There is no specific reason why first love is so powerful, because it’s an accumulation of small details that make it momentous. It’s filled with intense and passionate emotions that you think will last forever, which may be the reason why everyone says first love is hard to forget. However, it makes perfect sense because it’s the first time you truly love and feel loved by a person outside your family. Even when that relationship is over, it remains as a big part of who you are. So in case you were wondering, here are a number of reasons why first love is so powerful.
1. Experience Feelings for the First Time
The second you fall in love for the first time, you suddenly realize the difference between loving someone and liking someone. You notice that having a crush on someone is nothing compared to loving a person unconditionally. Getting a sudden surge of emotions that you may have never felt before and being introduced to those feelings for the first time is why first love is so powerful.
2. Memories Will Last Forever
It’s interesting how even years after falling in love and moving on to other people, you never truly forget the first person you fell in love with and the memories you've shared. You might not think about them on a daily basis, but they pop into your head every once in a while. Nobody can blame you for that because at some point in your life, those memories made you extremely happy.
3. There is Nothing like First Love
Although the love of your life can’t really compare to your first love, first love always has a special place in your heart. There is something about that bond that you make with the first person you love that can’t be compared to anything else. Not only that, but first love is filled with firsts: first ‘I love you,’ first heartbreak, etc.
4. It Sets the Criterion
Some often use their first love as a standard for their future relationships because that was all they knew back then. For example, if their first love was exciting and passionate, other relationships might seem dull in comparison. And when other relationships don’t meet their standards, first love becomes ever more valuable and memorable.
5. You Will Always Be Interested about Him
Once your first love pops back into your mind, you always wonder how he is doing now and where life has taken him. You become so curious that you might check up on him using social media or casually ask an old friend who is still in touch with him. It’s completely normal to still be interested in him years later, as long as you are not overly curious.
6. First Break up
With first love, there is always first heartbreak because for most of us, first loves don't last. You might not be the same people you used to be when you got together and go separate ways, but that first heartbreak will take a toll on you. Just like all the happy memories you've shared together, your first heartbreak registers in your brain and adds on to the importance of that relationship.
7. First Love Never Dies
No matter how much time passes, you will always care about the person you first fell in love with to some degree. You might not feel those same butterflies in your stomach, but there will be something deep down in your heart for that person. You can’t really describe it, because it’s not love anymore but it’s not indifference either!
Memories of our first love are just reminders of young love that we have once experienced. So let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember the first time we fell in love! How would you describe your first love? Share in the comments!