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Teenage Love?

August 19, 2009
By Meredith Munro SILVER, Spring Lake, New Jersey
Meredith Munro SILVER, Spring Lake, New Jersey
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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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on Oct. 11 2012 at 2:20 pm
I believe that love does not
have an age. like yeah you might
not know or be for sure if you are
in love or not but who does?

joanna said...
on Oct. 11 2012 at 2:03 pm
i totaly agree with this love is every were not just inhigh school though.

on Oct. 2 2012 at 2:49 pm
NyghtOnyxx GOLD, Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
~ Marilyn Monroe

It depends on the two people to figure out whether or not they love each other at an early age... there is a difference between being in love and then being naieve (did i spell that right?) some people say they are in love and then 12 years later realize that they really werent...

on Sep. 16 2012 at 9:53 pm
HayNicole SILVER, Warren, Michigan
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What is the difference between real love and teen love? What makes teens incapable of having basic human emotions? When are we allowed to have these emotions? Is there some sort of chi blocked until we reach the golden age of adulthood until we can start feel ? I'm not sure why us teens can't be in true love. 

on Sep. 11 2012 at 8:12 am
I feel like Anyone can be in love, at any age. Love doesn't discriminate againt anyone. Any color, age, or size can love someone or be in love with someone. My parents have been dating since their sophomore year in high school, And my bestfriend has been dating someone since her freshman year, now she's a freshman in college. I believe in teen age love, 100%.

on Sep. 8 2012 at 8:20 pm
DifferentTeen PLATINUM, Seaford, Delaware
32 articles 2 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There’s no such thing as true love, just spurts of insanity—falling over and over again, thinking that won’t happen to me"

Haha, so I just read that over again, sorry for all the grammatical errors. Sometimes I type my opinion so fiercely I forget to read back over and check. ;p

on Sep. 8 2012 at 8:17 pm
DifferentTeen PLATINUM, Seaford, Delaware
32 articles 2 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There’s no such thing as true love, just spurts of insanity—falling over and over again, thinking that won’t happen to me"

I don't believe in love as a teenager. But there are certain execptions. The kind of teenage loe I don't believe in, is the kind where the couple had known each other for a month, dated for a week and already say 'I love you'. No. You don't. You don't know them. On the other hand, if you've known hat other person since you were like five (or just really young), and you've gorwn up with them, it's different. In that situation, you would know them better. I also hate it when couples date, break up, date break up, etc. Just give it a reast already, clearly its not working out, and clearly somebody is doing something wrong. As for the statement 'Love at first sight', I don't think you can love someone by just looking at them for the first time, but I believe you can sense the potential for love.

Lostgirl024 said...
on Jul. 9 2012 at 3:01 pm
I believe in teenage love. My parents don't allow me to see my boyfreind but when we were together i always knew it was forever. I love him. Im 17 and he is 18. We are teenage lovers proving that teenage love can last even with 150 miles between lovers. 

on Jul. 1 2012 at 4:28 am
dreamylove BRONZE, Ludhiana, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
life is like an ice cream enjoy it before it melts

true .. teenage love does it exist which justifies the saying : the more you love the more it grows !!

AriShine GOLD said...
on Jun. 28 2012 at 7:00 pm
AriShine GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one." -Abraham Lincoln

Yes, I believe it is possible for teenagers to fall in love, but this is rare. As teens, our hormones are completely out of whack, and life is confusing. We may think we are in love when we aren't. 99% of teenage relationships are not serious and shallow. Teenage love is possible, but it almost never actually happens.

AriShine GOLD said...
on Jun. 28 2012 at 7:00 pm
AriShine GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
13 articles 0 photos 131 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one." -Abraham Lincoln

Yes, I believe it is possible for teenagers to fall in love, but this is rare. As teens, our hormones are completely out of whack, and life is confusing. We may think we are in love when we aren't. 99% of teenage relationships are not serious and shallow. Teenage love is possible, but it almost never actually happens.

on Jun. 13 2012 at 6:50 pm
Leviathans_Abgel BRONZE, New York, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
~ The Kite Runner ~
"For you, a thousand times over"
~ Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow ~
This is Sky Captain. I'm on my way.

This love exists. I know it does. Last year I went to an FFA camp and met a guy on the LAST day JUST before we left. I didn't think much of him at first. He slipped me his number, and bought me a soda. I texted im and he didn't reply for about a month. But he had his phone taken away. We started talking. Talked more and more. He fell for me. The most unpopular girl in the world! He tells me I'm beautiful eveyday, and I see him only once or twice a year, but we are as loyal as any couple can be. I love him. And he loves me. We are getting ready to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. 6/22/11 - 6/21/12 (Due to the leap year.)

on Jun. 13 2012 at 10:04 am
xhashimoto SILVER, Maricopa, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Oh yeah!" Kool-Aid Guy

Teenage love exists.  I've loved and lost but it was better than not experiencing anything at all.  

on Jun. 12 2012 at 4:51 pm
mrittmritt77 GOLD, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
I will arise and go now, for always night and day

I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;

While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray,


I hear it in the deep heart's core.

Just going to put my opinion out there..

I believe that serious relationships at a young age can be dangerous, you could grow too dependent on a person or become too infatuated with them. But I do believe that it is possible to find the person you spend your life with in highschool, although its not always a good idea to get too serious during highschool, some relationships are ready for it.


on Jun. 11 2012 at 7:00 am
toffeestefanko BRONZE, Mandaluyong City, Other
4 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Happiness is like a perfume, you cannot pour it unto others without pouring a few drops to yourself."

I somehow believe in teenage love. :)) nuff said.

MellyBelly said...
on Jun. 5 2012 at 11:46 am
MellyBelly, Winnipeg, Other
0 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is short but not too short so make the most out of it.

How is that immature? It's not in any way.

MellyBelly said...
on Jun. 5 2012 at 11:45 am
MellyBelly, Winnipeg, Other
0 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is short but not too short so make the most out of it.

Why worry about what happens after the break up? How about enjoy the ride and love never dies. Break ups happen but it doesn't have to mean you stop loving that person. You just don't feel like you are suited to be "forever" with that one person.

MellyBelly said...
on Jun. 5 2012 at 11:43 am
MellyBelly, Winnipeg, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Life is short but not too short so make the most out of it.

My mom and dad met when they were young. My mom was 16 and my dad was 18. They were still in high school. They have now been married over 25 years! Some peoples relationships don't turn into "in love" but you can love someone even if it doesn't work out in the end. Enjoy life and stop worrying if its gonna work out to forever.  That's just my opinion.

ms.vignesh said...
on May. 20 2012 at 6:51 am
yes i am in luv with a boy so teenage luv is possible

on May. 1 2012 at 12:27 pm
kuraitenshei BRONZE, Nash, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is like the ocean, its full of crap.

Though I have not yet experienced it, I do believe in it.


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