The Emotional Cycle Of Running Into That Guy You Like In College

Otherwise known as the love of your life. You could be just waltzing through your day and then... there he is. Heart palpitations, heavy sweating and emotional warfare, this is the emotional cycle of running into your crush.

Internal Panic Attack Upon Sighting

The one day you don't wash your hair right? You were not expecting to see him, and yet he's just popped up in your life today. You pause suddenly, look around at places to hide while you figure out what the fuck you are going to do next.

Look At Your Phone, Avoid Eye Contact

Now that you've attempted to hide from your crush, the natural next step is looking at your phone. Because if he does see you, he'll think "Oh she's looking at her phone. She's so busy and popular. I admire her.". Or at least I hope he does.


What The Fuckity Fuck Do I Do?

Time is running out! Either he is going to spot you awkwardly hiding behind that plant, or he's going to not see you and go on with his life. But you are desperate to talk to him... aren't you.

Calm down! CALM DOWN!

You feel the onset of an anxiety attack. You're dying to talk to him! But you can barely compose yourself well enough to even come out from behind that plant! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO!? Panic, so much, panic.


Shit! Did He See Me?

*Heart stops*

Can't Look At The Ground, Then He'll Know I'm Awkward

I was looking at everywhere else apart from you before you looked in this direction anyway...


PHEW! He Didn't See Me...

Now I can stare at him in peace.

Wait. Who The Fuck Is He Talking To?

Is that the girl who keeps posting on his Facebook? Are they friends or? She's too pretty to just be friends with him. He's beautiful... they're probably dating.


Sudden Onset Of Overwhelming Heartbreak




That sounds like his voice. Was that at me?


Holy shit. I can't believe this is happening. Oh My God.



*Internal high-pitched screaming*

WTF I Am I Gonna Say!?!

Maybe he does love me and he just doesn't want to tell me, yet.

No, No Something Else!


Maybe, not that, either...

Ok, Just Be Coooool

I can totally be cool. Born cool. So cool. OH GOD WE'RE SHARING THE SAME SPACE.

When He Says Hi...


Your eye contact intimidates me greatly.

When You Go To Talk

Hold it together woman.

All You're Thinking About When He's Talking To You

He's so pretty.

"Well I'll Catch You Later, Nice Talking."

That went ok right? Time to come down from the emotional roller-coaster and day dream about your babies together.

Catherine Munnelly
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Catherine Munnelly is a colourfully-haired UCD graduate with a degree in reading books. A pint-sized bundle of wisdom, she has mastered the game of Flip-Cup, enjoys the company of bearded-men and despises rude people. When she's not writing or talking about her dog, you'll find her wandering around Europe telling folk that Leprechauns exist and Bono's her uncle.

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