BEFORE TELLING SOMEONE YOU LIKE THEM, MAKE CONTACT
First of all, do you know this person? If not, try and get an intro via a mutual friend or app so you know a little bit about them before you make a move. If your crush already knows you, ensure you spend time alone with them by sliding into their DMs in a non-creepy way (give compliments that aren’t just about their body type, be relatable, share funny posts — but not from Dr Pimple Popper unless you know that’s their jam). Whatever you do, try to stay away from that friend zone, and ask them out.
HOW TO LET SOMEONE KNOW YOU LIKE THEM WITH THESE CLASSIC LINES
Now that they know you from Adam, and you’ve hopefully made a good impression, there are a few classic hit-and-miss options you could go with:
Letting a friend tell them for you. Short of not telling them at all, this is probably the easiest option in history, and it can take some pressure off if you’re feeling too nervous. And if you get the slip, at least it’s coming from your mate.
Telling them over text. Still not the boldest of moves, but if you tend to sweat and get tongue-tied in face-to-face situations, it may be a reasonable option.
Confessing your feelings in person. This is the full-on, romantic movie way to do it. It’s high risk, high reward. Your crush might be blown away by your confidence and fall into your arms. Or they might not know what to say in the moment and want to text you later. Either way – you’re putting yourself out there and that’s never a bad thing!