I don’t understand why I am the odd one out. Is there any formula to befriend a girl? I am not able to concentrate on my studies because of it.
— Jason

Illustration/ Amit Bandre

Dear Jason,
Just because most of your pals have a girlfriend does not spell that you need to have one ASAP. You are still in your teens, so romance can wait for a while. Instead, concentrate on your studies and make a career choice. It is strange that you cannot concentrate on your studies because of a lack of a girlfriend. When you have one, things might be worse. Also, there is no formula to have a girlfriend. You meet someone, you find things in common and click. For the moment concentrate on your studies.

Diana will solve it!
Write to Diana at diana@ mid-day.com, or fax her on 24150009. You can also post letters to Dear Diana, Mid Day, Peninsula Centre, Dr S S Rao Road, opp Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400012