November 29, 2013 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom


As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in NO MORE than 250 words, to before midnight Thursday 5th December.

I'm 17 year old girl and I've never had a boyfriend. I've never felt that I need one, but now I start feeling lonely and I feel that I need someone to love. Two weeks ago I met a boy and I really like him. He is really into me. He texts, calls me every day and often tells me compliments. He asked me out on a date two times, but both times I told him that I had no time. Actually, I was afraid. I have an orthodontic device in my mouth called Herbst Appliance, which looks scary to every boy (and girl). It is not visible when the mouth is closed, but when I open it's oh God, that looks really scary and ugly. I tried kissing and both boys did not feel it (I think). I know that he will kiss me if I go on a date with him. I just don't know what should I do. Maybe I should show it to him before he kisses me in case he feels it by himself or sees it when I laugh with a wide smile and I will scare him or then he will find me ugly or it will be a shame for him to kiss with me and etc. What should I do? He is the best guy I have ever met.
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