The girl who will sit there just staring at her phone, willing it to go off. Waiting for a sign that she wasn't the only one who enjoyed that date last night. Or the guy who will chase after a girl who consistently ignores him and his efforts. Refusing to tell him that she's not interested because she'd rather keep getting his attention. Or maybe it's the boyfriend of the closeted guy who keeps saying that he plans to come out just to keep stringing him along.
And honestly I just don't get it. I don't know if it's just influence from past experience or maybe it's out of desperation, but so many people waste time on the wrong people. They will continue to put so much energy into a "relationship" that is one sided and headed toward a dead-end. And a lot of the time they are completely aware that it's happening, but they just refuse to believe it. They tell themselves that somehow it'll be worth it. Somehow they will come around.
When I look back on my previous failed attempts at dating, I can clearly picture all the times I myself wasted time on someone. I can't even tell you all the times I tried to convince myself that how I was being treated was "normal" for dating at my age. I'd try to be patient and tell myself that good guys are worth fighting for, but the issue was that they were never really good guys at all. I spent countless hours on the wrong people.
The right person won't make you wait days before they text you back (at least not without an explanation - and note: this is different than an excuse). The right person will not make you wonder where they stand or make you beg for reassurance. The right person will not give you any reason to believe that you are not worthy of love and affection. The right person will never make you feel like you're just wasting time.