DEAR DR. NERDLOVE: Shortly before the quarantine, my best female friend kissed me, but she ran away afterwards. So good on you for letting your friend keep the shreds of her dignity. And it seems that your friend has been trying to send you a message for a while, culminating in this latest event. I’m a broke, unemployed 25 year old guy, so I can’t afford to buy him a gift for each occasion. Plenty of folks don’t get tons of presents for birthdays or holidays because the people in their lives can’t afford to give them lots of presents.