Tell us about the first time you fell in love...

  • MikeW

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    Oct 30, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    For me it was 5th grade. Age 11. I was on a boy scout overnight camping event. Most of the guys in my troop were kids I grew up and went to school with. I already had a crush on this one boy my age and had for a long time. We were friends but not 'best friends' as we didn't live in the same town, but we had been in the same class at school since first grade.

    In this particular event, he and I had gone for a hike and were away from the rest of the guys. We were out in the country on a warm early evening. The sun was starting to go down and the colors were all bright and wonderful. We were walking across a field and my friend said, "Isn't this beautiful?! When I grow up, I want to own land just like this!"

    It was like a lightening bolt. I was struck dumb. I didn't know what to say. It was the first time I'd ever heard another boy express a sense of wonder or beauty. At that moment my heart burst open and I knew I was in way over my head. I didn't know what to do or say other than something totally kid like and stupid, "Yeah. Me too!"

    Not long after this, my parents and I moved and I was then attending a different school so saw him very infrequently. However, freshman year of high school we moved back and in a rather awkward moment the boy actually made a pass at me. This was in the gym changing room. I went rigid with fear and my reaction freaked HIM out and he ran away. We were way too young and inexperienced to have the conversation necessary to sort out that awkward moment. So, nothing ever came of it. The next fall my parents and I moved out of state and I basically never saw him again. I never stopped loving him and crushing on him hard right on through high school and into college, though.

    So, what's your story? Have you ever fallen in love? What was the first time like? How did it end up?
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    Oct 31, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    Actually, yesterday. This guy offered me one of his chocolate chip cookies. Instant love. He can feed me.
  • Medjai

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    Oct 31, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    What if I am currently falling in love for the first time?
  • MikeW

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    Oct 31, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    Lash saidActually, yesterday. This guy offered me one of his chocolate chip cookies. Instant love. He can feed me.

    Cookies! YUM! icon_razz.gif

    Medjai saidWhat if I am currently falling in love for the first time?

    Indeed. What if?

    What's it feel like? Is it a flash of instant recognition or a slow awakening? Does it taste like a a fine, aged wine, a Margareta or perhaps sarsaparilla with a dash of cinnamon. Or cayenne? Or, perhaps it is like that feeling you get when the elevator drops beneath you. Scary but exhilarating. Do you want to shout it from the roof-tops or keep it played closely to your vest?
  • Medjai

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    Oct 31, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    Lash saidActually, yesterday. This guy offered me one of his chocolate chip cookies. Instant love. He can feed me.

    Cookies! YUM! icon_razz.gif

    Medjai saidWhat if I am currently falling in love for the first time?

    Indeed. What if?

    What's it feel like? Is it a flash of instant recognition or a slow awakening? Does it taste like a a fine, aged wine, a Margareta or perhaps sarsaparilla with a dash of cinnamon. Or cayenne? Or, perhaps it is like that feeling you get when the elevator drops beneath you. Scary but exhilarating. Do you want to shout it from the roof-tops or keep it played closely to your vest?


    All of the above? icon_redface.gif
  • MikeW

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    Oct 31, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Medjai said
    All of the above? icon_redface.gif


    Yep. Sounds like love alright! ;)

  • rudolphe

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    Oct 31, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    Oh dear, I know I can remember the first time I fell in love rather vividly lol.


    It was five years ago in some shitty mall in Missouri when it happened. I had broken off from a group of my friends who wanted to go eat to take a quick look inside the macys to see if there was anything there that suited my fancy. I circled around the different departments twice each time not seeing anything that matched my tastes and had just been getting ready to head out when I saw him.

    He was over in the corner of the store by mens wear and he was DREAMY. He was italian believe it or not, but with an aged appearance that made him stand out even more to me and embarrassingly enough he caught me looking. Now normally Im a pretty shy guy and in another time or place would have just attempted to slink out of the store, but this time was different. i think it was a mixture of the pretzel I had eaten combined with the fact that he met my gaze with no look of contempt or confusion.

    Taking a quick couple of breaths for courage I walked over to him. It was a bit awkward at first, but at the time we had been complete strangers so it was understanble. Even so however it was funny how fast we warmed up to one another. A few deft movements and some witty banter and it was all over

    15 minutes later I bought that leather jacket and its been my favorite fashion accessory since.
  • MikeW

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    Oct 31, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
    rudolphe saidOh dear, I know I can remember the first time I fell in love rather vividly lol.
    /snip/


    We never know when its going to hit us, do we? How old were you?
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    Oct 31, 2012 9:38 PM GMT
    I was 8 yrs old and he was 11. His name was Ryan and was a kid that my mother would babysit for while his mom would be working late. He had dreamy blue eyes and curly black hair.

