You’ll have to date a little, check in with yourself, date a little more, suffer some feelings, and live your life. If you and he do date, and either one of you gets hurt in the relationship, Thanksgiving and Christmas will take on exponential dimensions of awkwardness. Take a look at my book, Think & Date Like A Man and you'll be back on your feet dating in no time!
In fact, you may even sleep with someone, and get rejected. In other words you’re not going to be able to stay home for a year, and suddenly - be fixed.
Matters of the heart are a journey, not an equation. There is a strong chance he will be your rebound boy. Just keep your stepbrother at a distance - especially now when you’re feeling vulnerable.
There are no short cuts around the jitters you feel seconds before you open the door to a blind date.
And the cold hard fact is that you may like someone who doesn’t like you back. And you have to accept the fact that you may have to do some - active healing.
He brought me take-out food because he was afraid I wouldn't eat. He sent me stupid, but sweet, cards to cheer me up. I've only really seen him at Christmas celebrations and other extended family holidays. Stranger things have happened, and you definitely risk ending up in People magazine, or worse, as an inside story in the National Enquirer, but no one will arrest you.But now he's taken a job in the same town I'm in, and I think I have a big crush on my step-brother! But when that relationship inevitably crashes and burns, you don’t want to have to list your last relationship, in your internet dating profile, as having been with your step-brother.