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Books like The Game, except completely different in every way

A male friend of mine has recently learned that he's not as good at dating women as he thought he was, and wants to get better. Where can I point him for sex and relationship advice, addressed to men, but written from a feminist perspective? [more inside]
posted by psycheslamp on Mar 11, 2014 - 7 answers

Why do I always end up in the 'Friend Zone'?

This happens to me far too often when I've dated men, I hear the 'I like you as a friend' after a handful of dates far too often. Is there something I could be doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by bluehermit on Jun 11, 2013 - 33 answers

I consider myself married to my work

How to explain in a concise way why I'm not interested in dating anyone now and anytime soon? [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on May 17, 2013 - 43 answers

Need advice on the Do's and Don'ts of coffee dates, and how to keep conversation flowing.

Need advice on the Do's and Don'ts of coffee dates, and how to keep conversation flowing. [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Nov 24, 2012 - 16 answers

We're no strangers to love / You know the rules and so do I

How to properly pursue a budding romance when hoping for some kind of fairly serious relationship. Difficulty level: I am young and foolish and what is this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I help my friend find a boyfriend?

DatingFilter: What dating advice do I give to my friend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I do not worry so much about getting back into online dating?

Advice needed to transition back into casual and not-so casual online dating after a long time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2012 - 8 answers

The worst romcom ever.

How do you handle dating multiple people when there's a possibility that you'll cross paths with one person while in the company of another? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 - 18 answers

Too sad to be good convo partner?

Ok, so I've been having this problem lately (and I think it's related to my recent depression) where I meet new people and kind of expect that I'll never develop any friendship with them, but then it actually does happen, and I realize in horror that when they bring up previous conversations we've had, I act completely clueless because I didn't bother to remember it in the first place, and they say something like, "Remember we were talking about how my mom lives literally right next door to you?" (seriously, that happened today) and I remember suddenly, but clearly have already made it obvious that I didn't remember it in the first place... That's been happening a lot lately, and I want to know how to recall what I talked about with people more. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

What are the sexual steps you take while dating?

I'm female in my mid-twenties and due to circumstances have been a late entrant into dating. I've been out with several guys (ages 27 - 33) and am trying to get a better handle on how quickly things move forward in terms of physical/sexual. So while every guy, girl, and experience is different, could someone share what they might consider standard in their experience? I'd be curious to know what peoples' typical natural progressions are (for a person they're dating, not a hook up) in terms of the steps, not necessarily timing. For instance, do you generally do the first base/second base/third bases in order? [more inside]
posted by sowrite on Nov 26, 2011 - 32 answers

How do I approach a second date?

Never dated someone I didn't already know. Some advice on dating protocol? [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on Oct 16, 2011 - 19 answers

Dealing with deal breakers

Three dates with a great guy. One problem: his toxic breath. Should I tell him or move on? [more inside]
posted by jessca84 on Aug 21, 2011 - 30 answers

Forum suggestions.

Is there somewhere I can go online to discuss relationship questions, or to ask for advice? Which forums are best for getting someone else's perspective? [more inside]
posted by Small Pockets on Apr 16, 2011 - 9 answers

How can I help a friend not be a Nice Guy?

How can I help a friend avoid the "nice guy" trap? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Apr 7, 2011 - 49 answers

Let's Just Be Friends?

I have had a few fledgling relationships that have gone from awesome platonic friendship --> sexual tension ---> hook-up (instigated by the guy)--> awkward, painful attempt at going back to friendship (also instigated by the guy). I'm really confused and bitter and angry. Can you help me decipher what's going on and figure out if these friendships are salvageable? [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Feb 11, 2011 - 36 answers

I thought that sort of thing was just between the two of us...

My girlfriend of a significant amount of time posted a naked picture of herself online without ever talking to me about it... am I wrong to be bothered by this? [more inside]
posted by doompuppy on Nov 16, 2010 - 84 answers

Tips on how to go out on a date with one of my best friends

Any tips for a first date with a friend I've known for a few years? [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Nov 10, 2010 - 7 answers

the importance of passion in the long run

So I'm turning to MeFi for relationship advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2010 - 38 answers

What are your best tips to get yourself out of feeling needy?

What are your best tips to get yourself out of feeling needy after a relationship is over? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Jul 15, 2010 - 17 answers

How to be ok with my boyfriend's feelings?

Crazy card alert? Please, help me sort out my relationship, MeFi world! [more inside]
posted by LemonGardot on Jul 6, 2010 - 15 answers

I don't even know.

There's this girl that I'm very attracted to and who I feel is also attracted to me. Should I ask her out? Wait, though! I'm a snowflake! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Entering the gay dating scene late

I'm a gay man in my late 20s who has never gone on a date before. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Help! Need advice for giving friend advice!!

How do I tell my friend the truth in a way that she can hear it, then take what she can from it and do what feels right to her? [more inside]
posted by Hydrofiend on Nov 29, 2009 - 29 answers

Too horny. Can't think. Need sex.

I'm a mid-20s British male and I haven't had sex for about three years. Manual Overides are barely taking the edge off these days and the horniess is getting so bad I can't think clearly. Help me get laid. Complications inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2009 - 31 answers

Schizophrenic and Looking for Love

I’m schizophrenic, on parole because of it, and I am looking for love. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2009 - 18 answers

How does this work?

So, I'm a junior in high school. Recently came out. Pretty much moved on from all the drama associated with that act, and now I'm looking for a relationship. Problem is: I can't for the life of me figure out how to meet and get to know my fellow homos. [more inside]
posted by Gotham on Dec 22, 2008 - 29 answers

To you, this dating question is trivial; to me right now, it's monumental.

Help me not work myself into a tizzy about a potential social faux pas. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 7, 2008 - 33 answers

One unhealthy relationship after another.

I've become involved in another unhealthy relationship. What do I do, and how do I avoid it next time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2008 - 23 answers

A baby mama

So how does it work with going out with a girl who has a daughter? And she's just 24? [more inside]
posted by ChabonJabon on Sep 19, 2008 - 85 answers

Just the three of us

Single mom/Single parent: How does one go about building a lasting relationship with a single mother, to show her that you will not only be there for her, but also for her son? (She's 22, and he's under five I'm assuming.) [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on May 5, 2008 - 10 answers

I don't like most young gay guys. But I AM one of them. Help!

I'm a 25 year old gay male and I'm scared to get involved with dating. Guys my age seem shallow and snarky. [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Jul 6, 2007 - 31 answers

How can I get a guy to like me -- again?

What can I say or do to get a guy to want me again? (Or, can movie cliches be useful in the real world?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2007 - 13 answers

How to date two women at once?

How do I date more than one person at a time? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Aug 9, 2006 - 23 answers

My friend needs a date!

I'd like to help my buddy find a girlfriend. He's 26 and pretty normal, other than the fact that he's never had a girlfriend or even been on a date and he's obviously extremely shy around females. How can I help him? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Aug 2, 2006 - 35 answers

it's over, it's over, it's over... is it?

How do you know your relationship is worth fighting for? Or, how do you know when to call it quits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2005 - 25 answers

Second date advice sought

I've gone out with this girl on one date which went “ok”. And, at the time, I figured on going out with her at least once more since first dates can often be unrepresentative of other dates. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Handcoding on Dec 25, 2004 - 44 answers

Is it acceptable to ask someone out via e-mail?

From the Dateless Wonder Dept.: Is it acceptable to ask someone out via e-mail? Or is it better to do such things face-to-face or over the phone? [a little more inside] [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Nov 2, 2004 - 22 answers

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