6 Ways to Tell Someone You Like Them Without Being Awkward
Got a crush on someone special but don’t know how to let them know you’re into them? It happens to everyone, but if you follow our advice it could all be a thing of the past.
If you need help making the move, then you’ve come to the right place because Cornetto is all about being bold and breaking the ice. That’s why we’ve put together a guide on how to tell someone you like them without making things super awkward, just follow our dos and don’ts and you could charm your way to an amazing first date.
How to Tell Someone you like them: Dos and Don’ts
1. Get to Know Your Crush
That girl or guy you have a crush on is more than just the object of your affections - they’re a real person too. So get to know them. Once you break the ice and get to know your crush better, telling them you like them will become much easier and less scary.
DO: Strike up a friendly conversation with them the next chance you get and find out more about what they’re like as a person. Maybe there’s something huge that you both have in common, a band you both like or a pet hate you both share.
DON’T: Be too shy to say even say hello. You won’t get that all important first date by being coy, so be brave and just go for it. Break the ice by telling a joke or two. The rest will come easy.
2. Lend Your Crush a Film you Love
Once you’ve discovered more about your crush and the things they like, share something you’re into that you think they’d enjoy too. Do this and you’ll have the perfect excuse to keep chatting with them - find out what their favourite film or book is and get them to lend it to you, or maybe suggest going to see a film you both like together.
DO: Try lending them a copy of a film or book you really like. Choose one that says something about you and what you’re like as a person like a comedy you just can’t stop laughing at or a book you’ve always loved.
DON’T: Lay it on thick with a soppy romantic drama or a book of poetry. You’ll have more of a chance impressing your crush if you keep things cool and relaxed.
3. Dress to Impress
When it comes to telling someone you like them, confidence is mega important. An easy way of feeling more confident is to dress in clothes that make you feel comfortable and look cool. The more confident you are, the less nervous you feel and the easier it’ll be to say what’s on your mind.
DO: Pick an outfit you’ve been getting loads of compliments on recently. Wear it when you next speak to your crush and you’ll knock their socks off.
DON’T: Overdo it by choosing something completely inappropriate. A three piece suit or ballroom gown will probably make you seem a bit too keen.
4. Wait for the Right Moment, but don't wait too long
Telling someone you like them is all about timing. You don’t want to confess your feelings to them in the middle of class or around a huge group of people. Choose a moment that’s right, where you’re both feeling relaxed, comfortable and have a bit of privacy.
DO: Invite them for a coffee or go for a walk together. You can even beak the ice by asking them if they’d like to share a Cornetto, just make sure you let them know how you feel before they get to the chocolatey bit at the end.
DON’T: Spend too long picking the right moment. Get your feelings off your chest sooner rather than later and you’ll be glad you did.
5. Find the Right Words to Say
Once you’ve found right moment, the next step is figuring out how to tell someone you like them. Everyone gets nervous when they’re asking someone on a date, so don’t worry how you sound. Just be your awesome self and the words will come easy.
DO: Keep things simple. Stay cool, and most of all, be yourself. Your crush might be just as nervous as you are, so make them as comfortable as possible. Use something you have in common or a fun activity the two of you have done together as an ice breaker.
DON’T: Use cheesy chat up lines. Leave the bumper book of cringe-worthy phrases at home and just be upfront about how you feel. Even if the words don’t come out exactly the way you want them to, your crush will appreciate the honesty.
6. Pick something Fun for your First Date
Okay, so you’ve followed all our rules and your crush has fallen head over heels for you. What next? Time to pick somewhere awesome for your first date. First dates are important, so pick right. You could be telling your grandkids about this one day.
DO: Choose a place or activity that you know you’ll both love and that will give you both a chance to chat and have fun. Pick the perfect first date and there’ll be plenty more to follow.
DON’T: Don’t go for the bog standard date ideas, try something exciting and cool. You worked hard to get this date, so have fun with it. Let loose and show your date just how unique, cool and funny you are.
At Cornetto we’re all about romance, but we know the path to love doesn’t always run smoothly. Telling someone you like them can be scary at first, but if you follow our advice, play it cool and be yourself, it won’t be so awkward.