Stage 1: Denial. At first you won't want to admit this to yourself. You'll make excuses, look for distractions, or pretend to look away when he's around. You won't want to tell it out loud to your best friends because it will only be real if you share it. Hate to break it to you, girl, but things don't work that way in crush culture.
Stage 2: Sharing. A few days or weeks later, you'll put your game face on and finally tell the world... er, at least your closest friends. Don't worry, we won't judge you because keeping crushes a secret is difficult. And ICYDK, the more you hold it in, the more it will show.
Stage 3: Swooning. You won't be able to stop thinking about his eyes, his nose, his perfectly-combed hair, the way he smiles when he's genuinely happy... the list goes on! His face is the only face you'll see, even when he's surrounded by his friends or a very large crowd. He'll find a way to distract you always, always, always.
Stage 4: Cray. You'll have a bad case of swooning + denial. When your friends tease you or throw you knowing looks, you'll find yourself saying, "Uy, hindi ko naman s'ya masyadong crush!" And they'll give you a cold reply coupled with an eyeroll, "Yeah, riiight."
Stage 5: Anger. You'll find yourself getting mad at him because he seems to notice every girl in the world... except you. Can't he see how perfect you are and how perfect you are for each other? Why can't he seem to notice your extra smooth skin today (because you kind of applied 3 layers of moisturizer since you know you'll be seeing him!). Ugh, boys!
Stage 6: Annoyance. Beware, girl, because there will be a time when you'll get annoyed of his cute little face. Even his sweetest smile or his puppy dog eyes will irritate you. You'll wish that you can get over him as soon as possible because it's just not worth it, you think.
Stage 7: Surrender. But then a few hours later, you won't have a choice but raise the white flag. You just don't stand a chance against his angelic face and super sweet smile. How can you resist him just like that anyway? You'll decide within yourself that maybe there's another good day to get over him... just not now.
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