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Who Remembers Their First Crush?

  • 25-08-2023 7:39pm
    Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭

    Just chatting with a friend the other day. We chatted about old times and one of those times was when we had our first crush. Well I remember mine quiet well. It was my English teacher who when I first saw her all my dreams had come true. She was in her early thirties with long brown hair blue eyes that shone like diamonds.

    She also had a tan complexion which was natural and very unusual for an Irish woman back in the day. She was about 5ft 7 and spoke very eloquently.

    When my beautiful English teacher would come around to check on our work which was usually an essay of some sort my heart would start beating fast as she leanened over to check my work. I use to spend most of the class day dreaming about her.

    She went on to marry a very famous Irish folk singer from Co. Galway but unfortunately she passed away from lung cancer a few years ago.

    So if you had a secret crush wether it be in the past or now. Why not share it. Of course no mentioning of names.



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,056 ✭✭✭✭cj maxx

    Yeah , remember mine . Caroline S , but she moved away soon after 🥵

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,212 ✭✭✭✭Furze99

    Maths teacher, just out of college - very well endowed as they say, hot. The eyes would just follow her around the classroom. She knew it of course and kept a fairly tight rein on things. My maths ability blossomed, unfortunately so much that I was promoted to a higher class. This was run by a dry dusty old bat and she made the subject tortuously boring. My maths ability declined proportionately. You could say it was the rise and fall in more ways than one, so to speak.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,933 ✭✭✭tesla_newbie

    Girl in first year when I was thirteen, was completely mesmerised by her from the first time I saw her, I was completely invisible to her as only two girls in a class of nearly thirty , couldn’t stop thinking about her for about three years

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,407 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    The first one I can specifically recall. a neighbours daughter. Worked in the same retail establishment, I was about 16/17, she was about 19/20…

    she was a remarkably pleasant, easy going, friendly ( great smile ), and chilled person, very intelligent…. Ended up becoming a doctor and now is a consultant in a hospital in a town in upstate New York… or was up to a couple of years back…she’d only be in her early 40’s….

    she avoided all conflict with colleagues in the job, kept her head down and was unfailingly polite and good natured and respectful with anyone and everyone….. kinda shy but in a very cute way.

    probably still the most naturally good looking girl I’ve ever witnessed in this lifetime…. I looked her up now and she must be married as there is no reference to her through her job or social media anywhere….so…Lisa G… wherever she is… absolute babe ( are ya allowed say that now ? )

  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭toggle toes

    That's a great memory to have. As you say she is probably married. Someone is a very lucky guy.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,164 ✭✭✭✭Pherekydes

    Yeah, friends on FB! She was 12 when I first laid eyes on her, now 62. F**k, 50 years ago! Lives in Scandinavia somewhere, and is divorced. 🤔

  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,184 Mod ✭✭✭✭iamstop

    We didn't use the word crush back then but the first woman I took a fancy to was Whitney Houston. Seeing her in I Wanna Dance With Somebody was life changing.

    First girl my age was Geraldine O. We were bf & gf for some of primary until she and her family moved to Mayo.

    In secondary school it was Gemma C. Can't remember her surname cos she wasn't in my class. Time fades things eh. But I remember she loved horses, so I went to Eason's and bought her a horse poster. We never did become bf & gf.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,933 ✭✭✭tesla_newbie

    If famous stars are included , mine was Michelle Pfiefer

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,984 ✭✭✭✭elperello


    I know exactly who you are talking about.

    You are not exaggerating.

    I also had a first crush but that's as far as I'm prepared to go.

  • Registered Users Posts: 968 ✭✭✭Str8outtaWuhan

    Serious crush, Jesus Christ she was gorgeous.wouldn't entertain me when I made a move, broke my heart. She had the world at her feet after LC , let some idiot into her pants got up the duff, career gone, fella gone turned into just another single mother, ended up in working in Tesco. Met her recently and by **** she had aged. Felt more sad than anything else.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,792 ✭✭✭Nigzcurran

    Me ma!

  • Registered Users Posts: 672 ✭✭✭taxAHcruel

    If we are including Movies I think Beetlejuice came out in 1988 and I was born in 1978. And Winona Ryder awakened something in me that was definitely never there before.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭Straight Talker

    My teacher in first class in primary school called Mary W from county Galway. She was the first woman i fell in love with. She was the first woman to give me sexual excitement! Sometimes she would sit down on her desk while talking to the class, take off her shoes and start rubbing her feet! I found that be a serious turn on! She was a wonderful woman. This was around 1993 and i'd say she was in her early 30's back then. I'd love to see what she looks like now, what's happened to her in the last thirty years and is she still alive etc.

