A Justin Timberlake song plays on the radio and you get butterflies. You take a screen shot of Mac Miller’s response to your Twitter question during a Q&A session. Perhaps you’re the girl that tatted Machine Gun Kelly’s signature on the nape of her neck. You might even share the news of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s engagement on Facebook, adding a bitter comment, like, “He must have forgotten we’re supposed to get married.”
It’s okay to have a celebrity crush. Most gals have one. A sweaty and fit Ryan Gosling is your phones wallpaper; he inspires you to run that extra mile. On Instagram, you tag celebs on Man Crush Monday every week. And we’re all guilty of dishing to our best friend about finding someone like Ryan Reynolds’ character in The Proposal. Yet some girls take celebrity crushing to a different level. Getting wrapped up in the fantasy of a celebrity romance that will never happen is unhealthy. You soon forget how to date in the real world. It may just be why you’re still single.
Erin Lexington, a 24-year-old Honolulu resident, says she’s holding out hope for her very own Josh Hutcherson.
“The friendship he has with Jennifer Lawrence just shows me that if he can be a great friend, he’ll make an amazing boyfriend,” she said.
Even though she knows she won’t ever be with Josh, she wants to find her very own version of him to date. “He doesn’t have to look exactly like Josh, but it would be a plus,” Erin admitted. “I just want someone who is funny, sweet, and caring like him.”
Erika Stephenson, a 21-year-old San Diego State student, loves Channing Tatum. “If he doesn’t even look close to Channing Tatum, he can keep walking,” she stated. Yet she doesn’t feel like her celebrity expectations are holding her back from meeting Mr. Right.
“Sure, Channing Tatum may be a high standard, but I think it helps me weed out the losers from the winners. I rather be single and wait for my dream guy than go out and waste my time on the wrong guy.”
Erin, on the other hand, doesn’t believe her Josh-expectations are hindering her romantic life. “Just because I dream of being with a Josh Hutcherson-like (kind of) guy, it doesn’t mean it’s a deal breaker. Besides, the right guy could change my mind.”
Meanwhile, Jessica Sanchez, a 20-year-old Valencia resident, is all for Taylor Lautner, and is truly on the lookout for her dream celebrity crush. She really believes that she will one day be Mrs. Taylor Lautner.
“He’s originally from this area and is always spotted around town,” Sanchez said. “We could meet one day and fall in love. Yeah, he’s famous, but he’s still a normal guy.”
When asked if Taylor was the only guy for her she admitted that “it’s a long-shot.”
“If a guy sweeps me off my feet before me and Taylor meets, well, that’s his loss.”
So, yes, it’s okay to have your favorite celebrity as your wallpaper, screen saver, and for motivational purposes. Go ahead and blast his latest single and dance around your room. Just don’t let your celebrity boyfriend keep you from a real boyfriend.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Felisa is a 22-year-old SoCal girl at heart who loves to write almost as much as she loves to talk. Within a year, she went from being in a serious five-year relationship to the single scene, which launched a passion for writing about about love, romance, and the dating scene.
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