I Kissed a Female Friend. Does She Have Feelings for Me?

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Written by: Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Known as America's Relationship Expert, Dr. Wendy Walsh is an award-winning television journalist, radio host & podcaster, and the author of three books on relationships and thousands of print and digital articles. More than 1.5 million people follow her sage advice on social media. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and teaches in the Psychology Department at California State University Channel Islands and has been the host of "The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show" on iHeart Radio's KFI AM 640 since 2015. Walsh is also a former Emmy-nominated co-host of "The Doctors," as well as former host of the nationally syndicated show "EXTRA." She was named a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2017 after speaking out about harassment at a major news network.

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Reader Question:

I have this female friend. She thinks I would make an B+/A boyfriend, but she says there is no spark. One night after we went out partying, I decided to kiss her. She kissed me back in a major way.

We talked about it two days later and she said she only kissed because she was tipsy and she would never have kissed me sober. That ended up in an argument because she was acting no different from how she acts sober, and I said she probably had a desire to kiss me because of how she kissed me back.

I apologized and we are back to normal.

Do you think she does have feelings for me? Should I kiss her again?

-Oliver (Caribbean)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:


This girl is messing with your head. First she insults you by saying you would be a less-than-perfect boyfriend, and then she says you are only worth kissing when she’s drunk.

I’d put her squarely in the friend zone. And once you remove all that energy, watch how she reacts.

If she’s playing hard to get to save her reputation, she’ll have to come to terms with that when you stop pursuing.

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