Dear Hope: Help Me Figure Out What I Am

Dear Hope,Dear Hope
I think I’m gay or straight or bi. The problem is I don’t know. It is really bothering me, because I’m 17 and should be able to figure out what I am. I’m attracted to girls, but I also feel feelings when I hang out with my best friend. What is wrong with me shouldn’t I just know what I like. Should I date girls? Boys? Or Both?
– Confused Male

Dear Confused Male,
Even though figuring yourself out can be tricky, you have time. You don’t need a label to determine who you like or who you are. Having feelings for both girls and boys is natural. Just be yourself. When you meet the right person, you will know you want to date them. Try not to let it bother you. Just be honest with yourself and follow your feelings. See where they take you.

Thank you for being brave and sending in your question.

Dear Hope

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