How To Tell Someone You Like Them Without Saying It

So there’s this person you like and you don’t know how to tell them. You’ve probably had difficulty getting that amazing person off your mind for a few minutes. Relax, I’ll reveal to you how to tell someone you like them without saying it.

Telling someone you like them is not as easy as many people think until they are in that position. It can be scary that most people might want to avoid it.

That’s nothing to be ashamed of, by the way. It’s just your body and mind urging you to pursue your instincts and get all loved-up with the source of those feelings.

However, you might feel shy about opening up on your true intentions. Maybe you’re just scared that the person might not appreciate it.

It’s perfectly normal to feel that way. However, it doesn’t make any sense to live the rest of your life wondering what could have happened if you tried.

Therefore, I’ll be showing you effective and subtle ways you can use to tell someone you like them without actually saying it.

  1. Use Compliments

Yes! Compliment their looks, clothes, accessories, actions, and every other feature you can.

Let them know how great their hair or skin looks and tell them you’d love to know their secret.

Besides letting them know you’re interested in them, complimenting them will also improve your chances of finally getting together.

However, you be careful and avoid looking goofy.

Repeating the same compliments each day will make you sound like a broken record and also send the wrong signals.

Also, avoid flattery because lying to them will put them off in the long run.

Instead, you should look out for details that other people are bound to miss about their features and emphasize those details when making compliments.

  1. Give Them Special Attention

You can tell people you like them without saying it by giving them special attention.

One of the ways to achieve that is to call and text them frequently. You could also dedicate a healthy amount of time to chatting with them.

Also, pay extra attention to them whenever you hang out with other people.

You should be careful though. Remember, the idea is to remain subtle. So, calling them too often might put them off and make you look like some sort of creep.

So ensure to get their permission first before you contact them. Also, inform them ahead of your calls when possible.

  1. Surprise Them With Gifts

You’ll hardly find a better way to express your intention to someone you like than by giving them gifts.

You don’t need an expensive gift or break the bank just because you are trying to make an impression. You should pay more attention to the symbolic value of any gift you make rather than its cash value.

So pay attention to the person and find out their likes and interests. This way, you’ll know whether they would prefer a new pair of drumsticks or tickets to the Super Bowl.

Don’t forget. For this strategy to be more effective, you must give them gifts when they are unexpected. Giving them those gifts only on their birthdays or special occasions could make it harder for them to realize your intentions.

  1. Mirror Their Style

If you really like them, something they were or are doing must have attracted you.

Was it the way they walked, sounded, dressed, or carried themselves? Identify exactly what it was that made you so interested in them.

Begin to do the same thing, unless you were already doing that before you met them.

The key here is to mirror them so well that it becomes impossible for them to not notice.

Wear the same sweater as their favorite. Put the same effort they do into cheering their favorite teams. Follow the same people they do on social media. Volunteer at any charity they support.

Even if you can’t put a finger on the one quality that attracted you to them, you can mirror any features that you have noticed that they usually display.

Mirroring them will help you better understand the way they think so that you can develop similar interests to theirs.

  1. Get closer to them

Giving every other subtle hint you can think of without getting closer to the person you like will probably not yield the desired results.

Make the effort to stay as close to them as possible whenever you find yourself in public gatherings.

By getting nearer to them, you are telling them that you find them appealing, and their presence comfortable.

Also, invite them to popular events yourself. Don’t just assume they will be there. Be sure to remind them as often as you can. This way, they will know that you are more interested in spending time with them at the event.

However, you have to watch out for signs that you are beginning to get too close for comfort to avoid ruining your chances.

  1. Hint Their Friends

Word quickly gets around. So, giving subtle hints or telling your crush’s friends that you like them is an effective way to tell people you like them without saying it.

Compliment them often in the presence of their close friends. They’ll get the hint this way.

Their friends can let them know how you feel about them. That way, you‘ll soon find out if they feel the same way too from their behavior without facing actual rejection.

However, you must remain subtle about this. Don’t give away your true intentions to their friends to avoid looking desperate.

If they start giving you hints, make your intentions known to them. If they start acting uncomfortable around you or giving you space, then it’s probably best to move on!


Now you know how to tell someone you like them without saying it. Thinking that your crush may not feel the same way about you may make you want to hide your face.

Sometimes, you just have to look at the bigger picture. Even if the feeling isn’t mutual, it’s not the end of the world.

So stay positive, and never give in to the temptation to rush things.

Good things take time to build.

Stay true to yourself!

I wrote an article on how to find true love and dating with a purpose. You might want to read those articles too.