I've had a few crushes through out the years,and most of them started out as a purely platonic friendship. I'm friends with a lot of guys. My most recent crush was on this guy who was probably the hottest guy in the class. He's also nice, smart, and funny. You can't help but love him.
He was one of my best friends in the class after my demise in this group I hung out with, too. But maybe that was because he sat next to me, and the person on his other side was one of those big, tough girls who beat people up for fun.