I go to a private school. I used to have lots of friends. But ever since junior high started (I'm in 8th grade) all my friends have decided they don't like me. Now I only have 2 friends and I don't even like them. I have always been good at making friends but everyone thinks I'm such a loser, almost everyone does not like me.
A lot of guys think I'm hot but they don't want to go out with me because they will get a bad reputation for it. I don't blame them. I don't care about being popular, I only want people to like me, I want to have lots of friends. I always try to make friends with the new kids, but other kids tell them not to hang out with me!
How can I get people to like me?
Dear Need Friends,
Since you know your problem, you have to work on correcting it. Do you dress nicely? Do you use the proper make-up? Just a little is enough. Are you outspoken at the wrong time? Talk it over with your parents and I am sure they will guide you.
When you see these friends give them a cheery HELLO. Talk about your classes and your activities after school and ask them to join you. You will gradually become friendly with them. Give it a try.
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