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Registered: 09-09-2008
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 1:07am

When a guy says he's infatuated with a woman, exactly what does he mean???  Is he in love?  Is he attracted to her sexually?  Is he fantasizing?  What is infatuation to a guy? 


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Registered: 02-27-2013
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 5:14pm

Can't speak for all guys when I say this, but to me it means a crush. That's one of my main weaknesses, I get a crush on a woman for sometimes next to nothing. To me it is a desire for anything her. Conversation, sex, lunch, whatever. The infatuation usually fades quickly depending on the circumstance, how often I see her, type of personality, soon as she starts talking..Laughing seriously, I'm sure each man has his own level, but for me it means crush.

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Registered: 12-05-2010
Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:53pm

It means he is strongly attracted to her on a superficial level. He's seen her around and perhaps associated with her a moderate amount. She has the right look that excites him and hasn't said or done anything that turns him off--at least as of yet.

More time in each other's presence, deeper conversations, etc. are needed to see if it is love.

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Registered: 03-15-2013
Fri, 03-15-2013 - 2:19am

Honestly, I don't think I've ever used that word. But I agree with the others, it would something superficial, like a crush.