A few weeks ago, I gave you guys some tips on how to play hard-to-get like a pro. If you’re into those sort of dating games, playing hard-to-get can be a great way to keep a dude interested. But like I said, there’s a thin line between playing hard-to-get and giving off the wrong signals.
Even if you really, really like a guy, you might still be sending him the wrong signals. These wrong signals might be making him think you don’t like him or making him feel like he doesn’t have a chance with you. This can easily happen if you’re shy or awkward around your crush. Obviously, you don’t want your crush to think you’re not into him – you want him to think you’re interested! If you feel like your crush just isn’t getting the hint, you might be sending these wrong signals. Read on to find out if you need a crash-course in flirting (which we all do sometimes).
You Don't Talk To Him At AllI totally understand being shy around your crush. Maybe you get totally tongue-tied in his presence or maybe you're just afraid you're going to say the wrong thing. But if you want him to get the hint that you like him, you need to speak up a little bit. If he tries to talk to you, don't just give him one-word answers or cut the conversation short. Talk back! Source: ShutterStock
You Flirt With Other Guys In Front Of Him Too MuchSome girls think that making a dude jealous will make him want you more. While that's true to a certain extent, you absolutely cannot go overboard with it. If you flirt heavily with every other guy around except him and he sees that every day, he's just going to assume you're either too flirty or just not into him. Of course you can enjoy flirting with other people - but maybe don't do it in front of your crush. How would YOU like it? Source: ShutterStock
You Take Too Long To Answer His MessagesSometimes it's good to take 30 minutes or so to respond to his texts - it keeps him waiting and wondering. But you definitely shouldn't do it every single time he sends you a message. That gives off the impression that you either just don't care or you don't have time for him. Source: ShutterStock
You Never Approach HimSay you guys have the same class together or you work together. If you never approach him to say hi or to start up a conversation or even just ask him something innocent, he's going to think that you never even notice him. Don't force him to be the one doing all the work. Eventually he'll assume you just don't want to talk. Source: ShutterStock
You Have A BoyfriendThis one is pretty obvious, but I think it still needs to be said. First of all, if you have a boyfriend and you have a crush on someone else, that crush is probably not going to get the hint that you like him. Second of all, if you have a boyfriend and you have a crush on someone else - you should probably break up with that boyfriend. Just saying. Source: ShutterStock
You Never Text FirstLike I said, if you never make the effort to start up a conversation, your crush is never going to think you want to talk to him. Don't make him be the one to always text you first. If you guys text regularly and one morning you don't hear from him, don't be afraid to just be like, "Hey!" He's not going to be like, "OMG, clingy." He's going to think you want to talk to him, which is good. Source: ShutterStock
You Never Smile At HimWhen you guys talk, do you smile at him? If he catches you looking at him across the room, do you throw him a grin? If not, start looking cheery, girl. If you seem miserable and tense every time you two are near each other, what do you think he's going to assume? Source: ShutterStock
Your Body Language Is OffBody language can make a pretty big statement, especially when it comes to dating. Think about how you like when you talk to your crush. You should be making eye contact, facing him and touching his arm once in a while - stuff like that. You shouldn't be looking anywhere but at him or standing there with your arms crossed. That makes you look closed off. Source: ShutterStock
You Say Things Like, You're Such A Great Friend!If you like a dude and want him to be more than just your friend, then you probably shouldn't make him feel like he's just your friend, you know? If he does something really sweet and you say, "wow, you're a great friend!" he's going to automatically assume that you only see him as a buddy. Instead, just say, "aw, you're so sweet!" Source: ShutterStock
You Avoid Him In PublicWhat do you do when you see your crush at a random party or at the mall or something? Do you approach him and say what's up or do you run and hide because you feel awkward? I know how tempting it is to turn the other way and act like you didn't see him to see if he approaches you. But sometimes it can be really obvious that you're avoiding him.. and that isn't going to make him want to say hi. You don't need to run up to him the second he walks in, but you shouldn't feel scared to at least wave. Source: ShutterStock
Do you think you’re sending your crush the wrong signals? What wrong signals did I miss? Do you agree or disagree with this list? Tell me in the comments!