    Cork 1990 All Ireland Senior Hurling and Football Champions

  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    A wonderful French girl that was on a foreign exchange with an Irish family. She was the ‘foreign one’ that summer.

    she had this amazing tan and smelt of camel cigarettes which at the time seemed amazing. I wonder what became of her.

  • Registered Users Posts: 880 ✭✭✭Photobox

    A mod in the early eighties, I was about 11/12 he was a teen, used to pass him every morning on the way to school, thought he was so cool..probably was too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,383 ✭✭✭corner of hells

    That was me , I still have the fishtail parka.

  • Registered Users Posts: 880 ✭✭✭Photobox

  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭toggle toes

    Before falling in love with my beautiful enginsh teacher in secondary school back in the early 70s one of my friends had a first cousin who would come over from the UK every Summer for a visit. I was 12 and she was around 15. She looked more like 18. She had long blonde hair beautiful blue eyes and a smile that would hypnatise you. Never gave me a second glance often wondered what happen to her

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,014 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke

    I think my first crush was a celebrity; Christina Ricci. I'm the same age as her so it's all good in the hood. Still think she's a cracker to this day. IRL, I did have a crush on a neighbour, but being in the country it wasn't hard as there wasn't much else around. She was very shy. Eventually got the balls and asked her out. We dated for 7 years.

    I have plenty of lustful memories throughout my years though. One teacher looked the spitting image of the cartoon Pocahontus. There was a local girl who was the best looking in the village, by a mile. Then secondary school happened and it opened my eyes to loads of pretty ladies who would never look twice at me. Had a serious crush on a good friend in school, but it wasn't two way unfortunately. Still had good times.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,056 ✭✭✭✭cj maxx

    Going to an all boys school , both secretary’s in my time were pure rides .

    And they knew exactly what they were doing , a short skirt and low top would have rise hundreds of teenage horns .

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,764 Mod ✭✭✭✭riffmongous

    I thought most 'crushes' would have happened in primary school, not as young teenagers.

    I remember back in 2nd class there was a girl I liked to see for some reason. I sat in the front row and she was at the back of the room so I barely ever saw her that year. I was placed beside her next year and never got to speak to her more than a handful of times. Christ what a f'kin prison primary school was, you couldn't even dare to look around. It was worse than a gulag

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,664 ✭✭✭Feisar

    Yea, I remember getting an awful rush of blood when Jessica Rabbit sashayed onto the TV screen.

    First they came for the socialists...

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,894 ✭✭✭micar

    I was in 6th class.

    I've a twin sister and we went to single sex primary & secondary schools.

    She was in my sisters class. Her name was Lorraine R.

    She found out in 1st year that I really really liked her.

    Don't think I barely ever said a few words to her.

    I was mad about her for years.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,685 ✭✭✭Schwiiing

    Her name is Karina. My 1 and only crush. I've adored her for nigh on 20 years.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,960 ✭✭✭blackcard

    My first crush was Shirley Temple when I was 10. My first real crush was Marie when I was 11. We used to play chain tig at school. When I was 'on', I used to make sure she was the one I caught so that I could hold hands with her. I felt like there was a tingle or electricity when I held hands with her. Gloriouly happy days

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,933 ✭✭✭tesla_newbie

    Am I the only one read “ Shirley Temple Bar “ the first time?

  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭toggle toes

    When I was 10 I had a serious crush on an actress for the golden age of movies the 1930s. Her name is Janet Mc Donald. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. As well as her beauty she had the voice of an angel. Whenever her movies were on TV I would get butterflies in my tummy. I had many a dream about doing a duet with Jane.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,555 ✭✭✭✭Galwayguy35

    I sure do, she was in Inter Cert year when I started in 1st year.

    We have mutual friends on FB and she still looks good.

    First celebrity crush was lead singer of The Bangles

  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭toggle toes

    I had a crush on all of them.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,164 ✭✭✭✭Pherekydes

    Do you mean Jeanette MacDonald? She and Nelson Eddy were a pair of my mother's faves. Both gone since the mid 60s.