subject line: tough love -- stop writing boys who don't write back August 12, 2017 by Hannah Brencher Alone in my apartment Dear sweet girls and dear past me, Stop. Stop waiting for the friend you think likes you. He probably doesn’t but if he does and he doesn’t ask you out, he’s not worth your time and your pining. For the record, I’m not saying this because I found the one who’s great and cares and makes all the past crushes look silly. I haven’t found him. I’m saying this because you’re worth self respect. Look, past me. You’ll probably find a great guy eventually. But for now, single living is pretty great. Enjoy it. Get to know yourself and be content in your current season. Tough love: stop writing to boys who aren’t writing back. I love you. Bye.