hello mr. – issue 04
And if you feel like asking him out, do so. When you go on your first date, ask him questions. Speak respectfully of your parents and be humble about your success. Don’t get hammered. Also, don’t fuck him. Also, don’t even kiss him. If you want to text him the next day or see him again, do so. Over time, take notice of the way he talks about others and the way he treats members of his family. His family might not seem important in the beginning, but his family is very important. And when you’re with him, you’ll know you’re supposed to be with him. Remember that feeling on your skin, or in your dick, or in your stomach? That’s going to keep happening. It might make you feel woozy or a little nauseated, but don’t freak out. This isn’t a feeling you can just conjure up at will, so just ride it when it’s inside you. When you’re ready to say “I love you,” do so. Then say it every day after that. Even if you only say it to him while he’s asleep. Buy him presents for no reason. Learn to cook the things he likes. Every now and then, put on music and slow dance with him in the living room. Get to know his sense of humor and make him laugh often. Make a big deal out of anniversaries. When the two of you are at a party, look at him from across the room and wink. Draw pictures for him. Write bad poetry for him. Create a paper trail of your relationship. Read and reread everything.