This story was updated in February 2019.
Is there somebody in your life who immediately makes your heart skip a beat or smile foolishly for a really long time? Well, congratulations, you are suffering from the serious condition of ‘Having a crush’ on someone.
You don’t know how real this crush is until you gather up the courage to go to them and say ‘Hi!’ Everyone who has suffered through high school knows how that ends. #TruthOrDareAlert! #ChineseWhisperAlert! #GossipOfTheYear
Thanks to smartphones, such awkward moments can be overcome by messaging apps. However, texting can get a little boring after a while. The same old conversations can become kind of a turn-off especially when you want the ‘Ssup?’ to turn into a ‘What’s up with my girl?’ Well, it’s time to ditch the normal chats and do something more...fun!
Here are 15 fun texting games to play with your crush that will help you break the ice, get to know him better and drop subtle hints about your intentions.
Find yourself a guy who finishes your sentences, not your fries. ‘Fill in the blanks’ is simple, fun and will show if you are actually on the same page.
How To Play: All you have to do is send your crush an incomplete sentence and he has to fill in the blanks, and vice versa. Make it flirty like:
You: “You love it when I __.’ or ‘I want __ to __ my favourite __.”
We all know the rules to a regular Truth or Dare, and the texting version of the game is not all that different. In fact, it is a little more interesting because, one, there’s no pressure of playing in person, so you are relatively more comfortable, and two, it is just between you and your crush and not for public display. Plus, you can take a few more seconds to rethink your responses. What a win-win!
How To Play: You ask him to choose between ‘Truth’ or ‘Dare’ and whatever he picks, you then ask a question accordingly. You can involve the voice note feature, exchange pictures (or videos) if you’re doing a dare. Ah, the fun doesn’t end. If needed, set boundaries before you start playing so you both are on the same page about the kind of questions that can be asked.
Would you rather play the game or play the game? This one is one of the classics, with the power to reveal interesting things about people in the funniest way. And that makes it one of the best games to play with your crush.
How To Play: All you have to do is base a question by staging it with “Would you rather…” and then finishing it with two horrible choices. The weirder the questions get, the more you will get to know your crush. So, don’t hold back if you are in the mood for digging. Example:
You: Would you rather give up food or sex?
This one is actually quite fun and much like an on-texts version of roleplay. Have you ever wanted to be someone other than yourself for a few minutes? Playing ‘In Character’ is your shot at texting as your favourite celebrity for a few minutes. Trust us, this is the perfect way to turn your guy into the fantasy man you’ve always dreamed of.
How To Play: Both of you have to pick a celebrity, keep it to yourself and pretend to be him/her by sounding like them on texts. You can also make some variations and be a character instead of a particular celebrity. Text each other saying things that the character would say. Feel free to include any quirky catchphrases they frequently use as well. Whoever guesses the character correctly wins. Example:
You: “There’s something about you and I’m finding it impossible to stay away.”
You: Nope. “Love me. Please, Christian.”
He: Anastasia Steele?
You: You caught me!
This parlour game is probably already in your repertoire when you’re getting to know someone. Not to mention one of the most fun car games to play on a road trip. The game uses deductive reasoning and creativity to find out what a player is thinking about or referencing to.
How To Play: The rules of the game are that your crush has to think of one thing or place or person and you have a limit of 20 questions to guess what it is. Your crush can only respond to each question with a yes or no. If you guess it correctly, it is his turn to ask questions. Here’s where it gets interesting - the subject you pick. We are thinking about a movie like The Kissing Booth.
‘Storytime’ is a game with a life of its own, where the two of you can build on each other’s creative snippets to make up a story with no boundaries. Make sure it is not as innocent like the ones your parents used to read you as a kid.
How To Play: One of you starts a story and the other person adds to it over texts. Simple! Our suggestion would be to make the story slightly naughty to keep things fun. Remember that both of you get only 20 turns each, the story has to end by that time, so ‘set the scene’ right, ladies. But be careful of how you want to shape up the story. Remember what Ted once said on How I Met Your Mother?
