I'll begin, as an example (what I'm saying is true):
When I was 14 years old, I fell madly in love with a 16 year old girl. We became extremely good friends, and we often played in temp bands together (she would sing, I would play drums or play keyboard.)
I didn't tell her I liked her because I was waiting for the right time. It felt like she was THE ONE. And sooner or later I'd tell her.
BUT, when I was 16 she started dating my best friend. The worst day of my entire life. Found out recently that she had a crush on me from the beginning too. But her and my best friend are now planning on getting married. (He is 23, she is 19). But, I'm happy for them. Unfortunately, I'm now in love with a 21 year old that lives half way around the country and I'm 17.... Talk about a crappy love life...