I just read a Wikipedia article” Puppy love”, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppy_love). I choose to read this article because I wanted to clarify what it really means when adults use the terms. It’s pretty much a straight forward article.
A sentence that stood out for me was: The lyrics relate the plight of a seventeen-year-old taunted by accusations that feelings for his/her beau are "puppy love", ending with the refrain "How can I ever tell them this is not a puppy love?" This quote really caught my attention because of how the generations have changed during the years. The songs mentioned in this article were mostly songs at least 1 or 2 decades ago. Recently “cuffing” has become the trend in 2010. And to elaborate on what i mean by cuffing, it means dating, cuddling or being in a relationship which obviously leads to strong emotion. Some people take it serious where the longer you and your partner have been seeing each other the better it is.
Also this quote and the following details that support it just prove how the media affects who and why we choose to have intimate relationships with. What I don’t understand is how things change from one extreme thing to the next in this generation. Before casual dating was the thing now everyone wants to be in a relationship. As far as I’m concerned the numbers of teen relationship has sky rocketed this year. I might be a good thing or not, but I think its way more than puppy love.