ASK AESHIA | He Likes Me, Now What?


QUESTION | I was walking into a party with a few friends and spotted this incredibly cute guy hi-fiving the DJ. I was trying to stay engaged with my friends but I couldn't stop thinking about how attractive he was. As I was leaving the party, someone touched my hand and tugged me gently in the opposite direction and... it was him! I couldn't believe it. My heart was racing like crazy and I can't even remember what I said. He was very sweet and we exchanged numbers on the spot. I don't want to rush anything or mess this connection up, so what should I do? 

ANSWER | It's perfectly normal to feel nervous around a guy that you're attracted to. That's part of the reason why meeting a new crush is so exciting. You can shake off the nerves by knowing that he is probably just as nervous as you are. So play it cool. Since you both exchanged cell numbers, set up a time to talk (not text). I know this may sound old school, but although Instagram and Snapchat are a great cheat sheet for dating, talking on the phone is actually the best way to genuinely get to know someone. Once you decide to hang out in person, present the best you possible. Pick out a stylish, but comfortable outfit, rock your favorite hairstyle and wear minimal makeup so he can see the real you. There is no right or wrong way to walk, flip your hair, or bat your eyes. Guys know what they like. You don't have to try too hard to make him fall for you. If he is interested in getting to know you, he is already attracted to your outer appearance. Now he wants to get to know what's in your mind and in your heart. So show him how naturally awesome you are. Hope this helps! @aeshiadevorebranch

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