What It’s Like Having An Internet Crush

Total agony, mostly. posted on

Let’s take for granted that you’re addicted to the internet.

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One day you’re just browsing Twitter, or Tumblr maybe, and suddenly you come across someone interesting.

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Like, really interesting. And hot, from what you can tell from their half-inch avatar.

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They’re so witty and cool and smart and compatible. You can really tell.

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Maybe you don’t know their actual name. But you kind of like that about them. They’re mysterious.

They DO live somewhere far-off and cool, like New York, or Los Angeles, or St. Louis! goodreads.com

You commence intensive researching at once.

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You daydream about sending your internet crush a message, but you kind of know you never will.

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Every time they post something new, it feels like personal mail.

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You tell all your IRL friends about your new crush.

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They’re like, “Have you guys even met IRL?” and you’re like, “This is so much bigger than RL.”

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Things between you two are as hot and heavy as it is possible for a totally imaginary relationship to be.

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But then! Your crush goes a whole DAY or WEEK or MORE without posting anything.

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Are they still ALIVE? What if they found a DIFFERENT Tumblr boyfriend or girlfriend, because you never said hi?

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You check their @replies on Twitter and get jealous of everyone your crush is talking to. EVERYONE.

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You’re convinced that this dream is over, and you’re pretending to be very calm and mature about it.

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But inside you are like this.

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And then, suddenly, they’re back.

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You try to play it cool. You try not to get too involved. You know this can’t end in anything good.

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But you can’t help it, can you?

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You’re smitten with a stranger on the internet.

This could go nowhere for ages. tumblr.com

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