You don't need
a boyfriend/girlfriend at 16, but it's fun (mostly) to have one. Tips, lets see... first date? The park is always a good choice. The summer's almost ending, so you won't have too many opportunities to do something al fresco until next summer (unless, of course, you live in a warm climate) Challenge her to a game of basketball or tennis if she's athletic, or if not, take a walk and play on the playground (it's best to do that at night, when all the kids have gone home!
), push her on the swings; it might not sound good on paper, but it's quite cute. Big plusses in my book? A guy who calls when he says he does. Oh, and if you're asking her to something, have something planned. Don't be like, "Wanna do something tonight?" "Sure, what?" "I dunno" especially when asking her on the first date, you can pull the "I dunno" a bit farther down the road if you're going out with her!
I know that's very rare, so I hold on to any guy who follows that rule! It shows that you're really interested and you care about her feelings. Kisses on the first date? If I like the guy, I definitely appreciate it, but if you're not sure, follow the tips that some of the other members gave. Keep showing interest, keep your promises, and you'll definitely get somewhere. Even if this girl isn't interested in you, she might recommend to you to her single friend! One more thing, if she starts showing signs of not being interested, like always been busy and not giving you a direct answer or "I'd really love to, but I have practice, how about next week?" kind of answer, or she tells you, "I'm sorry, I'm not interested in having a boyfriend right now" back off. I know it's hard, but you'll definitely sever anything with her or one of her friends if you come across as clingy. But don't give up, girls change their mind all the time. She might just call you 2 months down the road asking you out!
(Trust me, this does happen) Good luck!