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Agony Aunt

Sarah Louise Ryan is our resident agony aunt. Please note that Sarah Louise does not reply individually. Answers will appear on this page below.

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Where could we date when I am broke?

Dear Sarah,

I’m looking forward to dating after lockdown. But basically I’m broke, after losing my job.

So I’m worried if a girl would want to date me? And if so where could we date when I am broke?

It’s embarrassing to say that I haven’t got much money.

Thank you .
– Ed
Swindon

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Why do people suddenly stop texting (Ghosting)?

Dear Sarah,

Why do people suddenly stop texting (Ghosting)?

It’s happened to me more than once now.

We are chatting away for weeks, all going well. Discussing meeting up then they disappear.

It really makes you feel low, you keep going over the conversations thinking what did I say wrong ?

Thank you .
– Lauren
Guildford Surrey

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I’ve never been in a relationship (serious or otherwise)

Dear Sarah,
I’m currently 22 going to be 23 very soon and I can help but feel like there’s something wrong with me. I’ve never been in a relationship (serious or otherwise) I’ve never had a fling or my first kiss or even been on a date.

It’s not like I don’t want to, all my family and friends around me are engaged or have partners and are always asking me if I’m seeing anyone, it’s getting to the point I just avoid gatherings as I know I’ll have to say ‘no’ and come up with some flimsy excuse.

When the real reason is I have no idea, It’s not from lack of trying, I just don’t seem to meet people or when I do I usually get overlooked. I’ve tried dating apps but haven’t got anywhere. It’s getting to the point were even I’m concerned, at this point even if I were to find someone I’ve never been on a date or kissed someone and I’m still a virgin would they think I was strange.

I really don’t know what else to try. Kind regards, An unwilling single.
– Hannah, in Norfolk

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How do I get a guy to change?

Dear Sarah,
I have been dating a guy for a while, but there are things I don’t like about him. Is it ever going to be possible to change him? Or will have to accept him as he is? – Helen from Norfolk
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