I am 22 and I am in love with one of my really close friends from class. But I’m unable to express my feelings. She’s told some of her friends that she only wants to marry a guy from her caste. And I am of not from her caste. I love her a lot. What should I do?—XYZMr XYZ, forget the caste issue. If you want to play in the band, you need to know at least one instrument. I mean, she doesn’t even know you exist. So please make the first move. Before marriage and caste politics, you need to get to know each other; before expressing feelings and making Karan Johar-like films, she needs to know who you are. So please get talking about normal things like plants and fruits. Caste and wedding issues are miles away.I am 18 and I recently went for a camp from school. There, one of my male friends started flirting with me. He’s the most handsome and popular guy among my group of friends. Initially, I didn’t have any feelings for him. Now I am in love with him. Should I tell him how I feel?—Saumilee SaliSaumili, in the words of the great Geoffery Chaucer: “Kee Farak Bee Penda”. He flirted and initiated the romance and after giving it some thought you are ready to go. So gently return the serve. You both are on a pretty good wicket. With flirting, only practice and more practice makes you perfect. So attack.
I am 19 and am madly in love with my best friend. Last year, when I asked him out, he declined. After that, he started ignoring me and we parted ways. Four months ago, he told one of my teachers that he misses me as a friend and that he wanted to start talking to me again. When I heard this I was quite shocked, now I am confused. Should I try talking to him, or let things be how they are?—SellySelly, are you a boy or a girl? Anyway, gender wont change anything. Looks like he wasn’t interested. Now your research department is sending you contrary signals. So please first research your research guys, make sure their research is thoroughly researched. Napoleon messed up his research in Belgium and see what happened at Waterloo. Having said this, he may have changed his mind. Romance is like cancer. We need to find a cure for both of them. Hmmm, I am guessing you are a boy.