Great Expectations

Dear Short Answers: There is an older divorced woman in town who seems to like my company a lot because she invites me to join her at numerous events (like dinners and parties).  When we go out, she always pays for the meals and the tickets.  I enjoy being with her but there is certainly [...]

All’s Fair

Dear Short Answers: How do you tell your boyfriend that the only reason you hang around him is because you have a crush on his sister??? KLT Dear KLT: Siblings are a time honored form of Date Bait.  If you must spell it out for him (and are you sure you must?).  Please be kind. [...]

Managed Expectations

Dear short Answers: What is Courtship? Novice Dear Novice: Courtship is a short period that accompanies falling  in love during which no courtesy or gesture of love is spared. It is, if you will, a mating dance that is highly pleasurable and entertaining and should be cherished but not in any way construed as a [...]

Her Loss, Your Gain

Dear Short Answers: I live in a small town. Someone I know quite well broke up with her guy a few months ago. I ran into her in a bar and she shared how happy she was that it was over. She has a history of having a short temper and although she started calmly [...]

Measuring Up

Dear Short Answers: I’ve always liked really tall guys but I think I’m falling in love with a guy who is even shorter than I am. Is it possible to change one’s taste in men?  Or do you think this is just a short guy phase that I will grow out of?  I don’t want [...]

Yes or No

Dear Short Answers: Is it polite to go out with boys you don’t really like just to be nice? Or is it mean to waste their money if you’re not really into them? Girl Trying to Do the Right Thing Dear Girl: You should value your own time, not just their money. If you are [...]

Three Is Crowded

Dear Short Answers: I have a female friend who is in her early 70s, very attractive and in excellent health. We try to have lunch together at least once a week. She recently decided however that she wants to find a “boyfriend.”  I think this is great (for her) but she has started to bring [...]

You’re a Big Boy Now

Dear Short Answers: There is a woman at work who has (I am positive) an unnaturally strong crush on me.  She doesn’t say anything to me but tells everyone else how much she likes me and how much she hopes that I’ll ask her out.  A number of my co-workers have told me how insistent [...]

Your Call

Dear Short Answers: I am 24 years old but very inexperienced sexually.  My boyfriend is trying to get me to try all sorts of different things but I don’t think I’m really ready.  He says that I won’t know what I really like until I try different things.  Am I being a prude?  Or do [...]

Look Elsewhere

Dear Short Answers: There is a girl at work who I like a lot so I asked her out on a “date.”  She was very nice about it but told me that she was gay.  I accepted that and didn’t ask her again but then I found out totally accidentally that she is dating a [...]

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