How To Know if Someone in a Relationship Likes You

March 12, 2019
If you think someone in a relationship likes you, analyze the pros and cons before making any decision as this is a very delicate situation.

Someone in a relationship likes you starts looking at you differently. You know they have a partner, but you still ask yourself if they like you. The situation may be uncomfortable or tempting, depending on how you see it. If you feel attracted to the person, it’s likely that you’ll be interested in finding out if they really like you or not.

The problem is that you’re not sure if they’re treating you this way out of simple courtesy, if you’re confused, or if there really is chemistry between the two of you.

How can you know? What attitudes signal that it’s true?

Here are some of the signs that tell you when a person likes you. Read them below!

1. They look at you differently

A man looking at a woman.

When they’re attracted to you, their gaze changes. If they’re interested in you, they’ll look at you whenever they can.

They might do it in a voluntary or unconscious way. However, even though they try to avoid it, they always look at you when you pass by or are close.

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2. They’ll want to be close to you

If someone in a relationship likes you, they’ll want to be close to you. If you’re friends, that person will always want to be around you. You also may notice that they behave differently with you than they do with their other friends.

Often, they may show some interest to figure out if they have any chance with you, even though they’re in a relationship.

3. They share things with you

Two people hanging out.

You’re aware that they talk too much with you, although they have a partner. You talk several times during the day and they always tell you where they’re going or what they’re doing.

If they show interest in knowing what you do or how was your day, perhaps how they feel about you goes beyond a simple friendship.

4. They compare you with their partner

Nobody likes to be compared to others. However, when they start to compare their partner to you, perhaps they’re just indirectly telling you how much they like you.

They may tell you that they wish their partner was more like you or had many of your qualities.

5. They ask you to do many things together

Two people drinking coffee.

As friends, it’s normal for you to want to share moments together. What isn’t normal is their insistence to invite you to do different things together, things they could do with their partner.

That preference of spending more time with you than with their partner definitely means they like you as more than a friend. This is their way of letting you know that they like you and have a great time with you.

See also: Why People Don’t End Relationships When They No Longer Work

6. They get jealous when you go out with someone else

It’s likely that they’ll become jealous when you tell them you’re going out with someone else.

This may make them change their attitude or reproach you. Sometimes, they may say you shouldn’t do it because they believe that it isn’t good for you.

7. They call you when they’re having problems with their partner

A woman talking on the phone.

This may make you feel like the “second fiddle.” However, it’s likely that this person who likes you will come to you during their relationship crises.

They often do this to figure out if they have a chance with you in case their current relationship ends.

8. They try to be in your social circle

Do you notice that you run into them everywhere you go with your friends? This may not be a coincidence.

If that person is attracted to you or likes you, they’ll look for endless opportunities to see you and be close to you. If they’re in your social circle, it’ll be easier for them to be around you.

9. They seek to draw attention when you’re around

Their facial expressions, body movements, and their behavior all can be signs that tell you they like you.

When you’re in the same place, that person tries to draw attention so you notice them. Sometimes, they may change their body posture or tone of voice.

Are you sure that someone in a relationship likes you? If you confirm it, try to analyze the situation very carefully before making any decision. Remember that it’s very difficult to be in the middle of a relationship.