Yup! What he said.Take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Beginner Rider Course. It's a great way to start. Check with nearby community colleges. Many of them offer this class at very reasonable rates.
Then, when you start to get a little arrogant, take the Experienced Rider's Course. You will learn all about your bad habits as well as the good habits that you haven't yet developed. Get your boyfriend to take this class with you. It's 8 hours of riding and talking about motorcycles. How bad can that be?
I'd like to take training classes or learn to ride well before I actually purchase a bike. But I'm not sure where to go that doesn't cost $250. Are there any? I'm in North Texas.