It's supposedly when a straight man has a crush on another man, not in a sexual way but kind of idolising him. As one site defines it: "heterosexual man-on-man adoration".
What a load of rot. Since when did straight guys "fancy" other guys on any level - even if it's dressed up as I want to be him?!
This new approach to affection for another men is no different to that schoolboy crush they had on the head boy - but they put that down to a phase at the time. At my school, if you even mentioned in passing that you liked someone you would have been called gay for weeks. The irony can be ignored for this posting.
Admiring another guy is a completely different thing of course - but in the 21st century we like men to be able to appreciate their feminine side and hug friends all the time. If it's simple admiration, then fine, that's what you should define it as. But, don't call it a Man Crush as you are fooling yourself into believing that this infatuation is not tinged with gay feelings! It's probably a new trend by those idiots who use "gay" as an adjective. Bastards.
If the card companies card can create Grandparents Day, it wont be long before Man Crush Day is started. Look out for those Man Crush cards in the shops soon:
I have a crush on you! I want to be you!
But don't want to get into your pants...honest!
I fancy guys and I find it insulting that straight guys suddenly think it's OK to be a little bit gay without acknowledging that there is some homosexual tendency in their actions. Come on, be honest with yourselves - if you are looking at a guy and there are feelings other than admiration, then there's a bit of gayness in you, so admit it.
And to the straight guys: Remember, the next time you are alone in your bed and enjoying some "me time", don't be surprised if your Man Crush creeps into your thoughts! But that's not gay... is it.
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