From Sarah, who loves it when a guy admits to mutually crushing on her too:
I like to obsess about boys. Specifically, I enjoy creating complex imaginary relationships starting when we first speak to when we finally go to Slam Town to when we have a serious fight and I weep angry tears to when we--Let's just say that I have a lot of time on my hands.
The thing is, I don’t need to know him very well to enjoy a fake life of ours together. Maybe he's the petite Paul Rudd lookalike who worked in the same building as me. Maybe he's that friend of a friend who I haven’t met yet but has a promising Facebook profile. I don’t really know him yet, so our happy life together is still a strong, if far-off, possibility.
I usually fantasize about him for an extended amount of time until our paths cross and my dream is undoubtedly ruined. He’ll wear a cellphone holster, call me unladylike for enjoying Jameson, or have paid money to see Chris Christie speak. Instead of finding ourselves in Slam Town, population: two, I'm in Frown Town, population: one.
It would be wonderful though, wouldn’t it? If he actually were the person I imagined him to be? Our romance would be tender and civilized, not come to a crashing halt once he divulged his bullshit cigar habit or his obsession with hairless cats.
And then it happened: I talked to the object of my affection. Sure, he wore sweatpants to our first date and he broke my toilet and he's more into Tegan and Sara than I thought was necessary, but he was better than anything I had made up in my overactive imagination.
And the thing is, what I found out later, is that he thought about me too. He would go out of his way to walk by me. I’m not the crazy one who crushes on strangers; he did it too, about me! He daydreamed about ME. And not, as I had thought, that other girl in our group project, or as I think of her, that bitch who didn’t laugh at my wingdings joke (I’ll never get over it).
|We crushed out on each other! Huzzah!|
It’s really nice to know that sometimes the person that you think about could be thinking about you too.