Sometimes it's just a little awkward when someone confesses their feelings for you and your feelings are the polar opposite of them. But nonetheless, these people and their actions definitely did not go unnoticed...
She Made A Powerpoint Presentation For Him?
“When I was in school, a girl had a crush on me. Did I find out because she told me, or because of a friend? Nope. I found out because she made a Powerpoint slideshow about us dating, marrying, and growing old together.
The first slide was about how we met in her imagination and went on to show stock photos of couples. There was a slide of us on our first date, one of us getting married, one of us having kids together, etc. This was a full one slide show with pictures and cheesy word art. I don’t remember how long it was, but I think about 10 slides. I clearly recall the last slide being an old couple and it said something about us growing old together and bring in love the rest of our lives.
As you can imagine I was not the first to see it. Many other people had seen it and it had been circulating for a few days before a couple of my friends pulled me into a classroom and showed me one day, laughing the entire time like good friends do. From then on anytime I was around her it was awkward. I didn’t have feelings for her before the Powerpoint, and afterward was creeped out and had a bit of an aversion to her.”
Well He Seems A Bit Like A Stalker
“Back when I was in high school there was a guy who was desperately in love with me. Poor kid wasn’t terribly intelligent and didn’t catch on to how uninterested I was. He showed up everywhere I went and it eventually got too uncomfortable.
It got to the point that his father was harassing me to date his son. My mom stepped in and directly told his father that I was not going to date his son. The poor guy called me a goddess on MySpace.”
Taco Bell Is Apparently A Place To Profess Your Love To Someone?
This guy I was friends with confessed his love to me while at a Taco Bell. We worked together and I was his superior and not at all interested in a relationship. I told him no, first of all because I was his boss, and second because I wasn’t interested in him romantically. He begged me for 15 minutes and insisted he would quit for me. I told him he was stupid to even consider that and refused to continue the conversation.
After that, our friendship went downhill and we ended up not talking at all. Our work relationship suffered too because he thought he was somehow better than me or was insulted that I turned him down.
It was horribly cringey for him, especially since his entire interest in me (as friends) was based around the outcome of us eventually dating.
She Made Statuses About Him On Her Social Media…
“I was 14 and had moved to a new school. There was this girl in one of my classes that seemed nice and offered to help with homework should I ever need it (the teacher said for everyone to exchange numbers with someone and we happened to be sitting next to each other).
A week later after we’ve barely talked a couple of times, she hands me a letter and said, ‘you don’t have to say anything right now, but please read this.’ It was basically her confessing her love for me because we had so much in common and she felt like we really got along. I read the letter after she had walked away and she was posting Facebook statuses like ‘Finally got a huge weight off my chest’ and ‘hope someone says yes’ etc. I turned her down as gently as I could since I was getting huge crazy vibes, but she took it really hard and literally everyone in the school hated me for being ‘such a jerk.’
Fast forward to 19 y/o and we happened to cross paths at a park (she lived close by). We talked, got along super well, had dinner, been together for 3 years so far and it has been the best relationship of my life. I guess we both just needed to grow.
Utilizing Chicken Nuggets To Get Her To Stay
“Back in high school, I was partnered with this guy for a physics project. Really great guy, enjoyed his company a lot but wasn’t interested in him romantically and he knew that.
We had to build a bridge out of some very lightweight wood that we had designed to be able to hold a certain amount or weight or something (can’t quite remember the specifics of the project) and at the end, we decided to cure the glue we’d used. He said he had it covered so I stayed in the other room texting or something while he put it in the oven.
20 minutes later the kitchen was smoking. Turns out he had put the bridge in with some chicken nuggets he was making us as a snack so I would stay longer and just hang out, but he completely forgot about the bridge. The wood eventually caught on fire and we had to start the project from scratch. He was mortified. Best chicken nuggets I’ve ever had, though.”
The Dude With An Ego Just Had To Go!
“I dated the most egocentric dude in all of New York. His dad is a famous musician, so he’s lived a life of yes-men surrounding him and whatever toys he’d like… this has resulted in him believing without a shadow of a doubt that he is super talented at everything. Spoiler: He’s not.
