Do You Really Wanna Know What I Think about You?
By Dhvani, age 15, Oman
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
When a girl likes a guy for the first time, it's like "love at first sight"! But it's not really, because you don't really know at that age what "love" or "crush" really means. I was in grade 3 when I had my first crush - Daniel Radcliffe, the boy who plays Harry Potter. I fell in love with him in his first movie and I've made it a point to watch his movies ever since. When you're in third grade, and you're having your first crush, all you tell people is "I like him and I think he is cute!" But when you're that young, you have no idea what "like" and "cute" really mean either. I did end up liking Daniel Radcliffe until I was in grade 6. That's when I had my first real-life crush, a guy from my class. We were friends.
Right now, I like this certain someone, and no one really knows how I feel about him. He himself knows I like him, but he has decided that he is not going to change his thinking towards me. We've known each other for two years now, and have been good friends ever since. But things will never change.
When a girl likes someone, it's pretty clear and obvious. And she tries to get him attracted to her in every way. But boys will be boys, no matter what.
I've tried everything I can for him to notice me. I talked to him more often and texted him more often. But in the end, it remained where it was, other than the fact we got closer to each other and we're now best friends. He comes up to me and always talks about the girl he likes and how he wants to ask her on a date and stuff. I encourage him to go ask her, but it never works - he tries to talk to the girl.
Before he knew I liked him, he would constantly ask me about the guy I liked! All I would say is, "I wish he would like me back!" or "He's really nice; I talk to him every day and we text each other all the time!" But he never knew it was him, so his reply would be, "A guy would be stupid enough to not like you back! Seriously!" Yeah, right!
Well, now I'm stuck with him knowing I like him, but he doesn't mind. It's really annoying when a guy doesn't like you back, because all the effort you put into him noticing you goes to waste. But on the bright side, after he knew I liked him, he would do whatever he could to talk to me, make me laugh, and even hug me. But he does not like me.
On the last day of school, the 17th of June, as school was over, he came up to me and said goodbye and gave me a massive hug. He told me he'd miss me over the summer. I smiled and I said I'd miss him too. How amazing is that? You like a guy, and he said he'll miss you over the summer. Yeah, pretty cool.
But do I really know if I'm still going to like him after summer? I might like him for that long, but what if someone else comes along during the summer? Then things are going to change - a lot. And this time, it might just turn out to be the awesome summer I've always wanted.