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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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Arenl
Arenl posted in Friends:
He is a jerk, but then what ?? He is your best friend . Maybe you should tell him to sleep for an extra hour. It may be a lack of sleep.
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My BFFEL (best friend for eternal life) is being a jerk after we have been friends for a long time. What should I do?
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"aftershock" wrote: "NicolletteA" wrote: no. and you sound like the marketing people that stop me at the mall.  :/ lol, I'm not, i just kno someone whos making a new app and wanted to see if any1 would use it.   BTW what do u say to the marketing people at the mall? No. I don't like those people at the mall. Sometimes, they ask my family and I (usually directed at my mom and sister, but sometimes at me, too. Even though I'm under 13. Not for long though.) if they want their hair done. And sometimes I'm so tempted to say, "No thank you. I did my hair today. Do you think I want it done?" But of course I never do. It's kinda disrespectful. So we just usually say No thank you. My mom, sister, and I now have a solution for that (my idea when I was maybe ages 9-11) Don't make eye contact with them and pretend that they aren't there.
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BookWorm86
This is GREAT advice! Thx a lot StephRox!:) I have a younger brother & he can be EXASPERATING at times lol! Great advice!!:D
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Arenl
Arenl posted in Family Issues:
My little brother is annoying as ever, but I have to handle him. He is my brother after all.
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