He knew I wasn’t interested in him. I told him gently at first, then firmly, then flat out. I’m hanging out with my friends one night and he FaceTimes me… he had somehow clipped his phone onto his guitar really close to his face, and was live-streaming his band practice at me singing directly into the guitar camera.
It was a really bad angle, the music sounded terrible, his expression was just SO into himself, and I ended up ending the call after my friends got a good laugh because I felt such intense second-hand embarrassment.”
He Just Never Really Took Her Blunt Attitude Seriously
“So in high school, there was this kid that, at the risk of being rude, literally no one liked. Let’s call him Tim. I had heard horror stories about Tim and thought ‘He can’t possibly be that bad!’ I was wrong.
I had junior year Spanish with Tim and he started sitting by me and inserting himself into all my conversations. He commented on anything I said to my friends, suggested that ‘the whole gang’ hang out at his house and just generally made a nuisance of himself. He would follow me down the hall, asking me to help him plan things for his Boy Scout troop. His aunt lived in the same neighborhood as my best friend, so he would sometimes tell me the next day when he saw me driving to her house, even would tell me what I was singing along to on the radio.
Eventually, I pulled Tim aside and told him, as gently as I could ‘Look, I’m sure you’re a decent person, but I really don’t like you, and I need you to leave me alone.’ Literally, nothing changed, so I just pretended he didn’t exist from there on out.
By senior year, I was dating another kid in our Spanish class. You would think this would put Tim off. You’d be wrong. Boyfriend would sit on one side of me, Tim would sit on the other. He eavesdropped on our conversations and tried to contribute. He tried to invite himself on dates. Mind you, I was still ignoring literally every word that came out of his mouth.
Eventually, I lost my temper. I would tell him he was being annoying, that he needed to leave us alone, that no one wanted him in the conversation, etc. One day, as I’m packing up my books, Tim says, very quietly and earnestly ‘Hey, could you stick around for a second? I need to talk to you.’ At this point, I was sure he was about to call me out for being mean to him, and I was pretty ashamed. My boyfriend stayed, and so I’m standing there, hand in hand with the guy I’ve been dating for months, when Tim says:
‘I was wondering if you wanted to be my date to the homecoming dance?’
I was just sort of dumbfounded for a second, and then said: ‘Tim, no, I’m going with my boyfriend.’ And held up our joined hands.
‘Oh. Right. That makes sense.’ He said.
I figured he would stop. Nope. Continued interrupting our conversations and heavily hinting that he would like to be invited on our dates for the rest of the semester. What the heck, Tim!”
The Love Note Was Read By Their Teacher?
“The second year of high-school and this happens. There was this girl that was rumored to have a huge crush on someone from the class, but only her best friend knew and she had a killer poker face. We take turns guessing and she is red at any time this is mentioned. The craze passes, she does not say anything and we let it go. At this point, I should say that the girl in question had very religious parents and family in general, with an over-the-top strict father.
Fast forward a couple of weeks, I get handed a note from my best friend (we were sitting together), but teacher notices it. He asks me to hand it over and proceeds to read it. It was basically a love confession from her to me. She blushes to the point of exploding, but stands up and welcomes any mocking that her crush entails to be offered now. As she was quite shy, this caused a big wow among the class (teacher included). We dated for 4 years then, and another 2 after a 1-year break, during senior year of hs. We were each other’s first at almost anything relationship-related. Still in touch once in a while.
Also: I was the reason she met her husband and she was the reason I got out of deep depression. Great gal!”
An Awkward Kiss Story For The Books
“When I finished my first date with my now wife, she was acting a bit awkward, well, more so than what is usual for her. She was smiling at me, touching my arm, but wouldn’t do anything unless I brought it up because she was so shy. Once I finished walking her back to her building, I asked, ‘Do you mind if I kiss you?’
To which she said something between ‘Yes, please’ and ‘uh-huh,’ kinda sounded like ‘Yuh hease.’ Then, she went on her toes, was still too short, and kind of pressed her lips against my chin before turning beet red and started walking into her dorm.
Took me a second to process what happened before I started laughing, asked her to wait, and then leaned over a bit to give her an actual kiss. Now she just throws a pillow at me whenever I bring it up at this point.”
