"She is the girl of my dreams"
JENNIFER
NISCHAL
I am a hopeless romantic who can’t help but fall deeply in love with the one special girl I meet. I need some help in approaching girls. I don’t know what to do and have been trying to figure it out for the last ten years.
FEELING LOST
I called her, but she didn’t answer. I don’t know what this means. I thought everything was going smoothly, with our dinner plans all made up. I left her a voicemail.

>> Hey, it’s Jennifer you know what to do after the beep. (beeep)
>> Hey Jennifer, it’s Jake. Looks like you’re busy right now. I was wondering if you’d want to go stroll around the commons today, being as it’s such a nice day and all.

I didn’t hear back from her for a while, so I decided to text her if she was stuck in a situation where she wouldn’t be able to answer.

@ Busy right now? Beautiful day outside.
@ yea totally. sorry, had to hang out with a few friends from out of town.

You wouldn’t believe how much better I felt after that. Later that evening I ran into her in the hallways.

“Hey!”
“Hey you!”
“How was the hanging out?”
“Swell, we went to the Boston Commons and ate ice cream.”
“Cool. Friend from high school?”
“Na, just my ex-boyfriend from New York. Just happened to be in town.”
“I’ve gotta run actually, see you around.”
“Bye.”

It was like feeling kicked in the stomach. We were suppose to be the ones out enjoying the nice day out. I don’t know what her status is with her ex, but my mind is already jumping to worst case scenarios. How can a day feel so awful?