72 Songs About Crushes and Crushing on Someone

Updated on April 7, 2018
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FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

If you have a crush on someone, why not make a playlist of pop, rock, R&B and country songs about crushes?  Enjoy it for yourself or make your move by sharing it with them.
If you have a crush on someone, why not make a playlist of pop, rock, R&B and country songs about crushes? Enjoy it for yourself or make your move by sharing it with them. | Source

Crushes: You're More Obvious Than You Believe

Crushes aren't just for teens. Adults get them too.

If your crush is on a coworker, neighbor, classmate, or friend, you probably daydream about taking the relationship to the next level. You earnestly believe your crush is your little secret. However, here's a news flash: the signs you're giving out are like a blinking neon light.

While you pine away and plan your next move, here's a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs about crushing on someone. Enjoy them as you think about your beloved. If you dare, you could even create a customized songlist and send it to your crush to let them know how you feel. Let us know how it turns out!

1. "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes

Oh, wow. He says he'll stop time for her.

The narrator in this 2016 pop hit currently sits squarely in the Friend Zone. However, he's looking for a sign from his crush that she wants to take it to the next level. One little problem: she's another dude's girlfriend. But don't fret because this is not a man who is easily dissuaded. Just give him a sign, girl, and don't take too long.

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2. "You Belong with Me" by Taylor Swift

A crush can sure make you feel like a teenager, even if you aren't. In this 2009 country song, the only obstacle standing between the teenage narrator and her best male friend is his girlfriend.

Citing common interests in music and a shared sense of personal style and music, Taylor Swift's narrator makes it her mission to convince her love interest that what he's been waiting has been here all along.

3. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" by Sophie B. Hawkins

This 1992 rock song is 50 shades of awesome and sounds like a great pick up line. The narrator takes a look at that tall drink of water she's been crushing on and paints a dirty little picture of what she'd like to do to him:

Damn, I wish I was your lover
I'll rock you till the daylight comes
Make sure you are smilin' and warm
I am everything, tonight I'll be your mother
I will do such things to ease your pain
Free your mind and you won't feel ashamed, oh, oh
Open up on the inside, gonna fill you up, gonna make you cry.

4. "Crush" by David Archuleta

The guy in this 2008 pop song has just realized that he's crushing bad. His thoughts are dominated by his sweetie, he's mesmerized by her, and he feels so tingly he thinks it could be love or something like it. He needs to know whether he's alone in this little love affair or if just maybe she feels the same way.

12 Signs That Someone Has a Crush on You

 
 
 
They typically start the conversation.
They listen intently to you.
They always seem to be nearby.
None of your love interests are good enough for you, in their opinion.
You look over and they are frequently staring at you.
They offer you compliments and small gifts.
They change the subject when you talk about other dating partners.
They joke about dating or crazy what ifs. They talk in future tense about the two of you.
They smile at you a LOT, often with a big goofy grin.
They find excuses to touch you or be alone together.
They remember details about you that others don't.
Others tell you that the person likes you.

5. "Stuck Like Glue" by Sugarland

My teenage daughter described a cute crush story in which she and her best friend (a guy) sat listening to this 2010 country song on repeat. The fella had one earbud in his ear and she had the other in hers. Together they belted out the lyrics to one another. But alas, they date other people.

6. "Into You" by Ariana Grande

The narrator in this 2016 pop song is waiting for her crush to make a move. She wants a little less conversation and a little more action. Everybody's watching. Don't choke, Mr.!

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7. "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne

The confident girl in this sassy pop song from 2007 spells it right out. She doesn't like her crush's girlfriend, and time has come for him to find a new one. He deserves better, and she'll give him what he needs.

The narrator then issues him orders. If only it were this easy:

So come over here
And tell me what I wanna hear
Better yet, make your girlfriend disappear
I don't wanna hear you say her name ever again (and again and again).

8. "Crush" by Mandy Moore

In this 2001 pop song, the female narrator is crushing hard on a guy who shares her feelings—but for another girl, not her. Unfortunately, she can't find her backbone yet to let him in on the secret. Therefore, she may be staying in the Friend Zone forever.

9. “Check Yes Or No” by George Strait

If you grew up in a time before cell phones, you probably remember passing those oragami-folded love notes in class. Often, they required check-box answers.

The narrator in this 1995 country song waxes nostalgic about the sweet love notes that he and his wife once passed in elementary school:

Do you love me? Do you want to be my friend?
And if you do, well then don't be afraid to take me by the hand
If you want to
I think this is how love goes
Check yes or no.

You never know when a crush can turn in to something more.
You never know when a crush can turn in to something more. | Source

10. "Crush" by Yuna (featuring Usher)

There's a mutual crush forming in this 2016 R&B song. Hearts beat a little faster, and the guy tells this lady friend that she's just wasting time with all those other boys.

11. "Clumsy" by Fergie

Most people lose their wits about them when they have a crush. They smile a lot, stare too much, can't find anything to say, and fumble around like they have no thumbs.

This 2007 pop song will remind you of the funny things crushes have said or done. For example, a guy who once had a crush on me turned around after talking to me and walked smack into a telephone pole.

12. "Call Your Girlfriend" by Robyn

Sweedish singer Robyn issues step-by-step instructions to her intended new flame in this very danceable 2010 pop song. You have to admire a woman who knows what she wants, right?

Call your girlfriend
It's time you had the talk
Give your reasons
Say it's not her fault
But you just met somebody new

13. "Beautiful Soul" by Jesse McCartney

The fella in this 2004 pop song claims he just wants his crush and her beautiful soul, but he's also doubting himself a little. He wonders if she's out of his league.

Okay, let's be honest here. In real life, Beauty picks Brad Pitt over the Beast, and Prince Charming picks one of his socialite types rather than Cinderella, the house wench. But it's nice to dream, isn't it?

14. "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town

Hold on. Don't you get all judgmental on me.

If there's one thing this 2014 country ballad is NOT it's typical. The Grammy Award-winning song caused quite a controvery because some fans assumed it was about a lesbian couple.

However, the narrator who is crushing on a girl doesn't want to shag her. She wants everything the other girl has—her long blonde hair, perfume, her lips, and her touch—because they attract the man that she loves. He is the real object of her desire.

