How do you know if you actually care for someone? I suppose a clearer word would be "love".
I don't use the word love a lot. I definitely don't believe you can love someone at my age, but "like" isn't quiet a strong enough word. So I suppose the real question is, how do you know if you care for someone enough that it could turn into genuinely loving them?
Things like the first answer are not helpful, I don't know what that means. My name is NothingButNumbness for a reason. I don't have experience with those kinds of emotions.