10 Ways To Get a Guy to Notice You (Without Being Too Obvious!)

6. Get Off Your Cell Phone

These days, it’s common to see people’s faces buried in their cell phones as they walk through campus. Sometimes it’s legitimate and other times it’s because we just want to avoid any interactions and get on with our day. Unfortunately when you do this, it probably doesn’t look as natural as you might think. “Whenever I’m walking towards a girl and I see her rapidly grab her phone and start texting someone, I now assume that she’s faking,” says Ben from the University of Missouri. “Usually there’s a lot of jerky movements and a slightly panicky face involved so it’s incredibly obvious that she is caught off guard and wants to retreat to the safety of her phone.” When you see your crush, take a few deep breaths and keep walking forward – no turning around or reaching for your cell phone (after all, this might make him think you’re avoiding him because you don’t like him)! He may not happen to see you but if he does, he’ll notice your body language first. Keep a calm face (with a smile prepared in case you make eye contact), slow your pace slightly (giving him more opportunity to see you), and know that whether he sees you or not, you’re still looking mighty fine.

7. Get Involved On Campus

When your network of friends grows, your name is brought up more often by the people you come across. Think of it as free publicity and a way to increase the odds that he will come across you on campus. The quickest way to do this is by getting involved. Join a club or some kind of student government and to speed up the process of getting noticed, talk about your organization in class and encourage others to get involved! You may find yourself successfully recruiting the apple of your eye! When you recruit him to join your organization, it just seems like you’re trying to boost numbers. He will have a stress-free way to show up and see you if he’s interested in you too! Aside from catching this guy’s attention, you’ll also be doing something that’s good for you regardless of whether he notices you or not. Staying involved on campus will look good on your resume, give you valuable life experiences, and keep you from ever finding yourself sitting at home watching re-runs on a weekend night!

8. Make “Accidental” Eye Contact and Smile

If you happen to see him at a party, you’re definitely in luck. It’s a casual scenario away from the restriction of a classroom and you’ll be able to see how he interacts with other people firsthand (hopefully not a girlfriend). You may still be hesitant to make a move, so start by making eye contact every once in a while from across the room. If it happens more than once, give an inviting smile that says, “Hey! I’m warm and approachable so come over here and find out who I am!”

If he makes a move and walks over to you, you already have the perfect icebreaker. All you have to say is, “Haven’t I seen you in my biology class before?” Letting him know that you’ve noticed him too will calm any nerves he has too.

9. Be His “Damsel in Distress”

Who says chivalry is dead? Next time you find yourself needing some assistance, don’t be too proud to ask for help. Jake from the University of Texas has experienced the effectiveness of this firsthand. “One time after class it was pouring out and I’d thought to bring an umbrella but a girl that sat near me didn’t. As we were walking out, she asked me where I was headed and it ended up being close to where she lived. She asked me if I wouldn’t mind sharing my umbrella with her, and I said it wasn’t a problem. We ended up having a great conversation during our walk and I asked for her number at the end of it. A while after we’d been seeing each other, she confessed to me that she had an umbrella in her backpack but she wanted an excuse to talk to me! I was really flattered and glad that she asked.”

10. Pass Him a Note

Ok, ok, ok, so this one is a little old school but we’ve got to hand it to Lisa from Ball State University, who took a risky move to have it pay off big time! “I spotted this incredibly attractive guy the very first day of class last semester,” Lisa says. “Three times a week, I’d see him and wonder if I had what it took to approach him and introduce myself. All semester my friends asked me after each class if I’d finally talked to him… and every time I said no. Eventually it was time for the final class. I finished my exam and noticed he was still working. So, I mustered up some courage, wrote ‘Hi, my name is Lisa and I’d love to get to know you. Call me maybe?’ and left my number. As I walked out of the classroom, I left it on his desk. About a week later, he called me and we’ve been dating ever since!” This collegiette is living proof that sometimes, resorting to unique tactics to catch his eye is worth it in the end (but be careful if it’s during an exam so your professor doesn't think your love note is something more unethical)!

With these tricks up your sleeve, he’ll have no idea what hit him (besides the obvious wave of intrigue to get to know you)! Any other tips of your own? Leave a comment!

Brooke Hofer is a senior at the University of Missouri. She is majoring in Strategic Communications through the School of Journalism while also pursuing minors in Classics, Psychology and a general Honors degree. In addition to writing for Her Campus, Brooke is an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority (Epsilon Iota chapter), Vice President of Sigma Alpha Pi, and she is a barista in the Columbia, Missouri area. Brooke loves working out, writing short stories, reading old books, and spending time with her family and friends in Kansas City. She hopes to eventually travel the world while working in the advertising or public relations industry.

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