I haven't been feeling so confident lately. I know my SO could also be much happier if she felt a bit more confident. When we first met around 3 years ago, we were both extremely confident. Now we seem to have trouble being decisive, making decisions to better ourselves/get necessary things done, and choosing a restaurant or a date idea gets harder and harder. I would love ideas of things that could help with this. [more inside]
What's the friendliest way to decline future dates from someone you've been out with a few times but just aren't that into? [more inside]
I met a girl at a bar and I want to know how to avoid chatting with her all week before our first date. [more inside]
[Dating Filter] Sh*t or get off the pot? (Metaphorically speaking!) [more inside]
Is it normal to be a female and not have many (okay, any) close guy friends? Should I actively pursue friendships with guys? [more inside]
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]
I can't seem to ever get to the third date. [more inside]
Can cynical old me still find passionate love? Or should I readjust to some kind of grown-up relationship? [more inside]
I’m concerned that I may have inadvertently gone out on a date recently. Please advise. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with crazyblinddate.com, from the okcupid people? [more inside]
AskingOutFilter: I've heard of a potential match from a third party.. how might I go about acquiring her contact details (or other info) in an uncreepy way? [more inside]
I'm an still-in-the-closet (but perhaps soon to be out) gay man in his early 20s. What are the best ways to meet good-hearted, intelligent, and personable gay men in Boston (or generally), people who are interested in relationships and not just quick hookups?
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]
In the U.S., what is a date? What's "first base", "second base" and "third base"? How do you invite someone out non-romantically?
Baffling Things About America, #819: What is a date? [More inside.] [more inside]