How do I start? Well, there's this girl. I'm just going to call her "Nicki." I work with her at "the rec center."
She's a keen girl that I think is sweet on me, but I am not sure. She often brings me little trinkets. Once she brought me a pair of leather gloves. Another gift she brought me was wifebeaters. A three pack. Random? Romantic? I'm just not sure.
At the "front desk" where we work, we laugh hartily at each other's quips. We are witty. I guess our relationship is kind of like Charlie Brown and Lucy.
She offers me both advice and the "ball" and I usually end up paying for both. At work I not only watch ESPN, but her nimble hands gently grasp the maroon cards and swipe them through the machine in one quick motion. I also like her nice eyes and her hair smells of cinnamon. Finally, I LOVE the way she's short.
So riddle me this, Dr Date, we frolic around the "gyms" and "fitness centers" together and although I'm her supervisor it doesn't get too weird (unless we play the Two Dragon game-but that's another story).
So how can I find out if she likes me (or let her know I like her) without losing professionalism in the work place?
- The unsure blue shirt
Dear The unsure blue shirt,
You want to know how to find out if she likes you? Just ask her, because chances are she's totally into you. Girls don't buy guys gifts unless they're hoping to win the affections of said guy.
She bought you leather gloves and tank tops? This girl is so into you I'm surprised you're just now discovering she's "sweet" on you. If both of you are completely into each other, I say go for it. There's only a week or so left in the semester. Is she staying around for the summer? Either way, now's your chance.
From what you describe, an office romance is what's in order. This girl is obviously crushing on you. She's probably doing all she can to show you how much she wants you. Make your move now, before it's too late. She's probably afraid to approach you because you are her supervisor. Just in case she's not completely into you, you might want to preface your conversation by saying something about how her job isn't in jeopardy. To use an "Anchorman" reference, just say "I'm going to say something. If you like it, you can keep it. If you don't, send it right back." Then ask her out.
- Dr. Date
Dear Dr. Date,
Hola- We are two single, attractive gals. But for some reason we have the hardest time finding two nice, cute guys here in Minneapolis. Where are they all? We just want some single guys to have fun with...and maybe more. Our motto is "we will try anything once, and if we like you, we'll try it twice!" Can you give us some good advice for picking up hotties? Because we could sure use it!
Also, how can we send out the vibe to let these single guys know we are up for some fun? Hook us up for Spring Jam, Doctor! Sincerely,
- Two Hot Girls in need of a Spring Fling
Dear Two Hot Girls in need of a Spring Fling,
Well, if you're truly only looking for a spring fling, there are a few steps you need to take in your quest for sex.
One: Make sure you're wearing a super short skirt and a low-cut shirt.
Two: Twirl your hair with your finger and smack your gum really loudly.
Three: Find a fraternity party.
- Dr. Date
Dear Dr. Date,
I have this friend Louis, whos interested in this girl Janine. Louis is a great guy and hes pretty cool. But the thing is that Janine is really interested in this dude Egon. Egon's a cool guy too but Egon really isnt interested in Janine, hes more focused on his career.
Me and my friends want Louis to do something about this crush or move on. But we know nothing is gonna happen between Janine and Egon so we think Louis should just make a move, so we consulted the master.
However, before I go, Id like to ask (the wise, intelligent, Dr. Date, who if shes as beautiful as she is wise, must put the rest of the female population on campus to shame) on a Date. Who better to go out with then the master herself?
All right. So you want to hook up two of your friends. Well, if you think Janine can get past her feelings for Egon and might take a chance on Louis, by all means, push Louis to ask her out.
But if Janine really has feelings for Egon and there's even the remotest possibility he might decide later down the road he wants to start something up with Janine, Louis is going to be history.
It's been my experience that girls who have crushes take a long while to get over them. If Janine is truly crushing on Egon, a relationship with Louis or even dating him right now might not be a good idea. The only reason I say that is Janine won't give her full attention to Louis. She's always going to be hoping for something to happen with Egon.
As for the second portion of your letter, I am truly flattered, but I can't accept your invitation to a date. You see, the higher-ups at The Minnesota Daily might be mad if I agree to the date because I'd be:
One: Using this column for personal gain and
Two: Revealing myself to the campus.
I'm a secret, remember?
- Dr. Date
Dear Dr. Date,
I was reading Between a rock and a hard place's entry today and know a great solution to the long distance relationship emotions. My boyfriend lives in California and I was just dying without seeing him. We both decided to invest in webcams and now we can see and talk to eachother online for free. It is one of the best things I ever did with $20. I hope this will help!
- California dreamin'
Dear California dreamin',
Thanks for the input. It's great advice.
- Dr. Date
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