Can you teach me how to find a girlfriend when I grow up? I don't want
to be lonely!
Sometimes it seems like everywhere you look, you see couples. You might see them
walking hand-in-hand down your street or even kissing in movies or on TV shows. So
it's common to wonder how you will get your very own girlfriend (or boyfriend) when
you are older. How will someone decide that you are a very special person worth spending
more time with?
The good news is that it usually happens pretty naturally. As you grow up, girls
and boys get more and more interested in one another. In the teen years, many
kids want to experience what it's like to go on dates and be part of a couple. So
someday you might meet someone in school or at a party and develop an interest in
her. Maybe the two of you will talk or exchange phone numbers — or even discover
that you both like the exact same music groups.
Next comes the tricky part. When feelings are mutual — you both are interested
in each other in the same way — things work can work out pretty well. But sometimes
the girl you like only likes you as a friend or already has a boyfriend. Sigh. What
can you do then? Keep hanging out with your friends and having a good time. Try not
to be too focused on getting a girlfriend and you just might meet someone special
when you least expect it!
Date reviewed: January 2017