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Crush on a Friend

Crush on a Friend

Date: Oct 05 2007

Themes: Friend, Romance

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Have you ever been out with a friend, someone you see all the time and never thought of dating, and suddenly that person looks really good to you? You never noticed it before, but now that you think about it, your friend is hot. And you’re already friends so you know you get along. You start to wonder: is my friend attracted to me too? What if we had a relationship together?

Amanda asks her friend Mason what he does when he has a crush on a friend. What do you think is really on Amanda’s mind? Why is she asking Mason about this?

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Amanda

Amanda

Mason

Mason

Amanda:  Mason?

Mason:  Um-hm.

Amanda:  Have you ever had a crush on a friend?

Mason:  Tons!

Amanda:  And what do you do about it?

Mason:  Uh…

Amanda:  Do you take action?

Mason:  Sometimes. Little bit of column A, a little bit of column B.

Amanda:  So what are some of the factors that determine whether or not you share your crush or just keep it bottled inside and cry at home in the corner?

Mason:  Well one, it depends on how sober I am at the time. A lot. Two, sometimes it just feels like there’s a moment there and you gotta make a play. Sometimes it just kind of stays in the background forever.

Amanda:  Do you think that you have to pick up on some vibe from them to share it with them? Or, do you think that when you have a crush you just share it with the world, get it off your back…

Mason:  No.

Amanda:  ...move on with your life. Now she knows.

Mason:  No. Not in general. It’s not just a like…It’s not like a résumé or something. It’s not like, “Hey, you know what I did today? I had a crush on you.” It’s not like, “I picked up a new CD at Target.” No.

Amanda:  I think that it could be that way. I think that it’s kind of cool to share that feeling with anyone.

Mason:  Well that’s because you want to have tabs on everybody.

Amanda:  Just…why not let them know, so that it’s in their court and they can do whatever they want? Why not let them know?

Mason:  What if they don’t like me anymore?

Amanda:  Then you know they don’t like you. Then it’s done. You move on. Right?

 

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討論

Mason says that he has had crushes on a lot of his friends, and sometimes he acts on those crushes and sometimes he doesn’t. Naturally, if he’s drunk, he’s more inclined to act on the crush than if he’s sober.

He also says that sometimes there is a moment that seems like the perfect time to make a move. But other times, he never does anything about his crush.

Amanda asks if Mason would ever tell a friend he has a crush on her just to get it off his chest. He says he doesn’t think that’s a very good idea because you don’t know if your friend feels the same way.

Have you ever had a crush on a friend? Do you think that Amanda is secretly trying to tell Mason that she has a crush on him?

 

意見

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Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

I agree dear Irene and dear Mahtab, It’s very common to hear Ex lover , but not ex friend . Despite being ex It’s better to keep boundary between friends. I mean yes it’s alright to hang out and get close but don’t let the strings attached :D

11:36 AM Mar 30 2012 |

1 person likes this

alvinwenfa@gmail.com

China

Friends are friends, never lost, keep with them

08:07 AM Mar 30 2012 |

alvinwenfa@gmail.com

China

Friends are friends, never lost, keep with them

08:07 AM Mar 30 2012 |

Petraa

Petraa

Croatia

I think realationship with a friend is not good idea… on the end I think it would not succeed. Btw: I can not imagine myself with my best friend ://

07:24 AM Mar 30 2012 |

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Irene Forever

Ukraine

Here are two quotes that are very true:


He taught me how to love,
but not how to stop.


~ Unknown ~




Love is like heaven, but it can hurt like hell.


~ Unknown ~


06:47 AM Mar 30 2012 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Its better we dont accept close relationship with our friends because when LOVE  goes away, there will not be friendship.


We could be friends for long time but after having broken hearts you  cant keep your friendship.


Then …. Friendship is stronger than LOVE!

04:51 AM Mar 30 2012 |

Irene Forever

Ukraine

It’s very common when friendship grows into love. And  we can have a crush on our friend. To fall in mutual love is not less common. And we can be happy. 


We never know the real feelings of the partner. He can say the things, he doesn’t really feel. It’s very painful to love, but not to be loved. While suffering we understand that our love was doomed to failure from the first moment. However we go on loving in spite of the coldness of our friend.


To be fixed on the idea to make a friend fall in love with us, we make a bad  mistake and push him farther. What result do we have? We don’t become lovers, but we stop  being friends.


There is another situation between friends who fall in love and after that, because of  different reasons,  try to become friends again.


As for me, it’s impossible. If I love, my feelings are not a game, and I can’t  change myself in order to become cold and indifferent.


So I don’t need any relations which are supposed to be just a cruel game.

12:50 AM Mar 30 2012 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

yep i have .in my opinion ,amanda is secretly trying to tell mason that she has a crush on him!

11:01 PM Aug 13 2011 |

alissia88

alissia88

Italy

I did!! I had a crush on my 2 friends!! it was strange and embarassing :( I told them but I was wrong…if nothing starts, if there’s no mutual attraction or interest.. friendship can be compromised!!

09:01 AM Jul 11 2011 |

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Nadia2011

Nadia2011

Turkey

I did ,but I’ve never made a play and I just bottled up my feeling ,as times passing I clean forgot.

08:11 PM Jun 11 2011 |

saraparsi

saraparsi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yeah,it happened to me.But I kept it bottled .I’m regretful.


 

03:13 PM Jun 08 2011 |

dc-united/21

Germany

Very good topic. It happened to me, too, twice. I tried to keep it as a secret but the longer you try to hide your feelings the more it tears you apart.


 


A very difficult situation to handle. My experience I’ve made is to talk about it and find a solution!

07:22 PM Jun 06 2011 |

flylover

flylover

Georgia

I’ve never had a crush on my friend.I can’t have different feelings with a friend.friend is friend. but sometimes it happens .:) I hope any of my friends will never have a crush on me ! 

07:28 PM Jun 05 2011 |

egyptian eyes

Egypt

  1. excellent lesson…..thanks a lot

02:25 PM Apr 07 2011 |

mulee

mulee

Ethiopia

it's a good lesson i like it when i was high school i was crush with friend.she is so beautiful and the girl next door of mine.i wasn't told her nothing about my feeling cause  scaring of lesson her. it was so difficult for me  

10:57 AM Mar 09 2011 |

melamarc

melamarc

Philippines

yes,, i had a crush on my friend but theres a time that i want to tell how i feel about him but it happens that im so scared to face it the fact that im so very into it and suddenly he will not feel the same way about me. it will be very painful to me if that is happen.

maybe, beacuse u will not ask a guy if he ever like one of his friends included you and if your so close together probably u wil expect something to him that she want mason to tell her that he likes amanda so that she could make a move.

03:31 AM Oct 27 2010 |

libsanjuan

libsanjuan

Mexico

my best friend had a crush on me after 4 years of friedship, it was hard for me because he was like my oldest borther who I was able to relay on , I wasnt able to be more than his friend, so we agreed to stop seeing each other for a while so he would undertand that from  my point he was just my best friend. We met 2 years later and he was still on, I felt so upset to loss my bfriend :(. Nowadays he said he should bottled his feelings, we talk rarely… he cant stand the fact that im just his friend…..

01:28 AM Oct 27 2010 |

dszxjh

China

no way

02:08 PM Sep 28 2010 |

Aadi~!

Aadi~!

India

yeah… it happens usually but sometimes even if u share it with them, it ends up in a joke & finally ater a few days later u find urself on having a crush on someone else hahaha…this is a boy's life :P

01:24 PM Sep 15 2010 |

jayyy

jayyy

India

nice

 

07:59 AM Sep 12 2010 |

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