Hindsight is 20/20, which is why these guys turned to Reddit to share the times that they missed obvious hints from the ladies in their lives. WARNING: Remove any watches or rings before facepalming. Safety first!
Getting a date to the homecoming dance can be hard, but Redditor BillBrasky_ made it so much more difficult for himself:
Her: "No one has even asked me to homecoming!" Me: "Yeah, me either. So what are you going to do?" Her: "Well, I guess if no one is going to ask me... I'll probably just stay home." Me: "That's probably what I'll end up doing too." Her: "Yeah, so... it would be really nice to go though." Me: "I agree, but oh well!" Her: "o_O" Me: "Mind if I call you that night?" Her: "Ummm, sure.. "
Sometimes secondhand embarrassment stings worse than firsthand embarrassment.
At least this anonymous Redditor's story has a happy ending:
When I was in high school my entire class were [sic] on a field trip that involved quite a bit of walking. During the field trip one of my cute friends said she was tired and asked if I could carry her on my back. I said "No, I'm pretty tired too, why don't you ask Mike?" She and Mike are getting married in six months.
OK, I wasn't being entirely honest with you. It's a happy ending for someone else.
Gradath was too focused on being mature and not focused enough on being in the moment:
I was in high school, she was a friend of mine. At her suggestion, we watched "Debbie Does Dallas" together -- just the two of us. She snuggled up against me on the couch, and I thought about how cool it was that we were mature enough to watch porn and not have it be weird or anything. I went home shortly after the movie ended. For the rest of high school she was convinced I was gay because there was no way that I wouldn't have made a move on her otherwise. After another friend of mine explained what had happened to me, I thought I was gay.
6. These Dragon Balls Aren't Going To Find Themselves
You might disagree with this anonymous Redditor's priorities, but at least he has priorities:
One time, a girl kissed me on a school bus without warning and told me that I could get off at her stop and we could walk to her house because her parents weren't home. I said no because I was going to miss dragonball z.
A girl once asked me to keep my dorm door unlocked so that she could wake me up in the morning. The next morning she crawled into bed with me, and I couldn't understand why she would come over if she was so tired. I stayed perfectly still so that she would be able to sleep.
Akesna, maybe you should take a long, hard look at YOURSELF:
Watching a film with a female frind of mine, in my bedroom. She was supposed to bring the DVD of ''The Elephant Man", but the DVD inside the case was of another film whose name I forgot. Having known her for a while, I thought it was just like her to mix DVDs. It turned out that the film was basically about teenagers sleeping with each other. At one point she made a remark : "Well, when a boy and a girl are alone together, something is bound to happen..." My answer : "Not necessarily. Look at us."
Freshmen year of college, a girl gave me a mix-tape for my birthday (yes I'm old.) The first song was "Why don't we do it in the road?" I didn't ask her out for another 3 months, because I am stupid. She is now my wife :)