Either dating them, getting into a relationship with them, or even just hooking up with them.
Most Helpful Guy
Never. I became long-term friends with one, she's now married.
Problem to me with crushes is that you fall in love mostly with a fantasy, having never dated this person, never knowing their most intimate thoughts (the kind of things that are often only spoken when in bed together, snuggling up against each other, etc). It's easy to think you know this person, but your mind fills in so many gaps.
Later crushes start to seem like a silly thing, and my biggest advice to my younger self would have been to act sooner, ask more girls out, and not be falling in love with fantasies of girls from a distance, to let those feelings develop from reality after spending a lot of private time together hanging out after school, after work, etc.1
Most Helpful Girl
Nope. Not even close.0