Overthinking is an art many of us have mastered. We do it so much that at this point it seems we enjoy it. But why do we do it?! How do we stop? Especially when it comes to...men.
I used to always overanalyze basically everything. But now, I hardly ever do!
HAHA. Just freakin' kidding. I can't shut my brain off half the time. And that's why I'm writing this article: to remind YOU (and myself) that life is so much simpler when you don't read between the lines.
So if you find yourself constantly wondering if a guy is into you, he's probably not. Are you creating another story in your head again? Read the signs below to double check:
1. He calls you when he's out drunk
OMG! He's out drinking and I am on his mind! How special am I?!
Girl, no. You may be on his mind...but for what reason?
2. He snaps you when it's evident you're going out
I know the routine. You get all dressed up with your friends and post a Snap story of you pre-gaming while listening to the latest radio hit and using the puppy filter. You hope he hits you up and he does. Newsflash: just because he wants to drink with you...doesn't mean he's into you.
3. He contacts you every weekend
No, he isn't swamped with school work 24/7 during the week. Okay, maybe he is. But if you know he spends a lot of time hanging out with friends during the week, you know he could make time to see you too (other than Friday and Saturday).
4. If you do hangout during the week, it's past 10 p.m.
That's cute, he wants to have a movie night, you think to yourself. Okay. So how much of the movie did you actually watch?
5. He says he will "talk to you later"
I'm pretty sure every time I end a convo with someone on the phone or in-person with a friend I say, "talk to you later," or "see you later." Do I actually? No.
6. You'll see each other at the bar but he'll come up to you toward the end of the evening
He was just so preoccupied with his friends that there was just no way he could have made an effort to be with you earlier in the night! Right?!
False. It's almost closing time and he doesn't want to go home alone.
7. He likes one of your Instagram photos
Ah! That must mean something! He liked MINE!
Okay...so he likes 10 other girls too?
8. He likes every single one of your Instagram photos
Sure. Then you must like your entire Instagram feed.
9. He's usually one of the first people to watch your Snap story
...Or maybe he's just glued to his phone. Or bored? A lot?
10. He says you look pretty while you're out
But, like, you already knew that.