My first serious boyfriend and I start dating at 16 after being friends for 3 years. We went to the same school but it was a large school of 350 students in our grade and we were involved in different activities. When he asked me out on a date I was very hesitant. I knew I was attracted to him and I knew even at that young of an age( I’m 26 now) that once you cross that line into romantic love there is just no going back to friendship love. Well, I ended up agreeing to go out with him. We both fell hard fast and it got heavy fast. We experienced everything together emotionally & physically. I come from a poorer background and his family was extremely well off. We had been dating a little over a year and a half and I could tell his family was really getting tired of me being over at their house constantly and plus Blake was very hands on and not even slightly trying to hide it ( we were young!!) On top of his parents being well to do they were also deeply religious and didn’t care for my inappropriate jokes and being so mute towards religion. It just kept getting harder and harder senior year. He was prepping for an ivy league school and I was planning on going local community so I could do theater for a year. He was more & more distant due to his studying and one day he took me home and parked at the end of my driveway and proceeded to tell me while about to break down in tears, that he didn’t have time for a girlfriend and we were headed separate ways etc etc
He did this while sitting in his truck and not even looking me directly in the face the entire time which leads me to believe that was his parents doing not his own. I told him I was in love with him, I begged and pleaded for him to stay & he never looked at me and said softly I need to go At this point there were only 7 weeks left of school in which him and I didn’t speak one word to one another. When we graduated he hugged me kissed me on cheek while his mother grimaced in agony and told me that he loved me and always would and wished me luck. It stung. I recently saw him about 3 years ago. He’s married with two kids and has a great job. It sucks though because I’ve never loved anyone as much as I loved him & I never will .