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I don't want to meet my wife on Tinder

I'm inept at dating in the real world. Help me learn how to take a girl from acquaintance to date and face the uncertainty in between. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2014 - 21 answers

I suppose we should go on a... date?

Boy meets Girl. Then Boy does, what exactly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2014 - 12 answers

Got the Italian Girlfriend Blues...

Any tips from Metafiltrati with latin/italian lady experience to make things calmer or more manageable? [more inside]
posted by letsgomendel on May 9, 2013 - 43 answers

What is the dating world actually like?

I have a friend who insists on a certain way of understanding how men and women couple off. Basically, he sees the situation as rather animalistic, where all the women are essentially waiting to be asked out, and the first men to do so get the "choicest" women. The rest of the women are left for, well, the rest of the men. Obviously, this is pretty traditional/sexist/chauvinistic. Anyway, barring all that, he feels a constant urgency to get to women "before somebody else does," because "the best women will be taken." Of course, I understand asking someone out before someone else does, but his theory is off-putting to me. It seems like human personalities, reasoning, circumstances, geographies, and cultures throw a monkey-wrench into his theory. Things are a lot more complicated in my mind. Do you have an alternative way of seeing the dating world, have a different experience, or are there any studies that you could point me to on this subject?
posted by uncannyslacks on Jan 23, 2013 - 38 answers

what are movies about independent women in a relationship?

help me find movies depicting women in a healthy relationship, where her space, interest or financial independence are respected. [more inside]
posted by valdesm on Nov 14, 2012 - 27 answers

Unobtanium suddenly becomes obtainable; drat! complications!

I have two romantic interests in my life: one who adores me and is giving herself to me wholeheartedly, and one who seems to be a better match but lives 850 miles away and is just getting out of a relationship. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by sockpuppetryarts on Oct 14, 2012 - 34 answers

Beauty Privilege?

Is woman's value really only physical? [more inside]
posted by thelastgirl on Aug 28, 2012 - 60 answers

Stop Shooting Myself in the Foot

I keep picking women who don't give as much as I feel I give and so I always end up feeling used. And because I keep picking them (even though the last one should've been enough to warn me off of the next one), I also end up feeling stupid too. Meanwhile, I've had women who've given to me the way I've given to those others, but I never seem to end up with them, even though they are exactly what I say I've wanted. How can I keep the good one and stop picking the bad ones? What is my problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2012 - 15 answers

Where did 30 years go suddenly?

Seeking Dear Abby, handholding and guidance for Dummies. Yes, this is about a man and yes I'm feeling totally clueless. Help. [more inside]
posted by infini on Feb 20, 2012 - 66 answers

How can I get my dating life started again

I need help with my dating life, I'm a single straight male, 25y/o, working 60 hour weeks, with limited options. [more inside]
posted by curious-mind on Feb 4, 2012 - 54 answers

Should I let my boyfriend sleep with other women?

Is it a poor idea to let your partner have sex with other people, knowing that you will be hurt by it? Will it be more likely to help or hurt our relationship if he indulges in his fantasies with other women – and is this a reasonable compromise for someone to make? [more inside]
posted by labandita on Jan 22, 2012 - 107 answers

Where to discuss marital problems with other men?

Can anyone recommend a website where I can get input from other men (and I'm not against input from women too) about problems I have with my wife with her excessive moodiness, total lack of interest in physical intimacy, and general verbally hostile and abusive ways? I'm thinking either a traditional forum or a more contemporary Q&A type site.
posted by Dansaman on May 18, 2011 - 9 answers

I'm really not. Really.

My friend asked if I was bisexual and I am feeling really angry about it. Should I be mad at her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 39 answers

Can you recommend some books for women who don’t feel they’re good enough, skinny enough, have enough, or are nice enough.

Can you recommend some books for women who don’t feel they’re good enough, skinny enough, have enough, or are nice enough. What are some books that would allow these women to relate and demystify the great American ideals so they can have a different perspective of their lives. [more inside]
posted by PeaPod on Sep 17, 2010 - 19 answers

Can I Make It Happen at 40?

I am a newly single 40 year-old woman who’d like to be in a stable relationship and to start a family. I’m afraid that the man I’m looking for does not exist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2010 - 35 answers

Did she take the easy way out?

Did she just take the easy way out or am I just that guy? About 8 months ago I started talking to a girl I have known for many years. She is 7 years younger than me and I never noticed her until boom she magically grew up. I always thought she was a loser ( hung around with the wrong crowd made bad choices). We began talking every so often then it turned into a daily ritual txt, fb, and phone call situation once she got rid of her BF. I slowly began to develop feelings and we started hangin out when.... [more inside]
posted by SleeveHearted on Jul 2, 2010 - 36 answers

How can I be less intimidated by other women?

How can I be less intimidated by other women? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 - 20 answers

Should I date someone I'm not attracted to if the other option is never dating?

Should I date someone I'm not attracted to if the other option is never dating? I'm a girl. I went on a date with a boy I met on the internet, and it was pathetic. We talked about my mother, his mother, and lesbian movies I've seen. (Was that a bad subject for a first date? I'm inexperienced.) He was using open body language and I was using closed. I didn't realise this at the time. He was totally uninitiative and way too nice and I found that unappealing. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2010 - 32 answers

But I don't want to be an alpha male!

