I'm new to the boards so let me lay down my situation: I'm 18 now and have been overweight most of my life. Along with being overweight I am pretty tall 6'2'' and being this size gave me full body stretchmarks... how fun... But really, I've had 5, maybe 6 years to deal with my body-image issues and I'm really okay with myself now! Which might be due to the fact that I've been losing weight over the past year: and have had a few girls tell me that I'm handsome etc. I shouldn't worry about stretchmarks/being overweight. Okay But now I have to realise that I've spent the majority of my life single and have little to no relationship experience... which is really a shame. I don't want to speak for other people but I'm totally eligible ... I'm not sore to the eyes, I can write/sing/play guitar/animate/draw/play tennis like a pro: But I haven't thought about myself in a positive light for a loooong time. And only now am I ready to have a girlfriend (ready and trying not to rush it). Here's my situation: Single and have the attention of a few girls: but only one of them is outright dying to be my girlfriend. She told me "Daniel your so sexy" on one occasion which was a first... she also hugged me and cried on my graduation day which I thought was really sweet... she says hi to me on every occasion (or did: I see her only at the store where I work now). Basically I can start a relationship with this girl and I'm considering it: But she is one of many and I just don't know if I should 'give myself' to her! It would make her very happy I know, and it would give me someone to spend time with/experience some real important 1sts, but I could and would like to wait for a girl I find more physically/socially attractive: and THAT is my problem. I feel like a total hypocrite and to be honest a jerk about it, just because I have had more attractive girls attention before I seem to have this mental block for going for less attractive girls... This isn't how I want to be but I can't help it. I really would like to get to know this girl and be her bf for a WHILE but I can't imagine myself settling and being as happy with her as I might with someone else... This is a long post I know so thanks for reading this far, if you can offer me any advice I'd really appreciate it. I'm basically a diamond in the rough kind of guy with alot to give, and I don't want to overwhelm this girl who is already crazy about me by starting a relationship with her... in the end if I have to breakup with her I will feel terrible. I just have this feeling that the time spent with her might be worth it. Thanks a ton in advance for any advice.