Last Updated on April 13, 2017 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.