Dear Sambag,

I am one of your many female visitors. I just turned 17. I have this major crush on a boy who is one year older than me, is quiet & shy like me but loud and funny around his friends. One time we were just walking to the bus right next to each other, and even though we didn’t talk at all, he didn’t run ahead or behind to find his friends. I’m really confused about this, because I have no idea if he likes me or not. Are there other signs that he does? How can I make him comfortable around me? Thanks for any help you can give! =)

Vivienne

Dear Vivienne,

He probably does because he likes walking next to you. Find a way to get through to him, he sounds nervous — it’s probably his first time hanging out with a girl. Try talking to him about something both of you have in common like school stuff or sports. If you are talking about something both of you are familiar with, he will feel more at ease. It will be like he’s talking to his best friend. From that point on, you can switch topics and compliment him, etc. Guys love that stuff as much as girls. Just remember, every time you want to talk to him, just make it sound like two friends talking, not a girl asking a guy out. Good luck.

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Dear Sambag, I am one of your many female visitors. I just turned 17. I have this major crush on a boy who is one year older than me, is quiet & shy like me but loud and funny around his friends. One time we were just walking to the...