What does it mean when teenagers say "i 愛 you" to eachother, または when they tell their フレンズ that they're so in 愛 with so-and-so? It's not true, forever and always love, not yet, but teenage 愛 does exist. What is it, exactly, though?
Teenage 愛 is falling in 愛 at a young age, possibly for the first time but not the last.
Teenage 愛 is thinking about someone and no one else in your spare time, and fantasizing about what "should have been".
Teenage 愛 is sometimes saying "i 愛 you" not because あなた mean it, but because あなた know its what あなた should say.
This isn't an attempt to pass this 記事 off as my own. I read it and I thought maybe others would appreciate it as well.
By Jessica Leigh Griffith
This is my tribute to the nice girls. To the nice girls who are overlooked, who become フレンズ and nothing more, who spend hours fixating upon their looks and their personalities and their actions because it must be they that are doing something wrong. This is for the girls who don't give it up on the first date, who don't want to play mind games, who provide a comforting hug and a supportive audience for a story they've heard a thousand times....