There's something twisted in nature that allows us to have hormones before we know what to do with them. Dating is hard enough even for grown-ups. Our preteen bodies, awash in love chemicals we can't possibly understand, are basically driverless cars, bound to crash and burn. Hey, life teaches some tough lessons.
The good news is that most of us actually learn those lessons and get past our awkward phase. But those cringey memories do stick with you, don't they? And it's good to know you're not alone if you have memories of a crush that still haunt you. Just check out some highlights from a Reddit discussion, where people shared their cringiest memories of things they did to get their crush's attention. It's all so very familiar.