Love can feel amazing, but it can also tie your stomach into more knots than a sailor at sea. Here’s what it’s like when you’re dating someone new, something that is somehow simultaneously amazingly awesome and seriously sucky.
It Feels Like a Crush on Steroids
Dating someone new comes with all of the nervousness, excitement, and anxiety of having a crush. But it’s 10,000 times worse because you’re actually seeing this person, and are therefore 10,000 times more vulnerable. Being nervous because you’re dating someone new makes you long for those good old days when you were only nervous because you liked them.
You Over-Analyze Everything They Do
You’re still trying to figure out who this person is. What’s their deal? What’s do they really mean when they say, “Hey”?! After every text, you’re busy trying to crack the secret code of if they like you or not. Spoiler: they’re already dating you, so the answer is yes.
You Get Freaked Out About it Going Too Fast
Whoa. Hey. You guys just started dating. You’re not ready to settle down to a small farm in rural Ireland and pop out seven kids just yet. Sure, you’re already fantasizing about what your monogrammed towels will look like, but you still don’t want to rush.
You Worry You’re Going to Scare Them Off
You’re worried about doing little things that show you like them might come off as too much too soon. You have to find that right level of into it, but not too into it. You know, don’t be detached, but also don’t be enthusiastic. Ugh. Relationships are hard!
You Never Want it to Go Away
It feels so perfect that you never want what you have to end. But kind of like statues at a museum, relationships are super delicate, but you feel compelled to touch them. Even though you know that your grubby little hands might break something that people worked tirelessly to create, you just have to ignore all the warnings knowing there’s a risk you might make it topple over. Maybe they should also put “Do not touch” signs on relationships?
You Can Never Fart. Ever.
The other person must never find out you are human being and are therefore flawed. If you ever even thought about farting around them, they would be gone with the wind.
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