Have you ever gotten into a relationship just because you wanted a boyfriend/girlfriend?

 
Have you ever gotten into a relationship just because you wanted a boyfriend/girlfriend?

 

The older you get, life is less and less like kindergarten.  There’s no naptime and on February 14th, not everyone gets a sparkly, red Valentine.  

 

We all want a kiss at midnight on New Year’s Eve, a date to winter formal, and a giant red heart filled with chocolate with our name on it. Born of this desire are those relationships that we all know won’t work in the long run, but are convenient in the moment. It all seems harmless enough, but where do we draw the line between ‘convenience dating’ and playing with someone’s heart?   

Anyone have personal experience with this? Did it work out the way you planned? Let us know!  

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WHAT OTHER TEENS ARE SAYING:

ON DECEMBER 11, 2014 AT 1:15 PM, CORINA SAID:

no thats wrong to lead the other person on what if they really do like you and your just using them

ON AUGUST 15, 2014 AT 2:53 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

I see all my friends have boyfriends/girlfriend and i feel very left out.I just need someone to hold when i need them.

ON MAY 28, 2014 AT 10:00 PM, ABBEY SAID:

sometimes its just nice to have someone there you can hug and stuff whenever you want i used to do that all the time in 8th grade

ON DECEMBER 17, 2013 AT 11:06 AM, LACEY :) SAID:

Excuse me but, you girls need to learn how to capitalize your letters and not ask for advise in a comment section... You all seem like stupid immature girls if you laugh at love... Thank you :)

ON MAY 20, 2013 AT 11:31 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

Like, if the guy likes you, I think you should give him a chance. It isn't that hard to destinguish players from a guy that genuinely cares about you. Even if at first you dont feel the same way, he deserves a chance, and if you still dont feel comforable, you can end the relationship.

ON APRIL 10, 2013 AT 2:34 PM, KIMBERLY ANDREWS SAID:

yes i have t is fun and rite now i am dating an 18 year old and my mom is like trippin cuz he is an ol head

ON APRIL 2, 2013 AT 6:13 AM, MCKYLA SAID:

i dont have much experience but i was with one guy a while ago, im 14 and he is 17. we got together then i noticed his fb said he was with a diff grl and hers said she was with him so i questioned him and he didnt give me a straight answer, turnde out they were 2gether.. nice to no that he was true to me. but im glad we arent together cuz he was really presuring me into having sex but i wasnt ready, im still not, i really still like him i just dont kno what 2 do.. hes trying to get bak with me.. what do i do??? help me plz..

ON APRIL 1, 2013 AT 5:34 PM, TEENHERE SAID:

Once this boy asked my out I really didn't like him but everyone told me to just say yes because i would finally be able to say that i have a boyfriend. But i thought about it. Why would i waste my time on a boy i didn't like? I think you shouldn't waste your time with a boy you don't like just so you could say you have a boyfriend! It's not worth it! I think you should only go out with someone if you feel comfortable with them. Just because you don't have a boyfriend now doesn't mean you will never have one. Sometimes you just need to wait a little to find that "one"

ON MARCH 23, 2013 AT 3:43 AM, JAMIE :) SAID:

yep, i did this with my first boyfriend. poor little him, he loved me. its really funny in retrospect because of how the events played out. not funny in like lol were bffs now, funny like awful on my part

ON MARCH 12, 2013 AT 10:59 AM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

yah its boring being by yourself

ON JANUARY 29, 2013 AT 1:22 AM, HOPE SAID:

No, That's just wrong. It end's up hurting people, and I should know My last one did that to me. Now I'm with the one I love and it's amazing.

ON JANUARY 25, 2013 AT 10:06 AM, BRI SAID:

I hate when people do things like that. I wish that they would just FREAKING pick someone. Why do you have to be so picky? Just kidding, I believe you should date someone because you like them, but if you want to humour the person for a while, and they realize that they don't like you, than I don't see the harm in that.

