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Q: I’ve had a crush on a guy for about two years now. Do you have any tips for how to tell if he likes me?
A: There’s no easy answer to this one because everyone is so different! People express themselves in different ways, so I don’t know if I can give you any specific tips on how to figure this particular guy out. My only general piece of advice is just to open up and connect with him a bit...
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Q: My parents are all about grades. They want me to study when my friends are out at the mall or going to the nearby Starbucks. I’m not allowed to do that kinda stuff yet, so I always feel left out. —Want to Be Social
A: Dear Want to Be Social, Grades are very important, but keeping a healthy balance of work and play is also important. It’s hard to keep a balance with fun and studies. I personally prefer football over English lit homework any day! Have you considered studying with your friends? Sometimes I study...
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Q: My guy friend and I are trying to come up with matching costumes for Halloween. Any ideas?
A: Halloween is the best because you can do awesome things like this! It’s great that you guys are going to wear matching costumes because those are often really cool. Hm . . . Maybe just pick a movie or a book that you’re both really into and choose a couple of characters to model costumes...
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Q: My next-door neighbor and I have been close ever since we were super-young, but now that we’re older, it seems like he straight up ignores me while we are in school. The one time he said hi to me, I think his friends made fun of him—and now we barely ever speak at school. He’s kind of friendly when we get off the school bus together, but it’s still tough to lose a friend like that. Should I just leave him alone?
A: That’s a tough one. We all go through things, and I really can’t speak for your friend, but the truth is that the school environment can sometimes change things. You know how it is. . . . Suddenly you care about how other people perceive you more than how you look at yourself. It’s a...
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Q: One of my friends told a guy in my class that I like him (because apparently it was supposed to be funny . . .), but I don’t really like him in that way. I mean, he’s a really nice person and everything, but I am not really into dating anyone yet, and now I am afraid that he’s going to try to ask me out or something! What should I do? —Not Into Him
A: If this guy is anything like my friends, he probably didn’t think much of your friend’s comment—so I wouldn’t sweat it too much! But if he does end up asking you about it, the best thing is just to tell him the truth. Not necessarily like, “I don’t like you” (because that might be a...
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Q: So it is almost my cousin’s birthday, and my parents put me in charge of finding a perfect gift for him because we have been friends since we were-super young. But I honestly have no idea what to give him. I’d really appreciate a guy’s perspective on this!
A: Shopping for a gift is always pretty difficult, even if it is for a family member or a best friend—so I get it. My only tip would be just to talk to the guy and ask him what he likes, what he is interested in, and what he has been saving up for. Obviously, don’t...
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Q: All right, I am really just looking for a guy’s point of view on this one. How much do you guys actually pay attention to a girl’s outfit? I feel like all my friends are really into clothes so that they can look cute for boys, but I don’t really know how much you guys notice (no offense!). Thoughts?
A: Hahaha, you’re pretty up front! And that is appreciated. I have to be honest—I don’t really pay attention to a girl’s outfit unless it stands out for a crazy good—or a crazy bad—reason. But at the same time, I don’t really want to pay attention to outfits. I am much more interested in...
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Q: Does he like me? And should I ask him if he does? If so how should I do it?
A: Hi there, I am just gonna be honest here. There is no way for me to figure out whether this guys likes you or not. But I have a hunch that, deep down, girls kinda know when guys like them. Now, I don’t know that the reverse is true because I had no clue Zee...

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Q: My friend and I are interested in the same exact guy and it’s super frustrating. What should I do?
A: Jeez, that’s a tough one for sure! Well, in terms of the guy, I would suggest that if you’re really that interested in him, just focus on becoming his friend and see where things go from there. But honestly, no guy is worth losing a friend – so try your best to not let jealousy...