I like this guy at my university, and we're on student government together. Therefore, we'll see each other and talk pretty often. This is good because I see him often, but it's bad because I express that I like him at the risk making him feel uncomfortable around me if he doesn't feel the same way. Awkwardness is not an option because we work together so often. I'm apprehensive about flirting with him at the risk of being too obvious.
What should I do? Thanks :)
Thank you so much for your question!
Firstly, over here at the Chestbursters blog, awkwardness is a way of life. We’re afraid there’s just going to be some amount of crush-induced anxiety no matter how you slice it. (Take a look at this scientific chart. See? That’s science right there).
However, with some effort and just a little bit of luck the awkwardness can be significantly reduced. You seem to be wanting to test out the crush-waters a little. You’re in luck because we’re experts at subtle flirting (in fact most of the time no one even knows we’re flirting. They just think we’re very stand-offish, sweaty people).
Have you ever tried leaning in close to him when you’re talking? Now might be a good time to give that old standby a try. Smiling when he enters the room and making cute eye contact can always be played off as “friendliness” (not the worst thing in the world). If he seems open, you can start suggesting school/student government-related hang outs.
If he does like you, he’ll hopefully reciprocate in kind. If he doesn’t, then he’ll probably just think you’re a swell girl. NO BIG DEAL.