“The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.”—Edmund Burke, who died in 1797, is best known for his late writings on the French revolution. The 18th-century member of Parliament, who was a Whig, was one of the first to decry the revolt as the dangerous work of a swinish multitude. (via theeconomist)
You have to face the fact that perhaps having a boyfriend or a girlfriend right now is not in the cards for you. In the mean time: work on your self-esteem, hang out with your friends, do well in school, go for walks, stay up late and sleep in, get a hobby, watch your favorite movie, listen to your favorite band; have fun and enjoy being young. A relationship will come, but not by force or desperation or impatience.