Lgbt questioning

Squishes and crushes?

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Lgbt questioning

Hi so I was just wondering if you are able to have squishes towards a person of the same gender but still be romantically attracted to someone of the opposite gender? Just asking coz I'm trying to differentiate whether I have a squish or a crush on a girl while still having a crush on a guy

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Baam

The vast majority of people can have squishes on anyone. It has nothing to do with your romantic orientation. For example, I am sexually attracted to women, romantically attracted to no one, and normally have squishes on men but also experience platonic attraction to women as well.

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Gldlynch

Hey Lgbt questioning

 

My understanding is that 'crushes' are romantic interests and 'squishes' a platonic interests. Imo, 'squishes' are more like the people who you strongly desire to be friends with or to become close with, just not in a romantic sense, therefore I think it's 100% normal to develop squishes on anyone around you regardless of their gender. 'Crushes' are linked to your romantic orientation which is where the hetero/homo/bi/pan/poly/aro business comes flooding in.

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NerotheReaper

I like to use this cartoon to help explain the different types of attraction one may experience:

 

zlo2z.jpg

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TheAP

Moved from Questions about Asexuality to Romantic and Aromantic Orientations.

 

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Questions about Asexuality co-mod

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Lgbt questioning

Thank you guys so much for your help :)

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Deus Ex Infinity
On 14.2.2018 at 5:03 PM, NerotheReaper said:

I like to use this cartoon to help explain the different types of attraction one may experience:

 

zlo2z.jpg

I still totally love this graphic explanation :wub: It helped so much to finally get a clue about it back at the very beginning :D 

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