10 really awkward teenage stories of unrequited love that will make you cringe
‘I burned a CD for a guy I liked in high school … and he gave it to another girl as a gift.’
If you’ve ever done something awkward or embarrassing in front of a crush as a teenager, let’s face it, you’re not alone.
Writer Nicole Cliffe asked Twitter users to reveal the most embarrassing things they’d ever done for love, and some of them are pretty embarrassing.
Here are 10 of the best awkward teenage stories about unrequited love that will make you cringe.
1. This person was delivered a solid burn.
I burned a CD for a guy I liked in high school with all his favourite songs and he gave it to another girl as a gift. 🤦🏻♀️— Nicole Barbosa (@NicoleBarbosaPR) March 19, 2018
2. This person resorted to cleaning in the name of love.
Ummmmm I was broken up with in his mom’s kitchen after he BROUGHT ME HOME TO MEET HIS FAMILY for the first time :( and then I kept...doing the dishes ... because i thought it would make him see I was useful ... ??????— Caroline Moss (@socarolinesays) March 19, 2018
3. This person would have been waiting a long time for that phone call.
I lent this girl my copy of 1984 and wrote my phone number, one digit per page, on the first 10 pages. Why I ever assumed she'd be on my abstract nerdery wavelength, I dunno. https://t.co/yA5ViuBkz8— 𝕭𝖆𝖉 🇩🇴 𝕳𝖔𝖒𝖇𝖗𝖊 (@GCDlAZ) March 20, 2018
4. Some people get very protective over their crushes.
I was so dedicated to my crush in mind!e school I would protected him while we played dodgeball in our PE class. I would stand behind him so if he got hit I could catch the ball & he would not be out. https://t.co/b4oLUYNHxQ— MariDZ (@MariDoz) March 20, 2018
5. This person discovered a great way to get some compliments.
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
6. This guinea pig had the highest honour.
......in second grade, i named my guinea pig after the boy i had a crush on https://t.co/7lXO9y8LG6— Hannah 🌼 (@fromtexarkana) March 20, 2018
7. Learning the saxophone to impress somebody is pretty awkward.
In seventh grade, my crush told me he wanted a sax solo in jazz band so I went out and learned how to play the sax and took his solo so he’d be impressed by me. I was very surprised when he then didn’t talk to me for YEARS.— Sara Lang (@SaraLang) March 19, 2018
8. This person made some crazy jewellery inspired by a crush.
I photo copied a picture of my crush from my cousin's yearbook, laminated it with tape, put a hole punch in it and wore it on a necklace. I was 13. https://t.co/My09p3tEph— Tess (@_fiddlydigits_) March 20, 2018
9. This one – surprisingly – actually worked.
Wanted to deliver a cup of hot tea to friend/crush's dorm because I heard they were sick. Found them asleep, so decided to army crawl across the floor so I wouldn't be in line of sight if they woke. Spilled tea on myself. Shouted, woke them up & was caught. Now together 11 years.— Tara Dolan (@TaraEDolan) March 19, 2018
10. This is a creative way of impressing somebody.
Brought a boom box to school and played a Debbie Gibson song for a boy years before Say Anything came out.— Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) March 19, 2018