Do you have a hunch – or a hope – that your neighbor likes you?
If so, there are always going to be signs that they like you, even if they are a little shy and try to hide it.
Here are 15 signs your neighbor likes you and what it means for your relationship going forward:
- 15 Signs Your Neighbor Likes You
- 1. They Always Come Out When You’re Outside
- 2. They Always Greet You With A Smile
- 3. They Use Your Name when Talking to You
- 4. They Make Strong Eye Contact when Talking to You
- 5. They Invite You Over for Drinks
- 6. They Are Interested in Getting to Know You
- 7. They Drop Off Gifts at Your House
- 8. They Act Silly Around You and Try to Impress You
- 9. They Always Seem to Look Their Best when You Bump Into Them
- 10. They Recall the ‘Small Things’ About You
- 11. They Are a Bit Nervous Around You
- 12. They Ask About Your Love Life
- 13. They Try and Find Excuses to Pop Over Your Place
- 14. They Bake Things for You
- 15. You Can Feel the Energy when You’re Around Them!
15 Signs Your Neighbor Likes You
1. They Always Come Out When You’re Outside
If you keep bumping into your neighbor outside your place, it’s probably more than a coincidence.
Chances are, they’re keeping an eye out for you and trying to create opportunities to bump into you and talk.
It’s a good sign that they’re interested in you and want to get to know you better.
If you also notice a lot of the other body language cues and signs outlined in this article, it sounds pretty obvious to me!
2. They Always Greet You With A Smile
When you see your neighbor, do they always greet you with a smile?
If so, it’s definitely a good sign that they like you, it’s just a matter of how much!
A warm and friendly smile is a great way to show someone that you’re happy to see them and that you like them.
3. They Use Your Name when Talking to You
This is a small thing, but I bet you notice when someone uses your name when talking to you because it feels good, doesn’t it?
Well, if your neighbor always uses your name in conversation, it’s a good sign that they like you.
It shows that they’re trying to make you listen to what they’re saying and engage in conversation with you.
This is more than just a little casual neighborly chit chat over the yard fence or from the porch, this is ‘hey, I want to make an impression on you.’
4. They Make Strong Eye Contact when Talking to You
This is a classic sign that someone is flirting or trying to make a good impression, so it’s worth taking notice if your neighbor is making strong eye contact.
It’s a body language cue that shows they’re interested in you and want to make sure you’re listening to them.
This is a difficult one because some people will find it difficult to make eye contact if they’re shy, so it’s not make or break.
5. They Invite You Over for Drinks
If your neighbor invites you over for drinks or dinner, this is a pretty big sign that they want to spend some time with you.
You don’t accidentally invite someone over, especially when that person lives next door!
If you like your neighbor and they’ve invited you into theirs, even if it was just mentioned in passing, you should jump at the opportunity!
6. They Are Interested in Getting to Know You
How well do you know your neighbors if you don’t have a romantic interest in them?
Not very well I bet.
We don’t tend to know our neighbors much past their names, where they come from, and some of the things they’re interested in.
So, if your neighbor is showing a deeper interest in you and really trying to get to know you better this is a pretty strong sign that they like you.
7. They Drop Off Gifts at Your House
Everyone likes receiving gifts, and it’s one of the easiest ways to demonstrate to someone that you like them or they’re special to you.
If your neighbor is dropping off gifts at your house, this is a sign that they’re thinking of you and want to make you happy.
It’s certainly not a normal neighborly thing to do, so you’re getting some kind of special treatment.
8. They Act Silly Around You and Try to Impress You
Do you notice that your neighbor is acting a bit differently around you than they are with other people?
If so, it’s probably because they’re trying to impress you.
Maybe they act a bit sillier or clown around more when you’re around.
Or, they might try to show off their talents or skills.
Whatever it is, they’re trying to make a good impression on you because they like you – it’s basic flirting etiquette.
9. They Always Seem to Look Their Best when You Bump Into Them
Do you ever feel like your neighbor goes out of their way to look their best when they know they’re going to see you?
If so, it’s probably because they want to look their best for you!
This is another classic sign that someone likes you.
It might be something as simple as wearing nicer clothes or taking a bit more care with their hair and makeup.
But, if they’re doing it specifically for you, it’s a sign that they’re interested in you.
10. They Recall the ‘Small Things’ About You
This is not only a sign that someone likes you, but it’s also a big deal and says a lot about their character.
If you’ve noticed your neighbor remembers the small things about you that you’ve shared, it shows that they’re paying close attention to everything you say.
It could be something as simple as remembering that you’re a fan of a certain sports team or that you like a certain type of coffee.
Whatever it is, it’s cute and it just goes to show how attentive they are to you.
11. They Are a Bit Nervous Around You
When someone has a crush it can do all kinds of things to them, and for some, that means being nervous when they’re around their crush.
Do you notice that your neighbor seems a bit more nervous or fidgety when they’re around you?
If so, this is probably because they have a crush on you!
12. They Ask About Your Love Life
This is something they might try and do without being too obvious, such as saying, “So, are you seeing anyone right now?”
But what they’re really trying to do is figure out if you’re single or not.
If they are interested in you, they’ll want to know your relationship status so they can gauge whether or not you’re available.
13. They Try and Find Excuses to Pop Over Your Place
One of the signs a male neighbor likes you is when they try to take on the handyman role and keep on offering to do jobs around your place for you.
Or, they might just pop over for a chat more often than they do with other neighbors.
Either way, if they’re finding excuses to pop over yours they have feelings for you.
14. They Bake Things for You
Without being sexist, this is one of the classic signs a female neighbor likes you – but it would be awesome if a guy neighbor made some homemade goodies.
If your neighbor is bringing homemade cookies, cakes, and other goodies over it shows they’re putting in effort to impress you.
It’s a nice gesture and if you’re the kind of person who enjoys a treat, you should consider yourself lucky.
15. You Can Feel the Energy when You’re Around Them!
Sometimes when you’re around someone, you just get that feeling that something about them is different.
Call it a gut feeling, intuition, romantic energy – whatever it is, it’s something that you can just sense sometimes.
If you’ve been around your neighbor and gotten this feeling, it’s probably because they like you!
This is definitely one of the more subtle signs, but it’s worth paying attention to.
If you can also check off a number of the other signs off of this list, I think it’s fair to say your neighbor thinks you’re pretty special!
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.