Since we were young, our parents, older siblings, and friends have told us when we fall in love we will "know". That's it, we will simply know. A line that always seemed to come along with this was "when you're older" but who's to tell you when you can fall in love? If that's true, that you really do just know, then who knows when anyone is going to fall in love. Age doesn't determine when you can fall in love.
Don't get me wrong, I don't believe that when that little boy shoved me in the third grade and then told me he did it because he loved me, that he was actually in love with me. However, I do think it's possible to be in love as a teenager. It's usually talked about as being "puppy love" and not taking seriously but some people find their soulmates at the age of seventeen.
If we were living in our ancestors times we would have been married by the time we were in middle school. Yet, now it's thought of as smarter to wait till your older to get serious and settle down. Times have definitely changed and while I don't think we should be having arranged marriages and getting married at the age of fourteen, I do believe that it's ok to have a serious relationship when you are young.
It may not last forever but there is also a chance that it will and it could be the best decision you ever make. Don't let the fear of being young keep you from trying something potentially great.
Young love is some of the best love and it is real. After all, your young years are supposed to be the best years of your life and isn't being in love supposed to be part of the best time of your life? These are the years that shape us into the people we are going to be, it's a great time to grow with someone else too. It is so important that we dismiss the idea that falling in love in our teenage years is just a fling and it won't work out, or that high school sweethearts are just a rare thing of the past.
Age doesn't determine when you can fall in love. Let love in.