23 Signs Your Friend Has a Crush On You & Can’t Wait to Date You!

You are buddies and pals. But lately, something has changed and you’re wondering what? Here are some signs your friend has a crush on you.

signs your friend has a crush on you

As much as we can read a good friend like a book, sometimes things get pretty unpredictable when love enters the equation. So, just what are the signs your friend has a crush on you?

Have you ever felt like a friend who was just a friend has more than just friends on their mind?

As hard as it can be to decipher the subtle and secret kind of love that exists when infatuation enters the picture, there are always a few clear and obvious signs that friends give away when they’re crushing on you.

And all you have to do is just watch the way they behave around you, to notice these obvious signs!

Why do friends develop crushes on each other?

You have probably heard that “men and women can never be just friends, because the sexual tension always gets in the way.” In some cases, maybe two people can stay completely platonic. But in many others, it is inevitable that one or both of them will develop crushes.

One main reason that a friend may develop a crush on another friend is because they have become emotionally and mentally intimate. The closer you get to someone, the closer you feel to them in all aspects. [Read: Why do I like him? 18 reasons why you actually like the guy you like]

Many times, a person will not find someone attractive in the beginning. But the more they get to know them, the more attractive they become. That is specifically because of what we just mentioned above. As you get to know each other on a deeper level, the desire for physical intimacy is something that grows as well.

So, if you’re wondering about whether or not a friend has a crush on you, the chances are that you might be right. But read on to know for sure.

[Read: 26 very subtle signs a friend likes you romantically even if they’re hiding it]

23 clear signs your friend has a crush on you even if they’re hiding it

Has your friend suddenly started to act weird around you, are they texting you more, or avoiding you in public?

Have they suddenly started to care more about their appearance or who you’re romantically involved with?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, then there is a good chance that your friend is crushing on you.

But if you want to know for sure if your friend is crushing on you or not, then have a look at these telltale signs and find out for yourself! [Read: How to be friends with someone you love without losing your mind]

1. They can’t stop texting you!

A big sign that your friend is crushing on you is a sudden influx of texts from them. Have they started to text you multiple times throughout the day, for no real reason other than just to catch up?

Do you often wake up to a text from them, or do they text you to say goodnight? Do you often get texts from them when they are on a night out with their own friends?

If your friend can’t stop thinking about you or tries to get in touch with you even when they’re busy having fun, it’s a very good sign that you’re running circles on their mind! [Read: How guys text when they like you – 28 things they do differently]

2. They seem to have discovered what styling products are for

One of the easiest signs to tell if your friend is crushing on you is if they have suddenly started to make a big effort with their appearance, especially if they only make that effort when they know you will be there.

Take a look at their Facebook feed or Instagram profile and find pictures taken when you were not around, have they made the same effort? If the answer is no, then that could be a pretty big clue to whether they are trying to impress you or not.

3. They always have their eyes on you

Have you noticed your friend staring at you often? That could be one of the signs your friend has a crush on you. If you have, then this is a clear indication of a crush, unless you have food around your mouth, that is.

You might find as well that whenever you look at them, they drop their gaze on you and look elsewhere. This embarrassing look-away shows they have an interest in you in more than just a friendly way.

4. They could stop traffic with their face

Have you noticed your friend blushing when you talk to them? Do they often go red-faced whenever they spend time with you or you are talked about?

If they do, then they obviously have a really big crush on you, why else would they be getting so bashful? [Read: Does your friend like you? – 23 signs to decode his body language]

5. They have suddenly become a world class comedian

Has your friend started to tease you a lot? Do they often make fun of you and point out silly mistakes that you have made, while at the same time, never hurting your feelings? This is the most common sign of attraction, and an even bigger sign that your friend may have a crush on you.

6. They avoid you in public

Has your friend suddenly started to keep their distance from you, when you are out with friends? And when you are alone with them, do they behave in an overfriendly *and almost flirty* manner again?

This could be a sign that they don’t want their friends to be aware of the fact that they have a crush on you. [Read: Does he have a crush on me? 23 signs no guy can ever hide]

7. They treat your love life like a celebrity magazine

Has your friend unexpectedly started to take an interest in your love life? Do they want to know everything that is going on, like whom you like and who likes you?

Do they ever show signs of being jealous when you talk about people you like? If they do, then you most definitely have a crush on your hands.

8. They could win a game of don’t blink

Has your friend started to make more eye contact with you than usual? Do they listen intently to what you have to say, without dropping their gaze? That could be another one of the signs that your friend has a crush on you.

Do you find them trying to make eye contact with you when you’re across the room from each other? If the answer is yes to all of these, then the least this means is that they really like you. [Read: 13 subtle eye contact flirting moves that you’d notice when someone likes you]

9. They have turned into your mirror

Have you noticed your friend mirroring your body language? A common sign of attraction is imitation, and people often mirror those they are attracted to, without even realizing they are doing it.

