5 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Make the First Move

Telling your crush how you feel is tough—we get it.

But waiting around for them to make the first movie is just as agonizing. So what's a girl to do? Obviously, step out of your comfort zone and make a move.

You may think you can't do it or feel as though you can't stand to be rejected, but we promise making the first move is the way to go.

Below are five reasons you shouldn't be afraid to do so:

1. You'll Automatically Seem More Attractive

Everyone can agree, confidence is one heck of an attractive quality. By your being bold enough to make the first move, you'll definitely exude this trait and your crush will notice. They may be taken aback by first, but they'll quickly come around. It's not every day a girl decides to flip the script and make the first move.

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2. You'll Feel Totally Empowered

Even if you get turned down, you'll feel so, so good about yourself for stepping out of your comfort zone. Life tends to begin where it ends. Just remember to not let the rejection get you down. It is protection, after all. And if you do land your crush, well, you'll feel utterly unstoppable.

Putting yourself out there is no easy feat, so your self-confidence will skyrocket as you continue to do it more. Who would've thought that something as simple as asking your crush out would also improve your relationship with yourself?

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3. If You Don't Make a Move, Nothing Will Happen

If you don't ask your crush out, you'll never know what could've been. Sure, you can keep casually dropping hints, hoping they finally pick up on them, but chances are they won't. As in life, waiting around will get you nowhere. Plus, if you don't make a move, someone else will. Do you really want that to happen? Of course not, so just do it!

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4. Your Crush Will Appreciate the Gesture

There's no denying that telling your crush how you feel is a nerve-racking experience that probably makes you want to throw up. We've all been there, including your crush. Think about how terrified they must feel about expressing their feelings, too. They'll totally appreciate that you tossed all doubt aside and asked them out. It's 2017! Girls should be making the first move just as much as guys.

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5. You'll Set a Good Example

When your besties or sisters see that you didn't let the fear of rejection stop you from making a move, that leaves a lasting impression on them. They'll be inspired to take the same leap you did, all while learning to feel more confident about themselves. It's a win-win for everyone involved. So go on and make your move.

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If you need a good laugh, HERE are all the embarrassing ways one girl told her crushes she liked them.