The Downsides of Boyfriends

August 25, 2010
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The downsides to having a boyfriend? You’ve got to be kidding me, right? Being in a relationship is the most wonderful thing in the world, right?
Right. Most of the time. But teenage girls, especially if they’ve never had one before, tend to over-dream their boyfriends. The expectations are so high. But no one’s perfect, and fairytales rarely happen, girls. Sorry to destroy that wonderful fantasy you had of Prince Charming.
The thing is, there’s a lot of pressure attached to a boyfriend. People are watching you. They want to know what’ll happen between you, whether you’ve kissed, where you went on a date. Your girlfriends will be especially inquisitive, to the point where it gets a little annoying. They will want to know every single little thing. And people will gossip. Some will disapprove. “I can’t believe Sally and Ben got together. It’s not going to work, I mean, come on.” And you just have to deal.
And then there’s the parents. Unless you have the most amazing parents in the history of the world, they will be difficult. Don’t blame them. This is new to them as well. They’re possibly even more scared than you are. Prepare yourself for some long talks about responsiblility.
And unless you have the most perfect guy and you can talk to him for an hour straight without getting bored (don’t you wish), the first relationships tend to be a little awkward. I mean, think about it. If you’re like me, you get tongue-tied around the opposite sex. And if you’re not, then you are extremely lucky. And I’m extremely jealous.
The first boyfriend is always the hardest, girls. It’s difficult, even if you both really like each other. Don’t expect it to be easy.
But you’ll be fine. I’m sure of it. I’m just warning you, there are such things as downsides to boyfriends. Just wanted to inform you.

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megsloveslions said...
Apr. 26, 2011 at 6:40 pm
Yeah I agree with this article,  I'm sad to admit it but, whenever I like a guy, in my head, he's the most wonderful person, but when I see him face to face, its like a totally different person, and yeah i think most people do get tougetied, i know i do too!
xXdiffrent_guyXx said...
Sept. 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm
i agree with CM im diffrent i dont pressure if i love a girl, i love her no matter what
Cinthya M. said...
Sept. 9, 2010 at 11:24 pm

I do not agree with this article so much. Yes, personally I do belive being in a relationship is a wonderful thing, but every relationship is different. I'm sure everyone dreams about a guy who will come along, and put a smile on her face. Yes, they will imagine him being the perfect guy, and that is okay. There is nothing wrong with that. Everyone has hopes. And this might be one of them. The girl who tries to imagine the perfect guy, will be dissapointed not once or twice, but plenty of tim... (more »)

jess315 said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 4:18 pm
i completely agreee with everything in this article:)
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