How to Tell Your Crush You Like Him in Middle School - Love Tips

Last updated on February 2, 2024 by Michelle Devani

Puberty hits you. Your body is changing and you don’t think of boys as gross or rude anymore. You change those words with.... attractive or maybe cute. Your heart starts to pound when he is across the room, hanging out with his bros while you’re sneaking a glance at him while chatting with your friends. Accurate? I guess so cause I’ve experienced it too.

Of course it’s a puppy love. A kind of intense love but at the same time is a shallow romantic attachment, typically happens when you were a child or an adolescent. And you’re experiencing it right now! Sometimes the feeling is unbearable and you want to show how you feel about him. There are a few hints and ways that you can give.


1. Say “hello” and wave to them

Say a simple “hi” or “hello” when you see him. Show that you notice his presence. No matter how nervous you feel, don’t forget to wave and  smile. If you see him in the class or hall, you can say, Good morning! How’s it going?” This will help your crush notice and remember you. Also read: How to Get a Girl to Ask You to a Dance in Middle School Party

2. Pass a note

When I was in middle school, passing notes was very popular especially when you’re gossipping and of course when you’re trying to sneak your crush a cute note. I remember vividly when I asked my friend to passed a note to my middle school crush. We sneak the note behind our teacher during class. My crush opened the note and smiled and glanced at me. Maybe he will come to you after the class and ask you for a date. Who knows? Also find out about: Signs You'll Marry Your High School Sweetheart

3. Sit near them

sit near them

Find an excuse and a right reason to sit near him at school. Maybe during lunch or class. You can come up to him and ask him is the sit is taken or not. Also find out about: Signs of a Bad Boyfriend in High School

4. Ask them about school project

This is a classic way to break the ice when your crush is in the same school especially in the same class. You can ask them to help you out in doing a homework or maybe ask them to join your group when you’re having a group project. Don’t forget to smile when you asked him and say thanks after they help you out. Also find out about:  Reasons Why You Should Marry Your High School Sweetheart

5. Talk about something you have in common

You can look for common interest, hobbies, or practices through conversation, ask his friend, look at his social media bio or find it through his activities. Relate it with your interest. If you heard that he’s into music or books, maybe you can start the conversation by talking about the song or book that you recently read and discuss it with them.

Maybe you can tell them that you’re interested in looking for new books or songs recommendations and ask him what kind of music or book that he find interesting. Also find out about: Ways to Make a Guy Notice You in School

6. Compliment them

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Giving a sincere compliment after you crush achieve something is usual. But a compliment on regular things is superb. You can compliment on their personality, traits, skills, or even how they look that day. For example, “Wow. You’re good in playing guitar. Where did you learn it?”. But don’t give them too much compliments as it’ll feel not genuine and uncomfortable. 

7. Laugh at their jokes

If your crush in popular with his witty humor, laughing at his jokes will be one of the best way to show that you’re interested in what he’s saying. It also shows that you have the same sense of humor. Some of my friends told me that they can only initiate conversation and form bond with people who laugh at their jokes. It applies to any relationship and of course in your case too! But don’t laugh at his failure, it is considered as humiliating rather than entertaining.

8. Dress up!

You’re still in the middle school so it’s better not to cake your face up with make up. Choose the best style that suits you. And of course, last but not least, the best thing a girl can put on her face is a genuine smile. Wear something cute, you don’t have to look sexy cause it’s way too much for your age. Maybe you can put on that cute floral dress and a little bit of hair accessory like head band. Don’t try too hard to impress him, though. Show him the best version of your look naturally.

9. Follow his media social accounts

Millennials.. it is common for you to approach someone through social media. Add his account so you can have a picture of what he usually does, who his friends are, or his hobbies and interests. Don’t only collect information from his social media, but contact him first! Discuss or ask about things he has mentioned in his account. He’ll notice that you pay attention to his posts.

10. A playful manner

Not in a perverted way, but in a playful manner. Touch his shoulder or upper hand when you joke around or when he talks. But please be gentle, you don’t want to hurt him or make him feel uncomfortable just because you’re getting over excited. 

11. Confess your feelings

You have given your crush the hints that you like him and now it’s the last stage. You can tell him by saying that you think of him as more than a friend (saying ‘I like you’ directly might scare him). You can tell him in person, by text, by cards, or notes. Anything but friends.

Never let him know your feeling from the mouth of another person other than you. After telling him about your feeling, you can ask how he feels about you. But if you’re too shy or too afraid of rejection, you can look for hints that they might like you back. You can ask your friends or pay attention to how he treats you.

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To guide you, here are some questions that you might ask to yourself. Maybe you’ll have the idea of reciprocation.

  • Does your crush initiate conversations sometimes? Or are you the one who start the conversations all the time?
  • Does your crush reply your text immediately?
  • How often does your crush text, call, or message you?
  • Does he show positive body language when he sees you?
  • Does he help you with small things without your request?
  • Does he remember small things that you’ve mentioned in the past?
  • Has he asked you about something personal?

In brief, if he likes you back, he’ll show his interest in your personal life. First or foremost, before you confess you feeling, make sure that you’re prepared to hear the result. Even if you’re rejected, it’s better to remain friends with him.

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