When you meet someone you clique with, it’s like a flock of doves form a perfect heart in the sky. It’s like bells ring and you just want to do crazy things like shout from mountain tops and skip in flower fields.
But sometimes when we get too eager or do weird things like nervously talk about our ex too often and then the person we sing “Sweet Fantasy” about in our cars during rush hour gets turned off. There are actions that can ruin a perfectly good thing way before it even begins. TRUST ME (serious face). This is me, helping you and I want you to succeed with those names your draw hearts around when you should be taking notes in class.
I don’t really want to talk about the times I said things that were not cool for school and made my crush put me in the “undateable category,” or the times I got too serious too fast, or the times I got really drunk and made a fool of myself in front of the guy I liked. Sorry, it’s too soon.
So here’s how you can lose a crush in 10 days:
1. Sharing too much too soon: Telling someone you can’t save money, you eat with your hands, or you have 10 speeding tickets is not so cute. Those are forgivable things once you get to know each other and your bad habits are considered cute, however, when you’re disclosing this kind of inside info to someone you just met in line at Starbucks, they won’t think it’s cute. When you date or meet someone new, just be yourself and hold the weird secrets for later (when they’re cute).
2. Being clingy: Texting, calling, emailing, and Facebooking too much signals signs of neediness and codependency, two wrongs that don’t make a right. Both sexes like the chase, it’s true, don’t fight me on this! But if you’re in constant contact with someone, there’s no mystery left and there’s definitely no need to internet stalk (come on, you know that’s your favorite part). Things can burn out quickly if you’re talking too much in the beginning, so take it slow. What’s the rush? Life isn’t THAT short.
3. Being negative: I don’t care if you have a constant rain cloud over your head, put up a front if you want to get a second or third date. You might be thinking that you should just get it all out there right away, like that you feel like the world is a vampire and some other 90s song, but don’t. Like I said in #1, save it for later, and hey, maybe all that positive thinking will help you out?
4. Talking about your ex: Ugh, it’s too soon to be talking about your ex or the ex before that. Your date didn’t ask and I can bet you two weren’t talking about who you’ve dated on date numero uno. There’s no need to casually throw in “my ex had a Honda” or “my ex was a backup dancer.” A lot of people have Honda’s and a lot of people dance, er, right? Not just your ex. Why ruin something new by talking about something old?
5. Over-sharing how much you like your new crush too soon: It’s nice and flattering, but sometimes it can be a killer. Expressing you really like your crush and maybe that you want to go on another date or that you like where it’s going is good, having word vomit and going zero to white picket fence is bad.
6. Getting really, really drunk: #5 WILL happen and it will happen all over the place. It will happen in a doorway, on a couch and outside your car, and when you finally realize why your crush isn’t texting you back the next day, you will be embarrassed.
I hope this helps. Oh, and don’t forget to say please and thank you. Good luck!
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