Like a girl, but don't know how to approach her? Or worse. Have you fallen in love with somebody else's girl? Funny man Cyrus Broacha comes to your rescue and doles out relationship advice in an unconventional way.
I’m 20 and I like a girl at my workplace. She’s nice but I don’t know whether she likes me or not. Once, I had failed in my charted accountancy exam due to a relationship. I’m in my last year of the course, and despite exams, I don’t want to lose her. I need help.
— Hitesh Patel
Yes, you need help, Hitesh. Sadly help is no longer a Beatles album. Also let’s not blame every failure on relationships. Frankly the other day, when Sachin missed his 100th 100, I blamed my wife. So, instead of blaming America’s economy on Lindsay Lohan’s drinking problem (though partly true) let’s start with the little steps. Try saying ‘hello’. If you get a nice response, you can take it a little further and if India doesn’t lose to Australia come boxing day, I think you may be on a good wicket.
There is a girl in my college whom I have a crush on. But I think she has a boyfriend. What to do Cyrus? I want to love her.
— Lover Boy
Lover boy, you seem to already love her. The problem is she loves someone else. (although your information is as clear as my acne). First, you need to conduct an investigation to find out what part belongs to which player. If she’s engaged, remember why you came to college in the first place. The answer — to meet lots of girls. So can’t we look out for a girl who is unattached in the first place? I mean what else are colleges for?<b1>
I think a girl in my office likes me. But I don’t like her. I get irritated when my friends tease me with her name. What should I do?
a) You can change offices, b) you can change friends, c) you can start liking her or d) you can start joining in on the teasing. When I was young, I had a severe case of pimples. My friends used to tease me but the moment I joined in on the teasing, they lost interest. Of course, today I still have my pimples but now they just avoid me. Be careful what you wish for.
I love a girl in my class since the past one-and-half years. A few months ago, I felt she was falling for me but due to some reasons I ignored her. Two months later, I proposed her. Her reply was ‘no’. Recently, when I asked her again if she has something in her heart for me, she said she wouldn’t answer that question. Does it mean she loves me, but doesn’t want to express? Can she be mine in the future? Please help!
Dhruv, when someone says they won’t answer a question, it’s not a positive statement. Now can she be yours forever? Does she love you? Let me answer it by saying ‘I won't answer your question’. What you need to do is slowly rebuild by indulging in normal chatter like “what are you doing on X’mas?” or “how do you spell X'mas?” The unanswerable question must wait.