July 3, 2008

Some Questionable Advice

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 4:04 pm by Kathleen

Dear Prudence,
I’d been dating a guy for almost two years when out of the blue he told me he wanted to date other people. We agreed to still date each other, as I am completely in love with him. We still talk about once a week, sharing jokes and everything we did when we were a “couple.” But it’s been over two months since I’ve seen him. I asked whether we were ever going to go out on a date, and he said, yes, he’s just been short on cash. I understand, as I knew about his financial situation when we were together. So I guess my questions are: Do I keep waiting for him to ask me out again? Do I ask him out? Or do I say bye-bye?

—Confused With Love

Dear Confused,
His tough financial situation has probably been exacerbated by all the money he is spending dating other women. Say bye-bye.






  1. livininsanity said,

    I am confused, but… What’s with some women thinking they can’t ask a guy out?

  2. Auria Cortes said,

    What I took away from the advice is if the guy was interested then he would not wait until he had “money.” That’s just an excuse.

  3. Kathleen said,

    Maybe money is just an excuse, or maybe he is really uncreative and he’s not spending on dates with ANYONE. Just frustrating to see an open relationship like this instantly dismissed by the advice columnist.

  4. Auria Cortes said,

    The relationship wasn’t dismissed due to the nature of it being an “open relationship.” It was dismissed due to his disinterest.

  5. livininsanity said,

    Auria says:
    “What I took away from the advice is if the guy was interested then he would not wait until he had “money.” That’s just an excuse.”
    My response:
    If the girl was interested, she would not wait until he asked her out. That’s just an excuse.

  6. Auria Cortes said,

    Though I’m only speculating, my belief is that she feared rejection and that’s why she didn’t ask — not because she wasn’t interested.

    Sure, one can agrue she should grow a set…

  7. livininsanity said,

    Unacceptable. Perhaps he, also, does not have a set.

  8. freieLiebe said,

    just two thoughts from my European point of view:
    -why can’t she ask him out? (after two years of dating!)
    – do you really need money to see each other? A walk in the park or cooking together is for free… (well, at least if you live in the same town)

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