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Do you believe in love in high school? Could it possibly exist?

No way, kids don't know what true love is... But, how many people do you know that dated in high school that are currently married and happy? I personally know about 4 couples very very well that are now happy after being high school sweethearts. Did they just like each other as teens and grow to love each other? When did the "like" change to "love?" In college? Age 21? 22?23? Or could they possibly have loved each other all along?

How can you put an age on love?

I, personally, believe in teenage love. I truly think it exists. Adults that did not fall in love till they were, in fact, adults, will most likely dismiss it. However, some - like my mother, for instance - do not dismiss teenage love. Do you?

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sammy_girl11 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm
I think it happens. Maybe not a lot, but sometimes it's love. I don't think it has to do with age, I think it has to do with the people. People can think they're in love when they're not at any age. People can be in love at any age. I think when it's love, it's just love.
JustineD replied...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm
Exactly, it always has to do with the people, not the age! XD
MidnightSol said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 9:39 pm
I think that the reason most relationships don't last is because people don't know what love is.  Love is not this overpowering force that you fall in and out of.  Love is something you have to work at.  Also, don't look for the perfect person to be with.  Instead, try to be a person others will want a lasting relationship with.  This does not mean that all relationships will work out but it might help you give true love a chance. 
OneGodForever32This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm
I think a lot of people dismiss teenage love, because there are so many teenagers that will just say 'I love you' because they're in a relationship. It's just a requirement that comes along with it.
rachelpark said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I think that some teenagers know what true love is and that some do experience it in high school. But there are teens that say "I love you" because they feel obliged to say it when they get a new boyfriend/girlfriend.

I believe in teenage love because I'm fifteen and I have a boyfriend that I've been dating for almost a year now. I think our relationship is something real even though we're both in high school.

All in all, it really just depends on the person. Someone c... (more »)

alwayskelley This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 10:24 pm
i dont really know i myself havent experienced it yet nor do i know anyone who has/is at the moment, i know of a lot of people who use that "i love you" phrase frivilously and end up breaking up in the end, im saving it for when i truly feel it-ill know when that time is right:) <3
Lynnies said...
Jun. 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm
Hmm, it really depends on people. Just because we're young and "don't know much", it seems adult play with love just as much as teens do. Just saying, but I think love is ageless (:
bookwormjunkie said...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 7:50 am
I believe in teenage love!!!thats how alot of relationships start out!just because we are teens and we're not as mature as adults does not mean that there is no teenage love.
fucklove123 said...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm

teenagers abuse love they think its a game guys hurt girls an girls hurt guys everyone lies theres no such thing as a purfect relationship sometimes it works out but sometimes ends... sorry someone had to say it


bookwormjunkie replied...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 7:55 am
y'know, that does not ALWAYS happen!!u are just sterotyping teenagers and love!there are some teens that do that, but they are more likely mean people and it all depends on who u are falling in love with. Plus, hav U gotten your heart broken?????!!!!
Meko8195 replied...
Jun. 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm
Well bookwormjunkie Teenage love CAN exist but lets face it. It's very rare and though i would LOVE to belive me and my BF were meant to be I need to relize that sometimes it won't work out
bookwormjunkie replied...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm
ok, i understand wat your sayin!but teen love could happen!im not sayin that if u date in your teen years, u will be with that person your whole life. im just sayin that it could happen!and i hope u and your BF have a very healthy relationship!and member u can just say no!if he wants u to not be u, then its over!
Meko8195 replied...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm
yeah :) My grandparents had teenage love :D its just so rare lol. and thx :)
Ariel said...
May 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm
me and my friend both believe in teenage love to!:) it can happen because it happened to me:)
Aliciaaa said...
May 31, 2011 at 11:20 am
Awhhhh's :)!
Aliciaaa said...
May 31, 2011 at 11:07 am
Yupp ! <3
bookwormjunkie replied...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 7:52 am
my name is alicia tooo!!!!!!XD
Aliciaaa said...
May 31, 2011 at 11:06 am
This is soo touchinq :) amazinq job !
pinkowl said...
May 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm
i believe in love at first sight!
StacyNicole said...
May 19, 2011 at 11:04 am
i think teenage love may be possible!
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