Have you ever been infatuated? Well if you have, you’d have noticed the following weird behaviours…
When you can’t help but break into a grin whenever the name of your crush comes up in conversation. And then when your friends notice, you go like What, me, beaming like an idiot? Noway. There’s no way my cheeks are on fire right now…
When you’re on a never-ending emotional rollercoaster… Crushes are glorious, yes, but they also turn you into a frazzled ball of stress and tension and OMG do you think he likes me?! It’s 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 replaces your celeb crush as your number true crush! Step aside, Tiwa Savage, bobo has a new focus now! Lol. 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. Awwww! I understand, except that it’s still a crush though…
When you’re dying to know if the feeling is mutual… This is the part you play detective, even sending your friends to go and investigate in order to find out if he or she equally likes you. Eya! Well done, you hear?
When you have a mental catalog of everything they’ve ever said in your presence. You will start remembering all those bits and pieces of information such as: they forgot to do their math homework on Tuesday; their mom is a nurse; baseball practice was really grueling yesterday…
When you lose full command of the English language whenever you speak up in front of them. 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 them gets hyper-analyzed. He 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 they’ve 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 elaborate plan to tell them how you really feel, which may or may not ever be put into action. 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 thing they do is 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!