Dear Diana,
I met a guy online in February and after chatting for a while, we exchanged cell numbers and began talking every day. After a while, I asked him if we could meet, but he would evade a reply. It is now three months and his list of excuses for being unable to meet me is growing by the day. Can I trust this online pal of mine?
— Tara

Dear Daina
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Dear Tara,
You need to stop conversing with this guy soon. This guy is not to be trusted at all. He is evading a meeting as he has something to hide. Or he has an agenda. This man is just looking for fun online. So stop conversing with him online or sharing pictures and personal information about yourself. If this guy was really interested in you, he would have made an effort to meet you. He can’t be so tied up for three months that he does not have any free time. This guy is certainly a crook so do not fall in his trap.

Dear Diana,
I am in a really difficult relationship. I do not love my guy anymore. I have a friend in Delhi whom I am attracted to now. I talk to him regularly. I feel as though I am cheating on my guy. I am so confused, but the Delhi guy is in my thoughts 24/7. I do not know how to tell my guy that I no longer want to be with him. It will come as a big shock to him.
— Rini

Dear Rini,
You need to tell him soon as you are cheating on him. He may be planning a future with you, but you are not interested. The faster he is aware what’s on your mind, the better for you and him. He can move on instead of wasting time with you knowing that the relationship is not going to go anywhere. Also, if you have made up your mind, there is no need to keep your guy in the dark. Ponder about the decision and then tell him about your feelings. He will be upset, but it is better he knows the truth.