What Steps Can You Take to Find Out if You Really Like Someone?
Generally liking someone is different from being sexually attracted to them. The first thing to do is to spend time with the person and get to know them. Not on dates (you can do that too) but more day to day stuff and some fun activities. You want to see how they react when things are going well and also not so well. Do they give others credit when things go well or do they take the credit, brag and are happy winning at other peoples expense? If things aren’t going well, do they whine or do they figure out how to fix things and move forward.
Why is Someone Attractive?
Sure, some people are physically attractive and it is natural to be attracted to them. They may be nice and they may be awful. People can also impress with their intelligence. Is that all you are attracted to or is there something else inside them that attracts you as well?
Do You Think of the Person Often?
It is a good sign if you think about the other person multiple times throughout the day. Obviously they should be happy thoughts and they shouldn’t just be sexual thoughts.
Do You Laugh at Their Jokes?
Granted, some jokes need more of an eye roll, but if you like someone, you tend to laugh at things they say even if they aren’t super funny. It shows appreciation and connection. Don’t fake it though. People can tell a fake laugh a mile away. If you are forcing it, something is wrong.
If you find yourself telling a number of other people about conversations you have had with someone, it is an indication you found the conversation important and that you value and like the person.
If you plan where you are going to be so that you are more likely to bump into someone, you probably like them. Kind of obvious point, but there it is.
If you get butterflies when you are around someone, it is pretty obvious that you like them.
Does light accidental touch send shivers through you? One more sign you really like someone.
If you are doing something you really like and you are still thinking about the other person, you definitely like them. Time for the next step and ask them out.