What NOT to Do When You Meet Your Girl Crush IRL
Just like boy crushes, there are different levels to girl crushes as well. Dream Boy Crush: Justin Timberlake
Attainable Boy Crush: Your friendly neighborhood barista
Dream Girl Crush: Beyoncé
Attainable Girl Crush: Your favorite fitness instructor
You get the point.
So what's a girl to do when she unexpectedly finds herself face-to-face with her #WCW?
Well, whatever you do, DON'T do what I did when I met two of my favorite blogger ladies IRL...both times in public restrooms.
1. Don't forget to introduce yourself. I totally fan-girled and stammered over myself when I met Chicago bloggers Luvvie and Afrobella. Much like you should always have a 30-second elevator pitch ready to go, try following this script when confronted with your girl-crush: "Hi [insert girl crush's name here], it's so nice to meet you. My name is _____ and I'm a huge fan of your work!" The conversation will flow (or not) from here, but at least she'll know who you are.
2. Don't forget to take a selfie. The selfie is this generation's version of an autograph. And it's a good way to keep the conversation going online. If you're feeling ballsy, ask your girl crush to take a selfie and be sure to tag her once you share it. Who knows? She may just follow you back and you two can become besties in real life. (Note: Whatever you do, don't ask to take a selfie in the restroom. Just don't.)
3. Don't forget she's human, too. Unlike legit celebrities, your girl crush isn't really famous. So don't stalk her or bumrush her when you see her in public. Compliment her craft, but don't recite her entire life story (even if you know it verbatim). Be casual and cool, not creepy. No one likes a creeper.
Have you ever met your girl crush in real life? What was it like?