Do you want a boyfriend? Why? Because you are lonely, or because you think it would enhance your life and that of the man you are with?

If you only want a boyfriend for status, or because you hate being alone, you aren’t likely to have a very successful or rewarding relationship. Getting into a relationship for these reasons often leads to codependency and sometimes even abuse.

The best thing you do for yourself (and your future boyfriend) is to work on your own life. When you already have a rewarding, satisfying life of your own you are more likely to meet a man who is good relationship material, more likely to attract him and more likely to be happy with him.

Do you want a boyfriend? Then the first step is to learn to love yourself.