He Threatened To Kill Her?
“So when I was like 14, I used to hang out with this guy in my hometown who was really into anime, specifically Bleach. All he wanted to do was talk about Bleach, online roleplay in the Bleach universe, etc. And he wanted me to participate. For some reason, I put up with this even though I had no idea what Bleach even was.
So I guess because I was female and paying attention to him and we were 14, he developed a crush on me. Here’s how he decided to tell me:
We are chatting on AOL Instant Messenger one night when he suddenly confides in me that he has an alternate personality. It is an evil personality that wants to destroy all humanity. It is probably directly inspired by something from an anime.
I ask if I can talk to this alternate personality. He agrees to ‘let him out,’ and then starts typing in complete sentences with capitalization and punctuation to indicate that the alternate personality is really sinister and smart. But apparently not smart enough to realize it could go kill some humans instead of chatting with a middle schooler on AIM.
The alternate personality informs that it really wants to kill me because I am a human and it wants to kill all humans. In fact, it would have already killed me, if my friend hadn’t stopped it through sheer force of will. My hero of a friend had been bravely holding it in check, all this time. ‘You’re lucky he likes you,’ the evil personality tells me.
I ask to talk to my friend again, and he drops the act with plenty of dramatics about how traumatic it was to let the evil personality out. After a minute or two, when it’s apparent that I’m not going to acknowledge his pseudo-confession (my middle-school self, was naively hoping he just meant ‘like as a friend’), he doubles down. ‘I can’t believe he told you…I didn’t want you to find out this way…’
So yeah, instead of just telling me he liked me, this dude made up a fake evil split personality to confess on his behalf in between threats to my life. It is, to this day, the cringiest thing I have ever directly witnessed. But I can’t really judge because I was also 14 and I was just as terrible in my own special way. Weren’t we all?”
Tell Her You Like Her In A Song!
“I had a guy steal the melody from a song that he knew I liked and re-worded all the lyrics to be about me and about how much he liked me, my hair, my eyes and my laugh- the last lyrics were him asking for me to be his girlfriend. I was attempting a verrry platonic situation, but we’d been hanging out a lot so I understand how he got mixed signals.
He came to my workplace (a very fancy cancer research center filled with lots of renowned people) and attempted to sing me the song with a ton of important people around. I had to drag him off campus and painfully listen to his song and tell him I wasn’t interested in the slightest.
The worst part was his singing though–I had to hold back laughter making the whole situation worse.”
She Took Pictures Of Him Sleeping?
“So in college, this girl was interested in me, like heavily. We’ll just call her Jane. I met her and her friend in a parking lot in college with my friend, we invited them up to a dorm room to drink and Jane and I ended up hooking up drunk. After this, Jane started to become crazy obsessed with me. My friends even joked that she had built a shrine for me in her dorm closet….
Anyways so one night we all went out to the beach and she was coming on to me heavy, and I told her that I wasn’t really interested in her because I didn’t want to hurt her feelings. She said she understood and I was relieved for the moment…
We went out there in my friends truck and some of us had to ride in the bed of it because our other cars couldn’t get out there, so Jane goes up to my friend and asks if she can drive. I think whatever she’s just coming on to my friend etc.. Nope, she proceeds to drive 60-70 mph across the beach, swerving the truck deliberately trying to throw me out. She even ran over a tent, thank god there was nobody in it. Scariest moment of my life, I thought I was going to die.
So when we arrive back at campus I start to yell at her of course, she cries and runs away back to her dorm so I think it’s over… Again, nope.
I left my window unlocked that night, I wake up in the morning to find pictures of me sleeping laying on the desk printed out on my printer. I think it’s my friend playing a prank on me so I rub it off and hop in the shower, well Jane was hiding under my bed, and I hear someone fall in my room, so I get out of the shower and open the door and I see Jane sprinting out of my dorm room. She was never seen again.”
