Q: Dear Max, I’m going out with a guy who seems to like me a lot, but he won’t call me his girlfriend. He tells his friends we’re just ‘hanging out,’ but when we’re alone he tells me how much I mean to him. What should I do?
A: Talk to him about it. That is the only way to really find out how he feels. Maybe he is shy around others, and that’s why he doesn’t call you his girlfriend. There could be something pressuring him not to say anything. If you talk to him, this could make it easier on both of you.