How much do you stalk your crush?


“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love

“I was suffering the easily foreseeable consequences. Addiction is the hallmark of every infatuation-based love story. It all begins when the object of your adoration bestows upon you a heady, hallucinogenic dose of something you never dared to admit you wanted-an emotional speedball, perhaps, of thunderous love and roiling excitement. Soon you start craving that intense attention, with a hungry obsession of any junkie. When the drug is witheld, you promptly turn sick, crazy, and depleted (not to mention resentful of the dealer who encouraged this addiction in the first place but now refuses to pony up the good stuff anymore– despite the fact that you know he has it hidden somewhere, goddamn it, because he used to give it to you for free). Next stage finds you skinny and shaking in a corner, certain only that you would sell your soul or rob your neighbors just to have ‘that thing’ even one more time. Meanwhile, the object of your adoration has now become repulsed by you. He looks at you like you’re someone he’s never met before, much less someone he once loved with high passion. The irony is,you can hardly blame him. I mean, check yourself out. You’re a pathetic mess,unrecognizable even to your own eyes. So that’s it. You have now reached infatuation’s final destination– the complete and merciless devaluation of self.” – pg 20-21”
Elizabeth Gilbert Sputnik Sweetheart

“Of course it hurt that we could never love each other in a physical way. We would have been far more happy if we had. But that was like the tides, the change of seasons–something immutable, an immovable destiny we could never alter. No matter how cleverly we might shelter it, our delicate friendship wasn’t going to last forever. We were bound to reach a dead end. That was painfully clear.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

“I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.”
L. Frank Baum, The Wise Man’s Fear

“nothing in this world was more difficult than love.”
Gabriel García Márquez The Goddess Test

“Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.”
Patrick Rothfuss, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

“I care,” he said in a trembling voice. “I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too.”
Aimee Carter, The Indigo Spell

“Don’t leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.”
Amy Sedaris, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment

“Because I can’t help doing it,” he said with a shrug. “And hey, if I keep loving you, maybe you’ll eventually crack and love me too. Hell, I’m pretty sure you’re already half in love with me.”
Richelle Mead, Rules of Attraction

“All I’m telling you to do is to be smart about it. Know that if this man isn’t looking for a serious relationship, you’re not going to change his mind just because you two are going on dates and being intimate. You could be the most perfect woman on the Lord’s green earth-you’re capable of interesting conversation, you cook a mean breakfast, you hand out backrubs like sandwiches, you’re independent (which means, to him, that you’re not going to be in his pockets)-but if he’s not ready for a serious relationship, he going to treat you like sports fish.”
Steve Harvey, Emma

“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”
Shannon L. Alder Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“We kiss all the time.” I clear my throat, then add, “We just…do it in private.”
Simone Elkeles, I Wrote This For You

“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”
Jane Austen, Max

“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”
Steve Maraboli, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

“You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore.”
pleasefindthis, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“He could totally be your boyfriend,” [Angel] went on with annoying persistance. “You guys could get married. I could be like a junior bridesmaid. Total could be your flower dog.”
James Patterson, Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life

“Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer The English Patient

“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”
Mandy Hale, Letters to a Young Poet

“A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement”
Jess C Scott Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

“How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.”
Steve Maraboli, Wicked Lovely

“There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.”
Shannon L. Alder All About Love: New Visions

“We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.”
Cornel West, Warbreaker

“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.
Michael Ondaatje, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn’t exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    First off: Do you know his name?

    • I know his first and last names.
    • I know his first, middle, and last names.
    • I know his first and last names and middle initial.
    • I know only his first name.
    • I know his first name and last initial.
  • Question of

    Do you know his birthday?

    • I know his birth month and year.
    • I know his birth season and year.
    • I don’t know.
    • Yes, I know his exact month, day, and year.
    • I know his birth year.
  • Question of

    Do you know where he goes to school and where he does out-of-school activities?

    • Yes and no
    • Yes and yes.
    • None of these.
    • Yes-ish and no
    • Yes and yes-ish.
  • Question of

    Do you know who his parents and siblings are?

    • I know the names of one or two of them.
    • Yes, I know their full names and birth dates.
    • Yes, I know their names.
    • I think I have seen one of them before.
    • No idea!
  • Question of

    Do you know who his extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc) is?

    • I think he mentioned an Uncle Bob once.
    • I dunno.
    • Yes, I have his entire family tree.
    • I know his basic relatives.
    • I know one or two relatives.
  • Question of

    Do you know where he lives?

    • I know his street/block.
    • Yes, I know his exact address and how to get there from multiple places.
    • I know his address.
    • No, I don’t know.
    • I know his general area.
  • Question of

    Would you feel uncomfortable following him?

    • Yes. I would probably start following him and then give up.
    • Yes, I would, but I would still do it.
    • Very! I would want to follow him, but I wouldn’t even get close to doing it.
    • Extremely so.
    • No, not at all! I have perfected the art of blending with the background.
  • Question of

    How do you keep organized about the information you know about him?

    • I might write down some things in my diary or somewhere, but I have no designated book.
    • I keep an organized notebook. I have a section for photos, one for family, one for school info, etc.
    • I scribble everything down in no particular order.
    • I don’t.
    • What information?
  • Question of

    Do you know his school schedule?

    • I think he takes Latin.
    • No clue!
    • I know which classes are which period.
    • I know a couple of his classes.
    • Yes, I know exactly where he will be at any given time. And I mean EXACTLY.
  • Question of

    How many photos of him do you have?

    • I have a fair amount.
    • Just one.
    • A lot, and I have videos too. I have cataloged them by his age.
    • None.
    • I have a few.
  • Question of

    How committed are you to stalking him?

    • Meh.
    • Quite a bit.
    • Not at all.
    • Extremely so!
    • Yeah, I’d like to know more about him.
  • Question of

    When you flirt with him, he:

    • Has a blank look on his face.
    • Has a big grin on his face.
    • Glares at you.
    • Blushes.
    • More than one of the above.
  • Question of

    He looks at you…

    • About every 2 seconds and doesn’t even blink!
    • Just two times or three…
    • I don’t think he ever looks at me…
    • Every hour or so.
  • Question of

    If you ever are homesick, he says…

    • ”I hope you are okay!”
    • ‘If you need anything, just call me.’
    • ”Hey, where were you?”
    • He doesn’t even notice that I am not present.
  • Question of

    How often does he talk to you?

    • Three times a day or more…
    • Twice a day!
    • Once a day!
    • What? Never…
  • Question of

    How long are your conversations usually?

    • A couple hours.
    • 15 minutes.
    • A few minutes.
    • We don’t talk.
  • Question of

    How often does he ask you about yourself?

    • Every single time he can.
    • A couple times every day.
    • A couple times a week.
    • He doesn’t.
  • Question of

    Did he ever show any sign of sexual attraction towards you, I mean not in stalking way but more like a sensual way?

    • Yeah, I felt that.
    • Maybe yes, I am not actually not sure.
    • Yes, he wanted to make out with me very strongly.
    • No, not at all.
  • Question of

    Has he ever offered you a ride home? If he has one.

    • Yes! A few times!
    • One time or two.
    • Well, not really cuz he has his whole boys squad with him.
    • No, he doesn’t have a ride.

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How much do you know your crush?