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Every woman has been in that awkward position where you really dig a man but you can’t tell him. Maybe you can’t tell him because you think that he should make the first move. Maybe you don’t have the courage to face possible rejection. Or maybe it’s just as simple as you not being able to say it with words.
So instead, you show him. You’re a woman of action so you do everything you can to show him how you feel. If you find yourself in that position right now, I’ve compiled a list of actions you can take to make it obvious that you like a man (without saying the actual words), my gift to you:
#1 Stare at him intently from across the room until he feel compelled to leave.
This is the “I’ve got my eye on you.” manoeuvre. It works best when you’re in an enclosed space – think lecture theatre, classroom or the dancefloor.
#2 Buy a puppy and then tell him that you hope you can raise it together.
Here’s a non-threatening way of saying that you think he would make a good father, he’ll get the message.
#3 Send his mother a Facebook friend request.
Mothers never reject friend requests; it’s in the Mother Code. Once you’ve been accepted, be sure to interact with her obsessively (Like, comment and Write on her timeline!).
#4 Bake him a cake for his birthday.
These days it’s pretty easy to get someone’s birth date. Just make sure that you confirm it with his friends so you don’t end up with egg on your face.
#5 Befriend his housemates so that you can show up to their house unannounced.
#6 And then clean his room while he’s away and leave sweet love notes in discreet places.
#7 If you have the time, cook one week’s worth of meals and store them in the freezer to be eaten later.
#8 Send him emails with links to your favourite articles about relationships and dating.
Admittedly, I like this one because it also serves the purpose of educating him about what you know. You can show him you like him and provide some training for the future too.
#9 Invite him to your church’s singles events/ relationship seminar/ Men’s camp.
If you’ve been wondering how to get your friends to meet and approve/ disapprove of him then this is your best bet. You don’t even have to tell him exactly what it is, just give him a place and time.
#10 Offer to mend his socks for him.
And if he’s game, mend the holes by embroidering little red hearts. Whether this one works or not, you’ll be doing mankind a great service.
#11 Take a walk with him when it’s freezing so that he can offer you his hoodie.
The only way that this can actually work is if he’s actually wearing a hoodie and you’re wearing just a blouse when you head out.
#12 Buy him a Bible and leather-bound journal.
This shows that you care about the spiritual wellbeing of your potential future husband. Don’t go cheap on the Bible and journal, make sure he knows that this is not just a friendly gesture.
#13 Borrow his favourite book from him, read it and write little notes on the margins.
If it’s his favourite then he’ll be reading it several times over the year so this is your way of invading his thoughts with your brilliant insights. Use a red pen, make your mark permanent and memorable.
#14 Add him to your will and then get your lawyer to contact him about it.
There is no better way that a woman can say that she sees a man in her future. If you’re worried that he is financially irresponsible, add some conditions (talk to me, I’m a lawyer).
#15 Catch the bouquet at a wedding, upload the photo on Instagram and tag him.
Make social media work for you girl! Remind him that you’re available.
#16 Become ridiculously flustered when you’re talking to him.
Most of the time, this one’s involuntary.
#17 Avoid eye contact and giggle like a silly person.
Use this as an alternative to #16.
#18 Write a song about him (with his name in it) and then post it on YouTube.
The classic Taylor Swift move. If your gifts are musical then turn the charm on by writing a song about him and putting it out in the public domain.
#19 Gather as much information about him as possible and then forget to pretend that you shouldn’t know certain things.
Google makes this so easy. You don’t even need to hire a private investigator any more.
#20 Go in for a hug when he’s offering a handshake.
Granted, sometimes this happens when you don’t like a guy. To show a guy that you like him, use this one in combination with #17.
#21 Go in for a kiss when he’s expecting a hug.
Approach with caution, you’re about to reach the point of no return.
#22 Invite him to your parent’s house for Christmas.
If this one doesn’t get through to him, then nothing will.
#23 Forget to remember that even though you’ve been stalking him for months, this is the first you’ve met.
Here’s a move that I can vouch for, it works like a charm but there’s a big risk that he could apply for an interdict/ restraining order against. Totally worth the risk though.
#24 Say, “You complete me.” and then play a video of your friendship over the years.
This Jerry Maguire line is perfect for anyone who wants to say something but doesn’t want to come right out and say, “I like you so much my heart aches when I think about it!”
#25 Use him constantly as an example of what you want in a husband.
Do this in his presence or in the presence of close friends.
As you can see, the actions above range from cute to insane. The more creepy the action, the more effective it will be. Of course, you can just take the sane route and say the words, but where’s the fun in that? !
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