Having Trouble Writing Your First Text to Your Crush? These Messages Will Do the Trick

Getting your crush's phone number is only half of the battle.

It can feel like that first text to them may set the tone for the rest of your relationship. Chances are you're nervous about it—but it doesn't have to be as stressful as it sounds. Just remember to say hi, remind them who you are (in case you aren't in their contacts yet) and pick one of these simple texts to get things started off on the right foot.


If you're worried you don't have anything to talk to your crush about, try breaking the ice by just confirming that the number is real. It gets the job done, and they'll probably appreciate that you have a sense of humor about the situation.

"Just checking to see you didn't give me a fake number!"

Riverdale: Betty texting

(Riverdale via The CW)


If your crush excels in a certain subject, let them know that you know it and see if they're open to giving you homework help. It's the perfect excuse to spend time together and get to better know one another. Plus, it never hurts to boost their ego.

"You're good at [school subject]. Can you help me with this homework problem?"


Chances are, when your crush is obsessed with something and they talk about it constantly, you already know exactly what it is—but they don't need to know that. Ask them for their recommendation and check it out. This also gives you an excuse to follow up with them about it, leading to even more deep conversations.

"What was the name of that movie/book/show/band you were recommending?"

We Bear Bears: Panda texting

(We Bear Bears via Cartoon Network)


If you and your crush are both into the same TV show, don't be shy about bringing it up with them. Check in with them to see if they're all caught up and then discuss the show with them to your heart's content.

"Did you watch the new episode yet?"


If you stumble upon a link to an article or video you know they'd definitely want to see, don't be afraid to share it with them. Just try to make sure that it's not old news, first.

"Thought you would like this!"


This may sound weird, but one surefire way to catch your crush's attention is by asking them if you just saw them somewhere in public—even if you absolutely didn't. It's a bit sneaky, but it's definitely a conversation starter.

"Did I just see you at [place]?"

Gravity Falls: Tambry Texting

(Gravity Falls via Disney XD)


Try just sending them something funny out of the blue. Whether it's a photo that made you laugh or a meme that's completely up their alley. Send the image first and then add the following:

"Oh, by the way, it's [name]."


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