2. Hint. Before you two get too close and pass the “I love you as a friend” line or become too much of a brotherly figure, you need to give her hints that you might like her more than as a friend. Simple harmless flirts, comments, something that would make her tell you that you’re sweet, but also make her think a moment longer about the comment and wonder if there is another deeper meaning to it all.
- This is very tough to do with words, because you don’t want to make her think you’re friends just in order to get in a relationship. In the beginning, stick to flirting with your body. Don’t pass up that chance to sit shoulder-to-shoulder with her. Look her in the eye, and smile a lot. If you’re really comfortable with her, try tickling her (on her sides or under her arms) or giving her a piggyback ride.
- Gradually move on to flirting with words. Tell her how much you admire her. Tell her how special she is to you. Tell her she makes your day easier to get through. But remember, a little hinting goes a long, long way! If you’re gushing to her every twenty minutes, she could begin to feel uncomfortable as friends and start to distance herself from you.
3. Be a shoulder to lean on. Be someone whom they can always turn to for reliable advice. If you’re there when times get rough, and help her through them, she’ll look at you like a problem-solver and trust you more. You’ll also be someone she feels safe and secure around.