Not So Complicated: Kids on Love

littlekidloveKeep it simple today and take some love lessons from little tots.

The original source of this list is unknown so technically it could be doctored by an adult, but it’s been traced to Vancouver and everyone knows that Canada is the most honest country in the world.

On relationships:

“My mother says to look for a man who is kind….That’s what I’ll do….I’ll find somebody who’s kinda tall and handsome.”

–Carolyn, 8

“On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.”

–Martin, 10

“It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys.  Boys need somebody to clean up after them!”

–Anita, 9

On why love happens:

“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.”

–Mae, age 9

“I think you’re supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn’t supposed to be so painful.”

–Manuel, age 8

On falling in love:

“Like an avalanche where you have to run for your life.”

— John, age 9

On beauty’s role in love:

“If you want to be loved by somebody who isn’t already in your family, it doesn’t hurt to be beautiful.”

— Anita C., age 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.”

–Brian, age 7

“Beauty is skin deep.  But how rich you are can last a long time.”

–Christine, age 9

How to get someone to fall in love with you:

“Tell them that you own a whole bunch of candy stores.”

–Del, age 6

“Yell out that you love them at the top of your lungs … and don’t worry if their parents are right there.”

— Manuel, age 8

“Don’t do things like have smelly, green sneakers.  You might get attention, but attention ain’t the same thing as love.”

–Alonzo, age 9

“One way is to take the girl out to eat.  Make sure it’s something she likes to eat. French fries usually works for me.”

–Bart, age 9

General opinions about love:

“I’m in favor of love as long as it doesn’t happen when ‘Dinosaurs’ is on television.”

— Jill, age 6

“Love is foolish … but I still might try it sometime.”

–Floyd, age 9

“Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it.  I been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me.”

–Dave, age 8

See, maybe love’s not so complicated after all.


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