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Dear Dish-It: Help Asking Out a Boy

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Dish-it gets so many questions, she doesn’t always have time to answer them all right away! Here are some quickie answers for some of the shorter questions she’s received.

I like a boy. Do I ask him out or ask my cousin to ask him out for me? –daddysprincess2009

I wouldn't get someone else to ask your crush out for you. If you really want to do it, you need to find the courage to ask him out yourself. Read Dish-It’s article on How To Ask Someone Out to find out how.

I have a boyfriend and everyone thinks I hate him. Even he thinks so. But I really love him – what should I do? –vannie104

You shouldn’t worry about what other people think. But you also need to be aware of how your actions may be rubbing people the wrong way or hurting someone you love. If you’re doing anything to make your boyfriend think you don’t love him, you need to change your ways. Tell him how you really feel – and remind him of it often.

There are these two kids that keep bothering me and my best friend. They keep saying they want to fight us. They’re smaller than us but we don’t want to get suspended. What should we do? –punker11

You and you’re BFF are right not to want to fight. And you’re right that if you do fight you could get in BIG trouble. If I were you, I’d just keep ignoring and avoiding them. Or, if you feel comfortable, you could tell an adult about it.

I have a boyfriend but there's this guy who keeps flirting with me. I tell him to stop but I kinda like it because it makes me feel special. I'm afraid I'm falling for him. I love my boyfriend and I don't want to break his heart! –ecstatic_edi

If you’re having feelings for another guy, it may be time to let your boyfriend go. It may be hard for him, but is it really fair to him to be strung along when your heart isn’t 100% in it? No. Just like you’re moving on, he’ll eventually move on, too.

My BFF is awesome. She got me through my last grade, but I just can't seem to trust her enough to tell her my biggest secret. –helpmeplease

You need to go with your gut. If you feel scared that she’ll betray your trust if you tell her your biggest secret, then best to keep it to yourself. It doesn’t mean you can’t be friends with her. And if you’re itching to tell SOMEONE your secret, start a diary! Just remember to keep it under lock and key!

If you've got a burning question, need some love advice or find yourself thinking about things like sex, depression, self-esteem, boyfriends, girlfriends, best friends, bullying or peer pressure, don't hesitate to Dish-It here. And if you hang out in the chat rooms with other Kidzworld members who know you by your username, just send in your secret question using a different nickname if you want to stay anonymous – we promise that no one will ever know it's you. Remember: Dish-It gets a load of letters every day so it may take a while to reply to yours. Keep checking back for her reply, or watch for answered Dish-It questions that are similar to your own.

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