You don’t need to play hard to get, but try not to be too available. If you are popping up everywhere they look like some kind of whack-a-mole they may freak out. Keep a little mystery and it’ll leave them wanting more.
The best way to show someone that you aren’t interested is to talk to them about your relationship issues. Talking about other people you’ve dated, ex-girlfriend and ex-boyfriend talk is all off limits. They don’t want to hear about your ex, I promise you.
If they start to talk to you about their relationship issues, give them some quick advice and turn the conversation around. Something like, “you’re too good for them anyway” should do the trick. If you cut them off in a playful way, they will get the hint and know that you are into them.
Without totally crowding their personal space, try to get in a little closer. Lean in when you guys are talking, just don’t smother them. And make sure you have some gum on you. Bad breath is always a deal breaker.
Laughing is the key to someone’s heart. Make them laugh and make sure to laugh at all of their jokes as well. Laughing is also prime time to touch their arm or knee to create some skin-to-skin contact.
If you find an opportunity to have an inside joke with one another, grab it! This will be a great way to bond and keep the banter going. Never let that inside joke die and hopefully you’ll find many other jokes together.
If you see an article that reminds you of them, send it. They will know that you are thinking of them and it will mean a lot to them that you sent it over. Just don’t send them too many memes, links or pictures or they will think that you are desperate.
If you are out with with a group and they are there, make sure you make an effort to say good bye. If you work together, always greet them when you get in and check in at the end of your shift when you are about to leave. This will show them that they are important without being too much.