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17 Incredibly Weird Things You Did When You Had A School Crush

Using "sorry, that was my friend" as a fallback if your crush rejected you.

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1. Using games like "MASH" to determine whether you would indeed marry them.

You're now aware this is bullshit because as it turns out, you didn't end up married to your Year 7 crush, living in a mansion and owning a Ferrari.
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You're now aware this is bullshit because as it turns out, you didn't end up married to your Year 7 crush, living in a mansion and owning a Ferrari.

2. Saying "sorry, that was my friend" if your crush rejected you.

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You barely got away with this at the time, and it would not fly now.

3. Writing their name on your hand.

A HR meeting would probably ensue if you were walking around with the name of your office crush on your skin.
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A HR meeting would probably ensue if you were walking around with the name of your office crush on your skin.

4. And just generally adorning your property with their name.

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5. Writing your crush elaborate letters.

Omg guys this is a poem/letter I wrote to my 8th grade crush in 6th grade #romance

6. Saying weirdly intense things about them before you've actually spoken.

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7. Playing "she loves me, she loves me not" with flowers and taking the results very seriously.

And trying to trick "fate" by trying again immediately after with a different flower, if you didn't get the result you wanted.
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And trying to trick "fate" by trying again immediately after with a different flower, if you didn't get the result you wanted.

8. Getting your friend to ask them out on your behalf and standing from afar, watching.

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9. And also getting your friend to invite your crush to their parties, even if they didn't know them that well.

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10. Pretending to need help with something so that you could talk to them.

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"Oh...I've lost my pencil, can I *intense stare* borrow one of yours?"

11. Frantically forwarding chain messages in the hopes it would mean your crush would ask you out.

You weren't sure it would actually work but anything that might even slightly improve your chances was fine by you.
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You weren't sure it would actually work but anything that might even slightly improve your chances was fine by you.

12. Seeing them in town and following them until you build up the courage to say hello.

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You wouldn't follow your crush around Boots trying to act ~casual~ nowadays because you understand boundaries a lot better.

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13. Asking them for a hug on the last day of term as a subtle way to get closer to them.

As an adult you can't ask anybody for a hug unless you're really, really upset.
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As an adult you can't ask anybody for a hug unless you're really, really upset.

14. Making this form for your crush to fill out.

Even though actually this was an incredibly straightforward way to cut the bullshit.
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Even though actually this was an incredibly straightforward way to cut the bullshit.

15. Telling all of your friends when your crush made eye contact with you.

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Eye contact no longer constitutes as worthwhile gossip.

16. Finding subtle ways to make them notice you, like logging in and out of MSN.

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17. And doing a "like this and I'll rate you" Facebook status and hoping they would notice it so you could give them a 9.

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Because giving a 10 would feel desperate.