Dear Dish-It: I Like A Karate Kid
I have a huge crush on a boy in karate. What should I do?
You didn’t really say in your question whether or not you are in karate with the boy you like, but it sounds like you are. In which case, you’re off to a good start! Sharing the same interests and liking the same activities and hobbies is often the foundation of what makes a good relationship.
If you’ve read some of my answers to other kids’ questions, you’ll know that I’m not a fan of telling a guy that you like him. If that’s what you feel like you have to do, then go ahead and do it. Just make sure he hears it straight from you – the worst thing you can do is send your friends to tell him you like him or, worse, send your friends to tell his friends to tell him you like him. Those kinds of things never work!
What I really think you should do is keep on being friends with your crush. Show him what a fun, smart, cool girl you are and he will probably realize he likes you, too!
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