Tough Love with Rat and Cat
Harvard’s Premier (And Only) Love Advice Column
“Friends without benefits”
I’ve begun hanging out a lot with this girl I like, but I think she views me as a friend; sometimes she talks about guys she thinks are cute. What do I do?
—Weeping in Winthrop
Dear Weeping in Winthrop,
GAY BEST FRIEND ALERT. It’s time to get drastic. Play a drinking game with her, like two-person Spin-the-Bottle or Strip War (like Strip Poker, but quicker) to see if the heat turns up. If this fails, try to make her jealous by sitting in her dining hall every day with other girls and laughing really loudly. Also, make sure to look repulsed at the word “penis.”
Best of luck,
Rat and Cat
“My boyfriend likes my girlfriends!”
I’ve been dating my new boyfriend for two months, and I think he’s great, but I’m worried that he enjoys spending time with my girlfriends a bit too much. It’s getting annoying. Should I be concerned?
—Confused in Cabot
Dear Confused in Cabot,
Our short answer is “yes.” If your boyfriend seems happier sitting on the couch as your girlfriends pedicure their toes than he is when the two of you are alone, it’s time to move on. Either he’s gay, over it, or after one of your friends. You can do better.