How to Approach the Man You’re Interested In

He’s been on your mind for quite some time, but you just don’t know how to approach him for the first time. You may think it’s best to wait for him to make the initial move, but if he’s an introvert, you’ll be waiting for a long time. In order to start something new, it’s sometimes necessary for a woman to take charge and get the wheels moving. We surveyed a large amount of women who took the initiative to start a new relationship themselves. With their opinions in mind, we compiled some unique and effective ways to get closer to your love interest.

1. Get physical.

This is a very direct way to show that you’re interested in him. During conversations, patting his arm or tapping his back casually and playfully may bring the two of you closer. Be careful not to overdo it, though, or he may think you’re too touchy. One woman in her late teens explained, “I get closer and closer as the conversation develops” and another woman in her 20s told us, “I lightly slap him as if it’s a part of our comedic duo routine”. As you can see, not making it too obvious is the key to stepping into his personal comfort zone.