Signs you have a crush


bumping into each other casually
Signs you have a crush

Crushes, we all have them no matter what stage of life we are in. Most of the time the reasons for having crushes are as simple as, She’s pretty” or He’s so nice to me”. However, some of us still have problems with identifying crushes or are in complete denial of them. Even when it’s so obvious to everyone around us!

Here are some definite signs you have a crush so you can determine if you are really crushing on someone or if they are just a normal friend. 

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1. You start doing weird things with your hair


doing weird things with your hair
Totally natural

Whether it’s giving your hair a twirl or sheepishly brushing it behind your ear – it’s clear tell that you’re nervous.


2. Your life revolves around them


your life revolves around them - signs you have a crush
Going all private investigator on their activities 

Every single thing you do is related to them. The high point of your days soon become whenever you have a conversation with them or even when you glance at them.

P.S. “Hi” or “Hello” is not a conversation.

*Picks up an apple* Oh he loves apples, maybe I should get some for him.


3. You’ve started stalking them online


stalking them online

Let’s face it, who needs face to face time to get to know one person when you have the internet. You know you are going too far when seeing their school assignments pop out on your search.


4. You’ll try to spot them in every waking moment


trying to spot him every moment - signs you have a crush
Is he in there? Oh my Gawd, I think I just spotted his back; My day is perfect!

Sometimes you just find yourself lurking near his usual hangouts just to have a glimpse at him and when you finally did spot him…

time to head out
Time to head out


5. You try your best to bump into them


GF and BF reunited

When you finally give up on leaving fate to a higher power, you’ll start planning “coincidental” meetings…

Trying to attend class at the same timing, going to the toilet at the same timing, etc.

investment portfolio

and when you actually meet them without planning a “coincidental” meeting you’ll go slightly cray-cray.


6. You’ll start hallucinating about them


you start hallucinating
Is this him? Is that him? Oh my gosh, he’s everywhere! I need to lie down.

For some reason, every stranger who has the same build starts to look like your crush.


7. You make lots of excuses to talk to them


you make excuses to talk to them
Oh, I forgot my book can I borrow yours? Oh, I’m going to my friend’s house today, shall I walk with you?

You’ll learn to become the king of making lousy excuses just so you can talk to them.


8. You smile too much


you smile too much - signs you have a crush

You see him, you smile. Talk to him, you smile. The conversation between both of you has gone cold but you are still smiling. Girl, there’s a fine line between sunshine girl and just plain creepy. I have to say, you’ve crossed it… a mile back.


9. Your body will have annoying reactions


fast heart beat
Some will get a rapid heart rate
Image credit: The Smart Local

dancing out of nowhere - signs you have a crush
Some will dance out of nowhere


10. You start recalling conversations & making really bad assumptions


recalling conversations
Overthinking about whether that emoji you sent was too much 

How are you today? Oh, I’m fine. Great! I gotta run. See you!

In your head: Oh my gosh, he even asked me how am I at the last moment when he is rushing off, he must really like me!

No matter how meaningless the conversations may have seemed, you’ll recall it to be better than it originally was and ended up with the conclusion of…

we will start a family
They love me and we’ll start a family together


11. You’ll start wondering a lot about what would have happened


your mind wanders - signs you have a crush
Be careful not to let your mind wander off during meetings

Your spare time will be spent thinking about what will happen if you did this or said that. Will your time spent together be longer or will your conversations be still as short?


12. You talk about them a lot


master storyteller
You’ve become the main storyteller in all meetups

Be it complains or praises, you’ll notice that your point of conversations will somehow be linked to your crush. Soon, you’ll notice that your friends all have a similar expression…

tired of you talking about your crush

and given the chance, some of them would even do this to of you:

your friends are tired of you talking about your crush

Yah, you are definitely boring them with the repetitious stories of your crush.


13. You’ll start singing lots of love songs


singing love songs - signs you have a crush

You’ll notice that all of a sudden Taylor Swift is your favourite artist.


14. Your eyes slowly turn green


your eyes slowly turn green

Be it online or in public, you just can’t help the feeling of being jealous of those whom they talked to and entertained.


Crush or be crushed?


Even after analysing these signs you have a crush. At the end of the day, the result of having a crush on someone is unpredictable. You cannot always expect things to go according to plan. You have to be emotionally ready when you learn your crush does not reciprocate the same feelings you have for them.

When that time comes, you have to know that it’s alright and it’s not the end of the world. It may feel like that but it’s not. You will move on, be stronger and be even more prepared for the next one.

Just keep in mind that you are going to be okay.

On the lighter note, if your crush does reciprocate that feeling then I’ll say go for it! I know you want to 😉


Original article published by Tan Shi Hui on 1st February 2014. Last updated by Josiah Neo on 27th April 2021.