Do you feel pressured to have a boyfriend, or do you think you can’t just be friends with a boy? Many girls find that having boyfriends and boys that are just friends can be tricky.
There is a difference between having a boyfriend and having a friend that is a boy, and there is nothing wrong with either type of friendship. However, a lot of girls feel pressured to make their guy friends into boyfriends. There is never a time when you absolutely need a boyfriend, so enjoy your friendships with the boys!
- Just be yourself. Act like you would with any of your friends, because your friends love you for who you are – it doesn’t matter if they are a boy or a girl.
- Hang out in groups. Hanging out in groups takes the pressure off of having to think of things to talk about or activities to do. Plus, you’ll be more comfortable and confident!
- Don’t treat them differently than your girlfriends. Just because your friend is a boy doesn’t mean he needs to be treated specially. Friends are friends!
New Moon girls have a lot of questions when it comes to having boyfriends and boys that are friends. Mina from Oregon says all of her friends have boyfriends and she is unsure if she wants one – she would love some advice!
Wondering from British Columbia asked when girls should begin dating on Ask A Girl. Do you have any helpful advice for her?
Jane from New York has a good friend that happens to be a boy, and people always think they are dating. What should she tell to people who think they are dating just because they are a boy and a girl that are friends? Plus, see what other girls have told her!
Gabrielle from Connecticut has an awesome poll asking girls what kind of relationships they have with boys. According to her poll, most New Moon Girls don’t have a boyfriend and prefer to just be friends with boys!
Do you feel pressured to have a boyfriend, or are you comfortable having boys that are just friends? How do you handle the pressure, or does it matter to you? Let us know in your comments below!
New Moon Intern