Do you remember your first crush? Racing heart, sweaty palms, blushing cheeks and clumsy hand holding– the general awkwardness of it all! Your first crush is a monumental moment in your life. It’s the first moment on your road to adulthood. It is a moment you don’t forget in a hurry (even though you may prefer if you could!). Whether your first crush was on a classmate, the mysterious Gaeltacht local or the boy/girl next door – it will stay with you for life.
We asked our readers to share their first crush stories with us. Prepare yourself for tales of awkward kisses, homemade valentines cards and all round cringe-worthy moments!
Dan’s First Crush
When I was in playschool I had a crush on a girl named Lucy. I used to think she was the best and always told my Mam I was going to marry her.
One day in playschool we were both sitting at a table, playing with lego and she dropped one of her pieces. As my innate manly instinct kicked in, I decided to go under the table to retrieve the piece for her and help my damsel in distress. When I crawled to her seat I noticed that she had moved slightly off her seat and had pooped on the floor directly under where she was sitting. I never spoke to her again. -Dan
Deirdre’s First Crush
I went to an all-girls school pretty much all my life, so my first crush was essentially on the first boy I ever met.
I was 13 and he was the only boy who attended tennis class. I never had the guts to speak to him, but a couple of weeks into lessons he hit a tennis ball into my eyeball. I learned early on that love really does hurt. – Deirdre
Oisín’s First Crush
When I was 15, I went on a date with a girl to play pool. I was really nervous but tried to play it cool.
I was lining up for a shot and she was sitting directly behind me on a stool chatting away. I kept trying to politely ask her to move her head as she was in my way but she wasn’t paying attention. I thought “Maybe, I’m being dumb and she knows I’m not going to catch her”. So, I pulled back the cue – BOOM! Right in the eye!
She went home to her parents with a black eye and everyone in our local town knew about it. – Oisín
Lisa B’s First Crush
I developed my first crush on the local GAA star. My uncle was the team’s coach and I would make excuses to come along to every training session and I would also go to every single one of his matches!
All of my dedication paid off and we ended up kissing at the local disco, which resulted in a 5-week relationship. I then heard through the grapevine that he wanted to be single at the next disco, so I broke up with him first over text! – Lisa B
Euan’s First Crush
My first crush was in junior infants. I had a crush on this girl Diana in senior infants (an older woman!). I remember I made a Valentine’s day card for her with help from my mum. To my dismay, everyone in our classes knew it was me and I was so embarrassed I didn’t make another Valentine’s day card for about 8 years. Diana and I are still in touch though! – Euan
Lisa R’s First Crush
I’m still a die-hard Liverpool fan, because they were the favourite team of my 2nd class crush! – Lisa R
Over to you now. Do you remember your first crush? Please share details with us in the comments box below!