Having a Boyfriend, 101

Having a Boyfriend, 101

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FINALLY, Faye is going to give us the DL on having a boyfriend. *Squee!* —Sparkitors

“My friends think I've gone crazy, my judgments gettin' kinda hazy / My steeze is gonna be affected if I keep it up like a love sick crack head”

Oh my gosh. Ke$ha is a steezing genius!

If I’ve learned one thing from my once-a-week, 150-minute Intro to Psychology class, it’s that I’ve got an approximately 45-minute-long attention span. If I’ve learned a second thing, it’s that your brain loves messing with you.

When you’re “in love,” you’re on drugs. Literally. Your brain releases all sorts of endorphins when you’re “love struck.” The warm and fuzzy feeling you get from being around your sweetiepie is caused by increased levels of dopamine, which stimulates your desire and reward system. This has the same effect on your brain as taking cocaine! Love also lowers your serotonin levels to the same as someone with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, causing you to obsess about your boo. You may also experience increased energy, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, and difficulty focusing on anything besides your smexy-candy-panda. This is perfectly normal.

With all that said, what’s it like to have a boyfriend?


Maybe it’s the endorphins talking, but having a boyfriend is totally awesome! Ash and I hold hands. We give each other quick kisses before class. We spend exorbitant amounts of time together. We stayed up until 4 in the morning one night, laying on my bed and talking about life. We’re so adorable it’s disgusting.

Now Sparklers, I don’t want you getting worried about me dropping out of college and running away with Ash to Las Vegas. I think I’ve managed to find the one person in the world with a more intense work ethic than my own. Seriously, if I tell Ash I’ve got a lot of work to do, he refuses to hang out with me until I’ve gotten some of it done. I’m also determined not to become THAT friend. You know who I’m talking about—your friend who’s always with her boyfriend, and when she actually is hanging out with you she’s texting her boyfriend the entire time. So I’ve been making a conscious effort to have girl time—my friends and I went to a cute Thai restaurant last weekend and then watched Anastasia (which isn’t actually a Disney movie).

And now for a quick Q&A!
Q. How the heck do I make my best guy friend/crush act the same way that Ash did?
A. I have no idea. I don’t think there’s any special formula to turn a Boy Friend into a boyfriend. It just happens. My advice is to just keep doing what you’re doing, drop a few hints, point him in the right direction and hope things work out. That doesn’t exactly answer your question…but here’s a fun college fact for you!

College Fact #16: You don’t need a boyfriend.
I know, I’m kind of contradicting what I’ve been saying this entire time, but I don’t want to leave all the single ladies out. Having a boyfriend is great, but so is hanging out with the girls or crushing on three different guys at once. Just have fun doing what you’re doing with whomever you’re with, instead of wishing you were always someplace else.

Now, my weekend plans:

  • Study for a Calc. exam
  • Grab Chinese food with the boyfriend for an early Valentine’s Day
  • Stroll romantically through the aisles of Tarzhay (that’s Target in a French accent)
  • Figure out what to get Ash for Valentine’s Day. Help, anyone?

Well I have a Physics exam, so I should probably get some... coffee.

Sleep is for the weak,

Faye :)

Anybody have any Valentine's gift ideas for Faye?

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