Have you ever been infatuated? Of course you have. And if you can be really frank with yourself, you’d have noticed some of the weird things going on in your mind. Anyway just to remind you as well as inform those who don’t know, read on below…

That moment when you can’t help but break into a grin every time the name of your crush comes up in conversations. And then  when your friends notice and ask if everything is alright, you will be like “what; of course everything is alright. I am totally not smiling because of him/her. I think my face is just twitching uncontrollably on its own…”


You will find yourself on a never-ending emotional rollercoaster… Crushes are glorious, yes, but they also turn you into a frazzled ball of stress and tension. You find yourself wondering- OMG do you think s/he likes me?! Trust us it can be pretty exhausting.

When you and your friends have a code name for your crush so you can talk about them without anyone finding out. Examples of such names are– Superman, Cupcake, Bieber.

When your crush take the place of your celebrity crush… Step aside, Tiwa Savage, bobo has a new focus now! It’s like you telling yourself that it’s time to focus on a real, flesh-and-blood human that you can actually converse with on planet Earth. The only problem is that just like your celebrity crush, the regular crush may not even know you exist!

You will be dying to know if the feeling is mutual… This is the part when you play detective and perhaps even asking your friends to help out by finding out if he or she equally likes you. Eya! Well done Sah o

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When you have a mental catalog of everything your crush have ever said in your presence. You tend to remember all those bits and pieces of information and try to piece them all together all to convince yourself that your crush actually love you.

When you lose full command of the English language whenever you speak up in front of your crush. You can’t help it. They make you nervous! Even if it’s something simple, like reading aloud in class or saying “hi” when you pass them in the halls, you get tongue-tied.

When your every interaction with your crush gets hyper-analyzed by the time you get home. So asked if you had any gum on Thursday morning, which could either mean he’s coming up with creative ways to talk to you because he likes you, or he’s subconsciously drawing attention to his mouth because he wants to kiss you, or he asked you for gum because he noticed you chewing gum because he was watching you… Or he actually just wanted gum. This was the subject of a hot debate  with your friends during break.

When you silently hate anyone else your crush has been involved with. You’re aware how silly this is, because they’re clearly not with any of their exes for a reason. But when your irrational little green jealousy monster creeps into your thoughts, she’s hard to ignore.

If you’re crushing on a friend, you’re constantly struggling with whether to tell them. You know that if they don’t feel the same way, your friendship could get awkward — and you’d never want to lose them. But if they do happen to like you the way you like them, it could change your entire life for the better.

When you have an elabourate plan to tell your crush how you really feel, but you never get to actually talk to them.  It involves some combination of sticking a handwritten note in their locker on Valentine’s Day, approaching them at the next school dance, and roping your friends in to stealthily find out if they’re currently crushing on anyone.


When you’ve already planned out your whole ~dream life~ together… First order of business: matching outfits at prom. Next up, you’ll date throughout college, spending summer breaks on vacation with each other’s families. Then you’ll support each other’s career dreams, get married, have two adorable babies and a golden retriever, and live happily ever after. It’s all gonna happen.

When everything your crush does is super cute. Eating a peanut and butter sandwich. Opening their locker. Breathing. They’re the cutest person you’ve ever met in your entire life. Duh!