Relationship Advice

Coco Arcand, Writer

Dear Coco,

What should I do if I really like someone and I don’t know if they like me back? 

 

Dear Anonymous,

I think the best way to figure out if someone has feelings for you is to become friends before anything else. Try to spend as much time as you can with them, so you get a better sense of who they are, what they like, and if they would truly be a good match for you. Once you have established yourself as a close friend, it is time to start thinking about admitting your feelings. I find the best way to do this is to be outright, and truly tell them how you feel, whether it be in person or over text. Let them know that you like them more than a friend, but also clarify that you still want to remain friends even if they do not feel the same way. Although telling someone you like them can be scary, this honesty will give you the chance to know the truth. If you never admit your feelings, you will always be left wondering if they feel the same way and are simply too scared to say it first.