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'I don't have a boyfriend...'

Dear Diana,
I'm 23 and don't have a boyfriend. Most of my friends have one and some will soon be getting engaged. I never did care for guys and love, but now hearing about my pals and their love life, I crave for the attention they get. They are showered with lavish gifts. I tried getting friendly with this guy I met at a party, but he did not show interest. I completed my postgraduation last year and work as a trainee in a travel agency. I intend to pursue a travel and tourism course to further my career in the tourism industry. My pals tell me I am too studious and don't know how to enjoy life. This is the reason they feel I don't have a guy on the scene. How do I find a boyfriend? I have set myself a deadline of one month. My pals tell me I will never have a guy in my life.
— Smriti

Illustration/Amit Bandre
Illustration/Amit Bandre 

Dear Smriti,
You can't go shopping for a boyfriend. Love happens. You are only 23, so there is no big rush. There is no need to set a deadline and an expiry date for your Mission Boyfriend. Things don't work like this. There are loads of men out there, but finding Mr Right takes time. Remember there is no point in going out with any guy you come across for the heck of it. He might be a jerk or cause more harm than good to you. Just be patient. There is someone for everyone and you will come across that man. You might meet someone at your work place or during your travel tourism course or just about anywhere. When you meet that someone, things just click. You will feel comfortable being with him. Also, there is no point comparing yourself with your pals who have boyfriends. You don't need a guy to splurge you with gifts, you can buy what you fancy with your own money. Think about it for a while. You'll understand on your own.

Diana will solve it!
Write to Diana at diana@mid-day.com, or fax her on 24112009. You can also post letters to Dear Diana, Mid Day, Peninsula Centre, Dr S S Rao Road, opp Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400012

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