10 Easy Ways To Talk To Your *Crush* (Without Being Awkward!)
We all have crushes, don’t we? Whether you are in your 20s or still in your teens, there is bound to be a crush now and then who is too cute to not even try to approach. But how do you talk to him without it being super duper awkward? So, being the good women that we are, here are 10 easy ways to talk to your crush!
1. Know thy audience
Before you actually go and talk to him, try to pick up a few things about him. You can subtle stalk him on Facebook or Insta, just to get a rough idea about what exactly to talk to him about and the things that he is interested in.
2. Ask for his opinion
If you follow step 1, then it’s gonna help you figure out what he likes and dislikes. So, you can start a casual conversation by talking about something he likes (he doesn’t have to know that you know) and asking his opinion on it. Obviously he will be excited about it and who knows, you might find something you both love. *Wink*
3. Questions to the rescue!
This one’s a gem of an idea, especially for people who are not big talkers! By asking him questions, he will do most of the talking and you will get to know him better in the process. Also, asking questions will lead to more open-ended conversations, instead of the awkward ‘ummms’ and ‘ohhs’ and ‘yes and ‘no’ answers!
4. Sit close by…
If you are in the same class or have gone out with friends, try to sit next to him or somewhere close by. It’s natural for any person to talk to people around him/her, so, you most likely will be able to start a conversation with him one way or the other.
5. Invite him for a casual outing with friends
If you have some mutual friends, make a plan with them and ask him to come along. The two of you going alone for the first time may feel awkward, but this definitely won’t. You guys can go out for lunch, bowling or maybe a movie?
6. Social media cheat code!
Social media has made things so much easier. So, go ahead and use it to talk to him. Start a casual conversation with him on Facebook and follow it up with some more chit-chat the next day. It will simplify things and there will be no awkwardness either!
7. Offer and lend
Offer to help him out with a problem he might be having. Or if he is looking to borrow a book or anything else that you have, lend it to him. It usually makes for a good conversation starter.
8. Ask him for help, even if you don’t particularly need it
If he lives somewhere around your place or if you go to the same class or share a workplace, ask him for help. It could be as simple as asking for directions or helping you understand something work related. It’s a very effective idea!
9. Compliments work like magic
And even better if you give him a not-so-obvious compliment. For instance, ‘Hey, I love that book you are carrying. It is so interesting’ would work way better than a simple ‘You look nice today’. It will get you talking about something you both are interested in, and needless to say, it will be a more interesting conversation!
10. Put truth and dare to good use
If you run out of all kinds of options, use the truth and dare excuse. Go up to him and ask him out for coffee saying that it was a dare from your friends. If he says yes, then yay! If he doesn’t say anything or just laughs off the whole thing, you can use that opportunity to have a genuine conversation with him. Once the ice is broken, you won’t feel awkward talking to him anymore.
Published on Jan 16, 2017