Sit down. Grab a pen. Get ready for your life to change. Implement any one or even all five of these strategies into your dating life and prepare to see instant results. Here's how you can tell him how you really feel.
1. Just tell him
Sometimes the most effective answer is the most obvious one. It's a painful option to consider because it means you'll have to make yourself feel vunerable in front of him. But, if you want results, this option is for you!
This method is so effective it also gets the number 2 slot. Men are simple creatures; respect that simplicity with simple words: "I like you," or, "I'm breaking up with you," or, "Stop telling your parents we're 'practically engaged.' I met you two weeks ago."
3. Just tell him
Seriously, just open your mouth, dial his number, send him an email or do whatever you have to do to just tell him how you feel. In the words of JohnBareilles, "Say what you need to say; I wanna see you be brave."
4. Just tell him
It's nice of you to be worried about his feelings, but leading him on (or leading yourself on) will cause more damage to him (or you) in the long run than if you would just immediately tell the poor boy how you feel. An effort to "be nice" is often just an excuse to push the awkward situation to the back of your mind, hoping it will magically resolve itself.
Men have a hard time understanding hints, subtle body language and subliminal messages. You have 2 options: either you just tell him how you feel and enjoy your newfound closure (whether postive or negative), or you try to get the message across some other way. If you choose the latter, make sure to leave enough time in your schedule to be utterly confused. While you may be in a constant state of anxious anticipation, your male may just be thinking about football, engines or chopping wood.
David Snell is a writer for the FamilyShare team, specializing in humor writing. He's trilingual (English, Spanish and Movie Quotes), passionate about all things communication and is always up for learning something new.