You might be getting clean, but the conversation doesn't have to be. "Why it works: Find a shared interest to strike up an instant connection with your crush.
Whether it's a sporting event, a new episode of a TV show you love, or an album that just dropped from your favorite artist, spark a natural conversation by connecting over what you have in common. Suggest you check out your shared interest together next time."My dog/cat misses you!
Whatever you call them, flirty text messages are the reality for most people dating in 2017.
And text message flirting can be just as scary as in-person flirting.
Plus, if you and your crush are in the friend zone, or you aren't going on dates just yet, this hints that you could be looking for more.
"Why it works: A post-workout text is a classic way to get your crush thinking about you in some steamier situations.You should stop by (so I can show you off)."Why it works: On the surface, you've got a low-pressure invitation to a group hang out.But you're also slyly suggesting that you're proud to be involved with — or almost involved with — the cutie in question."Why it works: It might go without saying, but be sure to send this one along with a perfectly curated selfie.For those of you trying to steer a platonic friendship in a more flirtatious direction, this works best dropped into the middle of a regular conversation.Check out more here."I have so much to do, but I keep getting distracted thinking about you."Why it works: Whether or not you're actually super busy, let your crush know that they're on your mind, even when you're supposed to be thinking of something else.