Keeping a Teenage Love Alive

Visitor's Question from a 13-15 year old Male
im a 16 year old guy, and well, ive been up and down on your site, and found that most advices about keeping the love alive is mostly based on married couples. me and my g/f dont live together yet, but i would really love to get some advise on how to keep a relationship alive, cuz right now my love life is dropping, like a dead rose, when it is not watered! is there anything i can do to make her feel good about the relationship? My g/f is a perky girl, shes also picky. i cant get her anything big, because, shes too embarrased to carry around school. Advice
Actually most tips on the site should work well for not-living-together couples as well as living-together ones, you just have to adjust them for the situation. Keeping a relationship alive is all about reminding each other that you're there and care for each other. It is NOT about buying things! Money can't buy you love :)

So do things to remind her you're there and thinking of her. Drop notes in her locker. Write her little poems - Haiku are great because they're easy. They're just 5-7-5 syllable combinations like

Every morning you
brighten my day, and I can't
stop thinking of you

So make up some "special traditions" that you two share, like a haiku a day, or drawing flowers to sign your notes, or sending her email messages a certain way. Ask her what her favorite clothing item of yours is and then wear it occasionally pointing out you wore it for her. Find a song that is "your song" and play it on the CD player when you're together. Find a restaurant that is "your restaurant" with your special dessert and share it when you go there.

Anything you can do to create things that are special for you two are great. All of those shared memories you build are important. Those little touches each day to say "I'm thinking of you" keep the relationship going. Show interest in her world, learn more about her hobbies, learn how to do them yourself! The more you grown and learn together, the less likely you'll grow apart.

-- from Jenn
One of Your Friendly Advisors at

Visitor Submitted Responses
Our RomanceClass visitors have chimed in with thoughts on this question and answer. Click on a link below to read what their solutions are!

Little things

Add RomanceClass  to Twitter Add RomanceClass  to Facebook Add RomanceClass  to MySpace Add RomanceClass  to Digg RomanceClass+ Add RomanceClass  to Yahoo My Web Add RomanceClass  to Google Bookmarks Add RomanceClass  to Stumbleupon Add RomanceClass  to Reddit

Speak Your Mind - Share your Thoughts on this Question!

All Advice in the category - General Dating

Browse our Answer Database
- Browse Answers by Question Category
- Browse Answers by Age Group
- Browse Answers by Date of Response

Please read through the advice on this site before you Submit your Own Question! We have thousands of pages of valuable advice that can immediately help you with your situation.