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[[caption-width-right:260:[- Awwww! And they aren't even in high school and [[NotAllowedToGrowUp probably never hit puberty]] ([[VocalEvolution except their voices getting lower]])! Aren't they cute?-] ]]

->''"We played Nintendo!\\
This was her very first date\\
I didn't wanna make it seem too fly.\\
We ate cereal!\\
She couldn't stay out at late\\
Her mother told her to be home at nine!"''
-->-- '''Another Bad Creation''', "Iesha"

Awww! Don't they make a cute couple? C'mon! You know they were totally [[RedStringOfFate made for each other]]!

What do you ''mean'' they're both only 8 years old?

Sometimes, it happens that two characters display a startling amount of chemistry, even though they're both barely old enough to be interested in dating--heck, in an opposite-sex example they might even be making an exception to [[GirlsHaveCooties "Boys/girls have cooties!"]] (Which may help explain their proneness to the CrushBlush; it's embarrassing!) It may be attempted by the authors if the show deals with characters of that age group, but still wants to add in a romantic subplot.

This trope can be TruthInTelevision as many people get their first crush sometime during elementary school.

In most cases, those relations are completely devoid of sexual stuff, and won't qualify as {{squick}} for the audience. The simpler way is to ignore it completely, but it can also be used for humor. For example, the kids are so completely in the dark about sex, that they will do something completely trivial and think that ''that'' was sex. In other cases, they may discover what is sex really about, and react with some DisgustTropes. Kissing? Who would want to taste the spit of someone else? Occasionally, they are completely aware of what sex is [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior and enjoy every second of it]].

Sometimes, a couple that's a bit older will reference this as their backstory; one partner (usually a woman) says she started chasing the other (usually a man) back when they were kids, and that "it took me X years to catch him--but it was worth it."

May be due to a RelationshipWritingFumble or the fact that MostWritersAreAdults.

A SisterTrope to ToyShip (the {{Shipping}} version), ChildhoodMarriagePromise, KidAnova. May develop into a ChildhoodFriendRomance as the characters age.

Compare PrecociousCrush (kid having affection for someone older), FatherIWantToMarryMyBrother.

Contrast DecemberDecemberRomance.

