Dear Dish-it, How Do I Get Him to Notice Me?

Dear Dish-It,

I know this guy in school... I don't want to say his name, but he and I went out off-and-on last year. That's when I fell in love with him, but he doesn't like me. We just went out a month ago... I can't get him to notice me. I wish he'd like me, but he tries to act cool at school with his friends. When school's out and I talk to him, he doesn't try to act cool. How do I get him to notice me? My friends say he likes this one girl, but when I asked him, he said no. Then I asked him who he likes and he said he's not going to tell me. We are good friends. Do you think this is a sign that he likes me or not? Please tell me.

Dear hot_angel,

So I understand that you like him and he doesn't like you back, but I'm not sure when you went out. Last year... or last month? And what's up with the "how do I get him to notice me?" when you say you're friends with him and you dated in the past? That shows he already noticed you. But don't get all excited yet because my advice isn't going to be easy to hear. This guy is playing you because he's too cool to talk to you at school, but totally friendly afterwards on the way home. He's obviously treating you like you're not good enough, and who needs that? You certainly don't.

You may not realize this yet, but he's not a cool person and definitely not boyfriend-material. Keep up your friendship, but stop stressin' over him. Sooner or later, one of two things will happen - he'll either realize that he's been a fool and start treating you better (and maybe even win you back), or continue to act the way he does now. And if that's the case, then he isn't worth any of your time.

So, ya gotta burnin' question? Need some love directions? Thinkin' 'bout stuff like depression, sex,how ya feel 'bout YOURSELF (that's called "self-esteem"), boyfriends, girlfriends, losin' old friends, bullyin' or peer pressure, but too scared to ask the parents? Don't be scared to Dish-It here. Send all of your questions to But 'member, if ya hang out in Chat with other Kidzworld members who know ya by your 'username', ya might wanna use a secret nickname when ya write in. That way no one'll ever know it's you. And, just in case ya don't know, Dish-It gets a lotta letters everyday, and she can't answer 'em all. So keep checkin' the column cuz she's prob'ly answerin' somethin' very similar to your question while you're out doin' somethin' else. K? And Thanks! Ya keep her outta trouble. Oh! And if ya've got words of wisdom you wanna share,We'll dish 'em up, too.

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