I assume this question is my first love ASIDE from horses and dogs. And it would have to be requited love I guess. I mean who could remember all of those original unrequited ones (aside for David S who I adored from afar from age 11 until ... now most likely). And all those famous people. Singers, actors and sportsmen - Paul Young, Billy Idol, Bo Duke, BJ McKay, John Kirwin, Danny Morrison, Carlos Spencer, Bruce Grant (who died on K2 about 6 months before I made it to his hometown of Queenstown to
So my first REQUITED love story is not a great one. His name was Kyle and he was a part of our 'group' when we were all 17 going on 18. A group of around 6 or 7 girls and 3 boys. Kyle had already dated one of the girls, then was going out with another one (my best friend I am ashamed to say), and then it was my turn. Oh the teenage angst! The weirdness. The shame I felt for 'taking him' from her over-ridden by my LOVE for him. The fact that I was just one of a stream from the same group. And then, after me, he went out with ANOTHER girl from the group ... DOH!
The relationship lasted almost 18 months. I ended it as I discovered there were other guys out there. After I ended it I learned that he had cheated on me towards the end as he thought I was cheating on him. I had a spaz out at THAT wee fact. But it was mostly good. I really can't remember a heck of a lot about it (20 years ago), just drinking and watching videos in our wee group.
These days I am still pretty much best friends with my old best friend. I am still in contact with this man. He is married to a wonderful lady and they have 2 children and live in Australia. And I am still in occasional contact with the girl he moved onto after me ... lol
I am fairly pleased to say that out of all the relationships I have had, none have ever ended so badly that, after some adjustment time, I can not be friends with any of them. And I think that that is pretty awesome!