It’s kinda hard to figure out how to act around a guy,
especially one you’re crushing on. I mean, who knows what they could be
thinking?! So to figure this out, we chatted with some of our Best Guy Friends
(BGF) to see what they actually do like in a girl other than their looks. Here
are some of their fave traits girls have:
His Answer: “I like girls who are fun, not too girly, and
adventurous.” — Danny, 16.
Decoded: Guys like girls who aren’t afraid to have fun and
Your Move: We like to have fun, too! When you have plans
with a guy, go do something. Anything! You could simply walk to the candy store
a block away, go rock-climbing at a center nearby or even do something you
like, like painting pottery. Don’t be afraid to let your boyish side out,
either. That means not freaking out if you get mud all over your clothes—it
should wash out anyway.
His Answer: “Guys look for girls who are smart and who are their
own individuals.” — Yohnny, 17
Decoded: He’s looking for someone who isn’t afraid to show who
they are and doesn’t pretend to be someone they’re not.
Your Move: Be yourself! Continue to do the things you like,
talk about your interests and voice your opinions. Don’t pull a Lindsay Lohan
in Mean Girls, by dumbing yourself
down to get closer to him. He will respect the fact that you actually know how
to use your brain.
His Answer: “We want someone we can talk to and enjoy
spending time with.” — Carson, 14
Decoded: They actually like having a conversation and
Your Move: When he is talking, listen to him! Offer some
feedback to whatever he is talking about. Give him advice, state your opinion,
and bring up topics you would like to chat about too.
His Answer: “She has to be nice.” — Trey,
Decoded: Whether it’s him, his friends or even your friends,
he is looking to see how well you treat other people.
Your Move: Keep a generally positive attitude. Smile and say
hello to people you know, offer to help them if they are having trouble with
something. Ask people how they are doing; if it’s obvious that they are having
a bad day, listen to them, show some sympathy and try to give ‘em some advice.
His Answer: “…you
look for a girl that is presentable, and also is someone that you can hang
around for hours and listen to. That’s really it.” — Drew,
Decoded: Boys want to be with a girl who is interesting and cool
to be around.
Your Move: When you’re hangin’, bring up something different
to talk about and engage him while you are speaking. Try some off-the-wall and
sorta random topic, like that cool scientific discovery you saw on the news
this morning. Ask him his opinions and state your own to start a really great
Laugh at things that you think are funny so he will too. Before you know
it, you will be talking about everything for hours and hours!
His Answer: “I guess just a good personality, someone who is
fun to be around. No one wants to date someone who is annoying. And someone who
isn’t clingy but who still wants to be with you.” — William,
Decoded: Yes, he wants to hang out with a cool chick, but he
still needs his space!
Your Move: Talk to him and do stuff that will show off how
awesome you are. Be careful, though! It
is possible to have too much of a good thing. So let him hang with his buds and
plan a girls’ night once a week.
His Answer: “I’d like to hang out with girls who have a
sense of humor, are good listeners and are confident.” — Billy,
Decoded: Dudes like girls who are funny, care about what he has
to say and are sure of themselves.
Your Move: Haven’t you ever heard that the way to a man’s
heart is through his funny bone? So
crack a few jokes! He is talking for a reason, so pay attention to what he
says. Show him that you care about what he is saying by asking questions and
commenting. Flaunt your confidence by stating your ideas and opinions. He will
His Answer: “Any girl who is laid back, family oriented,
caring, has a sense of humor and is active.” — Patrick, 13
Decoded: Some guys just like a chill girl who still likes to
do stuff, is funny, digs her fam and cares about people.
Your Move: He likes the fact that you do a lot of stuff, but
relax a little when he is around. You can have fun just by chilling out at home
and he will like hangin’ with the fam. The next time there is a block party,
bring him to it. The hot dogs and face paint are a sure way to have fun. You
can joke around; when he laughs it means he is having fun.