How to not be nervous in front of a crush? (Tips)

How to not be nervous in front of a crush

In this guide, we will discuss “How to not be nervous in front of crush” and some useful tips you can consider when being around your crush.

How to not be nervous in front of crush?

You may be wondering ‘How to not be nervous in front of your crush?’ and we know how anxious we may feel just with the thought of saying hi or them speaking at us.

You may have thought, ‘What can I say?’ or ‘What if I say something stupid?’

We have been in a similar situation or we may have seen in the movies the possible scenarios of what could go wrong when you have a crush on someone and you get nervous just being in their presence but what if we flip the switch and instead of thinking what could go wrong, we think about having a positive outcome.

How to not be nervous in front of a crush? (Tips)

Moreover, have you ever considered how your crush may be just as nervous as you or even more?

Well, you may think ‘they look so calm and normal’ but have you ever wondered if it is just because they are very skilled in acting confident instead of showing you how nervous they are?

As we just said, being nervous is completely normal and you would be surprised at how many people find it endearing, attractive, or cute.

Everyone can be attracted to different things, some may be attracted to confident and outgoing individuals while others may find shy and nervous people super attractive.

Instead of trying to conceal it, you can be a little honest about how you feel and even more so, can send the message that you are really interested in that person.

Let’s take a look at some of the tips you can use the next time you are in front of your crush and you feel the anxiety creeping in.

Limit the one-on-one interaction with your crush (at first)

Try to limit the possible one-on-one interactions initially, instead try to hang out with them in groups because if you have a ‘blank’ or ‘don’t know what to say’ moment, you can have one of your good friends to keep the conversation flowing.

Moreover, when we are with familiar people it gives the sense of security and feeling comfortable, making it easier to be around our crush.

When you feel prepared, you can move on to having one-on-one interactions with your crush after you had some time to get to know them a little bit more.

How to not be nervous in front of a crush? (Tips)

The ability to laugh during an awkward situation

Yes, it might sound weird to you specially because we all expect things to go perfect not leaving any room for awkward situations or scenarios.

However, in the event that something does happen, you can diffuse and ease the tension by making a joke or laughing about it. 

However, if your crush does or says something awkward make sure you are actually not laughing at them but ‘with’ them.

Reading the context here is important because it can lead to misinterpretations. Just smile and say something like ‘It’s ok, it has happened to me too’.

How to not be nervous in front of a crush? (Tips)

They are just regular people

Yes, your crush is just a normal person but when we start idealizing or putting people on a pedestal we lose confidence and it gives room for the ‘what ifs’.

For instance, ‘what if he/she doesn’t find me attractive enough’ or ‘what if I am not funny enough’ or even, ‘what if they are just way out of my league’. 

When we see people just as they are, without thinking how perfect or out of our reach they are we can actually take a step back and look at the whole picture. 

Act natural, don’t pretend 

We sure want to impress our crush at every opportunity we get so we can have their full attention and maybe this way they will get more interested in us but the truth is pretending is extremely exhausting and can actually backfire at some point.

It is not necessary for you to lie about who you are or what you like just to make them like you and can even put you on the spot of a very awkward situation.

It sounds like something you would hear in a movie but know that, if you have to pretend you are someone you are not just to make them like you then you are immediately giving up your ‘essence’ over an illusion, something that will not last.

Start by building a friendship

This might be a dangerous concept because you can think about how you don’t want to be just their friend or stay in the ‘friendzone’.

Yes, it is not ideal but this is a great start because it will help you feel more comfortable around them and will give you plenty of opportunities to get to know each other, building trust in the process.

This doesn’t mean you have to keep being friends but gives you the foundation to advance to the next level if your feelings reciprocated. 

Be confident in on your own skin

We all have insecurities and girls tend to show this more than guys do. We know the struggle but scratch off the word ‘perfect’ because nothing and no one is perfect.

When you feel comfortable with your appearance or how you look it is evident and this can be very attractive to other people.

Doesn’t matter if you are wearing baggy sweatpants, jeans, or a tight dress, the idea is always to feel comfortable with what you wear and wear it for you and not for them.  

However, it is important to keep good personal hygiene habits. Needless to say, combing your hair, brushing your teeth, and having a shower is essential. 

