Here is my opinion. Crushes are fleeting feelings of attraction for someone. You see someone that you like and would like to be with them but these feelings never last for very long. Infatuations start out as crushes, but these feelings keep going for longer periods. If there is someone you like, and you have a crush on them, then you begin to picture yourself with them and wonder what it would be like to be with them. You could be dating someone and be infatuated with them, but infatuation involves liking someone for all of their good qualities. if you are involved with a relationship like this, when things are going good it is easy to stay with someone without having a problem. But with infatuations, when the person that you are with begins to show their imperfect qualities, you suddenly may not feel as strongly about this person as you once thought. This is where the difference between infatuations and love can be seen. When you truly love someone, you are willing to embrace them knowing both good and bad qualities about them. True love is wanting to be with someone no matter how imperfect they are. This is the point where many relationships come to a point of either ending or getting stronger. You cannot have true love for someone until you have gotten to know that person inside and out. Once you know all of the facts about them, good and bad, you can decide if you truly love them. Loving invloves accepting a person for who they are, being faithful to that person and not wanting to have a serious relationship with anyone but that one person. Now im not saying that a person will never look at other people and think about what it would be like being with them, but if you truly love someone, the feelings that you have for other people will only be a fleeting crush. These are just my thoughts, you can take em or leave em. Hope ive helped alittle.
· 1 decade ago