I was 14 years old, and to be honest, back then I was more concerned with my grades at school and the newest Justin Timberlake CD than boys. He was in the same class as me and a typical awkward teen boy: shy, had braces, but cute in that dorky sort of way. Growing up in the same neighborhood, Alex and I used to walk the same route home from school every day. After he sheepishly asked me out one day, I reluctantly said okay.
One writer reflects on the man she will never forget.
This morning, on September 11, many of us reflect. I think about where I was 11 years ago today when the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. This morning, I rode a creaky subway to work, my thoughts consuming me.
The re-release of "Titanic" has one writer remembering her high school sweetheart.
I was 15 years old when Titanic was first released in Dec. 1997. I was enthralled not only by the magic of the movie, but by my first love sitting next to me in the theater. At that time, my high school sweetheart was the king of my world.
In "Young Adult," a divorcee decides to reclaim her first love, even though he's happily married.
I'll start with a word of warning. Young Adult is being marketed as a snarkier version of Juno with alcohol on its breath. Don't fall for it. This is a dark comedy about a seriously troubled, emotionally stunted 37-year-old woman who peaked in high school. So yes, it's exactly what I needed to see when I was teased in high school by the popular kids. (You're about a decade late, Diablo Cody.)
What do you remember about your first love? Do you still think about him or her?
Almost everyone gets over their first love, but you never really forget that person. Whether it happened during your childhood, your teenage years or even when you were already an adult, you'll always hold a small candle for the person who first taught you vulnerability and desire.
Fourth of July's festive fireworks are no match to the spark between two people.
We're (hopefully) all going to get the chance to see some fireworks this Independence Day but not everyone is so lucky as to experience the feeling of fireworks you get when you first realize you've fallen in love with someone. It's the moment of knowing he's the one; that you realize you're meant to be. Flashes of light can be seen throughout the sky every year but a real, genuine spark between two people is sometimes a little harder to find. Betty Confidential asks their readers to disclose their most personal moments, when they experienced this unique feeling of fireworks.
Just a quick on-Can first loves can last? or is life experiance needed before you can find "the one"
So what does everybody think? I know people who have been together since being 14, and are still very happy, others are more cynical and believe that you need to have more experiances in life before you can know what you are looking for. Thoughts?
A new study shows that dysfunction in early relationships can lead to depression later on.
For many young people, high school love is full of firsts. You can probably think of a few yourself--first relationship, first kiss, first heartbreak or even the first time. However, we're betting you would have never guessed this first would ever be added to the list. Researchers at the University of Maine performed a psychological study which brought to light a new first for kids in love, and it has nothing to do with magical moments. They found that early relationships can often reveal the first signs of depression.
Surprise! He grew up to be a right-wing conservative and a Tea Party supporter.
Facebook is really great for reconnecting with old friends and finding out what your buddies are up to. What it is also great for: shattering every illusion you ever had about your first love—just like it did for me this weekend.
Note: As always, you can follow my journey on my personal blog, So about what I said...
If you’ve been following my self-induced saga over Crush Boy, you probably think I’m so sort of looney love-struck teenager. If you haven’t been privy to this story, allow me to catch you up…
Cliff Notes: Been in love, from afar of course, with Crush Boy for 13+ years, wrote things in my diary like "I can see myself spending the rest of my life with him" and "I KNOW he's my soulmate......" blah, blah, blah. Could never work up the courage to pour my feelings at his feet. Finally got to a point where I was pretty sure nothing would ever happen between us (It's a complicated situation, too). I see him one day over the weekend. He sees me. Me very confused AGAIN.
I am 28, right? And I am a full-grown woman with a job AND a college degree, right?