He’s So Emotional But Has Never Met Her In Person…
“I started long distance dating a guy I met online. At one point we had been talking every night for almost a week, and I mean hours on the phone. I was getting a couple hours of sleep a night if that. He worked nights but was the only one there, so he could get away with it. I was exhausted from days of running on minimal sleep, and finally told him one day that I needed to go to bed early that night and wouldn’t be able to stay up. He was fine with it, said he’d miss talking to me but I could call when I got up, etc.
I got woken up around 4 am by a very emotional phone call from him. He missed me so much he had sent me a huge email telling me how much he loved me and recorded himself singing one of his favorite love songs. He was crying when he called. It was bad. I had just wanted 8 hours of sleep…
It was definitely a giant freaking red flag. And then it ended badly after a couple months, but not nearly as badly as it could have.”
He Got A Tattoo Of What?
“I was dating this guy for 6 months when I was 18; he was 29. I mention this because I kind of feel like he should’ve been the responsible one.
Anyway, things start to inevitably go south because I’m much younger, and I’m not on the same page as him. He wanted us to get a flat together and live together and get dogs… and I just wasn’t into it at that point in my life. I just wanted to go out and have fun together.
He started worrying me when he hinted that he was going to surprise me with a pair of puppies, and what names would I like to call them because how cute would it be if they had little collars on with names I’d picked out for my ‘dream dogs’. I should have ended it there, but like I said. 18. Read stupid. Ostrich level stupid.
A few weeks later, he took me out to dinner and said he had a surprise for me. When I asked him what it was, he unbuttoned his shirt a few buttons, slipped it off his shoulders and turned around to reveal a HUGE tattoo sprawling across his upper back, of my name. It was literally shoulder to shoulder. My name is quite unusual and is 9 letters long. The dot on the ‘i’ in the middle of my name was a star on the back of his neck, it was that big. Additionally; it was red at the top, fading to skin color, then through to blue at the bottom. An ombré of disappointment. I don’t think I can accurately put across what a freaking monstrosity this thing was.
I was totally gobsmacked. And honestly, I felt skeeved out. It sort of felt like a violation and I can’t describe how or why. It just did. Needless to say, I broke up with him the next day. For all I know; he’s still walking about with that thing on his back because it would be literally impossible to cover up.”
Meeting The Whole Fam On The First Date…
“First date. It was one of the first weeks of my freshman year in college. A cute guy I regularly made small talk with from my intro psychology class asked me to go ‘grab coffee.’ I thought, ‘well, what can the harm in coffee be?’ And agreed.
On the coffee date, the typical first date introduction talk happened, and everything seemed fine. It got closer to dinner, so he asked to grab a bite. I figured, ‘well, I do love sushi!’ So I agreed.
Then, at dinner, he whipped out two tickets to a play in his pocket, and goes ‘Oh, I just happen to have these… would you like to go?’ Me, being awkward and non-confrontational, hesitantly agreed.
So, we drive to the playhouse. Once we arrive, his WHOLE ENTIRE FAMILY is there. I’m not talking immediate, I’m talking about cousins and aunts and grandmas. I went around and met all of these strangers, who kept making comments like ‘it’s so nice to meet you!’ And ‘wow you’re adorable!’ Keep in mind, I’ve known this guy FOR A WEEK and this was THE FIRST DATE.
I want to high tail it, but he drove to the playhouse, so I sit through the play. After, his family offers to have a late night snack at their house, and since I’m stuck, I can’t say no. So, I awkwardly bake treats with his entire family.
And to top it all off, a huge snowstorm hits while I’m at his home late at night, making it impossible to leave. So. His mom made me a bed and I spent the night. Needless to say, I didn’t call him back.”
A Public Promposal?
“There was a girl that I knew through mutual friends. I was not into her in the slightest. I was very respectful and nice to her all of the time though like I am with everyone else. She also went to a different high school.
But anyway, one afternoon during a track meet, this girl and a group of her friends show up to my school and make a big commotion and start unraveling a long poster. My heart sinks as I, and the rest of the track meet attendants, read the banner. This girl was asking me to her prom. Time froze and I considered every possibility to every action I could have taken.
I had to say yes. She really put me in a tough position and I didn’t want to shoot her down that way. I got many nods as my friends knew the sacrifice I was making, and her friends were so happy for her.
She had a great time.”