A wee bit softer than a crush, a squish refers to someone whom you feel an intense emotional bond with in a completely platonic way. “Squish” is sometimes used in the asexual community as a way of describing a non-sexual or romantic crush. Squishing is sometimes associated with having a “friend crush,” but beyond being “just friends,” squishing on someone means that you feel a desire to form a strong bond with that person. Squishing is accompanied by feelings of happiness, admiration, and affection for your squish.
A: Sam is super duper. I really want to be friends with them and for them to like me!
B: You know that they have a girlfriend, right?
A: Duh! It’s not like that. I just want to, like, tell them how awesome they are and then eat burritos together or something. All the time.
Know these feelings all too well? Tell your squish about it! You might even get a regular cuddle bud out of the deal.