Taking to Friends
When she finds that she is drawn to someone, it is common for a woman to want to affirm the acceptability of her desires. To find out if a man is worthy of her attentions to begin with, she may want to gather the opinion of her female comrades or use them to build the confidence to pursue him. Some may even go straight to the crush's friends, to get an inside consensus.
There are a number of small clues a woman can drop around a man she is interested in. Many are done entirely subconsciously, while others may be hints given intentionally to invite reaction. While talking to him she may repeatedly touch her hair or fidget nervously with her hands or small objects. A big indicator is eye contact; if she locks eyes with him for more than a few seconds while not in conversation, there may be a definite interest. The more obvious clues include making physical contact with her target, winking, generous praise, laughing at even the silliest jokes, and unprovoked grinning.
A woman's curiosity about a man will naturally escalate with her romantic interest. She will want to know details that might reveal what kind of man he is, and may start to ask him gradually more personal questions. She will want to know about his personality, background and interests to find out what type of person he is or discover what they have in common. The shyer types may try to slyly collect this type of information from another source.
Making Themselves Available
For the women who aren't the type to ask for a date, they may instead try to drop hints concerning when they may be free. They could also try to turn simple activities into a chance to spend more time together. A man who mentions he likes bowling may have his admirer suggesting they should play a game together sometime. A guy who has a lot of work stacked up may receive an offer for help from his fancier.