Ah, young love. There’s a reason why there’s an entire film genre devoted to awkward teens in relationships, because as it turns out, teens in relationships are pretty freaking awkward. Let he or she who has never written a melodramatic breakup letter or full on made out in the hallway between classes because you thought that’s what high school kids in relationships were just supposed to do (*cough, cough*) cast the first stone.
As such, an Ask Reddit thread poses the question: “What was the cringiest thing you did in your first relationship?” And truly, they’re not lying when they say youth is wasted on the young.
I asked out my crush over text and she said yes so I replied with “congratulations! You just upgraded to boyfriend package!” I still wake up in cold sweat in the middle of the night thinking about that.
I had a crush on her in high school but didn’t know how to talk to girls. So I dyed my hair and grew a mullet to get her attention. I guess I was thinking courting was like how animals do it in the wild or something. Like peacocks.
We would put a blanket over us and fool around with other people in the room. The sounds they must have heard, my god.
Early in my current relationship, neither myself nor my girlfriend wanted to be the first to say “I love you”. To avoid saying it I once said “I like you with all the likes in the world”
I wore a floor length leather jacket to our first date because The Matrix was really cool at the time.
(It’s worth noting that the top comment on that one was “Congrats on the sex!”)
I had a crush on a girl and after years of innocent flirting I didn’t know how to take the next step so one day I text her ” I love them big ol boobies of yours” and she never spoke to me again. I still cringe thinking about it. It was just so out of the blue. I was just so stuck in this innocent flirting mode and didn’t know how to take the next step so one day I just decided I would take a trust fall and I fell flat and hard lol.
I burped in a girl’s mouth making out while all of our friends were next to us pretending to be asleep and I tried to pretend it didn’t happen but it was so bad
Driving back from The drive-in theatre, she takes her bra off under her shirt because it is uncomfortable and my next move? Turn on my Barenaked Ladies CD and recite all of ” One Week.”
And now for the grand finale (literally):
When I was 14 I had this boyfriend and we used to have pretty standard make out sessions after school. Well we would be in the middle of kissing, then he would get up say he had to use the bathroom, come back and start kissing me again. This would happen over and over. So one day I’m like “why do you always go to the bathroom when we are making out?” And he looks visibly uncomfortable and just sort of shrugs. I started thinking he had bowel problems. Then later I was talking to a male friend about it and he told me my boyfriend was probably disappearing into the bathroom to jerk it. I didn’t believe him and was convinced for the longest time my first boyfriend had like IBS or something. Now I look back and think I was a little naive.
Adolescence: thank goodness that’s all over with.