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Tips on How to Determine That You Have a Crush on Someone

Not sure if you have a crush on someone? Check for these signs.
Not sure if you have a crush on someone? Check for these signs. | Source

Meeting that special someone will change your life. But love isn't just about holding hands and saying nice things to one another. The fact is that love is almost always the fruit of a crush. Love sometimes starts the first time you see someone, when your heart beats wildly to say, "This is it."

So what is a crush anyway? A crush is someone you think stands out from the crowd. You see him or her in a different light from others, and the crush is usually someone you admire. You might admire that person’s physical appearance, personable attitude, academic performance, or unique talent. Scientists say that seeing your crush helps your heart get stronger and healthier. So you know what to do if you want a healthy heart. If you have a crush for almost three months and still like him or her, I believe it means you are in love.

But what if you aren't sure? Here's how you can tell if you have a crush one somebody.

Clear Signs You Like Someone

Sometimes the signs are not clear on the surface. You need to look deeper to see the truth.
Sometimes the signs are not clear on the surface. You need to look deeper to see the truth. | Source

1. When You See Your Special Someone, Your Heart Beats as Fast as It Can

Whenever he/she’s around, passes by, or accidentally crosses paths with you, your heart turns to panic mode. In this state, your heart beats the fastest you can imagine. Imagine being chased by a dog growling with excitement at the prospect of tearing at your butt. After running as fast as you could, your heart would beat quickly. But seeing your crush will make it beat even harder than being chased by a dog. The feeling is such that even your toes begin to shake. It's a nervous and sort of frustrated feeling that heats up your veins.

Why Does Your Heart Beat Fast When You See Your Crush?

Your heart beats quickly because seeing your crush triggers an adrenaline rush. It also may trigger other chemical reactions, resulting in feelings of euphoria, or extreme happiness, and obsession.

2. Whenever Your Crush Is Near or Is Talking Directly to You, Your Normal Facial Expressions and Gestures Are Hard To Control

Of course, your crush probably has no idea that you have a crush on him/her, so he or she interacts with your normally. And whenever those lucky times come, whatever you are doing stops completely. He or she speaks to you like a casual friend while you sit there with a dried throat and sweaty hands (this is also caused by the adrenaline), putting on your best poker face to hide your internal freak out.

When you smile, it is non-stop and from ear to ear, while a rush of sweat flows all over your body, especially in your underarms (even though you’re in a fully air-conditioned room or cold weather).

Or, if you don't succumb to the out-of-control smile, you turn yourself into a human stone, literally not moving or even speaking.

Some people even pee, but that happens to one out of 100.

3. You Want to Talk about This Person all the Time

You might not notice this, but your friends will begin saying, “You already told us about that," when you broach the topic of this person. In the course of normal conversations, you may bring him up 10 to 15 times a day. Some go over that range.

Most telling is when you want to bring up a point related to your crush, even though it's barely related to what you and your friends are talking about. And when you hear his or her name, you say, “What? What about him/her? Please tell me! I’ll buy you some treats, come on!” Sounds a little bit exaggerated, right? But no, these are all things that actually happen.

4. When Your Friends Ask You Why You’re Acting So Weird about Your Crush, You Would Die Rather Than Admit Anything Is Unusual

When your friends observe the first three symptoms, they will definitely form conclusions or questions. And they'll especially think about it during those lulls in class when your teachers are teaching lullaby topics that are putting the class to sleep. They'll turn it over in their minds and then confront you about it. And when that time comes, you deny, deny, deny. Even when your friends jokingly blackmail you into admitting you have feelings, you still deny it.

You probably know you do (though you may not). Either way, I am sure you can't hide it from yourself forever. Am I right? And you will not be able to hide it from your friends forever either. There will be times when everybody’s sharing secrets, or maybe you'll just tell your best friends. Well, if I were you, I would tell my friends about it, because I am sure they would completely support you. Or at least, they would intend to. Because, in reality, when your crush is around, their idea of support may go something like shouting, “Oh my God, somebody is approaching!” and start to tease you—and the teasing is likely to persist for the whole day. While you will be the only trying to act like a sane person, standing like a stone and smiling in front of him/her. The one thing in your mind will be, “I’m going to kill you guys!” It's the sad reality, but that’s the character of true friends (mostly). Experienced it? Devastating, right? That’s okay. At least you have your supporters.

5. You Stare at Photographs of Your Crush All of the Time

When you finally accept that you have a crush on someone, you get that person's complete schedule (if possible) so you can wait in a strategic spot until he or she comes by. The rush you get means your day is complete. Girls do this more often than guys, but it is not gender specific.

And, you are likely to find a picture—either on social media or by taking it when your crush's attention is occupied, and you will look at it all of the time. You may even make it your phone’s wallpaper (as if you two were in a relationship). When no one's around, you find yourself looking at it. You may even say, “Hi, baby!”—don’t you deny it!

So there you have it—the five ways to determine your real state of mind and heart when it comes to someone who turns you upside down. Just keep in mind to think twice whether you tell your friends, because you don’t know how crazy it was when everybody knows about it.

Remember This:

All love starts with a crush. It came before your parents fell in love. It came before your grandparents fell in love. And it will come before your grandchildren have children. There is always a crush that comes first before anything else.

