Relationship Advice From John Green

John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, aka that movie that made you cry this summer with all its wonderful romance (and, to be fair, impending death) also helps his brother run a YouTube, appropriately called Vlogbrothers. Green covers a ton of topics in his weekly videos, ranging from poverty and development in Africa to some truly bizarre singing stuffed animals. And every once and a while he doles out some pretty sound relationship advice.

If you’re Googling questions about your significant other, it’s probably time to step away from the computer and talk to them.

Under no circumstances model your courtship techniques after those of the giraffe.

The object of your affection is a person just like you. They might be nervous about asking you out (or making eye-contact, no judgement), too.

Wear a T-shirt about something you’re interested in. Someone with similar interests might feel compelled to start a conversation with you. And they could be cute.

“Kissing is not something that happens to you, it’s something that happens with you.” Unless you’re Snow White or Sleeping Beauty. Then it’s pretty much one way.

Romantic relationships aren’t the only ones that need attention and need to be valued (though this piece of advice comes from late Green fan Esther Earl).

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