YOUNG-ISH LOVE, AS I DEFINE IT

  1. My past experience being in love was just wanting to throw up all the time for a full year, so I'm interested in what this go-around is like.
  2. So far, love has been me bullying my boyfriend into telling me he loved me first.
    Drunk Mary, in overalls, hopped up on watching women's volleyball: "CAN I JIST SAY SOMETHING ABOUT HOW I HAVE A FEELING AND I FEEL LIKE I HAVE SAID ALL THE THINGS. LIKE HOW WE'RE EXCLUSIVE AND LIKE HOW ALSO WE ARE BOYFRIENDS. AND YOU HAVE SAID NONE OF THE THINGS. I THINK WE BOTH KNOW WHERE I AM GOING WITH THIS. I AM UNCOMFORTABLE." Shockingly, he did know where I was going with that.
  3. Love has also been how I was sad his stomach started hurting a few nights ago while he was staying over so I told him I'd go to the bodega down the street to pick up pepto bismol, except it took a lot longer than expected because the nearby bodega had already closed so I had to walk 10 extra blocks.
  4. WITHOUT MY PHONE, SO I COULDN'T EVEN CATCH POKÉMON.
    Yes I still play that game yes it is ruining my whole goddamn life.
  5. Also, at 11:45pm in West Oakland.
    I feel like nothing terrible has happened to me just because I'm SO blatantly stupid. Anyone me-sized and me-gendered wandering around my neighborhood at midnight must have something seriously wrong with them.
  6. So that when I finally was walking over the bridge to get back to my house I saw my boyfriend looking very relieved.
    He grabbed my hand and said "I know you said if you didn't get back in 10 minutes, I should wait longer. But you didn't say anything about 11 minutes, and I did note the time you left." And then we walked back to my house and I felt very bad that he was worried but also very comforted and safe.
  7. Love is also how when MY stomach hurt the next night I woke him up at 3am (he stayed at my place 2 nights in a row, which isn't super common for us) to let him know that my stomach hurt and clearly I was dying so he would need to find a new girlfriend.
  8. Luckily I still had the saltines I'd purchased on my anxiety inducing midnight jaunt the night before so I chomped on those.
  9. And he said it was comforting to hear me eating crackers next to him.
  10. Do you know how in love you'd have to be that your response to your small and difficult girlfriend waking you up at 3am to yell about her stomach pain and then eat crackers in bed (??? There is literally a SAYING about how distasteful that act is) is to let her know you find that comforting???
  11. Love is also me yelling, "WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE DATING SOMEONE SO HOT AND SMART AND FUNNY?" and for him to be like "It's great!"
  12. I know it's horrifically boring and gross to hear about other people's love but this is all extremely new to me.
  13. So I don't have a lot of other #content that isn't about getting sexism'd in comedy, which is too depressing for me to deal with right now.
  14. I did not mean to be in love, I just raised my head and looked around a bit and found myself here.
  15. There are so many gross things about me but the grossest by far is how I get when I'm in love.
    There are PET NAMES, my friends.
  16. Also this list is gonna be fully hilarious once he dumps my ass or vice versa.