You are delusional if you think you are the exception. First you need to take inventory of all the relationships you have had. Start off simple: Do you date people who are athletic? Personally the common denominator of my past relationships was two qualities: I dated highly ambitious guys who had no drive and they were also very insecure.

It’s like the Dr Seuss quote, “We’re all a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love.” We are all weird, we all have our demons, and we tend to date people who have the same issues that we harbor. The most common problem in a lot of relationships is co-dependency.

The more you like yourself and believe that you can have what you want, the more likely you actually will.

Now, in the remaining part of the article, I’m going to talk about ways that you can tell if he likes you.

If you’re going to read it, keep in mind that is way more important than what you do.

So make sure you let the first part of what I said sink in.

To answer your question from the information you’ve given me… From what you told me, my read on what you’re trying to figure out is one of three scenarios: a) you want to know that he likes you because knowing someone likes you feels good, b) he is indifferent to you (in the romantic sense), but you and you’re seeing what you want to see, c) you don’t know whether or not he likes you, but you’d be open to starting something with him.

I’m going to go with the assumption that you like him, mainly because if you didn’t, you wouldn’t have asked.

So let’s assume that I’m right and you like him and you’d like it if he wants you back.

I would even bet that you’re probably hoping I write back that he does like you. At the heart of all of these games and guesses is doubt.

In psychology, they call this a “self-fulfilling prophecy”.