how would you tell if a girl's interested in you, it seems like talking about different things or asking them out directly isn't working for me
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The best is, it is so hard to tell when a girl is interested. But as stupid as this sounds, if you get a "vibe" and yes there are as such things, then she is likely feeling it too.
On the other hand, getting to know her better and growing your personality on her works as well. I could say she smiles a lot she is into you, she teases you, she is into you but the fact is with the guy I like, I am so standoff-ish one time and next I am nice. Generally, we try to hide our interest and sometimes we do a so goddamn good job of it that the guy never knows.
Keep talking, enjoy her company and it will eventually show she does care or not. But, I think the major would be, the way she smiles. If she truly gives a genuine smile when you tell a silly joke, means she likes you. A genuine smile is the one that lights up her face and eyes sparkle, yes this exists. Notice that next. : )