    I knew from that moment on that I liked men. I even kissed him on more than one occasion and assuming that he didn't stop me from doing it. He liked it lol
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    Oct 31, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    I was 18 he was 25.
    I had a fake ID and had been going out to the bars and clubs in Vegas for over a year and had still never had sex or even kissed anyone.
    (I was under the *fierce* protection of drag queens and lipstick lesbians)
    We met on the dance floor, he kept trying to engage me and I kept ignoring him because I didn't know what to do.
    He walked me (and my keepers) to my car and asked for a kiss, I told him he could kiss my cheek.
    We met out a few more times, in full view of "my ladeez".
    And he said he wanted to be my first kiss and asked me to come over to his place the next night, at dusk, just to kiss.
    I had never been to his place, I drove there and he had the drive and walkway lined with candles. His place had really beautiful landscaping with palms and ferns that created an archway over the walkway the front door was open and it felt like walking into a cave, the candles at dusk were amazing... in hindsight it kinda felt like an opium den, Hahahaha!!
    There was a pathway lined with tea cup candles that lead to the living room where he had a mound of throw pillows next to a plate of strawberries... Everything but the Girl, Worldwide was playing.
    ...I was so fucking happy and so flattered... I was so lucky.
    He was nowhere to be seen but I plopped myself down on the pillows and he eventually entered with a couple glasses of champagne to toast my first kiss.
    He sat next to me, we toasted and he cupped my jaw in his hand, kissed me with soft care, it was almost familial, but then it progressed into the most amazing kiss I've ever had... to this day.
    It went from sweet and loving to passionate and hungry without being sleazy or sloppy.
    When I opened my eyes, he was smiling so sweetly, the world looked so very different and I was hopelessly In Love.
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    Oct 31, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    A girl I was with in school with. We were 13. I never loved someone that much. She was so sweet and beautiful Eventually she became a nun. And I became gay. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 31, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    Isugemi saidA girl I was with in school with. We were 13. I never loved someone that much. She was so sweet and beautiful Eventually she became a nun. And I became gay. icon_smile.gif


    hahahaha, sorry. I can just imagine someone saying this and I would burst out laughing. Idk why
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    Oct 31, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    Fallen in love truly as in no matter what the person does you are still in love them like you were the first time you knew you were in love? Then I have to say twice in my life... 1st time with my ex gf of 5yrs and a 2nd time with my besty (a guy) ;)
  • chris_hasting...

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    Oct 31, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    Have yet to fall in love... kinda think its impossible, all my exes said I was an emotional robot. :/
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    Oct 31, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    I saw him from my balcony. Belt unbuckled, I bolted across the stairway, dubious my feet touching the steps. Shooting past the building gate, lorn I may have missed him, my eyes suddenly met his. His electric green eyes lit up the dim street. His Napoleon height made them look up to me as if redeeming his until-then absence from my life. I waited under his window in the rain. I wrote him a hundred dawn-soaked letters. My love was the feather, my soul the ink. It took him 5 years to tell my love it was unrequited.
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    Oct 31, 2012 10:52 PM GMT
    Sounds like a lot of falling in lust in this thread, or I'm just a lust slut.

    First lust: 4th grade, blond; lived up the block. If we hadn't moved, sure it would have become love.

    First time I really felt life altering, knee buckling, stomach vomiting, love was at a late age.
    Of course; he was hot as fuck (Abercrombie, fitness model hot) and, of course, he had no clue he was that hot, hiding behind his birth control glasses.
    He was way to young for me and one of my employees, it started off a love hate, football relationship, his Brett Favre...mine Elway.
    The crush became overwhelming after I'd made the mistake: inviting him out for a day on the lake. His age became less of an issue, and I started taking his need for mentor-ship as something else...shit.

    Long story shorter: I pushed away, even moved him to a different location, making sure I wouldn't see him, avoiding him as much as possible till the week he was to leave for college.
    He'd made several attempts to see me, saying he had something he wanted to tell me.
    When he showed up, I sucked it up and went to one of my bars to meet him and get it over with.
    Caring the Favre jersey I'd bought on line weeks ago, I slipped in the back of the bar and watched him shoot pool from the bar back room.
    My chest crushed in on me and I couldn't breath, when he smiled (a smile that could motivate me to murder for him) at one of my wait staff.
    Setting on an empty keg, convinced I was having a heart attack, pulling a trash can over, when my stomach threatened to empty,
    I had no choice but to leave. I set in my car, till I could breath again...
    I still have the Jersey.
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    Oct 31, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    My bestfriend.
    I've known him since the second grade, he actually bullied me a lot during primary school. Then we became good friends in middle school, then best friends in high school.
    The day I told him I was bisexual & that I was in love with him...
    He was fine with it. Which was a relief. You have no idea. He was the first person I told. He didn't judge me and told me that he belived "Everyone has the ability to attract anyone." but...he's straight and he told me I have to face the fact that we'll never ever be together and he'll always be my bestfriends, and nothing more. Full stop.
    First heart break too.
    But yeah.
    You can never forget your first love...
    I'll never will.
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    Oct 31, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
    pH7teddy saidI saw him from my balcony. Belt unbuckled, I bolted across the stairway, dubious my feet touching the steps. Shooting past the building gate, lorn I may have missed him, my eyes suddenly met his. His electric green eyes lit up the dim street. His Napoleon height made them look up to me as if redeeming his until-then absence from my life. I waited under his window in the rain. I wrote him a hundred dawn-soaked letters. My love was the feather, my soul the ink. It took him 5 years to tell my love it was unrequited.

