Having a crush is a rite of passage for everyone, and it can happen at any age. One universal thing about crushes is that it can make one behave in bizarre and sometimes cringe-worthy ways. Five girls have shared their crush stories with us. In this article, they let us know the most cringe-worthy thing they have ever done when they had a crush.
Here are the stories.
1. NOT SO SECRET ADMIRER
“For the senior class fundraiser, they were selling carnations around Valentine’s Day, and it got into my head that I should send one to the guy I liked. Because we were friends and had class together, he knew my handwriting, so I paid this junior girl on my bus five dollars to write out the card from a ‘secret admirer.’ I did this every year we were in high school! Our friend told him what I was doing, so he definitely knew. Awkward!”
-Cassie, Gorham, Maine
2. AN ATHEIST IN CHURCH?
“I joined the Bible study club because my crush was in it — and I was openly an atheist. But I woke up early every Tuesday morning to eat bagels and talk about god, and act like I was “curious” about “philosophy of religion,” when it was actually just an extra hour I got to spend trying to make eye contact with him.”
-Clara, Washington, D.C.
3. TAKING OUT THE TRASH
“Freshman year of college, the guy I had a crush on lived across the hall from our dorm’s trash room. I used to take out the trash when it was only somewhat full if I thought he might be in the hallway coming back from class. If I had mistimed it, I’d make a separate trip for the recycling. I thought I was getting away with it, but at the end of the year my roommate told me, ‘I can always tell when things are going well with John because you never let the trash pile up.’”
-Megan, San Diego
4. COLLEGE APPLICATIONS OR BADLY PHOTOSHOPPED PICTURES?
“When I was 18, I photoshopped together pictures of me at my cousin’s wedding and my crush at a dance, so I could see what we’d look like at prom. I hid it in a folder on my computer called ‘College Applications’ so no one would ever see.”
-Devin, New York City
5. SOLD BY A CUTE CAMPUS TOUR GUIDE
“I decided to apply early to the college I ended up attending because the campus tour guide was a super handsome pre-med student who had mastered walking backward and being charming while talking to parents. Making a major lifelong decision for a crush is definitely the craziest thing I’ve done. I saw him on campus the next few years but never had the guts to actually talk to him.”
-Dana, New York City