If you don't have a girlfriend yet then you probably just haven't met the right girl. I'm 18 and have never had a boyfriend. I don't feel bad about it. I don't need a dude to validate me, and I'm not going to waste my time on a guy who I don't really care about just to get other people's approval. Same should go for you. You're perfectly fine on your own. Do the shit you like to do, be happy, and eventually the right girl will come along and things will click.
Just don't, whatever you do, be desperate, creepy, or try to hard. Contrary to what romantic movies would like you to believe, stalkers/overly obsessed guys are not attractive.
Unlike some folks have told you, you can have a serious relationship at 18 and being faithful and making it work, some people are able to, some are not. The relationships can get in the middle of your projects or not, depends how you handle the situation. Of course, it requires maturity, but is not the first time I know somebody who got married to the boyfriend or girlfriend they dated in the teen years and are happy now.
But again, you do not "need" a girlfriend. Eventually you will get one, but forcing it only will make you look desperate and scare possible "girlfriends to be". I do not say you are desperate, but it can look like that if you go "in hunting mode".
I care because I'm in the same shoes as him, but regarding boyfriends. Saying "Become Interesting/attractive!" is ultimately an insult to dignity. People should not have to change in order to find the right people. It's like in a faulty relationship with your parents: You want them to change, but you are perfect! You need nothing to change! That isn't true, because ultimately not only one side in the parent-child relationship is at fault; each side has its own faults.
I am sure girls would swoon over this boy if their own standards and opinions about themselves being too good for him would change. He is 18. I am sure that by this time he has made a heck of a lot of changes to his life in order to encourage his success in finding the girl he would like, but the girl he would like may be in the category of "too perfect for you". Point of the matter: people are faulty on both sides, not on just one. Embrace that and realize you are not the height of all things mighty and that maybe in the lowest slumps there are people like this fellow here that have a tough time getting a girlfriend, which ultimately is an outburst for his need to be loved. Everyone deserves that, but society enforces some incredibly stupid rules and limits, especially towards introverts.
True, I suppose, though the way he worded his post makes me think that he is being overly picky. Desperate for a girlfriend, but won't settle for anything less than a perfect one, and perfect people don't exist. Not to mention, he sounds like your stereotypical Nice Guy. "Wah I don't have a girlfriend. The universe owes me a girlfriend, because I'm so nice."
True there are people on both sides who are faulty, but you can change then so you're never going to get anywhere without actively doing something about it on your side, for instance, making an attempt to be more sociable.
Eh...I don't need a girlfriend right now; not when college is so much more important. I am waiting until I am at least 25 to have a serious relationship. For now, I'm just going to have one-night stands until that time when I feel like I am mature enough to be in a serious relationship. Seriously, that shit takes dedication; something a lot of males my age do NOT have. Young lovers are more likely to cheat on one another and thus, I don't want to pursue something serious. Seriously, wait. Wait until you're done with school, have achieved a major goal, etc. Be comfortable with yourself before you date. I have confidence in my looks, and I know I can handle a social situation, but even so, I just want to be free and do what I WANT before that time comes.
Jesus! I would advise AGAINST having a significant other until you're at least 21. For now, just go have some one-night stands like most youngins' your age do. Seriously, 18 is too young for a serious relationship.
Quality, not quantity, hon. Don't base your lack of a girlfriend on all the girls who won't work. Wait for one who will.
Relationships are meant to enhance your life, not become them. Be comfortable enough with yourself that you CAN be alone. That way if (when) the right girl does come along, you will have room for her in your life but she won't become your sole purpose of living, if that makes sense.
When you focus on "this is what I don't have" you set yourself up for disappointment. Wait for a girl you really like who can fit into your lifestyle.
I'm 22 and have no girlfriend. Granted, my life thus far has been a bit nomadic, so that's something of an excuse. Most of the girls I want to date are either in a different state, or different country.