Crushes can be complicated when the object of your affection is taken.
Crushes can be complicated when the object of your affection is taken. | Source

15. "I Wanna Be Your Lover” by Prince

Way back in 1979, this chart topper was Prince's first American hit single. It's about a man who yearns to be with his crush and tries to convince her how much better he can treat her than the other men she is accustomed to dating. The narrator doesn't have much money, but he promises to turn his lady love on and be everything she needs.

16. "Yeah Boy" by Kelsea Ballerini

This country song from 2015 was named the best crush song by Radio Disney. Okay, so the song leans young.

The protagonist is entranced by her crush's eyes, and every song on the radio reminds her of him. She wishes he'd wisk her away tonight for a ride in his car and some get-to-know-you-better time.

17. "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon

A tidal wave of love looms large and threatens to overcome the guy in this 1984 pop song. Yet still he's trying to talk himself into sharing his crush for her. (Don't worry, crushes are often too obvious to stay secrets for long.)

She's been his galpal for awhile, but he's looking at her differently these days. The feeling has become so strong that he just can't hold back.

18. "Fallin' For You" by Colbie Callait

Watch out below because this girl is falling hard for the man in her life. In this 2009 pop song, the narrator is dancing with him and holding his hand but feels tentative about revealing her feelings.

19. "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield

The number one rule of friendship is to keep your hands off each others' significant other. However, the lovesick guy in this classic 1981 pop song can't stop thinking about his best friend's girlfriend. The song was based on a friend named Gary and Gary's girlfriend.

20. "Smile" by Uncle Kracker

Love has done a number on the narrator in this 2009 pop song, and he's gushing with compliments about his crush. She's cooler than the flip side of his pillow and makes him forget how to breathe. In her presence, he loses all composure and becomes like a giddy little girl.

Crush, you're my favorite daydream.
Crush, you're my favorite daydream. | Source

Even More Songs About Crushes and Crushing on Someone

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Hands To Myself
Selena Gomez
2016
22. Bad Case of Loving You
Robert Palmer
1979
23. Crush
Jennifer Paige
1998
24. Baby I
Ariana Grande
2013
25. Love Story
Taylor Swift
2008
26. Thunder
Boys Like Girls
2008
27. I Want to Hold Your Hand
The Beatles
1963
28. Closer
Tegan and Sara
2013
29. Cupid's Chokehold
Gym Class Heroes (featuring Patrick Stump)
2005
30. So Into You
The Atlanta Rhythm Section
1976
31. First Date
blink-182
2001
32. Stacy's Mom
Fountains of Wayne
2003
33. I Second That Emotion
Smokey Robinson
1967
34. Call Me Maybe
Carly Rae Jepson
2012
35. I Wanna Know
Joe
1999
36. Love You Out Loud
Rascal Flatts
2002
37. She Drives Me Crazy
Fine Young Cannibals
1989
38. Me & U
Cassie
2006
39. U Got It Bad
Usher
2001
40. Rush
Paula Abdul
1991
41. Baby, I Love Your Way
Peter Frampton
1975
42. Ain't Even Drinkin'
Tyler Farr
2013
43. Like This
Shawn Mendes
2016
44. There's Your Trouble
Dixie Chicks
1998
45. Why Don't You Make Up Your Mind?
Tame Impala
2011
46. #1 Crush
Garbage
1996
47. I’m On Fire
Bruce Springsteen
1985
48. The Way You Make Me Feel
Michael Jackson
1987
49. You Really Got Me
The Kinks
1964
50. I Can Love You Better
Dixie Chicks
1997
51. I Try to Think About Elvis
Patty Loveless
1994
52. Domino
Jessie J
2011
53. One Thing
One Direction
2012
54. Things I'll Never Say
Avril Lavigne
2002
55. One Time
Justin Bieber
2009
56. Heartbreak Girl
5 Seconds of Summer
2009
57. Teenage Dream
Tyler Ward
2010
58. Boyfriend
Justin Bieber
2012
59. I'm Crazy for You
Madonna
1985
60. Breathe
Faith Hill
1999
61. The Search Is Over
Survivor
1984
62. Don't Cry Joni
Conway Twitty (featuring Joni Lee)
1976
63. Enchanted
Taylor Swift
2010
64. Only the Good Die Young
Billy Joel
1977
65. Hot for Teacher
Van Halen
1984
66. Leave Your Lover for Me
Sam Smith
2014
67. Something to Talk About
Bonnie Raitt
1991
68. Imagination
Shawn Mendes
2015
69. Perfect
Ed Sheeran
2017
70. Secret Love Song
Little Mix (featuring Jason Derulo)
2016
71. Can’t Help Falling in Love
Elvis Presley
1961
72. Wanted
Hunter Hayes
2011
Know a song that should be on our Crush Playlist? Leave us a suggestion in the Comment Section below.
Crush, just thinking about you makes my heart explode.
Crush, just thinking about you makes my heart explode. | Source

Locations with Names Associated with Crushes and Crushing on Someone

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Admire, Kansas, USA:
Admire, KS, USA

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B
Attraction Lake, Canada:
Attraction Lake, Rainy River, Unorganized, ON P0T, Canada

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C
Delight, Arkansas, USA:
Delight, AR 71940, USA

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D
Crush Lake, Texas, USA:
Crush Lake, Texas 75482, USA

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E
Flirtation Walk, Kentucky, USA:
Flirtation Walk, Louisville, KY 40219, USA

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F
Heart Peaks, Canada:
Heart Peaks, Stikine Region, BC V0W, Canada

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G
Lake Desire, Washington, USA:
Lake Desire, Maple Heights-Lake Desire, WA 98058, USA

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H
Love County, Oklahoma, USA:
Love County, OK, USA

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Lover's Leap, California, USA:
Lover's Leap, California 95735, USA

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Romance, Arkansas, USA:
Romance, AR 72136, USA

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Questions & Answers

  • How do you confess to your crush in a way that is not going to embarrass you, your crush, or ruin your friendship?

    Revealing your feelings for someone in a way that won't overwhelm them and thus embarrass either one of you or ruin your friendship is usually a matter of timing and degree. (Bad timing, for example, might be if they're in love with someone else.)

