Hi, I'm 17 and I have yet to start dating or been asked out.
Kids younger than me on the school bus that look up to me as a high schooler were shocked that I haven't started yet. I've wanted a boyfriend since I was 13, and no guy ever has asked me out. I don't even get dates to school functions. I have now lowered my standards so much that I just want a nice guy that takes showers who's into me. I see other girls at school get guys like that *snaps fingers*. I have never had a date to a school function or been asked EVER. My parents assumed I was gay until they asked me. And my sister just assumed I had a secret boyfriend and never told anyone. My dad says "all the boy will be checking you out" whenever I get my hair done. I can't just tell my my dad that I'm invisible to guys at school and by standards there I'm not considered "pretty". I just nod and smile.
Even the slutty girls get boyfriends and the girls who don't bathe get guys. People tell me that I'm smart , funny and sweet. I made a virginity pledge 4 years ago and I've stayed a virgin anyway because I haven't even kissed yet . I haven't proved that I can resist temptation because I haven't been tempted. So it's not official. I cry and get sad sometimes because I don't wanna be alone anymore, I'm tired of it, I wanna be loved. I wish boys liked me . I'm inexperienced in dating so as an adult if a guy ever asks me out, I won't have any experience .
I'm just worried if I'm too late or worrying way too early.
How old are you?
What age did you start dating?
Any regrets for that age?
Advice for me?
Other Teens, do you think I'm way behind ?
Adults, do you think I'm way behind?
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I'm seventeen, eighteen in a week.
I started dating when I was seventeen - beginning of senior year.
Nope, none at all. I think people start dating for the wrong reasons when they're younger, I feel like I've missed out on a lot of stupid drama and heartache.
I didn't get my first kiss until I was seventeen. I also used to cry about being lonely, thought I was unattractive. Really I was just labeled as unapproachable. I'm shy, and had low confidence, which guys mistake for bitchiness. Uhm, it's going to sound bad but I really didn't start getting attention from guys until I started partying. I let my guard down after a couple of drinks enough to hold a conversation with a boy I didn't know, and sooner than later I was getting attention from guys I would never think to talk to. Not negative attention, mind you- being asked on dates and I had random classmates flirting with me and asking for my number. That being said, I'm not reccomending that you should start going to parties - you just have to be confident.
And make an effort to get to know guys, you can't expect them to make the first move all the time.2