This is excellent advice. Flirting can mean different things. A little friendly banter in the grocery store is usually OK. Suggestive talk or posturing is something you shouldn't be doing with anyone you don't know - priest or not!
You may be making too much of this because of your embarrassment. Go to confession the next scheduled time (at any parish) and say "I flirted with a man who I later found out is a priest." Period. You don't need to say which priest or where because it really doesn't matter.
As for how to get over the crush, time will do that. I think that it would probably help to see him at church because then you won't imagining so much. He may not be as good looking as you remember, or you will simply get used to his looks.
Prayer, and the Eucharist, will help. Get to confession because this is bothering you unduly and then you can go back to communion and your usual devotions with a clear heart.
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Well, for the sake of your own sense of dignity, I hope the flirting was very light and wouldn't have violated any boundaries of propriety or decency if the man in question hadn't been a priest! Flirting can mean many things and cover a wide range of behaviors. You might want to revisit how you interact with attractive men in general. A commonly accepted (e.g. dictionary) definition is "to behave as if to indicate superficial rather than serious interest or attraction." That can cover a lot, from harmless joking to some pretty aggressively sexually suggestive behavior. Ask yourself where this incident fell on that continuum. Additionally, ask yourself if, had this man not turned out to be a parish priest, you would be sorry that you engaged in this behavior. As you know, sorrow for sin is a main ingredient in the recipe for confession and absolution.
I don't know what you can do to get rid of the crush you are experiencing, other than prayer and engaging yourself in wholesome activities, the busier the better. Every time you start finding yourself daydreaming about him, say a prayer and do something else! And actually, I'd attend a different Mass other than the one he says on Sundays, at least until you can overcome this "crush." You don't need to be battling this distraction at Mass, and need to be able to receive the Eucharist in a state of grace and free of distraction for the strength of your own soul.
To his credit, he didn't reciprocate the flirting. If he's attractive, it's probably happened to him before, and he's had to deal with it. He can probably deal with it pretty gracefully by now. However, if I were you, I'd understand completely if he gave you a wide berth at parish functions for quite some time!
I'd go to a different priest, confess what happened, and then remember the incident, if only to avoid any provocative behavior when you see the new assistant pastor in the future. Obviously, if the priest hearing your confession asks who the recipient of the flirting was, you'd have to answer him honestly. You can ask a different confessor on advice on how to handle the situation as well as how to deal with crushes in general.
"Amending my life" in the act of contrition means learning from sin how to not sin in the future. Changing behavior and patterns of thinking is what you're after here.