Guys Who Texted Their Crush And Ended Up Taking An L

Having a crush is simultaneously a great thing and a tragic thing: on one hand, you get all those giddy feelings from dreaming up a future with that person, and, on the other hand, there’s the chance that none of it is reciprocated.

Unfortunately, these guys fall into the latter category with these devastating text exchanges.

Seriously, Why Would She Even Say That?

woman: so I'm ten drinks deep right now and I thought maybe the alcohol would make you look cuter but it didn't. Man: why did you even have to send that
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I’m not going to lie: once or twice in my life, I have had a thought as poignantly cruel cross my mind before, but there’s a huge difference between privately thinking something and telling it directly to them.

Not The Stroller!!

woman: r u really 5'6
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This guy was really trying to make himself seem a touch taller so he could be more appealing, and not only did she little brother-zone him, but she also put him in a stroller? I’m deceased.

That’s All She Needed To Say

woman fawns over guy's dog after he sends a picture. Man asks what she thinks about the owner and she says
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In this woman’s defense, this guy really tried to use his super cute dog to swindle this woman into liking him more, which is a cheap tactic, so he deserved to lose the comparison to Snowball.

This Is Such A Sad Story In Four Texts

man: Hey, I really like you. You really make me happy. I want you. Please go out with me. Woman: omg that's what I should send to my crush. Thanks so much! Man: haha yeah glad I could help
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This guy really put his heart out on his sleeve for this girl, and she’s really just going to take his words and plagiarize them to send to her crush while swiftly rejecting him in the process.

I Hope He Didn’t Do It

girl asks if a guy is busy and when he says he has free time, she replies
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Note her asking if he’s busy just so she can see if he’ll do a whole assignment for her!! I hope, with my whole heart, that he didn’t write a single word of that essay.

Nothing Like Waiting Two Days To Respond

(on saturday) Man: you tryna hang out tn? woman: no we got the stay at home curfew. M: they ain't implementing that until Monday. (Monday) w: heyy sorry I can't hang tn. M: that was on purpose huh
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She could have just said that she wasn’t interested in hanging out with him at all, but instead she left him waiting for a response for the rest of the weekend.

Watching Netflix…Apart

woman: feeling lazy tn. Man: same imma just stay in. W: oh fr? You got Netflix at your place? M: Sure do :). W: Maybe you should give it to me tonight ;) M: maybe I should. W: Cool what's your username and password? M: oh
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That “oh” says it all: he was getting so excited by the prospect of having his crush come over for a night in until he realized that she had no intention of seeing him at all.

A Few Months Late There

Man on Feb.7: Hey! So the other night was really fun. You should hit me up again soon! Woman on nov. 1: Hey sorry I don't think this is gonna work out. Man: alright then
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I think we should all collectively establish a time frame during which it is acceptable to respond, and, after that time, it’s just accepted as a ghosting. Nothing further needed to be said.

The Laughing Faces Are The Salt In The Wound

man: hey I had a really good time studying with you tonight. Would you want to hang sometime?. Woman proceeds to accidentally send screenshot of his message to him with text: GIRL WHAT I SAY (LAUGHING EMOJIS)
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On one hand, I feel for this girl who definitely sent this screenshot to the wrong person and definitely embarrassed herself, but on the other, it’s so much worse to know that you were about to become a joke in her group chat.

What A Harsh Reality Check

man: hey, so I've been thinking about how we got close again and like, it annoys me how you make it so hard for me not to like you. Woman: wait, we're close? lol. M: I thought we were...? W: bro I only FT you to distract myself from texting my ex
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This guy really thought that he was on the way to getting close to this girl and perhaps even dating her in the future only to realize that he is just a distraction from the guy she really wants.

Brother-Zoned, Round Two

M: you make me sound like a baby, but thank you. W: you are a babbyyyy. M: aye I''m just sayin I could be your baby. W: My baby brother <3 M: ouch
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I’m not saying that there’s anything inherently bad about a woman liking you as a brother—because that is a quality friendship—but it definitely isn’t ideal when you want to be more than friends.

Ouch.

W: hey could you come over and watch my dogs tonight? M: sure, should I bring food? W: no ahaha they have food. M: i meant for us. W: oh no like can you watch my dogs? I'm going to dinner with a guy and might not be back. M: i see
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Even if he didn’t think that he had a chance with her, it’s pretty rough to have to woman you’re into ask you to help her out so that she can date someone else.

A Hug For That Torture?

man: how was your day? Woman: Lmao stop texting me I have a man. (a day later) woman: Heyyyy Could u come to the park tomorrow and take pictures of me and my bf pls? If u do I'll give you a hug
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Listen, ladies: It’s totally okay if you’re deeply uninterested in a guy and make that clear, but if you do so, perhaps you shouldn’t try to manipulate his feelings for you to get free favors.

Narrator: Her Friend Was Not At The Airport

after making plans, woman asks how tall a guy is. After he says
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On one hand, it’s pretty rough that she made up a fake excuse to get out of the date. On the opposite hand, it might have been even worse if she’d just said his height was the dealbreaker upfront.

There’s So Much Pain In That “Oooooh Fun”

m: Pizza at 7? W: yess! can you give me a ride after? M: yeah I love late night drives :). W: No I need you to drop me off at this Tinder guy's place. M: oooooh fun.
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He really thought that it was going to be a dinner date, and then they’d literally drive off into the sunset together and it was all derailed with a single text message.

At Least She’s Honest

M: hey we have chem together and I just wanted to let you know I think you're really cute. W: haha thanks! did you do the chem homework though? M: yea I'll send you it. did you wanna hang out sometime? W: no thanks :). Homework?
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It’s not like she pretended to have any interest in him just to get what she wanted. She straight-up said that she never wanted to hang out and still asked for the homework because she knows exactly what she wants.

It Was A Sunday

m: hey so did you wanna come over for dinner tonight? W: sorry I'm getting Chickfila with my friends. M: that's okay! maybe next time (time shows the interaction happened on a sunday)
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The thing is, if she really wanted to lie and get away with it, she could have said any other restaurant name and he would have been none the wiser.

That’s Not What Anyone Wants To Hear

guys asks a girl he met on Tinder if she's come=ing over as planned and she says she's busy, has to cancel, and he's not really her type. He asks why she gave him her number and she says she
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When it comes to getting rejected, no one wants to hear that someone showed interest or gave you their number because they felt bad, as if you were some hopeless charity case.

Social Media Clout Is A Disease

girl: hey, I know this is weird but I've kinda liked you for a while now. boy: wait seriously? I've had a crush on you for three years now. I had no idea you felt the same way. Girl: um it was for a tiktok lmao sorry
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This girl really destroyed his whole emotional state and confidence all to create a video that was probably 15 seconds long and didn’t get more than 100 likes on TikTok.

He Did Brag About His Recommendations

Woman: hey I need to see a movie. Man: theatres are closed rn but we could watch one my place? W: no like I need recommendations for me and my bf and you told me you were the best at recommendations :)
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I’m sure he really was excited about her asking about movies, but, if he never made any clear communication about wanting to recommend something to watch together, he can’t really be mad.