Hi. Its my first post. Do you expect most 17 year old boys to have shown intrest in girls - or boys, by the time they reach that age? If he hasn't had any kind of relationship, would you think some people / parents / other parents etc might start asking his mother questions such as, 'Hasn't he got a girlfriend yet?', or 'Anyone special yet?' I accept he may be gay and I think he's a bit wary of telling his dad. any help welcomed.