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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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crazycatlady said...
on Sep. 13 2011 at 10:08 am
I know what you mean. teenage love is REAL.

Mr. Owens said...
on Sep. 13 2011 at 9:20 am
Too bad the feeling isn't mutual

on Sep. 12 2011 at 4:37 pm
alexandria1124 BRONZE, Nowhere., Kentucky
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Considering this article is about teenage love, and not divorce, I hadn't considered it. It's two different subjects, my same opinions don't apply in both situations because it's different circumstances...?

on Sep. 12 2011 at 3:34 pm
andromeda13 SILVER, Barrie, Other
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what about pple who have gotten divorced? if your parents got divorced would u deny that they had ever loved each other?

on Sep. 11 2011 at 6:32 pm
Cameandgonesmarty ELITE, North Vancouver, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"One day, your life will flash before your eyes; make sure it's worth watching."

I think that it exists. Not for everyone, but for some. But i think that if i was fortunate enough to feel something so strong so early, I would hope that i would have the courage to grab it and hold on for the ride, and never let it go. It's hard to keep something going from highschool cause everyone has different hopes, dreams, and destinations, and if the love is to remain, it has to be stronger than all that. 

on Sep. 11 2011 at 5:16 pm
Philosophication GOLD, McKinney, Texas
12 articles 3 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"This above all: To thine own self be true."
William Shakespeare's Hamlet

"To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid."
Miscellaneous

I agree heartily to your point. However, it is VERY difficult to try and seperate "like" from "love". My first "relationship" was with a girl who eventually cheated on me. Granted, we never got passed huggin, but it still really hurt. It makes you feel inadequate. Just wanted to make a point.

on Sep. 3 2011 at 1:55 am
callie15 BRONZE, North Plains, Oregon
3 articles 21 photos 424 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?"
-Chuang Tzu

"No man with a good car needs to be justified!"
-Wise Blood

Totally agree with you :)

on Sep. 3 2011 at 1:54 am
callie15 BRONZE, North Plains, Oregon
3 articles 21 photos 424 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?"
-Chuang Tzu

"No man with a good car needs to be justified!"
-Wise Blood

Good article, but it could have been longer.

on Sep. 1 2011 at 8:23 pm
kaylarocks SILVER, AURORA, Colorado
9 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The more you take responsibility for your past and present, the more you are able to create the future you seek." - Author Unknown

 think your absolutly right!! graet article

Girlygirl27 said...
on Sep. 1 2011 at 9:28 am
Teenage love IS real!!!!! i love you Adam Owen!!!!!!!!!

on Aug. 20 2011 at 11:28 pm
I TOTALLY AGREE! Except I also think that you have to know yourself to truly know and love someone else... and teens are still developing their character and their preferences in character. Other than that I am in agreement.

ambnyc SILVER said...
on Aug. 20 2011 at 2:09 pm
ambnyc SILVER, Rego Park, New York
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Favorite Quote:
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. - Dr. Seuss

I think you can fall in love at any age. Love doesn't have a set time, age, or date to happen. A couple can go out a few weeks and be in love, or a few years and be in love. It doesn't matter.

I also think you can fall in and out of love, that there is no predestined "soulmate" for you - but that there are many people with the potential to be.


on Aug. 12 2011 at 9:33 pm
Kylie-o PLATINUM, Onsted, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"People haven't always been there for me, but music has." -- Taylor Alison Swift

I personally believe in teenage love. I think teenage love is the best shape and form of love because teenagers are newer to love than adults and sometimes are more open. Almost every couple in my family has met their loved ones in high school and that's just amazing. It's amazing to know exactly what you want and find it in a person so young. :)

on Aug. 11 2011 at 1:39 pm
RandomInspiration GOLD, Schulenburg, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live <3

Great point I agree completely

on Aug. 10 2011 at 12:34 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 389 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

I think that what teenagers are capable of feeling for each other is indeed love – the same kind of love that adults feel for each other, however much they may deny it. The problem is just that teenagers are usually mature or responsible enough to handle, say, getting married. But by my standards, you don't have to be all that mature to be in love. :)

on Aug. 3 2011 at 7:18 pm
emolover95 GOLD, Park City, Utah
13 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

I personally don't believe that "teen love" is something that exists in my life. That does not mean that it doesn't exist for someone else. So good for you guys that have it. That's really neat! That's really special.

on Jul. 29 2011 at 3:53 pm
Kelli_2011 DIAMOND, Fillmore, California
88 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
this too shall pass

TEENAGE LOVE IS SO REAL!!!

JitchDiaries said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 8:32 pm
JitchDiaries, Cavite, Other
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Teenage love exists! Love happens to anyone, anytime, anywhere. 

on Jul. 26 2011 at 5:31 pm
alexandria1124 BRONZE, Nowhere., Kentucky
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Love, in my opinion, is true dedication, loyalty and commitment. Most teens aren't put into situations that require those things, so it makes it easier on their relationship. You love someone, when you've went to Earths end for them. And, if you're a teen when you experience that, then that's teenage love. Though, most don't experience until adulthood. 

cloudydays29 said...
on Jul. 26 2011 at 4:05 pm
Love is a personal thing, wheather it comes when you are fifteen or seventy two, and i believe it can happen anytime, anywhere.