The always adorable @joshgeeksix (from GeekSix) and I were trading tweets when the subject of crushes came up.
We have this running game. I declare him adorable & mention my unrequited crush on him -- he blushes and mentions that, while flattered, he's unavailable.
Now, a little info...If you follow my tweets, you'd likely notice the following:
I use endearments all the time.
I blow kisses randomly and to any number of people including everyone at once.
I give lots of compliments.
I flirt. A lot. ::grin::
I do all of the above without really thinking about it. Generally it's because I truly dig on people and because I have a tendency to express it without really thinking about it.
It's not just an online thing. I do it in real life as well and I've always had significant others who not only knew it about me, but accepted it as part of who I am as a person and got a kick out of it.
But, back to my point about crushes...
I get crushes all the time.
I don't discriminate. I crush on single folks as well as married folks. Male or female. Heck, I get crushes on fictional characters. My first crush was on Speed Racer. I didn't just have a thing for Harrison Ford, I had (have, who am I kidding?) a mad crush on Han Solo.
Recently I even told a friend of mine that I had a crush on his relationship with his wife. I think the two of them as a couple are just downright awesome and I have a crush on them.
In my mind, my crushes are just another expression of my appreciation of people. Of who they are and what they're about and how utterly awesome or adorable I think they are.
Still, It got me thinking.
Not everyone lives that way. Not everyone thinks that way and, while I know I'm harmless, other people may not.
Maybe I need a disclaimer? ::grin::
Not sure if other people deal with this sort of thing or what they run into out there. So, I was just...y'know...ponderin'