How To Get Your Crush To Like You Back

Written by Harini Natarajan

To think that our crush will ask us out or like us back the way we do may seem like a dream. But then, dreams do come true! Hailey Baldwin is a living example. Ever since his debut single (“One Time”) came out in 2009, she had been crushing on Justin Beiber. Little did anyone guess that 9 years later, Miss Baldwin would become Mrs. Bieber. Mind-blowing, isn’t it? Moral of the story – you can go as far as you dream! As for getting your crush to like you back, there are a lot of ways to go about. How about getting started with these time-tested tips?

10 Ways To Get Your Crush To Like You

1. Be Yourself

Be Yourself


Sounds clichéd, but it’s true. When you are trying to establish a bond with someone or make friends with them, you need to let them meet the real you. The biggest mistake people do is to become a totally different person to impress their crush. Being yourself keeps you naturally calm and happy, which makes you an amicable person to be around. Moreover, it is the best way to know if someone likes you for you and not some made-up version of you.

2. Get Up And Go Talk To Them!

Yes, communication is the key. Talking to a person is the first step to getting to know someone. We say just wear your big girl pants and go talk to them instead of waiting around. Be confident, and do not waste time thinking what others might think about you. Give your crush a chance to get to know you, your hobbies, likes, and interests. Sharing something about yourself implies that you trust the person and gives them the impression that you want to get closer to them. Way better than staring or stalking, isn’t it?

3. Get To Know Your Crush On A Personal Basis

Get To Know Your Crush On A Personal Basis


We tend to connect easily with someone who shows interest in our likes and dislikes. It’s a great way to interact with someone you know little about. People often get excited when you get them to talk about something they love or care about. It’s an easy way to get them talking to you and an excellent opportunity for you to know them better. For example, if you see them volunteering at an animal shelter or associating with an NGO for stray dogs, ask them what drew them towards the said organization and what else are they passionate about.  People love to talk about themselves. Give them a chance to do so, and even before you realize, you’ll have formed a special connection!

4. Show Your Interest In Them In A Subtle Way

The art of subtlety goes a long way, my friends. Steer clear of heart-shaped balloons and crackers lighting up ‘I like you’ in the sky. In short, don’t go overboard when expressing yourself. Drop a few hints here and there, and that should be enough to convey the message. Your replies can easily suggest the same. If you’re asked, “What flavor of ice cream you’d like to have?” just go with, “Whatever you’re having.” Make sure you let them see that twinkle in your eyes. This age-old tip is a keeper!

5. Get Your Flirt Mode On

Get Your Flirt Mode On


There’s nothing wrong with unleashing your inner flirt if you want to see your crush blush right before your eyes! When you flirt, not only do you let them know that you’re interested in them, but also the response gives you a hint of their feelings. Don’t hesitate to show off your fun-romantic side. This could get the chemistry flowing between the two of you effortlessly.

6. Make Eye Contact

Maintain eye contact – that’s how to get someone to like you. You have to agree that there is absolutely nothing worse than being with someone who makes no or weak eye contact. It shows a lack of interest on the listener’s part – and nobody likes that! If you are with someone you adore, make sure you give your complete attention to them. Maintain eye contact but do not stare and make the person feel uncomfortable. Look at them in the eyes and smile. This will help them know that you are interested in them and may encourage them to open up to you.

7. Let Your Personality Out

Let Your Personality Out


Come out of your shell. No, you don’t have to change your personality overnight, but you’ve got to show your weird, crazy, and awesome side to your crush. Let your personality out – the best and even the not-so-best. In general, when you make friends, it is your personality that makes the first impression. Your quirks are not always meant to be hidden because that makes you who you are, so don’t you hold them back, amigo!

8. Don’t Overthink

As Fyodor Dostoyevsky said, “to think too much is a disease.” We couldn’t agree more. Overthinking every word, move, or action will take you nowhere. It is best to relax a bit and let things take their natural course. Thinking a lot over and over only lowers your confidence, making you nervous and jittery. Take a chill pill, your crush is a human being, just like you!

9. Join Them In Their Interests

Join Them In Their Interests

If you are invited to hang out with your crush and their friends, make the most of it! This is your chance to get more involved with the person you’re crushing head over heels. It is also important to understand how far you can go along with something that probably doesn’t interest you much. Though it is a good idea to venture into new horizons, it is equally important to be genuine. Remember, you are trying to get your crush to like you, not enslave you. If taking up a common hobby or interest gives you pleasure, go for it. If not, it is okay to have a few mismatches, which keeps the mystery alive.

10. Dress To Impress!

Oh yes, last, but definitely not the least! Probably, the most overused crush advice out there that you can’t ignore. And it’s all for a reason. Wearing something nice is not just about clothes; it reflects and accentuates your personality. Pay attention to few things – colors that suit you, the style of clothing that makes you look more attractive, traditional or Western, hairstyles that make you look good (short or long, curly or wavy). Putting a little thought into styling yourself can come handy when you want to make a long-lasting impression.

So, you see, getting your crush to like you is no rocket science! All you need to do is believe in yourself, and use these hand-picked tips to do the trick.

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As Chief Editor, Harini sets the tone and editorial direction for StyleCraze to deliver engaging, interesting, and authentic content revolving around women's health, wellness, and beauty. She has over 14 years of experience in content writing and editing for online media. She specializes in the areas of Beauty, Lifestyle, and Health & Wellness and is proficient in Medical Sciences (Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Biochemistry). Her background in Biomedical Engineering helps her decode and interpret the finer nuances of scientific research for her team. Harini is a certified bibliophile and a closet poet. She also loves dancing and traveling to offbeat destinations.