Dear Miss Emily:

I like a girl, but she says she doesn't like me like a boyfriend but always acts like she does.  What do I do?
Stuck

---------------------Miss Emily's advice-------------------

Dear Stuck:

 It depends on what you mean by "she treats me like a boyfriend."  In my opinion, treating someone like a boyfriend (of course, this depends on age) means more than just hanging-out and having good conversations.  In fact, one of the reasons a girl likes to talk to a particular guy is because he's a good listener (same can be true for you guys, as well!), and there are common interests.  But a real boyfriend/girlfriend relationship usually involves wanting to get together is a romantic way (again, defined by age).  I would think that's what she means when she tells you she does not like you in boyfriend terms, but as a good friend.  Teenagers are always testing the waters, so she may be flirting a little too, because she likes the attention.  I would not push it, and don't follow her like a  puppy.  Get friendly with other girls.  If the girl you like suddenly takes notice, then she has more feelings than she's admitting.  But beware of the type who doesn't want you, but doesn't want anyone else to have you, either!