Don’t let first-day jitters wreck your game. You’ve got your eyes set on that hottie, and GL readers are here to help. Check out these foolproof excuses to chat up your crush before roll call.
“I would compliment my crush on his outfit. Even though we
may not be able to tell, boys feel self-conscious about their appearance, just
like we do! A little confidence booster wrapped up in a compliment is sure to
score brownie points.” –Sadie R. 16
“My crush and I share a huge liking of the same snacks. So,
what I do (and he ended up starting to do too) is bring our favorite snacks to
school and hang out eating them after school or in the hallway. Our first
conversation was my asking if I could have one of his gummy worms. It's
completely worth it and works! Now when we share our snacks, we feed them to
each other, and we've gotten way closer. I completely advise the food convo
starter. Works like a charm!” –Paige L., 15
“I'm totally clumsy, so when I ‘accidentally’ trip into my crush, it's a good excuse to strike up a convo!” –Alyssa T., 14
“I'll ask the guy about an assignment or a mutual friend. If
you want to find out if he's single, try this trick. When he's with a girl, and
after she leaves, go up to him and say, ‘I wanted to tell your girlfriend how
cool her bag is! Do you know where it's from?’ If she's his GF he'll say, ‘I
don't know,’ or ‘It's from Claire's,’ or wherever. But if they aren't dating,
he'll correct you.” –Mars, 15
“I would usually ask him a question or compliment something
about him like his hair. Maybe ask the time or offer him gum.” –Indira D. 13
“My crush and I are on the same sports team, so I always ask
what his goals are for the season. Boys love to boast, and it helps me get to
know him. I can also tell him my goals so we have a little competition going to
see who can reach theirs faster!” –Abby O., 15
“Try the classic ‘Hey! My last pencil just broke. Can I borrow one?’ or ‘What did you think of the summer reading?’” –Ashlyn D.
“My icebreaker is to ask for his notes. It's the first day,
and every teacher always gives a lecture on what you should expect for the
year, supplies, blah blah blah. So first ask him if he caught the last bit the
teacher said. A friendly face is always good to have.” –Kiana Y.
“I usually talk to my crush by asking about the homework,
which always works for me. You can also try by asking when a certain day is
coming up, like an event or an assignment’s due date. Then I usually extend the
conversation by asking about himself, like what sports he will be playing or the
classes he signed up for.” –Claire W.
“My crush and I always sit at the same lunch table. One
time, I was really rocking out to my favorite song on my iPod. He got curious
and asked what I was listening to. I told him and we were able to share lots
about ourselves from there.” –Emma
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