It's easy to idealize a crush when you don't know them that well. When you're admiring someone you haven't actually dated yet, why not assume they're the best person ever?
Well, because they're probably not. Sometimes, even the longest-held crushes can be gone with the wind because of just one stupid, weird or flat-out racist encounter.
Below, 17 people share instances when they lost a crush quicker than you can say "bad breath."