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!