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    Oct 31, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
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    pH7teddy saidI saw him from my balcony. Belt unbuckled, I bolted across the stairway, dubious my feet touching the steps. Shooting past the building gate, lorn I may have missed him, my eyes suddenly met his. His electric green eyes lit up the dim street. His Napoleon height made them look up to me as if redeeming his until-then absence from my life. I waited under his window in the rain. I wrote him a hundred dawn-soaked letters. My love was the feather, my soul the ink. It took him 5 years to tell my love it was unrequited.

    Do you write Mad Libs stories for a living?

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    Oct 31, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    I had puppy-love crushes on lots of guys growing up: my summer camp counselors, some of my class mates, a fellow motorcyclist when I got my license, etc. But I never thought of it as love, because men don't love men, only women, or so I was taught to believe, you just have buddy relationships. Problem was, females didn't interest me at all, so that left me without any love options.

    When I finally came out very late I experienced what love was with my first partner at 53. I absolutely adored him, couldn't stand to be without him. Suddenly all that goofy movie romance made sense to me, it became believable. I found myself rushing to come home when I was gone during the day, singing out "Hello, my love!" as I opened the door.

    A silly thing, but I had never done anything like that before in my life. Nor falling asleep in his arms every night, or just holding hands on the sofa watching TV, or while driving the car. Again, ordinary & basic for some, but a night & day difference for me, compared to the unemotional loner I had always been.

    And it told me 2 things: that this guy was more right for me than anyone had ever been before in my life. And that gay love was more right for me than any imitation of love I had forced upon myself with women in the past. I suppose you always have a better appetite when you're eating the things that taste best to you. (Is there a pun in there?)
  • Vaughn

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    Oct 31, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    Well way back when I walked into Chipotle in West Valley/Woodland Hills. What can I say, I like my burritos huge. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 31, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    I came, I saw... I was conquered. icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 31, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    Isugemi saidA girl I was with in school with. We were 13. I never loved someone that much. She was so sweet and beautiful Eventually she became a nun. And I became gay. icon_smile.gif


    Well that escalated quickly.
  • MikeW

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    Oct 31, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI had puppy-love crushes on lots of guys growing up: my summer camp counselors, some of my class mates, a fellow motorcyclist when I got my license, etc. But I never thought of it as love, because men don't love men, only women, or so I was taught to believe, you just have buddy relationships. Problem was, females didn't interest me at all, so that left me without any love options.

    When I finally came out very late I experienced what love was with my first partner at 53. I absolutely adored him, couldn't stand to be without him. Suddenly all that goofy movie romance made sense to me, it became believable. I found myself rushing to come home when I was gone during the day, singing out "Hello, my love!" as I opened the door.

    A silly thing, but I had never done anything like that before in my life. Nor falling asleep in his arms every night, or just holding hands on the sofa watching TV, or while driving the car. Again, ordinary & basic for some, but a night & day difference for me, compared to the unemotional loner I had always been.

    And it told me 2 things: that this guy was more right for me than anyone had ever been before in my life. And that gay love was more right for me than any imitation of love I had forced upon myself with women in the past. I suppose you always have a better appetite when you're eating the things that taste best to you. (Is there a pun in there?)


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  • MikeW

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    Oct 31, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    nik1993 saidMy bestfriend.
    I've known him since the second grade, he actually bullied me a lot during primary school. Then we became good friends in middle school, then best friends in high school.
    The day I told him I was bisexual & that I was in love with him...
    He was fine with it. Which was a relief. You have no idea. He was the first person I told. He didn't judge me and told me that he belived "Everyone has the ability to attract anyone." but...he's straight and he told me I have to face the fact that we'll never ever be together and he'll always be my bestfriends, and nothing more. Full stop.
    First heart break too.
    But yeah.
    You can never forget your first love...
    I'll never will.

    So true. And you are very fortunate. Not all 'best friend' crush/loves end up so well. But it has to be great to know you have a friend who accepts you for who you are.