As we blogged about recently, we are now accepting calls for advice from our readers, which we (Spunky, Dr. Richards, and pals) will do our best to answer! The latest request for our wise counsel follows, along with our response:
I want a boyfriend so badly, my heart is about to break. I am 13, not pretty, with above average smarts, and I am a little overweight. All the girls I know have really cool boyfriends. One of the geeks, Joey, asked me out, but my friends would bust a gut laughing at me if I said yes. Joey is a nice guy and he has always been sweet to me, but I don’t see how I could possibly be seen with him. The school dance is in two weeks and I am really feeling desperate. Help! – Susie M.