There’s No Love Like Puppy Love

Love and Sex

There’s No Love Like Puppy Love

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza


he first time a cute girl ever smiled at me, I found myself head-over-heels in love.

A smile is all it took. I was in school, enjoying a free period chatting with my desk partner when we made eye contact. Her first instinct was to wave and smile at me. My first instinct was to freeze while clutching at my chest so that my rapidly beating heart wouldn’t fall out. Much like any other 14-year-old, I always longed for a pretty girl to like me.