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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 Feb. 25 2010 at 5:47 pm
Jenna4Jesus BRONZE, New Brunswick, North Carolina
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Love exists everywhere and when it's real, it'll last no matter what age. Lust, however...isn't. Too many teens confuse Lust for Love.

on Feb. 25 2010 at 3:47 pm
daniellecakes BRONZE, Kingston, Other
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love can occur at any age. it most certainetly is a magical thing. not every one has fallen in love yet. love is when you cannot bare to be apart from the other person. its when you smile everytime you talk to them or even think about them. love is trust. love is caring. love gives you butterflys in your stomach. love is life :)

_luvzUtoo_ said...
on Feb. 25 2010 at 2:03 pm
I believe in the love that teenagers have, I'm in love right now, and I'm going to love until well forever, I believe!!! : )

on Feb. 24 2010 at 4:02 pm
Toe_The_Line SILVER, Muscoda, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"In a field, I am the abscence of field. It's always been like that. Wherever I am, I am what is missing." - Mark Strand
"We are reading the story of our lives... we keep turning the pages, hoping for something." - Mark Strand

then you can't be objective, now can you?

on Feb. 23 2010 at 11:54 pm
CourtneysSocks13 GOLD, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
I want to be beautiful and make you stand in awe. Look inside my heart and be amazed. I want to hear you say Who I am is quiet enough. I just want to be worthy of love and beautiful.

I believe in love. how can you say adults know what love is but teenagers dont? This is like the part of life where you really meet people.

on Feb. 23 2010 at 11:32 am
PoetOfNyx16 SILVER, Port Angeles, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I dont know why I cut myself, god, give me a sign or help, I won't cry it'll be fine, I'll take my last breath, push it out my chest, 'till there's nothing left."

i beleive that when you first notice someone like that, it does start off as attraction, not love yet. you develop it over many years, so yes, teenage love does exist. yet love at first sight is a completley different story.

Hey-Jude said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 12:46 pm
Hey-Jude, Winslow, Maine
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I do believe that the love is real. I do not believe that lust is love. That's what most teenagers believe is love. I think that's why adults think what they do.

xo.forever said...
on Feb. 20 2010 at 7:11 pm
xo.forever, Toronto, Other
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Favorite Quote:
And Tomorrow by Tupac

Today is filled with anger, fueled with hidden hate.
Scared of being outkast, afraid of common fate.
Today is build on tragedies which no one want's to face.
Nightmares to humanity and morally disgraced.
Tonight is filled with Rage, violence in the air.
Children bred with ruthlessness cause no one at home cares.
Tonight I lay my head down but the pressure never stops,
knowing that my sanity content when I'm droped.
But tomorrow I see change, a chance to build a new,
build on spirit intent of heart and ideas based on truth.
Tomorrow I wake with second wind and strong because of pride.
I know I fought with all my heart to keep the dream alive.

i believe in lovee during teenage years.

im in lovee. <3

Vanna-Rae GOLD said...
on Feb. 20 2010 at 1:00 pm
Vanna-Rae GOLD, Bixby, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
To the well organized mind death is the next greatest adventure.

love among teens is real. no i havent been in love anytime recently. but i know people in high school are capable of it. yea, the word is overused. but my veiw is, i love everyone. all my boyfriends. im just not IN love with them. but yea its always possible to fall in love

Jesse4658 said...
on Feb. 20 2010 at 1:20 am
I agree. Although sometimes it gets ridiculous if they're dating for the sake of dating and they claim to have true love. Love doesn't discriminate, even when it comes to age.

games BRONZE said...
on Feb. 18 2010 at 2:25 pm
games BRONZE, St.louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
when you stumble upon love do all you can to keep it from stumbling out

i really liked that article i was just talking to my teacher aqbout that today i believe in highschool; love cus im about to get married in two years

Pooja said...
on Feb. 17 2010 at 12:39 am
Well as you described that happens in very rare cases. my perceptions around me says that teenge love has become kinda trend. i mean if you are single people around you consider so not cool or even worst not being straight. I feel funny on these talks but i guess you cant explain to all or shut their mouths..

shorty707_ said...
on Feb. 16 2010 at 12:24 pm
really i think that love is something that just happens and you don't know when love will come to your life and remain in there. my parents met at high school and now they are married for 15 years and i am now in high school and i'm in love think that love exists. i believe in it. <3

on Feb. 16 2010 at 4:15 am
sassymeforever333 SILVER, Fort Myers, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. Is not proud or rude. It is not self seeking or easily angered. Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

THANK YOU!!! i definitely agree with you. I think it really depends on the relationship. I defininitely believe teens can fall in love. Not all teens that are together are truely in love but some can be. It all just depends

on Feb. 15 2010 at 10:07 pm
Kaitlyn Mcsweeney, Woburn, Massachusetts
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I absolutely agree. Teen love exists. With love, we have to remember that it's something we as humans feel, not rationalize. People tell us that it can't happen, but I know this personally to be true. It's natural, instinctive. We develop as teens and mature and love comes with that.

Gabs(: SILVER said...
on Feb. 12 2010 at 7:11 pm
Gabs(: SILVER, Florence, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you different. -Sara Dessen.

I personally believe in teenage love, but it also depends. I recently just broke up with my middle school boyfriend of 8 months, but i realize i had too. He distracted me to much and i depended on him to much. High School love can work.

babygirl101 said...
on Feb. 12 2010 at 5:05 pm
i totally believe in teen love.. if ur head over hillls for some and u cant stand bein without them than ur in love..Teen love does exist

on Feb. 11 2010 at 9:02 pm
Devilette BRONZE, Hines, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
It's the quiet ones who're the most passionate, bad or good intentions aren't an obstacle.

I always thought that there wasn't an age limit on love. I mean you love your parents when you're a baby, right!? I have a bf and am currently head-over-heels for him! Teen love exists and it rocks!!

on Feb. 11 2010 at 8:20 pm
I think your article could've been a bit more opinionated and more constructive.

Personally, i think that , yes , people have gotten married because of 'high-school sweethearts' but person i dont think there is such thing as teenage love. When you find the right person, i believe that's what real love is. I think elementary dating is immature, because you can't really go on dates and stuff. I think people need to grow up.

Ms. C said...
on Feb. 11 2010 at 8:42 am
All love is true love in the moment. Our definitions of love grow and develop as we age, but that doesn't mean the love in the moment is any less valid.