My dear Southernbabe..at 18 ..Spring is a season for young love...go out there..hang out at all the young swinging places..colleges..join all sorts of activity clubs..
just make friends..and love will follow after..oh..to be young and innocent..it will happen..just enjoy being a girl and being footloose and fancy free..love can't be rushed..
How very true and profound..as Shakespeare's famous quote:
'To have loved and lost is better than never knowing love at all'.
and I would add that one has not lived life fully if one has not loved...
don't know if one could ever understand love but we could sure learn a lot from loving and being loved..