    Rather than pour out a total confession of your undying love, use flirting to assess whether the interest is mutual. Take flirting slow and gauge their reactions. My article https://pairedlife.com/dating/Get-Noticed-The-Scie... describes the importance of 1) what you wear, 2) smiling, 3) eye contact, 4) strategic use of interpersonal space, and 5) touch. These are the five critical factors in getting noticed as a potential dating partner.

    When you flirt, pay attention to whether your love interest returns your gestures with flirting of their own or if they seem disinterested, confused, and pull away. The more they flirt back, the more you can amp up your charm.

    If all signs are go, you can also try various compliments (including compliments about their attractiveness) and attempt to get more alone time with them. If things still look positive for you, you may then start to unfold revelations about how you feel. You can start by saying that you "enjoy" or "appreciate" them (adding specifically what you like ... e.g., they're smart, funny, attractive, we understand one another) and you would like to spend more time with them. They could ask what that means, so be ready to explain a bit. You might ask how they feel about you. This should tell you whether your relationship is staying in the friend zone or venturing further.

    Have a goal in mind (e.g., a movie or play together, a joint trip to the park) and suggest that any time they'd like to go/take you, then you'd be interested. If you've read your cues right, you haven't dumped on them all at once, and you'll be able to experiment with dating.

  • How do I let my crush know that I like them without telling them?

    Since you prefer not to confess your attraction, use flirting as a fun first step to assess whether the interest between you and your crush is mutual. Take flirting slow and watch how your crush responds. Flirting will telegraph your initial interest while avoiding some of the awkwardness of rejection if it’s not mutual. (Know, however, that if the flirting progresses and you seek to take it to the next level, eventually you will need to acknowledge having some feelings for your crush.)

    Here are a couple of tips. Amp up your physical appearance and what you wear. This will improve your confidence around your crush and get their attention. The color red attracts special notice when worn by either men or women. Smile and make steady eye contact. Offer your crush sincere compliments. As you talk with your crush, try to subtly move a little closer, more into their personal space -- if you sense that they are comfortable. Use appropriate levels of touch if you sense that it is welcome. For example, when sitting next to them, graze their arm or leg with yours in a non-obvious manner. Pretend to pick a hair or lint off their shoulder or touch their hand lightly.

    Reading your crush’s signals are very important. When you flirt, pay attention to whether your crush seems disinterested, confused, or pulls away or if instead, they return your flirtations with flirty gestures of their own. The more they flirt back, the more you can turn up your charm.

    If you want to know more, my article http://hubpages.com/dating/Get-Noticed-The-Scie...... describes the importance of five critical factors in getting noticed as a potential dating partner: 1) what you wear, 2) smiling, 3) eye contact, 4) strategic use of interpersonal space, and 5) touch.

  • What do you do if your crush has a girlfriend and he knows you like him, but he won’t date you?

    You’ve made your feelings clear to someone who currently has a girlfriend, and he has chosen to honor his commitment to his girlfriend. You should respect that and turn your attention elsewhere.

    Work on being a happy, healthy and positive person. You may be surprised to find how good things will come your way when you work on you. You cannot force him to love you. However, you might be surprised that there’s someone else out there who probably thinks you’re pretty terrific. You may not have noticed him because you were way too wrapped up in your crush. Give someone other than your crush a chance to discover and appreciate you.

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    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

      FlourishAnyway 

      2 weeks ago from USA

      Noar rbc - Good for you. I encourage your creativity.

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      Noar rbc 

      2 weeks ago

      while this list was useful im going to go on my own path and just write my own song and have my friend help with the music

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

      FlourishAnyway 

      2 weeks ago from USA

      Cher - Woo hoo! A very big high five! I am DELIGHTED that it all worked out and that you were actually the crush involved. Have fun together!

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      Cher 

      2 weeks ago

      Hey, it's me again.

      So, I took your advice in confessing to him and under no circumstances shall I watch his confession tomorrow. We talked about that matter in private messaging since I am too shy to open up the video call and he respected that. He panicked slightly and pleaded to come and watch just for support. I told him no, and that I told him that I have to discuss that sort of thing to him (and surprise surprise, confess to him in the middle of the convo). He told me to just say it in chat but I insisted on face-to-face since I was going to confess, he won't see if my facial expression would be sincere and all and I want to express my feelings to him vocally.

      The next day, I wanted to back out since confessing is too overwhelming for me considering this is the first time I have to confess to the guy I love. After classes, he called me (for the first time) and told me to follow him at the back of the school so that we will talk.

      It was really far from how we talk in the PMs cause in reality, we talk awkwardly, like we were meeting each other for the first time but after a few topics, we recovered from the awkwardness and began talking like best friends. He suddenly brings up the topic about the girl he likes and that's where everything happened.

      He starts of describing how amazing she is and how approachable she is and stuff, and I admit I was very jealous and I was sad at the same time, thinking of wow what a wonderful girl she is and told him, "Wow, you will be a very lucky guy if she falls for you after your confession today." and a question hit me, "Did you already confess? How'd it go?"

      He simply blurts out, "Yeah, I'll be really lucky if you'll fall for me."

      I played it off as if I was hearing the wrong thing and laughed and told him to say it again because I didn't hear him correctly and he confessed AGAIN.

      Well, I didn't manage to confess first before him since he beat me through it but here I am, thanking you for your advice as I am having a video call with my pretty sweet boyfriend in the other window lol.

      Thank you so much~!! XOXOX

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 weeks ago from USA

      Donny - First, because I'm a former corporate HR investigator let me commend you on one big point ... you're colleagues rather than one of you supervising the other, so you have less to worry about in regards to workplace harassment. (It's still worthwhile to check your company's policies to make sure dating a colleague is permitted. Sometimes there are even policies against that.) If so, then a crush totally works in your case until someone says they're not interested. Many people meet their mates at work. (I met my husband at work.) If the relationship doesn't work out, at least she's not in the same department.

      Second, to address your question, you seem very attentive towards her and respectful of her feelings. Realize that she might not have a lot of practice dating. Even being a shy woman, she has taken a risk and accepted your dinner invitation as well as allowed you to buy her dinner when she was doing the night shift. If she was not interested at all, she'd probably make excuses or turn you down cold. You had a good time when you went out. She may not text back because she's shy and doesn't know what to make of the relationship. Instead, how about calling her instead? If she is receptive to chatting via phone, then pick a concert or activity based on mutual interests and invite her to go. Tell her you had fun over dinner and would like to continue to get to know her better outside of work, if she's interested. (For example, sometimes you can find really interesting things on Groupon or similar sites that you've never considered doing until you see them -- sushi making classes, ziplining, archery, paint nights, escape rooms). Make it a memorable adventure together so that it challenges you both to open up. You need shared activities that other coworkers aren't a part of so that you're establishing your own history together. It's best if you're a newbie at the activity, too, so you go through it together.

