How near are you talking about? Because if you two are like two states away, I would say no. If you two are a couple feet away, then yes. Also, try to work on shielding your mind so they can't read every thought that you have. It can be kind of annoying when they try to point it out you, especially if those are thoughts you don't want other people to know about.
Mind reading is by no means limited by distance. It is about having/making a personal type of connection with persons.. I believe thought carries like a wave(as does everything else here), and reading is simply picking up on that persons particular "wavelength" so to speak. Shielding can help, but I recommend bettering your meditation, for a clear mind is awfully hard to read, :D
I don't mindread, it just isn't my thing. But I do read body language and as far as I notice it is kinda like mindreading but with limits. I can tell if someone is lying, sad when hiding (A lot of people can see this), and a lot more.
The reason why I disagree with mindreading is because people have their secrets and so do I, why would I want to inter-beam on those?
If you are asking me i was eyeing dis lady and in my mind i was saying how pretty she were i kept noticing him trying to see who i was looking at, me thinking he was watching my eyes when randomly in my mind i said he probably can read minds he gave me dis look and i ask him in my mind can he mindread and told him to wipe his eye if he could and he did so to make sure i wasnt seeing things i asked again and he did it again and no doubt he was clearly a mindreader