Why Is My Friend Dodging Me After Hooking Up? By Rachel Russo

A few friends got together last weekend and I ended up hooking up with a girl whose been my friend for a while now. Ever since that night she’s been dodging and ignoring me and making excuses not to hang out with us. Why? I thought we had a great time.

So sorry to hear that things have gotten awkward between you and your friend. You aren’t alone. Unfortunately, this behavior is very common after a hookup. When the nature of an interaction changes from platonic to romantic, sometimes people tend to pull away, because they aren’t sure how to handle the change. Your friend may be wondering if things will be different between you two. Maybe she has feelings for you and worries you don’t or doesn’t have feelings for you and worries that you do. Either way, you are both here wondering how hooking up has impacted things between you two. I know it sounds scary, but there’s only one way to find out what she’s thinking: Ask her! Good luck.

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RACHELHEADSHOTAbout the Expert: Rachel RUSSO, MS, MFT is a Matchmaker, Dating & Relationship Coach, Author & Speaker. She has a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Iona College, a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University, and a certification as an Intentional Relationship Coach. Rachel is the founder of Rachel Russo Relationships-a NYC-based dating and relationship consultancy-and has worked as a matchmaker for twelve years. She currently acts as the resident relationship expert on Brooklyn Savvy Tv, is a matchmaker with Lisa Clampitt Matchmaking, and trains entrepreneurs at Matchmaking Institute. Her drive, credentials, and unique experience make her the ultimate dating and relationship expert. Read More about Rachel or read more of her dating answers…