Kids between 10-12 start to 'notice' the opposite sex and some may even show feelings of strong love for one. But the thing is they don't show this feeling to anyone of the opposite sex, even if others are attractive or physically appealing as well. At that age people are not fully aware of society so any love is purely from the heart without much consideration to any other matters that adults consider like wealth etc. This rasies the question whether preteen love is very 'accurate'? I do understand that kids around that age first start to have hormone imbalance so things can be a bit crazy but the thing that struck me the most is that the expression of love is not to anyone so is 'falsifiable' in some ways. Is that an indication of something special? Not to mention that this will likely to be a person's very first experience of that overpowering emotion of love for the opposite sex. Notice I haven't used to word crush here because I am only speaking about a preteen love that didn't die out in the preteen years and definitely not short lived, although very strong.