We’ve all been in this position at least once: you’re texting your crush and, all of the sudden, he stops answering. Or he takes a really, really long time to respond to a text message. Somehow, this always manages to happen whenever you’ve just said something you want an answer to, like, “Want to hang out next week?” or “So, what do you think of me?” Then you’re just left there, sitting, waiting, driving yourself crazy.
Believe me, I’ve been there. As much as I’d like to think of myself as a sane, rational woman, I absolutely cannot deal when a dude doesn’t respond to my text for hours. Even when my boyfriend of three years does it I get slightly freaked out. I’m very impatient, but I know I’m not the only one who has had a mini freak-out sesh while waiting for a response from your crush. You probably just don’t tell people because it’s embarrassing. Well, we’ve all been there. Here are 10 secret things you do when waiting for your crush to text you back.
Keep Your Phone Clutched In Your HandWhen you're waiting for a text from your crush, you don't let your phone out of your site. Put it down? What? Are you CRAZY?! Source: ShutterStock
Glance At Your Phone Every Two SecondsAs if it's not enough that your phone is in your hand, you also need to keep staring at it. Any movement of light or slight sound whatsoever makes you wonder if that could have possibly been your phone. Source: ShutterStock
Refuse To Text Anyone Else So You Don't Get FooledWhen you're anxiously awaiting a text from your crush, the worst thing that can happen is someone else texting you and fooling you into believing it could be him. So, to avoid that, you refuse to text anyone else so they can't text you back. (This always backfires) Source: ShutterStock
Curse Out Whoever Else Dares To Text YouAnd if someone DOES manage to text you while you're waiting for your crush to text? You do some version of looking at the text, groaning and saying something like, "WHY are you texting me right now, can't you see I'm busy waiting for someone else to text me?!" Source: ShutterStock
Wonder If It Broke & Get Someone To Text You To Test ItAfter quite a bit of time goes by, you inevitably start to wonder if maybe, possibly, your phone suddenly broke. Maybe he texted you and it just didn't go through. OMG maybe that happened! So, you force someone else to text you just to make sure you get it. You get it. DAMNIT. Source: ShutterStock
Repeatedly Check The Volume To Make Sure You Didn't Miss A TextAt some point, you start to think, "what if he texts me, but I don't hear it?" Even though you're staring at your phone every two seconds and holding it in your hand, this still seems like a rational thing that could happen, so you repeatedly check the volume to make sure it's not on silent. Source: ShutterStock
Feel So Anxious You Need To Move Around Because You Can't Sit StillAfter a lot of time passes, you start to feel so anxious about this yet-to-come text message that you start randomly pacing your room. Or you take a walk. Or you call a friend to talk about it just so you have something to do. You can't just sit there! You can't just fall asleep! Too much energy! Source: ShutterStock
Turn Your Phone Off Then On Just To CheckOkay, but wait, MAYBE there is something wrong with your phone, you start to think. Maybe you just need to restart it. Smartphones are like computers, right? Sometimes they freeze up and stuff. So you restart it, but... nothing. Ugh. Source: ShutterStock
Consider Texting Him Again But Always Decide Against ItEventually, you start wondering if maybe you should just send another text. A question mark, perhaps? No, too desperate. A funny anecdote about something that didn't just happen? No, you can't lie. A where-the-hell-are-you-why-aren't-you-answering-me text? No, no, he'll freak out. Forget it. You can't text him again, it's annoying. Source: ShutterStock
Tell Yourself He's Not Into You, Hates YouAnd then you finally reach the saddest stage. You convince yourself that he hates you, wants nothing to do with you, isn't interested in you and is just trying to avoid you. You sit there with tears in your eyes wondering why you just can't, for once, meet someone NICE who cares about you. Oh.. wait... HE TEXTED YOU! Source: ShutterStock
Will you admit to doing any of these things when you’re waiting for a text from your crush? What do you do when waiting? Tell me in the comments.