Legend, a 12-year-old girl, put it this way: "With guys, you mostly play games more, and joke around way more.
It's also fine if kids feel too young to get involved in this lovey-dovey stuff.
It made Katherine want to cry when her best friend yelled out that she liked Ray. Later that day, she found out one of them started rumors that he and Clare were "deeply in love." "I was so embarrassed that I hid in the washroom for most of the day! Passing notes also seems to lead to a lot of embarrassment. Everyone was looking at her and she was so nervous she dropped all her art supplies on the floor.
Emily 12, got a love note from a boy, responded that she liked him too, but then the teacher caught the note and read it aloud! Another time, a boy gave her a rose at a New Year's Eve party. In fact, that was my most embarrassing moment ever! And you can imagine how Diana, 12, felt when a boy sent her a note that said, "I love you, Honeybee." Based on our survey, here are some tips for avoiding embarrassment and helping other people do the same: It's perfectly normal for boys and girls to start liking each other during the preteen years.
If you put a guy and girl (who are friends) in a room, the guy'd probably want to play basketball with a paper ball or something." A girl and a guy just hanging out playing trashcan basketball?
I know, I know, the logistics of dating as a solo parent who’s working to provide for her family can get tough.