Use these 8 tips on what to say to a guy you like, and chances are, he’ll start to like you a lot more and start to think of you as more than a friend in no time.
#1 Wait for his lines. When you start talking to the guy you like, don’t try too hard to make him feel comfortable with you. You’ll just end up appearing too easy to get. Make him work for your conversation and your attention. Wait for him to say something to you after you say hello.
Almost all guys have a few lines in their head for the first conversation when they walk up to a girl. But if he doesn’t say anything and just shifts his feet awkwardly, just smile and ask him something about the place or what he’s been up to recently. It’s a safe start that’ll always bring new things to talk about.
Ask him about what he does, his work or anything else that involves his daily activities. This is a safe way to warm a guy up especially if he’s shy or nervous. Ask a guy anything that’ll make him feel at ease and confident. He’ll slowly start opening up and be grateful to you for being such a charming conversationalist.
#2 Compliment him. Compliments always bring two people closer. If you genuinely feel like there’s something worth complimenting about him, tell him about it. Don’t talk about his appearance or how much you like him. Just keep your compliments casual, but memorable. [Read: How to flirt with a guy without making it obvious]
#3 Get personal. When you’re in the middle of a conversation with the guy you like, get him to speak about himself. And additionally, ask him about his girlfriend and his leisure activities. It’s an immediate cue to let him know you’re interested in him in a more-than-just-friends way. Be involved in the conversation and look deep into his eyes when he’s talking to you.
#4 Smile a lot. Guys love a cute girl who smiles while having a conversation. And each time you laugh out when he says something funny or nice, it’ll make him feel better about himself. For a guy, making a girl laugh or smile is an achievement to be proud of. Make him feel good about himself by smiling and blushing a lot during the conversation, and he’ll just want to continue talking to you. [Read: 25 ways to look cute while talking to a guy]
#5 Ask him to help you. Bring out a man’s protective instinct in him. Depend on him for something, and he’ll feel more connected to you. Ask for his help like walking you down the street because it’s dark and lonely or carrying a few books because it’s heavy.
He’ll feel more protective towards you. Guys like feeling important and dependable, and if you subtly give him a chance to impress you or show off his masculinity, he’ll enjoy the attention and the time he spends with you.
#6 Speak your mind. Don’t just accept anything he says just to seem nice and sweet. Be yourself and if you don’t agree with something he says, voice your thought. But be pleasant when you contradict him. Guys love a challenge, but they’d be put off by a girl who behaves like a smartass by constantly putting a guy down just to prove a point. [Read: How much should a girl dumb down to impress a guy?]
#7 Be courteous. Ask for his help, but always remember to be gracious and thankful to him when he does help or offer to help. Behave like a perfect damsel and the guy you’re talking to will like you for it. Even if a guy likes an independent woman who’s in control of her life, he would appreciate it when a girl asks for his help and feels thankful to have him around. [Read: How to be the perfect damsel in distress that guys like]
#8 Memorable goodbyes. Be coy and shy, especially while saying goodbye to him. Have a pleasant conversation the whole while, but part ways just before things start to get boring or awkward. End the conversation and tell him you need to go just while it’s still fun. By doing that, you’ll make him wish he could have spent more time with you. And making him hope to be with you for a longer while is one of the first steps in making him like you while talking to him. [Read: How to ask a guy out like a classy girl]
Smile coyly, and ask him to call you sometime. And end the happy flirty conversation by saying something like “I had a wonderful time talking to you”. He’ll definitely be thrilled to hear those words from you.