The girl (13 years old) was at a summer camp when she met a 17-year-old (male) counselor. He was tall, blond, blue-eyed and looked like a character from a magazine. And she knew he was too old for her, but for her it was love at first sight.
The boy led one of the special programs at the camp and, along with nine other children, went on a five-day canoe trip. On the way, she almost drowned when her canoe bogged down in the rapids, but he managed to help her to the shore and calm her down. Show an exponential increase in love.
In fact, she was so in love with him that when the camp was over, she got his address and wrote letters to him for a whole year (yes, that was a long time ago). The next summer came and they met again at the camp. When the summer ended, the letters began again, and in the same year he replied. And then they were friends.
He attended college across the country. She graduated from high school. All this time they wrote to each other. He had girls, she dated other guys. But they have always been only friends, despite her ongoing and unrequited love.
Finally, almost ten years after they first met, they went on a camp reunion together. That night, she mentioned to one of his friends that she had always been in love with him, but he only saw her as a little sister. The friend burst out laughing and told her that she was crazy, that the boy had always liked her.
At the end of the night, when the guy and the girl were sitting in his car near her university residence, he looked at her, she looked at him, and suddenly they kissed. When they finally parted, she said, “Why are you taking so long? (and yes, she knows how silly that sounds, but she is quite a dramatic person).
After that night, they started dating. Four months later they began to live together. Six months later, he proposed. And a year later they got married.
Twenty-five years and two kids later, I love him more today than I did that first day at camp.
My grandparents started dating as teenagers after my grandma pushed grandpa into the deep end of the pool not knowing he couldn’t swim.
My grandma’s older brother pulled my grandpa out of the pool, and when my grandpa angrily asked who pushed him, my grandma smiled and waved. He said he was amazed from that moment on.
They dated until he had to serve several years of national service, but wrote to each other every week. He turned down the opportunity to become a fighter pilot so he could come home and marry my grandmother.
They recently celebrated 70 years of marriage and are still in love.