National Crushed Day

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Oh, the sweet melancholy of unrequited love! Every little whisper, every glance takes on a monumental significance. Welcome, dear pining hearts, as we peel back the layers of National Crush Day. A day that gives you full liberty to constantly check your phone, mope around, and sadly hum love songs. Not really, it's a day to celebrate all crushes in all their bittersweet glory!

When is Crushed Day?

It's national crushed day on the 24th June.

The Crush Rush of June 24

Based on the glorious web, National Crush Day peaks on June 24. On June 24, 2020, we detected a massive 4,590 mentions related to this day. Didn't notice? Don’t worry, you were probably too busy surreptitiously checking out your crush on social media!

Matters of the Heart... and Internet

The heart has its reasons, and so does the internet. National Crush Day is mostly celebrated online, where people share their secret crushes, stories of unspoken love, or just good old-fashioned memes dedicated to their revered one. Given our figures, it's apparent that there are plenty of us carrying the torch.

Sweet Crush o' Mine

While crushes might be hellish, they're undeniably fun. The anticipation, nervous giggles, ceaseless daydreams, and nonchalant checking Instagram every two minutes for updates: it’s all a roller-coaster ride of emotions. So next time June 24 rolls around, remember it’s not just another day, it's a justification for your harmless obsession.

Make it Count!

Unrequited love might be a trodden path, but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one. Use National Crush Day to express your emotions. Write a song, a poem or a tweet, but don’t let the day pass without acknowledging them. Because you never know, they might just be crushing on you too. Regular day: 0, National Crush Day: 1.

History behind the term 'Crushed'


Early Etymology

The term 'crushed' originates from Middle English and can be traced back to the year 1598. It is derived from the Old French word 'croissir', meaning 'to crash or break into pieces.' Initially, the term was used to describe the action of crushing or pulverizing objects.

17th Century

Expanding Metaphorical Usage

During the 17th century, the term 'crushed' began to take on a more metaphorical meaning. It was used to describe the emotional state of intense disappointment, sorrow, or heartbreak. This figurative usage of 'crushed' conveyed the feeling of being emotionally shattered or broken by a devastating event or loss.

19th Century

Romantic Connotations

In the 19th century, the term 'crushed' gained romantic connotations. It came to represent the feeling of being overwhelmingly infatuated or attracted to someone. This usage highlighted the idea of having one's heart metaphorically 'crushed' or overwhelmed by a powerful romantic emotion.

20th Century

Slang and Pop Culture

As the 20th century progressed, 'crushed' found its way into slang and popular culture. It became a commonly used term to describe the feeling of being deeply disappointed or defeated. Additionally, it entered the lexicon of adolescent and young adult subcultures as a slang term for having a romantic interest go unrequited.

Present Day

Continued Usage and Evolution

In modern times, the term 'crushed' continues to be used in both its literal and metaphorical senses. It remains a versatile word for conveying feelings of emotional devastation, intense attraction, or disappointment. With the advent of social media, 'crushed' has also found its way into online interactions as an expression of admiration or attraction towards someone.

Did you know?

Did you know that, according to a study, a crush on someone lasts for four months? But if the crush lasts longer, you're officially in love!


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First identified

22nd June 2020

Most mentioned on

24th June 2020

Total mentions


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