Do you remember that time when you embarrassed yourself in front of your crush? It is safe to say that we all, more than once, have messed up talking to someone we like. Having a crush and interacting with them can be much like a minefield. Whether you are courageous enough to make the approach or too shy and can barely handle to be standing in front of them, I got some suggestions for you!
1. Find out what they like.
In a non-creepy, non-stalker manner, try to find out what they are into, so when you talk to him/her your mind doesn’t go blank and you can actually get the small talk going. Also, it will help you find out if you are compatible.
2. Use your friends.
It might sound horribly wrong, but friends are a great resource. They can introduce you to your crush and help you when you get stuck during the conversation.
3. Think before youspeak.
Be cool, but yourself; no lies.
4. Compliment them.
Everyone likes to feel appreciated, so tell them if you like their shirt or sunglasses, etc.
5. Ask questions, show subtle interest.
Now that you guys are interacting show that you are interested, even if you are screaming internally, look at them in the eye when you’re talking and give them your undivided attention. Ask them about what they have been sharing with you throughout the conversation, not only to keep the conversation going, but also to get to know them better.
6. Ask them for a favor.
Ask them for information you know they can provide you, or use the good old, “I don’t have anyone to go with me, would you go?”
7. Always smile and say hi.
Confidence is a great quality to have and, even if you don’t have it, well you know what they say, “fake it ‘till you make it.” Don’t look at the ground or look away when you see them, this will get you nowhere and make it seem like you have no interest in talking to them.
8. Believe in yourself.
You are not as bad as you think you are, you need to give yourself some credit. They might be actually interested and it could be the start of something wonderful. Or they may not like you and you might feel bad about yourself for a little while. And it’s ok, sometimes it’s just not meant to be, and if they don’t like you it’s their loss. Also, at the very least you tried. Just keep being your wonderful self.