Distinguishing between a "nerd" crush and typical "crush". Characterized by love of their mind, independent of their body or physical attraction. Can refer to person of same gender or opposite sex. Term is platonic in nature. Admiration of their unattainable intellectual or academic skill/thought process/insight, to a level of raw mental magnetism. In context, meant as a true and genuine compliment and can be used between friends or colleagues.
He is so damn clever, funny, and quick; he is by far one of my top intellectual crushes.
by TheOneWhoWishes October 16, 2012