1) Some guy says hello, smiles at me, or strikes up a friendly conversation.
2) I start to think
3) It occurs to me that we have stuff in common
4) I tell myself to forget it now before it's too late and the past repeats itself
5) I let down my guard and daydream
6) I go out of my way to "run into him"
7) I debate whether or not to tell him
8) Either I am just about to tell him, and he gets a girlfriend that I am friends with or no competition for,
8) I tell him and he doesn't feel that way (9/10 times)
9) I am brokenhearted for a while
10) Someone else says hello and...