Most people think they understand their friends very well. In the majority of cases, they are right. But when feelings of love start to surface, things can get complicated.
You might have thought, at one point or another, that a friend could consider little more than a friendship with you. It can be difficult to decode emotions unless you have a keen sense of observation and intuition.
To successfully decipher a friend’s emotions, you have to watch how they behave in your presence. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. Some people hide their emotions very well.
HERE ARE 9 SIGNS YOUR FRIEND MAY HAVE A CRUSH FOR YOU:
1. HE “AVOID” YOU IN PUBLIC
If you have other friends and that particular friend is deliberately avoiding you, it can be a sign of a crush. Notice how he acts when you are together again. Does he suddenly become adorable like he’s never avoided you? He probably has a crush and doesn’t want others to know it.
2. HE ALWAYS LAUGHS AT YOUR Jokes
Nobody laughs at your jokes except this friend? This could be a good sign that he doesn’t think of you as just a friend. Frequency and suddenness are good indicators, as with a lot of things on this list.
3. HE TOUCHES YOU AS SOON AS HE CAN
If your friend is touching you more than usual or making an effort to reduce the distance between you, it can be a good sign that they have a crush. It can be obvious: hugs, or more subtly, like accidentally touching yourself when you’re in a crowded place.
4. HE STARTS TO IMITATE YOU
Imitation is one of the most obvious indicators of attraction. This has been shown in a number of scientific studies involving psychology and attraction mechanisms.
So if you notice your friend suddenly mimicking your body language or other behaviors, it may be a sign that they are attracted to you.
5. HE LIKES TO SURPRISE YOU
If your friend suddenly starts to surprise you – with gifts, food, or something else – it may be a sign that they have a crush. Frequency is important here because some people are just very generous. Use your common sense and intuition.
6. HE PAYS ATTENTION TO HIS APPEARANCE WHEN HE IS WITH YOU
One of the most obvious ways to know your friend has a crush is when they suddenly become concerned about their appearance. Even more so when he knows you’re going to be somewhere, and goes the extra mile to get on his 31st.
7. YOU HAVE THE IMPRESSION THAT HE IS STILL LOOKING AT YOU
If you notice that all of a sudden your friend starts looking at you, it may be a sign that you are attracting them now. A generally reliable sign is if he appears to be doing so when there are many other people in the same room. He may even lower his eyes or look away if you meet his gaze.
8. HE ALWAYS BECOMES AVAILABLE WHEN YOU ARE THERE
If your friend tells you that he or she has decided to go somewhere when your name has just been mentioned, it is a sign. He never misses any opportunity to spend some time with you.
9. HE SUDDENLY BECOMES SHY WITH YOU
It’s different for everyone, but sudden shyness can be a telltale sign. The best explanation is that he’s probably dealing with the complex thoughts and feelings that come with having a crush on a friend… or you’re making him just nervous now.