It's a joy, it's a nightmare - or it's just not happening.
Our first relationships are more or less inevitably a strange and often wonderful experiment - in which we make mistakes and discoveries, generally grow as human beings - and some would say that's the way our closest, most intimate relationships will be for the whole of our adult lives.
But here are a few starters to get you going.
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How to flirt
Flirting is an age old human tendency, as natural as anything else in life. Have fun, show that cutie you fancy them - and take the first steps towards getting them! These are the rules.
How to tell if they fancy you
Not quite sure if they're just being friendly - or if their attentions go further than that? Here are the clues and signals to look for.
How to ask someone out
So you've finally plucked up the courage. That someone you've liked for longer than you can remember is about to get asked 'out' by you. Here's how to do it.
Dating tips for teens
From the moment you pick up the courage you ask - to the kiss.
Your first relationship
So here it is, you've actually got a real live boy or girlfriend. Whether they're the first person you think of when you wake and the last when you go to sleep at night, or you just love the company of that person, here's what to expect, and the rules to follow.
What do I do if I'm shy?
Everyone has their own insecurities but they are all conquerable. A lack of confidence in communication, and how you present yourself generally, could be due to any number of reasons, but once you get into the habit, or cycle, of not talking and being shy and reserved it is all too easy to stay that way.
What to do at a party
We've all been there, the girls on the one side of the room, the boys on the other. It can be nerve-wracking and by the time it gets going and you realise it wasn't such a big deal after all, it's usually nearly finished. Follow these simple rules and you'll be fine.
What if I just can't seem to get a girlfriend/boyfriend?
If you find yourself asking this question it probably means you are looking too hard! Learn more...
What do you want?
Not sure if you're doing the right thing - or if you're pushing things too far?
So ask. You don't need to make a big speech. 'Should I?' will often cover it - with a gesture