Originally Posted by QBNCGAR
We need a mood lightener, and need the girls to participate in a thread for a change.
My son will be approaching the age where girls are interesting soon. I've been married so long, and was so awkward and inept as an early teenager, that I'm dreading him asking advice.
If the ladies lurking would be so kind as to surface, I'd love to hear what advice they'd give a young man once he decided that girls weren't icky. For example, what were each of you thinking the first time a boy asked you to go to a movie or to "go with them"?
Step aside, everyone, another woman has arrived at the sausagefest!
QBNCGAR, I'm not sure if my answer will help your son's situation or not because in high school, I was always attracted to "older" men
and I never dated a high school boy. Anyway, here are the two things that I was thinking of when I was first asked out:
1) What lie will I tell my parents to go out with this 20-year old man?
2) I can't WAIT to ride on his motorcycle!!!
Seriously, though, high school girls do not like boys that seem to like them too much. Just tell your son to be very casual in asking them out, none of the "Would you like to go out on a date with me?" sort of thing (ick) but just strike up a conversation about a particular movie and if the girl shows interest in seeing it, your son will say, "Hey, I wanted to go see that movie too...if you want to go on Saturday, I'll make it a plan" or something like that.
One more thing, if he tends to like girls on the more fun-loving, daring side like me, riding a motorcycle (or at least having a cool ride) would help. The man with the black Ninja motorcycle had me from the time I saw him take his helmet off (I was 16 then). Come to think of it, first time I saw my husband, he was on a motorcycle as well (I was 24 then). Some things never change!