Dating can be complicated, especially when it comes to figuring out if they like you or not. Things would be much easier if you could just ask a potential suitor how they feel, but that may come off as a little weird (and desperate) on a first date.
When you meet someone for the first time, it can be hard to tell if your date thinks you’re amazing or they’re just being polite whilst secretly plotting an escape plan. Here are a few subtle (and one not so subtle) signs that he or she is definitely into you.
- They listen to what you say
Conversation is key when it comes to working out what your date thinks about you. We’ve all been in those situations where you can’t get a word in, and it’s pretty obvious that he or she is more interested in themself than you.
If a date asks you lots of questions, seems interested in the small details and listens carefully to your answers, it’s a sure-fire sign that there’s chemistry between you.
- Their body language reveals all
Observing their body language is a great way to tell how a date really feels about you. Do they mimic the way you sit or take a drink when you do? Mirroring movements is a subconscious sign that your date is completely focused on you. Leaning in towards you over the dinner table, putting their hand on your arm when talking and brushing against you ‘accidentally’ are all positive indications that your date wants to get a little closer to you.
- They seem a little nervous
While it can make things a little awkward, nerves aren’t always a bad sign on a date. People tend to get more nervous in important situations where they want to make a great impression. If your date seems a little fidgety or gets tongue-tied around you, they obviously care what you think. Nerves are usually a sign that they’re attracted to you!
- They maintain eye contact
Eye contact is a great indicator of how someone feels. If your date is constantly glancing around the room and seems distracted, chances are that they’re not that interested in you. Maintaining eye contact during a conversation shows that he or she giving you their full attention and enjoying your company.
However, if your date isn’t staring into your eyes all evening, don’t write them off just yet – they could just be shy!
- They ask you on a second date
Ok, so this one’s not so hard to decipher, but if your date wants to see you again, it’s pretty obvious you’ve made a great impression. If you think the relationship could be going somewhere, a second date is a good way to get to know each other even better.
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