When you have a crush on someone, it can be pretty consuming. I mean, you’re probably spending a lot of time daydreaming about them in class, writing your names together in your notebook, stalking them online. You basically live and breathe everything about your crush.
And even though you’re pretty much obsessed, actually talking to your crush can be really intimidating and scary. I feel that. I remember my first crush, and I would avoid all chance of communication because I was so scared. Obviously, I got over it and now I’m a sex and relationship expert.
I promise, talking to your crush gets easier! But for now, here are some easy ways you can talk to your crush:
Give Them A Compliment
A great way to strike up a conversation with your crush is to give them a compliment. A simple "Hey, cool shirt" or asking if they got a haircut is a solid ice breaker.
Use Your Body Language
If you're in close proximity to your crush, use your body language! Lean in slightly when they're talking to you, talk with your hands, touch their arm if they say something funny.
Ask Them To Study
Whether you have class together or not, asking your crush to study with you is an awesome way to talk to your crush and spend time with them.
Texting is the ultimate tool these days. Use texts to chat about school, the upcoming football game or just start a game of 20 questions to get to know them.
Sit With Them At Lunch
Bold move, I know! Here's how to do it: grab one of your girlfriends and sit at your crush's usual table. That way it's not awkward and you just look like you're being friendly.
Utilize Social Media
Liking a Facebook or Instagram pic or tweeting back at something they said is a really easy way to open the door for communication. I once started seeing an old friend after he got back in touch with me on Twitter.
Catch Them At Their Locker
Strike up casual chit chat in the hallway. Ask how their day is going or if they caught that episode of Modern Family. Any communication is better than no communication at all!
What are some ways you’ve talked to your crush? Are you scared to talk to your crush? Tell us in the comments!