Why are girls so hard to read?

Published: March 28, 2019
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Hi there. I know I speak on behalf of all the guys when I say: Girls are SUPER hard to read! I have a crush on this girl and I don't know whether she is sending me signs or not. Some days she'll be really friendly, but I don't know if that's a "sign" that girls send out. If you know some, what are some ways they act when they like you? How can you tell? Also I find your website VERY helpful. It answered a lot of my questions.
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Dear Why are girls so hard to read?,

Hi there! TeenHealthFx is glad you are finding the website to be helpful!

The age old question; How do I tell if she likes me? This situation is always a tough one. While being in a relationship can be great, getting into one can be intimidating. Reading situations especially when they are dealing with feelings can be nerve racking. Just as you may not want to put yourself out there, your crush may feel the same way. So how does one go about making the first move. TeenHealthFx has some suggestions:

Try dropping hints. Make it a point to say hi to her every day. Try to start a conversation about something as simple as a shared class you have together. Saying something like “that biology homework was so hard last night” and see where this may lead.

Don’t get discouraged. People have off days. Let’s say you tried talking to her and she seemed distant. As humans we tend to take situations personally when she may just be stressed out over school, sports or a variety of other reasons.

Be confident. This is always easier said than done especially when you are putting your feelings out there. We let our nervousness get the best of us. Practice having a conversation. Do you know what any of her interests are? Do you share the same ones? Try starting there.  

Consider what would happen if you didn’t tell her. Do you think that you would eventually get over her? Are these feelings that will eventually pass?  Or, would the missed opportunity upset you? If so, you are likely already too invested not to find out what could be. Remember that doing nothing could lead to even more regret!

Always stay positive. If you and your crush end up as boyfriend and girlfriend that is great. If you try and end up remaining friends remember there will always be more opportunities.

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