Trust me — if he likes you, you’ll know.
I don’t care if he says all the right things. The only thing I care about is what he’s doing to prove it.
Because when he likes you, you aren’t going to have to wonder if he does.
If he truly likes you, he isn’t going to play you or try and mess with your head.
If he likes you he isn’t going to make up excuses as you why he didn’t make it again.
Instead, he is going to be there because you asked him to be.
Because when a guy truly likes you, he’s going to want to be with you and he’ll stop at nothing to make that happen.
And if he doesn’t like you that’s when you’ll be confused. That’s when you’ll read signs that aren’t there. That’s when you’ll try really hard for someone’s time and attention when in reality, you know you are wasting yours but you don’t want to believe it.
He doesn’t like you if he hurts you and he can live with it.
He doesn’t like you if he can cancel on you and not care about making it up to you.
He doesn’t like you if he ignores you.
He doesn’t like you if you can pour your heart out and he avoids it.
Trust me, I’ve been there. Loving hard thinking maybe one day he’ll change. Jumping through hoops hoping maybe he’ll notice. I lost myself loving people in ways I wanted them to love me. But if I could go back in time and tell my former self anything — it would be to stop.
I think sometimes we don’t want to believe what we know in our heart to be true so we hang onto anything we can. But I also think sometimes we gravitate towards people we know don’t love us out of fear of one day finding someone who does. Because it’s only then when you find the right love, that you have something you can lose. So we stick to loving people who keep us at arm’s length because you can’t lose something that’s never been yours and your heart can’t break when it’s already broken, to begin with.