      Keep trying until she gives you more of an indication regarding how she feels. Good luck!

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      Donny 

      3 weeks ago

      I have a crush on one of my colleagues at work. We have known each other for almost a year. I started to have feelings for her the past few months and hence began my very subtle attempts at flirting and geting to know her better.

      Thing is i don’t know if she likes me too.

      And I’m not sure if she even knows I’m flirting with her.

      She doesnt initiate conversations in text. But we can talk quite a lot at work.

      She is of the shy type but has a group of friends (guys and girls) whom she regularly goes out with. I thought I didnt have any chance of getting together with her until few days back when I decided to take a leap of faith and asked her out for dinner which she suprisingly agreed too. I was suprised as she always have dinner plans with her friends. Just the two of us, we had a nice evening where we talked a lot about work, family, the past etc.

      I just dont know what to make of it. Do I have a chance? Im scared of ruining a precious friendship.

      I have been dropping many hints past few months; staying back to help her even though we are different departments, buying her dinner when she is doing night shift, caught me staring at her few times and virtually being around her most of the time at work. Though I dont know if she notices it or not

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 weeks ago from USA

      Cher - You indicate that he is super shy, and I'm betting if that's the case he may not have a lot of practice with crushes, dating, and social skills. That's a nice way of saying he's probably socially awkward to some extent. That means with your outgoing personality and more polished social skills, you'll likely have to cut him some slack and also take the lead on this.

      I suspect since you have hit it off so famously that it is actually you he wants to confess his attraction to. However, his method is awkward at best and it's odd that he insist that you watch him confess his love to someone else if that's the case (and cruel if he suspects you like him). Consider tell him that under no circumstances will you be showing up to spy on him confessing his love to his crush and you need to Facetime (or Skype) him to discuss the matter. Then ask him point blank who is this person because you are attracted to him and you think the feeling is mutual. If it gets awkward (for example, there really is someone else), that's okay. At least you told him. You say you're in love. He needs to know where you stand instead of making you play silly games. It's better to be rejected than always wonder! Take it from me!

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      Cher 

      3 weeks ago

      I am in love with this guy.

      We met by a friend when we were added in a Messenger groupchat, a groupchat for friends or so she says. He is a really silent kid while I'm an upbeat, energetic kiddo. I had no intentions of falling for him and I just thought of him as a schoolmate of mine (we are not classmates). One day, I happen to touch a topic while talking to my best friend in the groupchat that sparked his interests, it was actually surprising to find out we had the same interests and that was when he actually started to chat in the groupchat.

      Starting from that day, we always chat on that groupchat of ours, with our friends telling us to just PM each other since we are noisy haha.

      He always chats me first in the groupchat, sometimes mentioning me if I don't see it directly. When we chat in PMs, either he chats first or tells me in the groupchat to chat in the PM first for some reason. Even if we are only very close in chats and just look at each other silently in person, I still fell in love with my schoolmate.

      He told me that in two days, he is going to confess to a girl that he recently likes and apparently my friends know it excluding me, the closest friend that is girl (in which he says so), who doesn't know anything about that girl. He told me to go at xxx location if I want to see him confessing. I told him that I'm not going (to keep my heart from shattering btw, I did not tell him that lol) but he insists that I go so I'll go.

      I'm actually shaking since this is the first time I encountered this situation. Does he like me? Do I make the first move and confess? What do I do? This is the first time I fell in love with someone and I don't know what to do.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      7 weeks ago from USA

      Grace - You say you text him and he responds but in a delayed fashioned. Your task is to discover whether he's being socially awkward, a player, or he's just super busy or distracted. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help figure it out.

      Does HE ever initiate contact, or is it always you? Are you sure he's single? Does he have a reputation as a player? Does he leave you on "Read" for a long time before responding? That's probably more likely to be game playing if that's how he does it. When he flirts back is it talk always sexual or does he want to know about YOU, how your day went, who you are as a person, etc.? The more it tends to be sex-charged, the more likely he's using you for self-gratification fantasies. (Sexting is a mistake.)

      I assume you have interactions with him that are in person too rather than just over text. How does he treat you then? Does he pay respectful attention to you, flirt, want to be close to you in person? Rely more on the in-person encounters to gauge how he really feels about you. Does he tend to be shy?

      Texting conceals so much about our intentions and emotions.

      You could also just come right out and ask him what takes him so long to reply to your texts. I'd do it in person and would make a bit of a joke of it. Call his behavior out. It's not respectful. Don't allow yourself to be treated like this. If he wants to flirt, then he can do it a little more on your terms or else explain himself. Relationships -- even those in the early stages -- are two-way streets.

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      Grace 

      7 weeks ago

      I love this guy, and I've been texting him recently but he takes so long to reply! I don't know if he loves me or not!

      When he does reply it's quite flirty but I just can't work it out. It's always over a day to reply which is why I have my doubts but it's painful and I really need some help!

      Do I try stop myself from loving him or keep talking to him?

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

      FlourishAnyway 

      2 months ago from USA

      Astrid, I'm so sorry that this didn't work out this time. However, the positive side is that you built some confidence, the rejection truly wasn't about you, and at least you're not pining about all summer about someone you can never be with. It's wonderful that he trusted you enough as a friend to be candid about his sexual identity. That had to be really hard for him.

      I hope the net experience was positive and that you've gained a good male friend. Someone as sensitive and caring as you will find someone, probably when you least expect it.

