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67. Female Seeks Mature Male
Julia was 12 years old. Her best friend
was 13. Summer was almost over. School was
to start. Julia and Betsy were having lunch
BurgerBoy. Betsy had decided that Julia needed a
“But why?” asked Julia. “I’m okay without one.
good is a 12-year-old boy anyway? All they’re
in is playing baseball or riding their skateboards.
does a girl fit into that picture?”
silly,” replied Betsy. “And forget about 12-year-olds. They’re
. You should go for someone more experienced—someone at
13 years old. Someone who will carry your
and walk you to your classes. You need
who’ll give you a Valentine’s Day card and
your birthday. You need someone to comfort you
you’re sad and lonely. You need someone to
“But my dad does that! That’s what
are for. He comforts me; he protects me.
he remembers my birthday, too. I’ve got a
to carry my books, and I know where
my classes are. I don’t need an escort.
a Valentine’s Day card means that someone loves
. What if I don’t love them back? I
’t want a Valentine’s Day card from someone I
’t love. I don’t love anyone anyway. I’m too
. I don’t think I even know what love
. Besides, you don’t have a boyfriend. Why should
“Because you're my first client. I've decided that
'm going to be a matchmaker when I grow
“Well, if I'm your first client, that means
'll probably also be your first mistake. No, thank