Dear Diana,
I was with this guy five years ago. It lasted for only six months. We drifted apart and stopped communicating with each other. To be honest, I still remember him and miss him. And I know that he also feels the same about me. It is just an intuition -- the way I realised that he loved me. He never mustered the courage to tell me till I made him confess it. Anyway it was all history until out of the blue I bumped into him at the railway station. He was extremely cordial and we chatted for a while. Turns out he too is single like me. Should I ask him out? Do you think we can have it going yet again? Should I pick up the phone and call him? 
-- Mehajabeen

Illustration/ Satish Acharya

Dear Mehajabeen,
Both of you did not communicate for five years and now out of the blue you want it to be yesterday once more. Are you sure that you want to be hitched with this guy? Each of you did not want to take the first step and call. So what is making you do it now? If that guy was really in love with you, he would not have done a disappearing act all these years. I suggest do not pick up the phone. If he is still interested let him get in touch with you. Also, you need to tread with caution. All these years you have not been in touch with him. He may claim he is single, but what do you know about what happened all these years. Find out before you take the next step.