Q: HOW can I tell if I’m in love? What does it feel like? Is love at first sight possible? I’m fourteen.
A: When people talk about love, they often mean very o different things. To some people, love involves physical attraction (liking someone a lot because they look good). Others think of love as the feeling you get when your heart thumps, or when you giggle a lot when you see a certain person.
But true love isn’t based on feelings alone. Love is a relationship. It involves getting to know and appreciate another person for who they are. Now, it’s possible to love someone at first sight . . . but it’s not likely.
Remember, feelings change, but true love lasts. How do you know if you’re really in love? Only time will tell. And at age fourteen you’ve got plenty of that ahead of you.
Our advice? During your teens focus on making lots of casual friends instead of concentrating on one special relationship. When the time is right and true love comes, you’ll know.