When you crush on someone, it can drive you crazy. You might be nervous or shy, but don’t just keep pining over them forever. Instead, do something that catches their attention. Which is why you should ask how to impress your crush!
And good news for you, there is a lot you can do to impress your crush. [Read: These tips will teach you how to charm anyone]
How to impress your crush while being you
No matter what method you take to impress your crush, stay true to yourself. If it works out and you start dating, you want your crush to know the real you, not a figment of your imagination.
You are worthy of this person’s feelings. Stay confident and impress away. Just don’t take anything away from who you are. They will be impressed by your confidence the most.
How to impress your crush
Even with your newfound confidence, you still may be lost for a way into your crush’s atmosphere.
If you have racked your brain and can’t seem to come up with a surefire way to impress your crush, here are some tried and tested ways to get your crush’s attention, in a good way.
#1 Show off. Yes, no one likes a show off, but impressing your crush with your mad skills will surely curve their interest. You do not have to be the world’s best vocalist or athlete to reveal what you’re good at.
In my experience firing off your favorite movie quotes can even get you some brownie points. [Read: 35 easy tips to impress anyone and charm them instantly]
#2 Make them laugh. Whether you are the jokester of your friend group or not, being funny is a key way to impress your crush.
So, use the humor that makes you laugh. Imitate a celebrity or maybe dry and sarcastic humor is your thing. Or you can tell the world’s most embarrassing story. Not only will this put a smile on your crush’s face, but it will show your ability to laugh at yourself and have a good time. [Read: How to master a dry sense of humor]
#3 Talk about your passions. I don’t know about you, but when I see someone talking about their passions and interests, there is an unexplainable glow in their eyes. Hearing someone rave about their family, show you pictures of their pet, or even talking about their job or goals in life is so impressive.
Don’t be afraid to share yours if you’re wondering how to impress your crush. This is something that makes you you. And if your crush is worth the time they will see how strongly you feel about the important things in your life.
#4 Ask for their advice. Looking for a new book to read? Need help with homework or a work project? You can even ask for their help with a home improvement project.
Asking for your crush’s help will not only make them feel needed, but also important and trusted. The fact that you are confiding in them for help means you see them as a good person. That will surely make them feel good. [Read: The damsel in distress and why men find they so irresistibly attractive]
#5 Show you are open. In today’s day and age there is nothing more attractive that someone who is open and tolerant. And there is no bigger turn off than someone close-minded.
Have a discussion about feminism, the pay gap, or even rave about a kick ass woman like Oprah. You can bring up Pride month or mention your support of refugees in America.
#6 Be polite. Obviously you are going to be nice to your crush, but showing that you are actually a kind person to everyone around you is sure to impress.
I once went on a date and held the door open for an elderly woman walking behind us. My date was shocked I went out of my way to help her and made a point to tell me how nice and refreshing that was to see.
Be mindful of those around you, tip well, be respectful to service employees, and your crush will see what a great person you are in no time. [Read: Here is how you can grow into a better person]
#7 Listen. You might be wondering how to impress your crush by just listening? Well, it is so common that people talk over one another and try to impress you with their knowledge and experiences. If you just sit back and listen, you’ll stand out.
And don’t just sit down and be quiet. Ask insightful questions that prove you were listening and repeat things later. If your crush mentioned they have a little brother whose birthday is coming up ask them, so what are you getting Tommy for his birthday?
Little things like this go a long way when you want to impress someone. [Read: How to be interesting and become the heart of any conversation]
#8 Ask questions. Whether you are at a party or on a date, ask questions about them. You might think the best way to get to know someone and impress them is to share everything about you.
But there is more to you than what you have to say. Being interested in someone means wanting to hear about them too. Think about it. When you’re on a date and the other person talks about themselves the whole time, it is miserable. You want it to be a two-way street.
#9 Try something new. Showing your crush you are willing to make a fool of yourself or try something you’ve never done before is impressive. That does not mean going bungee jumping or skydiving, unless that is your thing.
