Thursday, November 03, 2011

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How old were you when you first fell in love?

And who was it with?

I came to the table late. I was 24. Her name was Cory and we were together for 7 years.

The end was truly awful. But,the beginning?

Unbearably amazing.

I never knew I was capable of those kinds of feelings. Until her.

Since then...came close...but never really fell again...until Bing.

Your turn.

18 comments:

ChiTown Girl said...

I was 17, and it was with CSJ. He was my first date, first boyfriend, first kiss, first "everything."

There have been others since then whom I'm cared deeply about, but here I am, almost 26 years later, right back where I started. Life is funny, isn't it? Hopefully it'll "stick" this time. ;-)

Earth Muffin said...

I was 14, he was my first high school boyfriend. He was 16. We met in band, I was a flag girl, he was in the percussion section. We flirted for a little while, he asked me to the homecoming dance, we dated for about a month after that. I was smitten and absolutely heartbroken when he dumped me. He would later admit to really liking me a lot, but being a little bored with the fact that I was sexually inexperienced and in no way ready to become experienced. We remained friends for several years, and once I became more "experienced" we did our fair share of fooling around. We lost touch after I graduated from college, but I've heard he's married someone significantly older than him and he's had a lot of trouble keeping jobs and avoiding DUI's. I think I dodged quite a bullet there! Like you, I came close a few times after him, but no one outshined him until I met Mr. EM. I know Dan Savage likes to say, "There is no One, the One does not exist." But, I think Mr. EM is the One for me!

sybil law said...

Oooh - 15. I'd had 1 pretty serious boyfriend before, but it was more like puppy love, really. I met my high school boyfriend at 14, dated him from 15-19 years old, and it was pretty awesome. We're still good friends, and text now and then. We broke up - well, for various reasons, but the main one for ME was him telling people he was going to marry me someday. As much as I loved him (and I really, really did), I had no intentions on getting married.

Says the lady married 11 years, now. :)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I fell madly in love with Sydney Carton when I was 10. Real people mostly fell short of that model, but Flip and I fell in love at first sight and the years only proved us right.

Mitch Block said...

August -- 30 years ago. With Jerry. The first and only.

Chris said...

I was 14 when I fell in love with my best friend's cousin, Gordon, who was spending the summer in town. He was very glamorous because he was from out of town and had dark, curly hair and the cutest smile. He fell in love with me when I sang the high part of Jackson Browne's 'Stay.' We spent a delightful summer kissing and listening to the soundtrack of Grease. In retrospect, it was probably the only 'normal' relationship I would have for many years.

SUNSHINE ON MY FLIPFLOPS* said...

I was 14 I think. He wasn't my first high school boyfriend, but he was the only one that mattered. He was cool, popular and completely gorgeous. Everyone wanted him.. and somehow he wanted me. We dated for 2 years in Middle School, broke up for awhile and got back together for a couple years in High School. He's one of my very best friends now, and I won't lie.. I might just love him as much as I did 9 years ago.

Mark said...

I've been with Fred since I was 21 years old. I'm not sure that what I had before that would be considered "love". It was more like, "Thanks! Maybe I'll see you out again next week".
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Rose said...

I met him when I was 16--nearly 17--and he was 18. We worked at an amusement park together and started talking a lot. We discovered we both were writers and shared our writing with each other (something I had never done with anyone else). He liked another girl in our area, but she pissed him off one night, and he decided she was a bitch (something I already knew). He started driving me to and from work because we lived close to each other. One day as we were driving, I told him about this wonderful new movie I'd just seen called WITNESS, and I told him we should go see it together because I wanted to see it again. He said, "OK, when?" I realized I had technically just asked him out on a date. We made a time, and he showed up at my house wearing a tie to meet my parents. A couple of weeks later, I turned 17. A month later, he told me he loved me, right as the words were on the tip of my tongue to tell him. Four years later, the summer before my senior year of college, he asked me to marry him. Less than a year later, I graduated, and we married that July. It's been 21 years of marriage and 26 together, and we're still going strong.

And as corny as it sounds, he makes me fall in love with him over and over and over again. :-)

jen@ living a full live said...

I was 19 and I went like a ton of bricks for a bad boy from The Bronx, he smoked Kool's, drove a motorcycle and drank Jack. It was a train wreck, of course everyone warned me, very exciting what a heart breaker, red hair and deep voice. Thank goodness I came to my senses but not before he broke my heart!

mostraum said...

I was 13. If she held hands with another girl I became really upset. First real relationship when I was 25. Real love came when I was 40. She's still around and I intend to keep her.

Destingirls said...

Well I was always a late bloomer, very shy. Married at 24 and had 3 girls...but didn't fall in love until I was 37. Came out of nowhere, a total surprise, mostly because I fell in love with a woman. Didn't see that coming! But here we are 3 years later sharing a home and a life. She was my first and will be my last.

poet said...

11 yrs ago my world turned upside down (in a good way) and this year we were married. :)

Nelfy said...

First time I really fell in love was when I was 15 - she was my teacher and way too old for me, but she was also just right for me. Not that anything ever happened, but we developed somewhat of a friendship. She really got me and listened to me and to this day still knows what certain things mean to me. Even though I have now fallen in love again with someone who loves me back, I still think of her at least once a week, sometimes more. She was so influential to me, during the time of my life where I changed the most she was my one constant. She also helped me come out - first, to myself as I realized loving her that way meant I was gay, then to my parents when she emotionally supported me.

pawsingtospeak said...

I married the only guy I really dated, we had three kids and I just thought I was missing what all my friends talked about when they talked about "true love". Then at 42, she walked into my life and I knew more intimacy from just knowing her than I had ever experienced before. It wasn't easy and isn't easy but it finally fits.

Grumpy Granny said...

I was a bit older than you, 25, married to the wrong person, sad and lost. He saved my life that year and I think I might have saved his, too. The situation was hopeless then and 28 years later, it still is, but we talk occasionally and we're still in love and there's still nothing to be done about it. I hope we get it right in the next life.

GG

teeveezed said...

25, she was 15, she had no idea and I didn't let on. When she was 18 she told me that she loved me and we have been together ever since.
22 years of bloody good loving, laughing, and living.

Ambrosia said...

At fourteen years old, I fell head-over-heels in love with this boy who was sixteen at the time. I had always told my parents that love at first sight was impossible (you can't love someone if you know nothing about them!), but it hit me like a ton of bricks. The moment I saw him, I knew that he was a missing piece from my life. We dated off and on throughout high school and for a few years afterward. We just couldn't get rid of each other ;) Nine years after we met, I married him. It was the best decision of my life. :)