Dear Dr. O,
How do I safely compliment a woman? At work, there's this woman I'm crushing on. I'm dying to compliment her, but don't want to come on too hard on her, just in case she's not interested.
Could you please recommend a few neutral compliments I could use, to see if she's at all interested in talking to me?
Signed, Nervous Wreck
Dear Nervous Wreck,
Well, trying to work in the word "love" in passing is something for which you should strive. Complimenting something she's currently doing is more neutral than your perception of her.
As I have no idea what kind of person she is, or what she does, I'll keep my examples very basic...
I love the way your arms are always of the same length.
I love the way you're able to walk with a minimal wobble.
I love the way you sit without standing up too much.
I love the way your hair doesn't cover your whole head.
I love the way you don't block the sun too much.
Seriously though... Just keep looking for reasons to talk to her. You can always compliment her later on.
Dear Dr. O,
Is Andy interested in me?
I'd like to take this opportunity to clarify something for you and quite a few others who have recently asked me such questions as, "Will I marry Ryan Garton?" and "Will I go out with Natalie?" and "Am I wasting my time with the relationship I have at the moment?" Well, here it is, the one, the only, the OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Dr. O is in no way whatsoever connected to the Psychic Hotline.