We all have had a crush on someone in our lives and in fact, we will continue to crush over someone or the other in future. That irresistible feeling of being with someone, never mind if it’s possible or not, it’s a crush, means it’s short lived and is supposed to leave us feeling crushed! But you have to admit, it does make you feel oh-so-alive!

The guy you screamed “Cooties!” at in the third grade and “went out” with in the fifth for two weeks. It broke your heart a little when you discovered on Facebook that he got married, even though you haven’t spoken to him in 10 years and he’s not even that cute anymore.

We all have celebrity crushes be it George Clooney or Shahrukh khan or Backstreet Boys or Rahul Dravid. Their posters and memorabilia adorn our rooms. Remember how in school, we used to get so mad at our classmates for having the crush on the same celeb as if he/she was our property? Our innocence ceases to end ’cause some of us suffer from heart aches hearing the news of their engagement or wedding. That just crushes us. The crush that crushes. No, really!

The one who works at a place you go to a lot,and you would like to arrange things so that the two of you could bump into each other and be forced to talk.

The guy you would never expect yourself to be into, but you are in a big way. He’s stocky and blond, whereas you usually go for lanky and dark. He’s totally corporate and you’re an all-natural free spirit. He’s a skater boy, you do ballet. Whatever, opposites attract.

The guy you really can’t stand, but your blood gets so hot every time he enrages you that it basically turns you on and you just want to rip his clothes off to make him stop talking already.

This type of crush is basically facilitated by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Myspace and Orkut (in pre-historic times). You stalk them, scan their every status, Like, picture, event and what not. You stalk their friends, their friend’s friends… Basically you have stalked them enough to know everything about them including their pet’s birthday. The social media crush generally dies with a single status message that says “In a relationship with XYZ”. Game over!

All of us have had a crush on our teachers, best friend’s boyfriend, super bosses or cousin. But really, there’s nothing that you can do about it as it’s a crush that’s forbidden. Though occasionally you may dream a thing or two about it, but it IS a forbidden crush.

 The guy in your extended circle of friends that you run into all the time. He’s on your bus one morning. You walk your dogs in the same park. He’s at your college friend Heather’s birthday party. But you can never quite find a way to get him into a real conversation.

Okay so you remember that guy at the coffee shop? He is the one who serves you with coffee. You’ve never gone more than a humble ‘hi’ with him but he is the sunshine of your day.

The one minute crush who passed by you in the street. You thought they were hot, you imagined your wedding with them, and then you never saw them again, but thats fine.

The unlikely crush, who nobody cares about, but who you cant get out of your head.

 This person is the one who is actually already involved with someone else, and you know that if you get with them, shit will go down.

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