Let's talk about crushes, since a) they're fun and b) I have been collecting a new set in recent weeks and months. As you can glean from item a), I like having crushes. It adds a little zing and spice to the day and I almost never, these days, get the agonizing kind I used to get back in high school, where the longing was painful and forlorn. (Actually, I did develop one of those in Guatemala, and I was reminded how awful they are.) So, in general, I find crushes sparkly and fun.
This is true even when it's a pretty strong crush that also makes me feel shy and twitterpated about someone. Though then it can get into the territory of things where I annoy myself because it makes me afraid to make a move, whereas I flirt shamelessly with people when there's either no intent or where all of our cards are on the table already.
I'm also pretty happy to have people have crushes on me, as long as I don't have the sense from them that they have expectations or are making demands on me on the basis of their crush. It's flattering and zippy, in general, to know someone's crushed out on me.
What about you? Do you like crushes? Both giving and receiving? One or the other or neither? Do you have a crush on me or someone else you want to admit, or do you want to know if I have a crush on you? You know what to do!
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