Talk about missed opportunities!

You may have missed it, but the old school advice column “Dear Abby” is back in circulation. The column is now being written by the daughter of its founder, Jeanne Phillips. Ms. Phillips isn’t exactly the pop culture icon her mother was. The column often seems archaic and dated, particularly when compared to other advice columns out there-like this.

That’s why Phillips really blew it this week when one of her readers named “Attracted to My Best Friend” wrote in:

“Dear Abby,

I am a 20-year-old female who has recently come to terms with the fact that I’m bisexual. My problem lie in that I am strongly attracted to one of my best friends…”


Instead of telling “Attracted” to get her friend drunk and “explore her feelings” or make out with her, Dear Abby basically advises the girl to go get a boy (or girl) friend. Boo!

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