12 GIFs that Explain Having a Crush in the 90s

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Love bites.

1. The butterflies

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When those butterflies would kick in... you knew it was a true school kid crush.

2. Longing

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You'd silently crush on them from afar... as you slowly got up the nerve to share your feelings with your friends.

3. Whispering your desire to your girls

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You'd finally admit it... you like like him. And you'd tell all of your best gals to make sure you had as much backup as possible to get the guy to like you back.

4. "He loves me... he loves me not"

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After all your friends found out, your next step was to find out if he liked you back. Time for some good old fashion flower petal plucking and cootie catcher testing!

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5. Strategizing

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After determining that of course he liked you back, you'd start plotting your move with all your best girls.

6. Dread

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Then the nerves would sink in as soon as your plan went into action.

7. Excitement

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After passing him that note in class or leaving it in his locker, your nerves would quickly turn to excitement as you waited to hear how much he loved you too!!

8. Success

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When he'd circle "yes" on your "do you like me?" note... you couldn't help but contain your joy!

9. Going out

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After he circled "yes" you'd start "going out". Which meant you'd hold hands sometimes in the hallways and say hi to each other between class. Swoon!

10. The breakup

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After about two weeks it would end... and you were always heartbroken.

11. Passage of time

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Slowly and slowly, you'd become stronger.

12. And you'd crush again

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The 90s were a never ending cycle of butterflies, heartbreak, and butterflies again. You'd move on as fast as they'd come, and you loved every second of it.

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