The word crush is usually used to describe an infatuation with someone. It’s something that most people experience at some point in their life — the sudden onset of feelings for someone you see, hear or interact with on a daily basis. It’s a crush like the one you might have on your friend, or your neighbor. When you crush on someone, you tend to idolize them and want to be around them all the time. This is a normal part of human development, but when it becomes a serious problem, it can lead to problems.
In some cases, you might crush on a person for the wrong reasons. It could be a way to escape the reality of your own life, or it may be a way to avoid dealing with challenges in your current relationship. Regardless of the reason, you need to be aware of how having a crush can affect your life and take steps to stop it.
A crush can happen at any age. Often, it happens when we’re young and the person is a classmate or coworker. This is why a crush can be more difficult to deal with when you’re older, especially if the person you have a crush on is not in your life.
It’s also easy to confuse a crush with romantic love. However, a crush is rooted in fantasy, while romance requires real-life experiences and mutuality, New York City-based therapist Bukky Kolawole told INSIDER. Crushes are based on a person’s appearance and the fantasies you have about them. They occur when you don’t know much about a person, so you imagine all the incredible things you think they have to offer.
During your crush, you might notice them everywhere, from the gym to the mall, and you’re always following them on social media. You might even begin to sacrifice your own work and personal time just to be around them. You can’t get enough of them, and your mind is filled with thoughts about their beauty or their intelligence or how good they would be in a relationship.
Bartenders can make a Crush by mixing cubed ice with two ounces of orange vodka and triple sec, the juice of one orange and a splash of Sierra Mist. The recipe, which is similar to that of other drinks such as the 007, the Greyhound and the Daiquiri, hasn’t changed much over the years. The Crush has become so popular that it has spread outside Ocean City to bars in Baltimore, such as Harborside, Portside and Cask & Grain. The drink is so popular at one bar, in fact, that the owner, Chris Wall, has trademarked it. Other bars have dubbed their versions Crushifest Destiny, and the drink has made its way to other parts of the country. Currently, the brand and trademark are owned by Keurig Dr Pepper of Plano, Texas. It is sold in the United States, Canada and several countries in Latin America.