One hundred percent of teenagers dream about making out, but they only dream about making out with 5 percent of other teenagers. This means our dreams and our realities are barely on speaking terms, so we look forward to making out with people who aren't real, keeping us in a nearly universal state of teen frustration. It screws us up for the rest of our lives, as we keep hoping for the unattainable. It's like if you planned your whole life around meeting Garfield, the cartoon cat. I do not know anyone who claims they want to own a cat someday, but they're holding out for Garfield. If I met somebody who broke up with their cats every few weeks and said, "He just doesn't eat lasagna," or "I don't know, he was nice, but seldom seemed to be thinking sassy wisecracks about the slobbering dog," I would have to assume this person was an idiot. Yet practically every teenager on earth channels their deepest sexual and romantic yearnings into fantasies.
-- Rob Sheffield, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran, p. 186-187