What Does a Crush Mean to a Guy?

What Does a Crush Mean to a Guy?
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Have you been told by a guy that he has a crush on you? What should you feel? Should you be flattered?

Crush is not equal to love. If a boy has a crush on you, it does not automatically mean that he loves you. Thus, avoid being assuming and awkward whenever that guy is around. However, of course, there is a possibility that his admiration for you will level up in the future. Who knows? He could be the one for you. However, it could also be a passing admiration.

So, what are the reasons why a man could have a crush on you? What does it mean to guys when they have a crush on a girl?

Do you find it unbelievable that someone has a crush on you? If you want to know what it means, continue to read below.

1. You are pretty.

Men are generally attracted to beautiful women. Therefore, if someone tells you he has a crush on you, it could mean he finds you physically attractive. You do not have to wear makeup or fashionable clothes for a man to notice you. There are different types of beauty, and some men find simple women more attractive.

You may think that you are ugly but remember that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” There would always be someone who sees that beauty in you, so be thankful when a guy sincerely says he finds you beautiful.

2. You are sexy.

Let us admit it; the mass media have succeeded in creating a culture that considers slim, thin women to be the standard of sexiness. For this reason, many men are more attracted to skinny girls than chubby ones.

However, not all men prefer slim girls. Some do not even care about body sizes. You could be sexy to a guy not because you are thin but because you have a fun personality.

3. You are talented.

Like how every girl has a weakness for skilled or talented men, guys also fall for gifted ladies. Even if you do not have a face like Gal Gadot, you would surely have admirers if you are a master of a particular talent, like playing an instrument or painting.

So, ask yourself? What are you good at? What are your unique skills that people admire? If you are a talented girl, do not be surprised if there are guys who are crushing on you.

4. You are smart.

Men also admire intelligent women. Just like talented girls, smart ladies have something valuable in them. As they say, physical beauty will fade as one ages, but intelligence and wisdom will prove to be helpful in life as time goes by. For this reason, most men prefer ending up with intelligent partners to beautiful ones.

Therefore, if you are a consistent A-list student, it is not shocking to have many admirers. Do not be surprised if most of your guy classmates have a secret crush on you.

5. You are kind.

Men are not always after outward appearance and impressive traits. Others are drawn to the inward character of a woman. One of the lovable traits that no man could resist is kindness. Thus, if you are a kind-hearted person, it is not impossible to have admirers.

No matter how tough guys are, they secretly long for care and compassion from others. Therefore, if a man receives kindness from you, expect that he will find you attractive. In the end, men want to end up with women who will understand and support them in their lowest moments.

What Does a Crush Mean to a Guy
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6. You have a sense of humor.

It is not only women who find funny guys attractive. Everyone needs a good laugh once in a while to beat stress. For this reason, most men are also attracted to girls who are cheerful, bubbly, and hilarious.

Moreover, most silent guys are drawn to loud, funny girls since “opposite attracts.” So, if you are the office clown, do not be surprised if your introverted men colleagues secretly like you.

7. You are responsible.

Who does not like to end up with a responsible person? Well, everyone wants to have a reliable partner. However, it is not easy to be one. Therefore, dating a hard-working, diligent, and disciplined woman is like finding a hidden treasure. It is every man’s dream.

Be proud of yourself if a guy tells you that he admires you for being responsible. It means that the people around you notice how reliable and dedicated you are to your goals. You are inspiring!

8. You are a strong woman.

Traditionally, a woman is seen as the weaker sex. In many films, books, and even roles, power and protection are normally attributed to men. Meanwhile, the women are typically portrayed as damsels-in-distress who need saving.

However, in reality, both men and women have strengths and weaknesses. It means women have their strong moments too. In fact, men are subconsciously drawn to women whose strengths complement their weaknesses. So, if a guy admires you for being strong, he could be actually seeing a dependable partner in you.

9. You are fun to be with.

Everyone dislikes toxic people who know nothing but criticisms. On the other hand, everyone wants to be surrounded by people who can brighten up the day. They are those individuals who are optimistic, outgoing, and can find something beautiful amid problems.

Guys are attracted to girls with a positive outlook on life. They are fun to be with and can help others relax and be relieved from stress. So, if you are known for this trait, it could be why someone has a crush on you.

10. You are successful.

Usually, all men crave success and power because of their ambitious nature. While they have not achieved them yet, they are likely to look up to those who have them. Therefore, it is not unusual for guys to admire empowered women.

If a man has a crush on you, it could be because he wishes he had your boldness, achievements, or intelligence. In short, he wants to be like you.

What Does a Crush Mean to a Guy

11. You are his ideal girl.

One of the best reasons a guy has a crush on you is that you fit his ideal girl. Meaning, your traits are what he is looking for in a partner. He could have been attracted to the combination of your beauty, personality, intelligence, and attitude.

Well, who knows? He could also be your ideal guy. If it is the thing, then he and you probably have that instant spark in between.

Do Not Mistake It For Love

When a man tells you that he has a crush on you, it does not automatically mean that he loves you. Yes, he is attracted to you, and he admires something about you. However, it is too early to say that he is in love with you. Do not assume much yet.

A Crush is fleeting. Therefore, enjoy those moments when some guys find you attractive and admirable.  Be approachable and treat them like normal friends. Who knows? Your “Mr. Right” could be one of them.

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Cyril Abello
Joan is a freelance blogger who loves writing about personal development. She also loves learning and teaching languages. A Communication Arts graduate, she now pursues a masters degree in Language Teaching. She is into mobile photography, writing poems, and reading for leisure.
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