STAGE OF LIFE       Share Your Story       Coupons       Education Resources
Sign Up Now!

Teenagers in love: Only time can tell

Joined: 9/6/2013
Posts: 4
I never thought that it could happen to me, not in my wildest dreams. Not now, at least. But, it did. It was just a small, innocuous question, “Are you okay, dear?”

It was probably because of the care and concern reflected in his voice, but I fell head over heels, swirling beautifully, colourfully into love.

He was one of my very good friends, but I had never thought of him as anything but a friend, till now.

Now, I listened to a number of cheesy, romantic Bollywood songs, all of which brought him to my mind, and put a goofy smile on my face. It is not like I am totally lost, because I still scorn those who declare that they found their soulmate at the age of thirteen or even less. Age does not matter for true love, but rarely do you find true love in your teens.

I did not tell anyone, including him, about my feelings for him. Not even that one day, when we were walking around the neighbourhood park and he turned all emotional on me. He declared his undying love for me and asked me to be his girlfriend. Yet, I refused, although I felt that my heart might burst. They say that love is blind, but I chose to be practical.

I belong to a slightly conservative family from India. It is not that they are opposed to love or anything, but they believe that everything has a time. Love, dating and marriage was supposed to come only after college and getting a good job. My family will never accept me having a boyfriend while I was still in school, how much ever likeable the said boyfriend might be.

And my crush was rather likeable from my parents’ point of view as well. He was the epitome of politeness, was kind and friendly, had a great sense of humour and most of all, was extremely intelligent and a South Indian too. The last two traits being particularly valuable in a South Indian family like mine.

In fact, my parents adore him, but only as my friend, not boyfriend. I did not need more problems, and that was why I made my decision, even if I felt like crying.

My heart told me that I loved him, but my brain told me that the time wasn’t right. If it was true love, he might wait for me and vice-versa. But, if it wasn’t meant to be, we might move on and remain friends. Only time can tell.
Rate this:
Comment by thiegsr

Joined: 11/6/2008
Posts: 702
On behalf of the entire editorial board, I would like to congratulate you for your April Teenagers In Love essay being chosen as 1 of the essays in the running for 1st place in this month’s writing competition. Be proud of your accomplishment; we selected your essay as a finalist out of 100s that were submitted this month.

We are in the process of selecting our top three winners, and naming the 1st place winner from the narrowed field.

We will post all winning essay results by May 20th. You can check this page for the results after May 20th:

Thanks for adding your voice to our mission “Changing the World . . . One Story at a Time” and feel free to share your accomplishment.

Rebecca Thiegs Co-Founder and Education Consultant
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 4:41:38 PM
Rate this:
Comment by thiegsr

Joined: 11/6/2008
Posts: 702
On behalf of the entire editorial board, I would like to congratulate you for your April Teenager in Love essay being selected as our first place teen winner.

We will be contacting you via your registration email to give you details about your prizes.

Thanks for adding your voice to our mission “Changing the World . . . One Story at a Time” and feel free to share your accomplishment with the world.

Rebecca Thiegs Co-Founder and Education Consultant
Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:33:51 PM
Rate this:

About StageofLife.comAbout Us: is a free blogging and writing community for high school students that allows teens the opportunity to share their personal stories and essays in an online life journal via their free Stage of Life account.  Check out our national Teen Trend Reports, and make sure to explore the writing contests for high school students, inspirational videos for teens, statistics about students, quotes about high school, and other resources about High School here on  Register to start your free writing profile, share an essay about your life, and help us change the world, one story at a time.  If you are a teacher - review our Language Arts Teaching Resources.

Writing Contest Archive - Students

Writing Contests and Teen Trend Reports Student Writing Contests

Below you will find all of the monthly writing contests and teen trend reports from the last five years hosted by  Our dedication to digital literacy efforts have reached over 1,000,000 students and teachers in the last half decade, received mention on, and features in the news.  Feel free to click through and read the top essay submissions from any given month. is honored to be one of the most-visited writing contests for students in the world.  We love working with you as we celebrate the journey as life-long readers and writers...

2016 Writing Contests

Writing Contest for High School Students

2015 Writing Contests

2014 Writing Contests

 2013 Writing Contests

2012 Writing Contests

2011 Writing Contests

 2010 Writing Contests

Stage of Life Mission Statement

Find Us on Facebook      Follow Us on Twitter     Read our Founder's Blog was launched in 2009 as the premier destination for people of all ages to find information, coupons, and stories about one of ten key stage of life transitions:  high school, college, on my own, wedding, married without children, having a baby, home ownership, parenting, grand parenting, and empty nest/retirement.  Nearly 1 million visitors come to the site each year to find information about their stage of life.  Stage of Life users (teens, college students, Millennials, Gen Y, Gen X, and Baby Boomers) can also share and archive their life stories via their Stage of Life profile page.  Specialized content includes statistics, quotes, videos, financial tips, coupons, news, writing contests, and more tailored to each of the 10 life stages featured.  My Life Rewards® is the free discount program for all Stage of Life users, readers and writers dedicated to providing printable coupons and coupon codes tailored towards each stage of life.

Terms of Service and Privacy