How to tell him you like him – without getting rejected? Everyone has been in this position at least once in their life, where they like someone but don’t know how to tell them how they feel.
The fear of rejection and the awkwardness that can follow make even the most confident person freeze up! Here are some tips on how to tell him you like him, to help you get over your anxiety and be able to say it in no time!
The importance of body language
Body language is incredibly important when it comes to telling someone that you like them. The problem with body language is that if the person doesn’t feel the same way about you, then they might not even know what your body language means!
One of the best ways to let someone know you are interested in them is by touching them on the arm or shoulder. If they don’t respond negatively (e.g., by swatting your hand away or giving you a dirty look) then it is likely that they are interested in seeing where things go.
The right time to tell him
There’s never a wrong time to tell someone how you feel about them, but you must think about the timing. The right time to ask someone out is usually when they’re in a good mood, not stressed or busy.
Don’t say something while they’re distracted with work and can’t really focus on what you’re saying. Waiting until the moment is right will make it easier for them to accept your offer and will make the conversation flow more smoothly.
What to say when you tell him
I know it might seem scary, but I think I’m ready for the next step. What do you think? When we’re spending time together, something tells me that I want more than just a friendship.
I know we’ve only known each other for a few weeks, but it feels longer. I feel comfortable with you and think this could be more than just friends.
I enjoy spending time with you and discussing things that no one else knows about. It’s great to have someone willing to listen and understand what I’m going through. And it makes me feel better knowing someone cares about me and who is on my side when things get tough.
Read also: Are Public Displays of Affection Dangerous? – A Guide
Be confident when you tell him
You may not be his type. He might not have any feelings for you. You could be overthinking it and he could be thinking nothing of it. But the only way to know for sure is to ask him how he feels about you. If he likes you back, then that’s great! You can keep talking and seeing where things go from there.
Don’t take it personally if he doesn’t feel the same way. For some people, it just takes more than others and if this isn’t the case for your crush, then it won’t happen overnight. It just means that someone else will come along who feels that way about you at some point in the future.
Don’t take it too seriously
He’s probably not going to feel the same way. And he might even reject you. I know it sounds harsh, but don’t take rejection too personally. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t like you as a person and it doesn’t mean he is bad for not reciprocating your feelings. Take it as an opportunity to learn what you need to do differently to get someone else’s attention.
First, consider the timing of your confession. Ask yourself: is he in a good mood? Is it a time when he’s not busy or distracted? If not, can you wait until another time? Second, be honest and straightforward. Don’t beat around the bush. Start by telling him how much he means to you and how much his friendship has meant to you. Third, give an example of something between the two of you that made your feelings more intense.