Me asking my friend to save me a spot near my crush while i buy lunch in the cafeteria
my answer was :
"But i want to sit in front of him" .
I think that this sentence should be accepted !
In front is not as specific, you could be facing the other person or you could be both facing the same direction, like when sitting on a bus :)
In front of means di depan.
Except I want to sit facing her.