Crush vs Love
Love and affection are feelings that most of us are aware of, or at least, think we know about them. There is another word called crush that most of the teenagers go through when they almost idolize a person of the opposite sex and feel he or she is just right for them. At such a tender age, it becomes difficult to differentiate between true love and crush. This article attempts to find out the differences between these two emotions that mean so much in our lives, especially the teenagers.
Crush is a feeling that hits children, especially teenagers, as they develop a strong liking for a person of the opposite sex. Growing kids have growing bodies as well as growing minds. The same applies to the feelings as they are immature at a tender age. This is the age when a boy or a girl readily develops special feelings of attraction towards a person irrespective of his age. This feeling is also called puppy love or infatuation to compare it with extreme attraction that a puppy feels towards its caretaker. This is actually the time in life when you start to like another person for the first time. The feelings that one have when he develops a crush on another person are hard to describe, but they are similar to what one feels when he is older and starts to love a person in a romantic manner.
Crush is a feeling that creates butterflies in the stomach of the person who has a crush on another person. If you have a crush, you find the person very attractive and special. You think you love the person too much and become shy or feel embarrassed in his presence. You become obsessive about the person and do silly things to catch his attention.
It is easy to say I love you but an emotion that is very hard to describe in words. However, love gets expressed in many different ways, and one can express it for another person in as many ways as he can devise. Love can be one way or two ways where both persons have same tender and emotional feelings towards each other. One may have strong feelings of attraction towards another person, but that could be infatuation or lust and not true love. Love is an emotion that binds two people together, and it is not just between a man and a woman as there is love between a mother and her son or daughter, love between brothers, love between father and son, between teacher and pupils, and even between a person and God.
However, it is romantic love between a man and a woman that is based upon feelings of attraction that is most talked about. Love is unconditional and does not ask anything in return. However, it is difficult to measure the intensity of love between two individuals. Love can only be felt and experienced, and it is very hard to describe.
What is the difference between Crush and Love?
• Crush is a transient feeling of intense attraction towards a person of the opposite sex.
• Love is a deep and emotional feeling of attraction that is unending.
• Love is not necessarily between a man and a woman whereas crush takes place between opposite sexes only.
• Crush is immature and takes place mostly in childhood and adolescence whereas love between opposite sexes is mature and can take place in any age beyond adolescence.
• Crush can make a person behave in a silly manner and also cause embarrassment for him.