This one is one of my favorites because it’s an exaggerated version of me in my first year of college. The origin of the “I think I’m in love with her” is from the first episode of How I Met Your Mother where Ted Mosby says “I think I’m in love with you” on the first date and basically ruins his chances with Robin, the girl he was dating. And during my first year, I can remember being desperately infatuated with a few girls (okay, a lot of girls). So basically, every time I say this, it’s a parody myself and my hopeless romantic ways from first year college.
Every time I see a cute girl with my friends. I’d say something along the lines of “Hey, look at that girl. She looks really cute—I think I’m in love with her…” Then they’d proceed to laugh or punch me in the arm. The way I say “I think I’m in love with her” is in the same tone as Ted Mosby said it, except my tone is obviously exaggerated.
It even works well with just one friend. When a cute friend of mine looks great, I say “Hey (insert girl’s name here), you look so cute—I think I’m in love with you.” That’s when they laugh.
It’s not even supposed to be taken seriously (as with the rest of my “Ralphisms”) but if somehow, a girl took this one too seriously, I’ll be prepared to either laugh at their gullibility or just run away because oh dear god, that girl is a more desperate hopeless romantic than I am.
However, the only caution to this is that you never (and I repeat, NEVER) say this to a girl you like because if you do, she’d realize that you’ll never be able to say it to her seriously. With something as serious as the word “love” and the rising assumptions of other hopeless romantics, you shouldn’t take any chances. That’s why you should only say this to friends that would only remain as friends. If you say this to the girl you like and she doesn’t get that it’s a joke, consider your chances killed. (And I'll have you know, I've never said this to a girl I like so I'm not speaking from experience here.)