I’m Interested in a Patient. What Do I Do?

Dr. Wendy Walsh Dr. Wendy Walsh • 9/25/14

Reader Question:

I work at a dental office and I am very interested in one of the patients. He’s 34 and I’m 24. I really don’t know what to do. I know if I tell my office manager, she will spread the word and tell him I’m interested. I’m just so shy and scared about him knowing.
What do I do?
-Natasha (Massachusetts) 

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Dear Natasha: If you’re too shy or it is inappropriate to flirt at the office, I’m all for using a foot soldier. If you trust this office manager and believe she has your best interests at heart, then let her play matchmaker. And if he’s not interested, you haven’t embarrassed yourself.

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