ON JANUARY 14, 2013 AT 11:58 AM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

Im Bisexual Ill date Anyone who cars about me so....Yess

ON DECEMBER 25, 2012 AT 5:29 PM, AALIYAH ZALIKA SAID:

my ex-boyfriend drew was so sweet & caring . we dated for 1 month&3 weeks ,after the 3 weeks i was tired of the sweetest i thought about dumping him turns out he dump me for my favorite friend . he played the same game with carlee he dumped her cuz he didnt feel like dating her anymore!!!as it turns out she dump him over the weekend cause he was started being mean to her cause she didnt say i <3 u back tht is so stupid .hes the worst i ever dated in my life

ON DECEMBER 12, 2012 AT 10:04 AM, KELLIE BEDWELL SAID:

sadly, yes... ive done it,.. i just got outta a long relationship with my boy i was 15 he was 16,. i was with him for 3 and a half years,. no we didnt have sex, but we came close.. serveral of times,.. but i relized he only wanted to be with me because i was his cover up, truth is,.. he was cheating on m with my sister,.. so, i started to talk to an other guy,. and that was 2 years ago,. and yes we are togther,. and ive never told a guy ive loved him, but i can honestly say i do love zach.. not alex,. yes he was my first true love,.. but zach is my forever and always... ill never do that again........

ON NOVEMBER 27, 2012 AT 10:16 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

I was hurt badly by a senior boy my freshman year in high school, so to try and "get over him" I started dating a different boy. We ended up staying together almost a year and a half, but I realized later on that I was more interested in having a boyfriend than him as a person! Sometimes being single is a good thing...the right guy will come! :)

ON NOVEMBER 24, 2012 AT 7:42 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

i have done it several times but this last time was the last time i will ever do that to a guy i felt so bad because they all really liked me and they wre good friends and i lost their frienship as soon as i said yes to going out with them i hated messing with their hearts because i am a new student at the school and wanted to feel accepted it doesn't just hurt the person you use it hurts you and your reputation i seriously do not recommend doing this EVER it hurts everyone involved!

ON NOVEMBER 21, 2012 AT 6:28 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

i hurt ppl all the time but not the one i have now i love him

ON NOVEMBER 12, 2012 AT 3:10 PM, PIXIE SAID:

I hate to be alone so I always pick a guy that likes me even if I don't like them. It turns out horrible in the end though because when I find a guy I do like I have to hurt the one i'm with and I hate hurting people.

ON NOVEMBER 9, 2012 AT 4:56 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

i do that all the time!!!! LOL

ON NOVEMBER 5, 2012 AT 11:45 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

yes i mean guys are guys i am only a teen dont need to worry about it now it is wrong but ya know i like someone to say i love ya

ON OCTOBER 30, 2012 AT 7:48 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

yes!!!! what is the difference between having a boyfriend that u dont just want. think about it. why did u get a bf?????

ON OCTOBER 20, 2012 AT 8:31 PM, MADISON SAID:

YES!!!!!

ON OCTOBER 5, 2012 AT 11:35 PM, SKYLENE SAID:

yes because i keep going to a new school, so i thought that once we stay put for a couple years, i could get one. this year we are staying. and because of that i have a boyfriend

ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 AT 3:52 PM, MADDIE SAID:

yes....... it started that way but it ended uo that we r made 4 each other and we will probly get married in 2 years wen i graduate

ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 AT 6:50 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

no you don't have a bf to have someone around you to care

ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 AT 4:21 PM, JENNY SAID:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yesss! We only dated for two days though because i started feeling bad for him so i broke up with him.

ON AUGUST 10, 2012 AT 11:26 PM, KAITE SAID:

my bf is so romantice he got me two pares of earings and african seashells one time when we were in science i almost got suspended whatever and my bfhe took the blame hes so nice i hope he still likes me after that

ON AUGUST 10, 2012 AT 8:53 PM, NOELLI SAID:

No. Relationships are way too much work if you’re not really into the person.
That is compltly true in my opinion!

