‘crush’ means that I like someone.
‘crush’ does not mean that I want to sleep with them.
sure, my crushes—challenging, interesting people—are the ones that may end up of romantic interest … but that is not implied.
I get crushes on people when I think they’re probably awesome.
I get fascinated with character.
I suppose it’s kind of foolish, as getting carried away by mystery can mean you don’t notice the rubbish.
my crushes aren’t necessarily human unicorns. mostly, they’re people I don’t know very well, but would like to know better. or people who I find compelling, without there being much reason for it.
I like to think it’s flattering … but it’s hardly a declaration of love.