Most Helpful Guy
Well your can try to get a boyfriend if you want, but just watch how far you take it. As just someone you can be your self and what not should be enough. Though here is a trick you don't have to wait for them to approach you but instead you can approach them.
parents by default will want to slow things down till your emotionally ready as it can have its up and downs. You can feel like your flying or in a pit of despair so make sure your ready first. and of course don't rush into the act of things as one of the main reasons is you dont want*or are ready* to be a *accidental* parent yet. Your still learning life so to speak, you won't have it all together for quite a few years.
Most Helpful Girl
1) Never be be desperate for a man.
2) Never let others tell you what you can and cannot do in life.
3) You are not ready for a relationship. What you described is a very shallow understanding of what it means to be in a relationship and what it provides to you and the other person. Your view is very typical for your age and (hopefully) will evolve with time. But until it does, you're not ready to be in one. Enjoy this time figuring yourself out for your cannot be an asset in a relationship unless you know yourself, your needs, and your limits.