Not to be confused with PreciousPuppy.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Chris and Joy, in ''Anime/{{Superbook}}'' of all places. She even mentions that they will get married when they grow up.
* There are hints between Justin and Angie in ''Anime/FlyingHouse''.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'': Erio and Caro are set up as this, up to and including their CrashIntoHello. This would make it one of the few overt (and straight) relationships in the fandom, and yet the theme of TrueCompanions is so strong in the series they aren't even aware of being set up for a date at one point. Then again, Erio also doesn't seem to notice he's the [[TheOneGuy only boy]] either… Subsequent stories make it clear that Caro was aiming for him all along, and has been managing a 3-year plot to ''get'' him. She succeeds.
* [[GenkiGirl Bu-ling]] and [[BrattyHalfPint Taruto]] in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew''. She kisses him at the end of the manga.
* Mamoru and Hana in ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''. One episode even mentions a possible ChildhoodMarriagePromise… even though they're still ''in'' their childhood. At the end of the anime, [[spoiler:all the other little kids get Hana into full wedding regalia to give him a kiss goodbye]].
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Sakura and Syaoran. Then again, this type of pairing is child's play for Creator/{{CLAMP}} ([[PungeonMaster pun intended]]).
* ''Anime/{{Inuyasha}}'':
** Kagome's brother Souta and his girlfriend Hitomi (anime only).
** More definitely, Kohaku and Rin, [[spoiler:though the ending is ambiguous.]]
** Shippo with Satsuki, Koume, Mizuki and possibly Soten (all anime-only). Things didn't end well with Mizuki, however.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': Chibitalia and the Holy Roman Empire. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/43.gif They even kissed in canon]]. And lots of hints point at them being together ''[[NewOldFlame again]]'' as adults, LaserGuidedAmnesia [[spoiler:and [[DudeLooksLikeALady HRE apparently mistaking Chibitalia as a girl]] thanks to the maid outfit]] notwithstanding.
* ''Manga/DaaDaaDaa'' includes Momo, age 3, who has a crush on Ruu (or Luu), a ''baby''. Ruu's inability to speak in sentences makes it hard to say whether he reciprocates. Somehow, Ruu also… [[BrotherSisterIncest involved with his]] {{Not Blood Sibling|s}} in the Sequel ''Shin! Daa! Daa! Daa!'' (set after huge TimeSkip).
* Inverted in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' with [[CreepyTwins Hansel and Gretel]]. While they are two young kids in a pretty loving relationship, it is played ''purely'' for {{squick}} value.
* Kisa and Hiro in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. Hiro had even confessed his love for her to Akito. [[spoiler:Alas, Akito did not approve of the relationship… and severely injured Kisa. That was the start of Hiro's problems…]]
* Al and May in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. May is understandable since she looks to be about 8 and girls usually have crushes by that age while Al is 14. The ending seems to imply that [[spoiler:they may be together, as they're both shown in a family photograph along with Ed, Winry and their children.]]
* ''Manga/FairyTail'''s Natsu and Lisanna play family. (Though after she came back from [[spoiler:Edolas]] nothing much else has happened between them so far, and lately she seems to have gotten rather close to [[LesYay Juvia]].)
* Keitaro and [[spoiler:Naru]] started this way in ''Manga/LoveHina'' when they met and fell in love they were both '''below''' grade school age. [[spoiler:Naru however later forgot.]] Also [[spoiler:Mutsumi and Keitaro]].
* ''Anime/SonicX'' has Tails and Cosmo, an 8-year-old kit and a vaguely aged but similarly loved anthropomorphic flower. [[spoiler:[[TearJerker It ends]] [[DidNotGetTheGirl tragically]].]]
* Hayate and Athena in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' had this when they were 6. (Or at least he was. She might be ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.) When they met again 10 years later, Hayate still loved her.
* Subverted by [[spoiler:Prince Juda and Princess Alexandra]] in ''Manga/AnatoliaStory''. They meet when they're very young teenagers, but don't fall in love and marry until quite a while later.
* Esteban and Zia from ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold.''
* The five chapter manga ''Kami-sama ga Uso o Tsuku'' has two 11-year-old elementary schoolers falling for each other and [[TheRunaway running of together]].
* The main couple of ''Manga/ManOfManyFaces'' are the 9-year-old GentlemanThief Akia and the 5-year-old [[TheOjou Ojou]] Utako.
* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' being mainly set in late elementary and middle school has quite a sum of this. Riku and Maho begin dating by their second year of middle school and stay together even to the end, when they're roughly 19. Likewise Nitori begins dating Anna when she's around 11 to 12 but Anna is at least 2 years older. Saori has a huge crush on Nitori however it is very unrequited; Saori in turn has her own admirer in Fumiya but she hates him [[spoiler:until they begin dating in high school]].
* Avoided in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. One episode has Rico sparking a bond with a boy named Emilio on an assassination mission. Nothing ever becomes of it because she kills him later that day in order to LeaveNoWitnesses.
* Nate from ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' is an elementary boy who has an unrequited crush on his classmate Katie.
* Kanna and Saikawa from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', with a dash of MayflyDecemberRomance. Although, their relationship is ''far'' more [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior adult in nature]] than is the standard for elementary school kids, so it dangerously borders on SchoolgirlLesbians. Saikawa {{Squee}}s whenever Kanna does something adorable, and Kanna… well…
-->'''Kanna:''' I wanted to ████ her.
* A flashback chapter in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' reveals that Shinichi fell for Ran when they met in preschool, when he first saw her smile at him.
* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'':
** A straight example happens in the 12th novel (episode 13), when second-grader Nako says she's going to give ChocolateOfRomance to a male classmate over Valentine's.
** As for the main recurring cast (all of them being seventh graders), despite most of them still [[JustFriends cast their relationships in friendship terms]], it's the kind of friendship where GreenEyedMonster can occasionally occur. As a result, older readers tend to see a case of ReverseHarem from this tween series.
* In the ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' adaptation of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime 10-year-old Serena has a huge crush on Ash. True to his nature, Ash is [[ObliviousToLove completely unaware]] of her feelings. [[spoiler:Surprisingly for a show that normally plays NoHuggingNoKissing straight for the main characters, she ends up kissing him in the final episode.]]
* There's quite a bit of romantic tension in ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', despite most Pokedex Holders being under 14 (at first, at least, since the series averts ComicBookTime):
** Misty has an unrequited crush on Red. They first met when they were both 10 but, though [[CharacterizationMarchesOn Red did seem to like her]] at first, Red is a ChasteHero.
** Yellow has a crush on Red, but whether he likes her back is left ambiguous.
** Ruby and Sapphire are all but an OfficialCouple. They like each other and [[spoiler:[[LoveConfession confess]] their feelings]]. However, Ruby [[spoiler:forgetting the confession]] puts a dent in them currently being a couple,
** 12-year-old Lacktwo broke up with his girlfriend Yancy at the start of his arc. The [[VideoGames/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 games]] did feature a romance option between his game counterpart (Nate) and Yancy, however, Nate is [[VagueAge implied]] to be a little older than 12.
* The protagonists of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' start the manga as middle schoolers. With just the main trio in mind, Ryousuke makes a girlfriend [[spoiler:that he later dumps]] while Marika is in love with the slightly older Parou. The characters aren't presented as completely chaste despite their young ages, unlike many examples of this trope.
* In the final episode of the 1980s version ''Manga/AstroBoy'' Astro falls for a robot girl named Nyoka ([[DubNameChange Niki]] in English). Astro was sent on a spy mission in a foreign country to find the blueprints to a prototypical version of himself that had a bomb built in. The robot turned out to have already been built and was Nyoka. [[spoiler:Nyoka doesn't make it past the episode due to being unable to disarm the bomb inside her. In memory of her, Astro decides to replace his legs with Nyoka's after her death]]. Considering Nyoka is based off an earlier version Astro Boy, this can be seen as BrotherSisterIncest.
* In ''Manga/DoctorSlump'' Obotchaman is deeply in love with Arale. (Both are {{Ridiculously Human Robot}}s with the shapes and minds of children)
* ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'':
** Ririka turns ten in the first episode. She [[CrashIntoHello bumps into]] Nozomu and falls for him instantly.
** Nozomu is a ChickMagnet and has his own fanclub. The AlphaBitch Miyuki has feelings for him, which makes her get along with Ririka even less.
** Ririka herself has an admirer in her childhood friend Seiya however she doesn't notice his affections. Dewey also gains a crush on Ririka [[spoiler:after his HeelFaceTurn.]]
** Ririka's younger brother has a crush on a girl in his kindergarten class. However, she [[PrecociousCrush likes Dewey]] instead.
** The topic of young love is discussed in episode 7. Ririka's father believes ten year olds are too young for crushes and should spend time playing instead. One of Ririka's classmates tells him that he's old fashioned and asks him if he had crushes at that age. She convinces him that ten year olds are old enough to be infatuated.
* In both ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/ShinMazinger'', Kouji's younger brother Shiro (no older than 10) has a huge crush on the NewTransferStudent Lorelei Heinrich who's around his same age. And she quite likes him back, too! [[spoiler:Then she turns out to be a RobotGirl ''and'' a MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter, built to fight Mazinger Z. [[StarCrossedLovers It ends in tears]].]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/AmeliaRules'', despite being great in most other respects, abuses this trope and seems to have built later parts around it. Although occasionally averted or lampshaded, this trope is mostly played straight; the eponymous character (who is 9) has two love interests (also 9).
* ''ComicBook/JourneyIntoMystery'':
** Kid Loki and the mistress of Hel's handmaiden, Leah. Like [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin and Susie]], they also show a degree of [[BelligerentSexualTension sexual tension]], though Loki insists that they're "B.F.F."s. [[spoiler:After Leah re-merges with Hel, a distraught Loki snaps that "I don't care about the stupid kissing. She was much more important than that."]]
** When, later, [[spoiler:Leah returns from the dead as a servant of Surtur, Kid Loki deliberately gambles both Asgardia's fate and his reputation among the other Asgardians to increase the odds of freeing and saving her. She is impressed enough]].
** Afterall, to him, she was [[spoiler:"The stern girl whose few kind words were more precious than the Asgard's whole treasury"]]
* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'': {{Child Prodigy}}s Valeria Richards and Bentley 23 (child clone of The Wizard). Lampshaded: [[spoiler:When Bentley admits her love to her, Valeria quips that's she's only 3 years old. Bentley just asks her to avoid spoiling the mood]]
* Romance develops between young Carl and Sophia in ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead''. Averted in the TV series as Sophia dies early on in it.
* ''ComicBook/TinyTitans'' features some of this. For example, Beast Boy is head over heels for Terra however Terra hates him and frequently throws rocks at him.
* The ''Little Archies'' spinoff of ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' features younger versions of the characters. Archie, Veronica, and Betty aren't over 9 but have a love triangle going on.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Calvin and Susie from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' have [[BelligerentSexualTension Toy Belligerent Sexual Tension]], of all things.
* Jason Fox and Eileen Jacobson in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. They're 10.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'': Dennis Mitchell and Gina Gillotti. [[LoveTriangle And Margaret]].
* ''ComicStrip/LoveIs'' is ostensibly cutesy expressions of love illustrated by cherubim. However, it also fits [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson's]] description: "It's about two naked 8-year-olds who are married."
* ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'': Nemo and the Princess.
* [[http://comics.com/nancy/ Nancy]] and Sluggo.
* ''ComicStrip/CulDeSac'':
** 10-year-olds Viola D'Amore and Petey Otterloop.
** And Dill has already said that he plans to marry Alice when they grow up. They're '''4'''!
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' has several, although they're all unrequited crushes.
** Charlie Brown is in love with the Little Red Haired Girl.
** Lucy is in love with Schroeder, to the point of fantasizing about them being married.
** Sally is in love with Linus.
** Both Peppermint Patty and Marcie have shown interest in Charlie Brown.
* The Chilean line of Daily Planners with comic storyline ''Pascualina'' and ''Artilugia'' are based on this. ''Artilugia'' even more so, because the plot is about Aldonza, a girl of about 10-11 years old (and the [[SheIsAllGrownUp now teenaged]] Pascualina's younger sister) that, after moving back to the town she used to live some years ago, discovered that Bruno, the boy she extorted a ChildhoodMarriagePromise back then, is now being approached by the AlphaBitch of their class and seems to return her affections… In a attempt to seduce him back she creates the alternate persona of "Artilugia", essentially a more extroverted and eccentric version of herself. With the irony that now she is in a sort of TwoPersonLoveTriangle, because Bruno is truly in love with Aldonza and now is falling too for Artilugia, but StatusQuoIsGod so he's too dense to realize both are the same person.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Franklin Richards and Maria Stark in ''[[http://kijikun.livejournal.com/855334.html All That Remains]]'', an ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' fanfic by Kijikun.
* There exists a fanfic of Cody and Penny from ''Disney/TheRescuers'' and ''Down Under'' titled ''Adventures in the Outback''.
* Lian Harper and Ceridian (Tempest's little boy) in ''Roleplay/DCNation''.
* A combination of reveals around series 4 of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' has resulted in a clutch of fics exploring Naomi and Emily's Toy Ship potential (the book notes that Emily's been in love with Naomi since middle school (approx. ages 8 to 12), while the [=S4=] finale reveals that Naomi fell in LoveAtFirstSight when she was 12).
* ''Fanfic/PhoenixsSSBBCaseFiles'' has a case where Pearl has an obvious crush on [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit]].
* ''Fanfic/{{Deserving}}'', by way of an epic RelationshipWritingFumble, [[http://szaleniec1000.livejournal.com/tag/toddlerslash introduces one between two toddlers.]]
* It's fairly common in Literature/HarryPotter fanfics for an original character to start crushing on, if not outright dating one of the main characters (usually Harry or Draco), despite the fact that they've just started school and are therefore only 11. Admittedly, this is not limited to relationships. In fics that fall into this trap, the 11-year-old children tend to act more like 18.
** There is [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6125036/1/bonded Bonded]], where [[OneTrueThreesome Harry, Ginny and Hermione]] form an unbreakable [[MindlinkMates soul bond]] between them when Harry is about '''6'''. Admittedly, Dumbledore doesn't expect any action for the next 9 years or so…
* A number of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' fics pair Micah with Molly. They do have a fair amount in common, especially after [[spoiler:Micah's parents are both killed.]]
* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6350913/1/Harry-Potter-The-New-Marauders The New Marauders]]'' by [=PotterFanSteve=] has Al Potter and [[OriginalCharacter Carolyn]], who are pretty clearly [[NoLovesIntersect destined for each other]] from the age of 2 (actually 3, as Al continually reminds everyone) when Carolyn plants a (childish, innocent) kiss on him on Valentine's Day. It's kind of adorable and not really squicky, mostly because the story makes it pretty clear that Carolyn was imitating Harry and Ginny. After that the two are just best friends until they're 12 and 11, respectively, and even when they start dating not much more than cuddling and a bit of kissing goes on until the two really hit puberty.
* For one episode, a LoveTriangle emerges in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' between [[NotSoAboveItAll Andy]], who is in love with [[OneShotCharacter Maria]], but she has eyes for [[HeManWomanHater Calvin]], who doesn't want to be any part of this scenario at all. [[SubvertedTrope Andy gets over it by the end, and Maria never appears again.]]
* Any instance of the Tails and Cream ship from the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise.
* It's deconstructed in ''{{Literature/Wonder2012}}'' where the preteen protagonists decide they're too young to be dating. This also justifies why August and Summer are {{Implied Love Interest}}s.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* [[RebelliousPrincess Eilonwy]] and Taran in ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.
* Cecelia and Louie from ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory''.
* Appears in ''WesternAnimation/JungledyretHugo'', between Hugo and the fox Rita. Doubles as an InterspeciesRomance.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
** The first movie contains strong hints that Simba and Nala also feel this way about each other. One gets the sense they aren't necessarily telling the truth when exclaiming how "disgusting" it would be.
** ''Simba's Pride'' has Kovu and Kiara as young cubs. Kovu shows some reluctance, though probably since he's unused to affection, but Kiara's terribly flirty.
* ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega''
** In the prologue of the first movie, Kate and Humphrey are shown to have some degree of cute chemistry when they're younger. Then again, Humphrey's been smitten with her since they were pups.
** A literal example occurs in ''Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games'' between Humphrey and Kate's daughter Claudette and a Northern Region cub named Fleet who become fond of and try to help each other despite being competitors in the titular games.
* ''ToyStoryThatTimeForgot'': Trixie the triceratops is, at most, 4 years old, [[note]] Her owner, Bonnie, isn't even old enough to be in school[[/note]] and Reptilus Maximus has only been out of his packaging for 2 days. He does his best to make her feel like a real dinosaur, she shows him what it means to be a toy, and they're both absolutely adorable.
* The theatrical animated film based on the ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' book "Prisoners of the Sun" has a very touching, PlayedForDrama one between Zorrino, a poor little boy, and Mahita, the young princess of the hidden Inca city.
* A literal example occurs in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTrampIIScampsAdventure'' between Scamp and Angel, who actually are puppies.

