The Crush Dictionary
Many years ago I developed a dictionary for classifying crushes into organized categories.
These categories are represented by milkshake flavors.
Chocolate Milk: To have a significant crush on one person in particular and not know if the crush is reciprocated.
Blueberry - To have a small crush but consider it more of a fondness and nothing significant.
Strawberry - To have a crush on two people at the same time.
Raspberry - To have a crush on three or more people at the same time.
Dark Chocolate - To have an all-consuming crush that is potentially unhealthy.
Banana - To be aware that your crush is unrequited but continue to have the crush regardless.
Peach - To live in a state of denial, pretending you do not have a crush.
Plum - To have a crush that is reciprocated but not in the form of a committed relationship.
Vanilla - To have a committed relationship with your reciprocated crush.
Organic - To have a crush which you prefer to regard as a platonic attraction rather than a romantic one.
Plain - To not have a crush on anyone.
Smoothie blend - A combination of flavors. For example: A blueberry-raspberry-banana smoothie would describe a person who has a small crush on three or more people, even though this is unreciprocated.
This concept is very useful for confidential conversations confided through notes passed in classrooms.
It can also be effectively incorporated into entertaining smoothie-making activities at sleepovers and parties.