Teenage Love?

August 19, 2009
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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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ABPippins said...
Apr. 14, 2015 at 12:40 pm
Age may just be a number to some, and you can't put a number on love. For example, my boyfriend is 23 and I am 17. My parents are okay with our relationship because we have no physical contact as he in Maryland and I in Texas. I graduate high school in June. To say teenagers have no concept of what real love is is to limit a teenager's possibilities. Excellently written and I couldn't agree more.
AshleySD replied...
May 18, 2015 at 12:09 pm
While I think it's great that you have found a relationship that works, I would recommend breaking up. I don't mean to offend you by this and if I did I am sorry. I probably don't know the whole story. But you two have a fairly large age difference and live in different states, and there are plenty of people your age living in your state that would treat you well and be a good boyfriend. And since some kind of physical contact is important in any relationship, I would recommend finding someone c... (more »)
ABPippins replied...
May 19, 2015 at 8:38 am
I have no desire to date anyone close to my age. I don't want to deal with the immaturity and uncertainty of a future. He knows what he wants to do and is working towards that and is more than willing to support me in my work. You don't have to worry about offending me because this is all opinion based and I don't feel it's right to try and change the way somebody perceives a certain thing. In response to the age difference, my mom and dad had a very similar, slightly less, age difference (Mom w... (more »)
AshleySD replied...
May 19, 2015 at 12:05 pm
I trust your judgment and you seem smart enough to stay out of trouble. Good luck and I hope it works out.
SilverInkThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2015 at 3:40 am
I don't n I agree with u........
AshleySD replied...
May 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm
Good to know, please explain why if you want anyone to agree with you.
Jessica A. said...
Jan. 26, 2015 at 10:09 am
I love romance novels.
nelehjr This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 17, 2015 at 12:06 am
It just needs to be more argumentative. WHY do you feel this way? What are some more things to support your reasoning?
Brian110 said...
Dec. 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Hey readers I am not realy trying to "steal this peice's thunder" but if you beleive that teen love doesn't exist, you should read my peice "life is only so happy without love" I mean it, it will change your mind about it, trust me.
Proudheart said...
Dec. 5, 2014 at 11:10 pm
I think that teenaged love exists, it just is harder for people sometimes to identify if what they are feeling is, in fact, love. I love your take on this.
Bekahbooo3 said...
Dec. 5, 2014 at 10:17 am
This article is very true and I agree with both sides. Some kids jump in too fast. All though you could be in love in high school. The right person could be just sooner than later.
Brian110 said...
Nov. 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Teen age love is very real. I just submitet a peice about my love for another today befor reading this!  
DarkestMinds replied...
Dec. 1, 2014 at 8:36 am
cool thats great
Brian110 replied...
Dec. 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm
ohh.... Why thank you. Do you love someone?
Darkest Minds replied...
Dec. 10, 2014 at 11:11 am
Why do you need to know???????
Brian110 replied...
Jan. 26, 2015 at 8:18 am
Wait uh... sorry. I didn't mean it like that, I didn't Know that it was personal. And I don't need to know.
SINDORA replied...
Apr. 25, 2015 at 8:19 am
ok you are good
Mango621 said...
Sept. 24, 2014 at 9:12 pm
I believe that not all teenage couples who say I love you arent really in love.  One person can love the other but you arent really compatible until you know each other for a longer period of time.  I believe teenagers should not get married because they think they are in love, in most cases it doesnt work. But love has no age
JesusandHisLawyers said...
Aug. 18, 2014 at 1:17 am
I don't particularly care if teenagers want to be "in love" with each other or live together and what not, but teenagers or young people (like below the age of 25) should not be getting married, period. Young people are just not emotinally mature enough to make that kind of commitment. There are outliers for every trend, and the trend for teenage marriages is divorce.
MTC18 said...
Jun. 30, 2014 at 2:34 pm
Love hurts  
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