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
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.