Putting this in pop culture though it spans health and aging, relationships and social, but I thought we might end up getting pop culture answers... besides, perhaps it's part of pop culture...
Are we metamorphs? Do the parts of our brains responsible for the chemical responses of sexuality, turned on at a specific time, through specific experiences? ANd thus on a specific person? Basically a "trigger person"?
For me it would be Michael Hutchence. For a friend of mine it was Simon LeBon, and I heard a guy on the radio once saying his was while watching Kylie Minogue when he was like... 12 or 13. In the Thorn Birds, poor Meggie's is Catholic priest Father DeBrikesar (sp?). ANd in our teen hearthrobs thread many of us listed pop singers as the first to make our hearts thump.
Then these people then go on to influence our decisions and tastes and leanings forever after.
What do you think? Could this be so? And if so, who would yours be?