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Do 13 year olds know what love is?

well, im 13 and i have a boyfriend..we were really, really good friends before we started going out, and its going to be our 10 months of being together in just two days. we hang out a lottt and stuff, and every night we stay up until after 1am texting each other<3 but, in general, a lot of people say 13 year olds have no clue what love is. is it true? because.. i honestly do think i know...

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Knowing what love is is the wrong question. Knowing how and why love is is a better question. Very small children know WHAT love is by looking at their parents. Knowing how and why love is is developed over a lifetime and at 13 you have neither seen nor experienced enough in your life to make the same decisions some one might have to in a relationship until you are much older. At 13, you are driven move by your body and mind's changing physiology and emotions you've never experienced before to make informed adult decisions about love and life. This is why you are still subject to your parents and their will for your protection and instruction. Don't worry. Go slow. Very very slow. You will see what I'm talking about as you age.

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Absolutely fantastic answer!
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ty ;)
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Very good answer
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great answer
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its a hulk thumb for you
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Very nice
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13 year olds have feelings too and they can fall in love too. However, they need to understand that they must be willing to make sacrifices and accommodate the interests of the other person for no other reason than to see them happy. 13 year olds are encouraged not seek love from the opposite sex but instead focus on their education.

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It's debatable but in my opinion....no.

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Yes they do!

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You are 13 aren't you?
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Lol so obvious just by the comment.
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Umm yea I am thirteen. 13 year olds know wat love is just dosent know how to use it
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It depends on the 13 year old.

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Sure they do. Course, there's a lot more that you'll learn about love as you grow older...but that doesn't mean you don't have a basic idea of what love is now. Hope that makes sense.

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I like this answer. Thoughtful & understanding.
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Kind as always. Green Friday for you. :)
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I think everyone dose they just have different perspectives depending on the age

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I agree with Truckerlady. Plus, kids are growing up faster these days. We can't know exactly what they're feeling; only assume that we do. I still believe its puppy-love but isn't it a form of love?

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Good insight...great way of looking at things!! Thanks for the nice compliment, too! {^_^}
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As you grow older, your ideas of "what love is" will probably change a few times. Since love is an idea, there is no exact definition because different people have different ideas. (Hope you are not now more confused than you were before reading this.)

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There's a chance 13 year olds could fall in love just depends on how mature the both of you are

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No. 13 year olds do not know what love is.

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that is young but it can totally happen but, I myself don't think, that its the healthiest thing for a young person, to be engaged with...and i actually believe that it should be put off, for the most part, until well past highschool :) i did this, and it was really heavy...and i should have just been focussing on positive and constructive things...not that :) people are saying that wasnt love it's kind of a ridiculous notion

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sorry i regret saying that last thing...I do believe that it was love it was just really really jacked...
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No not romantically

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No way.

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Well I don't wanna sir here and read everyone elses answer but I'm gonna tell you thi, when u was 13 I had a boyfriend who I dated for over a year and yeah we said and thought we loved each other. But as I grew and learned what love really is, I realized I only cared for him a lot. At your age all the live anyone knows is puppy-love.

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Absolutely

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rarely...I mean RARELY...I have an old coach who has been dating his wife since they were 12

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Your understanding of the real meaning of love grows with time. Start with the description found in the 10 commandments and check out 1Corinthians 13 for ideas to build your relationship upon. And don't short circuit the whole process by experimenting with sex. Ok? :)

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Green green green!!!
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Thanks TL, your support is appreciated. Your answers and comments are also always excellent. :)
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whoahh, what the heck!? who said i was ever going THAT far!? not at this age, dude. im not like that goshhh..
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No one thought you were. At the same time a hundred other kids read these posts also and for the advice given to be as effective to as many as possible, from myself and others, things are said that may not fit you specifically. Not only that a lot of advice is given here on a very limited knowledge of the questioner. Please be patient with us all and me especially. Thanks. Peace and love to all. :)
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depends on how mature they are. i knew wat love was when i was 13.

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They'll think so, but in all reality, 90% of them don't. Trust me on this one.

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no they don't, your all just a bunch of virgins trying to be kool until you itch

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In my opinion NO...i mean yea its bn like 10 months but i am older than that and even when i was in a relationship for almost a year i didnt and still dont know what "love" REALLY is...i guess you can say you do...but honestly you wont ever know...in til you say "I DO"

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