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Ex-Files: Summer Vacation Issue

RelationshipFilter: I told my boyfriend I was fine with him traveling in Europe for a couple of weeks with his ex-girlfriend. Now I'm having second thoughts. Help me figure out how best to handle this and get my confidence back? [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Apr 22, 2008 - 68 answers

How do I let him know I want to go on another date?

I've gone on two dates with a guy I met online. Our second date, last Friday, ended with some groping and making out. He wanted me to sleep over his place, but I decided not to. The next day we chatted online, he said he had a great time and I did too. He called me on Monday the day after we had a flirty/ close to booty call text session. I let him know I wanted to see him again. I was hoping he would ask me out again, because i don't want to go straight to his place to see him again. I'd like to go on another date or two before we hit the sheets. How should I let him know in better words? Should I go ahead an ask him out on a date, if he doesn't?
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2008 - 26 answers

Can an Aspie and an NT have a genuinely fulfilling relationship?

Is it possible for a relationship between one neuro-typical partner and one partner with asperger's to be in a genuinely fulfilling relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2008 - 16 answers

Keep the Money? Share the Money? Stupid Money.

I have a bit of a dilemma. I dated this guy last year, and he introduced me to a friend in order to get him hired at my company. Flash forward to now, and he's finally been hired, and a referral bonus is coming my way. More deets inside, natch. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2008 - 69 answers

Suggestions for ways to rev up the romance at home?

Suggestions for fun/romantic nights at home? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2008 - 8 answers

At the whims and fancies of someone unsure of what they want?

Badly in need of advice. Long, complicated story spanning 3 countries and 5 people. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2008 - 32 answers

Is Timing Actually Everything?

Is timing really so important in dating and relationships? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2008 - 26 answers

am i putting all my eggs in one basket?

should i date other people? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Apr 11, 2008 - 22 answers

How do I learn to live with his tics?

My boyfriend has developed some tics that are driving me up the wall. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2008 - 14 answers

Was I born to be alone?

Existential crisis: was I born to be alone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2008 - 21 answers

May I give you props?

Netiquette and/or legal requirements for posting stories and pictures of other people?... [more inside]
posted by healthyliving on Apr 6, 2008 - 7 answers

They're just not that into me...yet

How do I say 'Thanks, no really!' after an unsuccessful job interview, without looking like the needy girl whose long-time crush has blown her out after one date? [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Apr 3, 2008 - 14 answers

i love you...

My SO has told me he loves me countless times. He told me, and I didn't say it back, and he said he's okay with saying it even though I haven't said "I love you" to him yet. This scares me because sometimes I'm afraid I will never be. And he is a wonderful guy and will do just about anything for me. I just feel guilty now that he is in love and I'm not, and I feel uncomfortable having sex with him now because it's as if I'm using him because he is in another level of our relationship that I am not in. How do I make this better for myself and for our relationship? I want to be with him because he cares about me, and I do for him, and I do not want to lose him or give up on our relationship. I would like to know your thoughts and experiences. Thanks in advance.
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2008 - 21 answers

Moving on

Whenever my bf and I have a fight, we always break up, packing things, threats of leaving. Then, we kiss and make up. I feel empty sometimes, thinking this relationship is not stable. There is no certainty in this kind of relationship. But sti,, I always stay, I always forgive him, I tell myself that things will get better and it does for a few weeks and then we fight again. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2008 - 31 answers

Is non-stop chatter a necessity in the early stages of dating?

Is non-stop chatter a necessity in the early stages of dating? [more inside]
posted by zembla3 on Apr 1, 2008 - 24 answers

Marriage Counselor In Durham/Chapel Hill

Looking for a stellar marriage counselor in Durham/Chapel Hill, NC [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Apr 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Being happy in spite of negative personalities...

How do you ignore someone's attitude instead of letting it bring you down? How do you handle living with someone who can be really negative a lot of the time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2008 - 17 answers

How to turn bad sex good, or at least better?

How to turn bad sex good, or at least better? [more inside]
posted by different on Mar 30, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I deal with my boyfriend's insane work schedule?

How can I deal with the fact that my boyfriend is never around? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Mar 29, 2008 - 33 answers

Fight fight fight.

Help my girlfriend and me end this stupid and (I suspect) fairly common dynamic of arguing. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2008 - 32 answers

Exes and D'ohs.

Last night my girlfriend became moderately upset with me because I didn't want to meet her ex-boyfriend. So what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2008 - 30 answers

Does this ring a bell for anyone?

How can you tell if someone is single or taken just by looking at them? [more inside]
posted by woolylambkin on Mar 25, 2008 - 44 answers

How does a decent, caring but impotent and shy guy ever find a girlfriend?

I am a 38-year-old man who has many good qualities (I hope so at least) but two drawbacks which understandably be dealbreakers for most women - I am impotent and I have a small penis (around 4 inches on the rare occasions it is erect), so even if my impotence got treated I am not sure I could satisfy a women. On the other hand, I have heard that it's possible to have satisfactory sex life with a 3 inch penis, but have no idea how that can be. So basically I am what would be a figure of ridicule for many other men, and not exactly a strong candidate to be a boyfriend for most women either. However I know some women while still heterosexual may not want a sexual partner e.g. they may be celibate for whatever reason. And there may even be women who will overlook a sex life without penetrative sex for the right person. I have just come out of a four-year relationship which had lots of affection and companionship but not strong feelings of passion and obviously no sex, but I eventually want another relationship again and believe I have a lot of love to give the right person. How can I find her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2008 - 38 answers

Looking for name/website of the woman who gives lectures to teachers about how to relate to students of a different social class?

