Omg wrote a poem to my high school girlfriend about our deep soul bond and then submitted it to the school’s literary magazine. I was 15. It features the word “eternity” multiple times.
— Jules (@Phyzzyjules) March 19, 2018
I picketed the opening of a Hooters at the instigation of a very feminist crush
— “Christianity and Crisis” Actor (@bendueholm) March 19, 2018
there’s a lot of competition in my life for this, but asking the non-boyfriend I was desperately in love with if he wanted me to fly out to visit him on MY birthday, and then deciding to go after he said, “sure, if you want to,” is probably near the top of the list
— jennifer (@__nif__) March 19, 2018
playing Madonna’s Take a Bow for my 8th grade english class, with the lyrics up on the overhead projector, supposedly as a presentation on figurative language, but actually to stand in front of the class and stare pointedly at the guy who just dumped me
— Meaghan O’Connell (@meaghano) March 19, 2018
in 8th grade I “dated” a boy entirely through notes passed via friends. (We never actually spoke.) I broke up w him but had regrets. Hand-copied an entire tear-jerking story from Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul in note form to win him back. (He never replied.)
— Erzsébet (@elliej____) March 19, 2018
After a breakup in 9th grade, I called my ex and when he answered, I just played Phil Collins’s “Against All Odds” into the phone, then hung up. We never discussed it but 15-year-old me thought it was quite a move.
— Ask a Manager (@AskAManager) March 19, 2018
When I was a tall young miss in middle school, I wanted to slow-dance with a boy much shorter than I. He declined, I figured because of the height differential. So as the strains of “Endless Love” filled the school gym, I knelt down before him and asked, “How about like this?”
— Julie (@alittlepregnant) March 19, 2018
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
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