I agree - I can find many guys hot, but I only have a crush on one guy... and he's not necessarily hot.
oh my gosh, one day in 7th grade i told my best friend i thought this one eighth grader was hot and she was like 'oh so you like him?' it was so annoying lol
i also want to say we need multiple words for love, because there are too many meanings for it, and inbetweens with other words
In my opinion, having a crush and being in love is basically the same. Depends how big the crush is, I suppose.
I think there's a difference between loving someone and being in love. Being in love is just loving the idea of love(kinda like a crush). But, loving someone is truly loving that person, and not the idea of loving just anyone. But I definitely see your point of view.
Love is a very broad topic. I'm always careful who I say, "I love you" to because they may go by a different meaning of the word then I do.