Love is one of the most complicated subjects on earth in my opinion, I believe if it is true love you would not have to ask, you would just know. I believe "true love" is rare these days. I can belive there are a few that believe in the "lifetime" commitment and mean it, but that is also rare these days. I do believe that you can never fully know another human being which only complicates "love".
Well, that's a nice question to answer, see if you have your own doubts that someone likes you or rather loves you, you must analyse the whole thing inside out, give it sometime to build itself over the both of you, try to see the difference in the behaviour of that person, try to feel the extra attention that he has for you now, try to make out yourself, as he might not be ready or he might not have gathered enough strength to make it up to you and say the words, as you being a girl will always expect the guy to approach you first. See how he behaves even to others when you are around him, how he looks at you, how he smiles at you, his body language is bound to change if he loves you, and you are around... Tae some time and if you want him to like you as you have a soft corner for him then give it a try, but don't take too long..
And as a matter of fact the situation you are in is exactly the same situation I'm in, well a bit different here, I'm in love with a girl, but don't at all know how she feels for me... So taking my own time to make t clear... Anyways best of luck for everything.
If you believe someone is in love with you, you should wait a little while and build a relationship to know the true personality behind them. Because if you go right for the person that may love you, he or she may not even like you like that.... You should actually know it in your heart when you know the time is right.
You know easily dear. First you try to understand his or her feelings and expression and his or her thinking for you. And try to know how much she or he cares for you.
If you see them you can just always tell from the way they always stare at you & the chemistry is just their just take a look .
There is no tried and tested method of determining if a person is really in love with you, no ready formula to determine that someone actually loves you. The basis for love is trust, and one of the key elements to a successful relationship based on love is compatibility, besides the primary one of trust. You can certainly determine if a person is compatible with you; there are tests nowadays to determine that. But to be able to determine if a person is actually in love, there is no such test. There are certain pointers to look for, though, which may help you determine if a person actually loves you.
First of all, check if the person has eyes only for you, and cares about you enough to be able to place you above all his other priorities. There are too many complexities involved here. For instance, a person may not be able to place you as the number one priority in his life, he may place work before all else, but that does not mean you are of no relevance to him. Also, there is no such thing as true love. We are human beings, and we all have our own follies. It is important to recognize, accept, and appreciate the love that a person has for you despite his faults and flaws, and that is what makes a true relationship tick. The stuff of true love exists in utopia, I guess.
It is very hard to know if someone is really in love with you or not. Remember the Cher song? 'If you want to know if he loves you so its in his kiss'. Perhaps kissing is not the best way of telling because kissing can just feel nice.
It is important to sum up the person's behaviour towards you. Are they pleasant to you, do they make random acts of kindness towards you, buy you gifts, talk about you a lot, say lovely things to you? Don't confused lust with love, although the two things are often linked.
A rather obvious way to find out is to ask them. That can be more direct way of finding the answer, but requires bravery on both parts. It can also be difficult if the other person finds it hard to express themselves or if you don't know them so well. Valentine's day approaches, why not pop it in a card?
If they smile at you a lot, go out of there way to talk to you or just to see you. If they call you on your cell phone, chat with you on myspace, Give you cookies or candy, ask you what your doing over the weekend, goes to a sporting event if your playing or just going to be there, pick and tease you like an annoying brother/ sister.
You get a green light to her backdoor.
I agree with another's answer of the most important thing being Trust. You must have trust in all things they say to you. They must feel believable & prove to be. Anybody can tell you they think you're good looking or sexy. Love takes more than that. Gifts don't really mean squat. True gifts are the feelings they give you. And the way they let you know they will always "be there" for you, no matter what. And prove it. They will show you respect & that you are appreciated by them. Even if you only do small things. Are they helpful to you? Do they look for arguments? Do you feel proud to be seen with them when you're near others, like your family or friends? If you have a concern, are they supportive? Or do they tell you it's nothing & to forget about it? Watch every move they make around you. If it isn't what you like or expect from them w/o having to ask for it, then keep walking. They just may be around you for other reasons. Like money, maybe? Or to provide for them because they can't do it for themselves? Or possibly to be their servant figure in their life? No one should be used as a servant. Help should always be voluntary & appreciated.
Do they ever phone you in the middle of the day, just to say Hi? Or do they hang up on you at the 1st call waiting beep? There are plenty of ways to tell if somebody's in love with you. Pay attention!! Follow your gut, ALWAYS!!! It will tell you the truth!!
If you're having doubts about them, then wait & don't move forward until you feel there is no doubt.
Give him hints or make him talk
This answ. Will be biased as I am a female. I hope howevr that what I put forth can be non-gender specific. Well, Someone In Love with me will be covered 1st and lastly Not In Love. In love with me, looks like he is here for me in whatever capacity I need and want him. Its not the do what I say thing We are together, have and share common goals, dreams and aspirations. WE have a certain sync about us. We are compatible, similarities attract. We complement one another, almost finish the other's sentence. We enjoy doing things together talking, waking, riding, reading, writing, swimming, massaging, cookin, traveling, our time together & alone. We are trust each other and is safe (protected, provided, secure) We play and laugh together and at each other. We see in the other a beautiful expression of the Divine & its awesome. We can't see our future without that person. In gratitude we give 'just because' gifts Because you r apart of my life and I am glad you are here. He's in love w me when he sees my personality quirks & overlooks them, or knows I'm not well and he makes me some soup and draws me a bath with candles, sandlewood and bath salts. Putting down the comode seat. Its the little things that count. He opens the door, do things w/o having to be asked. He is nurturing, compassionate and we vibe. We have an intellectual connection, spiritual bond, he's my best friend, my lover true, the physical comes in there too=> the great knock your legs behind your head and swing on a chandelier but I wouldn't kno lol, I guess when He come to my life, He'll be taking on a wife. The Joker, Not in Love with you. Limited time shared or spend got to do something with someone and you can't come. Not in Love. Love needs to nurtured in order to grow. Wants to be argumentative, drain your energy, bring you down, criticize, condemn, complain -> no love lost. Misery refrain. Not in Love. Love is a feel good place that lifts you up and inspire. Love gives you the strength to go on in-spite of hardship. So If You happen cross my answer, after someone is not in love with you.. Go to a happy place, Love yourself there until you hear the call of peace, joy, and happiness bid you to loves door, then you will find more love to share with someone that is waiting for you there. Its in the actions and inaction. The words spoken and the words left unspoken. Don't be mad if he is emotionally unavailable for you. S/He is also emotionally unavailable to themselves. Best of all things for you, Anita
I would say if that person has been through a lot of stuff with you and there still around is one example. If someone loves you, they won't care about all the baggage you have, or they may care and try to help you with that baggage. Please excuse me, I'm thinking of people at lease over 21. I think you know what isn't love, so go from there!!!
As in boyfriend or girlfriend? Well, how do they come across? How do you feel when your around them? Do you get the feeling that they like you and are interested in you? You can always come out and ask them. Good-Luck