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We’re gonna fess up here, gentle readers, we received this message nearly three years ago. What can we say, sometimes we just get really busy. For instance, M. has been busy waiting for the past three years for her crush to respond to her text message which simply read “Hey, what’s up?” While A. has been waiting for her crush to look at her while riding the same bus every morning for the past three years.
“Am I in love? —yes, since I am waiting. The other one never waits. Sometimes I want to play the part of the one who doesn’t wait; I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time. The lover’s fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits.”
Love, waiting. Waiting, love. Seems like these are one and the same. So, you can email or not email but either way it’s you as the “crusher”who will be waiting. Waiting for what Barthes would call a “promised sign”:
"I am waiting for an arrival, a return, a promised sign. This can be futile, or immensely pathetic: in Erwartung (Waiting), a woman waits for her lover, at night, in the forest; I am waiting for no more than a telephone call, but the anxiety is the same.”
In this case your promised sign is an email not a phone call but we would say the anxiety is still the same. And you’re gonna have to deal with moderate amounts of shame as well. Sorry, man.
A + M
Ps. But seriously, we hope you just sent him an email three years ago. If you haven’t, just do it now. It won’t be weird.
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With a little bit of effort on our part, we figured out that you were writing in Filipino. We popped your question into Google Translate and were very pleased with the results:
Okay, so, you begin the question with the word “what.” This is a very common way of phrasing a question. You also end the question with a question mark which is also a very common way of indicating that you’re asking a question.
Now for the tricky part: Freaking Do. Freaking Do? Do Freaking? By freaking, do you mean the definition that Milton introduced in Lycidas in 1637: to fleck, streak, or variegate?
But, maybe you are using the definition derived from the Old English, frīcian, to dance? In that case, you’d be asking what kind of dance moves would potentially attract your crush? If so, also an excellent question.
Ps. But seriously, don’t freak out. Do you get the sense that she might like you romantically? Because if you get that feeling, you’re way ahead of any “okay dude.” Test the waters. Dip your toes in. Skip a couple rocks. Maybe you could ask her out on a date-like hangout to a body of water and see how she responds.
You’re right, we don’t think you need to sweat the age difference.
Does this answer your question? Great!
Here’s our advice:
Just kidding, sneaking into his room at night is illegal. You should actually have your friend kidnap him from his workplace. Just kidding, that’s also totally illegal!
Ps. But seriously, you should try to tell him yourself. Maybe you can write him a note and get your friend to give it to him so you’re expressing your feelings in your own words. But ultimately, it would be best if you told him in person yourself even though it’s very nerve-racking (we know). Good luck tomorrow!
You’ve come to the right place! Here at Chestbursters we love social networking websites.
So you’re shy? Our number one piece of advice for you is to never communicate with him directly. Facebook is great for this.
But you’re probably a teen which means you don’t use Facebook; maybe you use Twitter, or Snapchat, or Instagram, or Yahoo Answers, or Ask Jeeves, or your Sony Ericsson Cedar Phone, or your Samsung Denim™ (Aio Wireless) Flip Phone, or Canada411.ca, or snail mail, or stork mail, or carrier pigeon mail, or (and we admit that this is kind of unlikely) a dog sled mail delivery team.
Ps. But seriously, you can just try writing him a note or sending him a funny link. You might find yourself with a pen pal and get to know a little bit about each other in the process.
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