1. You always have a crush on someone.
Every single day, you fall in love with another stranger. The boy that held the door open for you. The boy that made eye contact and smiled. The boy that followed you on Instagram. A tiny bit of kindness goes a long way with you. That’s why you always get stuck daydreaming about boys that you only saw for two seconds and will probably never see again.
2. People assume that you’re clingy.
People have called you clingy and desperate before, but that’s not the way you see yourself at all. You’re perfectly capable of surviving while single. You just crave love. Attention. Affection. Is that so bad? All you want is someone that will look at you like you’re the only girl in the world. Someone that will make you feel like you’ve found the place where you belong.
3. You’re used to getting hurt.
You’ve been rejected countless times. Whenever you fall for someone new, you almost expect to be turned down. It’s rare that things actually work out. But that’s okay, because there’s always another boy around the corner that will break your heart just as badly.
4. You tend to fall for the wrong people.
You might think that a guy is great, because he treated you well the one time that you talked. But once you do a little social media stalking, you usually realize that your crush is problematic. You know better than anyone that looks can be deceiving. The cutest, sweetest looking face could belong to a huge asshole.
5. You’re a daydreamer.
You think way too far ahead. Whenever you see a cute boy, you imagine dating him. Kissing him. Marrying him. You picture your entire future together before he even becomes a part of your present. You always get ahead of yourself.
6. You get stuck in almost relationships.
You know what it feels like to be the person that cares more. Boys like to string you along, because they know that you’ll do anything for them and won’t expect much in return. You’re too giving. Too accepting. You’re willing to do anything for boys that won’t lift a finger for you.
7. You think too much.
If your crush texts first or likes your Facebook post or smiles when he walks past you, you’re going to think about that moment for the rest of the day. What did it mean? Was he flirting? Was he just being nice? You’ll spend hours overanalyzing his behavior.
8. You don’t need a lot to be happy.
You’re really not asking for much. All you want is for someone to give you attention. To text you in the mornings and take you out on dinner dates and drive you around in his car.
That’s why, once you find someone that actually puts in effort to make you happy — someone that cares as much as you do — you’ll feel like all the waiting was worth it. Like all those random boys you’ve had crushes on over the years were supposed to hurt you. Because they led you straight toward your forever person.