Mornings CrushesThey may be too brief or too isolated to be considered crushes; however, there is a whole class of harmless, innocent attraction that occurs in the morning, in contrast to the rest of the day. I was driving to work one morning, and I heard a brief story on a reasonably serious news program (not some 'morning zoo' show) that reported that people were four times as likely to notice, make eye contact, and try to get the attention of other drivers they found attractive in the morning than at any other time of the day.
While it may be the power of suggestion, I have noticed this morning phenomenon to be true, and not just for driving. It may apply to the people in line or working the counter for a stop for coffee or a snack on the way to work, on public transportation in the morning, or in connection with a morning flight. I have been flying at least twice per week lately, much more than my usual flying habits, and there is something about these morning attractions. It seems that for the morning flights there is always someone in the gate area during the waiting stage that catches my eye, and it is harmless people watching, but someone who makes me very curious. It is a one-off, although I do see some of the same people traveling every week on the same flights like me, so I know it may not really be a crush, but it is a very similar feeling.
We have an energy and perhaps a hopeful optimism in the morning that we lack at other points of the day. Most of us are sober; I am usually sober in the morning. Maybe it's a fantasy that it would be nice to get to know this interesting looking person, skip work, and fly to Tahiti together, instead of Pittsburgh or Houston, or whatever our "final desination" may be.
It's free, it's innocent, and I enjoy my morning crushes,