Dr. June Hall: How do I tell a guy I’m not interested in a date?
Dear Dr. June: I met someone and we exchanged numbers just to share some social information with each other. No big deal. I wasn’t interested but I guess he was and I didn’t read the signs. This guy keeps texting me and it’s getting annoying. How do I get him to back off? Not interested in Lakeland, Florida
Dear Not Interested: Apparently, you were not on your game that day and now he has your number. Obviously, he wants more than that. He just hasn’t caught the hint. Now, I don’t know what you have tried to let him know, but it would appear you are responding to him or he would not keep texting you. So, that’s one way, stop answering his text messages. Here’s a question. Have you even asked him to back off? If not, then you may just have to say, “thank you but I’m not interested in pursuing anything further.” Also, wouldn’t it be funny if he’s just texting you out of friendship and has no romantic interest? Don’t jump to conclusions. If the bottom line is you just don’t want to associate with this guy, then block his number. Done.
Dear Dr. June: Why is it in today’s society women are not helping with cooking and other things women usually do? My married friends barely get four cooked meals a week and they help with the inside and outside work. I’m almost 30 and surprise to see how much has changed from my boyhood and my mom was the main caregiver. TU, Tampa, Florida
Dear TU: I’m going to throw some statistics at you, which shares some information that may be surprising to a man like yourself. More than 65 percent of women still take care of the cooking and household chores, including caring for the children, even when they work full time. Yay for your married friends who help around the house! News flash! Your friends are keeping up with the times, have wives, and developed a partnership. What do you have?
— Dr. June Hall is an author and motivational coach who has reached millions through her advice column and public speaking engagements. If you have questions for Dr. June, contact her at www.junehall.com.