What Your '90s Boy Crush Says About You

There were a lot of crushable boys in the '90s. For instance, I was equally in love with Leonardo DiCaprio and J.T.T. Their hair was just so floppy. Their eyes, so puppy dog! What wasn't to love? There are many who can relate to the plethora of '90s heartthrob crushes you might have had. Every time you tore a poster out of Smash Hits magazine and kissed it goodnight, there were a thousand other girls doing just the same. We were in it together in the weirdest way possible, because before Instagram, crushing on celebrities was weird. I mean, without Instagram to troll, I cut out loads of pictures of Leo's face from magazines and clear-contacted them to the covers of all my school books. Retro Instagram was really DIY.

Your boy crush in the '90s can probably tell you a lot about you, in a really one-dimensional sort of way. Although it's interesting to see the kinds of guys women who boy-crushed in the '90s have now. We Leo's seem to be on a similar trajectory, whereas I'm sure you Nick Carters are on a totally different one. Meanwhile, your '90s boy crush probably can tell a lot about how you operated in the '90s as a thirsty teen or pre-teen.

1. Leonardo DiCaprio

Congratulations, you were a very predictable '90s person! Of course you had a crush on Leo. Everyone had a crush on Leo. If you didn't have a crush on Leo, you weren't doing the '90s right. Romeo + Juliet was everything, and that fish tank scene probably still haunts your dreams, regardless of any "dad bod" photos you might have seen of Leo vaping and frolicking with a water gun since. You're a hopeless romantic in that sense, and worship at the altar of '90s nostalgia.

2. Andrew Keegan

You're a bit nostalgic ... for the '50s. Andrew Keegan was the all-American dream you had of a boyfriend who was bordering on sexist, but in a way that made you feel like a princess (it's a delicate ballet, apparently). But you know what you want in life, and you're unapologetic and fearless about getting it.

3. Uncle Jesse

You didn't have a crush on John Stamos. You had a crush on Uncle Jesse. You have a soft spot for musicians and manchildren. You're definitely the kind of in-control person who can handle the flighty romance of an Uncle Jesse type. It's a little bit weird that you keep calling him Uncle Jesse, but I'll let it fly because he's not actually your uncle.

4. Zack Morris

You were probably quite precocious, and have a sharp wit. You're fast, smart, and kind of cheeky, and probably got in trouble in school for talking in class because you finished your homework quickly. You were a bit rough-and-tumble, and preferred climbing trees to playing with dolls. You're likely still looking for a guy who isn't just your boyfriend, but who can be your best friend too.

5. J.T.T.

You're just adorable, aren't you? You were the cutest little nugget in the '90s, and you probably still are. Your boy crush fantasy involved holding hands and going for a walk! To you, romance was innocent, and you're still very sweet at heart. You love baking cookies and adhere to the rule, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."

6. Devon Sawa

You liked boys who were a little unpredictable, and you're a little bit bad yourself, but only in a very moderate way. Sure, you've smoked cigarettes at the bus stop after school, but you've never shoplifted. You have a wicked sense of humor and are always on the look out for mischievous fun.

7. David Boreanaz

You're tough on the outside and soft on the inside. Your ideal romantic interest is someone who will be on your team and let you have your independence, but who will be there to catch you when you fall (and vise versa), and who will never read your vulnerability as weakness. I hate to say this, but you might actually be into Twilight now. But I hope not. Edward's got nothing on Angel.

8. Nick Carter

You spray tan. And at some point in the early aughts, you wore a Von Dutch trucker hat.

9. Wheeler

You're forgiven for your '90s boy crush being a cartoon, because chances are you were five years old in the '90s, in which case, crush away on cartoons. Also, I can safely say as an adult woman that Wheeler is hot (pun intended). Especially for a redhead. You're a passionate person, and you're unafraid of most things. You're looking for someone to match your fiery-ness (pun intended again).

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