How to tell someone you like them

How To Tell Someone You Like Them (Without Getting Rejected)

If you are finding it difficult to tell your crush how you feel about them, you are not alone. I equally had the same problem the first time I wanted to tell my best friend that I like her more than as a friend. It was so difficult for me on the first day. But on the second day, I took courage and expressed my feelings to her. Today, I’m going to share with you, 4 ways on how to tell someone you like them. Whether you want to do that over the text, or while on a date, read on to discover how to express your feelings in words without ruining your friendship.

The three-letter words “I like you” or “I love you” are easier to write than to say especially if you are a shy person like me.

When you have a crush on someone, it is necessary to tell them how you feel about them. Don’t assume they know you love them. They may be aware that you are crushing on them but wants to hear it from the horses’ mouth.

If you are worried about how to say this without sounding awkward, here are some tips on how to make the feelings you have for someone clearer to them.

A guy trying to express his feelings for his crush

How to tell someone you like them

Below are the ways to tell someone you have feelings for them.

1. Gather courage first

The first way to confess your love to someone is to gather courage first. Without being courageous to say your mind, every other tip I will share with you is useless.

The first time I tried telling my best friend, who is also my crush that I like her, it was so difficult for me. Although it was over the phone, I couldn’t say what I had in mind because I lacked the confidence to do so. Even after memorizing everything I wanted to say, I still couldn’t say a word because I was afraid of being rejected or ruining my friendship with her. But guess what? I finally picked courage and expressed my feelings to her.

Do not be afraid of sounding awkward or being rejected. There is nothing wrong with developing feelings for a friend or someone you just met. And no one is going to punish you for telling them you like them. Everyone wants to feel loved. Therefore, be courageous and express how you feel.

Read also: Signs your crush likes you.

2. Proper Timing is the key

Timing is very important when it comes to telling someone how you feel about them. You should avoid telling them when you see that they are busy, unhappy, or with a group of friends. This can make them turn you down.

If you are planning to tell your crush or a best friend that you like them over the text, I suggest you say that in the cool of the night while chatting with them. The reason is that he or she will be more attentive to you and equally understand how you feel about them.

Saying it over the text, during the daytime is not more effective than that of the night. Although, it all depends on your approach and the type of person you are dating. But I have tried the two (day and night), and I can testify that that of the night is more effective.

Therefore, proper timing is the key to your success. Know when your crush is happy. Take the bull by the horns when you notice that your conversation is becoming so interesting. That is the right time to get their attention and the right answer you need.

But if you are planning to express your feelings while on a date, I would say that there is no right time for that. Whether you say it during the day or at night, they are all good. But make sure you do that when you are alone with them. Most people are very shy. If he or she is not comfortable enough to express themself, they may find it difficult to give you the right response.

Read also: What to say when someone asks you to tell them the reasons why you love them. 

3. Be mean and tell them

Now that you have gathered momentum and have known the right time to say what you have in mind, go straight and tell them as soon as possible. There are no special words to use.

If you are still finding it difficult to say I like you, here are some examples to use:

  • I like you and would like us to be more than friends
  • I have feelings for you.
  • You are the only one that makes me feel special
  • I love everything about you
  • You are different from every other person I have met 
  • I feel comfortable being around you
  • I can’t just stop thinking about you

One of the benefits of saying this asap is to avoid losing him or her to another person. They may assume you are not interested. Or that, all you want from them is just a mere friendship. So, If you don’t say it now when else will you? Even if he or she rejects you, accept the rejection and move on. After all, you have known your stand with them (You have discovered how they also feel about you).

Read also: Different ways to say I love you without saying it.

4. Take everything slowly

If you are lucky enough that they accepted to be your girlfriend or boyfriend, do not be in a haste to tell your friends about it, or rush to your social media account and change your relationship status to “in a relationship.” Take it slowly to avoid being like you are too desperate for them. This can make your crush start taking you for granted.

I suggest you keep everything to yourself. Whether your crush accepted or rejected you, do not be so excited to share it with anyone yet especially your mutual friends.

Conclusion

Confessing your love for your crush can be a little bit hard. But when you have finally made up your mind to express your feelings, you will either be accepted or rejected and stand a chance of losing your friendship.

In summary of everything I discussed above, here are the four ways on how to tell someone you like them.

1. Gather courage first

2. Proper timing is the key

3. Be mean and tell them

4. Take everything slowly

ONWE DAMIAN
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