Gilbert Blythe, Edward Ferrars, Rhett Butler, Mr. Darcy, and Mr. Rochester are not real people, and boys aren't looking to them as role models.We are also in the 21st century. Happiness does not equal boys. Our choices, our decisions, our arguments, our fights, our life should not have to do with boys. Friendships should not end over a boy. Job, college--those decisions should not rely on a boy. Our confidence should not come from a boy.
So the next time you find your mood affected by a single boy, try and picture everything else that is going well in your life and decide, "Well if he likes me, we'll go from there, but if he doesn't that I won't waste my time trying to change his mind!"