I’m sure you guys realize this, but falling in love is a pretty serious thing. It’s not just about wanting to jump his bones all the time or wanting to spend every minute of the day with him. It’s about feeling a real connection to a person, and it’s also about a certain level of maturity.
For that reason, a lot of people don’t think teenagers can really fall in love. When a 16-year-old girl talks about how she’s met the love of her life, older people will usually just smile and roll their eyes. Is it true that just because a person is young they can’t experience real love? We noticed this topic in the boards and we want to know what you think – read what these girls had to say and then join the discussion:
So, I do believe I am in love, or at least in the process of falling in love, with my boyfriend. I asked my friend what her opinion would be if I were to tell him that I loved him.She replied that she personally didn’t think high-schoolers really have the capability to love; teenagers don’t really have a true sense of who they are yet, and so, in her opinion, this makes developing a true, loving relationship close to impossible.
What are your gurls opinions on teenagers having the capability of love?
Well I’m not a teenager anymore and I can tell you that I was in love with my high school boyfriend. But it was a different kind of love.
Basically, I feel that love comes in all different shapes and sizes. I don’t think age restricts our emotional capacity to love another human being… but the more comfortable you are with yourself, the more comfortably you can love someone else.
I’m on the fence with that. I am sure that teenagers CAN be in love, but I’m not so sure if they all really know what that actually means. I see teens have a different boyfriend/girlfriend every month or so and claim they love all of them. I thought I was in love with my high school boyfriend and I wasn’t. I love him but I’m not in love him.
I’m in love with my current and I know how that feels. It’s having the desire to still make that person happy even when you’re completely pissed at them. And to be there for their ups and downs with support and love every step in the way. It’s passion. I didn’t have those feelings when I was younger.
Okay, so here’s what we think: yes, teens can fall in love. Love isn’t about age or anything like that – it’s a feeling! But we do have to agree that it’s probably a different kind of love than what you feel when you’re older. That’s because as you get older, you naturally mature and change, and how you feel about relationships changes also.
You can definitely be in love with your high school sweetheart, but don’t make the mistake of thinking you can only have one love in your life. Just because you fall in love with your first boyfriend doesn’t mean you’ll be with him forever.
Who do you agree with? Do you think teenagers can fall in love? Tell us in the comments!