You try to crack jokes and tease them — but you accidentally end up insulting them.
You stare at them in order to show interest and hope they get the hint — but accidentally end up making them self-conscious instead.
You send mixed signals — and accidentally make them think you aren’t serious about wanting to date them.
You help them out with favors and run errands for them — and you accidentally trick them into thinking of you as only a friend.
You try to make them jealous by talking about all the people who like you — but you accidentally make them think you’re out of their league and they don’t stand a chance.
You make sarcastic, slightly mean comments — and accidentally make them think you hate them.
You focus on emotional intimacy over physical intimacy — and accidentally make them think you see them as a brother/sister.
You try to play hard to get by waiting a while to text back — but you accidentally end up chasing them away because they assume you aren’t interested.
You like all of their social media posts but never strike up conversations — and it accidentally looks like you’re only interested in their physical appearance.
You try to sound smart by dropping facts and using big words — but you accidentally come across as pretentious.
You give them constant advice — and it accidentally looks like you’re judging them and bossing them around.
You get too nervous to strike up a conversation with them and keep your distance — but they assume you’re trying to avoid them.