Sometimes it might seem like all your friends talk about
is boys — which girls like which boys, which boys like which girls, and talk about
these cutest boys in the class. Not that interested? Focused on other interests?
You may start to think: Everyone else is boy crazy, so is something wrong with me?!
Maybe you've even made up a crush or two just so your friends would stop pestering
you. Here are some suggestions for what you can do next.
Different girls get interested in boys or get boy crazy at
different ages. And it may not have to do with puberty. You might be totally developed
and still not get what all the boy-craziness is about. It’s nothing to cause you
worry. Just take a deep breath and be happy about the things that interest you.
Change the Subject
A lot of girls talk about boys because they think that's
what you're supposed to talk about with girlfriends. But there are plenty of other
things to discuss. Bring up the latest music or movies. How about sharing what you’re
planning for the community festival? You’ll probably find it’s pretty easy to change
the topic. Your friends won’t be hung up on Brad from math class if you’re talking
about the latest song on the radio or movie to hit theaters. They may even want
to join you at the movies or volunteer to help you at the festival!
Pursue Other Things
Consider expanding your circle of friends or hobbies. If
you're not already involved in an after-school activity or sport, sign up, or try
out, or look into some other hobbies. Hanging out with people who share a similar
interest with you — like sports, acting or music — gives you a bigger range of topics
When you do have a crush on someone, you'll experience the
excitement and your friends may have to ask you to stop talking about him! Continue
to relax, and remember to talk about different interests, not just boys! And you’ll
have plenty of things to talk about!
Are you boy crazy? Get tips and advice for flirting from teen girls at BeingGirl.com.