When you have a crush on someone, you want to be around that person all the time and always dream about you two become a sweet couple. But what if things take another direction? What if you do not get that person's attention or worse what if your crush just ignores you. Surely, it is devastating. But here we get all the tips you need to get this situation right under control.
What to Do If Your Crush Ignores You
Wait and see
If you crush on somebody and make your intention clear, they may first ignore you to make sure they do not misinterpret the signals you send, to overcome the shyness, or to digest this whole thing properly. This is not a bad thing. Just be cool and give that person short but warm smiles when you catch each other's eyes. If that special one is also interested, he or she will approach you after some time.
Put in more efforts
If you dream of having a future relationship with your crush, at least one of you should be putting some efforts, and in this case that would be you. Even if your crush is ignoring you, continue talking to him or her the way you would normally do. For example, if you are classmates, continue talking about your group projects and assignments.
It is totally normal to get angry and feel so much hurt if your crush ignores you. It is one of the worst feelings one could ever experience, especially for a girl. Resist the feeling of getting angry and frustrated; instead, transform that negative energy into positive one by improving yourself and wishing good things for your crush especially if you two belong to the same group of friends. That is a great tip of what to do if your crush ignores you because you try to draw his or her attention with a better version of you.
Keep it casual
If your emotions for your crush are too obvious, he or she might get scared and try really hard to avoid you. So be causal, have patience and make things progress gradually. For example, if you are classmates in Spanish class, instead of asking her for dinner alone like having a date, you can casually ask her to have some snacks by saying “Spanish class is fun, but it really drives me nuts. Do you want to go to the newly opened food park? I heard they serve good enchiladas.”
Play the "ignore" game
What to do if your crush ignores you? Just ignore them back smartly and tactically. For a few days, show how badly you want to talk to them, try to call or text them and send them various gifts. Then disappear suddenly. Stop calling, don’t even look at them when you pass by, hang out with other friends happily and make sure your crush see how happy you are. This contrast will definitely make your crush think about you and be curious enough to approach you and ask what's going on. Better, this may make your crush jealous and realize his or her true feelings for you.
Be with your friends
If your crush ignores you, your mood will definitely be affected. Getting around with your friends can distract you from it for some time and fuel you with positive energies. Besides, friends will always be there to listen and to help you find more ways to attract your crush or help you forget and move on.
Don’t let it get to you
Being ignored by a crush will make you feel like there is something terribly wrong with you. You may experience shame and low self-esteem issues, but don’t let it consume you and always remember there is nothing wrong with you. Do take care of yourself, continue doing the things that make you happy and strive harder to achieve your goals.
Have a face to face talk
Another tip on what to do if your crush ignores you is to have an open and sincere talk. Set a place and time so that you can sit down and talk comfortably. If your crush refuses to talk to you, pick an appropriate time to approach him or her and the best time is when he or she is alone and doesn't rush to anywhere. It will really take a lot of courage from you to go straight up to your crush, confess your feelings and ask why you are ignored. Get ready for all kinds of answers, especially those that will hurt your feelings.
Know when to let go of a crush
Ignoring you is kind of a clear sign that your crush is not into you but you can still make one more try to make things work. However you really should let go and move on if the followings happen:
If your crush is dating someone else. Doing something to break up a couple is a big no-no.
If all those close to you and your crush tell you that you should back off. As the saying goes, the onlookers see clearly.
If your crush is mean to you. There is no reason to stay with someone who looks down on you and treats you badly.
If you’ve done everything and still nothing happens, it’s time to let go. The sooner you let go, the sooner you move on.