If you're alone with someone you like, how can you tell if they want to kiss you? Assuming that they don't come right out and say, "Kiss me, you fool!", you've got to look for nonverbal signs that they're ready for that first kiss. If 2 or more of these signs are true, then you can feel pretty confident about leaning in for a smooch.
1. They Hold Your Gaze
First kisses usually start with a look into each other's eyes. If you feel like it might be time for a first kiss, tilt your head slightly and gaze at him or her. If they keep looking back at you without speaking, they're probably ready for a kiss, too.
2. They Talk About Kissing
If they turn the subject to kissing, they're giving you a big hint that they're hoping you turn to kissing, too. It might sound like an obvious sign, but when you're sweating over whether or not someone likes you back, you might not recognize it for what it is.
3. They Find Reasons to Touch You
If they say they're cold and want to snuggle with you, or if they suddenly brag about how good they are at reading palms, they're probably just looking for an excuse to get close to you.
4. There's an Awkward Silence
An awkward silence could mean that they're hoping you'll quit talking and kiss them already. It could also just be a natural lull in the conversation, so be sure to check for the other signs, too.
5. They Look at Your Lips
If someone gazes at your lips, it can be an unconscious sign that they're thinking about kissing you. You might also notice them lick their own lips, or casually touch them. All of those are hints that they might want to put those lips to good use.
6. They Don't Shy Away
Feeling pretty confident that it's the right time to kiss? Lean in a little. If they want to kiss you, too, then they'll lean in to meet you. Close your eyes, lean in a little further and voila! You just got smooched.
Sounds easy, right? If you're not sure where to go from here, it's time to learn about how to kiss.