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GL's cutie confessional: 4,000+ guys 'n' girls gave us the scoop on the opposite sex. Want the deets? Read on, sistah! You know you want to ...

It's everything you've ever wanted to know but never had the guts (or truth serum!) to ask. Does he like your shoes? Should you get him a V-Day gift? When is it time to go Facebook official? Find out what gets his attention, what he's thinking during your first date and a whole lot more.

Dates he actually wants to go on

Dates he actually wants to go on

7 SWEETIES SUGGEST ...

* Studying together (yes, for reals!)

* Roller skating

* Bowling

* Sharing something yummy, like a hot fudge sundae

* Grabbing coffee

* Hitting the mall with mutual friends

Going for the old standby?

Dinner and a movie is fine, but do your dude a favor, advises Justin D., 14, and don't pick a cliched rom-com.

ANATOMY OF A DREAM DATE

Forget spazzing over the size of your boobs or the shininess of your hair, it's what's on the inside. No, really!

"I love a girl with a sense of humor about herself."--Rodrigo X., 14

"As into me as I am her."--Jason C., 16

"Great taste in music."--Matthew M., 15

"She's gotta be chill and laid-back."--Adam N., 14

"Easy to have a good conversation with."--Patrick L., 15

"She's smart."--Tyler M., 12

"She's funny!"--Jake R, 16

"She's kind."--Matt Z., 15

"She's interesting."--Turner W., 14

Guy-approved

[check] Molding hands in the halls

[check] Hugging by your locker

[check] Sitting together at lunch

[check] Hanging with your crew

What should I get
my crush for
Valentine's Day?

42%   Card
38%   Brownies
20%   Nothing


Second-guessing your style?

The truth is, most guys couldn't care less what you wear. While 47% say you've gotta look good, that doesn't mean you have to spend hours on your appearance. When in doubt, grab a trusty pair of Levis. They love it when you wear skinny jeans with a tee and cute shoes (yay, Shailene!). Top off your outfit with a confident smile and you'll have your crush wrapped around your little finger.

Save heels for special occasions. 82% prefer flats and sneakers to stilettos.

Do they care about hair? You bet!

60% Sweet 'n' shoulder-length like Emma

36% Long 'n' lovely like Miley

2%

Bold 'n' bobbed like Dianna

2% Short 'n' sassy like Emma

Yes, he wants a GF!

65% of guys said they really, truly want to be your boyfriend.

21% of guys are cool with keeping things chill as friends.

14% of guys just wanna play around. Watch out for the playas!

HIS BIGGEST, DATING DO? Surprise!

73% of guys love group dates, especially early on. So get his crew and your gals and have a blast!

Is it ever OK to ask
a guy out by ...

       No    Yes

TEXT   63%   37%
NOTE   79%   21%

Sorry, ladies, looks like you'll hove to do the asking
the old-fashioned way ... in person!


CAN YOU DATE AN EX'S FRIEND?

61% of guys might go for it ... but only if your thing with his bud was casual.

Coupled up? Don't ....

Whip out your cell every sec. Samir C, 15, says texting during a first date (or any date, for that matter) is a major turnoff.

Change your relationship status ASAP. Almost half of the guys surveyed are so not fans of goin' Facebook official.

Keep quiet. Teddy T., 15, says the way to keep his interest long-term is to, natch, be interesting. So speak your mind, girl!

STOP freaking out about ...

YOUR FIRST KISS. Guys are just as freaked out about when, where and with whom as you are, says 14-year-old Will F. While 10% of guys got their first kisses when they were 11 or younger, nearly half have never been kissed.

NON-REPLIES. He hasn't texted you back? Don't worry. According to Tommy F., 16, he'd much rather chat you up face-to-face.

BREAKOUTS. Using too much makeup to cover up imperfections can make you look like a clown, says Edam C., 15.

The question we always get asked ... ANSWERED! Does he like me?

The confusion is mutual. Guys want you to be straightforward. Remember Subtle signals are lost on guys, says Taylor T., 14, so come right out and share your feelings. And once you do, you'll know where he stands.

5 Guys SPILL THEIR FAVORITE THING AROUT GIRLS

"They're really cute when they're embarrassed."--Rodrigo X., 14

"They think about things in different ways."--Patrick F., 15

"How her hand fits perfectly in mine."--Tobias M., 13

"They're sexy."--Nick T., 17

"I probably shouldn't say it!"--Ben O., 14

4 LIES YOU'VE BEEN TOLD ABOUT LOVE

LOVE LIE #1 If you wanna get a guy, you've gotta put out.

Even though 52% of you have had at least one boyfriend (and 1 in 5 has had two or three), more than 70% are still waiting for their first kiss.

LOVE LIE #2 But everyone else is doing it so I should, too, right? Wrong! Right after being cheated on, girls listed guys pushing for intimacy as being their No. 1 deal-breaker. And just 'cause other sweeties are redefining static cling doesn't mean you've gotta get touchy-feely. A quarter of chicas we chatted with would rather not hold hands in the halls, and 15% say hands off by their lockers.

LOVE LIE #3 The dude's gotta cough up the dough.

Girls are leaping into 2012 with a modern mindset--71% wanna go halfsies on the first date. You might face a fight with a chivalrous cutie, though: The same percentage of guys insist on footin' the bill themselves.

LOVE LIE #4 My friends will make fun of me if I date a dork. Of the thousands of girls surveyed, most ranked a sense of humor, kindness and honesty far higher than being the star quarterback or class hottie. As 14-year-old Ashlee V. said, "Personality rules. Looks are just a bonus."

'FESS UP! WHAT GIRLS REALLY THINK ABOUT BOYS

FRIENDS FIRST. Falling for your bud? Totes normal! 79% have crushed on a BGF. And 55% of guys say they're crushin' back!

CLOTHES CHECK. 25% of girls judge guys by what they wear. And just what do you loathe about a cutie's clothes? 75% think tight pants on guys are heinous, and 85% say pants buckled below the butt are totally gross.

THE EX FACTOR. Only 7% of you would definitely date your bestie's ex-BF. 27% say heck no and the other 66% are sittin' on the fence.

KISS 'N' TELL. When's the right time to pucker up? More than half of you are willing to lock lips on the first date, while l6% would wait for the second date.

WHAT GIRLS REALLY WANT. 88% of girls yearn for a BF/GF relationship. Only 2% say they want boyfriends 'cause they feel left out, and 10% don't want a BF, period.

What's his type?

45% ATHLETES

18% ARTISTS

15% FASHIONISTAS

11% SMARTIES

11% REBELS

What's your type?

43% JOCKS

21% MUSICIANS

17% GEEKS

13% BAD BOYS

6% HIPSTERS
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