I have this crush on this one guy on Student Council. The problem is
I'm an idiot when I'm around him. When we were leaving a meeting, he said
goodbye to everyone then he looked at me, but I was playing hard to get and
ignored him. I think he thought I was being a snot. Anyway even if I don't
become his GF, I wouldn't mind having him as just a friend! How do I do that?
Bill: Have you ever seen the prank where
someone puts a dollar bill on a fishing line, then hides behind the corner and
yanks it when someone leans down to pick it up? That's the way to play
"hard to get." At first, you've got to give them something
attractive. For guys, that's usually flattery ("you're so great at
sports!") or validation ("you're SOOO funny!") Don't yank the
line until they see the bait and want it. Once you do that, you've got a much
better chance of reeling them in!
Dave: How about standing up in the middle of
the StuCo meeting and introducing a resolution proclaiming him a totally
hottie? Too much? Take a more subtle approach and chat him up during a meeting
about a serious issue facing the council. Once you’re comfortable interacting
in that environment, it’ll be an easy segue way into being friends or, if
you’re a really good politician, even more.