Meet Your Pro Crushologists!
Updated: Feb 20
Hello! We are Kristin and Colleen and we tell stories about crushes. The first ones. When you were just a kid and you didn't know that marrying a famous person you had never even met was .... hmmm ... unlikely? We celebrate the intersection of naïve fantasies, adorkable school photos, and irresistible pop stars (likely with floppy hair and perfect teeth) -- because that's where we were living in our Gen X youth, left alone after school with our Tiger Beat mags, our record players and hours and hours of TV to watch before dinner.
Colleen and I met in the hallways of our college dorm and quickly learned that we had both planned to marry Shaun Cassidy (I can't believe that hasn't happened yet, btw). And on the day that Andy Gibb died, we found each other and ran away to a truck stop off-campus to mourn the death of our childhood, holding an emotional micro-wake over Cokes and a local delicacy called Disco Fries. For over thirty years we've been crushing together, and examining crushes together, weaving a virtual tapestry of crush history that allows us to accept the designation of "Crushologist."
From Shaun Cassidy and Andy Gibb to David Cassidy, Davy Jones, Donny Osmond, Ponch and Jon, Johnny Gage from Emergency, Rick Springfield, Luke Perry, Jared Leto, Hanson, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles and Shawn Mendes (whew!), the crush universe doesn't stop; it keeps expanding and the stories keep coming. We celebrate you and your tender teenage heart even if you happen to be a grown-ass adult right now. That crush still lives on in a tiny corner of your adult heart, holding on to the possibility that maybe, just maybe, you could still get married.