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      Astrid 

      2 months ago

      Hey there again! I know its been a while, but yeah I finally told him (not directly, but it will make sense in a minute)... We had a masquerade dance last weekend and I went; he was also there as well as some of our other friends. I wasn't planning on telling him that night, but eventually I got the courage to request a slow song a few songs later when it came on, I asked him if he wanted to dance with me. He's an amazing dancer (he's been doing choreography for our theater productions and he's been dancing since he was a kid), and it felt amazing to dance with him. Also as the song was ending he told me that he wanted to talk to me, and he also told me to go get my phone because he wanted to take a picture of me on one of the spiral staircases. So I went back to our table and grabbed my phone and then we walked over to the staircase and he took a very nice picture of me and told me I was pretty. we then went up the stairs to the balcony/landing that went around the square room and well this is what happened... He told me that he really values me as a friend and doesn't want to lose me as one, and then he told me something about himself that he said he does not really tell anyone, especially anyone from our hometown (we're both from the same city) (you can probably guess what it is, I'm just omitting it out of respect for him). He was so sweet about the whole thing, he was even apologizing, but I told him that he didn't have to because its part of who he is and that is nothing to apologize for. Despite the slight disappointment, I feel so honored that he trusted me enough to tell me. Then we had a nice conversation and he called me gorgeous and said he truly thinks there is someone out there for me. He also still wants to go to coffee with me and he recommended a place that he likes that I've never been to. So yeah I didn't actually tell him directly, but I think it was just really obvious when I asked him to dance (I truly tried to stay calm, but I was really nervous so I stuttered a little).

      Also the people running the campus event were taking Polaroids and he asked me if I wanted to take one with him before we left which was really nice and he asked me if I wanted to keep it (so yeah I did :))

      Anyways, I just thought I would tell you what happened since you kind of helped me through this. I guess I just have a lot of mixed emotions, and I really really liked him and I know my feelings are not going to fade right away, but knowing myself well enough I will get through it and move on after some time passes. I'm just glad that we're still friends and that it went smoothly compared to the terrible scenarios my anxiety cooked up in my brain, lol.. So once again, thank you. :)

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 months ago from USA

      Somebody - Instead of just looking at one another, try smiling or try to sit closer. you don't have to force it but that igot be a step in the right direction. Good luck!

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      Nobody 

      4 months ago

      I really like this kid at my church and he looks over at me often . We avoid talking to each other bc I think we are both too nervous. I really think he could be a special part of my life .

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 months ago from USA

      Astrid, it sounds like there are signs of mutual interest there. Maintain his gaze a lot with a smile and see if he reciprocates. Try the head tilt. Intentionally touch him (pick a pretend hair or piece of lint off him). If he responds to these and continues to give you the vibe that he likes you, you might just come out and say that you asked him out the first time (to the play), and now it's his turn. If he doesn't take that hint, move on.

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      Astrid 

      4 months ago

      Hi again! So I've been attempting to subtly flirt with the guy I like. It's going okay I think? And well a few small things happened and I would like a second opinion on it. So I was working on a group project with him and one of our other friends, we met in a study room in the library (it's a small room with a table, a computer in the corner and a whiteboard on the wall). The guy I like was using the computer and was also writing down things we found on the board, and me and our other group member were using our laptops. At some point I found something to write on the board, he looked busy reading something so I said I would write it down. There was a marker in the basket on the tablet was going to grab it but he suddenly turned around from the computer and handed me the marker he was using. And I'm know for a fact that I didn't imagine it, our hands touched... also when we were done researching, our other group member was in charge of the PowerPoint so she was typing everything. My crush and I started practinf chemistry problems on the board and despite there being two markers we were just passing the marker back and forth... I realize maybe I'm making a big deal of nothing but I'm pretty sure I felt something there...

      The other thing that happened, just the other night at rehearsal for the opera I'm in, he's helping with costumes and choreography, he and the main costumer called me back to try some things on. They were still figuring things out so I was basically just putting different things over the shirt I was wearing. He handed me this dress/long shirt and he started putting it on for me. I was able to keep my composure but wow! Then the main costumer cracked a joke saying "isn't she capable of putting it on herself?" And he replied (also in a joking tone) "nooo she isn't!" And we all just kinda laughed and yeah.

      And one more thing, my friend who is also in the cast told me that at the tech call last weekend for the opera, they were looking for things for costumes and my crush came across a dress and asked my friend if she though that I would look good in it. My friend said yes and then my crush said that he thought I would look hot in it

      So those are just a couple of the big things, another small thing: I had to work with him today in lab again and we talked quite a bit, I just asked him how choreography was going and we talked about that and then as its International Women's Day, I noticed he made a Facebook post dedicated to his younger sister in honor of the day and I casually mentioned it that I thought it was a really sweet post and that branched into a little conversation about how close he is with his sister. :)

      So yeah do these seem like potential signs or should I still wait it out? I'm somewhat debating asking him if he wants to get coffee sometime and if I time it right I might just admit my feelings. I don't want to rush anything, and I understand if he doesn't feel the same way then that's just how it is and I'll get over it eventually, it's just I don't want to drag this to the very end of the semester (there's only like 2 months left..). Sorry this turned into an essay, but I really appreciate your input and advice. Thanks so much! :)

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 months ago from USA

      Courtney - Since it's a workplace situation, the former corporate HR representative in me says tread carefully. This doesn't mean you have to abandon all hope; it just means you need to be smart about it. Thus, you might want to try to grow your friendship first to discover whether she's already attached and likes girls. Try taking your friendship to events outside of work so that you can learn more about one another. This shouldn't be too difficult since you are already friends and spend time together at work. You may discover important information about how she feels about you. Many people have met spouses and significant others at work while others have unfortunately created uncomfortable situations for themselves and others that impact their career. It's therefore important to be aware of relevant company policies and risks regarding dating a fellow employee. Take a look at the following article, particularly the tips at the bottom of the article: https://hubpages.com/business/Can-You-Find-Love-an... Best of luck to you! Let us know how it goes.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 months ago from USA

      Astrid - Keep us posted. Even if this doesn't work out, that's totally okay. Look at it as practice! I bet you're more awesome than you give yourself credit for. Best of luck.

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      Courtney 

      4 months ago

      I am a 29-year-old female. Up until recently, I've had crushes only on men. However, there is a female coworker who I have grown attached to in the 10 months I've been in my department. She has a very warm, approachable personality, she always compliments my efforts at work, she notices little things I say and do and she's always been very supportive of me from day one. I realized I have a crush on her 3 months ago and the feeling is still going strong. She makes my day better with a smile aimed my way, or a conversation during lunch break. We've grown closer as friends, but I don't want to tell her how I feel because I don't want to ruin the friendship we have, I don't know if she likes girls too and we're coworkers, which complicates things a little bit. However, I wish she knew how amazing she is in my eyes.

