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Dear Dish-It: Do I Like Him?

Dear Dish-It,

There's this guy at my school, and I got to know him when we were both in drama club. He's now one of my best friends. I think I like him, but I don't know whether or not I do. Sometimes when I think of him, I get all tingly inside, but I can't really picture myself dating him. He's a fifth grader and I'm a seventh grader, and his uncle is my social studies teacher, and a lot of my friends have known him since they were little, and they think he's weird, and I don't know what to think. Help!!!

Confuzzled


Dear Confuzzled,


Right off the bat, I have to say you’re one lucky girl to have found a great friend in this guy. Since you were both in the drama club, I’m guessing you have some similar interests – that’s a good start, whether your relationship remains at the friendship level or evolves into something more.


Having said that, I don’t really think you have too big a problem here. You sound like a really smart girl (just a little confused), so you probably already know (without me having to tell you) that it really doesn’t matter what your friends or anyone else thinks of this guy. All that matters is what YOU think – and what your heart is telling you about your feelings for him.


Neither does the age difference really matter – unless that’s going to be a problem for you. I mean, you’re already really tight friends despite being a couple years apart in age; I don’t really think it’s an issue if the two of you do start being more involved with each other.


Basically, Confuzzled, I think you just need to put all the opinions of the people around you aside and search your own soul for the answer to this question. I’m pretty sure if you follow what your heart is telling you, you don’t have to be worried about being led astray!


So, ya gotta burnin' question? Need some love directions? Thinkin' 'bout stuff like depression, sex,how ya feel 'bout YOURSELF (that's called "self-esteem"), boyfriends, girlfriends, losin' old friends, bullyin' or peer pressure, but too scared to ask the parents? Don't be scared to Dish-It here. Send all of your questions to deardish@kidzworld.com But 'member, if ya hang out in Chat with other Kidzworld members who know ya by your 'username', ya might wanna use a secret nickname when ya write in. That way no one'll ever know it's you. And, just in case ya don't know, Dish-It gets a lotta letters everyday, and she can't answer 'em all. So keep checkin' the column cuz she's prob'ly answerin' somethin' very similar to your question while you're out doin' somethin' else. K? And Thanks! Ya keep her outta trouble. Oh! And if ya've got words of wisdom you wanna share,We'll dish 'em up, too.


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    Abbergrl
    Well I strongly agree with you all. It's like, wow I never knew so many people had this problem!
    reply about 5 hours
    Abbergrl
    Abbergrl posted in Friends:
    A perfect friend is one who respects your feelings and doesn't make fun of them but helps you feel better, who can drive you only slightly insane, and who will try to save you from embarrassing situations by making you see the funny side. :) :D
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    Delisco
    Delisco posted in Friends:
    A perfect friend is one who is always there for you not minding how many times you chase them away. They are people who you can rely on solely because they have proved to be those you can trust.  They are also those you can call partners in crime. They are not judgemental . They are those who can die for you if the need arise. 
    reply about 7 hours
    drowning
    "SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? It's really nice that your mother supports it, that always helps!! I'm glad that your family enjoys his company as well. Being 16 while he's 20 is alright. It's a slight odd age gap. But, I think as long as you both are ready, it's alright. Make sure you're mature and safe with your choices though. Personally, I think you should wait until you're closer to at least, 17. But, as long as you two are smart about what you're doing, it should be alright when it come around to it.
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    "Shygirl15" wrote:I really like this boy in my second period class but i dont know how to tell him because he knows that im transgender do whatever makes you feel comfortable or just wing it and tell him and if he tells you something because you're trans forget about him! He doesn't deserve you. But it's totally okay if you want to play it safe and not go up to him. You do you. :3 
    reply 4 days