The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone (In GIFs!)

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone (In GIFs!)

Crushes don’t happen right away, they evolve over time. Here are the 16 stages you’ll go through before finding true love (or at least something like it for the time being).

1. Getting ready for an event your crush will definitely be at and having trouble trying on outfit options.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

2. You’re flirting by the bar, and your friend moves in on the conversation.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

3. You spot the person you’ve heard rumored to be hooking up with your crush, and approach.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

4. Your friends ask what you think about your crush.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

Related: 7 Lessons You Learn From Your First Love

5. Your crush walks into the party. You kinda notice.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

6. Your friend admits to a crush on your crush.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

7. Your crush approaches with someone who is basically the better version of you.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

8. While you’re Facebook trolling, your crush messages you: “Well hello there!”

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

9. Someone you hate posts on your crush’s wall… aaaaand your crush likes it.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

Related: 6 Dating “Issues” That We Should Stop Worrying About

10. Reporting on a successful crush interaction.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

11. Before an assured encounter.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

12. Your friend mentions that your crush just started dating someone.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

13. Your friend casually mentions your crush’s name in conversation, and you react.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

Related: 13 Things That Go Through Your Head Before a First Date

14. Doubting your crush will ever feel the same way back…

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

15. You notice your crush talking to your best friend about something serious.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

16. You get definitive proof your crush likes you back.

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone

This piece was originally posted on How About We’s blog The Date Report.

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