Entertainment Love and Romance How to Be In Love: A Helpful Guide for Teens Share PINTEREST Email Print Love and Romance Teens Relationships Sexuality Divorce LGBTQ Friendship By Holly Ashworth Updated September 28, 2017 Need advice about teen love - from how to know it's real, to what to do once you've got it? You've come to the right place. Get advice for all of your questions about teen love. How to Know if You're Really in Love Westend61/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images Not sure if what you're feeling is teen love or just a crush (or an infatuation...or an obsession)? There are some clues to your feelings that can reveal the right answer. See how to discover if it's real love or not. 3 Things That Only Feel Like Love Love is a tricky emotion. Some things might feel a lot like true love, but they're much too superficial to be the real thing. Real love takes time and doesn't happen overnight. Here are 3 things that people often confuse for love. Is Love at First Sight a Real Thing? Listen to enough pop songs and watch enough romantic movies, and you're bound to start believing that love at first sight happens all the time. But does it exist in the real world, between real people? Like so much about love, the question of love at first sight can't be answered objectively. But I'll do my best to answer it here in the most helpful way. How and When to Say "I Love You" Dropping the L-bomb on someone can be a scary thing. What's the best way to say "I love you" - or is saying it even the right move for you? Get "I love you" advice for every scenario, whether it's your first time saying it or your ten millionth time. Teen Love Stories Some teen love stories are romantic, and others are lessons in what not to do when you fall in love. See how dozens of teens dealt with their first love and what they learned from it. And if you've ever fallen in love, come add your love story to the list. Are You in Love With Your Best Friend? If you've developed feelings for one of your best friends, you know how scary it can be. Should you tell your friend you're in love with them? What happens if they don't love you back - will you lose their friendship? Get the answers to these questions and more. Tips for Writing Great Love Letters Are you in the throes of teen love, and you want to express your feelings in a letter? If you want to give your boyfriend or girlfriend something they'll treasure forever, your love letter's got to come from the heart. Need help getting started? Here are some tips for writing a great love letter. How to Tell Someone You Don't Love Them Back Has your boyfriend or girlfriend told you that they love you...and the feeling isn't mutual (yet)? You're in a really awkward situation now, but there's a way to make it less awkward. Here's a guide for what to say back. Will Your Love Last? When you're in teen love, you never want the feeling to end. But of course, most love doesn't last forever. Take this quiz to see if your love will stand the test of time or if it's probably on its way out. How to Cope With Unrequited Teen Love Sometimes the person you're in love with doesn't love you back. Believe it or not, it happens to almost everybody. In any case, unrequited teen love is painful: It can even feel like torture. Find out how to make the best of it with these tips.