8 Summer Crushes We've All Had
Summer is the season for dating and to celebrate, here's 8 types of holiday crushes (both weird and less weird) we've ALL had. Read in full at mtv.co.uk
There's just something about the summer sunshine that makes you fancy everyone and everything.
Ok, maybe we're exaggerating a little but science does say that it's totally normal to be even more in the mood for a bit of romance when the sun is shining, so with that in mind, here's the 8 type of holiday crushes you're probably set to go through this summer.
Sorry, but that's just the way it is.
1. The total stranger
No matter where you go this summer, you just keep bumping into him or her. Yes, you’ve never actually heard them speak and yes, the only things you really know about him is that he eats crunchy nut (from when you saw him in the supermarket) or that she’s reading Looking For Alaska (from when you tripped over her at the book store), but that hasn’t stopped you living out an elaborate fantasy where you run off to a deserted island to live a desperately happily ever after as a pair of super tanned and well-read bee keepers.
2. The lifeguard
Who cares if two weeks ago he was the total idiot who thought it was beyond hilarious to set fire to his own farts at the back of the classroom? This week he is being paid to save people’s lives.
The fact he spends the day shirtless by the pool also makes up for the fact he probably spends most of his day fishing toddler’s turds out the water with a big net.
3. The metaphorical girl crush
Whether you’re a girl or a guy, gay, straight or identify any other way, there’s one kind of crush we all have in summer and that’s a platonic one on a member of the same sex.
Whether it’s the dude who can swim, shoot 30 hoops and has abs of steel or the girl who looks like she was invented purely to swan around with perfect hair after a 10 mile run in the midday heat, they are the people we see all over Instagram who we secretly slightly wish we were.
We just want to stroke their arms and maybe smell their hair a bit. Is that so wrong?
4. The slightly odd son of your mum’s best friend from school
He’s the boy you only see about once every six years and while he’s always seemed weirdly fascinated by dead animals and smells a bit like a bag of stale Wotsits, at least a bit of a one time snog is a way to pass the time while your mums get drunk on white wine and reminisce about the good old days out on the patio.
5. The fictional crush
Summer is the perfect time to fall head over heels and while the guys and gals your own age might have the mental age of a bunch of toddlers, at least you can rely on the perfection that is the fictional character in your favourite book.
What? They are deeper than the ocean AND speak straight to your soul.
Before you know it you’re happily married with three kids and a pet dragon called Hopper, which is a lot of work for a single summer - even if it did all take place on the inside of your head.
6. The ice cream man
Look, he might be pushing 45, but he’s also mildly attractive and is the bearer of all that’s good in this world when it’s 30 degrees out and you feel like you're so sweaty that your skin might actually melt off: ice cream.
What more does a functional relationship need, really?
7. The work crush
Nothing bonds you like being forced to spend the hottest months of the year doing some form of menial and manual labour together.
Whether it’s saucing hotdogs or corralling kids pepped up on sugar at a summer camp, it’s the perfect breeding ground for an all-consuming crush that won’t go away until you act on it at the end of season party. They might not be your usual type, but there’s just something about the way they wipe up that kids sick for you in their lurid blue uniform that’s getting them a one-way ticket right to your heart.
8. The poolside fling
No matter where your vacay takes you, we guarantee there’s someone out there who’ll become your crush, be that the sexy Spanish waiter or the cute girl staying in the villa next door.
Because what fun is jetting off somewhere exotic where there’s sunshine and scanty swimwear if there’s not a bit of nighttime flirting to finish things off?