Love in Junior High

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Article by Wynter Smith, student

In the spirit of Valentine's Day last week I asked people some questions about love. As “teenagers” in junior high I thought it would be interesting to see our opinion and point of view on it. A ninth grade girl responded to my questions with, “I personally don’t believe in love at first sight just because you don't know their personality. Also the fact that you can’t fall in love with someone if you don’t know who they really are.” Another ninth grade boy said, “The traits in a perfect spouse for me would be smart, athletic, funny, hardworking, and loving.” An eighth grade boy said, “I would hate if my parents got to choose who I get to marry because my parents have a very different point of view on who I should marry.” On the other hand an eighth grade girl said, “I believe in love at first sight it's a very small chance though, but if it's the right time and the right person it’ll work out.” Additionally, a seventh grade girl mentioned that “I don’t believe in love at first sight sometimes you think you’re in love with someone then you fall in love with someone you would never expect to.” Later on, a seventh grade boy explained that “junior high kids can’t really have long and lasting relationships because at this age we are too young to understand what a relationship means but it’s possible.” It looks like most of us agree that love isn't really for junior high students and it’s not very easy.