Flirting may not seem like a new option to you, but trust us, if you're still in the friend zone then you're obviously not flirting effectively. Perhaps you're being too subtle, and he or she isn't even noticing your advances. Or maybe your flirting comes across more as "just two friends goofing around". Either way, it's time to step it up a level. Next time you're talking to your crush, hold their gaze a little longer than you normally would. Compliment them to let them know that you think they look great tonight. It's small advances like this that will really get them thinking about you as a potential dating partner.