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When Secret Crushes Turn From Dreamy To Nightmares

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It was just another regular day at work when my eyes landed on him. He was handsome, and tall and had piercing blue eyes that sparkled under the sunlight. I couldn’t help but blush as I quickly looked away, hoping he didn’t notice my staring. Over the next few weeks, I found myself daydreaming about him, imagining the perfect first date and a beautiful future together.

Finally, after weeks of awkward small talk and fidgeting, he asked me out. His name was Shaun and he was a Virgo. I was ecstatic and spent hours planning the perfect outfit and memorizing conversation starters. The date was nothing like I imagined it would be. He was arrogant, constantly interrupting me and talking about himself. He was rude to the waitstaff and seemed to lack any empathy for others.

I was heartbroken, my dreams of a future together were shattered. I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, maybe he was having a bad day or was just nervous. But it only got worse from there. He was self-centered, vain, and had no regard for anyone else’s feelings or opinions. I realized that the person I had a crush on was nothing like the person I imagined him to be.

As a nurse, I had seen enough in my profession to know that people are not always what they seem on the surface. And just like that, my crush evaporated into thin air. I couldn’t see myself being with someone who didn’t respect others and treated people with such disdain. In the end, I learned that sometimes, it’s better to just appreciate someone from afar than to have your hopes and dreams dashed by the reality of who they truly are.


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