The Teenage Guide to Popularity is a big, big sham.
Three important rules for breaking up: don't put off breaking up when you know you want to. Prolonging the situation only makes it worse. Tell him honestly, simply, kindly, but firmly. Don't make a big production, don't make up an elaborate story. This will help you avoid a big tear jerking scene. If you want to date other people say so, but be prepared for the boy to feel hurt and rejected.
Even if you've gone together for only a short time and haven't been too serious, there's still a feeling of rejection when someone says she prefers the company of others to your exclusive company, but if you're honest and direct and avoid making a flowery emotional speech when you break the news, the boy will respect you for your frankness and honesty. He'll appreciate the kind of straightforward manner in which you told him your decision - unless he's a real jerk or a cry baby, you will remain friends.
I'm head of the class - I'm popular.
I'm a quarterback - I'm popular.
My mom says I'm a catch - I'm popular.
I'm never last picked.
I got a cheerleader chick.
Being attractive is the most important thing there is. If you want to catch the biggest fish in your pond, you have to be as attractive as possible.
Make sure to keep your hair spotless and clean: wash it at least every two weeks - once every two weeks - and if you see Johnny Football-Hero in the hall, tell him he played a great game. Tell him you like his article in the newspaper
I'm the party star -I'm popular.
I've got my own car - I'm popular.
I'll never get caught - I'm popular.
I make football bets.
I'm a teacher's pet.
I purpose we support a one month limit on going steady. I think It will keep you both more able to deal with weird situations and get to know more people. I think if you're ready to go out with Johnny, now's the time to tell him about your one month limit. He won't mind - he'll appreciate your fresh look on dating - and once you've dated someone else, you can date him again. I'm sure he'll like it! Everyone will appreciate it! You're so novel! What a good idea! You can keep your time to yourself! You don't need date insurance! You can go out with whoever you want to: every boy - every fuckin' boy - in the whole world could be yours if you'll just listen to my plan: the Teenage Guide to Popularity!
released February 4, 2016
Music and chorus by Matthew Caws and Daniel Lorca
Verses by Gloria Winters with rearrangement by Caws.