How to Pretend to Ignore Someone You Have a Crush On
Having a crush on someone is never easy. Honestly, it’s one of the most frustrating things you can imagine. However, it’s also full of fun, exciting times with someone you’re mad for. Just because it’s a little complicated doesn’t mean you can’t learn ways to make it easier.
One thing we all do when we have a crush on someone is imagine what it would be like to be with them. Isn’t that what we all want with our crushes? That means we have to do different things in order to get them to fall for us. Like ignoring them.
Why You Should Ignore Them
This doesn’t exactly sound like it makes sense, I know. But the truth is that by ignoring someone, you’re playing hard to get. And we all know that playing hard to get almost always works in attracting someone you like – especially your crush.
But you can’t just completely ignore them and leave it at that. That will make them think you don’t even like them at all. You have to do it the right way if you want to ignore someone you like. You have to pretend to ignore someone you have a crush on and here’s how.
- Stare sidelong at them.
The best thing you can to do make sure they know you’re ignoring them is to acknowledge their presence with a sidelong glance, and then look forward again. What this does is make them intrigued because they realize you see them and hear them, but you’re not replying. They’ll want to make you listen and will try even harder. The best way to do this is just to look at them with your eyes only – not moving your head – and just not reply at all. You can even smirk so they know you’re really listening.
- Be short with them.
Instead of all out ignoring them, you can just be really short with them. This means you can still reply to them, but keep your comments short and uninterested. What this does is make them want to try even harder to get you to be nicer and open up to them more. They’ll sit and probe you for answers and when you barely give them anything, they’ll just want more.
- Don’t answer their questions.
When you start ignoring someone, they’ll start asking many questions. Why are you ignoring them? Are you mad? What’s wrong? Now, this may seem temping, but just ignore them. And if they’re only talking to you for the first time, ignoring their questions about you can make you seem mysterious and alluring. They’ll want to continue probing you for answers and it’ll be just what you want: their attention.
- Be formal with them only.
If you want to ignore them in a different way, you can ignore your friendship with them. Instead of talking like friends, pretend that they’re someone you’ve just met. Pretend you only know them in a formal way. Be polite. Be kind to them, but don’t talk to them like you’ve known them for a while. This can make them take a step back to reassess your relationship. They’ll want to get you to open up and warm up to them and they’ll try extra hard.
- Allow others to communicate to them for you.
You can even take it in a different direction and make other people talk to them for you if you still want to communicate with them while ignoring them at the same time. This is a really entertaining technique to use because you can still have conversations, but it’ll frustrate them and make them want to see and talk to you even more. Make sure you don’t make your messages very clear when you tell other people what to tell them because that’ll make it all the more frustrating and fun.
- Every once in a while, don’t ignore them.
You can’t solidly ignore someone for such a long period of time. Something that works even better to get their attention is to stop ignoring them from time to time. You can go from ignoring them one day to enjoying a hearty conversation where they’ll be trailing on your every word. This hot and cold behavior is what really hooks someone. And if you want to make them like you, then this is the way you have to ignore them.
- Make sure they know you heard them.
Acknowledging that you can hear what they’re saying and then deliberately not responding will drive them NUTS. If you want to get your crush to notice you by ignoring them, then this is definitely going to work. They’ll not only be confused, but they’ll want to know why you’re ignoring them. This will cause them to give you all kinds of attention in an attempt to make you respond to them. You’ll definitely have success with this method.
- Don’t tell them why you’re ignoring them.
Never give in. When you’re ignoring your crush, you never want to tell them why. It’ll get rid of all the mysteriousness that you’re putting out there. Instead, just pretend that you have no idea what they’re talking about. By acting like you’re not even ignoring them at all, it’ll drive them nuts and they’ll want to figure out why you act differently toward them and not other people. They’ll keep wondering and it’ll make you happy to have their attention.
- Have your friends ignore them too.
If you really want to take it to the next level, have your friends ignore them too! They’ll be flabbergasted as to why nobody is talking to them. It’ll make them talk to you way more and be even nicer. They’ll try to suck up to get on your good side and to get on your friends’ good side. This is always really fun to watch and they’ll definitely start thinking about you more and more.
- Stop ignoring them when you’ve won.
You can’t ignore someone you have a crush on forever. Not if you want to eventually date them, at least. You can only play hard to get for so long before people begin to lose interest. So once you’ve done it for a while and they’re completely hooked on you, stop ignoring them and work your magic. It’s time for you to engage with them and make sure their attention is on no one but you.
Ignoring someone you have a crush on isn’t a wise move, but pretending to ignore them is a great way to make them like you back. Practice these tips and they’ll be falling for you in no time.