I am an 18 year old healthy young man with an avid appetite for food. I consider myself very handsome, outgoing and likable. I know I will have no trouble attracting girls but I have no interest in girls. I have no interest in boys either. It’s not like I am gay or anything like that. I just find girls are too much trouble for their worth. I would much rather sit at a play station and play games instead of dating a girl. My friends think I am weird. They have said it enough times to make me give it a second thought. Why am I not interested in girls and still interested in kid stuff and things that my friends are not so much into. When we go out they all have their girlfriends hanging around like chains around their necks and then there is me. Could you tell me why I have no interest in the opposite sex or in having a relationship with them. Don’t get me wrong, I love girls but just as friends.
Dear no interest,
There is nothing wrong with you. There is no law that says when a boy should start dating although they do start younger and younger these days but whether that’s because of peer pressure or genuine interest is another matter.
I do not think you have anything to worry about. Maybe it’s a case that the right girl has not come along to knock your socks off. Enjoy your freedom and do not bow to peer pressure.