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      Astrid 

      4 months ago

      Thank you so much for responding to my comment! I appreciate the advice you've given and I will do my best to put it into action... I'm quite introverted and a little shy, I also don't have much (like barely any) experience with relationships and flirting, so this is sort of difficult for me. (I had to have a lot of encouragement from my best friend to actually work up the courage to ask him to the play I mentioned that we saw last weekend). We were both out of town last week for a science conference and ended up being lab partners for the chemistry lab we missed. We came in on our own time yesterday so I did get to spend a bit of time with him and have casual small talk while doing the lab, so that was nice. :) We're going to see each other again during our actual lab period tomorrow so that will be another opportunity. Thank you so much for the encouragement! :)

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 months ago from USA

      Astrid - So you're a college student who has made the first move, however, you don't know whether your crush returns your feelings beyond friendship. Good for you in expressing your interest, regardless of where this adventure takes you.

      Here are my ideas since you asked. Consider some fun flirting and see whether he returns your interest. Smiling, eye contact, use of interpersonal touch and body space, and even the colors you wear all matter when it comes to interpersonal attraction and flirting. Tips and explanations are shared here: http://hubpages.com/dating/Get-Noticed-The-Science... You might also try compliments, finding a common task to work on together, and spending more time alone with him, when possible. Get him talking about himself so that not only can you do the same but also you might have a chance to learn more about his personal/love life. (I assume you already know he's straight and has no girlfriend.)

      Since you both have common interests, consider more opportunities to go to events together. Either repeat what you've done before with asking him out or put the responsibility on him to ask you. Ask what fun things he has scheduled or whether he's been to a given event, restaurant, movie, or location. Work it into the conversation. If he's already been, then ask what he thought. If he hasn't been yet, tell him that anytime he'd like to go, you'd be interested.

      You only have so much time left in the semester and you don't want to pine away for him over the summer. You're worried about getting rejected, but what's worse that rejection is never knowing. I'm rooting for you, Astrid!

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      Astrid 

      4 months ago

      I like someone, I have no idea if he likes me back though... We've been friends for a little over a year and I just recently started to realize my feelings. We both have the same major and we both love participating in theater. He can be a bit dramatic and kinda gets on people's nerves sometimes, but he is also really sweet and has always been especially kind to me. I already kinda took a first step, a co-worker invited me to play she was in and I bought two tickets from her and asked him if he wanted to go, he agreed and we both really enjoyed the play. I had the intention to ask if he wanted to get food afterwards, but I chickened out (this was actually 2 days ago). I guess I'm just not sure what to do next... I don't want to be super obvious about my crush on him, but at some point I hope he figures out or at least gets a hint... Do you have any input?

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 months ago from USA

      Sofia Erman - Thanks for your comment.

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      Sofia Erman 

      4 months ago

      There is this boy and I was just dreaming about him but we are just really good friends. But I do 't know what the dream was for though. I do think about him sometimes

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 months ago from USA

      thatperson - The only way you'll know if there's a match is if you start talking to her. If you're too shy to make a move, perhaps your friend can arrange for the three of you to hang out. That might make things easier. Just an idea. Good luck.

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      thatperson 

      5 months ago

      i sent my crush a valentine. We are both girls so I didn't know what she would do. She told my friend she likes girls and wants to know who I am. I don't know what to do because we never talk and I'm really awkward.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 months ago from USA

      That Girl - Glad you enjoyed these.

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      That Girl 

      5 months ago

      This was helpful- never heard any of these before!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 months ago from USA

      classof2018 - So how about when the time is right ask him if he recalls kissing you (yep), then ask was it like kissing his sister (hopefully not)? Then see where the conversation leads. I hope it works out for you!

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      classof2018 

      5 months ago

      Ive been falling so hard for this guy and we kissed.. it was magical but now I dont know how he feels anymore and all i wanna do is call him mine..

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 months ago from USA

      noname - I'm so sorry. It's been a long time, but I've been in your shoes and many others have, too. Try to concentrate on making yourself the happiest, most awesome, attractive person possible. It may attract her or someone you who isn't yet on your radar. Good luck!

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      noname 

      5 months ago

      i like her so so so much. but shes with someone else and it breaks my heart. im so jealous. ive been thinking about her almost nonstop nov2017

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      R K GUPTA 

      7 months ago from New Delhi

      Great collection. If someone loves anyone, it is great thing. Real love is rare.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      7 months ago from USA

      doglover - Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve added it as #71. Happy Holidays!

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      doglover 

      7 months ago

      i cant help falling in love with you

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      FlourishAnyway 

      7 months ago from USA

      Hazle - You could ask him and save yourself a lot of stress.

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      Hazle 

      7 months ago

      I have this crush on one of my closest friends and he use 2 like my friend...he "says" he got over her and has a new crush and he likes her more but he won't tell me who...he always says things That seems like it me but I dont want 2 get my hopes up

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      FlourishAnyway 

      7 months ago from USA

      Anna - Best of luck. I hope he sees the truth, and I hope you find out why your frenemy did that. Jealousy?

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      Anna 

      7 months ago

      A few weeks ago, my ex best friend told the guy I liked that I called him a b#@%&. Now he won't talk to me. We have to find partners to sing with for a talent show. And just because of some of these songs, I'm going to ask him to sing with me. (I never called him a b##%)

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      FlourishAnyway 

      7 months ago from USA

      Hi, Haylei, Thank you for that suggestion! It is now #70. Have a great day.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      7 months ago from USA

      Haylei - Have you started with maybe trying to see if he feels the same? Giving him your contact information and seeing if he texts or calls? Good luck.

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      Haylei 

      7 months ago

      "Secret love song"

      By: Little mix

      This is my all time favorite song you'll like it too

      ...Hopfully

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      Haylei Denton 

      7 months ago

      So theirs this guy I like his name is connor he is 15 but his parents are my family doctors, So I only see him like 5 times a month and im crazy about him and i cant stop thinking about him!!! can you help me...?

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      FlourishAnyway 

      8 months ago from USA

      Mystery - What would be wrong with taking her aside and just having an honest discussion with her? You might get hurt, or she could, or not. Thank you for sharing your story. I wish you well.

