Man Making Mistakes on Chemistry Notes So His Crush Fails Shocks Internet

The internet has slammed a man who purposely made mistakes in his chemistry notes so his crush would fail and he could tutor her.

Published on Reddit's r/AmITheA****** forum, a man under the anonymous username u/Apprehensive-Ad-7805 shared his story to receive feedback from the "AITA" community, which did not turn out in his favor.

The original poster (OP) began his story by explaining that he is taking an organic chemistry class and it isn't easy. However, he's been studying since the beginning of the class and is doing OK so far.

He has created a Google Doc that has his notes on it so his friends could use it to study for exams. He wrote that he lets his friends invite others to look at his notes, including "Jess," with whom he's never really interacted, but has a crush on her and believes they would make a cute couple.

However, he said that she's "not really into sensitive smart guys" because she shares photos of herself with "jock-like" men on social media.

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Above, a man stares at his laptop. Published on Reddit's r/AmITheA****** forum, a man is slammed for making mistakes on his public chemistry notes so his crush fails a test and he can tutor her. Prostock-Studio/iStock / Getty Images Plus

"Our third exam is in a couple of days," he explained. "As I was going through the google doc, I realized that she was using my doc the most. You can see who looks at or edits the doc on google docs, and most of my other friends would pop up sometimes, but I would see her icon pop up alot."

"I also know for a fact that she isn't doing well in the class, so I got a really good idea. I would put subtle mistakes in the doc so that she wouldn't do well in the exam, and then I can offer to tutor her. That way, I can interact with her and talk to her, so that she'll realize that I have a great personality, and we can hopefully go out together," he continued.

When discussing his idea with his friend, the friend thought it was a bad idea. The OP believes he was "overreacting" and explained that Jess wasn't going to do well on the test regardless. He believes his idea will "benefit" Jess's grades while he gets to know her better.

Newsweek has reached out to u/Apprehensive-Ad-7805 for comment. We could not verify the details of this case.

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How to impress a crush

Jaime Bronstein, licensed relationship therapist and author of "MAN*ifesting" spoke to Newsweek about simple ways to impress the person on whom you have a crush.

  • Find out what your crush's interests are and lead with that: "Regarding the young man from Reddit, instead of deceiving his crush with the wrong answers in the google doc, he should be a little more proactive and confident and find out what she likes to do, or perhaps her favorite restaurant, and then ask her out; take a chance," Bronstein said.
  • Show humor: Getting your crush to laugh at your sense of humor can gain your chances of them liking you back. Laughing together is extremely bonding and helps enhance connections, Bronstein added.
  • Give compliments: Giving a compliment to your crush can help them feel good about themselves and tends to make them more attracted to you.
  • Offer to help in some way: "We all love it when someone offers to help or offers us much-needed advice. If you can assist your crush in any way, you should go for it," Bronstein explained.
  • Be creative: Surprising your crush with sweet gestures can go a long way and show them that you care.

"It's always better to take action versus standing still. No matter the outcome, taking a chance on someone is always the way to go. You will never regret taking a chance on love, but you might regret it if you don't because then you will always wonder what could have been, and living with any type of coulda, woulda, or shoulda is an unhealthy way to live," Bronstein told Newsweek.

Redditor reactions

"[You're the a******] This... can't be real... Consider the following phrase: 'I like you, so I'll harm you, so I can save you, so you can view me as a hero.' This is straight supervillain logic," u/Narkareth wrote, receiving the top comment of over 26,000 upvotes.

"I hope your friends warn this woman about you. [You're the a******]," u/Huntress_of_the_moon said.

U/author124 exclaimed, "[You're the a******] just offer to tutor her if you're so worried about her progress in the class. Your plan is creepy, over the top, and clearly more focused on getting her to go out with you than on actually helping."

"[You're the a******]. Why would you manipulate a situation like that? Since you've seen her edits, couldn't she see yours as well? Once she inevitably checks the edit history, you're gonna be found out. Just TALK TO HER," u/commented CringeName12.

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