Unrequited love – it might feel crushing in the moment, but it makes for some hilarious stories once our wounds have healed
Let’s be honest, all of us have experienced unrequited love at one point.
Writer Nicole Cliffe, took to twitter to ask people for their most embarrassing stories of unrequited love, and as usual Twitter did not fail to deliver.
Some were weird:
From rancid love burritos…
I thought it would be romantic to leave my high school dumper a Taco Bell bean and cheese burrito in his mailbox. In the summer. When he wasn't home yet. He did not find it romantic, or take me back.— Natalie B. Compton (@NatBCo) March 20, 2018
To forced *ahem* ‘love letters’…
I told a TA I had a crush on that I needed a letter of recommendation for an internship when I did not. Let him write a bunch of nice things about me, then just opened it and read it. I still have it somewhere.— Alison Cherry (@alison_cherry) March 19, 2018
Some were weirder:
I moved to Scotland when i was 7. When i talked to peopIe, I would sometimes unintentionally and automatically imitate their voices. When i was 11, I tried to ask a guy out and went from the voice and accent of an 11 year old kiwi girl to that of a 12 year old scottish boy— Gemma Pettersen (@GemmaSKate) March 20, 2018
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?
Some were awkward
there's a lot of competition in my life for this, but asking the non-boyfriend I was desperately in love with if he wanted me to fly out to visit him on MY birthday, and then deciding to go after he said, "sure, if you want to," is probably near the top of the list— abolish ICE pocket girl (@__nif__) March 19, 2018
once i recorded a video of myself confessing my love for this one guy and put it on YouTube and sent him the link and went into hiding under my blankets. he was very nice about letting me down. and also paying for overpriced concert tickets and then pretending it was nbd.— Bethany Ao (@BethanyAo) March 20, 2018
That definitely took guts. I respect that.
Actually the one I’m more embarrassed about is when this girl recommended we bike to the grocery store to get ingredients for the dinner we were making together on our date. I said sure and borrowed her roommate’s Peugeot. I do not know how to ride a bike.— Moira Donegan (@MoiraDonegan) March 19, 2018
Some were creepy:
I made a special version of Every Breath You Take just for them... Took me years to realize how creepy that was.— Mags Storey (@magsstorey) March 19, 2018
Yikes. Maybe next time try Whitney Houston’s ‘I will Always Love You’?
Some people even received advice from fellow tweeters.
5 would have probably done it. 😂— M R Stew (@mondolaringer) March 20, 2018
Some were met with an abrupt response
I still have a childish instinct in me so I wrote this dude I was talking to notes in class just to be funny and ‘flirt’ he later snapchated me and told me it was childish to pass notes. And stopped talking to me. I was thinking, damn son.— Jasmine (@jazutes) March 20, 2018
Damn son indeed.
1/2 After crushing on a guy for 3 years I got the nerve up to write him a note to explain my love for him, handed it to him in youth group. Few days later I get a reply signed 'Your Brother in Christ' and a subtle you're a good friend message-— 💓Red Spærrow💓🏒 (@SmokeShow173) March 20, 2018
Some people also shared their own experience on the receiving end:
I was on the opposite end of this. My friend’s ex bf tried to kiss me. I shut him down and blocked his number. He showed up to my work with a present to win me over. The gift was a vibrator and a high end skin care line. My friend continued to stay friends with him. 🤷♀️— ej (@sodapopdreaming) March 20, 2018
Conclusion? Love sucks.