I Can’t Remember Why I Even Liked You In The First Place

I Can’t Remember Why I Even Liked You In The First Place

I used to look at you like you were the man of my dreams but now all I see is wasted time. It’s clear that the days I spent thinking about you were pointless. Honestly, I can’t remember why I even liked you in the first place.

  1. You were only interested in me on certain days. On other days, you refused to answer me. I didn’t need a read receipt in order to know you saw the messages I sent you. You just chose to ignore them, because you weren’t in the mood for me that day.
  2. You were more trouble than you’re worth. Even when you paid attention to me, most of my time was spent wondering if you actually liked me back. I couldn’t enjoy our conversations, because I was too busy deciphering them to try to figure out where the hell you stood.
  3. You never put in any effort. I was always the one to text first and to make plans to hang out. From the very beginning, you never made the effort to involve me in your life. Some days I wonder if you ever cared at all.
  4. You’re not good enough for me. I have high standards that you obviously don’t reach, which is why I can’t figure out why I liked you in the first place. I should’ve realized I could do better right away. I don’t know how you fooled me for so long.
  5. You flirted with everyone. You’d make me feel special for a few minutes, but the feeling would disappear as soon as I saw you talking to some other girl. You used the same lines on all of us. We were all the same to you.
  6. You didn’t appreciate me. You never thanked me for the cute little things I’d do, like send you good morning messages and buy you coffee for no real reason. You thought I owed you the things that you were lucky to have.
  7. You lied about every little thing. It would make more sense to me if you lied about being single or being employed, but you lied about small things. In fact, you lied about everything, even the things no one else would even think to lie about. Because of that, I could never trust you.
  8. I was warned about you. My friends told me that you were no good, but I refused to listen. I could’ve saved myself a lot of trouble if I would’ve listened to them the first time they told me to delete your number.
  9. I barely knew you. Most of our conversations occurred over text, and even when we saw each other in person, you lied through your teeth. That’s why I don’t know if I know the real you at all. I just know the person that you were pretending to be.
  10. You weren’t even that hot. Sure, you had nice hair and sexy tattoos, but you wouldn’t stand out in a crowd. You were just an average looking guy with a below-average personality. That’s why I’m more than ready to move on.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.
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