How to Tell a Guy You're Interested in Him

Smile with your entire face and let him see you are sincere.Smile with your entire face and let him see you are sincere.

The idea of telling a guy you're interested in him can be daunting, and it's easy to let the fear of rejection and embarrassment stop you entirely. But it's important to remember that all successes begin with a degree of risk, and without risk-taking you will never know how much you can actually achieve. When you tell a guy you're interested in him, have confidence in yourself. Put the situation into perspective and try not to over-think it.

Step 1

Ask the guy to join you in a casual, quiet and relatively private setting, such as a cafe or in your home. Do this only after you have spent enough time with him to know you are interested in being more than just friends. If you have only met on a few brief occasions, it may be better to spend more time together before confessing any strong feelings.

Step 2

Begin with a casual conversation rather than jumping straight into anything more serious. Ask him how his day is going and what he's been up to recently. Do your best to keep the atmosphere laid-back by making jokes and small talk. Do this for a couple minutes before moving on to your main topic.

Step 3

Transition from the less serious conversation by saying something like "I've been wanting to tell you something." As you say this, stay confident and remember that you will never get what you want by saying nothing.

Step 4

Explain your feelings in as straightforward a manner as possible. Tell him why you enjoy spending time with him and explain how he makes you feel. Mention qualities that you like about him. Finally, discuss how you would like your relationship to progress. For example, ask him if he would like to go on a date some time or, if you have already been seeing each other casually, ask him if he would like to be exclusive. Be prepared for whatever answer he may give.

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About the Author

Margaret Kay has worked as a freelance writer since 2009. She has worked as a contributor to "The Gonzaga Bulletin." Kay has recently completed her Master of Theology in media ethics at the University of Edinburgh.

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