I Like You So Much That It’s Bringing Out The Crazy In Me

I Like You So Much That It’s Bringing Out The Crazy In Me ©iStock/Jacob Ammentorp Lund

I might seem like a psychopath because I actually speak my mind while other girls pretend that they don’t have any feelings, but I’m only being honest with you because I care about you. I want our relationship to work out, which means I need to tell you the truth. I’m not nuts — I just like really like you.

  1. I want to know how you feel. I shouldn’t have to guess if you want to go out on another date with me or if you’re planning on cutting me loose soon. If it’s crazy for me to ask you if we have a future, then lock me up in the insane asylum, because I’m guilty as charged.
  2. I want you to know how I feel. I shouldn’t be considered crazy for actually telling you what’s on my mind. If I’m madly in love with you, then I’m going to tell you, because I know how amazing it feels to be loved. I want you to experience that sweet sensation for yourself.
  3. I always do my research before a big date. Don’t call me crazy for stalking you on social media before we meet in person. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to get murdered. Going through your Instagram photos and Facebook statuses are precautions I have to take whenever I really like a guy.
  4. I like spending time with you. I’m not going to apologize for asking you to take me out on weekly dates. I want to see you as often as possible, because you make me happy. If you liked me half as much as I liked you, then you’d feel the same.
  5. I care about the way I look. Don’t call me crazy for spending hours on my hair and makeup. I like you and I want to look good for you. If I stopped putting in effort, then you’d miss it.
  6. I get jealous of what’s mine. If you call me your girlfriend, then that means we made a commitment to each other. Flirting with other women is a breach of that agreement, so damn right I’m going to be upset. You should be happy that I’m concerned about losing you.
  7. I’ll do whatever it takes to make you happy. If you tell me that you used to play hockey when you were little, then I’ll buy you tickets to a big game, even if it costs a few hundred dollars. It seems like a crazy gift, but really, it’s just crazy thoughtful. You should appreciate it.
  8. I’m willing to make an effort. The reason I’ll play video games with you isn’t because I’m some psychotic lady pretending to be what you want me to be. I’m just wiling to give your hobbies a shot, because I care about you. I want to understand what makes you tick.
  9. I want you to be a big part of my life. Don’t run the other way when I ask you to do me a favor. I’m not going to beg you to meet my parents, unless I really like you. You should be flattered that I’m making the request.
  10. I’m kinky AF. I’m not all that interesting during work hours, but I do get pretty intense when the sun goes down and it’s time to hop into bed. But I’m not crazy. I’m just kinky.
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.