In your case what is your experience when your crush is approaching?

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ajwrites57 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

PaoloJpm--interesting perspective on having a crush on someone! In the learning Center under the The Hubtool--Photo Capsule, it explains how to properly give credit for photo use. I wanted to suggest two site to get photos in the public domain. Two sites I use are wikipedia commons and morguefile. Both have great photos that are legal to use. Good luck! :o)


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PaoloJpm 3 years ago from Philippine Author

thank you. glad you find it interesting, anyway about the pictures thank you for giving me advise. I think I should go back on and on in learning centers cause I recently noticed that some told me about it. :)


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

PaoloJpm,

This is really cute! I love the way I feel when I'm crushing on someone. It comes with such innocence and excitement! Unfortunately they usually all come to an end; either you get over your crush and move on or you get with your crush and the "crushing feelings' soon die down or turn to love.


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PaoloJpm 3 years ago from Philippine Author

well, the great thing about it is when the crush thingy turns to love. And I think it a very special love since it started from a will. Glad you like it ;- ). how I wish me and my crush turn it to real love. (wish wish) haha


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

PaoloJmp,

It is really nice when those same excited feelings that exist during the crush carry over into the relationship once it becomes love... but all too often those feelings tend to simmer down and lose their luster. I wish it could stay that way forever!


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PaoloJpm 3 years ago from Philippine Author

I read some advise about that staff. And it goes like this "When the fun starts to fade away, don't stop doing things that kept the fun together" The way I interpret it, I think the couple or I mean the guy must do all the things that made a girl smile. In the case of crush, maybe we should continue appreciating the beauty of whatever the reason you've like that person. Relationship that was been lively as it was always been the most special one. (which I am intended to have in the future, hope so)


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Very true and appropriate feelings. I enjoyed your last thought...before everything else, there was a crush! Thank you!


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PaoloJpm 3 years ago from Philippine Author

btrbell

-Yes, I actually be saving it for the summary but, I thought it would be a great ending of my creation. Thanks for reading and commenting. After this your hub is so useful too. :-)


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

PaoloJpm,

Oh my goodness, I'm sorry I took so long to get back here! :-)

Yes, I do believe you're right... both parties, but particularly the man tends to go out of their way to impress the other in the beginning and once they've one the affeciton... it seems to stop. Women could certainly try to help keep the "magic" alive, but I think men stop too much too quick!

Cat


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PaoloJpm 3 years ago from Philippine Author

Cat

- Oh its ok, I've haven't been more active for a while on HP too anyway, yeah. Most of us do that, (I used to do it myself :-) Sorry. But I have changed how I see it) probably we just want to win the rose. Couple must never stop working out for the betterment of the relationship. What I like and appreciate so much on women is that, though some men hurt their feelings yet they are still in love they would fight to the end for the succession of their relationship. ( I salute to all women for that!).


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

PaoloJpm,

Aw, so sweet and yes, I think many women will work very hard to keep their relationship alive... it's sad when anyone gets to a relationship that once was filled with love and now they find it not worth it anymore :-(

Cat


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PaoloJpm 3 years ago from Philippine Author

Cat

- worse some only do it for fun, money, fame, and self security against social identity crisis. Relationship always been fun if only friendship in the outside and love in the inside (How I wish) haha


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

PaoloJpm,

That's too bad, especially when one person in the relationship has real feelings invested, but you're right... it happens, all too often! :-(

You're right, friendship is a must! Aw, you're great... you must be beating women off with a stick? :-)

Cat


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PaoloJpm 3 years ago from Philippine Author

Cat

- yeah. that's really a pain. I have a friend who suffers in such situation. The worse is that, the her boyfriend is also my buddy so, its been a hard time deciding what to say for advise hahaaha. But,i been angry with himsince he just use her for a short term fun and substitution. Yet, a boy code would undestand I don't know. Plus friendship was destroyed shame, really shame. I wonder what kind of stick would that be haha. Thanks Cat


VJoshua 2 years ago

paolojpm.. I agree with what you said: "Making her/his picture as a wallpaper on your phone" and also: "her/his name as the password"... Cuz i've done that


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PaoloJpm 22 months ago from Philippine Author

@VJoshua ahaha really? Well, everybody does that, sorry for the late response, Gosh, its been six months.


Clair 14 months ago

Thank You for clairifing (sp?) this and describing this perfectly

I´ve never really had a crush which is weird and it did worry me for a long time but when I first got to Highschool I was always getting flustered around this guy and I would freak out.This one time I went to school really sad since I had failed one of my quizzes but when I got to Science he talked to me leaving me smiling,giggling and happy the rest of the day which felt awesome.


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PaoloJpm 9 months ago from Philippine Author

@Clair,

Oh, and that's what I call a knight in shinning armor in disguise (yet) you can't expect when happiness strikes, so live on with it. And who knows, you might find yourself next to him.


lamisa 9 months ago

how to get the love of my crush,i think i love him.


Aurelio Tyose (Smalls) 7 weeks ago

It is a strange moment. You find yourself in a big situation that u can not control yourself, every time u think about that particular person your heart jumps. Oh never wanted it to happen with me... but now i am in


OHENEBA KWEKU ATTA 6 weeks ago

NERVOUS

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