Hey gURLs, Henry’s back all weekend long to answer more of your questions just for guys.
Today, iluvyou12 asks: “How can you tell if a guy likes you? All of my friends have dated at least 2-3 guys, but I haven’t dated any. I’m 12 years old and I think that I’m ready to be in a relationship, but the thing is, my crush only talks to me if he’s joking.”
You kinda answered your own question! If a guy only talks to you when he’s joking, chances are he does like you. Guys may seem like they don’t have emotions, but the reality is, they’re just better at hiding them. And when it comes to hiding your emotions, joking around or being a goofball is always the easiest way, especially if it’s at another’s expense.
Sure – you can’t assume every guy who makes a joke your way is in love with you, but pay extra special attention to the guys who are always going out of their way to make you laugh. Other ways to know: “the gaze” (direct eye contact guys can’t avoid when we’re into a girl), goofy smiles for prolonged periods of time (also unavoidable), and fixing his hair or clothing when he’s around you (but gay guys do this too…so that could get confusing if it’s your only telltale sign).
And if you’re still not sure, you can always do what my 5th grade crush did to me: Push a guy against a locker and blurt out “I like you. I want to kiss you right now.”
Sometimes taking control of the situation is better than not knowing at all. And just think, even if he’s not into you, at least you know and can move on to the next guy.
And another note: At 12, you may feel like you’re ready to be in a relationship right now, but you have plenty of time to meet guys, have a crush, get crushed on, get rejected, reject, date, dump, make out and…”poke.”
That’s all for now. Have q’s only a guy can answer? Post a comment and you may see yours answered in my next post!