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Signs of Puppy Love and When Settling for Love

Updated on November 26, 2018
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Devika enjoys sharing her work with a friendly community. Writing is a big part of her life. Online work has improved her lifestyle.

Puppy love and true love

She is like a lovesick school girl, only learning recently about the admirable and caring person. The negative in this kind of love is noticed, and usually ignored. I have noticed he is blinded by her actions. He had not fully taken notice of her behavior, and only sees what he thinks is good in her. While everything else is not seen as clearly.

Puppy love is noticed when two people feel the need to know everything about each other. A couple could fall into the puppy love stage very quickly, and this happens as you grow from your teen love. Puppy love is often experienced during the school years.

This develops as a strong love but it is not a strong love. In real love, you meet your match. You tend to compromise and gradually, miss the one you want in your life. You're truly in love and you realize the actual meaning of real love.

Puppy love is far too relaxed and taken in from all sides of your life, and does not last a long period. Puppy love is like when you have a fling with someone. A one night stand you had before meeting the one you truly love. The younger generation experience puppy love often before actually finding true love. This is experienced when you begin to think maturely.

The differences are enormous about puppy love and true love.

When young you experience various types of love. You don't know the actual meaning of true love. Often puppy love is mistaken for true love by youngsters. Most of the young generation don't understand the meaning of puppy love. A type of love that is more involved with infatuation. These mixed emotions go through your mind and still you are confused about puppy love and true love.

She is slowly changing him and he has no reins to pull onto in his harmony of love for her.. A person with few choices and more undecided matters to think of in his life becomes insecure about puppy love. You settle for less than you deserve, you should not do that. There won't be any true happiness in your relationship with your foolish behaviors.. He did what he felt was right to get her to marry him and he got her pregnant to convince her to make a compromise.

  • How would you know that you have not settled for puppy love in your relationship?

You love your partner no matter what their bad habits are and you have accepted their imperfections. You are settling for your partner when you constantly tell your friends and family members about your partner.

Your views are rationalized!

Only you know what you deserve from your hard work!

You fall in love with someone and the early stages are often the best moments experienced. In time you see the real stuff. You don't see what you really need to see when you are in love. The irritable behaviors start to grow on you over the years. In this case, you have settled for what you knew is just how it is.

Every relationship has its ups and downs. Love is just part of what you do and of how you connect to another person to make your lives feel at ease. Puppy love is for youngsters and in this modern time more youngsters are realizing the differences between true love, and puppy love.

Various types of love and the differences are open to all minds. It is who you choose to love for the rest of your life, that's what matters most in relationships.

  • Have you experienced puppy love?

Love is great and always shows you new experiences, and removes barriers to meeting new people. It is easy to fall in love, but to fall out of love is a painful time for anyone with a heart. The heart tells you more than you need to know about love. Such differences remains with you through all times.

You will know once you have had this small experience. It won't last a long time and something you should not take seriously. Love comes and goes just make the most of what love you have and of how you can grow with love.

Love makes you full

Love yourself

Certain things are meant to be as you can't change what comes to you. At one time during my school days. I had a certain kind of excitement whenever I saw a specific boy. I felt my heart racing each time I saw him and felt very nervous. That is puppy love experience.

I never did get a chance to speak to this person. We eventually went our separate ways from school days. It was puppy love for me at that time, and I was happy to have had that experience. I saw see the person and had failed to speak to him and also felt awkward around this person.

She recently found the man of her dreams. They are dating for a few months and she feels they are still in the puppy love stage. Puppy love stage, is just like infatuation. They are blindfolded by infatuation.

When he always talks good about his partner that is true love. At times when he feels the need to brag about you to his friends and family that is true love, The one who sacrificed for you is the one keeper for sure.

There is no puppy love when you mean everything to him there is just true love. He wants to be with you and only you during his spare time. He appreciates you and shows you that too, it is true love.

  • Do you think you are lowering your standards when it comes to love?

Any single person can lower their standards in choosing a lifetime partner over a lifetime of loneliness. He had many women in his life, and these women were for a short period. In his mind a woman to marry and to have his child is all that mattered. Each time he met a woman they dated for a short period, and then on he went on to the next girl.

The relationships did not show any love just what he wanted from each woman, and that in his head seemed alright. He is a traditional man with no modern thoughts, only the traditional way of life is what he is familiar with. His ex had other interests, she planned to go further and study in United States of America.

He did not like the idea of her decision and ended their relationship within six months. It was not long after that break up did he meet another woman ten years younger than he is. I was quite surprised by the announcement of their engagement too soon after that break up it got me thinking of why he rushed into a marriage.