ON AUGUST 10, 2012 AT 3:16 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

i would never get a bf/gf just bcs to have one or to play with there heart its stupid.

ON AUGUST 10, 2012 AT 2:10 AM, SARINA SAID:

no i wonder never do that iwould want to be in a relationship that is true not fake like would play with somebodys heart jus cos they want to a bf/gf like honestly get real-.-

ON AUGUST 10, 2012 AT 1:16 AM, M C K A Y L A (: SAID:

ive done it ! it turned out legit... haha

ON AUGUST 9, 2012 AT 1:53 AM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

yes i have he would always wrap his arms around me and kiss me about 5 times a day and then 2 days ago he broke up with me for some other girl that he was dating for 7 months and so he was cheating on me and anothe girl that we are now friends bu this gf that he has had for 7 months hates me and his friend started a riumor saying that i said him and his gf had sex when i didnt his friend told me that and i didnt tell anyone and so now he wants to hang out and idk anymroe he used me cheated on me used me for sex eveyone told me he is 16 im 13 and all my other friends that are 16 said he did use me what a cheater and user an !!!

ON AUGUST 8, 2012 AT 6:04 PM, MCKAYLA SAID:

i have done that i do not recemend it to others

ON AUGUST 8, 2012 AT 6:00 PM, HOLLY SAID:

i say no i have never use a guy because u shoudent use a guy just to have a boyfriend like everyone else....duh

ON AUGUST 8, 2012 AT 1:01 PM, SHAKERA SAID:

i have done that but the boy i dated i hert him so he started to be mean then after a year he left me alone

ON AUGUST 7, 2012 AT 10:46 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

yes i thought i had to have to get all the other boys off me

ON AUGUST 7, 2012 AT 7:33 PM, KYLIE SAID:

i went out with this guy his name was david and i ended up being his first kiss and i fell so bad for breaking his heart

ON AUGUST 7, 2012 AT 5:10 PM, KATIE SAID:

i have been in many but most of them kept on gettiong in pants, sometimes i try not get be used and try to be my self but its hard, i do sometimes when im really depressed and then i end up liking them, and then i dont like it when they text me and ask me for pitchers

ON AUGUST 7, 2012 AT 2:31 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

Yes, unfortunately. He didn't mean anything and the reason I did it was because he had just broken up with this girl I didn't like. I wanted to get back at her, so I went out with him. It was stupid and petty, and I really regretted the decision as soon as I made it. Then I felt like a complete jerk when I broke up with him. I looked like a totally snob and I really wish I hadn't done that to him.

ON AUGUST 6, 2012 AT 6:06 PM, ALICIA SAID:

nope

ON AUGUST 6, 2012 AT 3:58 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

i never did, your basically using the person for what you want..

ON AUGUST 3, 2012 AT 7:10 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

NO THATS SOOOOOOOOO STUPID

ON AUGUST 3, 2012 AT 7:10 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

ON JULY 31, 2012 AT 5:36 PM, SAYING THE TRUTH SAID:

i have done that why i know why because when my friends have them i feel inbrassed because they always hang out with their boyfriends and i feel all loney and stuff so i get a boyfriend

ON JULY 30, 2012 AT 10:42 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

yeah i did i lasted 2 days or so but thats because i was stupid in middle school ya know

ON JULY 30, 2012 AT 12:26 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

Yes, I have but not in years

ON JULY 25, 2012 AT 2:04 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

Yessss !

ON JULY 24, 2012 AT 2:05 AM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

Yes kinda haha I dated one guy Becouse I was so upset over a guy I just lost so I went out with him Becouse I was so upset and lonely I regret messing with his feelings and do not recommend anyone to do it.!

ON JULY 23, 2012 AT 10:37 PM, ANONYMOUS SAID:

Yeaa.. But Im Really Picky About who i date bc i could just use guys for sex and we could be like FWB bc its fun and you get to keep an Attractive Friend and have sex with them whenever you want and if you get attached then so be it you can see if things work out . =)

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