We all know, telling a guy you think he's cute may be a bit nerve-wracking. Perhaps it's because it doesn't just mean that you find him cute. It also means that you like him very much, and given the chance, you would probably want to date him. It's more of a confession, really, and it makes the toughest girl in the world feel shy and nervous.
But there is no need to be nervous for much longer! This article will help you find ways to tell a guy he's cute without looking too desperate or too painfully shy about it.
In here, you will discover that you can be cool and chill about the whole thing instead of needy and clingy.
Here are some ways on how to tell a guy he's cute.
USING BODY LANGUAGE
Nonverbal communication is just as important as verbal communication. If you want to let your crush know that you like him, but you're too shy to tell him, here's your chance to let him know with the help of body language. This includes eye contact, gestures, smiles, etc. This kind of flirting is generally harmless. It can be fun, too!
You can let him know with your eyes, for example, how much you're into him. You can look him in the eye and hold the eye contact a beat longer than necessary. You can even wink at him while you laugh at his joke.
You can also let him know by gently touching his arm while you're having a conversation—nothing overt and nothing too clingy. Just brush up against him, and make it look natural and casual.
You can also smile up at him every now and then. Just to remind him that you've got a killer smile and that your attention is on him, even though you're in a group. If he's talking, make sure you pay attention by looking him in the eye and by giving him all the appropriate noises and comments. This sounds like such a chore, but you won't even notice yourself doing it if you really like him.
Unless he's as dense as a rock, even if he's as painfully shy as you are, he'll get it. Once you've successfully let him know about your interest, it's up to him to act on it.
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While it's cool to do the run-around when confessing, there's something to be said for being direct, too. You could always say (when you find an opening) something like, "I think you're cute," casually to your crush. Don't make it too intense, though. You don't want to make things awkward.
You can also create your own opening in a conversation and tell him about how you feel. If you're doing this, make sure you're the only two people in the room, so it's more private. Ask about his day and such, maybe laugh at his jokes, and then tell him, all casual-like, "You're so cute, I'm just saying," or something like that.
Once you've said it once, leave it at that. You don't want to sound like a broken record. You also don't want to put him off by being too stalker-ish or fan-like. Just put it out there and wait for him to make the second move.
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If you don't want to tell the guy you think he is cute in person, you can always fall back on texting or messaging him. If you're friends, you can text him stuff like, "Hey cutie, what's up?" and not break a sweat, right? You can also comment something positive on his latest post on Instagram.
For old-school ladies, you can email him about your feelings, too. Just make sure you don't sound like you're giving him no choice but to reply. Make it light and positive, not dark and broody.
Here's a bit of trivia- you can use gossip to your advantage to let your crush know how you feel! You probably think this isn't a good idea, but I'm here to tell you otherwise! Here's what you need to do.
What you need to do is to find a friend, or an acquaintance, who is most likely to spill your fake confidence to everyone she knows. Once you have her on tap, you can pull her in for a little private chat, where of course, you will lead her on to the topic of your crush. And then tell her that you really like him. Of course, you have to act shy and innocent about the whole thing, which is why you'll also ask her not to tell him about it.
However, don't make her swear on anyone's grave, so she'll know that you don't really mean for her to not tell him. You're just shy, and she'll get it. Gossips can be observant, too. Actually, they are more hyper-aware than cops and secret agents. So you can relax. You don't need to spell it all out.
Or, if you want to be a lot more chill and casual about the whole thing, you can mention something to your resident gossip in passing. Perhaps you can say: "I think (crush) is cuter than Tom Holland," or some such thing. This will make her antennae quiver in anticipation of announcing it to the whole known universe.
KEEP YOUR COOL
Keep in mind that you're only letting him know that you think he's cute. Once you've said it, he's not obliged to return the feeling. Keep it on the down-low and try not to pressure him about your feelings.
Liking someone shouldn't be hard. It shouldn't feel like such a burden. At the same time, being liked by someone shouldn't be uncomfortable.
Like is a positive feeling. If you want to let him know that you like him, it shouldn't feel like a chore to him. Make sure it's something you can reply, "Thank you," to.
So ladies, don't let your overthinking tendencies run amok in your mind all night. If you want to tell a guy he's cute, do it. There are many ways in which you can. You can just pick on and run with it.
Nicole Graham is a relationship expert at Womenio.com. She is helping women grow into their best selves so they can be confident and bring more love, passion, and purpose to their lives. Nicole enjoys studying the psychology of love and is passionate about writing on them. She offers helpful tips and advice to help overcome any relationship issue, whether you’re single or already in a relationship.