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On Austin & Ally‘s latest episode, Laura Marano‘s onscreen alter ego, Ally, had to deal with her more-than-friends feelings for guy BFF Austin. We chatted with her about the awkwardness of crushing on a guy friend and other crush tips. She spilled her top three tips for keeping your cool when you’re around your crush!

“Three easy ways to keep your cool around your crush are to talk about things you both like, keep the conversation light and fun, and don’t be afraid to make fun of yourself with humor, of course!”

What do you think of Laura’s tips? What are YOUR top three tips for keeping cool around a crush? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter (#crushtalk)!