I'm a 17 year old girl from Minnesota. I'm writing because I'm very confused. All my life, I've always had a lot of friends. I love to hang out and do so with a large group of kids my age.
Lately I've been so loneIy though. People my age are coupled up and I feel like I'm missing out on so much. I've never had a date to a school dance, even though I'm friends with guys, I've never actually been taken out on a date, like other 17 year old girls. Every week, my friends and I do the same thing...and nothing ever happens. It's getting really depressing knowing that I don’t really have opportunity to meet guys my age. I don’t feel unattractive and I'm usually outgoing - but I'm becoming more and more reserved.
Can you give me some advice on what to do? I feel so lost right now.
--Dazed and Confused
Dear Dazed and confused,
You just have not been discovered yet by the boys. At 17 you have plenty of time to meet very nice young men. Don't miss any of the school parties or dances. Dress casually, use a LITTLE MAKEUP, smile, dance and have a lot of fun with your friends at these outings. The boys can't help but noticing you.
At your age you must be planning to go to college and you are sure to meet fine young men there. That is where I met them and you will too.
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