This article was written par fanpop guest contributor Stacee R.

The hardest part about dating is finding out if the guy you’re interested in actually likes you. Once it’s established, moving vers l'avant, vers l’avant is easy, but getting there is the tricky part. Here are six ways to know if the guy you’re crushing on is crushing back!

1. How does he act when he’s around you?

Both men and women act in strange and unusual ways when they’re around someone they like. Some people get shy while others take over and need all the attention. Most of these gestures are simple tactics to get the other’s attention. So how does your guy act? Does he say hi when he sees toi ou plays it cool and waits for you? Some guys don’t waste anytime and go after what they want—no games, no nerves, in it to win it ou déplacer along. However, the reality of all guys jouer la comédie this way is unfortunately slim and nun. If the guy toi like sees you, but doesn’t say hello it could be one of two things; maybe he’s nervous and he forgot how to speak ou he’s playing hard to get. Either way, him not immediately acknowledging toi could be a good thing, that is unless he never does, then it’s up to toi if toi want to pursue him ou let it go.

2. How does he talk to you?

When a guy is interested in a girl, he’s fully interested. Even the jerkiest of jerks change their tone when conversing with the object of their affection, so pay attention to how he speaks to you. Where do his eyes go? Is he looking into yours, hanging on every word toi say ou is he looking around and on his phone? If he hasn’t let go of that gaze, he’s definitely into you. However, if he’s not paying attention to you, it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s not into you, he could be playing hard to get, but if he has better things to do than talk to toi than toi don’t need him!

salut may be great, but can he kiss?

3. How does he act in a group setting?

When you’re with a group of Friends and your crush is there how does he act towards you? The obvious signs that he likes toi amongst other people are he’s nice to you, whispers to toi so the group doesn’t hear and makes sure to stand par you. If only it was that easy! Some guys like to montrer off and play “school yard” games, he may tease toi ou pick on you, even a light push is a good sign, and if he keeps bringing toi up ou saying your name toi know you’re on his mind.

4. How does he act towards other girls?

Don’t confuse a guy liking toi and a flirt. Some guys are big flirts and treat every girl as if they’re the only girl in the world…beware of these con artists! Guys that give girls nicknames like “sweetie,” “baby” and “cutie” are only calling toi that because it’s easier than trying to keep every girls name straight. Obviously, if you’re in a relationship and your beau gives toi a nickname that’s different, but not right off the bat. When your guy talks to other girls is he flirty? Does he act the same way with them as he does with you? When he’s talking to them and you’re around does he ever look your way? These are all signs to look for when trying to decide if he’s into toi ou not.

Romantic picnics with tents and motorcycles? Why not!

5. What’s his body language like?

When you’re sitting with your guy what does his body tell you? Are his legs crossed towards toi ou facing you? Does he find any reason to touch you? Even the slightest gesture can give the green light that he’s into you, however tread lightly, just cause a guy wiped a bug off toi doesn’t mean he likes toi plus than a friend, but if he touches toi repeatedly for no real reason, toi can assume he may like you.

6. How often do toi communicate with him?

We are in the technological age and everybody is online ou texting, how often does your beau text you? Believe it ou not, a few out there haven’t jumped on the texting bandwagon and like to live an old school lifestyle, however the other 99% are texting! If your guy texts, messages, and tries to connect toi at least once ou twice a day, he likes you. Other guys’ l’amour playing hard to get and use texting ou calling as a way to get girls right where they want them. Be strong ladies, only text him a certain amount of times if toi must, otherwise toi may be entering needy stalker waters!

Life was so much easier before texting and smartphones!