Posts tagged "crushes"

My Top 5 Formative Geek Crushes

The wonderful thing about a hefty amount of geek/nerd culture is that it is super-optimistic. John Green, author of A Fault In Our Stars, says that nerds are basically people who are “unironically enthusiastic … too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.” Which is awesome! The first time I hung out with my now-boyfriend,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 17, 2014

Life After Dating: Dealing With Crushes When You’re In A Relationship

So you've finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you've committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our new weekly column, Life After Dating, we'll discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom. I've been with my boyfriend, Max*, for five years now. We are…
By: Carine Miller-Shelton / November 25, 2013

First Officer Of My Heart: An Ode To Commander Riker

Oh Riker, oh Commander, oh my dearest William T., The time has come to express just how much you mean to me. I've had many crushes, they come and go every day, But my love for you, Riker, well, it's never gone away.
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 22, 2013

6 Pop Culture Icons Nobody Admits They Were Attracted To

As a child of pop culture, it should come as no little surprise that most of my psyche was formed by various cartoon and film studios and is tragically underequipped to manage real life, even to this day, which is why you can only find me on the Internet, as I tend to shun the…
By: Cracked / January 24, 2013

Girl Talk: Stalking Kal Penn

On April 23, 1977, Kalpen Suresh Modi was born, and on March 21, 1984, I was born. We went on to do different things; he got to work for Obama, I almost made the cut to be a Disney Princess in Orlando. Though it seemed unlikely our life paths would ever cross, I have bee…
By: Lauren Passell / November 12, 2012

The 4 Crushes I’m Thankful To Have Had

Today is Thursday. That means nothing to you. But to me, it means I woke up smiling because every Thursday, I walk 13 blocks to visit my current crush. He works in the mobile falafel food truck which parks in my neighborhood once a week. In Hinduism, there's a devotional act called Puja (and pardo…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 16, 2012

I Have A Major Crush On Nigel Lythgoe, Judge On “So You Think You Can Dance”

Okay, so I don't know you if you guys watch "So You Think You Can Dance," but if you like stories of human triumph, and also hot people, you will love this show. You will also love it for British judge and all around awesome dude Nigel Lythgoe, for whom I have the hots. Why…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 25, 2012

Meet Our Pinterest Boyfriends!

If you're on Pinterest, you know that pictures of hot guys are always circulating around the site. Some of these gorgeous men are models, some are impeccably dressed street style subjects, and some are just random dudes. We've gotten kind of attached to some of these guys--whom Amelia refers to as our Pinterest Boyfriends--and we…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 20, 2012

10 Reasons I Always Have A Crush On My Mailman

I moved last month, which means a new apartment, a new neighborhood, and most importantly, a new mailman, whom I already have a huge crush on. He's, like, a totally Portland-y bearded hipster mailman, and my office window affords me an excellent view of a few blocks of his route, which leads me to…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 19, 2012

14 Celebrity Girl Crushes

Add Selena Gomez to the list of people who find Zooey Deschanel "adorkable." The singer/actress posted a photo to Instagram of her reading the latest issue ofAllure (with Deschanel on the cover), calling the "New Girl" star her "current girl crush." I have to say, I approve of this match much more so than Selena and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 21, 2012

’90s Teenybopper Crushes Presently Unworthy Of Our Love

Most of us recall the vague sense of pain accompanied by pining for a man who would never know we exist. Luckily, many of our crushes of yore seem much less intimidating now. We've come a long way since we got popcorn stuck in our braces while watching Nickelodeon. Click through to see what's become…
By: Natalie Shure / July 15, 2011

How Do You Know You Really Like Someone?

One of the things I've been thinking about during this drinking/dating/sex sabbatical of mine is how you know you actually like someone. I've come to realize that in addition to being an extreme emotions junkie, I'm what Dr. Drew might call a "love-a-holic." A motivating factor in my desire to sleep with someone…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2011

Who Was Your First Celebrity Crush?

When I was about 10 years old, I thought Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez from The Sandlot was the perfect man. He was tall, dark, and handsome, sensitive, caring, and athletic. He had these deep brown eyes that my younger self could get lost in for hours. He had life goals (the major leagues) and he…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 18, 2010

Quotable: Katy Perry Gets Revenge On The Guy Who Wouldn’t Date Her In High School

"Is that Shane Lopes? You were the most popular kid in my class! But you never wanted to date me, it was always Amanda Wayne. Oh yeah, you really chose right, honey. What’s up. What’s up now, player? I’m going to dedicate this next one to Shane Lopes everyone." —Katy Perry, after spotting her…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 16, 2010

10 Women Share Their Best And Worst Summer Crush Memories

Ah, summer crushes. You remember them -- the sentimental, those to cherish, and yes, those you wish you could banish from your mind for eternity. We asked women from all walks of life to give the scoop on their best and worst summer crush memories. Relive your past (or be glad it's over) through their…
By: Lyn Lomasi / August 21, 2010

Quotable: Javier Bardem Finds Brad Pitt “Beautiful”

"I had the great opportunity to meet Brad [Pitt] a couple of times ... what a beauty. He is beautiful and his physicality is so amazing to see ... But the beauty really comes from different places -- the way he talks, the way he's interested in what you're saying. And that body is like…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 16, 2010

Girl On Girl: Why It Sucks To Have A Gay Crush On A Friend

Before I was in a relationship, I crushed on my female friends with alarming frequency. In high school, I got turned on when I slept in the same bed with my best friend who I had known since I was 2 years old. Obviously, I never told her this and, since we don't speak anymore,…
By: Nikki Dowling / July 8, 2010

Eight Signs You Should Confess Your Crush

So, you're sweating a dude like he's a spin class. Girl, you know you got it baaaaaaaad! It's exciting to crush on a dude, but it's also potentially ego crushing and stupid. When you can't stop thinking about a man, you have to add some reason to those dirty thoughts or you could get hurt.
By: Simcha / March 20, 2009

Science Says I’ve Found My Mate

I have a crush on a guy who rides the subway with me. I've only seen him a few times, but I just have a feeling we'd hit it off if we ever spoke to one another. According to a study by Rutgers University Professor Helen Fisher, I might know more about this guy tha…
By: Catherine Strawn / January 29, 2009

Girl Talk: Go Ahead, Go For Your Crush

Okay, real talk. This isn’t exactly the happy-ending story I’d like it to be, but I’ve got to share with you the details of my recent fantasy crush cum real mini-relationship, if only to encourage everyone to buck up and make some moves in the new year. Have you ever seen a guy working i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 13, 2009
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