Disclaimer: I realize I’m working with a stereotype with this analogy but if you have a teenage daughter you may want to share it with her.
If boys were different kinds of boats they’d all start out as row boats. In middle school they evolve into boats with engines. Teenage boys are fascinated with their motors, if you know what I mean. By the time they get into high school many of them continue to evolve, turning into fishing boats, throwing out their lines to see what they can catch. Some boys even subscribe to the catch and release program, hooking up with as many girls as possible. Other boys work on building muscles and turn into speed boats. They expect girls to be impressed with their physical prowess. Be careful ladies, with a speed boat, the relationship is NEVER about you.
The bottom line is boys want experience. The problem is rarely does a boy tell a girl that he just wants experience. Instead, he’ll say whatever he needs to say to score. It’s unfortunate when a girl expects the relationship to last forever.
But all is not lost. As boys get older, some of them continue to evolve. A few boys even turn into yachts. A yacht is a man who treats a woman with respect. He adores her and supports her dreams. Please, ladies, don’t waste your time with fishing boats or speed boats. You are yacht worthy.