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How to Get Boys to Like You

Updated on August 6, 2011

Ah, there's a special guy, isn't there? Someone who makes your heart skip a beat when your eyes meet? Someone who makes your face break into a smile whenever you think of him? I bet he's incredibly cool, and nice, and talented... ugh! Swoon!

I bet you're wondering what it's going to take to get him to like you. Guuurlfrain, you have come to the right place! Seriously. Because there's a right way and a wrong way to go about making boys like you. And despite its mass market appeal, the dribble they're feeding you in girly magazines is not going to cut it.

Trust me. I'm good at stuff like this. I'm from the Internet. So let's proceed.

The choice is yours
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Take the Red Pill

We're going to have to start with the moment of truth, mes ami.

I'm going to offer you two pills. One is red, one is blue. If you want to continue living the easy life, one of fluff (and frustration and unfulfilled dreams, eventual disaffection... and bloating), take the blue pill and press the back button.

Still with me? Then you've taken the red pill approach. You sure? Well, there's no going back now.

What you've got to do is forget about him! You heard me! I don't want no more of this mooning business! I don't want to see a spot of pining. Not a smidgen! You need to forget about this guy, and then you need to beat him at his own game. It's that simple.


Forget Him!

You heard me! You need to forget about this guy! Stop sighing when he walks by! Stop pining! You're getting drool all over the carpet and I just steam cleaned the darn thing and it was a total hassle, so just stop. Stop.

Listen. If he were really into you, he would have probably shown some interest by now. If he's the shy or reticent type and is known for not reaching out on his own, obviously you would need to do some snooping on the subject, but this guide is about how to get a boy to like you, not how to get a boy who already likes you to confess his feelings, so we're both working with the somewhat disappointing reality that this guy doesn't return your affection.

Obviously you'd like to change his feelings about you, but that's pointless. He doesn't deserve you (the jerk) if he doesn't like you just the way you are. This means you need to move on. He's nothing to you. Really. If he's not into you, he's not into you. Trying to continue your campaign to win his affections is only going to damage your personal dignity and annoy him.


BEAT Him at His Own Game

Are you somewhat dismayed by the prospect of forgetting about this awesome guy? Don't worry. I have a fun project to keep you busy!

Your mission: to beat this boy at his own game. That's right, girly. I want you to be better than him. I want you to be cooler than him. I want you to blow this punk out of the frickin' water.

Chances are you're cooler than he is already, but that doesn't mean that you don't deserve a little extra self-improvement. I'm not asking that you become this guy- that you mirror his own talents and special abilities; that would be creepy. I'm simply suggesting that you develop your own sense of self worth and become every bit as cool, nice, fun, awesome, and smart as he is- and then some.

This is going to take a lot of time and effort, but you'd be surprised by how much energy and free time you'll have now that you're not mooning over some bogus looser. You'll wonder why you didn't give this a try earlier!



Maybe you're cross at me for luring you into this guide under the guise that I would help you get boys to like you, only to tell you to forget about boys entirely. Bear with me.

You see, pandering to guys by getting all desperate and clingy isn't going to help you in the boy department, unless you want to be a lifelong tool. You have to learn how to think for yourself. You must develop a strong sense of independence and self worth.

The Buddhists have this funny concept of enlightenment... they basically say that once you stop desperately wanting it and clinging to all your petty wants and needs in life, you achieve it. The key transcendence.

I'm advising you to do the exact same thing here, but only in the boy department. Simple! By the time you stop wistfully pining over these guys and develop a strong sense of self and a cool personality, they'll probably like you a lot more.

And hey, once you achieve this, you've already got the roadmap to enlightenment! Heck, Nirvana is just a hop, skip, and a jump away...

Got a better plan? Share it in the comments!

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      clint 4 years ago

      That whole ignoring someone tO get them to like u thing is complete bull. I just ignored someone for a month because of you and completely ruined a quality friendship. Thanks for nothing

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      There are much better guides for that elsewhere, Rebecca. I wish you the best of luck!

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      rebecca 5 years ago

      can you tell me how to get a boy friend.

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      Clayton 5 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      hahaha this was a wonderful read.

      so what happens when guys read this & get smarter about it?

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      ZANIKA O-SO-SWEET 5 years ago


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      HOTTY 5 years ago


      COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      I do not disagry, jade. I do not disagry.

      And true that, lotty!

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      lottty 5 years ago

      lol dis is jokes

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      jade 6 years ago

      that is shit you suck i did the oppeseat of that and i had sex with him year you herd me i had sex with him and we do it every night

      by the way FU you are an IDIOT


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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Goodness gracious O_O

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      emleeii101 6 years ago

      So l toats did this and its freaken amazin what boys will do to get what they think they cant have

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Heya Simone! First, YOU HAVE A GORGEOUS NAME! Second, it's great that you'll never need to use this tactic. Third, yes! I'm sure we've both been called "Simon" quite a lot.

      Ah, but Emma, if you followed all the steps properly, you might not care that it didn't work ;)

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      emma 6 years ago

      it diddint werk

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      Simone 6 years ago

      This was intresting... but I don't think I'll try it just because I don't think I seem clingy enough to have to do this.

