Beyond Wishful Thinking: 6 Clear Signs That Indicate Your Crush Doesn’t Feel the Same”

6 min readJul 1

6 Signs Your Crush Doesn’t Like You

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Initiating a bit of flirtation and romance can be difficult, especially if you’re unsure if the person you like feels the same way about you. How does your crush view you? Are there any clues as to whether they like you or not? Well, in this article, we will explore six signs that may indicate your crush doesn’t romantically like you. Understanding these signs can help you navigate your emotions and make informed decisions about your love life.

1. They don’t pay attention to you at all in a large group

In a social setting with a large group of people, does your crush pay attention to you? You may be the best of buds when you’re working on assignments in class, but as soon as there’s a large group of people, you’re seemingly last on the list to interact with. This is an easy sign that your crush doesn’t like you as much as you’d hoped.

When we’re attracted to someone, we want to be close to them or alone with them to get to know more about them. It’s important to recognize that you aren’t the center of their world. However, if someone likes you, even as a good friend, they shouldn’t completely ditch you during an event at the first sign of interaction from others. If they subtly try to ignore you, there’s still good news. You’re at a party, and there are plenty of interesting individuals to talk to and make friends with.

2. They keep their distance and put up barriers between the two of you

Does your crush often talk to you with their body turned away? Do they subconsciously hold their bag in front of them? Do they scoot away when you speak to them? According to psychologist Jack Schafer, people lean towards those they like and distance themselves from those they dislike. Inward leaning increases as rapport increases. This means that if someone is attracted to another person, they may naturally lean towards them when they get the chance, not just for a kiss, but because they are deeply interested in what you have to say and who you are.


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