She's your friendgirl, whether you want to admit it or not." He barely suppressed a smile, because he knew.
He knew she really liked him; he knew he wasn't really interested in her; he knew she was just a placeholder — and unfortunately, their dysfunctional relationship wasn’t rare.
At worst, they’re willfully blind to the ways they feed a relationship that largely just benefits them.
If you're one of these guys, it’s time for a wake-up call. Part of the reason it’s vulnerable is that she’s uniquely, beautifully female; and another reason is that culturally, she’s expected to wait for a man to initiate.
The periodical was unofficial and had a difficult struggle for existence.