How old were you when you had your first boyfriend/girlfriend?

@TinaCL (429)
United States
June 14, 2008 11:29am CST
How old were you when you had your first boyfriend/girlfriend? I had my first boyfriend in sixth grade. It was very cute and innocent. We just walked around the playground together and held hands. It was nothing serious. We were just good friends. One day he asked me to "go steady" and I said yes. Young love is so sweet!
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@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
Hi There, I really did not have my first girlfriend until I was around 18 years old. To be honest I was never really interested until then. I was more interested in playing sports and going out partying with my friends. Of course as I got older that pretty much changed! I am hoping my own kids wait until they are older before they get a boyfriend. cheers,
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
14 Jun 08
Thanks for the reply! It's best to take your time and to wait until you are mature enough to have a relationship. At the same time, there's absolutely nothing wrong with having platonic friends of the opposite gender. I think people have the tendency to assume that any guy and girl who hang out are boyfriend and girlfriend.
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@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
16 years old. I guess this is only a puppy love, just kidding. We've been together for 3 and half years, so sad.
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
14 Jun 08
three and half years? wow that's dedication, especially for a sixteen year old! I couldn't have done it at that age.
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@ieeko89 (1054)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 08
Aww;) Haha, I had my first bf when i was in form 1. 13y/o. My neighborhood told me that he has crush on me, and yeah, i wasn't thinking too much and still young and immature, i said yes, altho i doesn't like him much^^
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
15 Jun 08
That's really funny! At that age it's exciting to just have a boyfriend, even if you don't really like him that much. It's all harmless anyway. :)
@ieeko89 (1054)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 08
Haha, yes! Exactly
@cryw0lf (1302)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun 08
I met my boyfriend when i was 15, quite sad really i met online lol. He was 18 at the time, so there was a bit of a gap but everyones sort of come to terms with it now, because we've been together for a fairly long time.
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Oh wow! I've always wondered about people who date over the internet. It looks like your story turned out well. I know people who have had not-so-good experiences over the internet.
@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I was 11 years old when I developed a crush on a neighbor boy who was a year younger than me. My so-called friend at the time knew I had a crush on him and she went after him instead. He ended up hanging around with her instead of me and I was crushed by it. My first real boyfriend though was in the 7th grade. He was an eighth grader and we both started liking each other at the same time. He lived 15 minutes away from and one time we couldn't get a ride to each others house so we hopped on our bikes and met each other at a half-way point between our towns. We both got caught and grounded but we wanted to see each other. Now my mom and I look back and laugh about it. :)
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
14 Jun 08
wow what a horrible thing for your friend to do! How cute that you had to sneak out on bike to see your boyfriend. It's amazing how we can look back at the stuff that happened in the past. Young love is so cute!
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@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
15 Jun 08
I had my first boyfriend when I was 16. Met at him at this seminar. My dad and the rest of my family disapproved of our relationship except for my mom and my younger brother. Ours was serious though. We became a couple on my 16th birthday and we broke up after 2 years, 1 week after my 18th. There's this good friend of mine whom I "dated" during the summer (before I turned 16). Summer love. But we didn't really became boyfriend/girlfriend. He claims we were "together". I don't consider him my first boyfriend. :)
@TinaCL (429)
• United States
15 Jun 08
That's really funny. Sometimes people just assume that any boy and girl who hang out are romantically involved. I have plenty of guy friends where there's absolutely nothing else! Of course, in such cases, one person usually wants more. It's like When Harry Met Sally. "Men and women can't be friends because S gets in the way!"
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
I know, right? It's funny how people assume that when you go out there's already something going on, well maybe there is, but you don't even talk about it. The funniest thing was that good friend of mine had a girlfriend after that summer and he told her that I was his ex. Smack. I found that out from our mutual friend. She was like: "Hey come you didn't tell me you became a couple last year?" and I was like: "WHAT!? Where did you hear that?" and that's when she told me about he was telling all the others that I was his ex-girlfriend. I just laughed it off.
• Philippines
15 Jun 08
When I was also in 6th grade. But it didnt turn out sweet its like hell bitter... She dated my bestfriend and me at the same time LOL!!! Now thats a real crap! Everytime my bestfriend and I talk about her we just laugh and jerk each other for falling in love with a crappy 6th grade girl. LOL!!!
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Wow that's funny! (of course it probably wasn't funny at the time...) It's good that you're able to look back on it and laugh about it. It's funny how I used to get so worked up over stuff only to realize that it didn't matter in the long run.
@achiek_5 (41)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 08
My 1st boyfriend..my 1st luv was at the age 12...we never have a serious relationship but we know how we felt to each other, weird huh..
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
15 Jun 08
The first one is always the sweetest! :) Of course later on it get a little more complicated lol.
• Malaysia
15 Jun 08
owh i was 12 when i had my first boyfriend.ahaha.that's really sweet as he always do something to make me happy like bought me chocs and sweets.puppy love :D
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
15 Jun 08
How cute! I'll bet he gave you those cute little chocolate shaped hearts and Hershey's kisses. :)
• China
15 Jun 08
I am 25 years old and I just found my first love last year! she is my girlfriend now and she is 21 years old .You are right ,Young love is sweet but I couldn't experienced it . I love my gf and I wish we will get married one day. All shall be well,and Jack shall have Jill!Best wishes for all mylotter!
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Jack and Jill that's funny! I have a friend named Barbie. She dated a guy named Ken. Oh they were the butt of so many jokes! But they wer ecute together. Good luck with you relationship.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
15 Jun 08
I was 10 and it was all unrequited but it was beautiful too, oh what a lovely, innocent time so sweet blessed be
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Awww how cute. Well maybe if you saw him on the street today he could change his mind. That happened to me once. I liked this guy in high school and he wasn't interested. Years later, I saw him on the street and he was interested, but I wasn't. lol. :D
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
15 Jun 08
I was 3 days away from my 18th birthday when i had my first girlfriend, and it was a wish come true, because i always wanted a girlfriend before i reached the age of 18, and although it never lasted, it was a wish come true for me.
@TinaCL (429)
• United States
15 Jun 08
looks like your wish came true just in the nick of time lol!
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• Canada
14 Jun 08
I never got into any of that. I didn't have my first boyriend till I was twenty-two, and that got real serious real fast. After about two years of us being in love, we eloped.
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@TinaCL (429)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Wow! Well there is something to be said about waiting for the right one. Some people just jump into relationships for the sake of it. My dad was like that. He was never really interested in anyone until he met my mom.
@nomoso (652)
• India
3 Jan 09
I don't have one yet but i am looking for one. The one thing is i am too lazy and even if i like a girl and the girl responds well, even then i don't mind to carry on and have her as my girl friend. And i think i have to earn before i get a girl friend.
• United States
16 Jun 08
awwwwwwwww!thats really sweett!!!I have my first bf when I was in first year high school.I was shy before bcoz he's my first bf so I always hiding behind my classmates back,but no matter how I hide he still saw me bcoz im taller than my classmates...lol!