A few tips about love from kids ages 5-10.

  • What is the proper age to get married?
  • “Once I’m done with kindergarten, I’m going to find me a wife.” (Tom, 5)
  • What do most people do on a date?
  • “On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.” (Mike, 9)
  • When is it okay to kiss someone?
  • “You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, cause she’ll want to have videos of the wedding.” (Jim, 10)
  • Concerning why love happens between two particular people:
  • “No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to do with how you smell. That’s why perfume and deodorant are so popular.” (Jan, 9)
  • On what falling in love is like:
  • “Like an avalanche where you have to run for your life.” (Roger, 9)
  • “If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don’t want to do it. It takes too long.” (Leo, 7)
  • On the role of good looks in love:
  • “If you want to be loved by somebody who isn’t already in your family, it doesn’t hurt to be beautiful.” (Jeanne, 8)
  • “It isn’t always just how you look. Look at me, I’m handsome like anything and I haven’t got anybody to marry me yet.” (Gary, 7)
  • “Beauty is skin deep. But how rich you are can last a long time.” (Christine, 9)
  • Concerning why lovers often hold hands:
  • “They want to make sure their rings don’t fall off because they paid good money for them.” (Dave, 8)
  • Confidential opinions about love:
  • “I’m in favor of love as long as it doesn’t happen when ‘The Simpsons’ is on television.” (Anita, 6)
  • “Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I have been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me.” (Bobby, 8)
  • “I’m not rushing into being in love. I’m finding fourth grade hard enough.” (Regina, 10)
  • The personal qualities necessary to be a good lover:
  • “One of you should know how to write a check. Because even if you have tons of love, there is still going to be a lot of bills.” (Ava, 8)
  • Some surefire ways to make a person fall in love with you:
  • “Don’t do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get attention, but attention ain’t the same thing as love.” (Alonzo, 9)
  • “One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it’s something she likes to eat. French fries usually work for me.” (Bart, 9)
  • What most people are thinking when they say “I love you:”
  • “The person is thinking, Yeah, I really do love him. But I hope he showers at least once a day.” (Michelle,9)
  • How to make love endure:
  • “Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work.” (Tom, 7)
  • “Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash.” (Randy,8)

Written by Mike Atkinson

Written by FamilyLife Canada