‘You need to get a boyfriend.’
These words were said to me just a couple weeks ago.
I sighed. I need to get a boyfriend, I thought to myself.
Wait! Do I really?
In today’s culture, it’s a norm for 13 year olds to have boyfriends. It’s pretty cool to have one when you’re 12. A bit of a new idea to have one when you’re 11. And it’s okay if you have one when you’re 10. I mean, better sooner than later, right? How can a little girl who is allowed to watch chic flicks at the age of 9 not be allowed to have a boyfriend at age 10?
I remember the first time I was asked if I had a boyfriend. I was about 13…maybe 14. I honestly didn’t know how to respond at first. A lot of my peers had boyfriends already. Not necessarily my friends, but I did know of some girls who had gone out on dates already. I am blessed to be surrounded by friends who have – mostly! – the same mindset as my family and I do. But of course, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have friends who are public schooled, believe in dating, etc.
So how did I respond to people’s questions of ‘Do you have a boyfriend yet?’ or ‘When are you getting a boyfriend?’
I answered, with my innocent 13-year-old heart, ‘I don’t date.’
Most people were a little shocked (probably thinking in their heads ‘Wow! That’s one crazy little girl!).
Others just kinda laughed. To me, I didn’t really see anything so funny about it. I didn’t date at age 13! (And that doesn’t mean that I do now, but…that’s another story :)
If you’ve read any of my other posts about guys, romance, etc. then you’d know that I’m a very romantic person. In fact, I’m the most romantic person you’re ever going to meet. ;) Why am I so romantic?
Well, #1 – I’m a girl. (Pretty easy to see that!)
#2 – God created romance and put it into each person. (Yes, I know that’s hard to believe, but even in your great-uncle who’s a hermit and has a long beard all the way down to his knees…he has thought of girls before!)
#3 – Romance is beautiful.
Not a day goes by that I don’t wish for this:
But as a daughter of the King, I know and trust and have faith in HIM, that He will bring ‘that boyfriend’ to me soon…and as soon as HE pleases.
For now…I’ll just have to keep on being that romantic girl who ‘needs to get a boyfriend’. ;)
Trust God and stay strong! I know there are other romancers out there too ;)