees you as a friend.
Step 1: 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.
Step 2: 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.
TIP: Look at his pupils when you make eye contact; if he's attracted to you, they'll get bigger.
Step 3: 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.
Step 4: 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.
Step 5: 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.
TIP: Ask him to help you with something, whether it's carrying a heavy item or giving you advice. Guys love to "rescue" girls.
Step 6: 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!
Step 7: Ask him out He's not biting? Ask him out. It's the fastest way to find out his feelings for sure.
FACT: Did you know?In a study of reunited childhood sweethearts, the most successful rekindled romances were between lost loves who were 17 or younger at the time they first fell in love.