I think Junior high is when the opposite sex starts noticing each other without cooties attached. In 7th grade term, if you hold hands with a boy (outside of class) and kiss him, he's officially your boyfriend.
As I continue to explore from being single to it's complicated, I received my first dose of back stabbing, conniving girls and sneak attacks.
I had a BFF then and we were inseparable. Everything was great until this boy J entered our lives and started flirting with us. Of course when you're younger, you always send a friend to ask for you and find out whether or not the guy likes you. Turns out, he liked us both. My friend and I both agreed that we wouldn't let this boy get in between our friendship so we decided to both turn him down and tell him we're not interested. Stupid me, I went first. I called J up and told him I wasn't interested. A week later, my friend D (a friend of J's who's also dating my other girl friend C) calls me up and told me he saw J holding my BFF's hand. Alarm bells goes off and that was my first sneak attack blow. Still having faith in her, I denied it, saying maybe he didn't have his glasses on and it was another person. D tells me, "they asked me and C to go on a double date, I'm sure I didn't see another girl that up close..." When I confronted BFF about it, (according to her) she told J she wasn't interested but when I asked J later on about it, he said she never made such a statement which is why he went after her since I said no.
Enraged, I did what a normal girl would at that age. REVENGE. I called up J and told him I changed my mind and that I was interested after all. He dropped my BFF like a ton of bricks and came running to me. Needless to say, I split up with my BFF. She started back stabbing me and spreading rumors because we were once so close, she knew a lot about me. That was my first lesson at wall building to protect myself in the future. I dated this guy up to 8th grade until he wanted to get touchy feely with me. Then I dropped him because I wasn't ready to get naked. A month later, I found out he's going out with my ex-BFF. And a few months after that, right before graduation, I found out he had slept with her and dumped her and now getting ready to sow his seed in High School. He didn't even take her to prom.
I ended up going to the prom with my group of friends. When some guy came up to me to asked me to dance, he also asked me why I didn't have a date. I told him, "it's complicated..."