You’re sitting in a crowded room, you turn, and suddenly your eyes meet another person’s eyes.  You feel an immediate attraction, a connection to that person. Is it real? Many people wonder how to know. So, what are fifteen signs of a spark between two people?

15 Signs of a Spark When Two People Feel Mutual Attraction

Watch for these things.

1. Body language reveals a romantic spark

One of the first signs that there are sparks between two people is often their body language. They may lean in towards one another when they talk or touch arms when they share something. Their expression says,” I want to be close to you,” and “I’m attracted to you.”

They may touch hands, pat one another on the back, or lean on another’s shoulders to show interest. Body language is a good sign. However, it can be deceptive, so keep an eye out for other giveaways as well.


2. Eye contact

Continually looking at one another is a sure sign that sparks are going off between two people. Usually, they can’t take their eyes off one another. It’s as if they are like two magnets being pulled together by their eyes.

You look at the other person’s nose, mouth, eye color, and body. Everything about them is interesting to you. Watching this happen to two people is fun,  but of course, it’s most fun if you experience it yourself.

3. Smiling at each other signals a spark

Lots and lots of smiles, you can’t stop laughing at the person when you’re attracted to them. They make you happy to see them, and they feel the same. This behavior is a sure sign of sparks ignited between the two of you. Studies found that when the flashes of romantic love ignite, your brain kicks up the level of dopamine that stimulates your brain’s pleasure center. You feel pleasure and happiness, so you smile. You have a crazy, happy-looking smile that others immediately notice as a sign of sparks flying around.

4. Infatuated

They’ve captured your attention; you’re curious about them and wonder what they’re like. This is infatuation. It’s often one of the first things you feel when you catch that person’s eyes across the room. It’s a draw and desire to know more. Infatuation isn’t wrong, but by its very definition, it is a short-term kind of passion that will go away.

It won’t kill the sparks, but infatuation is often based on the intrigue of not totally knowing someone. So your infatuation will go away,  but you can still be attracted to them as you get to know them.

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5. Stomach flip flops

When sparks exist between you and someone else, you may feel your stomach doing flip-flops, or some people call it butterflies. Studies show that every culture has a different way of describing this emotional state. But when you feel this, you feel an attraction to the other person.

Of course, your stomach feelings will change over time, but it’s usually a sign of sparks between two people.

6. Look forward to being together

You can’t wait to see the person even though you’ve just met them. You feel like you’ve known them for years and want to know them more. This is a sure sign of a spark if you look forward to being together. You don’t care if you go for a walk, a drive through the country or to a little restaurant down the street, you want to be together again.

It’s a good sign that you want to be together. This feeling really shouldn’t go away over time the way infatuation does.  In a good solid relationship, a couple enjoys time together and hates to be apart.

7. Chemistry

Chemistry is the tension and attraction you feel towards another person. Of course, physical attraction plays a part in this too. There may be a mix of desire and tension between you. It’s not good to assume this will be a good relationship because of this chemistry you feel. You can feel it with lots of people.

Chemistry should be about the person’s body, mind, and soul. It can be hard to do,  but try to stay calm and not give to throwing your heart away too quickly, even if you feel chemistry. Stay positive and move slowly.

8. Flirting shows a spark

You’ll be flirty when you’re just getting to know someone, and you think there is chemistry between you. Not too flirty, but just enough to let the other person know that you are interested and you think they’re cute and fun to be with.

It’s okay to flirt, but don’t throw yourself at the person. This comes on too strong, and if the other person isn’t feeling it, you won have embarrassed yourself by being too forthcoming.

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9. Work hard to look your best at all times

You want to put your best face forward when attached to someone. You’ll work hard to dress your best, fix your hair, shave, and smell nice, too. You want the other person to think you’re attractive and sexy.

It’s a natural thing to do when there’s a spark between two people. If the other person isn’t doing this, it could be a sign they aren’t as attracted to you as you thought.

10. Miss each other when you’re not together

You’ve just met and hung out together once. Now you can’t wait to be together again. You already miss the person, their smile, their laugh, the way their eyes twinkle when they look at you. It’s all there-it’s a sure sign the spark has been charged up if you miss each other apart. Missing each other when you’re apart should last in your relationship.

Even couples who have been together for years experience this when they spend time apart. So, if this spark is there and seems to last over the first days, weeks, or months, that could be a sign of a long-lasting relationship developing.

11. Feel comfortable being together

When there is a special connection between you and another person, you will feel extremely comfortable with them. You can relax and feel safe around them. Safe to share your deepest thoughts as well as physically safe.

If someone makes you feel unsafe, walk away from the relationship even if at first there were sparks. It sounds weird, but it happens. You should always feel safe in a relationship.

12. Want to learn new things about the other person

When you first get to know someone, you can’t learn enough about them. You want to know their likes and dislikes, about their childhood, their hobbies, their fears, their favorite foods, and their heroic deeds. Everything they have ever done is suddenly so important to you. They will want to know everything about you. It’s a sure sign that sparks are flying between you.

13. Share similar values

Sparks flying doesn’t negate the similarity of your values. As you get to know someone, you will value what they value, you feel what they feel. Your similar values can forge a closer bond between the two of you. Sometimes sparks fly when you’re at an event where similar values are being shared, so it only makes sense that the person you find yourself attracted to has the same values as you.

14. Both of you like who the other person is

When the sparks fly, you like who you’re looking at. You like them physically, but as you get to know them, you also like them intellectually and soulfully. You appreciate who they are without judging them. You feel like they are your other half. They meet your needs and inspire you to be a better person.

15. Time stands still when you have that spark

You hear this in songs, but when sparks fly between two people, it seems to happen. You lose track of time when you’re together, talking and hanging out. It’s as if you wish you could turn the clock back to have an entire day together again.

Final Thoughts on Recognizing a Spark of Chemistry

When two people feel an instant connection across the room or in a crowd, there can be sparks that instantly fly. It’s as if forces outside yourselves are drawing you together. It’s not something you can make happen. It’s either there or not. It’s often the beginning phase of a relationship, but it shouldn’t define your relationship because that’s unrealistic for a long-term relationship.

Enjoy these first moments, days, weeks, or months of the sparks, but be sure the relationship moves on into a deeper, more meaningful kind of relationship. Sparks can mean a fun relationship is potentially happening, so ride the wave of discovery and see if it blossoms into something more.