Love and romance dating
Teens all over the world notice passionate feelings of attraction.
Even in cultures where people are not allowed to act on or express these feelings, they're still there.
The crazy intensity of the passion and attraction phase fades a bit after a while.
Romantic love is when attraction and closeness are combined.
But each kind of love has its own distinctive feel.
The kind of love we feel for a parent is different from our love for a baby brother or best friend.
In our teens — especially for guys — relationships are mainly about physical attraction.
But by the time guys reach 20 or so, they rate a person's inner qualities as most important.
We've loved (and been loved by) parents, brothers, sisters, friends, even pets. It's an intense, new feeling unlike any of these other ways of loving. When people feel close to others they are happier and even healthier.