How to Date in Middle & High School with Shallon Lester

Learn about Shallon Lester, one of Howcast's dating experts, in this video.


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Dating is tough at any age, but navigating romantic relationships in middle school and high school can be particularly treacherous. Help your love life run more smoothly by checking out the advice given by dating coach Shallon Lester in these videos. She'll tell you how to flirt, how to get a guy or girl's attention, how to be more popular, how to French kiss (and how to kiss your crush in a way they'll never forget!), how to read body language, how to have a great first date, and much more.



Hey guys. My name is Shallon and I'm here to help you with all the questions you might have about love, lust, romance, and everything in between. I'm a California girl living here in New York City where I write for Star magazine and Gossip Girl, and I just published my second book called "Exes and Ohs." It's a hilarious, awkward, and embarrassingly true collection of dating memoirs -- yes, based on my own life. You might remember me from my TV show called Downtown Girls on MTV last summer. And you can also find me on twitter @downtownshallon or be sure to check out my website, thanks.


  • Shallon Lester

    Dubbed "Carrie Bradshaw 2.0" by Cosmopolitan magazine, Shallon Lester is a two-time published author, dating expert and reality star. In 2008 she co-authored "Hot Mess: Summer in the City" with Julie Kraut; she currently writes for Glamour magazine and the TV show Gossip Girl. Her new novel "Exes and Ohs: A Downtown Girl's (Mostly Awkward) Tales of Love, Revenge and a Little Facebook Stalking" details her life as a single girl in Manhattan, a la Chelsea Handler but, as her publisher puts it, "better written and fueled by Veuve Cliquot instead of Grey Goose." She lives in New York and Newport Beach, CA. She is fluent in French, Italian and sexting.