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Today's Column: Sure things and don't talk to older strangers.


Dear Chloe,

There is this girl at my school who always looks at me; every chance she gets. I have a crush on her and I want to ask her out, but I am afraid of rejection...if she doesn't like me. I talked to her once, and she didn't stop smiling at me when I did. Does this mean she likes me too?


Just post it


Dear Just,

Dude! Think about it. If she didn't like you, why would she look at you all the time? Why all the smiling? I mean, aren't you doing the same thing? She might be checking you out if one of her friends were interested in you, but...nah. She can't help looking and smiling because she really really digs you. She probably tells her friends how cute you are and stuff.

I'm sooo confident that if you ask this chick out, she will say yes. If she doesn't, she's a psycho and consider yourself lucky. Under normal, non-pyschotic circumstances, those signs are a sure thing that someone thinks you're groovy.

 Bonus question!

Dear Chloe,

There's this guy in my building, I don't know if he likes me or not but everytime he seems me he just tells me to come to him, and once I went, he is like, "How old are you?" Everytime he sees me he's like, "How old are you?" I don't know what to do and I'm at a point where I think I love him, but he's twice my age. Help! Please! He is so fine!




Dear Smily,

Lookit, this situation makes me real uneasy. I don't know how old you are, but I'm assuming you're in hi skool. And I'm not sure if this guy is actually twice your age, or just over 21. But if he's asking you how old you are, he probably knows you're jailbait...and he might not care.

And I don't want to be all, you can't be in love with him, but...you can't be in love with someone you don't know. Cause you don't know him. Sure, it's flattering to have an older guy notice you, but nothing good can come of this.

Please don't go anywhere with this guy, and don't "come to him." He knows how to manipulate you and he's going to control whatever happens. When you're older and have more experience, age differences aren't as important. Now, the age difference is everything. Please talk to an adult you trust about this guy, and keep your distance.

Hugs and kisses,


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