If you like someone, tell them
Life's too short to play games (unless it's naked twister) and they will almost always backfire. If you want someone to know you like them, just say it. All this time we waste dropping hints and trying to work out if someone likes us ....the quicker you let that person know that you're into them, the quicker everyone has their answers, and the quicker you can both move forward.
The one who cares the least does not "win"
You will never regret caring too much, but you will forever regret caring too little.
Treat someone like you don't care and they will believe you, and when they're gone, they're gone, and it's in that realisation that you'll long for the chances you wasted.
So many of us are so afraid of losing face, but it's nothing compared to the loss of that person who was everything to us. You may still have your "cool" in tact, but that is a hollow, lonely "victory"
".....You knew what you had, you just never thought you'd lose it"
nothing is granted, and certainly not forever, and yet we treat the best people as if they are.
You will never miss anyone like the one that got away.
That pain, the regret, the what-ifs will last a lifetime. You don't get over it.
You will move on. If you're lucky, you will love someone else, but it won't be the same kind of love. The person you lost, the person you could've had leaves a void in your heart that no one and nothing else can fill. You're never the same person after they're gone.
You're happy, but you could have been happier.
Shoulda Woulda could've are the last words of a fool.
I wish this could have been a cheerier take, but I see so much dating advice about playing it cool & not giving too much away, and making the other person chase us, and we act like we have all the time in the world to mess around with that and make up for it later, when, in reality, life is rarely that simple.
If you're lucky enough to have someone amazing in your life, make them feel that way. You're not guaranteed another chance. You don't know what will happen tomorrow.
Thank you to anyone who reads this