A high school student writes in because she’s desperate for a boyfriend. What will Rene say?
I am a 15-year-old freshman in high school and have never had a boyfriend. Everyone in my grade is dating somebody. It gets annoying when people talk about who their first kiss was and how many guys they have dated or who they are dating now, because I haven’t done any of that. I am not a girly girl; I am very athletic I play soccer and am in the band playing the saxophone. I usually wear t-shirts, jeans, and converse to school. I don’t wear makeup and have my hair up everyday. I am just wondering what to do about it. People say be happy you are single and have freedom but it’s lonely after 15 years and I want a guy to be happy with like them. I’m desperate for a boyfriend, Rene, what should I do?
-Lonely in Alabama
Hi Lonely in Alabama:
I know exactly what you are going through because that was me, 30 years ago. I wanted a boyfriend in high school too; someone to hold hands with while walking down the hall, steal kisses before class, snuggle under a blanket in the bleachers while watching the football team. But it never happened. In four years, I only got asked out one time, to a Homecoming dance and it was disastrous. So having been where you are, here’s what I suggest.