I don't wanna be the "you're too young to understand these things" guy (hell, I've never been in love) but don't you think it's a little early to decide it doesn't exist?
Maybe that just means you've got an overly romanticised idea of what it means? The people I know who are in love aren't serenading each other on balconies, they're just really close companions.
(I really am trying not to sound patronising, but it isn't working very well, sorry! Obviously, live your life however you like -- just don't go denying yourself experiences because they don't fit some romantic ideal. You'll find yourself collecting a list of crushes you never did anything about, which is just depressing.
You want to know the basics of love...? Read the featured story on my profile, "The Four Elements". It gives you a measuring stick to stack your relationships up against, and see how potentially successful they are. It will also allow you to identify what is wrong in a relationship.
If your crush likes you, and ask you out; then it can lead to love
but if he doesn't ask you out; then it's only a crush.
like/Love should be mutual, but one of them should be a little more braver to ask the other out.
I had a crush in high school till he went off to college/university; I know he liked me but never did anything about it; and never asked me to go out; so he's definitely not the one. I'm over it; I got over it in 2002 when I saw the Gorgeous Man in the world; He did like me, but nothing happened either. It was bad time for him; I think he was separated at that time. When I met him; I felt spiritual and mental connection especially in his walk. I think this was more than a crush. I think he's my twin flame;soulmate; they say sometimes you don't end up with them in this life. You just meet them, and that's all. I say he was my twin flame.
infatuation is different from love