Ladies, we've all been there. You see "that name" pop up on your screen and you groan and/or roll your eyes before politely unlocking your phone and replying with something like, "Oh, hey, what's up?"
Here are 11 thoughts you have when 'that guy' slides into your DMs.
1. WHY ME, WHY?!?
There are like how many other females in the world, why'd you land on me? Huh? Tell me that.
2. OK, be nice, be nice.
OK, I can do this. One. Word. Sentences. (Or is that too harsh?)
3. Maybe if I smile it'll be easier to be nice
OK, maybe this "smile" just made things worse...
4. Should I text this to my best friend first to make sure it sounds OK?
I mean, if we're going for this whole nice theme, I have to make sure I do it right. What if that emoji I almost sent was going to be "too friendly."
5. OH NO, OH NO!
I guess that was "too friendly."
6. OK, regroup, regroup
There's gotta be some way to get him back in the friend zone, right?
7. Breathe. Breathe!
OK, breathe, think, analyze and get back out there to friend zone this guy!
8. OK, this sounds nice but not too nice, right?
This is definitely the right balance between nice and "I don't really want anything to do with you."
9. What's he going to say?
This anticipation may kill me...
10. Wait, he said what??
Oh, dear... it's worse than I thought.
11. UGHHH... repeat process
Well, maybe it'll work the second time around?