It’s hard to have “game” when you’re a teenager. Your hormones are all over the place, you have zero self-confidence, and your perception of romance is shaky, to say the least. How are you supposed to navigate the unfamiliar terrain of relationships when you’re so ill-equipped and — let’s face it — not cool?
As a result, we’ve all experienced our fair share of uncomfortable attempts at romance (usually in the form of a ballsy AIM message). Fortunately, we can all commiserate together because, hey, we’ve all been there.
Recently, Twitter user Katie Sutherland confessed one of her most embarrassing middle school moments, describing the time she tried to hit on her crush using a Taylor Swift music video.
In 6th grade I had a really big crush on this boy who had a girlfriend, so one day on aim I messaged him a link to the music video for “you belong with me” by Taylor Swift. Joe if you’re reading this that was weird, my bad
— Katie Sutherland (@ksuth96) January 9, 2018
Admit it: you have also attempted to use a musician’s lyrics as poetry to express your own feelings. It’s okay. You didn’t know any better.
At least it’s never too late to apologize for being irreparably awkward!