So if your friend has started to mirror your behavior or the words you use all of a sudden, then it could be that they are attracted to you.

10. They like to introduce you to new things

When people have an attraction to another person, they often want to share details about their life with them. They want to share new things, in the hopes that the one they are attracted to, will pick them out above the rest.

So, if your friend has started sharing more about their life with you, then it could be an indicator that *worst case scenario* they want to be good friends, or way more! [Read: How to know if the two of you are just friends or way more!]

11. They like to surprise you

Does your friend like to surprise you with little treats? Do they often stop by your favorite pastry shop, to pick something up for you? Do they constantly recommend songs and books that you might like? Do they seem to go out of their way to please you?

If they do, then you know there must be a reason behind it, a.k.a. a friend crush!

12. They are available whenever you are

Does your friend show up to everything you invite them to? And at other times, has this friend always tried to support you or stand by you even when there’s no need for it?

If they have a crush on you, then they will want to spend as much time as possible with you, so they will always make time to come to anything you have arranged. [Read: Are both of you just hanging out or is it a date?!]

13. They speak highly about you to their friends

Have you ever met any of their friends? Do they seem to know a lot about you? Do they seem to like you straight away?

If the answer is yes, then it could be because your friend has been talking about you – one of the signs that your friend has a crush on you – and this friend wouldn’t have been talking about you unless you were on their mind.

14. They compliment you even in unflattering moments

Does your friend compliment you when you’re in your sweat pants, looking all ruffled and tired? Do they try to make you feel better when you are feeling low? Have they ever told you that you look good, especially after a breakup or a fight with your own lover?

Do they seem to go out of their way to pick something nice to say to you? They wouldn’t be going through all that effort if they didn’t like you.

15. They have gone all bashful

Has your friend become shy around you? Do they seem to be on edge or nervous and awkward whenever you are left alone together? Have they stopped laughing at jokes that at one point would have had them in stitches?

If your friend has become abruptly shy around you, or overly chivalrous and dignified, then there will be a reason, the most probable one being that they have a crush on you. [Read: I’m in love with my best friend… what next?]

16. They feel your pain

Does your friend get angry or upset when something affects you negatively? Do they often want to hurt those who have hurt you? Do you find that, at times, your friend cares more about the messy situation you’re in, than you do?

If the answer is yes, then they clearly care a lot about you, and that could another one of the signs your friend has a crush on you.

17. They go out of their way for you

Does your friend ever go above and beyond for you? Have they ever done things for you that clearly don’t fit within the expectations of a just-a-friend description?

Do they often take it upon themselves to help you, even if it means that they are putting themselves out of their way for you? If the answer is yes, then they clearly have a crush on you. [Read: How to flirt with a friend – 18 ways to tease them without being weird]

18. They are polite and considerate

Has your friend suddenly become really polite and considerate? If the answer is yes, then they might be trying to impress you. They wouldn’t be doing that unless they like you more than they are letting on.

19. They laugh at all your jokes

Have you suddenly become the funniest person in the world to your friend? Do they laugh at jokes that even you know suck? Your friend may just be trying to hide the fact that they have a crush on you. [Read: Friend crush – Should you worry about it or is it totally harmless?]

20. A hug type of person

Has your friend turned into a hug monster? Have you noticed them touching you more than normal? Do they put themselves into close proximity to you, whenever they can?

If they have a crush on you, but are too scared to tell you, then they might try to reach out for whatever closeness they can get from you. [Read: The secret behind flirty touches and body contact, and how it really works

21. They give you unexpected gifts

Let’s say that you went on school or business trip with your friend. You had a good time, but didn’t think much about it.

But shortly after you get back, they present an unexpected homemade gift to you as a commemoration of your time together. Something like that might be a good indicator that your friend is thinking of you as more than just a friend and may have feelings for you – in other words, one of the clear signs that your friend has a crush on you.

22. They start to pull away from you

This one might sound counter-intuitive, but it could definitely be a sign of a crush. Think about it, if you developed a crush on your friend and you thought that the feeling wasn’t mutual, it might cause you to act a little distant.

You might be embarrassed about them not liking you back, so in turn, you start to pull away to save your feelings. [Read: How to tell your crush you like them and make all the right moves]

23. Their body language has changed

Believe it or not, over 80% of communication is nonverbal. So, if you have noticed a change in their body language such as their eye contact, touch, physical distance, gestures, or even how they dress, that could be a sign.

People can lie with their words, but they can’t lie with their nonverbal communication. The reason for this is that body language is almost impossible to control, so that’s where the truth comes out.

You might find that not all of these unmistakable signs are relevant to you. But even if you can pick out four or five of the signs in this list, there’s a good chance that your friend has a crush on you and fancies you.

[Read: How to tell someone you really like them over text – 19 most risk-free ways!]

If you were wondering about the signs your friend has a crush on you, these signals will help you to know the truth even when your friend tries to hide it. But of course, the only way to know for sure is to ask them. And if you decide to do that, then good luck!

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