Asking for a Friend

Carlos is the better Uncle you never had.


Q:

I am thinking of living alone next year. I am able to afford a few places for next year so money is not the biggest problem. I am just a very social person and I like to be around people. But I also like my alone time. I just don’t know if I’d be happy living alone but I don’t have anyone I know well enough to live with. I guess asking for pros and cons from someone who has lived alone.


A:

We are the same person! I think I’m a fairly social person but have also lived alone for the last two years, which for me, has been a great experience. Living alone is nice because you don’t have to worry about potential roommate conflicts or space issues if you live on campus. However, since I haven’t lived with someone in the last two years, I’ve gotten a bit more disorganized and messy when it comes to maintaining a clean room. It can also get a little lonely but I suppose it also makes having friends over a little easier. Personally, I think you can still be a social person and be around people but still live alone.


Q:

Greetings, Carlos! Just inquiring for a fellow companion— How does a female such as myself flirt with the male gender? Thanks!


A:

Flirting is such a strange concept and there is no real way to flirt with someone you may like, but I would start out with a smile or a compliment. Try getting to know this person more so you can give them meaningful compliments and have interesting conversations (and so you know your flirting will be worth the time). Just remember to make sure the person you are flirting with feels comfortable if you do decide to flirt with them.


Q:

Uncle Carlos, What do you do if you superglue your fingers together? This is an actual reality. Please help. Love, a stuck SU student.


A:

Try using acetone! Ask your friends to help you out so you don’t spread the superglue around and make it worse. Be careful next time!

XOXO Uncle Carlos

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