God forbid if someone fancied someone else they might, actually, y'know, talk to them about it. Unfortunately, telling someone you like them is not 'of this time.' Oh no. You have to go through approximately 13 levels of BS, from guessing what they really meant when they said you were "hilarious" (like in a sexy way or...?) to figure out whether that hug lasted one second longer than usual and what that could potentially mean. I know, it's an absolute minefield that we could all do with avoiding like the damn plague.
But that is not the world we live in, friends. So here are some dudes on Reddit enlightening us (JK) on how we can know for sure that someone fancies us. And yes, I am well aware 90% of these are either full on ridiculous or entirely counter-productive.
- "Anytime I have a crush on someone I avoid them as much as possible." [via]
- "If someone always manages to be around you, but doesn't talk to you. Dead giveaway." [via]
- "Finds any excuse to be physical with you. 'Your sweater is so soft, where'd you get it?'" [via]
- "Bringing you extra food or small little gifts to see your reaction." [via]
- "When someone needs someone's help for a basic-ass task I assume there is a crush involved. You don't call someone you don't know that well to come over to your house to teach you how to pump a bike tire solely because you are too stupid to use a bike pump." [via]
- "Making them a mixtape." [via]
- "Liking/commenting on EVERYTHING [you] post on Facebook." [via]
- "Small talk over text, 'How's your day?, What are you doing?, How's work?'." [via]
- "They always look to you first when something funny happens." [via]
- "Teasing and giving each other sass. If someone is giving you a hard time and joking around a lot they probably really like you." [via]
- "They laugh at all your jokes." [via]
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.