Anonymous asked: I hooked up with this guy awhile ago, we're not best friends but we're still friends and see each other pretty frequently. He decided he wasn't ready for anything and wanted to be friends but I'm still not over him and it's not getting any easier since I have to see him every single day. I'm having a party in 2 weeks and I know he's going to be there-- how should I go about getting him back? I want to be forward, but not desperate
I’m going to give you some advice, and I want every other person that has a similar situation to listen, because there are two things I have to say:
-Sometimes, it is just not meant to be. Timing is wrong, someone wants different things than the other, someone is more into it than the other person, some people just want to be friends. You can’t make people like you, you can’t make people love you, and you’ll drive yourself mad if you try. I know it sucks, but sometimes it just stays a hook up and nothing more. You really need to prepare yourself for rejection, as well as acceptance, whenever you try to get with someone. You just have to stay neutral, and if it doesn’t work out, you move on. If it is meant to happen, at some point or another, it will happen. Unless you’re getting ready to settle down and do the whole marriage-family-house bit, don’t sweat it while you’re young. When you have feelings for someone, it often gets the better of you. You get this tunnel vision, you focus on that feeling and that feeling alone. It’s both good and bad, because it’s passion and passion is great, but it’s bad because you kind of obsess over it. If he hooked up with you and doesn’t want to date you, respect that he didn’t hook up with you and then ignored you forever. He had the decency to tell you the truth and to not lead you on, or keep you on his hook for whenever he was feeling frisky. You can’t push people into things they don’t want on their own, if you do, they’ll resent you. Maybe not now, but eventually. You have to accept that it’s not always going to work out. In my opinion, I would chill on it and try to move on and maintain this friendship, because who knows, maybe he will want to be with you someday, and when/if that day comes, he will try to make it happen.
-If you really want to get him back at the party, you can go the scumbag route and get him really drunk and stay less drunk than him, but drunk enough to say “Wow, I was pretty drunk last night” if things don’t work out. Liquid courage, you know? And you know what, that is horrible advice, but it is an option and I’m being honest. If you don’t want to go that route, then you can just be yourself, enjoy yourself how you normally would, and at somepoint or another look for the opportunity to get flirty with him. Don’t throw yourself at him, or maybe do, but either way, just be confident. Confidence is sexy, and I feel weird saying sexy, but whatever. Practice some flirty one-liners in the mirror or something, like you would for a speech, but don’t over think it, just do it so you’re comfortable and know what you look like when you talk and you can seem more natural.
-Last thing: I am more one of the guys than one of the girls. It’s just how it is. I’m a realist and an idealist. I can’t really tell you how to seduce men, because frankly I don’t know how to. I could tell you how to seduce women, that’s easy. But seducing men, I have less experience with. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors, I hope you find happiness eventually.