Making the first move isn’t always as easy as Kem or Montana make it look on Love Island. Telling someone you’re interested can be a huge leap out of your comfort zone. Often, the fear of rejection outweighs the reward, and it’s a risk only the bravest are willing to take.

But as well as the chance of a potential relationship, by putting yourself out there, you can walk away – regardless of the outcome – having learned a lot about yourself. Insecure thinking is the one thing that’s stopping you from moving forward, so it’s time to dig out your inner Love Island-contestant ego and train your mind to bust the fear of rejection.

Courage and confidence can be huge turn-ons – so our mindfulness expert Clare Dimond is here to help you gain self-confidence and think positively when telling your crush how you feel.

Do you have any stories about making the first move? We'd love to hear from you! 

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