Does The Meaning Of Love Change As We Grow Older?


At every age, love means a different thing to everyone.

Before 1, love probably meant getting fed, cleaned, cuddled and carried…
At 5, maybe getting hugged by a crush on the playground
At 15, it was most like feeling butterflies every time a love interest smiled back

And that’s the thing about love; it grows, it changes, it gets more meaningful and selfless, till you’re consumed by it and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

We shared videos of children explaining love here. You should check it out! But here, we also found random sayings on what love meant to 13 children across different ages and it is beautiful! See excerpts below and then watch the awesome video after 🙂

What is Love?

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” – 4 year old

“I know my mom and dad love me because they give me food and let me play games and give me a hug when I’m sad. So I love them too.” – 5 year old

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” – 7 year old

“When my brother goes to a sleep over and I cry because I miss him.” – 6 year old

“Love means family and being grateful for what they do for you” – 14 year old

“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.” – 6 year old

“Love is sticking together no matter what! Love is unconditional!”- 13 year old

“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” – 8 year old

“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.” – 5 year old

“During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.” – 8 year old

“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day” – 4 year old

“I’m not sure because everyone who says they love each other also acts like they hate each other.” – 8 year old

“Love is a really good emotion deep down and when you know would take a bullet for them” – 15 year old

READ: [Teaching Teenagers Love & Respect in A Digital Age]

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Ultimately; Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

What is love to you?

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