So you've got a crush – now what? You can watch their Instagram Stories and try to "accidentally" run into them while they're out. You can convince your mutual friends to create an event where you two can see each other. You can bring your A-game every time you leave your house on the off-chance you bump into them. Or here's another thought: If you want to hang out, send one of these casual texts to your crush and let them know. (Gasp!) Yes, it's scary. But it can be done in a way that's casual rather than a potentially catastrophic.
I've been bold approximately once in my life, and it was to ask my crush to get a drink. We'd been chatting on Tinder, and while I was in his neighborhood with my roommate, I decided to take the plunge. "I'm in the area," I said, "and I'd love to see you while I'm here if you're free." It paid off, because now he's my husband. (#JustSaying.) Though I had the benefit of having nothing to lose — no one would know if he turned me down, as we didn't have any mutual friends — there are plenty of casual texts you can send to your crush depending on your situation.