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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:  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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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?



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ana p. dewiyana


I have crush on a friend. And I tell to my friend about it. But sometimes, I never do anything about my crush.  

01:32 AM Oct 05 2007 |

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