Heart’s Helpline

Source (picture of a radio)

“Heart’s Helpline. Yooooouuuuuu’vvvvveee got heart!”

“Hi, Heart. This is Joel and I’m looking for love.”

“Ok. So, Joel, why do you think you’re having trouble finding it?”

“Well, I’m a little shy.”

“Shy isn’t an answer, Joel, and frankly, doesn’t make sense, since you called a radio show.”

“But I am.”

“Ok. Let’s assume your shyness is the reason you’re alone. What’s going on there? Why are you afraid to talk to a potential lover?”

“I try but whenever I approach someone, I shut down completely and can’t speak.”


“Well, I guess I think I’ll be embarrassed if they reject me.”

“Have you tried a dating app?”

“Well, no. I only have a flip phone.”

“I see. How old are you, Joel?”

“I’m 68.”

“Ok. Well, then… How about the senior center. Do they have any singles events?”

“They have dances once a month but I’ve never gone. I want to meet a younger woman.”

“Oh, Joel.”

“What’s wrong with that?”

“Nothing if it happens organically… But I wonder if the reason you’re feeling so worried about rejection is because you’re trying too hard to date someone who looks a certain way, instead of allowing a true connection to happen.”

“… “

“Joel? Are you still there?”

“I am.”

“Joel, go to the dance at the senior center.”

“I don’t know… “

“Well, you called me for help and that’s what I have to offer.”


“Ok, Joel, I’ve got to get to the next caller. Good luck.”


“Heart’s Helpline! Yoooooouuuu’vvvvvveeee got heart!”

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