He settled for another who he knew needed the attention. She was introduced to him by his friend and very quickly they got stuck into wedding plans. He settled for her knowing his choices were falling away with other girls.

In a small community to find someone to have a lasting relationship with had left him with not much of a choice. His partner is from another city. He is thirty four and she twenty four and their relationship is quite a problematic one.

You must have at some point experienced puppy love?

Is puppy love clingy to your partner?

Puppy love is a smooth experience and you shouldn't let that fool you. You don't know when the strong emotion will come over you and that won't be puppy love.

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    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you

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      4 years ago

      laura h - Looks like a Maine Coon. These guys don't reach full size 'til their a several years old! It's not unommcon for them to weigh 20+ lbs and have size 8 feets. For the most part, if this breed was any more laid back, they'd be dead. Love shot #2 — he looks so regal looking over his kingdom with the clouds around his head!

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway thank you for sharing such thoughts

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      jtrader thank you kindly

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      Puppy love was a nice experience just as true love is, too.

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      4 years ago

      Thought provoking as always. I don't like when men or women try to use different methods of manipulation to keep a partner- as you mentioned with the man who got the woman pregnant intentionally.

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ChitrangadaSharan thank you for the vote up, I appreciate all comments from you

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Nell Rose thank you for visiting my hubs your thoughts are always helpful.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello grand old lady so kind of you to come by here thank you very much.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      There is definitely a difference between puppy love and true love.

      As time passes true love becomes more mental than physical.

      Interesting and nice analysis!

      Thanks and voted up!

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      Nell Rose 

      4 years ago from England

      Hi, I think we all had a puppy love back in school, in fact my very first record I bought was called, wait for it....puppy love! lol!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      4 years ago from Philippines

      You describe puppy love very well. Sometimes, however, though this is rare, it does happen that puppy love evolves and a couple grows together and fall into mature love that takes in the good and the bad with commitment and love and stay together for the long haul. These are exceptions, but they exist. I personally think it's better, as you say, to try a lot of love experiences until you know what you want and you feel ready for it. But every love story is different, although the parallels are there.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Denise Handlon thank you for UP/I have a good day

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      swilliams thank you for the vote up your presence at my hubs is greatly appreciated.

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      4 years ago

      Very beautiful article and I loved the pictures which reflected the article perfectly. I will agree that love can be painful if not handled with care and wisdom. Great Article! Voted up!

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Denise Handlon thank you kindly for stopping by

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      tobusiness thank you for stopping by always a pleasure to read your comments

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MsDora you are so kind to often stop by at my hubs i appreciate your time and effort thank you

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      Denise Handlon 

      4 years ago from North Carolina

      This is an interesting topic, DDE. It is difficult to tell young teens in love for the first time that it is 'puppy love' b/c their emotions are so strongly felt. Some would compare the two between an immature love vs a mature love. Thanks for your work on this subject. UP/I

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      4 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Devika, another thought-provoking write. Puppy love or that first journey into insanity can be a very potent emotion indeed. When you're in the midst of it, you think it's a matter of life and death, only when the real thing comes along do we look back and think, What was that all about? :) Where there's real and lasting love, although you know all the imperfections you make the decision to embrace it all.

      Nice work.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Devika, I don't think I have ever read so may details about puppy love. You sure do study these things. Thank you for sharing.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi word55 ''Unfortunately, some people don't know how to love due to something, someone or experiences of their past. There should be a school or sessions for adults or people engaged on How To Love Each Other Before Marriage :-).'' So true. Your meaningful comment shows a great attitude about love. Thank you

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Ericdierker thank you

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thank you for commenting

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      4 years ago

      I really did like reading this hub. I found it to be beautiful. Overall, nice indeed.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A decade plus and a child later -- on some days I just settle for our puppy love. Happy happies!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I always enjoy your reflections, DDE. Well done as always.

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      Al Wordlaw 

      4 years ago from Chicago

      Hi DDE, love is a beautiful thing to be in. It's worth it to hold out and get to know a person before letting it go too far. We must not allow the relationship to go in the bedroom unless there's a mutual understanding and admiration of each other mentally and physically. It is as simple as that. You don't get to know each other while sleeping with each other. You should get well acquainted enough to love each other and accept sac other for who they are before hitting the sack. Many people having sex before marriage never happen because someone (male or female) is played on and the intent to get married is played down, down and out. There is a saying, "why pay for the cow when you can have the milk for free." Unless people stop allowing themselves to be fooled by the so called mate, there will continue to be pain and hurt at the break up process. Unfortunately, some people don't know how to love due to something, someone or experiences of their past. There should be a school or sessions for adults or people engaged on How To Love Each Other Before Marriage :-).


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