If you’re looking for love, no matter how old you are, or whatever your circumstances may be, the thing to remember is to never give up on your dreams.
It is never too late to be happy, and if you feel that finding love will indeed be the key to unlocking your inner happiness, you should do all that you can to help meet the person of your dreams.
We can find romantic partners from a whole variety of different places, yet for some of you, the person you like could be there right in front of you the whole time. Believe it or not, there are many people out there that have crushes on people without even realising.
Whether you’re naive or oblivious, you yourself could have a crush on somebody close to you, without even realising. If you aren’t quite sure whether you have romantic feelings for somebody or not it is important that you recognise the signs of having romantic feelings for somebody and like them in more than just a platonic way.
Here are 11 signs which could indicate that you do indeed have a crush on somebody.
- 1 You have dreams about them frequently
- 2 You begin showing an interest in new things
- 3 You begin showing an unhealthy interest in their personal life
- 4 You constantly bring them up in conversation
- 5 You notice the fine details
- 6 You have romantic thoughts about them
- 7 You secretly want them to notice you
- 8 You feel relaxed around them
- 9 You often wonder how they would react in certain situations
- 10 You get jealous
- 11 You can’t imagine your life without them
You have dreams about them frequently
Whilst we have dreams about all kinds of different things and people, for a number of different reasons, if you find yourself have frequent dreams about the same person, they are obviously on your mind more than you initially realized, and you could very well have deeper feelings for them than just friendship.
These dreams do not necessarily have to be romantic ones either, as you could dream about all kinds of different things, but if they do show up frequently, you are obviously thinking about them a lot, even if it is on a subconscious level.
You begin showing an interest in new things
The great thing about human beings is that we are all unique and we all have different interests and preferences. Some people enjoy mountain biking and exercising in their free time, whilst others prefer a quiet night in whilst reading a good book.
If however, you find yourself showing an interest in new things, which previously you had no interest in, you could be doing this to get closer to somebody you’re crushing on, or to simply try and impress them.
By showing interests in their interests, there is obviously a reason for this, and it could very well be a way of getting them to notice you and to be able to spend more time with them.
Showing an interest in new things is perfectly fine, though ideally you should do so because you want to, not because you simply want to impress somebody or force them to spend more time with you.
You begin showing an unhealthy interest in their personal life
If for example, you are friends with somebody, friends of course talk about romantic conquests and interests.
If however, you find yourself wanting to know every last detail about your “friend’s” love life, this could be because deep down you are jealous.
If you find yourself wanting to know personal details, asking probing questions, and perhaps stalking their Facebook page and other social media pages, this could be because you want to get to know more about them, what makes them tick, and whether or not they are seeing somebody.
You constantly bring them up in conversation
We all talk about our friends every now and then, just as we talk about work colleagues, classmates, gym buddies, and so on.
Doing so every now and then is perfectly fine, but if there is just one person that you constantly keep bringing up in conversation, no matter what the topic may be, again, this shows that they are on your mind and that you may like them more than you initially realized.
You notice the fine details
If there is somebody in your life that you are close to, and you’re not sure whether or not you have a crush on them, ask yourself whether you notice the fine details about them.
For example, do they have any quirky little habits that other people don’t pick up on? Have you noticed the colour of their eyes, do you know personal details about them, and do you know what they like and dislike I.E favourite and least favourite foods?
If so, you obviously have shown a lot of interest in them, which could indeed indicate a crush.
You have romantic thoughts about them
If you do find yourself having romantic thoughts about somebody, this is a very clear cut sign that you may have a crush on them and that you may like them more than just a friend.
For example, even if you hang out together as friends, do you perhaps think about what you would do if you went on a date with them, or if you were thrust into a romantic scenario with them?
You secretly want them to notice you
When you shop for a new outfit, or style your hair in a certain way, when you do so, do you secretly wish that the person in question may indeed notice you and think that you look nice? If so, this is another sign that you may have romantic feelings for the person in question.
Sure we all want to look nice and be complemented, but when you make an extra effort in your appearance, is there a person that you instantly think about?
You feel relaxed around them
Even when we’re with friends we sometimes feel as if we have to be a little guarded and closed off, and feel as if we can’t fully relax when we’re with them.
If however, there is just one person that you feel completed relaxed around and at ease, you may be crushing hard on them. Whilst you may indeed feel the need to get dressed up to impress them, at the same time can you feel at ease when you are dressed in baggy sweats and a sweatshirt? If so, you may indeed like them more than you realized.
You often wonder how they would react in certain situations
If for example, you’re out shopping and you come across something in the shops that you know they would like, do you automatically picture how they would react if they were with you?
On top of that, is one of your first initial thoughts to get your phone out to text them and tell them what you’ve seen, because you know they would love it. This is another clear cut sign that you like them more than just friends.
You get jealous
If you find yourself getting jealous if your “friend” spends time with other friends, or if somebody else begins showing a romantic interest in them, this is perhaps the most obvious sign of all that you like them romantically.
Do you constantly stalk their facebook pages looking for comments and interactions with potential love rivals, or do you show an interest in who they’re texting and interacting with on their phone?
All of this points to the fact that you could be jealous, and if you are jealous, you have to ask yourself why that is.
You can’t imagine your life without them
If you simply cannot image how your life would be without the individual in question, again, you have to wonder why that is.
Now, of course we have close friends who we enjoy being around and who will hopefully be a part of our lives in some capacity until the day we die, and that’s perfectly normal.
If however, we literally cannot imagine our lives without the person in question in them, there are obviously some deep-rooted feelings there that go above and beyond those normally associated with friendship alone.