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(February 11, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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You look around the room and notice someone looking at you. You meet his eyes and instantly look away. Why is he looking at you? What does it mean? Could he like you? And most importantly of all Ė what if you don't like him THAT way?

Boy Trouble

While there are tons of magazines and even books on dealing with boys that you are already dating, there isn't much out there about boys who you don't really want to date. It seems like there is much more that can be confusing and stressful before dating than after. I'm not saying the anticipation and excitement of crushes is not fun, but it can be really messy, too.

In a perfect world, you like him and he likes you. You flirt a little, you talk a little, you text a little. Eventually you start hanging around each other and claim to be boyfriend and girlfriend. This is all well and good. What happens though, when it doesn't work out in such a neat little mold?

Far from Perfect

He likes you, you like some other guy. He's really nice, and you don't want to hurt his feelings, so what do you do? Or, you like a boy a little bit, but not enough to want to be his girlfriend. You like having him around, and don't want to lose his company. Do you have to go out with him?

The answer to this, of course, is NO! You can make it all the way through school and never go out with anyone. That is perfectly okay and even more normal than you may think. You can simply be friends, maybe even best friends, with guys. Believe it or not, most boys have interesting things to say and think having friends who is girls are pretty neat.

The Guy Friend

The guy friend can be more complicated than a friendship with a girl. People might assume you are together when you really are not, and future boyfriends of yours (or girlfriends of his) might feel like they have to compete with you. Anyone with a guy friend can tell you it can be sticky, but it's well worth it. Besides, the longer you hang out, the more everyone knows the truth about your friendship.

Boys tend to be a bit blunter than girls. They don't play games and they don't stab each other in the back (usually.) They don't ask you hard questions about how their pants fit. Usually, they just tell jokes, talk about normal stuff, and hang out the same way most girls do.

Want a Guy Friend?

If you've got a boy that you want to get to know better, the best thing to do is be honest. Tell him that you aren't really interested in romance if he is. You might also let him know that you would rather be good friends than have to deal with the drama of a breakup and anything your parents might dish out. Any decent guy will respect that.

If a guy doesn't seem interested in romance, but you just think he's funny or nice, that doesn't mean you have to start planning your wedding. You don't want to marry all your funny girlfriends do you? Just start hanging out with his group of friends or partner up in class for a project. Treat him the same way you would treat your girlfriends. Tell a joke, laugh, and be friendly. Pretty soon, you'll know him as well as you know your best friend, and that kind of friendship is well worth any effort.


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magicpixie

22/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 19, 2008
I have about four boys as friends! They are all YOUNGER than me. They are like annoying little brothers! Fun to be with though
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evkitty

36/Female
Sacramento, CA
Posted On: July 10, 2008
I have a big crush on this guy and he and I are good friends, it's always nice to be friends with your chrushes. He even trusted me enough to tell me who he liked and to know that I'd keep it a secret( none of them were me*sob,sob,sob* ). I wanted to tell him that I liked him but,well,I couldn't.... the point is, I agree. It's really good to have guy-firends ;he and I are great friends and we have a lot of fun sometimes ! :ico n6:
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sonia5

106/Female
Philadelphia, PA
Posted On: February 23, 2008
That is soo ture,my and my friend,Joe are friends.And we go around the school,talking,and the people be all talking like "Oh look i think he likes her".It's so stupid,you can never talk to a boy or have a conversation without people thinking nagitive.
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MusicaChick

27/Female
Clodine, TX
Posted On: October 29, 2007
I have about a million guy friends, and like 3 girlfriends. Guys are just so much better to hang out with, because they don't care about stupid stuff like what you wear or who your dating, like girls do. They just care that you're nice, funny, smart, and a good person. They don't get caught up in the shallow exterior stuff.
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GuitarHero

21/Female
Philadelphia, PA
Posted On: September 2, 2007
yea..i agree with savvypunk
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savvypunk

105/Female
Puyallup, WA
Posted On: August 31, 2007
3 boys like me. o.o

they told me they did,personally i don't. i'm done with love. i've gotten broken 4 times. i'm not going down that road until i'm a little older =/
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ilovesjb

20/Female
Chicago, IL
Posted On: August 17, 2007
dude, 4 guys lik e me and there all ugly. oh i think they like me
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MegaPega101

19/Female
Southern View, IL
Posted On: August 15, 2007
last year there was this guy it was hes first year at the school and nobody really talked to him.....well a few weeks later rumer has it that he has a major crush on me and was coming to ask me out (all that was going through my mind was dunk and cover)(and it was the first time someone had a crush one me and was serious)I WAS FREAKING OUT!!!!! so i had my loud mouth friend gina yell at him.....then he got mad.....well long story short we ended up talking it over saying that i was just not intrested and now we r the best of friends
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superhero_1

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 31, 2007
Lool, Boys are not bad, i mean yeah their is GIRL POWER but it is not like boys are rotten, i have had secks with a boy!
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hottstuff6789

25/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: July 15, 2007
BOYS R SMEXXI
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fuzzyblueberry

20/Female
Croswell, MI
Posted On: June 25, 2007
I have had a guy friend for 9 years and i can tell him anything!! Its fun ya know.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: June 18, 2007
YO I HAD ME A MAN BUT HE BROKE UP WIT ME BCUZ ANOTHER GURL TOLD HIM TO. CAN U BELIEVE THAT?!? THATS A BIG LOAD OF BULL!!! EVEN THO IT WUZ OVER A MONTH AGO OM STILL MAD ABOUT IT. AND U KNO WAT?? I FELT THAT HE STILL HAD FEELINGS 4 ME BCUZ EVERYTIME HE CAME AROUND ME HE WOULD TALK TO ME AND NO1 ELSE AND HE WUZ ALWAYS STARING AT ME AND STUFF LIKE THAT.
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Funbun

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: June 15, 2007
I SOOOOO do fancy him ut I wouldn't mind being friends
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Funbun

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: June 15, 2007
There is this guy at school i really really like and fatasize about all the time... but we arent even just friends. I'm sort of on the outside of his circle of friends and there is this other girl he is friends with.I no theyre just friends but i feel really jealous. Sometimes just of their friendship. Im in a real mess. I notice that wen I smile at hime and laugh along with him he takes notice of me. Is this a good place to start?

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sweetdreams18

22/Female
CA
Posted On: April 11, 2007
omg like the story was great i loved it my mom works for the news paper i can ask her to put it in the new paper!!
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