Five Easy Ways How To Tell If You Like Someone

Updated October 07, 2021
Medically Reviewed By: Wendy Galyen, LCSW, BC-TMH

So, you met someone and you think you like them but you are not completely sure. How do you know? Maybe you just like the attention. Maybe you are just lonely. Have you been alone for a while or did you just go through a break-up? If you just broke up with someone you have been in a relationship with, you may be on the rebound. That means you are just looking for another relationship to replace the person you were with. This is probably the worst time to start a relationship. If you have been alone for a long time and you are lonely, you may be just looking for the attention. So, how do you know for sure?


Do You Think About Them All the Time?

If you have caught yourself thinking about them while you are at work or school, or when you are going to bed or just waking up, you may really like them. Do you wonder what he or she is doing all the time? Do you get excited when you think of them? Any of these are indications of really liking someone.

What Do You Like About Them?

Write a list of things you like about him or her and things you do not like. Think about how you would feel if you got into a disagreement with them. Would you care if he or she got mad at you or would it be no big deal? If you do not care if they like you or not, then you probably do not really like them.

Would You Take Care of Them if They Get Sick?

Think about it. Would you want to take care of them if they were sick? Bring them soup and put a washcloth on their head if they needed it? Would you hold the pot if they needed to throw up? If so, then you definitely like this person.

Do You Trust Them?

Would you trust them alone in your house? Can you trust them with your car or your money? Do you trust them to be faithful to you? If you answer no to at least one of these questions, then you need more time to figure out the potential of this relationship.

Are You Satisfied with Them?

Is he or she the one you want to spend the rest of your life with or are you still looking for someone better? If you are still searching, then you are probably not that into them. However, if you are ready to settle down with this person then you must like them enough to be serious.


Easy Ways to Tell if You Like Someone

It may not be as easy as you expected, but if you take some time to seriously think about the answers to these questions, you may find that you have already met the person of your dreams or you may need to move on and keep looking. Are you still confused and need to talk to someone? There are trained therapists and counselors online that can help you figure this out. You do not have to make an appointment or go to an office. There are over 2,000 qualified professionals that can answer your questions right now.

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