Age 15-19. Do guys or girls fall for a person faster (for the most part)?
- Guys develop crushes quicker37% (7)81% (13)57% (20)Vote
- Girls develop crushes quicker63% (12)19% (3)43% (15)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
Scientifically guys fall in love faster than girls.
Most Helpful Girl
Depends what age group we're talking about.
When I think of elementary school and how girls ran around having crushes on boys, it was so visibly obvious. Boys had a whole lot of nothing to want to do with girls, and only the odd one was a little crush-y. Girls were more in-touch with their feelings and showing them, and did wherever and whenever they felt like it.
In highschool, boys and girls sort of leveled out a bit. It's at this time boys are recognizing their attraction, and hormones are everywhere. Girls have mellowed more since being in kindergarten, and feeling the effects of boys crushing on *them* now makes them feel as though the playing field is even.
In the 20s and maybe 30s, men and women are all over the map because of their adult expectations. Women are thinking of nesting, so a crush puts off an unsuspecting guy who isn't ready for that. Men are thinking of sex, and women don't want to be used - so each one is crushing but handling it pretty badly. Crushes now are about expectations to the person receiving the attention, and a lot of people pull away trying not to hurt the other. If the attraction is welcome, then a relationship is born.
Getting older, and now this is where I speak from experience - maybe other older users can give their two cents on what it's like past 40, but to me, the middle age years are about being a lot more controlled. A crush is more something you keep to yourself for many reasons (ie. the person is married, or you are, or it just seems unrealistic otherwise to be involved). Men and women are equally having them, but probably have a lot on their plate to even deal with it.
So overall, I think women develop them faster, just because since being little girls, we started a lot quicker on how to feel things and that it's okay to feel things so openly. Over time, we became more equal, but learned how to handle them differently.1