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16 Emotional Stages After A First Date

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1. You begin to feel this strange, foreign concept called "happiness"???

Hello 911, why am I feeling the things I am feeling?
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Hello 911, why am I feeling the things I am feeling?

2. Text message sent to best friend approximately 2 minutes post-date: "DO YOU WANNA HEAR HOW IT WENT"

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3. "The date went well!" you write, which is essentially code for "I've found ~the~ one!!! But I'll never admit it!!!"

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4. You immediately conduct important scientific research to see if you and your date are astrologically compatible.

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5. You replay the whole night in your head, rehearsing it to perfection so you can later recite the tale to numerous friends and 300 Twitter followers.

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6. You conduct yet another social media sweep on him just for extra measure.

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7. But then, the emotional crisis ensues: who will send the follow-up text?

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8. Sometime between your third and fourth glass of merlot, you anxiously ask yourself: "Should I text him first???"

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9. Is it appropriate to use a smiley emoji yet? Smiley with tongue? "heyyy" vs "hey!"? Does the sound of "I had a fun time tonight" make you want to drink a gallon of bleach???

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10. Or do I wait and let him text???

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11. Too late. You've already drafted the text* and are now working on your sixth glass of merlot.

*After virtual approval from two best friends and one roommate.
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*After virtual approval from two best friends and one roommate.

12. 11:12 PM: right as you are *about* to hit send — he texts — about a SECOND DATE.

Did I mention "second date" yet?
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Did I mention "second date" yet?

13. You re-read the text approximately 72 times. Life feels surreal.

*screenshots and sends to best friend*
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*screenshots and sends to best friend*

14. You finish the bottle of merlot and fall asleep dreaming about ~the second date~

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15. ... Plot twist! He'll end up ghosting and you'll suddenly find yourself contemplating the meaning of love at 1:34 AM while eating mozzarella sticks in your underwear.

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16. (Not like you're surprised or anything...)

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