[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* ''Film/ForrestGump'': Jenny and Forrest as children.
* ''Film/AddamsFamilyValues'' Wednesday and Joel.
-->'''Wednesday''': Joel, I may never see you again. There are forces tearing us apart--Gary, Debbie, 7th grade.
* ''Film/PeterPan'' The 2003 movie. A lot of critics were creeped out. However, this one is from the book. Peter never grew up so he doesn't understand this, but Wendy and Tinkerbell are not competing to be his best friend, hence the whole thing with the "kiss". The actors playing Peter and Wendy were in their early teens so realistically the characters could be experiencing actual crushes.
* ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' gives us 9-year-old Anakin and 14-year-old Padme. This, of course, gets reciprocated; but not until he's much older.
* ''Film/LittleManhattan'' is Puppy Love: The Movie, as it's about a 10-year-old boy who falls in love with his 11-year-old friend.
* ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' has Alfalfa and Darla in all incarnations of the series. The short "Hearts Are Thump" has the boys scoffing at Valentine's Day and [[GirlsHaveCooties saying they hate women]], to the point where they start the He-Man Woman Haters Club. Darla then walks by and Alfalfa becomes smitten with her, ignoring his oath. In the 1994 movie, they still act this way until the sudden break up (No thanks to Stanky's plan to botch the date), making Alfalfa try to win Darla back in the course of the movie, and at the last part of the movie, everyone in the cast end up with one.
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'' the Queen tricks prince Andrew to drink a coffee that is laced with a [[LovePotion love potion]], although she realizes that potion is actually a puppy love potion, which makes the prince [[LiteralMetaphor act like a puppy]]
* ''A Little Romance'' is also ''Puppy Love: The Movie''. Lauren and Daniel are about 12 and attempt to conduct their affair as mature partners would, even going to Venice with an adult friend. One of Diane Lane's first pictures, and some still think her best.
* Francois Truffaut loved this and used it in ''Film/SmallChange'' and ''Peppermint Soda''.
* ''Film/TheBlueLagoon'' (film, more than book) starts out this way.
* ''Film/MelodySWALK'' is this with 10-and-a-half-year-olds Daniel Latimer and Melody Perkins, complete with an unofficial wedding and elopement at the end, which came decades earlier than ''Film/MoonriseKingdom'' and helped inspire it.
* ''Film/MoonriseKingdom'' is mainly about two 12-year-old misfits who fall in love as pen pals and decide to run away together. [[spoiler:They even get "married". By a Boy Scout leader.]]
* The second ''Film/StuartLittle'' features a romance between Stuart and a [[InterspeciesRomance bird]] named Margalo. The characters [[VocalDissonance voices]] muddle up [[VagueAge their ages]] but Stuart is treated as the younger son in the Little family.
* ''Film/Super8'' has this between Joe and Alice - something muddled up because their fathers intensely dislike each other (Alice's dad indirectly caused Joe's mum's death) and because Joe's best friend also likes Alice.
* Played with regarding Pete and Natalie in ''Film/PetesDragon2016'' though it's never outright confirmed.
* "Film/LettheRightOneIn" Between 12 year old boy and a little vampire girl.

* ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret'' is loaded with this, seeing as it's a book about puberty.
* '''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' In a Valentine's Day-themed book, the girls discuss how cute the crushes that a couple of kids they regularly sit for have on each other are.
* The ''Literature/EncyclopediaBrown'' series has several cases that Encyclopedia solves involve friends of his or other kids around the same age as him and their love interests.
* ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' Will and Lyra--at the close of ''The Amber Spyglass'', they are (implicitly) 13, and [[OurSoulsAreDifferent their daemons]] have ''just'' "settled", indicating they are on the verge of puberty. Some fans are a little put off by this, especially because, to fulfill ThePowerOfLove, after a slow, tense, sensuous buildup to their FirstKiss, the two touch each other's daemons, a powerfully forbidden and intimate act on par with having sex. It does help that [[WiseBeyondTheirYears neither of them really act as young as they really are]], though.
* ''How to Get Married… by Me, the Bride'', a picture book, by Sally Lloyd Jones and Sue Heap.
* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Lionel has a very obvious crush on Precieuse, his personal doctor[=/=]hairdresser[=/=]future mistress. [[DeliberateValuesDissonance She's 14. He's 8.]]
* '''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Jaime and Cersei. [[{{Twincest}} Well,]] [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior technically.]] It seems like it's been going on for as long as either of them can remember.
** Tweens Myrcella and Dornish prince Trystane Martell.
* ''The Things They Carried'' Tim O'Brien's semi-autobiographical novel features the story of Timmy and Linda, quite possibly the saddest story in a novel centered around The Vietnam War.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' starts off this way between Percy and Annabeth in the beginning, but their relationship doesn't actually begin until they're both 16.
* A pretty weird example in a short story called ''The Brushwood Boy'' by Creator/RudyardKipling, it follows the life of a man named George Cottar from childhood to a glittering public school career and finally distinguished army service in India. Thoughout it all he remains totally uninterested and unaware of women, despite them constantly throwing themselves at him. However, since early childhood he's nightly had dreams about a girl he met once at a pantomime, sharing adventures with her in an unchanging dreamscape. He thinks she's a figment of his imagination, but, when he's on leave from the army decades later, his mother invites an old friend and her daughter (who's just composed this charming song about dream adventures she's has all her life with an imaginary boy) to tea… Long story short, it ends the day after she arrives with the two of them lamenting the fact that they need to go through the formality of getting engaged before marrying.
* Matteo and Ruth in ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar'', though it's by no means the main focus of the book.
* Tom and Becky in ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'', who get "engaged" shortly after meeting. Before he met her, Tom was "engaged" to another girl named Amy Lawrence, which causes no small amount of trouble between them when Becky finds out.
* Scout and Dill in ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird''--although it's rather ambiguous if they acutely have crushes on each other, or are just claiming they do as part of acting grown up.
* Most of ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'''s main characters and their love interests are about 13, and Matthias and Cornflower were actually engaged at that age and had a kid within a year (though, being mice and there being timeline issues throughout the series, it's possible that was the equivalent of 4 years in a human lifespan).
* In ''Literature/DragonBlood'' it is mentioned that Ward was in love with a servant girl when he was about 15, followed her everywhere like a puppy, and carried her things for her. His brother Tosten (about 12 at the time) was jealous because he had a crush on the girl. The reasons of this are not quite so cute; the girl was shoved into Ward's room by his aunt, to protect her from being raped by his father. His following her around may have been out of devotion, but likely it also was to protect her from a second rape attempt. People made fun of it because Ward was ObfuscatingStupidity at the time, and everyone thought he was mentally retarded.
* In Creator/RosemaryWells's stories, we have [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hfDZzUMdL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg It's been implied]] [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C3VM7DV7L._SX317_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg in her books starring Yoko or Timothy that they both have a crush on each other]]. Helps that they are both best friends. Especially in the {{Creator/Nelvana}} [[WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool animated adaptation]]. This also applies to [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Felix and Fiona]], and [[BelligerentSexualTension Benjamin and Tulip]]. It's also slightly implied with Otto and Melanie, ''literally''.
* In ''Literature/ArielBlock'' Ariel and Erskine, both twelve, have become good friends, and while Erskine cracks [[VulgarHumor crude sex jokes]] all the time, they agree that they don't really want to have sex, ''because'' [[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship they are friends]].

