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The Singles Scene

by Sarah Smart

Q.  I recently met the most wonderful guy on a blind date, and he seems as thrilled with me as I was with him.  I was extremely excited about the potential of the relationship, until I mentioned his name to my brother.  It turned out that he knew him as a former stalker of a co-worker he used to date. We have been out at least four times, and he has grown very intense about our relationship.  Of course now, I’m no longer interested, but I don’t know what to do.  I don’t wish to end it abruptly, becasue he may be dangerous, but I know of no other way.  Would you do it on the phone or in person?

A.  I would do it by phone…not text.  I would turn into an actress and pretend to be suddenly burdened with some personal issues, which I don’t want to talk about, and state in a depressed voice over the phone that I’m not really ready for any kind of social involvement right now.  Then I would cut off all contact and head for the hills, with a new phone number.

Q.  If your best friend didn’t invite you to her bridal shower because her sister doesn’t like you, would you invite her to yours?

A.  No, because she would no longer be my friend.

Q.  Do you think it’s appropriate to answer to your significant other whenever the phone rings and he wants to know who it is?

A.  No!  And if you’re doing it you should stop doing it now!

Got a problem or a confession?  We’ve got the answer.  Send us your scenarios regarding The Single Life to beingsinglemagazine@gmail.com and put SingleScenes in the subject line.


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