Waiting For a Girl Like You is the ninth episode of Season 9 of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It aired on November 8, 2009 in Canada and on February 5, 2010 in the United States.


Declan sets his sights on Holly J., but will her bad attitude cause him to stop chasing her?

Main Plot

It's Matchmaker Week at Degrassi and Declan's not interested in a serious relationship. But when he sets his sights on Holly J. as his next romantic victim, he is surprised to find she's immune to his charms. He tries too hard to win her over, using every means available, from money and power to his sister and internet for information mining. Eventually, he wins her over by playing with the kids in Friday night babysitting. After that they later go out for pizza at a fancy restaurant and when they were about to kiss he gets text message from his girlfriend named Trish. He chooses to ignore it and then they finally kiss each other.

Sub Plot

Meanwhile, when Leia confides in Chantay about her rocky relationship with Danny, Chantay suggests she break up with him to make him want to win her back. She has ulterior motives in this, however, as she has been harboring a big crush on him for a while. When Danny doesn't ask her back and instead turns his interests to Chantay, she feels very conflicted as she wants to be his girlfriend but doesn't want to betray Leia as a friend. She tells Danny the whole truth behind the break-up and that he should get back with Leia, but it turns out he wasn't happy and wanted to get out of it anyway. Danny and Chantay decide that after an acceptable waiting period, the two of them will start a relationship.

  • This episode was aired on The-N as a Valentine's special along with '910 Someday' titled "Degrassi Love Games".
  • This episode is named after the song "Waiting For A Girl Like You" by Foreigner.
  • This episode marks the beginning of Holly J. and Declan's relationship.
  • This episode marks the beginning of Danny and Chantay's relationship.
  • Landon Liboiron (Declan) was nominated for a Gemini for this episode.
  • It has been a year since Sav and Anya started dating in Hungry Eyes.
  • This episode marks the end of Danny and Leia's relationship.

  • "Oh Yes, It's Love" by The Bicycles
  • "No Wonder" by The Tessas
  • "Lullaby Appetite" by Alexa Wilkinson
  • "Let's Talk" by Hanna Georgas - Heard during Holly J.'s and Declan's first kiss.