Do’s and don’ts of asking out your valentine from Merrie D. Anne

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Dear Merrie D. Anne,

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I can’t even talk to the person I like without sounding crazy. Do you have any advice?

Sincerely, Forever Alone.

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Dear Forever Alone,

It can be scary to put yourself out there and let someone know how you feel about them, but they won’t know if you don’t tell them.

Do:

Tell them how you feel about them in person, there is nothing romantic about getting a Snapchat.

Let them know they are important to you. You don’t have to go over the top or spend a lot of money, just plan to spend the day together or go out to eat.

Be confident. If they reject you, then they reject you. You are great how you are, and eventually you’ll find someone who appreciates you.

Find things you both have in common. Talk about music, movies, books, sports, or anything you both enjoy.

Don’t:

Don’t rush into things. If you don’t know the person you like that well, try to be their friend first and see where that takes you.

Don’t change yourself or your interests. If you two are a good fit for each other, being yourself should be enough.

Don’t be annoying. If things work out for you, then that’s great! Just don’t hold hands in the hallway.