9 Stages of Having a Crush, As Told By Telenovela GIFs

One thing we can all agree on: Having a crush is one of the most simultaneously exhilarating and frustrating experiences one can ever have in life.

Somehow, every step down this treacherous, rocky road becomes way more dramatic than it needs to be. What else do you expect when your feelings are not your own and your heart is living outside your chest? 

Luckily, we have telenovelas that epitomize exactly how we feel when we're crushing on someone. Check out these classic novela GIFs that totally describe how we feel when we're enamorada

PLUS: How Your Zodiac Sign Deals With Life, As Told by Telenovela GIFs 

1. SOCT: Stage 1

That moment when you see them for the first time...


2. SOCT: Stage 2

When you ~accidentally~ run into them at a place where you totally knew they were supposed to be...


3. SOCT: Stage 3

When you're crying to your friend about that one girl you saw in a picture with them on Instagram...


4. SOCT: Stage 4

When they compliment you on how good you look — knowing all along it's because you REALLY tried that day...


5. SOCT: Stage 5

... So for the rest of the day you're feeling yourself hardcore.


6. SOCT: Stage 6

That moment when you're really trying to concentrate on what they're telling you, but you're only focused on kissing them...


7. SOCT: Stage 7

That moment when your best friend tells you she saw them out with someone...


8. SOCT: Stage 8

That moment when you *ahem* take care of that certain someone...


9. SOCT: Stage 9

And finally, that moment when you're mourning your lost love and you just need some space...