Dating in general can be difficult and frustrating, no matter how old you are. Though I find that the people that get the most frustrated are the ones who are extreme about it. They put so much emphasis on finding someone that when/if it doesn't work out, or work the way they want or expect - they're disappointed.
It's been my experience that an LTR at your age is somewhat unrealistic. Others (fleeting few) have had different experiences, and found it to be possible.
Here's the constant factor.... ANYTHING
is possible. You could meet the love of your life tomorrow, or not until you're much older. Either way, every day is an chance to grow. Experience new things.
I've seen people respond saying not to date... I would say just don't get too serious about it (in the beginning). If you happen to meet someone and things go well for a time, then you can start thinking in more serious terms.
For now, my advice would be to keep things light and fun. Concentrate on building a strong social circle of friends. You're going to need/want them.Where do I find these guys in the real world?
- Unfortunately there's no exact answer to this. So if you're looking to cast a net... cast it wide. Try different things. Do you play sports? See if there's a gay/gay friendly league in your area. Clubs/bars work for some people, though I personally only find them fun when I'm with a group of friends. And don't be so fast to discount the internet either, a lot of guys have met on different types of sites (some better than others) like this one. Use your brain if you do... there are a lot of scary/dishonest people out there. And most importantly... through friends!How to hit on a guy?...
hmmmm, I'm by no means an expert in any way but here goes - my experience would be to just start talking lol. Really when you think about it, that's the toughest part right? Approaching someone. Start by just introducing yourself. From there just think of topics of conversation and let the conversation flow. Things like music, movies, school, work, interests (anything really). From that you may find you have a lot in common, or nothing at all. If you're finding that you have similar interests - propose to enjoy one of them together. I dunno, maybe you both like sports... invite him to go to a game sometime or something. If the chemistry is there and he's as interested as you - it will be a breeze and happen very naturally. If it doesn't... well then either you move on or have made a friend in the process.shave/trim/hairy/wax...
to be perfectly honest, this is something that you're going to have to figure out on your own. And when I say that, I mean what YOU like YOUR body to be. Guys out there have so many different expectations/preferences with things like this. The truth is you never really know what someone likes until you're with them. (Unless it has been discussed beforehand). I am not a fan of body hair, personally. I don't really like it on me, or the person I'm dating (a little is fine). But that's just me. I know people who's motto is "the furrier the better". While it sends shivers down my spine, it works for them. For now, I would say keep things clean and trim. Don't go all bald eagle unless you really like it or are just incredibly bored one day and want to know what it's like (moisturize if you do
Go out, have fun, make friends, date - enjoy it (be safe). EVERY relationship you have, whether it be a friend, lover, boyfriend... is going to contribute to who you are (and you to them). Both good and bad. Remember that.