Annie Fox for Teens... Hey, Terra!

Annie (AKA Hey Terra!) has been around long enough to have experienced a lot of what Life can dish out. But, it hasn’t been so long that she's forgotten what it's like to be your age. Check out some of the thousands of email questions teens from around the world have sent to Terra. You may learn something useful from her answers:

From just friends to more?:
“Should I make the next move?”

Hey Terra,

I'm a "freshwoman" in high school. I asked a boy (a really good friend of mine) to Homecoming this year, about 4 weeks ago. We had a great time--we didn't dance or anything, but we talked outside for about an hour and a half--we really kept the conversation going. I have strong feelings for him; I'd really like to go out with him. He's the funniest, nicest guy, and when I talk to him, I get that warm, tingly feeling inside. Unfortunately, I have no classes with him this year, but I see him at lunch and between classes occasionally. I'm not sure whether or not to make the next move. I know that he thinks of me as a really good friend, but I don't know otherwise. I'd really like to ask him to come with me and my best friend, who also knows him well, to a movie or something like that soon, but I don't know if he'd get the wrong idea. Please help me! Thank you.

Not sure

Dear Not sure,

You'll never know what "idea" he'll get if you don't ask. A movie with you and another of his (and your) friends sounds like a good next step.

Good luck and let me know what happens!

In friendship,


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