How to Act Normal Around Your Crush

Acting normal around your crush seems less possible than pigs flying.

How are you supposed to keep your cool around someone you're undeniably attracted to?

We totally get it and have been there many times, which is why we put together a few tips that'll help you remain calm around the person you're into. Keep scrolling to find out what they are!

Embrace the Awkwardness

No matter how relaxed or natural you are, things are always awkward around your crush. Try as hard as you might, you can't help but feel embarrassed during the times you're around them. The key is to find comfort in those uncomfortable moments. Whenever something awkward goes down, don't be afraid to call attention to it and laugh it off. Your crush will quickly notice your confidence, which is generally a highly favorable trait.

Taylor Swift and Lucas Till in the "You Belong With Me" music video

("You Belong With Me" via Big Machine Records)

 

Remember They're a Real Person

An important thing to keep in mind about your crush is that they're only human, just like you. Often times, we put the people we like on a pedestal and view them as someone who's better than us. To us, they're our everything. They're this perfect person who we'd give anything to be with. But the truth is, they're just a regular person, too. Keep that in mind the next time you find yourself marveling over their existence.

 

Talk About Your Passions

When it comes to talking to your crush, it's always best to go with what you know. Start by talking about the things you enjoy or your hopes and dreams. You'll find it so much easier to have a convo with them when you start by discussing the things you're into. Because how difficult is it to talk about those topics? Ding, ding! It's not. So kick off your next chat by sharing some important things about you.

Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray in A Cinderella Story

(A Cinderella Story via Warner Bros. Pictures)

 

Be a Good Listener

If talking to your crush sounds absolutely terrifying, we get it. It's pretty scary to chat up someone when you're that into them. This is when your stellar listening skills come in handy. Simply lend them your ear and you'll find it so much easier to be around them. You don't have to do anything except smile and nod, which isn't hard to do—especially considering how much you like them.

 

Never Second Guess Yourself

Second guessing yourself is the absolute worst thing you can do when it comes to being around your crush. We can't stress how important it is you trust yourself and go with your gut. Getting in your own head is only going to make the situation that much more agonizing and troublesome. You don't need to worry about a million little things, so don't. Take a breath, follow your heart and the rest will follow.

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(Pretty Little Liars via Freeform)

 

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