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    when do girls and boys start liking each other?
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    I am thinking of writing a short script for that coming of age time when girls and boys stop hating each other and start feeling some sort of attraction; not a sexual story, just something with changes in dialogue, subtle behavior. Obviously at puberty, but does some sort of pre-puberty attraction start at an earlier age, a non-sexual attraction? For the life of me I don't know how early that starts. Googled and can't find anything on this. Anybody?

    EDIT: Just found this website, somewhat helpful
    http://www.teenagerstoday.com/articl...-of-boys-5506/
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    I guess it depends on whether you want it to be mutual or one sided. Girls often start chasing boys much sooner. I've seen it kindergarten with my kids. 11 or twelve would probably be about normal for the early school yard couples that don't actually date or anything.


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    From personal experience…I’d say around 11 or 12 years old. Even then they have a funny way of showing how they like each other. In my case it was being mean to each other…seriously. I think it’s because at that age you just don’t know what to say and we all had issues with boundaries. This is the age I think when kids start getting embarrassed about the simple things in life but don’t quite know how to express themselves…so they resort back to what I call “infantile” behavior”....lol.


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    Sometimes never.

    Don't read into that too much.

    A better question would be: "When do women start liking each other?"
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    I think that the film "high fidelity" got it right.
    "One moment they weren't there, not it any form that interested us, then the next you couldn't miss them. They were everywhere, and they'd grown breasts, and we wanted... actually we didn't even know what we wanted. But it was something interesting, disturbing even."


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    Pre-puberty attaction happens as well, but everyone is very different in that regard. It would help if you better defined what level of attraction you're looking for with your characters. But as a general sense, the relationship type stuff can start around 12, but doesn't get serious until 16ish. As a vague average with absolutely no evidence to back it up except my even more vague memory that seems to be missing large sections.


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    Stan Marsh starting dating Wendy Testeburger at 8.


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    elementary age, around 1st/2nd grade
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    For me it was 4th grade. None of my other friends liked girls yet, but I did. I felt sort of like a pioneer, a visionary, for a year or two there. But by 6th grade I was no longer the Jedi knight of romance. (Almost) everybody liked 'em then...

    On the other hand, I remember being 'liked' by girls much earlier - like Charli said, maybe second grade or so. Girls are much more mature than boys...
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    I'd say 4th-5th grade.

    Ted, if by "mature" you mean "thinking more like a mature adult," I don't think that's true at all. I just think boys and girls have radically different forms of preferred silliness.
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