i’ve never fallen in love

恋したことがない

Hi everyone, it’s Akari. Have you ever fallen in love with someone? I believe romantic love is so beautiful and amazing. When I read and watch romantic stories, I am really moved by them. But I’ve never experienced these kinds of feelings for anybody for 20 years. Of course, I have love in my heart because I love my family and friends.

こんにちは、あかりです。みんなは誰かと恋に落ちたことはある?ロマンティックな愛って美しくて素敵だよね!恋愛小説や恋愛映画を見るといつも感動してしまう。でも私は産まれてから20年間、誰かを好きになったり、恋愛を経験したことがないんだ。もちろん家族や友達を愛しているから私の心の中に愛はあるんだけど。

When I started high school, I thought most people would experience something romantic in their school life, and I was filled with joyful expectations even though I didn’t know what being in love with someone meant. At that time, I was always seeking someone who likes me and someone who I could crush on.

高校生活を始めた時、私はほとんどの人が学生生活の中でロマンティックなことを経験できると思っていて、恋をするとはどういうことかも知らないのに勝手に期待を膨らませていた。その時の私は常に、私を好きになってくれる人と私が好きになれる人を探していた。

In society, people also talked as if everyone can be in love with someone in their lifetime. In my school, romantic gossip was always one of the biggest topics when I chatted with girls, and many boys talked about attractive girls. Also in Japanese fashion magazines for girls, a lot of articles are indirectly about how to be liked by boys, and it seems to say that dating a boy can make your school life happier.