So many teenage boys struggle through the awkward years. They get advice from family and friends. But, sometimes advice from a stranger says it all. If there were 10 things I could tell every teenage boy, these would top the list.
Never Try to Change Someone – If your girlfriend has some fatal flaws that you think you can change, think again. Chances are you won’t be able to change her. Rather than wasting the best years of your life, move on to someone who suits your needs, so she can find someone who suits hers.
Always Carry Your Own Condoms – Never trust someone else’s condoms no matter how long you’ve been dating her. Girls have poked holes in them before to hold on to a relationship.
Go for the Good Girl – The town tramp might sound like a fun date, but if you want a relationship go for the good girl. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is that if her boobs stand out in your mind more than her brains and personality do, move on.
Respect Yourself – It’s a guy thing, everybody gets it. People score your reputation by your number of "kills." Whoring around might seem like a good idea right now, but it won’t when you’re having the STD talk with all of your future dates. Respect your body and keep it in your pants until you’re in an exclusive relationship.
Always Look Your Best – Guys have it easy. They can get out of bed, throw on some clothes and go. But seriously, take the extra couple of minutes to wash your face, comb your hair, put on deodorant, and dress neatly every single day. You never know when that hot girl will be looking.
Make the Most of Every Day – Before you know it, your teenage years will be over and you’ll be out in the real world trying to make a living. Take advantage of your freedom while you’ve got it and find a reason to smile or laugh every day.
Don’t Drop Your Friends for a Girl – Girlfriends come and go, but your friends are there for the long haul. If you drop your friends for the girl, when the girl is gone, you might find that your friends have moved on.
Be Yourself – You’re cool just the way you are. There is no one else is exactly like you and you need to embrace that. If you don’t like yourself, you can’t expect anyone else to like you either. Love who you are, and be confident with yourself. Don’t go acting like the cool jock if you’re not, just act like the cool you.
Don’t Wish Your Life Away – You might really love your girlfriend, but don’t start planning a family just yet. You still have college to get through and a career to start. Remember, although times have changed and the male isn’t the always the primary breadwinner in a family, you’ll have to take on that role during maternity leaves, etc. It’s important to put your education first, and planning a family second.
Never Compare Girls – The girls in the magazines aren’t perfect, they’re just photoshopped to look that way. Never compare your girlfriend or any other girl to them. You also shouldn’t compare girls to other girls. Everybody is uniquely perfect in their own way. Comparing people only contributes to poor self-esteem. People remember words forever, even if you didn’t mean them the way they came out.
Maybe you have some tips you think every teenage boy should know, like swearing less and reading more. If you could tell every teenage boy something, what would you want them to know?