How to Let Your College Crush Know You Like Them

Getting Over Your Nerves May Be the Hardest Part

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Had your eye on that crush for a little while, and ready to at least see if that person's feelings for you are the same? You may be terrified, but you also may be at the point where you'd just rather take the step than keep things in the unknown. If you're not sure how to start, consider these ways to let your college crush know you like them:

  1. Give some kind of gift. It can be flowers, a small care package (who doesn't like care packages in college?), or even something that you know your crush has a soft spot for. But any small gift or gesture is sure to let someone know that you hold your relationship -- whatever it is -- closer to your heart than most others.
  2. Utilize some kind of campus fundraiser. If it's around Valentine's Day, Halloween, or another major holiday, take advantage of a campus fundraising program. You can send a Valentine's Day gift, flowers, Halloween treats, or any other small gift to your crush in his or her classroom through fundraisers on campus that offer the opportunity. It can be a great way to show someone you like them while also helping support your campus community.
  3. Just ask! It sounds -- and is -- terrifying. But if your crush is really all you hope he or she is, sitting down and talking about your feelings may be the best thing you ever do. You just may surprise yourself with how the conversation works out!
  1. Ask your crush to dinner off campus or at your apartment. Nothing says you're-just-another-college-friend-to-me than dinner in the campus dining hall(s) or cafe(s). Take your crush somewhere special to indicate that you're interested in being more than just college pals.
  2. Put something in writing. It shouldn't be too long (that gets creepy), and it can be handwritten or by email. But, since some folks express themselves best through their writing, sending along a letter letting your crush know how you feel may be your best bet. It can also eliminate the awkwardness of a conversation and give your crush some time to process before responding.