Valentine’s Day is slowly creeping up on you. If you’re still deliberating on if you should tell your crush you like them, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for you to confess — the smarter way.

You might have some worries and anxiety about actually telling your crush you like him/her, but the start of anything new comes from bravery.

Skip sending a text to your crush. There is only so much emotion that words and emojis can convey. After all, the last thing you want is to be misunderstood.

So what should you do? Muster up the courage and take the leap, or you just might regret it. We don’t guarantee results, but at least you’ve taken a step in the right direction.

1. Say It Through Food

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They say the way to any person’s heart is through good food. Take your crush out to a great restaurant or cafe (check out Fave and get up to 4.5% cashback).

What if you are looking to treat your crush to a romantic candlelight dinner, but don’t know how to cook? No worries! You can always have a look at what yummy offers Foodpanda (up to 9% cashback) has to offer and get a bottle of wine (just to make it classy) from Wine Talk (up to 5% cashback) to go with the food.

While you are dining and making conversation, you can ease your way into telling your crush how you actually feel.

2. An Adventure With You

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Is your crush the adventurous type? Why not take him/her on a camping trip or even explore a cave together? Imagine confessing to your crush while being surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature. Sounds unique and beautiful, right? Check out Adventoro (up to 4% cashback) for the perfect adventure that you could take your crush on!

3. Time To Get Artsy

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Love letters may seem like a relic of the past, but something handmade will definitely make your confession more sincere than a tag on Instagram. You could come up with a little craft project, like a decorated shoebox with little memories of the two of you (think movie ticket stubs and polaroid pictures of the two of you) or paint over a jigsaw puzzle with a special message of your own. You can find craft essentials that you will need on Lazada (up to 11% cashback).

4. The Love Of A Bookworm

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Does your crush love books? If you have the money and the space, you could be like the Beast and get a library for your crush. If you don’t, you could leave a little note in one of their favourite books. Or you could get them a book they have always wanted and highlight a special message for them! Check out Kinokuniya (up to 6% cashback) and Book Depository (up to 4% cashback) for that special book.

Book Suggestions For Your Crush:

  • Fiction:
    • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen — the classic love story between headstrong Elizabeth and prideful Mr Darcy that has endured through the ages.
    • Before Sunrise by Richard Linklater — not technically fiction, but a script of a brilliant movie about two young twenty-somethings, Jesse and Celine, who meet on a train and decide to spend a night together in Vienna. This film series spans over three films (that was each made 9 years after the other film, one in 2004, and the other in 2013) in real time.
    • The Course of Love by Alain de Botton — a novel by philosopher Alain de Botton, who also has a YouTube channel called “The School of Life”, this story is about a couple’s journey through love, from the first time you fall in love, through what it takes to maintain love.
  • Non-Fiction:
    • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman — find out about how you love and what your love language is.
    • Dataclysm: Love, Sex, Race, and Identity – What Our Online Lives Tell Us about Our Offline Selves by Christian Rudder — great for if your crush is interested in how the advent on social media has affected us in our love lives and more.
    • A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis — getting you to read about the science of love

5. Can You Find The “X”?

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Have so many memories with your crush that you don’t know where to start from? Why not form a treasure hunt with the memories? Hide little clues at places that the two of your like to frequent. The clues could be pictures, quotes from movies that you love or even lyrics to favorite songs! Let the clues guide your crush to the big treasure: your confession! For essentials to get you started, head on over to Lazada (up to 11% cashback).

6. When Social Media And Romance Collide

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Assuming that you and your crush share loads of goofy selfies and videos on social media, why not compile them together into a video montage? Then, invite your crush over to your place for a movie (or rent a venue outside with a mobile projector you bought off 11street). You can even add in the starting credits of an actual movie to trick them before the actual video plays! This will add a nice element of surprise while also instilling this sense of nostalgia and romance for when you say “I love you”.

7. The Edible Bouquet

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Candlelight dinner too much of a cliché for you? Then let’s kick it up a notch with a food bouquet! We are sure you have seen those epic bouquets (and confessions!) that have gone viral on social media. Why not do the same when confessing to your crush? For foodie bouquets, you could either make something from scratch or order your crush’s favorite food from Foodpanda (up to 9% cashback).

8. Go Sky High

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If the two of you are not afraid of heights, why not take your crush on a hot air balloon ride? Imagine being surrounded by clouds and a stunning view when you confess your feelings. It will surely sweep your crush off his/her feet!

9. Let The Music Speak

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Everyone uses Spotify these days. So use it to your advantage! It may seem cheesy, but it definitely works as music can speak to the heart. So make your playlist and choose your songs wisely before you send it to your crush!

10. Airing Out Your Feelings

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Another interesting bouquet you could do is a balloon bouquet. It is a very easy bouquet to make! All you need is some balloons, a market pen and an expressive mind. If you can get some helium air, then that would be great as well! If not, blowing up the balloons using a normal air pump will do. Next, write your feelings on the balloons and then give the bouquet to him/her. You can find all you need on Lazada (up to 11% cashback) to make this bouquet.

11. To The Beach

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A very cliché way to confess, but if your crush loves the beach, then why not? You could go for a stroll along the beach and confess your feelings against the setting sun. Or you could write you write it in the sand!

So what are you waiting for? Use any of these tips and sweep your crush off his/her feet this Valentine’s Day! Now is not the time for you to hide your feelings anymore.

Do you have any other smart ways to confess to your crush? Leave us a comment below!

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