Do I Have a Chance With Him?



Paris Syndrome

One of the most common disorders among Japanese travellers, who get so overwhelmed while visiting the city of Paris. The experience causes anxiety, depersonalization, derealization, persecutory ideas, hallucinations and even acute delusions which together forms Paris Syndrome. Fortunately; it is a temporary disorder but doesn’t require a history of mental illness and people who might get ticked off by language barrier or mental exhaustion can experience the syndrome. One of the reasons could be engaging with the reality of Paris as compared to the idealized version.

Reduplicative Amnesia

Similar to the Capgras Syndrome, the only difference with Reduplicative Amnesia is that individuals suffering from it believe that the location they are in is duplicated. The term was coined by Arnold Pick, a neurologist in 1903 describing one of his Alzheimer’s patient. The individual suffering from the disorder believes that the location exists at two places at the same point of time. People with tumours, dementia, brain injury or other psychiatric disorders are more prone to this disorder.

Stendahl Syndrome

Involving a heightened confusion, overwhelming anxiety, rapid heartbeat, dizziness and hallucinations; Stendahl Syndrome is a psychosomatic illness. Named after the 19th century French author who while described the experience in detail of his 1817 trip to Florence. With an unusual origin this disorder acts up when in the presence of extreme beauty in your environment, but the good part is that it is temporary.

“Basch: So why don’t you ask her out?

The Runt: I’m scared she wouldn’t like me and say no.

-So what? What have you got to lose?

-The possibility -if she says no- that she might have said yes. Whatever I do, I don’t want to lose that possibility.”
― Samuel Shem, The House of God

“I don’t know,” she said. “We used to squabble a lot when we were going together and then engaged and everything, but I thought everything would be so different as soon as you were married. And now I feel so sort of strange and everything. I feel so sort of alone.”
― Dorothy Parker, Here We Are

“Now that I think about it, maybe he is a werewolf. I can picture him lunging over the moors in hot pursuit of his prey, and I’m certain that he wouldn’t think twice about eating an innocent bystander. I’ll watch him closely at the next full moon. He’s asked me to go dancing tomorrow–perhaps I should wear a high collar. Oh, that’s vampires, isn’t it? I think I am a little giddy. (After meeting Mr. Markham V. Reynolds, Jr.)”
― Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I hate to say it, but all that stuff they try to tell you about women being empowered and how it’s fine for a woman to ask a man out, well, it’s crap.’
I look down at my watch. ‘Seven fifty-three p.m.’
‘What does that mean?’
‘Official time of death of feminism,’ I reply, and mom laughs.”
― Robin Epstein, God Is in the Pancakes

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    How did you meet?

    • At school or work
    • Through a dating app
    • Through mutual friends
    • Through a very litty hobby
  • Question of

    Is he single?

    • Not yet!
    • I don’t know!
    • It’s complicated.
    • Boy makes a point of mentioning it every time I see him.
  • Question of

    Have you two ever kissed?

    • No
    • No, but we send each other NSFW messages.
    • Yes
    • We’re kissing on the regular.
  • Question of

    Do you two chill one-on-one?

    • No, only in groups
    • Yes, but only late at night, if you know what I mean.
    • No, but we’ve been talking about doing something like that soon.
    • Yuh, that’s totally our vibe.
  • Question of

    When you’re together, how often does he check his phone?

    • Basically the whole time
    • Every 15 minutes or so
    • Once an hour
    • He doesn’t look at it unless it buzzes!
  • Question of

    You post a thirst trap on Instagram. He … ?

    • Doesn’t do anything
    • Likes it
    • Leaves a flirty comment
    • DMs you immediately
  • Question of

    How many times a day does he text you?

    • Never, unless I’ve been texting him.
    • Once or twice (around 2 a.m.)
    • Three times a day
    • All. Day. Long.
  • Question of

    Does he tell you that you smell good?

    • No. But if I smell rank, he points it out.
    • Yuh … when he gets close.
    • Yup, if I’m wearing perfume.
    • All the time, fam!
  • Question of

    What do you two usually talk about?

    • We haven’t had many one-on-one conversations.
    • We don’t exactly ‘talk.’
    • We talk about memes we both like (and there’s a lot!).
    • E V E R Y T H I N G. We’re like best friends.
  • Question of

    Do your friends think he likes you?

    • No, but IDGAF.
    • They think he likes ‘certain things’ about me.
    • The fam can’t decide!
    • BET.
  • Question of

    When you complain about other guys sliding into your DMs, does he act jealous?

    • (Sigh.) Not. At. All.
    • No, no matter how much I talk about it!
    • Sometimes (and I love it!).
    • Yeah, he’s big jealous.
  • Question of

    You show up for a night out wearing something racy. He … ?

    • Doesn’t notice
    • Says, ‘You look like a snack’
    • Makes a point of talking to you all night
    • Says, ‘Marry me! Just kidding. Maybe.’
  • Question of

    When you’re around, does he flirt with other people?

    • Yes.
    • I don’t want to talk about it.
    • He did once, then I mean-mugged him and he cut it out.
    • Absolutely not.
  • Question of

    Has he ever left you on read?

    • Yes. If he actually responds, I’m shocked.
    • Yeah, but I still like him!
    • He doesn’t do that often because he knows I’ll get salty.
    • That boy would never!
  • Question of

    If you got a flat tire, would he show up and change it for you?

    • Not in a million years, bruh.
    • Nope. Dude would tell me to call AAA.
    • Yes, if he wasn’t already at work.
    • In a heartbeat!

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