Dating questions and advice

We opened our Instagram DMs for dating questions from our readers, and they came back Hey there — I have a question for Wendy. They’re perfectly happy, they spend a lot of time together, the sex is still good. You know the only person who sends me a Valentine’s Day card? I’ve always said the same thing, even when I was a little big-mouth girl, and I say it to my father, I ask him, Get out of here with that! Valentine’s Day is not about mother-and-children relationships. I don’t give my kid a Valentine’s Day card, and I don’t want him to give me one. So I met this guy on OKCupid and we hit it off, went on a date, had an amazing night the next day (sex), but he had to go back to work to another country. I know he’s into me, but am I stupid for thinking this might work? You don’t even have a reason to put effort into the relationship because you’re young (I’m assuming), you don’t have children with him, and it would just drive you crazy. But you’re looking for something to do for Valentine’s Day? We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day — okay, okay, I’m out of the closet with it. To me, little things mean I love you, and after being married for a long period of time, it is hard to come up with those things. People put a lot of pressure on themselves for Valentine’s Day. I am grateful to have such loyal readers who contribute great questions to me.

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How do I even ask — should I even ask him if there’s something here and if he wants to take this long distance? Long-distance relationships are such a dicey thing. It’s very expensive, and once you leave to visit him, you might never be able to come back, if you know what I’m saying (and I think you do). How would you handle a man who stonewalls you and gives you the silent treatment? I always say to single people: Date a lot, date often, date outside of your type, date outside of your race. I feel like every day is supposed to be Valentine’s Day, in its own weird way. Why don’t you watch sports with him on Valentine’s Day?

And when I say long distance, I’m talking if you live in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and he lives in Great Neck, Long Island. I’m becoming extremely frustrated and sad about this, and we have only been dating two months. Just date, date, date, because you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. By the third date, you know if you want to go on a fourth date or not. Okay, I’ve been married to my hubby for 37 years and I’ve run out of things to do as far as gifts, dinner.

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I need to know how long you’ve been friends with him. Oh yes, I’ve done the romantic trips with the hotel-room-décor sexiness.

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' (good) One is playful, assertive, confident and doesn't introduce doubt into his mind as to whether he would want to.

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