Lord knows I don't have to describe the straight crush syndrome on here. It should almost have its own link in the navigation, bringing up all posts referencing a straight crush.
And, being older and living in a gay ghetto, it doesn't really enter the picture much for me anymore. I don't really know the last time I was into a straight boy. Hell, I could have slept with a boy who identifies as straight by now, as I don't really ask their orientation... you know, if we're not dating or anything.
But, thinking back to high school, I started questioning the entire straight crush syndrome and I think for many people, myself included, we may be seeing it backward.
In eighth grade, I started at a new junior high (opened that year), so there were new students that I didn't really know from previous years. And, I remember hearing some girls in the hall who were checking out the new guys and one of them said "John has a nice ass." I'm not certain if I knew him then, and I was far from accepting myself or identifying as anything close to gay, but I sat behind John in math class.
Slowly, we became friends, and he is still one of my best friends back home.
Of course, when I started accepting my fagulosity, John was my straight crush. But it begs the question... which came first, the gay feelings that attracted me to him or the friendship?
Do we have this whole straight crush thing backwards? Thoughts?