We've all had a crush.
Science suggests crushes stem from the limbic part of our brain, which is also responsible for keeping our hearts beating and our lungs breathing. This part of the brain also craves dopamine, which we get from pleasure-- like the thrill of a crush.
"Crushes help us to feel alive, help us to feel and help us to imagine,” explains psychodynamic counselor Jason Hughes. "This is especially important when we might feel that we are trapped in a routine, stuck in a job or relationship where there is little new and vibrant – they highlight what we might want, what we might be missing – who we might want to be rather than just who we might want to be with."
Source: Stylist; photo: Getty Images