It’s hard to resist the thrill of a new crush, but with it comes a host of strange and unexplainable behaviors that we just can’t help. From stalking their social media to analyzing every word they say, check out these weird things you can’t stop doing when you like someone.
Being in love is exciting and terrifying all at the same time. The experience is thrilling, terrifying, and invigorating. But it has the potential to drive you slightly insane. When you’re head over heels in love with someone, you start to lose control of your actions and thoughts, both in front of them and when you’re alone. It’s frustrating because you want to stop it yet can’t just stop doing what you’re doing. If you want to get over this, the best thing to do is laugh at how insane you have become and accept this phase.
Now that you’re head over heels in love, these are the silliest behaviors you can’t help but keep up with:
1. Ten times a day, you find yourself checking their Facebook account.
You know there won’t be a new status update or tagged photo, and you loathe yourself for it, but you can’t help it. You probably feel like you need to check their social media accounts as often as you need air.
2. You can’t help but imagine the two of you in a movie together.
At this point, it feels like someone or something is following you around with a camera. Everything you say or do with the person you have a crush on becomes quotable and cinematic. Simply put, you’re anticipating the big moment when you two finally come clean about your affections for one another.
3. You have an insatiable appetite for cheeseball tunes.
Once filled with rock and metal, your playlist has now been replaced by songs about cotton candy, happiness, and love. Your iPod is too valuable to risk having your pals touch it.
4. You can’t help but investigate their preferred mall purchases.
A guitar shop catches your eye, and since the person you have a crush on is a musician, you can’t resist going in. As you walk away from the store, you pass a pet shop and realize that the dog on display looks just like the one your crush has.
5. Their taste in music is infectious.
No matter how loud Korn is or how soft Enya is, you can always be found listening to the music of your crush.
6. You always check your phone every few minutes to see if they’ve sent a new message.
It’s safe to say that your phone has become your closest companion. It’s become an involuntary habit to check it regularly for new messages; you never leave home without it. A simple “hello” text message can brighten your day.
7. Your internal dialogue keeps looping.
Their words are priceless, even if they only requested to borrow your scissors or a paperclip. However, there are occasions when you play over these exchanges in your memory and feel a twinge of regret for the times you could have been more witty or charming.
8. Their monthly horoscope is so interesting you can’t put it down.
If your horoscope predicts a romantic event in the near future, you might wish to see if your love destiny is compatible with that of your crush.
9. When you break up with someone, you can’t help but obsessively follow them online.
You’ve finally figured out who they are, and now you want to chase them down one by one to see if you share any interests with your crush’s “type.” You are also curious about your comparative advantages.
10. You can’t get them out of your mind right before bed.
Your crush will be the last thing on your mind right before bedtime, no matter how hectic your day was or where you ate supper (even if it was at the Eiffel Tower).
11. Your mind is preoccupied with them even early in the morning.
Naturally! Your mind immediately jumps to ways in which you can see your crush more frequently the instant you open them.
12. You continually keep them in your prayers.
Whether they suffer a cold or something more serious, you pray for their recovery as if it were the end of the world.
13. Simply being in their presence makes you want to come up with even more ingenious ways to do so.
When you like someone, you might do things like borrow their pen despite having two on your desk or act like you don’t understand the class material so you can use your crush’s notes. True love always finds a way.
14. When they’re with even a somewhat gorgeous person, you can’t help but feel envious.
You’ve been holding back your emotions for what seems like forever, and then someone else intervenes? What a travesty! You first loved them.
15. When you’re with them, you can’t help but want all of their focus.
There are times when you become aware of how much you blather on and how meaningless much of it is. Additionally, your voice will become noticeably louder than normal. What gives you cause for such hysterical mirth? Everything changes, and now everyone is staring at you, yet all you want is for your crush to speak to you.
If you look at this list, you’re probably laughing at yourself for taking part in this thing called love. But despite the potential for shame, it’s well worth it. Having an intense crush on someone can give you a renewed sense of vitality and joy, as well as some valuable insights into who you really are. You want to have something to pass on to your grandchildren, after all.