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''El Club de los Tigritos'' was big at this. Venezuelans old enough to have been a kid in TheNineties would remember all the [[SoapOpera tween soaps]] this show spawned, especially the ones done as kid salsa orchestra ''Salserín'' vehicles. It seemed that once you surpassed the 11 years old mark you could engage in your first LoveTriangle.
* ''Series/{{Carrusel}}'' in particular had several, seeing that around 80% of the cast was formed by kids no older than 10[[DawsonCasting -12]]. The most notorious ones were [[DoggedNiceGuy Cirilo]]'s onesided crush on [[{{Tsundere}} Maria Joaquina]] as well as [[NiceGuy David]] and [[{{Meganekko}} Valeria]] (and the brief love triangle with [[NewTransferStudent Margarita]]).
* ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' Chris and his big love, Tasha (although the other Wiki describes their relationship to be deliberately ''platonic''). To strengthen their newly-forged friendship (which he had been looking forward to for more than a season), he invites his notary public with a stack of documents. Ironically, [[spoiler:it is Chris, who ultimately breaks up with Tasha. In the same episode.]]
* ''Series/{{House}}'': The episode "Two Stories" subverted its usual formula of opening with a scene of someone doing something and then someone (sometimes the same person, sometimes someone else) falling extremely sick, instead focusing on a pair of kids about to make out behind the school at recess when a teacher catches them… and then when they get taken to the principal's office, Dr. House is there as well and is in trouble for some shenanigans at Career Day. Most of the episode is then told in flashbacks, and upon seeing the class that House was talking to, it becomes quite obvious that this is an ''elementary school''. (It eventually comes to light that these characters-of-the-day are fifth graders, which is actually about the right time for kids to begin putting aside their "girls/boys are yucky" feelings from when they're younger.) The kids then manage to show that they're much more mature than House when it comes to handling relationships.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': J.D. and Turk try to hook up their children with each other even when they are still infants, mostly so the two fathers could spend more time together as soon as possible. The finale of the eighth season has J.D. visioning his son affiancing with Turk's daughter.
* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': Although he doesn't start high school until the 4th season, Malcolm has quite a few girlfriends and love interests before then.
* ''Series/TheNanny'' occasionally has moments of this with Grace and boys her age, as well as with Brighton while a preteen and girls his age.
* ''Dårfinkar & dönickar'' (''Loonies & Phonies''), a Swedish TV series from 1989 about a 12-year-old girl, Simone, who goes to school as a boy. Simone and her classmate Isak fall in love, while another classmate, Kattis, crushes on the boy she thinks Simone is, and Isak and Kattis have a brief flirtation. Two other kids in their class, Anna and Pepsi (yes, Pepsi is a nickname, not an actual Swedish name) also seem to have a thing.
* ''Livet enligt Rosa'' (''Life According to Rosa''), another Swedish kids' TV show, portrays its 12-year-old protagonist having crushes on five guys and relationships with three of them before [[spoiler:she realises her best friend Ville was the one for her all along.]]
* In ''Ebba och Didrik'', also a Swedish kids' TV show, 9-year-old Ebba and her best friend and sweetheart Philip love one another devotedly. They are building a house together in the woods and plan on living there, till Ebba meets Martin, a poor little rich boy with lots of flashy toys.
* ''Eva & Adam'', yet another Swedish kids' TV show, follows the romantic fortunes of its title characters, about 11 to 13, who become a couple early on. Their classmates have various romantic entanglements too; indeed, Eva and Adam ship their respective best friends as a couple and try to get them together. [[spoiler:It almost works.]]
* On ''Series/HappyDays'', Joanie suffers a case of puppy love when Potsie (in a practice session) sings "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" to her.
* Ned and Chuck of ''Series/PushingDaisies'' first fell in love as children.
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' has [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] and [[ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} Selina Kyle]] as a preteen and an early teenager respectively. As [[DatingCatwoman is the norm]] they hit it off.
* ''Series/StrangerThings'' has Mike and Eleven. [[spoiler:With BigDamnKiss and invite to the school dance included in the first season finale. And ''another'' BigDamnKiss while actually getting to have that dance at the end of season 2. EarnYourHappyEnding indeed.]]
* ''Series/LittleLunch'': The episode "The Kiss-Chasey Oval" deals with Tamara having a crush on Batty, although he's [[AbhorrentAdmirer less than reciprocating]] - [[spoiler:until she kisses him at the end of the episode, which he seems to surprisingly enjoy]]. The episode "The Relationship" deals with Rory being asked out by a girl in grade 6, who we never actually meet, [[spoiler:but eventually it turns out the girl he really likes is Debra Jo]].

