How do I tell if an 8th grade boy likes me?

Hi. I'm in 7th grade, but I like this guy and he's in 8th. He and my bestfriend, who is also in 8th, used to go to a different school together in 5th grade, and they dated. She likes someone else now, btw. But he had asked her out again the first week of school and she said no. Anyways, a few weeks ago my best friend asked him (with my permission) if he liked me. He said maybe. Oh, and we hang out in a big group at school (like during lunch) in a big group of 7th-11th grade people. My bestfriend and the guy I like both hang out in this group. But later him and my best friend talked again and my best friend said that he said he did like me. So my best friend told me that and said that he wanted to talk to me, so I went up to him and he nodded and me and walked away from the people he was talking to and walked with me across the field at school. I honestly cannot forget the way he looked at me when we were walking. I just wanted to melt. But then when we got somewhere by ourselves in the field where nobody would hear what we were saying, he just stood there and didn't say anything. The only thing he did say was "I guess she told you." and I was like, "yeah." So we walked back over to everyone else together and then the bell rang so we had to go back inside. 
After school I talked to him again and asked him if it was true about what he said, and he said "maybe" again. Then he had to leave, but he was acting all cute and stuff before he left. <3
The next week we sat on the bus together and he was being really nice to me and all that. And he watched me put on chapstick, lol. 
And then last week someone was like, "I think you guys are gonna get married when you're older!" we were laughing together at the time, so the kid that said that (we both know him)  made us shut up as soon as he said that. Then he kinda got awkward during the rest of the day...
Sorry that was so long! Anyways, what do you guys think? Should I keep trying to win this guy over? Or what do you think? 

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abby.szotko3 years ago

well I wrote a note to him after m friends asked if he likes me and so he hasn't said anything yet, what do I do?

Ill give you a quick answer.
He is an awkward 13 year old. He doesn't know how to talk to girls. Yes he likes you. Ask your dad if you can go to the movies with this boy.

Now to attempt to fix your problems. When talking to the male species, its best to use short concise sentences.

This essay could be summed up in the following sentences.
Hi. I'm in 7th grade, but I like this guy and he's in 8th. my best friend asked him (with my permission) if he liked me. He said maybe. After school I talked to him again and asked him if it was true about what he said, and he said "maybe". Anyways, what do you guys think?
lemonie6 years ago
That was painful to read: this is a DIY site not an agony-column.

DIY:  just ask the guy what you want to know, and then get on with your life.

Your problem with the fella is that you don't really know how to talk to people, you should start learning by talking to him. And you could kick-off with "I don't know too well how to talk to guys, but I want to know -"


Raynihart, you could also post your question over at yahoo answers
They get many people asking relationship questions and perhaps you'll get the advice you're looking for over there.
thegeeke6 years ago
You could ask him, although that may put him on the spot if he doesn't like you. (I had a friend who obviously liked me, but I didn't really like her, but yet I didn't want to hurt her feelings.) But at least if you ask him, it should force him to give you an answer either way. (Even though I didn't want to hurt my friends feelings, I would have been honest if she asked me.) Also, even if he doesn't like you, or it doesn't work out, just remember that you are young, and you have plenty of time to find someone special. I made a commitment when I was in high school that I wouldn't date until I was in college or later, and although it was hard in high school; in the long run, I think it actually made me a better person. I'm not saying that it's bad to date in high school... but it's just something to think about. If you do end asking your friend, make sure it's in private, and (assuming it's true), just let him know that you will not think any less of him either way. If you are too afraid to ask him... just flirt a lot.  Sometimes you have to just make it extremely obvious.
Burf6 years ago
Ask him.
Kiteman6 years ago
I think you already know that he likes you, at least a bit, but the only person who can decide whether you should pursue romance is you.

He's clearly as hazy on the details as you are, so start by flat-out asking him, in private.