February 9, 2012
Valentine’s Day is less than one week away and love is in the air. Cue images of frazzled men buying roses and heart shaped chocolates in the hopes of pleasing their partners.
Marilyn Montgomery and Gwendolyn Sorell, researchers at Texas Tech University, asked high school students about their experiences with love. In every grade, more boys than girls said they had been in love at least once. The boys also reported falling in love for the first time at a younger age than the girls, and were more likely to say they were in love with someone they were dating.