Look, Mom, the “most women are probably too intimidated to approach him” thing is a myth, just like Zeus, getting AIDS from toilet seats, and simultaneous orgasms. Beautiful girls literally throw themselves at him all the time. Literally. They, like, jump off trampolines and go hurtling through the air.
Crushes make us feel good. They distract us, give us something to hope for, and occasionally make us smile. When we have them on someone who’s unavailable, they give the impression that we’re taking a stab at moving on. “Hey guys, look at me! Feelin’ feelings again!”