      Oh, and my name is Simone, as well. I don't ever meet many other Simones, so this is nice. You have a lovely name! Though, unless you live in a French speaking community, I'm sure you have to sit through many misspellings and mispronounciations...

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      hmmm 6 years ago

      omg before i read this i did that exact thing and it worked it worked tooooo well that basically every one liked me so weird and now i found this website and i just had to commet IT DOES WORK YOU JUST NEED TO FACE THE TRUTH THE TRUTH IS WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW HOW TO GET IT

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      alyssa 6 years ago

      hiii im 9 years old i have a huge crush on this doy named ethan and he is also 9 so could u give me some advice ladies pleaseeeeeeee

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      SJulia 6 years ago

      This was helpful. But it freaked the freak out of me. You know why? My name is Simone as well...O_____O name stealer...jkjk, but seriously, my name IS Simone...

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      I'd make a point of not reinforcing clingy behavior (e.g. not immediately answering calls or responding to emails) to make oneself less of an ideal person to cling to. ^_^

      I imagine if one removes the BENEFITS of being someone to cling to, people might cling less!

      Of course, it never hurts to say that you need some space :D

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      cbpoet 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Nice hub Simone - What's your advice for a woman who tends to meet clingy guys besides get rid of him ...

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco


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      alwaysher05 6 years ago

      i did this and it worked!

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      kensehelm 6 years ago

      i am looking for a boy that is about my age and my height i want that bot to be nice,funny,and skinny

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Well, Ellie, the evidence you've presented sounds pretty favorable!

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      Ellie 6 years ago

      There's this boy and he just broke up with his girlfriend and I think he is so cute he put his arm round me the other day and he dropped his pen five times so I would look at him, anyway the winter dance at school is coming up do you think he likes me???

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      I agree with you, Allie.

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      allie 6 years ago

      i do not think you are understanding brittany...

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow. Brittany, who are you talking to...?

      And it sure does, Lea Kelly! Best of luck to you!

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      lea kelly 6 years ago

      um does this work because I reed it and I do not know

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      brittany 6 years ago

      i love u chiristian u are so a f ing hottie im going to park see ya there honey whatever when isee ya there okay i need to talk to u whenever if thats fine with u pookie face kissie face i hope u are there my litttle crazy friend

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      larissa 6 years ago

      i am so going to use your rules from now on because when i didnt use them i didnt know how i would survive the life of boys

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      stacy 6 years ago

      good,, very good advice!!!!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Yeeee- thanks so much Jennuhlee! I figured it might be a good way to change the strategy of gals who had something else in mind...

      And it often works that way, melbel! Silly world, this is. Works in such off ways!

      I'm glad you enjoyed reading the Hub, QudsiaP1! Hehee, it's an alternate strategy to consider, at any rate. Works for me, and worked in Down with Love, heheheee!!

      And I have no idea what you're talking about, Roy Perrin. The Matrix is a TOTAL chick flick. You're quite right though- there are SO many awesome guys out there. And goodness gracious, I love a man in a uniform.

      Thanks 50 Caliber! The road absolutely DOES travel both directions.

      I appreciate your stopping by, bruceleevn!

      And you've gotta mix it up, eh Ebower! Thanks for your kind words !

      You are right, KateWest. It's not easy. But I think it's a pretty decent way to address the issue... I mean, NOTHING about affection is easy, so it's all about finding the lesser evil, right?

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      KateWest 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Easier said than done, but all too true. Thanks for the great advice!

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      'He's Just Not That Into You' and 'The Matrix' references in the same hub? Kudos! Oh yeah; the advice about becoming someone guys will like is killer as well. Voted up and awesome!

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      bruceleevn 6 years ago from viet nam

      hii,i like your hub,i feel it very interesting ,thanks!

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      50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

      There's a great hub and the road travels both directions, transcendence is good for all. I'm old and single, I enjoyed a lot of heart broke tools, don't be one, the dirty old man

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      Roy Perrin 6 years ago from Jacksonville, NC

      Great writing as usual Simone! Kind of funny that you would use a analogy to the Matrix- a truly "guy movie" but you made it work. Good advice too. I can assure you that there are plenty of other guys out there who would like you jsut for who you are now. Heck there are 200K Marine in the Marine Corps, nearly a million in the Army and I don't know how many in the Navy and Air Force. That's just servicemembers (granted they're not all men) but military service members make up only some 3-5% of the total population! Talk about fish in the sea! Anyway, voted up and funny, good job!

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      QudsiaP1 6 years ago

      Hahaha, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It was certainly more interesting then the trash they fill magazines with.

      The next time I like a guy, I am sooo using your rules. ;)

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      Melanie Palen 6 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      Ah, great advice, so true. Alas, there are still pangs in my heart. So you're saying if I stop desperately wanting something, I'll get it? So THAT will get his attention -- I'll work on that!

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      Jennuhlee 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I had a feeling that despite the cliche name you'd have a great hub, love how the title misleads the reader. Great hub, very important and useful information. Desperation is never the way, great writing here. I'm loving your style!