COLUMN BY BRANDI DYE
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Q: I am really into this guy and a friend of mine says he is interested in me too. I want to initiate conversation to get to know him more and show him I like him, but I have no idea where to begin to do anything like that.
A: Go for it! Even if he just thought you were cute from across the room, he is going to be hella impressed and flattered that you are willing to approach him first.
Your friend is not a d-bag (hopefully) who is hoping for you to fail. If they say that the vibes are there, you can probably trust them. And honestly, the worse thing that can happen from giving a guy your number is that he doesn’t text you. That is literally nothing. You can do it. Slide him the digits.
Q: How do you politely tell your roommate to not even acknowledge your presence when you are napping?
A: Naps are bae. Do not let anyone come between you and your naps. I think the best method is to be upfront. Just let her know that if you are in your room between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (or whenever it is your prime naps occur) that you are there to squeeze in a ten-minute nap and you can not be disturbed or talked to during this time.
If you are terrified by a touch of confrontation, you can make a sign to hang across your door that says “nap time” or “nap zone” so your roommate immediately knows what’s up.
The key with both of these techniques is clarity. Do not attempt subtlety.