Why’d You Have To Go & Make Me Like You?

Why’d You Have To Go & Make Me Like You? ©iStock/kaisersosa67

I was happy until you came along. Now that you’ve entered my life, everything is different, and it’s all your fault. Why’d you have to go and make me like you?

  1. I was doing just fine without you. I was perfectly happy snuggling with my pillow and orgasming with my vibrator, but now all I want is your lips on my lips. You ruined my happy little single life. Now I’m craving a relationship.
  2. I don’t know if I like this feeling. I’m not used to butterflies, fast heartbeats, and floating on air. I think I like it, but I don’t want to admit that I like it in case it all falls apart. I’ll secretly enjoy the way you make me feel until I’m ready to tell the world.
  3. I’m pissed at you. I hate how you make me feel. I hate the way you look at me with your bedroom eyes, and I hate the way your cologne smells when you wrap your arms around my body. And by “hate,” I really mean “love.”
  4. I can’t get you out of my head. Instead of focusing my energy on ways to advance my career, I’m coming up with conversation topics for our date. Instead of waiting for my new boots to come in the mail, I’m waiting for your text to come through. You’ve usurped my mind.
  5. I won’t admit that I like you. I’m not dressing for you, per se. I’m just spending a little more time on my hair, makeup, and outfit on the off chance that I run into you. Not a big deal.
  6. I’m not ready for a real relationship. I might be nearing my 30s, but I’m still a kid at heart. I’m not ready for a serious relationship with tender kisses and shared bathrooms. But I like you so much that I’m going to jump into one anyway.
  7. You’re proving me wrong. I’ve always been a skeptic when it comes to love. Now that I’ve found someone like you, I have to admit that all of those cliche stories I’ve heard about there being “someone out there for everyone” were right. I hate being wrong.
  8. I didn’t plan for this. I’ve planned out my future, from my dogs down to my garden, but it never involved finding a man like you. Now I have to rethink everything. Do you know how terrifying that is?
  9. I feel like an idiot. I always thought that women with crushes acted ridiculous, but now that I’m experiencing real love for the first time, I get it. I understand why people use baby talk and spoon feed each other from across the table. It’s making me look like a fool, but I don’t even care.
  10. I don’t want to go back. I haven’t known you for long, but I’m already intoxicated by you. I don’t want to go back to the days of being single, wondering if a man like you actually exists. Now that I know you’re out there, I want to make you mine. Forever.
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.