"I didn’t want to be not dating someone just because I was used to not dating anyone. But, on the other hand, one of the nice things about being single all the time is that there’s no built-up generalized desire for romantic companionship to factor into the decision. I have no impulse to date just to date."

Never Have I Ever, Katie Heaney

"Boys had always been something that lived only in my head. And I forgot they were real. That sounds bad. What I mean is that I forgot boys and I could have anything to do with each other. Actually, it’s even worse than that. I forgot my dating life could have anything to do with me, too. If you only ever like people you don’t know and who don’t know you the ball is perpetually in their court. Only they don’t realize that you think they’re playing basketball with you. They are not actually at the court. You think you’re there. But really you’re not there, either."

Never Have I Ever, Katie Heaney

"That’s when I finally got it. I finally understood. It wasn’t the thought that counted. It was the actual execution that mattered, the showing up for somebody. The intent behind it wasn’t enough. Not for me. Not anymore. It wasn’t enough to know that deep down, he loved me. You had to actually say it to somebody, show them you care. And he just didn’t. Not enough."

Jenny Han