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I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You

I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You - Yumi Sakugawa asdfgh, it's very short and very very cute!! <3<br/>
So, it's about friend-love. Which is very similar to what I have called a friend crush in the past, and what other aromantic people call a squish.

It's not exactly the same for me. I generally wouldn't think it's weird to hold my friend's hand or to cuddle them. Last time I had a friend crush, I didn't even feel the need to spend a lot of time with that wonderful person, just to see them once in a while, at all (because yes, not seeing them would have broken my friend heart into a million pieces).

But, you know what? I think this is the perfect description of what those things can feel like. There are so many types of friendship, and I guess most people have more than one kind of friends, so friend love can come with different desires around it. (Like, some people would also want sex with their friendship. Some wouldn't want the tumblr reblogging thing. Idk.)

Still, I could really relate, and I think this is going to be my go-to explanation of friend crushes. I just hope it feels as powerful to people who don't understand them? Meh, probably not, but.