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Gay dude and straight homey out in SF.. Best nightlife for both of us!

We want to wingman each other.. at the same place. [more inside]
posted by Captain Chesapeake on Dec 2, 2016 - 3 answers

Should I branch out from OkCupid?

I've been using OkCupid successfully for many years, but I'm wondering if I'm likely to have more success elsewhere now. What's the best option for finding poly/ENM people in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Nov 30, 2016 - 3 answers

Help me think through paganism

I just started going out with a delightful man. He's neopagan and I'm Christian. I'm looking for resources and experiences to understand paganism better. [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Nov 30, 2016 - 9 answers

Dating Filter: Something feels off

I've been dating someone long distance for a few months and have noticed a sudden shift in our conversations the last two weeks. He is still in contact daily but has subtly become less affectionate. I feel like he is no longer emotionally invested and I don't want to continue. How do I extricate myself gracefully from an undefined relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2016 - 10 answers

Should I date a semi-famous person on the other side of the country?

The title of this question doesn't even begin to convey all the issues here. He lives in Hollywood and is charting a path toward becoming a celebrity. I live on the East Coast, am a bookish introvert, and don't particularly want to get my heart smashed to pieces. I also have ZERO interest in the entertainment industry. Yet we share other interests and have major sparks. [more inside]
posted by Guinevere on Nov 29, 2016 - 22 answers

Should I try to "grow" feelings for this person or listen to my anxiety?

I have been dating this guy for just over a month now. I knew him previously from HS, but we reconnected through a dating site. I had a huge crush on him in HS but I wasn't sure how I'd feel as that was a long time ago (25 now). Before we met I was honest and said I wanted friendship to start off with, cause I assumed he'd expect a hook up right away. We've hung out five times now, and been texting a lot but I'm not sure how I feel still. [more inside]
posted by oracleia on Nov 29, 2016 - 16 answers

I forgot how dating works!

Is it typical for a partner to not stay over after having sex for the first time, if it's not a casual sex situation and there's no obvious reason that they need to leave? [more inside]
posted by deus ex machina on Nov 29, 2016 - 33 answers

How to seduce my boyfriend?

Our sex life is dying, and my usual tricks don't work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 29, 2016 - 39 answers

Help me learn how to girlfriend

My new boyfriend's not a big communicator in-between dates -- I want him to be. Is this normal? How do I fix this? Can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Nov 23, 2016 - 22 answers

How do I bumble? FB coordination edition

I decided to try Bumble, but I wasn't sure whether it would be posting things to my Facebook, or drawing unwanted information into my dating profile. So I created a fake facebook with a fake name to try it out. Now I can't undo that. Use fake FB profile or undo it somehow? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2016 - 7 answers

Unsure how to handle this relationship issue

I've been dating another man for about six months. He's had the same roommate for over a decade but they've never dated, though his roommate has a crush on him. My boyfriend and I have been going on a date every Friday and sometimes spending a few hours together on Sunday. He informed me today that he's spending his birthday--Friday--with his roommate, which apparently is something they've been doing for years, and that I am not invited. I'm not sure how to handle this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2016 - 34 answers

Should I give this polyamorous relationship a chance or end it?

I'm in a polyamorous relationship of less than a year. It has increasingly been a struggle for me in terms of self-esteem, fear of loss, and anxiety. Lately I've been thinking it's more fair to end this relationship than continue. Is it worth attempting to take this journey in hopes that it will be ok or should I just end the relationship with the idea that, like marriage or wanting children, it's a incompatibility that's a deal breaker? More details below. [more inside]
posted by Thirty7Degrees on Nov 15, 2016 - 17 answers

Reentering the Dating Pool in your late 30s - Guidance needed

After splitting up with my Girlfriend of 8 years over a year and a half ago, I am ready to reenter the dating world. I'm glad that I took time off to work on myself. I instantly wanted to date after breaking up, but it was for all of the wrong reasons. I'm now ready and I need some guidance Details inside [more inside]
posted by kbbbo on Nov 12, 2016 - 9 answers

this doesn't exist, right?

Is there a dating app for people who want to go on a date, like, now/tonight? I know it sounds like I'm literally just describing a hookup app, but that's not at all what I want. [more inside]
posted by zokni on Nov 11, 2016 - 9 answers

How to let my defenses down?

I am 48. I had avoided relationships and women generally for several years after a long-term GF cheated on me. I was also emotionally abused for years by my mother, smothered and forced to be her confidant and emotional support even though I was a child. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2016 - 10 answers

Dating without being a heel

How can I date without hurting people when I'm not after anything serious? [more inside]
posted by blokefromipanema on Nov 11, 2016 - 19 answers

How open should I be?

I've been on a five dates with a guy and not sure when to tell him certain things about my life. [more inside]
posted by akita on Nov 5, 2016 - 17 answers

Dating a guy who expressed one thing that bothered me

The "Are you disgusted by the extremely obese?" question on okcupid: he answered Yes and marked No as unacceptable. Help me work with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2016 - 52 answers

Was I right to end this relationship?