Emojis are absolutely awesome! You would be surprised what you can make out of them by stringing them together. And this game can only be played over texts.
How To Play: All you have to do is put a bunch of emojis together and your crush has to guess what you are trying to say. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Here are some emojis whose meanings you should definitely know before you begin subtle sexting him!
Yes, it is mostly a drinking game, but you can play ‘Never have I ever’ on any regular day on texts as well. It is a great way to find out all those deep dark secrets about him! The game usually always becomes borderline inappropriate, but it’s a lot more fun to go all in.
How To Play: The rules of the game are quite easy - you have to say a statement like - Never have I ever kissed a stranger - and your crush has to answer with a ‘I have’ or ‘I have not’. If it’s the opposite of what you said, that is if he texts ‘I have’, he loses a point. Keep score in this game to score a fun outing with him.
This particular game works both ways - it gives you an insight into his life a little better and your guesses let him know what you think or expect of him.
How To Play: The rules are simple. Each player gives three statements - two of which are true and one is a lie. The opponent has to guess which one is a lie to earn points. How you want to redeem those points is up to you. *wink wink*
I remember when I played this texting game for the first time, the price was a loser-to-pay meal. These are the statements I gave:
“I love pineapple on my pizza.”
“I hate dogs.”
“Pink is my favourite colour.”
He obviously thought the first one was a lie because, let’s face it, who can hate dogs? Well, hi there! And that’s how I sneaked a date out of him.
Flashback to childhood memories of long road trips with family and summer holidays when even television bored us. ‘I Spy’ is a childhood game at best, but it can also test your creativity when played over text.
How To Play: This texting game comes with some ground rules. For instance, you can only spy something within the room you are in and it can’t be something you look up on the internet. To start the game, find something you see and text your crush “I spy…” followed by a short description of the thing you picked. He will then have to guess what it is. Example:
You: I spy something soft.
He: Is it a teddy bear?
You: Not quite
This game is all about setting your priorities right. Each player is given three options who then has to tell who they will kiss, who they will marry, and who they will kill from the given options. Arguably, the most difficult game to play if played right.
How To Play: Here’s what needs to be done. Choose three people (these can be celebrities, characters or real people in your life) and text them to your crush with ‘Kiss, marry, kill?’ at the end. The answer may surprise you.
This texting game is exactly as it sounds. But fair warning, it isn’t for the lazy or the faint-hearted.
How To Play: The game is really simple, one player will text a sentence in reverse to the opponent who then has to try and guess what the sentence is. The conversation can carry on as long as you both can stand it. And it is a super sneaky way to extract a date out of him. Here’s how:
You: ?em htiw etad a no og ot ekil uoy dluoW
He: Would you like to go on a date with me?
You: OMG Yes!
Remember the third addition to ‘Truth or Dare’ called ‘Situation’? ‘What if…’ is basically that in the texting world. It can be played in person with a group of friends too. An absolutely imaginative but effective two-people texting game, it will test boundaries and show if your crush is really ‘just a friend’ or more.
How To Play: Text a ‘What if…’ scenario to him and he will reply with what he would do in that particular situation. It is up to you if you want to take the questions to the next level or not. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers, so just be creative. Example:
You: What if I were to tell you I thought you were cute?
He: My reaction would depend on if you are single.
‘The Confession Game’ is as simple as it sounds. You take turns to confess things about yourself that no one else knows.
How To Play: Open with ‘I want to confess that…’ and make your confession. Begin with light confessions and progress to flirty ones. Tell him your wildest fantasy and he will reveal his. If you want to drop more than just a hint about your enormous crush on him, just come out clean and say:
You: I want to confess that I have a crush on you.
He: I want to confess that I know.
In this texting game, you find out more stuff about each other through questions and not answers. Didn’t get it? This will help.
How To Play: You ask him a question and he has to answer it with another question. Use your Sherlock Holmes skills to know him better with questions. Your goal is to figure out what’s on his mind. Remember, neither of you should give a yes or no answer. That’s the only rule here.
Put them thumbs to good use, ladies. It’s go time!
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