* The video for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AfTl5Vg73 A Lambada]]'' by the Brazilian band Kaoma has an {{adorkable}} Afro-Brazilian percusionist boy as the sort-of TeamPet of the band, and he falls for the just as young blonde waitress of the beach local they're playing in. [[spoiler:The girl's boss [[KickTheDog slaps her]] when she skips off to [[DanceOfRomance dance with the boy]], but [[EarnYourHappyEnding by the end of the video]] they do it again and the singer of the group convinces him to dance with her ''and'' let the kids have fun.]]
* ''Iesha'' by Another Bad Creation, the song quoted above. One of the stranger examples. [=ABC=] were a preteen quartet discovered by Michael Bivins, and the song recounts the lead singer meeting Iesha at the playground and falling in love with her "on the monkey bars". It's a little… odd.
* '[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpaPBCBjSVc Tighten Up]]'' by The Black Keys.
* "Europa and the Pirate Twins" Thomas Dolby, a song about very young lovers separated by war. Possibly allegorical.
* "Rebecca Lynn" by Bryan White. It's about two children, including the title character, who fall in love "long about the start of second grade", and grow up to become each other's VictoriousChildhoodFriend.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtNYA4pAGjI&feature=channel Concrete Angel]]'' by Martine [=McBride=]. The little neighbor boy falls for the little girl protagonist. It [[AbusiveParents doesn't]] [[OffingtheOffspring end]] [[TooGoodforthisSinfulEarth well]]. [[TogetherinDeath Or it might.]]
** [[EpilepticTrees Or is that boy her guardian angel?]]
* "Puppy Love" by Paul Anka. Donny Osmond did an immensely saccharine cover of it in 1971.
** The point of that song is really that "this is not a puppy love" (as he says in the last line). He wrote it after he and Annette Funicello were forced to break off their romance because her handlers were afraid it would hurt her image. They were both in their late teens at the time--old enough that they should have been able to make their own decisions up to a point at least.
* "I Was Made To Love Her" by Music/StevieWonder; the song starts out describing this trope and how it evolves into a ChildhoodFriendRomance.
* The music video for "Everything Has Changed" by Music/TaylorSwift.
* The Israeli song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CeUKqDfR6U Bad Boy]]" is about a girl just short of ten, in love with a somewhat younger boy. What she describes is a rather clear case of DomesticAbuse.

