Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Updates: “Former Student” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from “Former Student,” a recent college grad who had been hanging out with a former high school teacher and wondered if he wanted to be more than friends with her. “My mom thinks he wants to date me, [but] I can’t help but think it’s weird that a normal, sane, good guy in his 30s would have any interest in my unemployed self.” I told her it actually wasn’t all that weird for a hetero guy in his 30s to have interest of some sort in a 22-year-old woman. Keep reading to see if she’s still hanging with her former teacher.

Long story short: you were all right; he was interested in me and wanted to date me, but I had no interest in that. Also, I got a job which upped my self-esteem so that I no longer needed validation, which made it much easier to say “I’m flattered really, but I’m not interested.”



If you’re someone I’ve given advice to in the past, I’d love to hear from you, too. Email me at [email protected] with a link to the original post, and let me know whether you followed the advice and how you’re doing now.

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7 comments… add one
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    ChemE November 19, 2012, 2:30 pm

    That’s it?

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    • katie

      katie November 19, 2012, 2:31 pm

      shortest update ever AND shortest wendy response ever (i think?)!

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      • bagge72

        bagge72 November 19, 2012, 3:04 pm

        Yeah I would like the short story long!

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    TheOtherOtherMe November 19, 2012, 2:43 pm

    Wow that was anti-climactic.

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  • MackenzieLee

    MackenzieLee November 19, 2012, 2:54 pm

    I want the long story long not short!!! Doesn’t the LW understand my need for ALLL the details?

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    • LM

      LM November 19, 2012, 3:53 pm

      Obviously not… how terribly inconsiderate of the LW.

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  • TheLadyE

    Elisse November 19, 2012, 7:14 pm

    *snort* I love Wendy’s response.

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