I just found out that my new boyfriend of 2 months slept with his ex wife after our third date. I ended the relationship. He is now trying to win me back. [more inside]
posted by sockiety on Nov 2, 2016 - 55 answers

Creating unspoken boundaries in new/casual relationships?

How do I create subtle boundaries with someone I just started casually dating without pushing them away? I want to give it a chance and see where it goes, but I don't want to get too attached while it is still casual. [more inside]
posted by prism4tic on Oct 19, 2016 - 7 answers

I feel conflicted about asking a girl out.

I feel conflicted about asking a girl (A) out. I've been trying to get over a crush over another girl (B) for a month now. B was everything I've wanted, but it didn't work out. I don't want to hurt A by asking her out and nothing happening in the long run. [more inside]
posted by Thisisbuffalo on Oct 14, 2016 - 10 answers

How do I get excited about dating?

Given the times and lack of single men around me in real life, I set up a dating profile on two different sites, but shy away from actually responding to people. How do I get myself excited and motivated to communicate and go out with men even if they don't seem that appealing on paper or after a few brief texts? [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Oct 11, 2016 - 12 answers

Ever seen red flags that weren't actually red flags?

A dating question about potential red flags. Am I misjudging this person? [more inside]
posted by Bella Donna on Oct 11, 2016 - 45 answers

Got My Mind Set On You

Help a hopeless romantic get over her fear of asking a guy out. [more inside]
posted by Champagne Supernova on Oct 10, 2016 - 15 answers

Dating someone who jokes too much

Dear Mefites, I've started going out with this person i met on a social app. He's jolly, but ever since we've met in person he hasn't stopped joking, literally. He's smart, confident, attractive and grounded but what tires me out abit is that he seems rather hard to get to know on a personal level. [more inside]
posted by eustaciavye87 on Oct 10, 2016 - 22 answers

How do single folks in Auckland connect?

Asking for female, cool, well traveled, worldly, well educated, very fit, pretty, 30-something professional who is looking to meet a similar fellow not in a bar scene, not on tinder etc...? are there better apps in NZ? unusual places or groups to meet good guys? Loves great foods, cooking, the restaurant scene in Aukland, is hilarious, and generally great all around but has hard time finding the right cool cat. Suggestions? Tips? Tricks? Auckland dating hacks?
posted by specialk420 on Oct 9, 2016 - 3 answers

sharing costs in a new relationship?

I'm in a fairly new relationship with my girlfriend. We've been dating 2 months and exclusive for the last month now. How can I bring up the topic of money to her in a mostly non-awkward way? I'm uncomfortable about talking about it, but I would definitely like some help on occasion with dating. She's 28, a registered nurse. I'm 30, work in IT Helpdesk. We both really like each other so far and I'd like to start bringing up topics like this in particular in our relationship. I really don't know how to word it or even when on a date to ask it? I've looked all around the internet, and there's a lot of advice on BRINGING it up but not what to say. I'm more than a little awkward with these things and almost want an EXACT scenario and script to go by. [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Oct 8, 2016 - 69 answers

Help my rational mind prevail.

I (26F) have just started seeing a guy (27M). I like to think of myself as an analytical, rational person, but ever since our first date I have been basically unable to properly eat, sleep, or focus on anything. Help me avoid getting swept up by my elevated dopamine and lowered serotonin levels! [more inside]
posted by schroedingersgirl on Oct 4, 2016 - 11 answers

How do I relax and be myself in a new relationship?

I mean the type of anxiety when you first spend prolonged time together and you just let things flow. I am constantly running out of things to say and having awkward moments. This has happened with pretty much everyone I ever dated, so I know I am the problem. [more inside]
posted by sockiety on Oct 3, 2016 - 12 answers

How to do casual sex?

I'm interested in exploring my sexuality with multiple partners. (37, F, straight-ish). However, I'm a sensitive, over-thinking type with a moderate case of vaginismus. How do i find patient and understanding partners? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2016 - 11 answers

Ideal dating city?

So I started dating again recently and have realized I have a "type" that, as far as I can tell, is uncommon in my area. If I could go anywhere in the country, where should I go to increase my dating prospects? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Sep 27, 2016 - 36 answers

Is my boyfriend hiding something serious from me?

He has been maniacly hiding -since always- his phone from me. I'm not even "allowed to touch it". Dumb question, but lately I'm just freaking out about it. [more inside]
posted by Tiffy119 on Sep 26, 2016 - 54 answers

¿Yo me enfrío o lo sufro?

I'm in a wonderful, loving relationship but I can't seem to stop feeling pessimistic about what our future together would look like. I'm not sure whether to stay or go and need help thinking through how to go about doing either. [more inside]
posted by deus ex machina on Sep 24, 2016 - 17 answers

He says "he is not looking for anything in particular"

Met a guy on tinder. First guy I met that is smart, employed, attractive and not after a hook up. Am I wasting my time? [more inside]
posted by sockiety on Sep 23, 2016 - 35 answers

Critique My Dating Profile?