Looking for name/website of the woman who gives lectures to teachers about how to relate to students of a different social class? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Mar 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Should I be expecting more from this guy?

How proactive should a girl expect a guy to be about suggesting dates during the early stages of a relationship? [more inside]
posted by zembla3 on Mar 20, 2008 - 22 answers

No more of this.

...and a time to give up (filter). Please help. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Mar 20, 2008 - 57 answers

My time is precious?

What techniques can I use to make myself less available to others? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2008 - 13 answers

How to end a dysfunctional relationship without being a total jerk?

I have been in what I think is a co-dependant relationship for over four years, and things have been hard recently for me to recover from mental illness and start working again. I think we are simply stuck in a rut now, I also feel more like a good friend or roommate rather than a romantic partner (that's probably at least 50% my fault though as I have low libido anyway) and it's best we are apart. But this woman has become incredibly dependant on me, and since I am the wimpy "avoid confrontation at all costs" type I have kept quiet about my problems. How can I gracefully leave without totally pulling the rug from under her and without her hating me and all men forever? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Can our relationship survive living apart after living together?

My boyfriend of almost 3 years and I have been living together for a year and a half. About a year ago he decided he wanted to start making his own music, something he never had the chance to do earlier in his life. He's also a very successful grad student in a PHD program, so he thinks that before he graduates is the only time he will be able to devote enough time to making music while still being a good student. And now he's telling me that the only way he can really give this a shot is for us to not live together for a while so he can have some "space" to really discover himself and focus on his music whenever he's not in school. He says he wants to work on it so much that he would seem neglectful if we lived together. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2008 - 85 answers

Psyche is a slippery slope. Advice on dating as a thirtysomething college student?

Psyche is a slippery slope. Advice on dating as a thirtysomething college student? [more inside]
posted by caveat empress on Mar 16, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me overthink sex and romance.

What are some good books/essays/articles about human sexuality, sexual and romantic relationships, and sexual or otherwise affection-entangled activity - with an emphasis on the theoretical? I'm thinking more along the lines of Judith Butler than The Joy of Sex - so suggestions should be at least vaguely academic. (Things like Leaves of Grass count as vaguely academic). [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Mar 10, 2008 - 21 answers

If not now then never, how do I change?

I love doing things impulsively but quickly lose interest if things take a long time. I'll go to Jamaica with you this weekend, but if we plan on going in May I'll be over it. This is affecting my friendships. Any tips on sustaining interest in things?
posted by Danila on Mar 10, 2008 - 15 answers

Dating a divorced man. Help me rationalize this relationship mess before I gouge my eyeballs out.

Dating a divorced man. Help me rationalize this relationship mess before I gouge my eyeballs out. [more inside]
posted by sansgras on Mar 9, 2008 - 76 answers

How can I be a nicer person?

This week, a friend/mentor died after an extended battle with cancer. I felt saddened by his death, but also extremely guilty - I had not visited him in more than six months. I know, some friend. But his death has made me reexamine myself and my relationships with friends and family. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Dating Etiquette Confusion

What is the right dating etiquette after a good first date? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Mar 5, 2008 - 18 answers

He's Half My Age (But That's Okay, Right?)

What are the social norms and/or taboos regarding a single 44 year old women approaching men who are slightly more than half her age? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Studies of the profiles of friendships

I have very few close friends. Most of them I have known for a few years (on the internet) but have never even met. I've never known how to have a superficial friend. I don't keep old friends. Has there been any research on how many close friends people usually have and keep during their lifetimes? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 3, 2008 - 2 answers

How do I become intimate with my girlfriend?

How do you become intimate with someone? Help me figure out on-going trouble with my girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2008 - 45 answers

help me with my psycho ex girlfriend

help me with my psycho ex girlfriend [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2008 - 22 answers

Settling down? When? How? Why?

How do you know when it's time to "settle down"? [more inside]
posted by brynna on Feb 29, 2008 - 18 answers

is there hope for someone who is highly narcissistic yet falls short of actually having narcissistic personality disorder?

you're so vain, you probably think this post is about you… [more inside]
posted by violetk on Feb 29, 2008 - 23 answers

Where da men at?

BostonDatingFilter: Are the single men too scattered around? Where are they? [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Feb 26, 2008 - 27 answers

How do I turn my best friend into something more?

How do I turn my current best friend into something more? [more inside]
posted by kldickson on Feb 22, 2008 - 50 answers

relationships of all kinds are hard to sort out

My dad died recently, and the resulting grief and intense emotional state I'm in have ramped up feelings I have for an unattainable person... a crush. I'm happily married, and this is confusing and painful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2008 - 14 answers

To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable. -Goldwater

Help me stop hurting someone close to me... [more inside]
posted by Liosliath on Feb 21, 2008 - 25 answers

How can I make it up to my pal?

I did what I was asking about in this question , and now I've lost one of my friends. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Feb 20, 2008 - 59 answers

How to deal with a messy breakup

What do I take away from a messy breakup? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Feb 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Does this guy like me or what?

Does it sound like this guy is interested in me or not? I'm getting mixed signals here. [more inside]
posted by zembla3 on Feb 14, 2008 - 27 answers

A newsletter by any other name induces cringing...

I am working on branding a newsletter that will offer love advice, statistics, and bites of information related to dating in general, online dating and relationships. What's a clever (but not cringeworthy) name for it? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Feb 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Is a joint credit card a good or bad idea?

My fiancé and I are considering getting a joint credit card and I had a few questions about it. [more inside]
posted by ml98tu on Feb 11, 2008 - 6 answers

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