Last Updated on February 19, 2023 by Marie Bautista
Dear Young Lady,
When I try to talk to you about boys (and believe me, it is as hard for me to talk about them as much as it is hard for you to listen to me), I wanted to give you easy solutions to several guy dilemmas. From ex-sightings to awkward conversations with cuties to embarrassing run-ins with the stalking police. I know all too well how difficult dealing with boys can be.
But despite my detailed tips (which I am really hoping you heard because you never did get those crazy earphones-although it is cute, i love it, it is in pink-off your ears) , I can never stress this enough: Please stop overthinking. I mean it. Teen girls, and older girls and even older women are guilty of this at some point. Should I text him first? Can I add him on Facebook? Did I talk or blabber too much? Do I have malunggay on my teeth?
When you meet a boy you like, allow yourself to like him, and savor that feeling for what it is. The rules will be different with every guy. They will change as you grow up and you will have a wider perspective of this world. Remember not to take any of it TOO seriously. An ex sighting isn’t the end of the world. An awkward conversation won’t kill you. You’ll get over that dreamy varsity star with piercing dimples and floppy hair, or whoever your first “love” is.
Dealing with boys will never stop being difficult, which is why I will always be here for you. But when you trade in your overthinking cap for a healthy dose of confidence and a great sense of humor, you’ll find that dealing with boys-those strange, monosyllabic, video-game playing, pizza-devouring, farting, burping, sometimes heartbreaking creatures-can also be pretty darn fun.
Pinay Ricamora says
I guess I should write a letter Dear Young Man, too!
I wish you'd been around when I was a teenager – your advice would have helped tremendously. 🙂 Reia from http://www.southcountrysides.blogspot.com
Ria C says
You said it sis and you said it well! I hope young people of this generation will realize that young love is a precious thing but it's not the end all and be all. There's will be more fish in the ocean. It's just a pond… My daughter told me that. 😉
Why Dear young lady? it should be to everyone hahaha After reading this post, I remember those kilig moment, Highschool days 🙂
Why Dear Young Lady? should be for everyone hahaha Just remember those kilig moment, highschool days! 🙂
Well, this is nice. I wonder what I'll feel once we have a boy 🙂
Chubskulit Rose says
Oh this is terrific sis. I can't even imagine to deal with this teen stuff with my kids yet, must be very difficult.
I love your dear young lady letters… We do need to have these dialogues to keep the communication line open. I love this.