Dear Miss Emily:

I have a crush on this adorably cute guy, but I don’t know if he is interested in me or if he is just being nice. To start, he always finds a way to talk to me in between, or during classes. And when he does, he is not shy.  It’s constant flirting, staring, smiling and touching.  He has even asked me if I was dating anyone (and he is single). But he is not just that way with me, he flirts with a bunch of other girls. I don’t want to come on too strong, and flirt too much, but I also don’t want to seem uninterested. Does he like me or is he just being a "playboy?"

-----------------Miss Emily’s advice----------------

He's given you all the signs he likes you -- with potential!  And the fact he asked you if you were dating anyone is an especially good sign. But I do not have a crystal ball (damn!), and you telling me he's rather friendly with other girls is, indeed, confusing.  This is pretty typical behavior for a self-confident boy.  But, hey, no self-confident girl has to wait for a guy to make the first move, does she?  I have said this so often, I almost feel like it's my mantra -- but here goes:  If you want him, ask him to do something outside of school!  However, if this act of extreme courage cannot be done on your part, hang in there. You should know  where this going pretty soon.  Emily