The Best Times of Year to Tell Your Crush You Like Them

We're guessing your here because you're finally ready to tell your crush how you feel.

We couldn't be more proud of you, and just want you to know that we're here for you. It's a big step to take, so we want to help you as much as we can.

To start you off on the right foot, we decided to roundup the best times to divulge your secret crush to, well, your crush. Scroll below to discover when you have the best shot!

At the Beginning of the School Year

The beginning of the school year offers a fresh start. It's generally not nearly as stressful as the rest of the year, seeing as everyone's getting back into the swing of things. Sure, everyone's sad that summer's over, but most people are excited to spend more time with their besties and classmates, along with discover what the new year has in store. This is one of the reasons why it's a great time to tell your crush how you feel.

They're likely in a great mood and will be excited to hear all about your feelings for them. Plus, if it doesn't work out, you'll have nowhere to go but up during the rest of the school year. Yes, it sucks to start off on that note, but at least you'll get through it in the beginning, leaving the rest of the time to develop a crush on someone new.

Zoey talking to a classmate in Grown-ish

(Grown-ish via Freeform)


During Autumn

Going off of the beginning of school, fall in general is an optimal time to reveal your feelings to your crush. Comforting and warm, the season exudes vibes of safety and understanding, while also encouraging us to embrace change. Unlike the winter months, there's not too much going on during fall that would cause others to be stressed. Sure, there are holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, but they're not nearly as illustrious as the plethora of holidays in December. Not to mention, fall marks the beginning of cuffing season, a time when most people are definitely seeking relationships more than any other time of year. So if you're going to tell your crush how you feel, do it during this season.


When the New Year Starts

After the holidays are over and the new year begins, you'll find yourself embracing the whole "new year, new me" attitude. So why not be a whole new you and embrace that confidence by telling your crush how you feel? Similar to the beginning of the school year, the new year is all about starting with a clean slate. Yes, if it doesn't go as you had hoped and your crush rejects you, that won't be too fun to deal with. But at least there are 11 other months you can enjoy to the fullest.

Troy and Gabriella singing karaoke in High School Musical

(High School Musical via Disney Channel)


Over Spring Break

While we're not really too keen on the idea of telling someone how you feel when either of you is on vacation, spring break is a little bit different. It's only a week, so not many people go out of town or do anything too extravagant. So your crush will likely still stick around, meaning you don't have to worry about them fleeing after you tell them how you feel. Plus, it's also a little taste of summer, so again, people are in a much happier mood than any time of year. And if you end up getting rejected, only allow yourself the week to be upset and then move on.


Near the Beginning of Summer

Similar to spring break, the beginning of summer is another time when everyone is at their happiest. They're excited for school to be over and have a break from everything that usually stresses them out. So telling your crush then seems like pretty good odds. And the sooner you do it, the more time you'll have to spend together. But if things don't go your way, you have the rest of the months to experience another summer fling.

Danny and Sandy at the beach in the beginning of Grease

(Grease via Paramount Pictures)


Just as there are optimal times to tell your crush you like them, there are times you definitely shouldn't reveal your feelings. HERE are the worst times of year to tell someone you're crushing on them.