I want a boyfriend--but do I really need one?
Do you really “need” a guy?
Short answer? No! You def don’t need a guy to feel good about yourself, to “act your age,” to be mature. That’s all about Y-O-U, sweetie, not some dude calling ya his girlfriend.
That being said, when everyone else around you is beginning to pair up—even it’s just for holding hands in the hallway and sittin’ together at lunch—it’s normal to feel like you need a BF, too, just to fit in.
Unless Jaden Smith is your locker buddy, chances are that celeb relationship isn’t gonna happen anytime soon. When it comes to dating in middle school, you have to decide what sort of relationship you want. Do you want your first boyfriend to be a guy you don’t really dig, just so that you can be BF and GF? Or would you rather wait and make it somethin’ special?
It’s totes up to you, but I would lean towards the second choice. It might feel like your way behind, but you’ll be glad you waited once you find somebody special.