Q: My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year. He goes to a college all the way in Florida, and we hardly talk because he’s always so busy. A guy that is in some of my classes just told me he likes me, and he is super sweet. I feel like I might have feelings for him, but then what do I do about my boyfriend in Florida? Help!
A: Dear Double Life,
This is a sticky situation. It really all depends on how you feel about your current boyfriend. If you think that you love him enough to make the long distance thing work, then tell the new guy that you’re in a relationship and leave it at that. However, if your relationship is being hindered by the distance and the lack of communication, it might be time to break it off and try something new! High school is a time to date for fun, not to wrack your brain trying to make something work. If this new guy is as great as you say he is, this might be too good of an opportunity to pass up! Let me know how everything works out!
Q: The girl I have liked forever asked me if I wanted to go to the Mardi Gras Turnabout dance with her. Of course, I said “yes.” The thought of going somewhere with her as her “date” made me so nervous, but I was excited by the fact that she acknowledged my existence. Now that the Turnabout dance is cancelled (like it always is), I don’t have the opportunity to be her date anymore. She hasn’t said anything about rescheduling another date, but I really want the chance to get to know her better. Any thoughts?
A: Dear Corsage,
Aww! This is so touching. If she hasn’t said anything about going out with you even though the dance is cancelled, I’d get up the courage to ask her about it! If she likes you enough to ask you to a dance, I am sure she would be more than willing to go to a movie with you or something! You don’t have to go all out, and it is really nothing to be nervous about. Just stay calm and cool, and bring it up the next time you see her in class or at her locker! Good luck!
–Allisyn Ruttle, Brookside senior