Grace gets NERVOUS around her CRUSH

We have some loyal fans and Grace, 12, is one of them. Here's her question.

Dear PLS,
I REALLY REALLY REALLY like this boy and I think he likes me too. He whistles and plays with his hair and turns away when I'm coming. But, me, I COMPLETELY forget what I'm saying, who I'm talking to, and everything except my brain telling me "HE'S THERE!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" How can I calm my nerves?
Grace, 12

Who hasn't felt completely tongue-tied when they are face-to-face with their crush? But Grace wants to know what to do about it. Let's give her our best advice.

Think pink!


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Anonymous Little Miss Singer/Actress said...

Ok,I feel TOTALLY bad for you and what I have to say is.....act like you were already talking to him.Say for instance,Forrest walked up to Jemma and started talking to her.Jemma couldact like she was already talking to him but they were restarting the conversation{OK i KNOW it sounds wierd but bare with me here LOL}.

September 3, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just become good friends with him first it will make him trust u more and u'no how u r with friends u can talk 2 each other without a problem. so u will be more confident talking to him 2 then see how things go on from then. look 4 signs like looking at u 4 more than 2 seconds or as u said flipping his hair or whisteling but thats only if things go great just being friends.

Question Gal xoxo

September 3, 2010 at 8:41 AM  
Anonymous lil_mizz thing said...

Just be your self even though you like him.Just have fun and talk to him there's more to life than boys

September 3, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Chloe said...

Keep in mind he's just a person. And he's going through the same thing when he sees YOU!

September 3, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Analise said...

Just talk to him or wear more self-flatterung clothes to get him to notice you!

September 3, 2010 at 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't keep it bottled up forever! You just have the believe in yourself!Don't make it a problem for too long,ok? One day, you just have to speak your feelings out,girl!

September 3, 2010 at 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i no what you want i have been in your place before and i wore some clothes that really made me feel good with my self and i just let it all out to him that i was really nervouse and had deep feelings for him and if he says yes then you will feel much more confident.....xxxxx

September 3, 2010 at 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just ask him out!!!! Then youll know for sure and if you dont feel comfortable then get one of your friends to do it TRYST ME ITS SOO WORTH IT WHEN YOU GET A GREAT GUY!!!

September 3, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just think of him as the poster of justin beiber...(edward cullen, jake black, other cute ppl on a poster... ect.) or a good friend... hope this helped =D

September 3, 2010 at 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Abbie said...

I heard a lot of people saying they read the whole book online, but I can only see the first chapter. Why?

September 4, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Anonymous kofi said...

do you go to friends?

September 4, 2010 at 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Josie said...

You could try not looking him straight in the eyes, and remember he's just a guy!

September 4, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
Anonymous GrammarGeek said...

Try to guess what he's gonna say when he's walking towards you and think of what to say in response.
(hope I helped)

September 4, 2010 at 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Hollywood said...

Look at him in the eyes and focus on someplace cool (meaning breezy) Pretend your eating 2 degree icecream. And that hes just one of your friends. You can laugh if you lightly giggle and have something to "blame it on".
Hope I helped ( :

September 5, 2010 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

k girl first off FLIRT FLIRT FLIRT with him as much as u can but b4 u ask him if he likes u, become a friend that he can trust with secerts and stuff

September 5, 2010 at 10:46 PM  
Anonymous OGO said...

Ok, so I thought the same thing when one of my old crushes did the same things, but you should be carefull. Don't just asume he does like you, flirt, become his friend do what u can to make him like you, but be carefull as I said b4, let him make the first move towards something more serious, other wise, you could end up getting your heart broken.

September 6, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Anonymous sienna said...

don't worry! tlk to him,thn ask him if he likes u. if it go's great,ask him out! if u hav courage, he will to. that's what i did! and he said yes!

hope i helped!

September 7, 2010 at 12:59 PM  
Anonymous Grace 12 said...

Thanks, guys. I don't know if it's going to get much better, cuz my sis started going out when she was a freshman in high school. But, thanks again for all your help!!!

September 10, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Elda said...

I always get tounge tied and never figure out how to solve that type of problem when my crush is around me!!! Just 1 thing be yourself.... Even though u get touge tied just try to b yourself!!!!

