Crush: Informal. An intense but usually short-lived infatuation, also can be classified as the object of such an infatuation.
Elizabeth Downie took an interesting approach in this post (link) by defining some of the types of crushes girls have on guys. We like to think of ourselves as Happy Crushes, but we’re probably more Nerd Crushes.
Ladies, you want to know what kind of crushes guys have? Drumroll please. Here are the Mormon boy crushes:
The non-member crush – “We know she’s not Mormon, but we so wish she was. Flirt to convert?” This crush obviously does not share the Mormon faith, but she’s so cute we wish she did. We know it’s probably not worth it, but we might just try to flirt and convert anyway.
The out of my league crush – “We know you’re so far out of our league, but we have a crush on you anyways.” This crush is a guys 9 or 10 in the looks department, and has the spirituality to back it up. The guy will more than likely end up in the friend zone if anything while his more confident friend asks her out.
The school girl crush – “Britney Spears circa 1999.” These crushes are small, cute, and innocent. They are outgoing, sweet, and gentle. We’re drawn to this crush and we don’t always understand why the attraction is so strong.
The librarian crush – “She’s shy and quiet and cute, I bet there’s a lioness under there.” These crushes look cute in glasses and are kind of nerdy, but they intrigue us. We want to get you outside the library and hear your outside voice.
The exotic crush – “She’s a little edgy, but wow is she exciting.” These crushes are typically the girls that push modesty standards and/or flirt/tease excessively (note we did not say breaks modesty standards). She may or may not be very bright or spiritual, but her looks make up for it. She can be seen as a trophy.
The mom crush – “Could she be the one?” The most healthy of male crushes. This crush reminds us of our mom and/or the girl we would like to be the mother of our children. She’s cute, spiritual, caring, and smart. We want to take this crush home to meet our mom. We just like everything about her and we start trying to visualize her as the one.
There you have it, a six-pack of Orange Crush. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Guys are so shallow, they base everything on looks.” This is not it. Guys are very visual, and often times, yes, our crushes are based on first impressions and looks have a lot to do with that. Guys can crush on multiple girls at once and can change at a moments notice.
More on that story about giving the Orange Crush to the girl.
CIP: Hillary. Hillary is a school girl crush. She’s small, cute, and innocent. I just loved seeing her smile and blush when I flirted with her or gave her a compliment. I wanted to find a creative way to break the ice and ask her out on a date.
Scene: YSA Summer Activity
Ryan: “Can I get you something to drink?”
Hillary: “Soda please.”
I walked over to the cooler and grabbed a can of Dr. Pepper for me and a can of Orange Crush for her.
Handing her the can of Orange Crush.
Ryan: “Here you go… I got an Orange Crush on you.”
Hillary: “Thank you. Wait. What?”
Ryan: “Will you go out with me next Thursday night?”
She had the cutest little smile when she blushed. I couldn’t help but smile right back at her.
Ryan: “Is that a yes?”
Hillary: “Yes, I would love to.”
Needless to say, Hillary was just home for the summer before heading back to school. We dated on and off the rest of that summer, but decided not to take it any further because we were so far apart while in school. We still see each other occasionally and I almost always offer her a drink. Orange Crush please.