I Like My Guy Friend, But Does He Like Me?

I have a guy friend I like.  He told me he likes someone but won’t tell me who.  He says he trusts me and has hinted that I might be his crush.  He acts like he likes me when we hang out.  I don’t want to get my hopes up, but how can I be sure before I say anything?
Dear Wants to Be Sure,
Feelings don’t come with guarantees, but it sounds as if your friendship might be warming up.  Instead of risking a full-on confession of your emotions, look him in the eye when laughing at his joke or casually put your hand on his arm.  Maybe hint that there’s a guy you like too.  Yes, I’m encouraging you to flirt—but just enough so you can give him a green light and gauge his reaction.  If things don’t go as well as you’d hoped? Appreciate the value of your friendship.

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by Carol Weston | 2/1/2016