Updated: JULY 14, 2017

Infatuation is an intense feeling, similar to love, directed towards another person or entity. Unlike love, infatuation is a temporary feeling. It may develop into love or simply fade.

Infatuation is often experienced by adolescence, who are still developing their identities and determining what they really want in a partner.Infatuation is also known as puppy love. An infatuation can also be called a crush.

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When people are infatuated, they become very interested in their crush. They want to spend all their time with their crush and learn everything about them. They may start listening to the music their crush likes or take up their hobbies. They usually see their crush as perfect. This is one key difference between infatuation and love. When people are in love, they see their partners’ flaws but accept them.

As infatuation can feel quite similar to love, many infatuated people mistake the two. It’s often only in hindsight that they realize they weren’t in love after all.

Infatuation can also be confused with lust. While these feelings can overlap, lust is a purely physical attraction. When people are infatuated, they are usually attracted by more than a person’s physical appearance.

Infatuation can cause people to behave in unpredictable or undesirable ways. Looking back after the infatuation fades, many people regret things they have done while infatuated.


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