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      Mystery 

      8 months ago

      I never really knew I liked my crush until earlier this year.I liked her last year but it was like for a month or so.Back then when I wasnt really into her,she kept giving me this suspicious look like she wanted to tell me something but was scared to say.This happened in the beginning of last year. Then through out the year she i kinda felt like she lowkey liked/likes me too.Like me and my friends were talking about liking the same gender and i was like my friends will sill love me no matter who i liked and so to prove that I went to my crush which is my friend till this day and asked her if she would still be my friend if I liked the same gender and she told me that she didnt care and she would still love me no matter what.And me and another one of my friends were really lose and rumors were going around saying that were were dating or we did.My crush over heard that and when we went to our 3/4 block she was like ¨Why didnt you tell me.¨ at that point I was confused and then she told me what she hear.Right there are to signs.Actually three,the looks,dont care if i dated the same gender,and me telling her that i dated the same gender.Towards the end of last year she started coming out about herself and how she likes girls cause I guess the end of the year was a confession section so we played never have I ever and then started coming out about stuff and she told us how she liked girls and at that time she glanced at me here and there.Till this day when I look up,we seem to meet eye contact and it stays for like 30 seconds but i always seem to break the gaze mainly cause i cant stand looking people in the eye.When she is aroun and make each otheres day.Our classes are right next to each others and when I seem to leave or arrive to class she gets excited to see me.I honestly think I play my cool about liking her then she lays hers bout liking me.d me we seem to have a good time and make each other laugh When this school year happened I had a stronger crush on her and my other friends thought i should tell her nd I did.When I told her her whole face lit up,like shes been waiting for me to say that but at the same time I think she was afraid to admit that she has feelings for me.When people started making things weird I told her I didnt like her anymore and i can tell that she didnt believe it and if she did she kinda got sad.Now when we hang out,for some reason her skirt is always under when when we are on the bus and we pretty much act like we are a couple.Im trying to find out if she really likes me or not and shes been throwing some of the signs but im not fully convinced.Probably like 50%. Im not the jealous type but every time she talks about the dudes fighting over her or her friend thats at another school I start to feel some type of way but never show it.We are both girls by the way and she lives on the other side of the block from me.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      8 months ago from USA

      Brooke - Thanks for the suggestion. I've added it to both this playlist and the following one: http://hubpages.com/playlists/I-Love-You-Playlist-...

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      Brooke 

      8 months ago

      Perfect- ed sherran

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      FlourishAnyway 

      9 months ago from USA

      Juliet - Thanks for sharing your feelings and experience. We've all probably had that secret someone who seemed out of reach. Don't forget that there are other guys out there too.

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      Juliet 

      9 months ago

      My crush has a girlfriend. He keeps looking at me and I really like him although he hasn't asked me out. My friends know I like him and they are in the same class as he is, overtime I see them with him they get along so well it makes me really jealous.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      9 months ago from USA

      Aria - It's hard to logically convince someone how untrustworthy and deceptive another person is where matters of the heart are concerned. All you can do is love and support your friend and continue to provide examples of how he's mistreating girls and leading them on. I'm sure he does it to others. Try to be as non-emotional as possible about pointing out his misdeeds to her. If it continues and the time is right, you might call him out on his behavior right in front of her. Yep, ask him questions about who he's dating, why he's hitting on your friend when he ignores her the next day, and name the behavior directly to the him, the offender. Provide HIM with examples of how he plays with girls' emotions -- right in front of her. No yelling, just conversation. For some reason, she doesn't feel like she deserves better. And he is either very arrogant or has low social skills. Not a good combination.

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      Aria 

      9 months ago

      So i want to ask something about my best friend. She likes this guy but she wont admit it at least not always. The guy she likes is a HUUUGE player and one day hes all over her and the other he doesnt even notice her. My friends and i know that she really liked hin but we know what person he is. What should we do? Advice please

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      FlourishAnyway 

      10 months ago from USA

      Diana - Thank you for the suggestion. I've added it at #68.

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      Diana 

      10 months ago

      Imagination by Shawn Mendes is also about crushes

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      FlourishAnyway 

      10 months ago from USA

      Jamie - Sometimes the chemistry isn't there for romance. Concentrate on "you" and being happy. People are drawn to happy, positive people. If it's not right with her, then someone else will like you for you. We've all been there!

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      Jamie 

      10 months ago

      I have already asked my crush out. She rejected me but I'm still crazy for her. The only trouble is that I am shy so I can't ask her out again. Plz help. What do I do?

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      FlourishAnyway 

      11 months ago from USA

      Daniel - I added "Words I Couldn't Say" to the following playlist: http://hubpages.com/playlists/Getting-Over-You-Pla... Regarding the other Rascal Flatts song, it's debatable. If the guy is wanting to stand on rooftops and climb on mountains, I'm thinking he's still very much infatuated and got his head in the clouds. Thank you for stopping by and the suggestion. I appreciate you.

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      Daniel 

      11 months ago

      Words I couldn't say - Rascal Flatts

      Though has different meanings to different people one of which is have a crush, but never telling them and goes on to regret it.

      What do I do now that you're gone?

      No back up plan, no second chance

      And no one else to blame

      All I can hear in the silence that remains

      Are the words I couldn't say

      I shold have found away to tell you how I felt

      Now I'm only tellin' myself.

      Oh and Love you out loud isn't about a crush with lyrics like

      now that your in my arms, and just how good your live looks on me.

      It's about expressing his love for her after they got together.

      I'm listening to it right now and that's at least what it sounds like to me.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      11 months ago from USA

      Mini-Paige - I'm not sure how you both know you're into DDLG, but it you know that much you can make him a playlist. Good luck to you both.

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      Mini-Paige 

      11 months ago

      Well, I love this list. I have a crush on this guy and he always seems to be staring at me and whenever he sees me he smiles (or so my friends say) so I descided to sing for him since I know he's really into music and he really liked it. We're both into DDLG so I'm just waiting for him to ask me out but my friend told me that he asked her advice on how to ask me out so I know I won't be waiting very long

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      FlourishAnyway 

      12 months ago from USA

      Lindsey - Initially, when I was writing this playlist I was going to add that but I has a reservation about it, as you could understand. However, if "Stacy's Mom" could be on there, why not this one? Also, my reader (you) recommended it ... so it's on there now! Thank you for the suggestion!

