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There’s nothing more exciting than coming face-to-face with a guy you like. Sometimes, though, in your attempt to get his attention, you end up saying and doing things that are so not you. (Like, are you really interested in the diameter of his new rims?) But there are ways to catch a guy’s eye without losing your cool. The key is to do small things that leave a big impression (and keep your feelings safe!). Follow these tips and you’ll be a master flirt in no time. But be warned: Side effects of these moves may include extreme heart palpitations and dizziness from scoring a kiss!
Just like you, guys get nervous about talking to a girl they like especially if they think she’s unavailable or, worse, uninterested. So if you’re into a guy, give him a sign (and let him know you won’t laugh in his face) by making eye contact and flashing him a “go ahead, make your move” smile!
“Last year, I asked a girl out after I noticed the way she was looking at me across a room. It started off with our eyes meeting she’d smile and not turn her head away. I walked over to talk to her, we hit it off, and I invited her out later that night.” Bobby, 18, Woodbridge, NJ
You know how fired up you get when you lose a round of Guitar Hero? Well, guys’ “I will not be defeated!” spirit can be even stronger. So get your crush’s competitive juices flowing by taking him on in a little one-on-one. Whether you win or lose, you’ll still be a champ in his eyes!
“I got a crush on a girl I was friends with after we played soccer together. She’s supersweet, so seeing her try to kick my butt on the field got me to look at her in a completely different way. After that, I couldn’t resist asking her out.” Mark, 22, New York, NY
Guys love the thrill of chasing what they think they can’t have. So let him wonder what you’re up to sometimes. Treat the amount of time you give him like cell phone minutes: Use sparingly at first and he’ll want more, more, more!
“My first year at New York University, I texted this girl to see if she wanted to hang out. She didn’t write back until the next day! Having to chase her down made me want to pursue her more. And when we finally did end up going out, I felt like I’d accomplished something big.” Robin, 18, Fairfax, VA
In elementary school, a guy with a crush was a pigtail’s worst nightmare. Now that you understand what his motives were then, it’s time for payback. Reach out to him with a childish punch or noogie and his inner 6-year-old will be forced to respond!
“I asked one girl out because she’d always do playful, innocent things. Like, when I’d pass her in the hallway she’d give me a high five or a little shove. I liked that because it showed me that she noticed me and that she’d be easy to hang out with. I could never pass up a girl like that!” Daniel, 20, St. Cloud, MN
5 GREAT PLACES TO MEET GUYS
CONCERTS: He’s in a feel-good groove. And since you like the same music, he’s likely to groove with you !
GAS STATIONS: Filling up is boring. Pass time by trying move #1 (eye contact!) on the guy two pumps over!
VOLUNTEERING: With all the great karma that comes from doing good, you’re sure to make a connection.
AMUSEMENT PARKS: Go in a group with an odd number then ask a hot guy to sit with you on the Python!
WAITING IN LINE: You’re both at the mercy of the slow barista at Starbucks. Why not talk about it?