Q How do I get a boyfriend? Well, from your question it sounds like there isn’t a particular person you like at the moment, so I’m assuming we’re talking about a boyfriend in general, not how to ask out someone you know already. One thing to think about first is why do you want a boyfriend?  Sometimes people feel pressure because if seems like everyone has boyfriends or girlfriends so they should have one too, but in reality plenty of people are single and happy that way.  Meeting people who might become a boyfriend is pretty similar to making new friends. A lot of us find it difficult to find, make or keep friends – sometimes because they are shy or find it difficult to start a conversation. The best friendships, including dating relationships, are with people who share common interests, so you could try joining groups, activities or teams that interest you, which will give you the chance to meet new people. This gives you something to talk about and can increase your confidence to talk about other things with potential new friends.  Watch and learn from social people who make friends easily, practise looking people in the eye when you talk to them, and listen to what others are saying, rather than focusing on your own self-consciousness – and smile. When you talk to someone new, ask them questions about themselves or what they like to do; it’s a good way to get started.  If there is already someone you are interested in, or if you try the suggestions above and become interested in someone new, the main thing is to try to relax and be yourself. Lots of thoughts and feelings arise when you are around a person you like and a big one is fear of rejection.  Most people are scared of being rejected because they think it means that there is something wrong with them.  Just remember that this relationship stuff is new to everyone your age and the person you like is probably just as nervous about getting it right as you are.    Telling someone that you like them or asking someone out can be really nerve wrecking & embarrassing. You can try asking them out through a text or pm, and if they say no, at least you can get the news in privacy, and it can be easier for them to have time to think about their answer.  However, if you’re pretty confident that they like you back you may feel self-assured enough to ask them face to face. Just remember it’s important to respect the answer they give, and make sure they don’t feel pressured either way.  Good luck! 
Q Why do girls have to be classified as "girly girls" or "tom boys"? This is because of stereotypes! A stereotype is an overly simple belief about a particular group of people and is often negative. By stereotyping we assume that a person is, thinks, or acts like all members of a certain group. For example, a stereotype is that all girls like dressing up and wearing makeup and that all boys like sport. They make us ignore differences between individuals and think things about people that might not be true. They also make us believe that people should act in certain ways which can make us treat others badly because they don’t ‘fit’ a particular stereotype. So, we need to be really careful when we make assumptions about other people just because they are a girl, a boy, short, tall, skinny, overweight, living with a disability, have different cultural backgrounds to ourselves or any other factor.
Q Why are girls and boys judged by the way they dress? Sometimes people are judged by how they dress because of silly stereotypes. A stereotype is an overly simple belief about a particular group of people and is often negative. By stereotyping we assume that a person is, thinks, or acts like all members of a certain group. For example, a stereotype is that all girls like dressing up and wearing makeup and that all boys like sport. They make us ignore differences between individuals and think things about people that might not be true. They also make us believe that people should act in certain ways which can make us treat others badly because they don’t ‘fit’ a particular stereotype. So, we need to be really careful when we make assumptions about other people just because they are a girl, a boy, short, tall, skinny, overweight, living with a disability, have different cultural backgrounds to ourselves or any other factor.
Q What rights does each person have in a friendship? Everyone has rights and responsibilities in any relationship, whether it is a friendship or a dating relationship.       Those rights and responsibilities go hand-in-hand and if all friends keep them in mind then the friendship will be healthy and positive.  For example, in a friendship you have the right to be spoken to respectfully, even during an argument, and you have the responsibility to speak to your friend in a respectful way, which protects their rights as well.  Have a look at the list below to see other important rights and responsibilities:     
I have the right  …  I have the responsibility … 
To be spoken to and treated respectfully at all times, even during an argument.  To communicate with respect – no name calling and no pressuring – even when we are arguing  
Respectfully disagree with my friend about things  To respect that my friend will have different opinions  
To say no to things I don’t want to do, without being pressured  To ask my friend to do things with me and respect the decision they make for themselves 
To be treated like an equal  To treat my friend as my equal 
To feel safe  To not threaten or control my friend 
To express my opinions honestly   To listen 
To have my cultural and spiritual beliefs recognised  To accept my friends' cultural and spiritual beliefs 
To hang out with my friends and family without my friend  To give my friend space to hang out with their friends and family without me 
To not be abused  To not abuse 
    Remember also that if you feel like your rights are not being respected, it’s important to speak to a trusted adult like a parent, a teacher or a guidance counsellor about it, and get some help.