He wants me to stay over, but his parents are home

Updated: 08 December, 2017 13:46 IST | Dr Love | Mumbai

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Dr. LoveMy boyfriend wants me to spend the night with him at his place, which is awkward for me because his parents will also be there. He has his own room, obviously, and he says his parents are perfectly okay with me staying over, but I'm just not comfortable with the idea. He says I'm being prudish, but I can't explain why I feel awkward about the whole thing. We have had three fights about this already, how do I get him to back off?
If you're not comfortable, don't do it. If someone thinks you're being prudish, you can live with that label because it doesn't mean it's true. Don't do anything you don't want to do just to prove a point. Your boyfriend will accept your decision if he respects you, so tell him that.

I smile at a girl in my neighbourhood very often, and she smiles too, so I think she likes me. I can't muster up the courage to go and speak to her though. My friends tell me I should go and say something, but I would prefer it if a common friend were to introduce her to me first. I know this sounds childish, but I'm afraid she will think I'm too forward if I just go up and say hello. Also, if she ignores me, I will be so humiliated that I may never be able to look at her again. I don't know anything about her, not even her name, which is why I think waiting for someone to introduce us is a good idea. What should I do?
This sounds like an awful film script, to be honest. If you don't know her name, say hello and introduce yourself. If you want someone to introduce you to her, will you spend the next year trying to find a common connection? If she ignores you, it means she's not interested, which ought to free you and allow you to move on with your life.

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First Published: 04 December, 2017 06:00 IST

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