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

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Written by: Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh is the author of "The 30-Day Love Detox"" (April 2013).

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles and reports have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement.

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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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