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Dear Dish-It: I Want a Boyfriend in 2012

Dear Dish-It,

I’m turning 16 this year and I’ve never had a boyfriend, but all of my friends have. How do I get one in 2012?

Hopeful2012

Dear Hopeful2012,

The first thing I’d say to you is, take some time to make sure you want a boyfriend for the right reasons. If you’re feeling left out because all of your friends are dating, that may not be the best reason for joining the relationship scene. If you’re not feeling ready for a boyfriend, you may want to wait a few years until you’re sure you can handle everything that a relationship requires.

Making the First Move

If you have a crush in mind, or have your eye on a couple of interesting guys, you may not want to wait for them to make the first move – especially if your goal is to snag a boyfriend in 2012. There’s no reason why girls can’t ask guys out – this isn’t 1812, after all! Just be yourself, be sure to smile and make eye contact, talk about stuff you have in common – and then, when you feel comfortable, ask if your crush would like to go out some time!

Open Yourself Up

You may be rejecting potential boyfriends and not even knowing it if your attitude isn’t right (that’s why, like I said, it’s so important to make sure you are ready for a relationship, and not just wanting one because your friends are dating). Sometimes, doing something as simple as making an internal pledge to open your heart to love can open up new doors in dating. When you radiate a positive attitude, people (guys) can sense it.

Have Your Say

Has this ever happened to you? Got any good advice for Hopeful2012? Leave your comment below!

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