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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Li-Li Love said...
Oct. 24, 2013 at 1:41 pm
I do think that there could be teenage love. It could just develop and become more serious as you get older and become an adult. 
Cameo said...
Oct. 21, 2013 at 9:48 am
I enjoy the choice of topic, with the abundance of opinions on the matter.
Personally, I do believe it exists. Love, as an emotion, does exist and is the same thing no matter old are. People say that teenagers are easily attracted to each other as they are more susceptible to such emotions, and while it may possibly be true, I believe that it's more on the environment.
I also do believe that falling in love is a choice.

bullying said...
Oct. 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm
that was so not true my mom fell in llove with my dad in 6th grade
chocolatepandas replied...
Feb. 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
wow.. that cute tho they haved loved each other for a long time then
RonnieAguilar69 said...
Oct. 15, 2013 at 3:28 pm
I agree, there is things like "teenage love," but you don't really call it that. It's not its own category, but rather there are teenagers mature enough to hold a relationship...
bullying replied...
Oct. 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm
im in trouble
Ashleymarie1999 said...
Oct. 14, 2013 at 6:09 pm
I like your work!!!
Juliemystic said...
Oct. 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm
many people can expirience love with the right peoplke love can happen at any age with the right people for example someone can be with someone starting out as enemies as little kids then the next thing theyll know is that they will find love with each other get married and have children but this can aso happen with your soulmate with a soulmate you both will be happy and accept each others flaws for the rest of your life. i think i may have  find the right one and i hope everyone can find ... (more »)
mzuribe said...
Sept. 13, 2013 at 11:08 am
i think that  high school love does exist . High school is preety much where it all begins and teens start to take things serious.  they go out more and try to spend as much time as they can with each other while they can . i mean some relationships are just a joke when your in high school but thats just to jerks wether it be boy or girl 
Hi_Alison said...
Aug. 29, 2013 at 11:22 pm
"I agree high school love is beautiful in my point of view," Said Alison
stellamaare said...
Aug. 19, 2013 at 10:22 am
I believe in teenager's love. Now i fall in  love.
Guest said...
May 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm
1. GRAMMAR 2. Physiologically speaking, human brains are not fully developed unti l roughly 21. Also, teenagers are more susceptible to certain hormones, so they do not know as much about love as more mature adults.
15silleman said...
Apr. 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm
personally i think boys are drama  but i do not have 1
LiraDaeris said...
Apr. 6, 2013 at 11:44 am
What is love? I see what you believe, and I respect your thoughts. But why do you believe it?
TheEleventhHour This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2013 at 11:28 am
I totally agree- you can fall in love in high school. People, espicially adults, act like there is some sort of meter on love- like you can't feel this certain emotion until you are past 18. But love is an emotion, and it can come at you any time. And when it does, it is wonderful. So yes, I totes agree.
Jaggerswagger said...
Mar. 31, 2013 at 4:24 pm
Teenager know as much about true love as adults do. That is, nothing at all. No physiological development exists between 14 and 27. The only factor is knowledge that can be acquired at any age.
HAILO said...
Mar. 28, 2013 at 9:27 am
when i feel in love with this guy named Owen for 2 years we had athing for 7 months... nothing happened between us we never dated and he ended things on my birthday... love hurts!  
write_to_express16 said...
Mar. 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm
I agree with your piece, although I don't think I have actually fell in love yet or came anywhere close to it. I think love is different for everyone and we will all have different perspectives on the subject, but I don't think you can place an age on love. 
esakeke said...
Mar. 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm
i agree with you beacuse that happned to me with my boyfrends i really didnt understand until i met my curent partner and father of my child. we really dont understand love until it finally hits us and it takes a bit of tries to figure it out
esakeke said...
Mar. 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm
I personally think there is no age in love i have been with my boyfriend since i was 15 and my boyfriend was 14 we were only two months differnce of age. At the age of 17 which was last years we had our first child. now we live together and love each other more and more since the day we met. we have been together for almost four years and we still love eachother. But i believe theres not age in love. love is love no matter how old you are.
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