Last month Abby wrote a post featuring Halloween movies for the the faint of heart (check it out here) that made all of us giddy with nostalgia.
“Why?” you ask (or maybe not if you’ve read the post title).
Well, because it brought up all of those emotions associated with our hormone-surging, boy-crazy, preteen/teen selves. Hearts encircled their names, their posters adorned our walls, we practiced writing their last names because we knew one day, one day we’d have that fairy tale meet-cute, and he’d see that us, me, you, and know that we, me, I was the one for him. That’s right, I’m talking about our teen crushes. The ones who made our hearts flutter and our pillows pucker up for a kiss.
So naturally we thought we’d blog about it. You know, see which of our teen crushes was still crushable. We polled the group, and these are some that we came up with, in no particular order.
This is how I’ll always remember him. Forever young, forever missed. RIP.
Love that he is still such a nerd AND that he seems like such a cool guy!
Kids Incorporated was my show. I can’t even say the name without singing the theme song. And Monster Squad was pretty awesome too. Ryan just seemed like THE coolest.
NKOTB was the very first group I ever saw in concert. While my sister was a Joe fan, I was firmly “Team Jordan.”
Keifer Sutherland and Jason Patric.
I guess technically this is two submissions, but they’re kinda a package deal in my eyes. The Lost Boys will forever be one of our favorites.
Basketball Diaries was one of my favorite movies as a teen. In fact, I’ve loved most everything I’ve seen Leo in. So much talent.
The boy who started it all. We crushed so hard on Devon.
Another beautiful musician to add to the list.
Or, better known to some as Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez. My love for baseball players may have started with this movie (The Sandlot in case you didn’t know).
This one hurts, ya’ll. I loved Brendan so much, from Encino Man to Ink Heart. It makes me sad that this once beautiful man is now a meme. Chin up, Brendan!
What do you think? Are our crushes still crushable? Who’d we miss?