Nobody likes the feeling of wanting someone who has no clue that you feel that way about them. Some people will never develop enough courage to tell the person they are crushing on how they feel. However, others will go to almost any length to ensure their intended partner knows how much they like them. Many will also go the extra mile to convince the other that getting together is the best thing.
Season 2 of Africa Magic’s hit show, Shoot Your Shot, manages to bring secret admirers and their love interests together. The show allows one party to tell the other how they feel by helping them organise their thoughts and set romantic dates. While the show’s host, Bisola Aiyeola, gives them the support they need.
Since not all of us can get on the show and have a chance to shoot our shots romantically, here are five ways to catch your crush’s attention.
1. First, start by becoming friends:
If you are just eying your crush from afar, you must know that it would only count as ‘wasted effort’. The easiest way to get them to notice you and possibly fall for you is by starting a friendship. The friendship allows you to get to know them and decide whether or not what you feel is real. It will also give them a chance to get to know you and either develop feelings for you or be open to the idea.
2. Find out what they like doing, where they do it and follow suit:
Your friendship allows you to be privy to personal information about your crush, like their hobbies and interests. You can find out what hobbies you have in common and spend time with them doing those things. This gives them a chance to see you in a more likeable light and get them to inch closer to possibly giving you their hearts.
3. Send them flowers or food with ‘secret admirer’ notes:
If you are friends, you may want to slowly ease out of the friendzone by sending them gifts like flowers or edible arrangements. Those should come with cute and humorous letters with tiny details about things they like. You should start by first refusing to sign the note and slowly graduate to giving hints about who you are before finally revealing that you’ve been the secret admirer. May Cupid’s force be with you!
4. Always look and smell amazing whenever you are going to be around them:
This is a clear no-brainer. People may not fall in love with solely how you look, but it’s easier to bring them closer when you always look and smell good. Even though many people won’t admit it, everyone wants to be with someone other people also find attractive but can’t have. If you look and smell good all the time, your crush will love spending time with and around you.
5. If all else fails, simply tell them how you feel:
Sometimes, all this drama may not be necessary. If you have enough confidence, just tell them how you feel. Only three things will come from this. They either like you back, don’t like you back at all, or like you enough to see if they can try to feel the same. Either way, you’ll have a concrete answer and can decide what’s next for you.
Watch real lovers jump at a chance to tell their love interests how they feel in a romantic setting on Africa Magic’s Shoot Your Shot. The show’s second season airs every Sunday at 5:30 pm on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv Channel 151). Showcase is available to premium and compact plus subscribers. Upgrade now by dialling *121# or using the MyDStv App. For more information about the show, visit www.dstv.com/africamagic/en-ng/show/shoot-your-shot/.