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    Hi! Erm, I think I'm just going to have to put in a bit of background.

    I'm 18 years old, just started a gap year.
    I've known that I'm gay for a long time, but only came out to most of my friends and family (well, my sister) over the last year or so.

    I would really love to get a girlfriend in the near future. I've never had one before - I've never even kissed a girl. (I've had plenty of crushes, but nothing came of them.) Some of my friends are in relationships now, which makes me sad.

    I'm wondering - how can I meet girls? I don't really know anyone who is openly gay. I've had a look for LGBT youth groups but there don't seem to be many in my area. And I'm not going to uni for another year...

    Any advice would be amazing!
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    When you get to uni, go along to all the freshers LGBT+ events and some of the stuff they organise during the first year (e.g. talks/ debates/ film nights/ club nights/ whatever) as it's a great way to get to know other people
    However, during your gap year it will probably be much harder. If you can't find any local LGBT+ groups, you could possibly consider travelling to one further afield once or twice, or going to visit friends at other unis and meeting people there. See if there are any LGBT+-friendly spaces near you (e.g. clubs, bars, etc.), or try to get in contact with people online (be sensible - don't meet up with strangers you've met online except in public places, talk to them on Skype/ phone beforehand if possible to check they're not some weird paedo guy, etc.).

    I didn't 'come out' until uni, but I've found that everyone at uni is very supportive and there is an active LGBT+ scene which is really great. I think you will probably find it hard during your gap year - but don't let that get you down, you'll have plenty of chances to get to know people at uni, and since everyone's in the same boat it's much easier
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