How do you know if someone you met online actually likes you?

But lockdown has added an entirely new dimension to figuring out what someone's true feelings or intentions are, because thousands of us are turning to online dating without any idea of when or where we'll actually be able to meet the people we speak to. Gallery: 11 of the biggest deal-breakers in a relationship, according to dating experts (INSIDER) This means that you're not alone if you've been speaking to someone you met online much more regularly than you would have normally. It's comforting, it's a good distraction and it's always nice to feel admired and wanted, so it's little wonder that during a time of isolation, we're still taking dating pretty seriously. We spoke to Chris Pleines, a Dating and Relationships Expert and the founder of, to find out what signs we can look out for to make as educated a guess as possible on whether someone likes us. A person who genuinely likes you looks forward to talking with you; they don’t see why you should wait or be left in the dark. This is one way to detect if someone takes the time to formulate those messages and make it extra special. They pay close attention When it comes to chatting with someone online, we tend to be eager. It's either we send a lengthy chat or cover whatever it is we want to share in separate sentences. They'll see to it that they back read your multiple chats and reply to every single one (if they can). They accommodate your platform of choice There's a lot of ways to communicate with someone in this digital age.