BuzzFeed writer Stephen LaConte once
again opened up his DMs on social
media to people looking for advice.
This time, an anonymous woman wrote
in about an emotional dilemma she
was having with her roommate.
"I have a bit of a crush (okay maybe a big one) on my roommate, who is also female," the woman said.
"In the last year that we've lived together we've gotten super close and now
consider each other best friends.
I get some flirty vibes from her,
although she's not outwardly bi (but
has admitted to finding women attractive).
I'm trying to approach things carefully,
but I'm also a very honest person and I
don't like keeping my feelings buried".
In his reply, LaConte first addresses the ambiguity of the roommate's sexual orientation.
"If she does say she's straight, you need to take her at her word on that. 'Flirty vibes' are not sufficient evidence to the contrary".
LaConte explains that the fact that
they live together complicates
things further. If they weren't.
it would be easier to "throw caution
to the wind" and admit her feelings.
LaConte concludes with advising
that she "sit with her feelings"
for longer before confessing