Question: What are some ways to tell if a quiet/reserved girl likes you?
We're both 17 year old juniors in high school. This girl is beautiful, but she is pretty quiet and reserved, so I have the hardest time reading her. I think she likes me, but I just cannot tell for sure. She's not necessarily shy, but she still doesn't make anything obvious. We're really good friends, and hang out all the time together (alone) and get along great. We've gone to eat together several times (she even asked me if I wanted to go to lunch with her last Saturday), and she comes to a lot of college baseball games with me because we're both huge baseball fans. She's never actually turned down one of my offers to hang out together, and never said anything about it being just us two somewhere. I really want to tell her my feelings for her, but I guess I want a little reassurance that I'm reading her right.
All of our mutual girl friends know I like her (and she obviously has figured this out as well) and are all telling her how perfect we'd be for each other and how cute we'd be. One of my girl friends said she is kind of overwhelmed/embarrassed by all the attention this is creating, and just tells everyone she doesn't like me in that way and we're just really good friends, however the girl her friends see isn't the same girl I see when we're alone. All her friends and her parents adore me, so I know they're in her ear in support of me. I don't want to sound creepy, but because I really, really care deeply about this girl, I want to get it right with her, so I've done my research on her to try to figure out her history so I don't make the same mistakes her past boyfriend made so I've talked to our mutual girl friends and my best guy friend is actually her basically life-long best guy friend, so I've talked to him about it. I've even done a little Facebook check and she really seems to act differently around/towards me than she does with other guys. I'm the only guy she hangs out alone with, I know this. She also gives me ":)" sometimes in texts, and they said the only time she's ever done that was to her old boyfriend. Like I said, she knows I like her, but hasn't backed off and is still more than happy to be with me alone. Nothing has changed in our relationship (for the worse, at least). Even the other day, I was at a college graduation and bored to tears, so I texted her and she told me "You could've come to my volleyball game!" Then yesterday, we were at a "study party" for exams, and she told me that instead of doing Chemistry problems tonight, we could meet up after exams on Monday and do them together when she needs to study for it too. So it's not like she's trying to avoid me even though she knows I like her...I've been a little more "aggressive" in my texts and calls lately, and she hasn't seemed deterred by it. I kind of get the feeling that we're both trying to figure each other out, while trying to throw each other off at the same time, if that makes sense.
So what are some signs that a quiet and reserved girl like you?
Thank you for reading!
shes giving all the signs so don't worry. her last bf proably caused her to make a barrier but you seem to have been able to pass it so good job. most shy girls like a guy that makes the first move and feel more comfortable about it. keep it low key though and very relaxed. some signs are if shes ok with being hugged by you, you catch her staring at you, she smiles easily lots at you.