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      Lindsey 

      12 months ago

      What about "Hot for Teacher"?? :)

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      FlourishAnyway 

      14 months ago from USA

      ArxerDash - That is a terrific add. I will make it #63. Thank you for taking the time to read and make a suggestion.

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      ArxerDash 

      14 months ago

      enchanted- taylor swift

      "please dont be in love with someone else, please dont have somebody waiting on you"

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Linda - Thanks for playing along! I appreciate you!

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      Linda Crampton 

      15 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I don't know any of the songs in your playlist, but as always I enjoyed reading the descriptions and other information. You always have great ideas for your music articles!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Rasma - Thank you for your kind compliment. It's a lot of fun generating these articles! Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Amazing as always and a fantastic job! I am always amazed at how many songs you find on these themes.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Thanks, Larry!

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      Larry Rankin 

      15 months ago from Oklahoma

      Great list!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Shyron - Thanks so much for your suggestions. You are a real treasure. I had never heard that Conway Twitty song, believe it or not! I added it!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      15 months ago from Texas

      Love at eleven will live on forever in memories worth more than gold. Can anyone truthfully say she's forgotten her love at eleven years old. I looked for the DVD with this song "Love at Eleven but could not find it. It must be on an album or an audio tape.

      Don’t Cry Joni - Conway Twitty & Joni Lee

      This is about a soldier who went to war and couldn’t help thinking about the girl next door who had a crush on him. When he returned she had married his best friend.

      “Dancing Your Memory Away” Charly McClain

      “A picture of me without you” Lorrie Morgan

      “I can’t help the way that I don’t feel” Sylvia

      Blessings my dear friend.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Devika - Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are doing well.

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      Devika Primić 

      15 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful songs and I enjoy listening to music.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Genna - Glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Genna East 

      15 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Who can forget their first crush? Speedwagon's Can't Fight this Feeling sure brought back memories. :-) Thanks so much, again for the wonderful music.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Linda - Oh, I know. I explain to my daughter who some of these musicians are and get deadpan stares, but then I play some of the music for her and often she becomes interested. George Michael was an example. My audience tends to skew younger than I am, so I tend to use her as a springboard for reasonableness. Thanks for reading. Have a great week!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Nell - Oh, that red face for those who blush give them away! Thanks for reading!

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      Linda Lum 

      15 months ago from Washington State, USA

      You really went back in time for this one--I wonder how many "youngsters" have never even heard of the Kinks? This was a fun list, but I'll have to admit that the newer songs (less than 20 years old?) I had not heard. You are expanding my repertoire!

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      Nell Rose 

      15 months ago from England

      You forgot to say that you always went red as a beet when you saw them coming towards you! LOL! great list, and yes we all had the horrible crush feeling!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Kallini2010/Svetlana - My daughter does that same thing with listening to a specific song over and over. She does it for songs she really likes until she knows all the words. I don't know Chinese, but it would be interesting to learn a song that way then have a native speaker tell you what you were really saying (or thought you were saying). I love your oddities. You have a real ear for music in a way that many of us do not.

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      kallini2010 

      15 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      There is one hint you are in love/have a crush - all the love songs that you thought were stupid now make sense. A bad sign!

      I do have crushes or rather infatuations and that's a problem. I'd rather stay at the stage of flirting - you are mutually attracted and play games, but know that it won't go any further. It just makes you feel good. But it's a slippery slope - before you know you have a crush which will result in one crash or another - been there, done that.

      A crush might/will make you look like a fool or a nuisance or both - been there/done that.

      I live in an entirely different and unique musical world, whatever accentuates my current mood will be on my play list (on repeat) even the stupidest songs - been there/done that.

      Music actually makes things worse - it keeps your mind on that wave 24/7 - you play a song a few times and it is stuck in your head for eternity - been there/done that.

      I really liked "Stuck Like Glue", but I had to close my eyes not to be distracted by the video clip. The song is super repetitive and therefore completely irresistible.

      The problem/challenge of music is that music and heart reside in the same place - the brain, of course, but in it's emotional department. Do you want to control that? Sorry, access denied.

      So, I cheat! I listen to the songs where I don't understand the lyrics, which is only a temporary solution because soon enough... I do understand it.

      So, I cheat even more. Speaking of Chinese... that's a long way to go - I really don't understand the lyrics!!!

      Did I mention that I am odd?

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Louise - George Strait is a real country artist and not difficult to look at either, if ya know what I mean. Thanks for being first to comment!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Bill - They can be pretty painful when not reciprocated. Glad that era is done, huh? Hope you are doing well. Thanks for stopping by.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Heidi - I love that song, too. The Oprah Show once tried to track down the lady that was the inspiration for "Jessie's Girl" but they were unsuccessful in doing so. Rick Springfield once attended a ceramics class with her and his friend, Gary, the real "Jessie." She apparently never knew Rick Springfield had a crush on her and based his famous song on her.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Oh, MsDora! Your secret is safe with me. Isn't it amazing how people from our youth, even if we weren't close to them then, can re-enter our lives and hold a special place? Some of the people I'm Facebook friends with now I don't even recall talking to in high school; I assumed they didn't like me. I wish you and your friend lots of smiles.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      15 months ago from USA

      Martie - I agree, especially if they don't share your feelings! Have a wonderful week.

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      Martie Coetser 

      15 months ago from South Africa

      Having a crush on someone is so exciting, but also futile. I am so glad I have outgrown my tendency to develop crushes.

      Useful and excellent playlist! Thank you, FlourishAnyway.

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      Dora Weithers 

      15 months ago from The Caribbean

      Flourish, I'm listening to David Archuleta while I write this comment. This is a secret: My first crush never ever spoke to me. We grew up, left home and all I had were memories of wishing and hoping. Fast forward 50 years. He called to express condolences when my mother died, and we've have talking ever since. Just a mature, friendly friendship--no more crush!

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      Heidi Thorne 

      15 months ago from Chicago Area

      Now I'll be singing "Jesse's Girl" all day! That's really okay, though. :) Happy Monday!

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      Bill Holland 

      15 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, I got #14 this week, so I'm improving, up from #52. LOL Boy oh boy, did I ever suffer from crushes as a teen. Very painful as I remember.

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      Louise Powles 

      15 months ago from Norfolk, England

      You certainly know your music! I'm glad you put George Strait in the list. I love him.

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