ASK DR. BOLI.

Dear Dr. Boli: So I meet this guy at a party, right? And I’m thinking he’s kind of cute, except he’s got this big black spot on his chin, like an ink blot or something. So I lean over to him and tell him, “Hey, you know, you might want to, like, do something about that splotch on your chin.” And he says, “No, that’s my soul patch.” So I, like, walked away real slowly and calmly, without making any sudden moves. What is a “soul patch,” and what’s it supposed to mean? —Sincerely, Ashley.

Dear Madam: Just as some people wear nicotine patches to make up for having no cigarettes, some men wear soul patches to make up for having no soul.