Questions about male-female attraction and my validity as a man. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2010 - 60 answers

I need some help dealing with romantic, wistful feelings when interacting with women.

I need some help dealing with romantic, wistful feelings when interacting with women. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2010 - 17 answers

Should women expect men to cheat on them?

I'm 27 and single. I've never had a serious boyfriend. Just throwing that out there. My brother is 24. Our 1st cousins are visiting for Christmas. One of them is male and 19, the other is female and 16. Tonight we somehow got into a huge discussion about relationships. Basically my brother and cousin (the 19-year-old) were making the following points: [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Dec 21, 2009 - 115 answers

But what's it there for? Do you actually sleep on it?

Little known facts about men [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Nov 20, 2009 - 351 answers

How do I break the "ice" with others (especially girls) and get closer with them?

How do I break the "ice" with others (especially girls) and get closer with them? [more inside]
posted by rintako on Nov 13, 2009 - 19 answers

Men: "Nice shoes!" (trans: let's fuck!) Women: "Nice shoes!" (trans: let's be friends!)

Previously dated men, now wants to date women. Problem: I can't tell when women are interested in me or if they just want to be friends. [more inside]
posted by Eleutherios on Oct 13, 2009 - 17 answers

Succeeding on the dating scene - where does a woman get advice?

Succeeding on the dating scene - where does a woman get advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me figure out what do next talking to this girl.

Okay, so I met this girl recently at an event on the other side of the country. We really hit it off, and spent a lot of time together. But I'm not sure where I stand or what to do next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2009 - 13 answers

I just can't agree with you, lady, but I don't know why

"Women are different than men. In a relationship, a man needs to be the one who takes care of a woman when she's angry, who tells her to calm down. A man needs to be more understanding than a woman, and a woman needs to be allowed to have her moods." Really? I'd like to call bullshit, but I don't quite know how. (Long explanation inside) [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Apr 18, 2009 - 25 answers

How can I make her realize I'm not her ex-husband?

We're trying to get back together, but she has trust issues. How to overcome these? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2009 - 11 answers

So the first wedding of my mid-20's is coming up and it seems as though I'm able to bring a date. Should I definitely pursue a date?

So the first wedding of my mid-20's is coming up and it seems as though I'm able to bring a date. Should I definitely pursue a date? I have someone in mind but I'm afraid I have no idea how fun this wedding will even be. How should I go about this? This is new territory for me. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Apr 12, 2009 - 15 answers

Health Benefits of Sex?

Sex is often touted as beneficial for one's health. Is this supposed to be true for both men and women, and how much evidence is there for the claim (apart from calorie expenditure, which is still negligible compared to actual aerobic exercise)? And is it primarily the orgasm that's supposedly healthful, or even sex sans orgasm?
posted by taramosalata on Nov 10, 2008 - 20 answers

I'd really like to get to give this a shot - can you help?

Here’s one of those how-do-I-play-this? relationship questions. At the very beginning of a possible relationship (with a touring musician) that I'd really like to give a chance to, but he may be too scared. (explanation inside) [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on May 6, 2008 - 25 answers

I want to marry her, but at what cost?

My girlfriend and I have religious and cultural differences. How can our relationship work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2008 - 47 answers

Is there anything else I can get you, Master?

A recent conversation with my boyfriend brought up some weird, unexpected, slightly misogyenistic feelings on his part and I don't really know how to respond. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2007 - 151 answers

Stop the Butterflies!

So he's younger, I'm older. We are good friends.. we have fun.. but I find myself falling in love with him. There are many reasons to not let myself do it, so how do I stop those butterflies? [more inside]
posted by TerraM on Oct 16, 2007 - 23 answers

Should I marry a woman when I also like men?

I am a guy who has been dating a wonderful girl for four years. We have been living together for most of that time. We are both out of college and in our mid-20s. Though this is my first relationship I feel like we are perfect for each other. She's had other relationships (long and short-term) and feels the same way. I am thinking of asking her to marry me, except for one thing: I am bisexual and it is difficult to give up men. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2007 - 39 answers

What's my problem?

Is it possible for a 43-year-old woman to have a mid-life crisis? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2007 - 22 answers

So, you're telling me we should just be friends?

How can I begin changing my views on relationships and romance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2007 - 21 answers

What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets.

RelationshipFilter (sorry!): I've become entangled in a complex 'relationship', and I'm not sure what to do... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2006 - 57 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

Shut out again. Why?

Why does she get close & then shut me out? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by eems on Jun 26, 2006 - 27 answers

Rules, rules, rules

What are "The Rules" for guys? [more inside]
posted by brautigan on Apr 21, 2006 - 51 answers

How do I give my lady friend an orgasm?

What do I have to do to give my lady friend an orgasm? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2006 - 41 answers

They aren't really from Mars, are they?

FormerLesbianFilter: Can you give me any insight about men and/or the way men think and function? [more inside]
posted by hyperfascinated on Jan 22, 2006 - 56 answers

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