crush, or puppy love, is an unspecific term for feelings of mild to extreme sexual attraction, usually felt during early adolescence and youth, usually 4 to 13-year-olds. However, it is also called petite crush, soft crush or cuddly crush. It’s named for the resemblance to a puppy’s loving, worshipful fondness that can be felt by almost anyone. In adults, it is not uncommon to fall in love or be romantically interested in someone without having a crush on them. In children, however, a crush is often associated with falling in love.
Crushes are typically felt on only one specific person, like a crush on a friend or crush on a teacher. On some people, however, crushes can be on multiple people. Some kids who have crushes on several people feel very alone in their romantic feelings and don’t often express these to anybody. Others, though, express crushes on different people in different ways. These can include being friends with one crush and spending much of their time friends with others, liking the same sport and liking different things about each other, being best friends and hanging out frequently, liking the same music and movies and so on.
Crushes on girls tend to be smaller and often start as a crush on another person. In girls, this can involve feeling very upset about a crush that started on a girl you are romantically interested in. She may even feel guilty about her crush and want to escape it, or try to change her mind. She may worry that if she lets go of her crush, she will feel less attached or that she’ll never be able to have another crush like that again.
Boys are usually more intense when it comes to crushes. They can be quite severe, depending on how much weight the crush is carrying. This often stems from hormonal issues in boys and they can sometimes feel uncomfortable with their crushes. These crushes can either be more extreme than girls’ crushes, or they can be just as intense. Boys can also have a difficult time expressing their romantic feelings for another boy.
While crushes on girls can be a big turn off, men rarely feel uncomfortable with their own crushes. If you are dating a man who you think might have a crush on you, it’s important to pay attention to his actions. Does he make attempts to talk to you about his crushes or do you think he’s just another guy who wants to impress you? If the guy you’re involved with is hanging around with a bunch of guys, he probably has multiple crushes on other guys!
Understanding the way your crush feels is important if you want to make him feel like he is your significant other. Your crush doesn’t necessarily always display the same feelings that you do, so it’s important to pay attention to his emotions and his behaviors. Once you understand what he’s feeling, you can start working to develop a more loving relationship.