From what I can tell there are about six ways to get fifteen year old boys to like you. The first way is, of course, to become a giraffe. The second way is to become World of Warcraft. The third way is to be something called “hot.”
Now, Katie, I would argue that there are at least two distinct definitions of hot. There is the, like, normal human definition which is: “That individual seems suitable for mating,” and then there’s the weird culturally constructed definition of hot which means, “That individual is malnourished and has probably had plastic bags inserted into her breasts.” Now, boys may find that hot now but I don’t think there’s anything inherently hot about it. Like, I think if you went back to the 18th century and you asked a 15 year old boy, “Would you like to marry a woman who has had plastic bags needlessly inserted into her breasts?” that 15 year old boy would probably be like, “What’s plastic?”
The fourth way to get a boy to like you is to be yourself. Now, I’m contractually obligated as an adult to give that advice even though it doesn’t work. But, yeah, be yourself even though no one has any idea what it means to “be yourself.” Like, whose self would I otherwise be being? The fifth way to get boys to like you is to meet their expectations by acting like you’re an idiot. There’s this famous poem by E. E. Cummings that partly goes, “The best gesture of my brain is less than your eyelids flutter which says we are for each other.” And, like, nothing against the quality of that lady’s eyelid flutter, but why is it that women’s eyelids are always fluttering while men’s brains are always working? So yeah, you can buy into the cultural constructions that young women are supposed to be stupid and awkward and eyelid fluttery. Which, of course, Katie, is totally easy to do because sometimes you feel stupid and sometimes you feel awkward and sometimes you wanna get all eyelid fluttery. But the great secret of boys which they are right now denying in the comments of this very youtube video is that sometimes they feel stupid and sometimes they feel awkward and sometimes they feel all eyelid fluttery. When you realize that all brains gesture and all eyelids flutter and everybody feels awkward, boys will like you because we will be scared of your knowledge.
The sixth way to get boys to like you? Consider different boys. Katie, I have two words for you: Nerd boys. Katie, I know that nerd boys don’t sparkle in the sunshine but they’re sensitive, they’re caring, they’re sweet, they’ll do nice stuff for you. They’re a little bit needy, I will grant you that they’re a little bit needy.
Oh, and lastly let me explain something briefly to boys. Gentlemen, nerd girls are the world’s greatest underutilized romantic resource. And guys, do not tell me that nerd girls aren’t hot because that shows a Paris Hilton-esque failure to understand hotness. “