Get to know them

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, this will show interest but make sure you don’t sound robotic or make too many personal questions.

When you start spending quality time with them, you will find ways of getting to know them. 

If it makes you feel better, try to come up with a repertoire of questions you may want to ask before you meet or see them.

This way you will prevent the awkward silence and the possibility of going blank on them.

Also, by making open-ended questions you get them talking, which takes the pressure and attention off you helping you calm down.

However, if you can’t really think about good questions there are plenty all over the internet so you can have an idea of what to ask.  

Be realistic but not a pessimistic

You may have fallen ‘in love’ with your crush from the moment you saw them, however, this doesn’t mean they need to feel the same way about you.

This doesn’t mean all hope is lost but give them time to get to know you and most importantly, avoid setting high expectations.

It is easy to expect too much too soon because of how someone makes us feel but take baby steps.

In the scenario they do feel the same way about you well, congratulations!

But if they don’t, accept it without thinking it is your fault or there is something wrong with you, there isn’t and it could be a matter of compatibility or even chemistry beyond our control.

Needless to say, if your crush is not interested in a romantic relationship, someone else will be, eventually. 

If you’re going to give a maid of honor speech, you can read our blog on ‘How to not be nervous for the maid of honor speech

How to not be nervous in front of a crush? (Tips)

Why is this blog about How to not be nervous in front of crush important?

As we have discussed during this post on ‘How to not be nervous in front of crush’, being nervous is not necessarily a bad or negative thing, it is completely normal.

Remember to start gradually exposing yourself to being around your crush so limit the one-on-one interactions, don’t see awkward situations as something negative, instead see the opportunity to make your crush laugh about it.

In addition, remember how they are just regular people like you and me. When we start seeing them as they are we will feel less nervous and enjoy more the time we spend with them.

Allow yourself to make mistakes, to give baby steps when starting a friendship with them that can possibly lead to something romantic.

However, if it doesn’t, don’t be discouraged and remember there is someone else out there for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about How to not be nervous in front of crush

Is it normal to get nervous around your crush?

It is completely normal to get nervous around your crush, this means you are very interested in this person and that is why you get nervous.

This is extremely common and some people have even learned to pretend they are calm and collected so think about how your crush may also be nervous but not really showing it.

How do I not be awkward in front of my crush?

To avoid being awkward in front of your crush is pretending it is someone else, like a really close friend.

Also, try to wear your confident glasses but avoid being overconfident because it can have the opposite effect.

Also, if you get your tongue-tied, just try to give the other person a small compliment about their hair, their clothes, anything really.

How do you not freak out when talking to your crush?

The best thing to do not to freak out when talking to your crush is to breathe.

Moreover, be genuine during the conversation, and don’t be scared to ask them a question.

If you feel you are freaking out or you are too overwhelmed because of the attention being focused on you, let them do the talking, this keeps the conversation flowing.

How do I know my crush is thinking about me?

Determining for sure whether your crush is or isn’t thinking about you can be a very hard thing to do.

However, if you notice them staring at you or when making eye contact they suddenly look away then it is a good indication that they are thinking about you.

Also, they may try to talk to your friends to get information about you or will leave notes where you can find them.

Another really obvious sign is if you notice how nervous they are when talking to you or they find out your number and start texting you.

Do guys fall in love faster?

It is believed guys tend to fall in love faster than women, according to some researchers.

It seems they tend to express their feelings faster and don’t tend to question their emotions like women usually do.

References 

Engle, J. (2020, Apr.) How to Be Comfortable Around That Special Someone. Retrieved from wikihow.com.

Gopman, C. (2020, Mar.) How to Talk to Your Crush when You’re Nervous. Retrieved from wikihow.com

How to not be nervous in front of a crush? (Tips)

Daniela Paez

Daniela Paez is a Clinical Psychologist with an MSc. In Clinical Neuropsychology from Bangor University. She has vast experience in working with children with disabilities, adolescents and their families, in extreme conditions of poverty and vulnerability. Additionally, she owns a private practice where she provides neuropsychological evaluation for children and adults, and treatment for mood disorders, anxiety, couple therapy, among other conditions.