I know for sure that my crush likes me back since he's given me obvious signs plus I found out through his friend and my brother. Him and I do tend to message each other almost every day, and I would say it's pretty balanced. But there are times that I do initiate more than him. I don't think he minds it but sometimes I feel like I'm bothering him. I usually try not to message him during his work hours unless he does it first. If I do message him it'll be something he could look at for a few minutes/seconds like a meme or a video, but I usually wait until after he's done working or until night time. I think the reason why I feel like this is because there are times when he doesn't try to extend the convo and other times he does. That could also be me overthinking things but I don't know. Sometimes I don't talk to him for a day or two because I want to give us some space.