September 10, 2010 at 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just act like you don't see him, and when they look away, you look away. I think if you mimic them, then maybe they'll think your cool.

September 11, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry grace i feel the same way when i see or talk to my crush just smile and just think before u actually talk because it is very embarrassing when u say the wrong thing!

September 12, 2010 at 2:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


September 16, 2010 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger zurayma said...

Don't worry grace yous't smile and say hellow to him that's wat i do

September 16, 2010 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger zurayma said...

smile at him

September 16, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear grace,
okay who doesnt get nervous in front of her crush?? its totally normal...
just smile and think befor you talk...

September 22, 2010 at 7:26 AM  
Anonymous Mickayla said...

Hey who isn't nervous around their crush? I have the same problem as you girl so I get it. I'm just starting out as friends and seeing where it goes from there. I think you should do that, too. If he's worthy of you, then he will come to you. And if he isn't then, you can find someone WWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY better girl.

Scared 4 period

September 23, 2010 at 7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's okay grace, i found my boyfriend by smiling at him, and then saying " Hi_" it works. Find things in common with him. Start by being his friend. If he won't even be your friend, you can do way better girl! He'll come to you if he truly likes you.
Hope you get him!

September 27, 2010 at 9:23 PM  
Anonymous jenn said...

dont worry! i felt the same way about MY crush. then my teacher assigned seats and then we sat right next to each other. at first i felt scared out of my life. then we started to talk and everything was fine! what im trying to say is that u should try to find a way to get to know him better and u 2 might be really good friends!

October 3, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Anonymous alicecullen is AWESOME said...

it's OK. it happens to a lot of people, and even me! i was in second grade whaen this happened, (long time ago) and i liked my bff's brother. well i told her, then she blurted it out on the bus! ( p.s i told her not to tell anybody) andwe r not friends now.

October 5, 2010 at 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Kiako said...

It`s really no big deal.
You`ve got to remember that the guy`s HUMANE...
So when you`re close to him close your eyes take a deep breath count to ten and look at him with eyes unclouded buy Love. You might find out that the perfect guy isn`t so perfect. So before you freak out, stop, think and breath!!!

October 6, 2010 at 6:12 AM  
Anonymous lyssie said...

i thought this one guy liked me since he always stared at me and my friends said he looks like he likes u so i asked him out and he said he didnt want to date anyone
wat does that mean???!!!!

October 13, 2010 at 10:51 PM  
Anonymous soph said...

I think you should tell him that you have a crush on him.

October 17, 2010 at 4:16 PM  
Anonymous XxXDayummZoeyy:)XxX said...

uhh the best thing you can do is get him to come over and hang out as friends then get to know him then tell hm how you feel and let feelings take it from there:)

October 18, 2010 at 9:39 PM  
Anonymous ***sad eyes*** said...

OMG..!!! i feel the same way....exept the guy i like looks at me and i look at him back....but any ways he doesnt talk to me but he talks to my BFF!! i feel really lonely but wut i do and u should do is smile at him an talk to him like he has been ur bff for awhile and maybe if u and his friendship goes longer then a month call him ur "BFF" and hug him when ever u see him and maybe in a month or 2 ask him if he likes u.!!!!!!so praticly its a 2 an a half month procedure!:] just follow wut ur heart tells u too instead.!

October 21, 2010 at 4:38 PM  
Anonymous leehanne said...


October 29, 2010 at 8:49 PM  
Anonymous izza said...

lyssie, maybe hes just not ready yet, that doesnt mean he doesnt like u.........

November 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM  
Anonymous izza said...

well so do i, and guess wat? i think he likes me to. try sitting beside him at lunch, or just try to talk to him. the guy i like, sits beside me at lunch, and we play together at recess. we became friends. hope this helps u

November 10, 2010 at 6:02 PM  
Anonymous lyssie said...

Thanks izza i thought it was me any one need help ill try to anwser ur ?as soon as i can. Im lyssie and i want to help.

November 15, 2010 at 3:02 AM  
Anonymous izza said...

thanks lyssie! :) and ur welcome

November 17, 2010 at 11:42 PM  

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