March 21st – April 19th
They tease you like a little kid on the playground. They make fun of you about your new haircut (which means they noticed your new haircut) and they joke about the ‘friend’ that you keep posting pictures with on Instagram (because they’re secretly jealous). They act like they couldn’t care less about you, when really, they care about you more than you’ll ever know.
April 20th – May 20th
They can’t stop staring at you. You’re always locking eyes with them from across the room and smiling, or catching them staring and causing them to look away as if they weren’t doing anything at all. And even though you don’t see it, you’re always getting checked out by them when you walk the other way.
May 21st – June 20th
They get close to you physically — but they try not to make it too obvious by holding your hand or brushing a fallen strand of hair behind your ear. Instead, they play fight with you, tickle you, and act like they want to compare hand sizes in order to get the chance to touch you.
June 21st – July 22nd
They act affectionate, but it’s hard to tell if they’re being flirtatious or friendly, because they are careful never to cross a line. They hug you hello and goodbye. Compliment you on how nice you look. Linger before leaving because they have something to say but are too afraid to say it.
July 23rd – August 22nd
Every time you two hang out, they are wearing an outfit that shows off their best qualities. You might even catch them opening up their phone camera to check their hair and makeup. Or notice that they keep running to the bathroom to adjust their outfit. They try hard to look good.
August 23rd – September 22nd
They like your social media posts. They text you first. They send snaps directly to you, even if it’s already posted on their story. They connect with you, even when you aren’t right there in person.
September 23rd – October 22nd
They lick their lips. Touch their face. Play with their hair. Lean in close when you’re speaking. Reach out to touch your skin when you laugh. They won’t tell you how they feel directly, but their body language will give their feelings away.
October 23rd – November 21st
They will invite you to dinners and concerts with them (and act like it’s a casual thing). They will tell you how much they miss you and like spending time with you (and act like it’s no big deal). They will invite you over to their house and into their bedroom (and act like all they want to do is cuddle).
November 22nd – December 21st
They tell dirty jokes. Make sexual innuendos. Give compliments that some might consider inappropriate. They are blunt about how they feel and aren’t shy about making the first move.
December 22nd – January 19th
They ask questions. They listen closely to your answers. They remember the little things that you say. They keep their promises. They make it clear that they are interested in you and there aren’t any other people that they’ve been talking to, there aren’t any other people that they want.
January 20th – February 18th
They act nervous around you. They fidget with their jewelry. Play with their sleeves. Nibble on their lower lip. Refuse to meet your eyes. They might even stumble over their words or their own two feet.
February 19th – March 20th
They will show up at your house with an extra milkshake in your favorite flavor. They will let you borrow their jacket when they see you shiver. They will laugh extra hard at your jokes. They will make you feel like you’re fun to be around, like there’s something special about you. /Holly Riordan