[[folder: Theater]]
* William Barfée and Olive Ostrovsky in ''Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee''.
* Winthrop and Amaryllis in ''Theatre/TheMusicMan.''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania 64}}'' One of the imperfect endings suggests a likely relationship between Carrie and Malus. It would be cuter if Malus wasn't, [[{{Dracula}} you know…]]
* Ness and Paula of ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' is implied, though the only true OfficialCouple of the series is Ninten/Ana in ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings''.
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' and ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'':
** In some of the games, you essentially take part in this yourself if you decide to ship your first character's child with another child.
** There are more conventional examples throughout the series: Stu and May in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Back to Nature]]'' and ''Friends of Mineral Town'', Hugh and Katie in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life]]'' and ''HM DS'', Charlie and Eliza in ''Island Of Happiness'', Rahi and Ying in ''The Tale of Two Towns'', Cecilia and Nicholas in ''Rune Factory'' and Candy and Marco in ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryFrontier''.
** In ''VideoGame/RuneFactory2'', you can invoke this for your own character--the game's second half has the protagonist's child as the player character. He or she can "get married"[[note]]explicitly referred to as "playing married", however[[/note]] to one of their friends. One of your options is a pair of CloudCuckooLander twin sisters who don't really get the whole thing and think "marriage" [[MakesSenseInContext has something to do with toast.]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** This is partly what has earned ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''[='s=] Link his reputation as a Kirk-level ladies' man. Saria (though since Kokiri look like children all their lives, there's no telling how old she actually is) and Princess Ruto both had crushes on him (though how much he reciprocated those crushes varied, as he seems more afraid of Ruto than anything). There is also the fact that one of the Gossip Stones talks about how Malon is waiting for a "Knight in Shining Armor" to come sweep her off her feet. Link carries a shield and sword and is possibly related to the Knights of Hyrule. Her father offers to let Link marry her when he's young as a joke, with the player given the option to say yes or no (with the same result either way).
** The ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' versions of Link and Zelda may be kids, but the implied attraction between them is palpable, complete with {{Crush Blush}}es and {{Held Gaze}}s. Heck, the last shot before the credits roll is of [[spoiler:them holding hands while gazing into the sunset]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' Lili and Raz end up kissing, even though both are 10. Lili and Raz are far from the only pairing. It almost makes one suspect that psychic powers accelerate development. After all, understanding other people would be much easier and you'll probably pick up ''[[DirtyMindReading details]]'' from nearby adults.
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'': Ranmaru Mori and [[TokenMiniMoe Itsuki]] often hang around together and Itsuki sometimes does scenes on him. She acts bit of {{tsundere}}, fighting him and in the end making him dinner (in ''Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes'').
* In ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'', one of the towns has a house with a pair of married children.
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' manages to take this up a level by mixing it with LesYay. Latooni Subota and Shine-hime have some very ''interesting'' dialogue, not to mention their combination attack in the [[ElegantGothicLolita Faerlions]].
* ''VideoGame/TadpoleTreble'' stars Baton, a tadpole who ReallyWasBornYesterday. The level Midnight Bayou is home to fellow tadpole, Sonata, who sings a heartfelt love song to Baton as that stage's musical score. The whole thing is played for laughs. The game even points out that Sonata thinking that Baton is the most beautiful girl he's seen in his life doesn't mean much when his entire life only extends to yesterday.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' Genis and Presea. Although, [[spoiler:Presea is actually 28 (30 in the sequel). However, she's still got the body of a 12/14-year-old. [[PrecociousCrush This really didn't stop Genis too much after he found out]].]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has [[LovableCoward Karol]] and [[ActionGirl Nan]], with Karol something of a DoggedNiceGuy to her. They even have some BelligerentSexualTension (all at the age of twelve) due to Nan being {{Tsundere}} and Karol being ObliviousToLove even once he starts [[TookALevelInBadass taking levels in badass]] that make Nan more receptive to his advances. Should note they are the ''only'' OfficialCouple in Vesperia: at most you get ShipTease otherwise.
* ''VideoGame/PacMan'' Junior fell for a ghost named Yum-Yum in one game. It's also a case of StarcrossedLovers, since the two species hate each other (and ghosts apparently eat Pac-people).
* Herve and Cecilia in ''VideoGame/{{Folklore}}'' are a particularly sad and sweet case. Even though both of them were only children, [[spoiler:she risked her life and soul to save him, and in the end he gave his life willingly to save hers.]]

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'': According to Riki, he briefly had a crush on Rin in middle school [[GreenEyedEpiphany when he realised that other guys were starting to notice her]]. It didn't really last, though.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'': Nigel and Coney, seemed to have this (until Nigel was written out of the comic). Eventually replaced by Lin and Wendell (Coney's cousin).
* ''Webcomic/MaxOveracts'': Max and Janet. [[spoiler:And Max towards Auryn]]… Klaus and Becky… possibly Max and Chieka… Ronny and Racine… oh, pretty much the whole comic. It's hilarious and rather touching.
** Played with by Max and Moonchild
** Unusually, most if the child characters come from happy, heterosexual married households. Ms Cheng the teacher appears to be a lesbian, but it's low-key and mostly a joke about the characters not understanding what's happening. Andi is a largely conventional teenager, there's a rather sweet subplot about one of the childminders getting together with a boy she fancies. Ronny's father is divorced, we learn, but Ronny clearly doesn't think much of his decision.
** Also rather sadly, Max being let down none-too-gently by a slightly older girl during a lakeside holiday.
* From ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'', Jinx and Kasi, though at present the feeling is somewhat [[GirlsHaveCooties one-sided]] on Jinx's part.
* The two protagonists of ''Webcomic/TheBoyInPinkEarmuffs'' are this, [[QueerRomance though a rare case of two boys]].
* Sarah from ''Webcomic/ThePrincess'' attracts the attention of a neighborhood boy however he bullies her due to her being transgender [[spoiler:and because he has an abusive mother.]]
* ''{{Webcomic/JL8}}'' is an AffectionateParody of the Comicbook/JusticeLeague where all the main characters are pre-adolescent. After some initial reluctance on her part, Batman and Power Girl are now "dating" (Bruce takes her to his favorite restaurant, which serves artisan peanut butter sandwiches, but what initially piqued her interest is the fact that Bruce owns ponies).

