Dear Mefites, this is my first question! I'm excited to hear from the community i've been reading since forever. Here's an issue I'm facing that's bothering me: someone i'm seeing has a some-what change of heart/mind towards me in terms of how he envisions our future/potential. I've been confused from the beginning as it started sexually quickly, then to possibly serious, to suddenly somewhat possibly just casual now. Grateful if any of you could advise me on what you observe his character/behavior/mindset to be, from the descriptions that I will best try to relate. Please excuse the extremely long post. [more inside]
I'm trying to loosen up, have fun, and gain more sexual experience; however, I tend to be a bit emotional. By the same token I also tend to feel tied down sometimes in serious relationships and I want to "look around" more before deciding to be in a serious relationship. Looking for ideas on how to balance that. [more inside]
Can I/should I ask someone I was casually dating (who recently ended things) to be friends? [more inside]
I am in a casual/non exclusive relationship and I wanted to know if things are progressing to be more or if he's just living in the moment and making the best out of it? Any of your own experiences would help a lot as well! [more inside]
So, I'm having coffee with a polyamorous women who is potentially interested in submitting to me. Help me guess what she might mean, ahead of time, so I can be more fluent when we talk. (Trigger warning: graphic consensual violence.) [more inside]
Mixed signals from a guy I made out with. What do they mean? Any hopes for further fun? And also, on a philosophical level, what are your thoughts on women pursuing men and differences in the rules of the game for dating versus casual fun? [more inside]
Dating within a limited time frame-- okay idea or terrible idea? [more inside]
How to deal with "casually dating" someone I'm head-over-heels over? He's on the other side of the world, and I miss him ridiculously. [more inside]
Still feel comfortable, happy and awkward around him. How can I stop the awkward part? [more inside]
looking for some NSA encounter while travelling, willing but clueless: help me do this casual hookup thing? [more inside]
I would probably get back together with my ex if he asked me to do so, atleast today. I think I need to date other people to get him out of my head. What are the ethics of that? [more inside]
How do you stop yourself from caring whether someone you've just started seeing is sleeping with/will sleep with other people? [more inside]
What's a good place to meet women around Phoenix, AZ? Aside from, of course, the obvious clubs and bars that everyone always thinks of first...
how to let other guys know of each other's existence when you are going out with more than one guy at a time?
How would you handle going out with multiple guys at the same time? [more inside]
Does he actually like me as a person or is he only interested in sex (29 yr old girl w/no experience)?
Does he actually like me as a person or is he only interested in sex (29 yr old woman w/no experience)? [more inside]
I'm part of a short-term couple. We both know it will probably end in about six months from now, due to a long-distance move. I feel that there's a multitude of things I can experiment with here, due to the short-term nature of the (non?)relationship. But what are those things? Also: I know that each relationship is different, but what are the general rules of such relationships, anyway? How am I supposed to be in love, without falling in love? What can I do to make the most of the time we have left? [more inside]
Yes, I'm aware of the existence of 'he's just not that into you,' but I'd like it confirmed by the source.
How do you phrase "are you into me?" in a non-terrifying way? [more inside]
How to tactfully break things off with a woman I just started dating? [more inside]
How long is too long of no contact while dating? [more inside]
I want to stop being a relationship-machine and start having something more casual. Why do I get attached so quickly? And how do I prevent myself from getting attached so I can have more fun? [more inside]
I've become involved in another unhealthy relationship. What do I do, and how do I avoid it next time? [more inside]