Question: Is getting crushes on people a standard thing for romantic people? Does it always happen along the path to a relationship forming?
@GoodGirlElly it does for me. TBH I get crushes constantly, on.. well, lots of people. It's annoying, but I have learned to take it in stride and try not to make too much of it
@GoodGirlElly I have crushes a lot but they almost never translate into any form of relationship. On the other hand, one of my most intense and long-lasting relationships never involved a crush phase; I just sort of realized I loved her one day.
Of course I'm not even going to pretend to speak for what's "typical" in this realm...