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* A Website/{{Google}} LogoGag made for UsefulNotes/ValentinesDay 2012 features a short animation about a young boy who was trying to impress a girl jumproping outside by looking up Valentine's Day-related items and gifts like flowers and chocolate, but the girl refuses them and continues to jumprope. The boy continues to give the girl more items, but she still refuses and continues her jumproping, until finally the boy gives up and brings his own rope to jumprope with when the girl immediately drops her jump rope, hugs him, and start jumproping together with the boy's jump rope. Can be found [[http://www.google.com/doodles/valentines-day-2012 here]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'': It's hinted at times that Cavin and Calla nurse crushes on each other.
* Gumball/Penny from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. Even his mom Nicole [[ShipperOnDeck seems to think they're cute together.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'': Kai, the girl Ben had a crush on for one episode despite being of the opinion that GirlsHaveCooties most of the rest of the time.
* ''WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost'': Casper and Wendy anyone? In the old comic books, they're ambiguously canon.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' loves this trope (it has to, with all its heroes under the age of 13). As the show usually parodies action and sci-fi movies and shows, it would not be complete without romantic subplots. KND even has a rare ''villain'' example of this trope: Numbah Three's mean baby sister Mushi and the self-proclaimed King Sandy. They get bonus points for being even younger than the other couples.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had Doug and Patti, who were both in sixth grade when the series began and just finishing up seventh grade when it ended. There was also Skeeter and Beebe.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Timmy Turner, despite being a 10-year-old (and mentally [[IdiotHero even lower]]), repeatedly sought a relationship with the resident RichBitch Trixie and was sought after by two other girls, Tootie and Veronica. Trixie and Tootie are the two most likely to get Timmy, and they've both had their moments with him. According to WordOfGod, both are likely candidates [[spoiler:though Tootie is currently the canonical future wife of Timmy.]]
* Though Franklin and Samantha from the ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' special ''Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure'' start out having a somewhat antagonistic relationship, by the end of it, they definitely seem like they might be in puppy love.
* Li'l Gideon's one-sided crush on Mabel in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' [[spoiler:starts out as this. Once his [[AxCrazy true]] [[{{Yandere}} nature]] is revealed, it turns into a VillainousCrush.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has many examples:
** Helga/Arnold is the most notable couple on the show, although Helga takes it more seriously than most people of her age. Hints are dropped several times that there will be a future relationship between the two. Had the canceled "Jungle Movie" been made ([[UnCanceled it is now]], better late than never), the series would have ended with Arnold and Helga as an official couple.
** Gerald/Phoebe. This is more of a hinted couple, but it is clear from some of the moments they have that they like each other. They hold hands, go to school dances together, and they have even gone to the Cheese Festival together.
** Harold/Rhonda or Harold/Patty. Harold has been paired with both girls, and Word of God has confirmed that Harold and Rhonda have a reciprocated crush on each other, but Rhonda won't admit it. Harold's friendship with Patty is still a friendship, but they have been called a couple and seem to work well together. Before they met, Harold claimed that he didn't even like girls.
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'': The 80's animated series has two TV movies (''Jonny's Golden Quest'' and ''Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects'') both of which feature Race's daughter Jesse. She and Jonny appear to be about 10 to 12. She kisses him in both movies. The early 90's series has both Jonny and Jesse as teenagers. They're still a buttload of ShipTease between them.
* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': Henry and June, it's rather obvious that they have crushes on each other.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Kai and Jinora start off as this. They're 12-year-olds when they first meet. After a timeskip they're a little older but still together.
* ''WesternAnimation/MartinMorning'': Martin and Roxanne. Roxanne even gives Martin a kiss on occasion, although it's always on the cheek.
* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'': Orel and Christina. Unfortunately, due to their families, they're also StarCrossedLovers.
* Much comedy in the series ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' comes from Isabella's crush on Phineas, which he doesn't (yet) reciprocate. Their ages are ambiguous, but "somewhere between 9 and 13".
** After the TimeSkip episode "Act Your Age", they are finally together.
* ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'':
** Between Brian (who is explicitly 10) and Rainbow Brite. The first episode ends with Rainbow throwing Brian a kiss while she leaves, and him blushing. He shows jealousy when Rainbow compliments Red Butler and comments that he knows why red isn't his favorite color.
** Lala Orange has a huge crush on Red Butler.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': In one episode, Gus/Cornchip Girl. There's also the kiss episode between T.J. and Spinelli, with the implication that there's a lot more chemistry than either admits.
** In another episode, Spinelli's mom even mentions that T.J.'s the one Spinelli has a crush on.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': A canonical example would be Stan and Wendy, who actually are "boyfriend and girlfriend".
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Steven and Connie. Their relationship is close enough that it manages to activate Steven's BizarreAlienBiology and fuse the two of them together into a single entity briefly. Despite both being too young and clearly knowing nothing whatsoever of romance or the icky stuff it leads to, they manage to go through several quite mature relationship-driven episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Lisa and her ongoing BelligerentSexualTension with Milhouse, yet both of them have been through plenty of other relationships, one well-known one being Samantha Stanky in the episode "Bart's Friend Falls in Love."
*** In flash-forward episodes showing scenes from the future, Lisa is often either married to Milhouse or it's mentioned that they ''were'' married but are now divorced.
** Lisa also has more than a few episodes where she's paired off with Nelson.
** Applies to Bart, to the point that there was an episode starring practically ''all'' the relationships he's been through.
* In the AnimatedAdaptation of Creator/RosemaryWells's ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool''. Yoko and Timothy are best friends and have tons of moments like this. This also shows up in the original books, which is implied that Timothy and Yoko have a crush on each other.