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First Love

5 Things To Do When Your Daughter Is Heartbroken

Michelle Renee | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Michelle Renee

The one thing she wanted was for him to change his mind and that was the one thing I could not give her, or make him do, or fix for her.

Why Your Last Love Is More Important Than Your First Love

Ashley Massis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Ashley Massis

It was only when my second love came along that I started to realize how much better love is when you truly know yourself.

How a Young Boy Knows He's Gay

Randy Eddy-McCain | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Randy Eddy-McCain

As I reflect on that innocent horseback ride with Paul, I see it now as a time when my natural, God-given sexuality was beginning to take shape. I cherish the memory of that time with my young friend. Unfortunately I was robbed of the joy of being able to celebrate my coming of age.

How to Fall in Love in 15 Seconds

Jessica Pan | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Jessica Pan

He said that all he does is study and he did not laugh at any of my jokes. I asked him what his deal breaker was. "People who make a joke out of everything." I looked down at my own notecard, on which I had scrawled, "People who take life too seriously. And mouth breathers."

My Dream Guy Became the Best Thing I Never Had

Christina Scribner | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

I used to think that being in love meant you'd do everything possible to claim another person as your own and that seeing them with other people was supposed to make you a walking disaster.

'Fool Me Twice' - Love, Laughs and Sweet Revenge

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Have you ever fallen in love with someone that you shouldn't have? We've all been there, right? And now, thanks to Bloomsbury's new If Only line of young adult romances, you can relive that feeling just in time for the summer reading season

My First Love Story

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

When we finally kissed on the back porch where I used to eat cherry Popsicles as a kid and the leap year moon was full, I knew nothing would ever be the same again.

Why Your First Love Is So Unforgettable

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

The reason first love stories are so compelling to read is because there is something so powerful about a young love experience. Is it because it happens when our hearts are still innocent and pure -- before that first inevitable heartbreak? Or is it because once that huge flame dies out, a few warm embers remain to keep the memory aglow?

Why Spouses Should Always Attend Class Reunions

Dianne Harman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

A sense of nostalgia? A sense of what might have been? A sense of missed opportunities? No matter how wonderful and interesting our lives have been, once we get into the later years, there's something beguiling about first loves and class reunions.

Summer Love or Something Like It

Brooke Lyons | Posted 10.01.2013 | Women
Brooke Lyons

Even Grease warns us that, "It turned colder" and, well, "that's where it ends." Given our collective knowledge of how summer love pans out, why do we continue to covet and celebrate it?

Letting Go Of My First Love

| Posted 07.25.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Dorothy, PA It’s true, what you hear -- you never really let go of your fir...

Looking for David Addison

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 06.30.2013 | TV
Claudia Zelevansky

David Addison was my most serious boyfriend of the fantasy variety. I had a warm-up flirtation with a few others -- namely Remington Steel, whom my mother loved and who was exceptionally handsome. I liked Alex P. Keaton, in all his sweet contrarian nature.

Starter Marriage, The Serial: Part 1

Susan Orlins | Posted 05.28.2013 | Women
Susan Orlins

1965. One of my least evolved relationships was with Saul, my first husband. His dimpled cheeks and large, almost bulging eyes gave him a perky Jiminy Cricket look. His mother claimed his I.Q. was at the genius level. My mother thought he was nice.

My First Love Was a Sexual Predator

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Crime
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

I noticed him leaning up against the door jamb as I entered the kitchen. He was tall, wore a white t-shirt and Levis and had his left ear pierced. He told me it was his 29th birthday. After a guessing game of how old I was, I revealed that I was 13.

Social-Media (Amongst Other Things) Kills (Youth) Relationships

Daniel Fein | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Daniel Fein

The ideal model for a relationship has nearly vanished. Things seem like they're harder now than they had been in years passed.

The Crucial Lesson A Childhood Crush Taught Me About Love

Leigh Flayton | Posted 09.15.2012 | Women
Leigh Flayton

I met Gary on a sticky summer morning in 1979 when I boarded the minibus for my first day of camp. He sat alone on the Naugahyde seat, looking like a grade school Clint Eastwood.

A Very Blind Date

Randi Miller | Posted 08.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Randi Miller

A long time ago my friend from church decided to set me up with a friend of hers from college and invited me to a small gathering where we would have the opportunity to meet, but I found myself completely bored with the object of the setup and totally smitten with Dana, our hostess.

The Person Who May Threaten Your Marriage Most

Anne Vitiello | Posted 05.01.2012 | Divorce
Anne Vitiello

If I could, I would now time-travel back to my 2008 self, shake her by the shoulders until she chipped a tooth, and command her not to take one more phone call from the guy.

When Love Came for Me

Nicki Richesin | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Nicki Richesin

If I could offer words of advice to my brokenhearted, 16-year-old self, it would be just this: Trust with your whole heart and don't hold yourself back from life even if all hell breaks loose and take the flying leap, come what may.

"I Could Forgive Him, But Not Her."

Erin Mantz | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Erin Mantz

It happened 25 years ago -- so why am I still thinking abou it today? "C" just sent me a friend request on Facebook.

The Man With The Long Black Hair

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Women
Dori Hartley

As the years went by, I thought less and less about him. Until a few days ago, when he wrote me.

Young Love A Precursor To Depression?

YourTango | Jenna Birch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Researchers at the University of Maine performed a psychological study which brought to light a new first for kids in love, and it has nothing to do w...

Central Park ... A Performance in Four Seasons (Autumn)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Bow Bridge by Arienne Davey In a moment of time in a moment of space, the park is greeted fully by Diana, her silver orb shrouded in mystery. The ...

Yams vs. Sweet Potatoes

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

I fell in love on February 1, 2009. Two days later we got into our first and only fight. About root vegetables, specifically yams.