他其实没那么喜欢你 Part 8
He’s Just Not That Into You
英语原版小说《他其实没那么喜欢你》（原名:He’s Just Not That Into You),主要讲述几对友人看似错综复杂其实很普遍的爱情故事，故事摒弃了以往美剧排列组合的方式，而是分成不同角度，去看每一段独立的爱情，最终让人去回望自己身边或者亲身经历的感情。
Dear Friendly Girl,
Two weeks is two weeks, except when it's ten year sand two weeks.
That's how long ago he decided whether or not he could date a model or a girl who looks like one.
Can you be a pal and give him a nudge?
Nudge away, friendster—but watch how fast that nudge doesn't get a return phone call.
And if your dinner date did feel different to him, it's been two weeks and he's had time to think about it and decide he's just not that into you.
Here's the truth: Guys don't mind messing up a friendship if it could lead to sex, whether it be a “fuck buddy” situation or a meaningful romance.
Go find someone that lives in your zip code who will be rocked to the core by your deep conversation and model looks.
I hate to tell you, but that whole “I don't want to ruin the friendship” excuse is a racket.
It works so well because it seems so wise. Sex could mess up a friendship.
Unfortunately, in the entire history of mankind, that excuse has never ever been used by someone who actually means it.
If we're really excited about someone, we can't stop ourselves—we want that more.
If we're friends with someone and attracted to them, we're going to want to take it further.
And please, don't tell me he's just “scared.” The only thing he's scared of—and I say this with a lot of love—is how not attracted to you he is.
The “Maybe He's Intimidated by Me” Excuse
Dear Greg, I have a crush on my gardener. He's been potting the plants on my patio.
It was hot, I saw him without his shirt on, he was hot, and now I'm hot for him.
I brought out some beers and we talked.
I think he wants to ask me out but is afraid, because he is my hired man.
In this situation, can't I ask him out?
Dear My Secret Garden,
He's capable of asking you out. Haven't you ever seen a porno?
Hope he gets there before the pizza guy.
But seriously, if he didn't pick up the vibe after the beer garden, it has nothing to do with you being his big boss lady.
Time to stop and smell the bad news: He's just not that into you.
Let me say it again, sexual harassment rules and workplace memos not with standing, a guy will ask out a woman of higher status if he's into her.
He might need a little more encouragement than normal, I'll give you that.
You might have to lead Johnny the Office Boy or Phillipe the Exterminator to water, but you better not help him ask you out.
Once again, ladies, a wink and a smile will do it.
By the way, why are you dating the exterminator?
Just kidding, he's a good guy.