People Are Confessing Feelings to Their Crush While Stuck at Home

There’s no denying that day-to-day life has recently been drastically altered all over the globe. Due to the increased amount of boredom, anxiety, loneliness, and cabin-fever, people are starting to express their feelings and affections when it comes to their crush or latest love interest. For some people, this is because of the social-distancing measures in place, which have made most communication virtual. It has also caused people to just “go for it” and risk it all.

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People Are Confessing Their Feelings to Their Crush

Confessing to a Crush Is Easier With Distance

Sandra Langeslag attends the University of Missouri at St. Louis, where she studies the neuroscience of emotion and motivation. Under the current circumstances, people’s romantic impulses are likely to go haywire. For those people that are suddenly stuck at home and unable to go anywhere or see anyone, it makes their minds wander. Sandra says that people are more likely to think about another person and even act on it.

Some people think that confessing feelings to a love interest or crush is more comfortable when they are farther away. This is because it’s harder to experience those awkward encounters if things end up badly.

Taking Chances When it Comes to Love

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People Are Confessing Their Feelings to Their Crush

A 19-year old college student named Marin had been eyeing one of her classmates all semester. In mid-March, when her school dismissed students from campus for the rest of the year and switched to online classes, she texted her crush to ask if he would want to hang out in order to get to know each other better.

If he said yes, they would have the opportunity to get together within the 48 hours left before everyone had to leave campus. If he said no, since they didn’t have the same major, they would likely never see each other again.

People are also taking chances because they want to get it over with and tell their crush their true feelings while they have the opportunity.