Ah, the first crush. Few other firsts have the power to excite, humiliate, and create general angst like that one. So here at Nerve we were wondering, who was your first crush? Was it a classmate, a teacher, a friend's sibling, a babysitter, or no one at all?
Nerve Dating members answered, and it turns out, most of you liked kids your own age. 61% of voters answered that their first crush was a classmate. But don't think that vanilla answer means it didn't leave a mark. One Nerve Dating member commented "It was in 4th grade and I still remember her name and where we each sat in class." Another classmate-admirer said simply of the experience, "She crushed my heart." Ouch. We've been there.
In second place, 15% of you were hot for teacher. One Nerve Dating member commented "4th grade–Ms. Brandt. The original girl next door!" If by girl next door you mean the thirty-two-year-old who grades your spelling quizzes, then sure. Another voter rightly expanded "teacher" to mean "My camp lifeguard. Unless you count Luke Skywalker." (Let's be honest, both are solid options.)
12% of you first had it bad for your friend's (probably older) sibling. One Nerve Dating member mused "So unrequited. Age 12 is a bitch." Which would actually make a great six-word memoir, if it weren't seven words. A mere 2% of you answered that your first crush was a babysitter. Having had more than one five-year-old grab my boobs and run away laughing in my day, I'm not sure most of you are being honest with yourselves.
10% of our most heartless users answered our question with "I don't get crushes, I crush people." Personally, I never trust people who don't get crushes. Do you not bleed? Still, props to the non-crusher who commented simply "You want to be my first?" Actually, that sounds kind of hot. As long as you don't think being twenty-seven gets you out of slipping love notes into my locker.
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