'I have an imaginary boyfriend'

Aug 01, 2013, 23:43 IST | Dear Diana

Dear Diana, I'm 23 and single. My friends think I'll stay single my entire life. The issue is my high expectations.

My man must be the kind I have seen in movies and in the books I have read. So it’s difficult to find him anywhere in reality. I have an imaginary boyfriend who I keep talking to all the while. My pals think I am crazy.
— Kaira

Illustration/ Amit Bandre

Dear Kaira,
Your pals are right. Imagine yourself seated in a restaurant and talking to your imaginary guy. The people around will really think you are a mental case. You need to do a reality test immediately. You will always find flaws in every guy you meet. Either he will not be good looking or he may not be able to make good conversation or you find something irritating about him. Instead of putting the guy under a scanner, it is better to count his plus points rather than his weaknesses. Being too critical will get you nowhere. 

Diana will solve it!
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