Yup, another one of these! [more inside]
posted by rabbitfufu on Sep 14, 2016 - 17 answers

Call me the cattle modifier, because I need to change the stakes.

For a variety of reasons I haven't been in a romantic relationship in 3+ years. I'm trying to change that now but finding the emotional ramifications really challenging to deal with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2016 - 7 answers

Positive examples of flirting?

MetaFilter regularly features negative examples of what men should not do when approaching women (for example, stories from women who work in the service industry who have to fend off advances by men who have confused good customer service with attraction). I'm looking for positive examples of how flirting and asking people out should work. [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Sep 8, 2016 - 40 answers

How did you meet your significant other?

I'm a writer (read: I have not attempted to publish anything yet but I write. A lot.) I'm working on another novel and I want my writing to be as real and authentic as possible. However, I'm running into a gap in my life knowledge that I need your help with. (Please note: I'm not looking for you to post ideas or plot suggestions - I'm looking for a better understanding of real life, in all its messy and complicated glory, to draw from as I write this story.) [more inside]
posted by quiet_musings on Sep 5, 2016 - 170 answers

Is he interested, nth edition.

So there's the proverbial guy. Help me determine his level of interest. [more inside]
posted by violetk on Sep 5, 2016 - 15 answers

Unintentionally Going on a Date with my TA

I'm a senior in college who recently started talking to "Kyle" on Tinder. We scheduled a coffee date for this weekend and, in the ensuing conversation, we established that he is the TA for a music performance elective I just signed up for. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by that silly white dress on Aug 30, 2016 - 34 answers

Drinking problem – stay or separate?

I’ve been dating my boyfriend for about 3 months now. Early on I’ve noticed he’d drink excessively on occasion, and pretty much each time we saw each other he would drink at least some. This became a problem between us, he wants to quit drinking, and I don’t know if it’s more helpful to continue the relationship and try and support him through this, or for us to separate. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2016 - 35 answers

Why can't I be angry?

I was dating someone I really liked for a few months. He ended things by saying via text we needed to talk, and then ignoring my texts (one in which which I agreed to talk and one in which, after several days had passed, I reiterated that I was available to talk). I know he is alive because I saw him once when I was out (we did not acknowledge or speak to each other, though I'm sure he saw me too). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2016 - 12 answers

Another should I ask her out question

There's a woman at work I've been thinking of asking out. I just saw her profile on a dating site. How to ask her out? [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri on Aug 24, 2016 - 15 answers

At 21, should I still continue to rely on "luck" to find a boyfriend?

I am 21 and I have never had a boyfriend. I've gotten to the point where I stare at other couples and start feeling depressed/sad. I do not really like the idea of online dating. I feel like anyone could easily find a significant other using a dating app and plus, you never know if you will get along with the person when you actually meet them. I am really shy ( I do not know if that is part of the reason why I have trouble finding someone to like me) and do not have any guy friends. I currently reside in Richmond, VA. [more inside]
posted by ionable on Aug 24, 2016 - 23 answers

How to keep track of dozens of Tinder/Bumble people

Shallow daters of the hive ... how do you keep track of this stuff? There really should be an app that holds a screenshot and a few notes. [more inside]
posted by SockPuppetOfShame on Aug 23, 2016 - 11 answers

Starting a relationship with someone who has an unresolved crush

You know those connections where you mutually fall for a platonic friend, but you're just never single at the same time? What if it's your new dating partner who has that situation? Would you be comfortable with that? Do people actually get over their old "what if" flames? Are they happy with the people they're with when they get with someone who is not the old flame? [more inside]
posted by mousesinger on Aug 23, 2016 - 39 answers

Worried over a disparity of feelings or worried over nothing?

Last week I decided to enter a Long Distance Relationship with a person I’ve never met in person. I like him and he likes me… but I also feel he may like me too much for a person he’s never met? Or perhaps I’m misreading him or overthinking, which I am prone to do. How do I handle this? Details within. [more inside]
posted by AdriftInSpace on Aug 20, 2016 - 32 answers

2 Fast 2 Attached

How do you set limits and keep from getting too attached to someone you've started dating? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Aug 19, 2016 - 9 answers

The 33 Year Old (quasi) Virgin

I started out as Emma. But I've turned into Miss Bates. [more inside]
posted by ChickenBear on Aug 19, 2016 - 22 answers

Does it work out to lower your standards?

I'm striking out with dating. I'm an overweight gay guy, but I'm a nice combo of handsome and cute. I love chubby guys, skinny guys, muscly guys, etc. The face is the most important aspect to me. Do relationships ever work out if you date someone you are not particularly attracted to? Can they grow on you? [more inside]
posted by blackzinfandel on Aug 16, 2016 - 19 answers

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