But being willing to go rock climbing, take a cooking class, or even go carting or riding a rollercoaster will impress them. Having someone take a risk to spend time with you is seriously impressive. [Read: What to talk about with your crush to keep them engaged and excited]
#10 Be spontaneous. Some people love a good plan, but others like to live life on the edge. So next time you’re with your crush steal them away and take them to a secret underground bar you know about.
Or even dancing in the street or a mini road trip gives you so many opportunities to show that you are up for anything. [Read: How to become more spontaneous in life]
#11 Show your secret talent. Your crush probably knows if you are an all star volleyball player. But sharing your secret talent can be more impressive than you think. Maybe you hold the high score on Dance Dance Revolution?
Randomly, I can lick my elbow which is supposed to be impossible. Nearly every person I’ve dated has been blown away by this. They even brag about it to their friends.
#12 Put in the effort. If you love tshirts and sweats there is nothing wrong with that, but amping up your everyday style around your crush makes a difference. Not only will they notice something different, but a new hairstyle or fragrance can help to boost your confidence as well.
#13 Stay positive. If your crush has yet to show signs that they are returning your feelings don’t get down on yourself. You can still impress your crush.
Plus, being a downer is not impressive. We all have off days, but showing your crush that you have a positive outlook will impress them. [Read: 15 easy ways to flirt with your crush and make them fall hard]
#14 Show interest. This is totally obvious, but as it is so obvious, some people forget it. You are impressing your crush by showing your amazing self, but don’t forget to show your interest in them.
Ask them about their hobbies and their likes and dislikes. Be truly interested. It should not be too hard. Even if you hate the ballet and your crush loves it, hearing them talk about it should be at least a little interesting coming from them.
#15 Give space. Do not overcrowd your crush. Do not double text or suffocate them *figuratively*. I am not saying you should play hard to get, but showing that you are an independent person that does not crave attention is impressive.
Everyone wants to be with someone that can stand their ground. And no one wants someone who is a stage five clinger. So take your time to impress your crush. There is no rush. [Read: 13 ways to avoid being a stage 5 clinger who pushes people away]
#16 Small surprises can make their day. If you’re wondering how to impress your crush, text them midday to bring them their favorite Starbucks at work. Or next time you hang out, bring some donuts from the place they said they have been dying to try.
Making small gestures like this without being asked proves that you listen, take notice, and act on your feelings. Plus, it is always nice to have someone go that little extra mile for you. [Read: How to not be a boring texter and keep your crush interested]
#17 Show your quirky side. When you are crushing on someone, your first reflex might be to hide your most quirky parts. For me that is holding back when I laugh because I snort. But once it comes out, people tend to tell me how cute it is.
So those things you may think of as weird or odd are actually endearing to others.
#18 Open up. Show that you are willing to be vulnerable. That does not mean cry on your crush’s shoulder, but don’t hold back either.
If you are getting into a deep conversation about marriage or school, bring up the stuff that is beyond the surface. Did you deal with bullying in school? Are your parents divorced? These things made you who you are and the fact that you’re willing to share that part of yourself is impressive. [Read: How to get someone to open up so you can really connect]
#19 Pay attention. Just as they may be impressed or intrigued by your little quirks, notice theirs. Do they twirl their hair when they blush? Do they bite their lip when deep in thought?
This lets you know them better and gives you more opportunities to prove that you like them beyond the surface.
Remember that scene in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton where Josh Duhamel impressed the girl by telling her that she had six smiles and what they were? There is a reason that worked so well. [Read: 15 subtle clues to tell if your crush likes you back for sure]
#20 Be bold. Last, but certainly not least, is to simply tell your crush how you feel. It is scary! But that is what makes it so effective.
Taking the risk of being rejected is bold and confident, and proves what you’re willing to do to get the chance at possibly being with this person. There is nothing more impressive than that.
[Read: How to play it cool and win over your crush]
Now you never have to worry about how to impress your crush again. Just follow these tips and see where they lead you.
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