Ditch the winter slump, hold on to the ladies: What would C. do?

Posted by C.

With the end of the fall semester approaching quickly, most of us have begun the scheduling frenzy and winter slump. Exhaustion, stuffy noses and numb brains have some of us walking around like zombies. But we still have our weekends.

I hope everyone enjoys the last full week before Thanksgiving break. It will be short, but try make it sweet by eating as much dessert as you possibly can — the holidays are a great excuse to feast on whatever you want. Just be aware of what — or who — you sink your teeth into!

Dear C.,

I met this guy at a party last week and he hooked up with a friend of mine. We've been talking since and I really like him, but if we hang out and another girl comes over to talk to him, he completely ditches me. I'm also worried he only hangs out with me because he likes my friend he hooked up with! I don't know what to do. Please help!

—Three's a Crowd

Dear Three's a Crowd,

First of all, if a guy ever ditches you … tisk, tisk. Don't think it's okay for a guy to constantly walk away from you — it's simple manners.

Start by considering what you talk about with this potential love interest. Is it a meaningful conversation about each other's pasts, futures and the deep stuff? Or is it superficial and short, like the weather and school?

If it is short, definitely take the relationship for what it is — a friendship — and a possible hook up later. Treat him like any platonic guy friend so that you will be relaxed around him and you may get some insight into his actual character.

If it is deep conversation then you might want to consider becoming less attached in order to protect yourself. Notice the way he refers to girls in his stories and if he asks about your friend. Also notice the way he acts around these girls in comparison to you.

Whatever route you choose, be confident in knowing it's the right one for you. Consider the possible outcomes of each and go with it. You might want to consult your friend to see if he's even worth it!

—Stars and Hearts, C.

I am a nonbiased, nonjudgmental third party (because I love parties). My aim is to advise, not to direct. The real question is what will you do? Email me at SkidWWCD@gmail.com with questions.

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