A crush is an infatuation that can feel like a wild ride. Whether it’s the person you’re crushing on in school, work, or the gym, a good crush can be a source of excitement and inspiration. But it can also be difficult to control, especially when that person is close to you. In this article, we’ll discuss how to deal with a crush, and how to make it go away.
A Crush and a Love Interest Act on Different Planets
A lot of people have crushes, but the two experiences are very different. While both can trigger a similar emotional response, a crush happens more quickly and is often more uncontrollable than falling in love. A crush can also be more temporary than a romantic relationship, since it is usually triggered by one specific person.
Having a crush can be a fun and exciting way to live your life, but it can also be confusing. If you’re in a committed relationship, it can be especially challenging to have a crush on someone in your everyday life. The good news is, you can control how much a crush affects your life by taking some simple steps.
To begin, you should pay attention to how you act around your crush. You should notice if you avoid them or act differently when they are around. It’s important to realize that your instinctive reactions are a sign of how you feel about this person. Then, you can use this information to decide how to proceed.
In the study that was reviewed by INSIDER, researchers asked a sample of adults in relationships who reported a current crush how they would prefer to communicate with this person about their feelings for them. Some participants wanted to keep their feelings private and just enjoy friendship with the crush, while others were hoping that a crush could lead to an intimate relationship in the future.
While there are some hints of this in the film, it never quite achieves its goal of capturing the full spectrum of emotions associated with having a crush. Perhaps the most telling moment is when Paige, played by Rowan Blanchard (The Goldbergs), is gazing at her longtime crush Gabby and her line of vision becomes awash with sprays of water colors.
It’s a beautiful effect, and it’s the only visual trick that Crush has up its sleeve that comes close to evoking this particular era of teen love, but it doesn’t have enough pull on its own to sustain the film’s momentum.
As a queer coming-of-age story that avoids the raunchiness of most teen movies, Crush is a refreshingly honest glimpse into the world of casual sex, recreational drugs, and social media that teenage crushes inhabit. And while it falls into the occasional cliche, the film ultimately benefits from its talented cast and smart script.