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How do I learn to assert myself more in romantic relationships?

Are there any mental strategies, books or just general advice you've found to be particularly useful on becoming more assertive and expressing needs, preferences and feelings clearly and confidently in romantic relationships? [more inside]
posted by armadillo1224 on Jan 3, 2017 - 20 answers

How to rebuild your confidence after a stream of rejections?

I've recently had a stream of dating-related rejections. It's gotten pretty frustrating and I've now started to see rejection as a given. How do I rebuild my confidence and get back on the horse? [more inside]
posted by sockandawe on Oct 24, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me be myself in the world of dating.

How do I feel more confident about myself? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Nov 21, 2014 - 12 answers

How do I not be a meet cute mouse?

Meet cute happens. (Yes, these actually happen IRL.) The next time I encounter my meet cute, suddenly this successful, smart, outspoken women becomes a mouse. Literally small and fuzzy and hiding in a corner if at all possible. Any concrete strategies for not doing this? HALP! Example and background after the break. [more inside]
posted by susiswimmer on Oct 8, 2014 - 21 answers

How do I control my high anxiety and sensitivity when dating?

How I can I better handle these intense feelings and hold them in while maintaining the confidence and calmness that made the woman like me in the first place? [more inside]
posted by My Famous Mistake on Jun 13, 2014 - 26 answers

What exactly IS confidence?

I'm a 27 year old woman who is chronically unlucky in love. Everyone says the secret ingredient to meeting that special someone is confidence, but what exactly IS confidence in this context? Asking my girlfriends seems to have elicited two definitions, being confident enough to flirt and be 'emotionally available', and being the kind of confident where you're a fabulous conversationalist and everyone wants to talk to you. I can do the latter, but the former I have issues with... [more inside]
posted by litereally on Mar 10, 2014 - 24 answers

Sick of being single, unsure of where to start

21 year old college student with past relationship experience, but I can't get a date to save my life. I believe I know the problem(s) but I'm unsure how to get started in term of solving things. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2013 - 20 answers

Fatal Attraction, how to break free?

I’m Male in my late 20s; I need help figuring out what to do about my relationship, I’ve tried breaking up a few times, but every time I get to it something in my head stops me... What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2013 - 27 answers

It's not you, it's me... Or is it?

Need strategies for not getting stuck in my own mind for hours every day over thinking a new relationship. How to know whether you are ruining things in your own head or things are not right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Have part-time confidence, want full-time confidence.

I would like help in turning situational confidence into all-the-time confidence, particularly as it pertains to romance and dating. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2012 - 6 answers

How to trust myself again to believe in love?

The break up I recently is making me confused and it has shattered my confidence. I would like to know what happened, how falling in love is meant to be in reality and how to get back my confidence. [more inside]
posted by home on Sep 22, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me not screw things up

How can I keep being my confident and independent self around men I'm seriously interested in? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Mar 10, 2012 - 9 answers

I fail at dating

This is embarrassing. But I could do with some tips. I freeze up around people I am attracted to. My confidence goes out the window. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2011 - 26 answers

Help me make a great first impression with my girlfriend's friends.

Tips for meeting new girlfriend's friends at a big party. Help me not just survive, but make a great first impression (plus a couple other complications). [more inside]
posted by althanis on Mar 2, 2011 - 44 answers

Used to be confident, got the girl, now I'm a wreck. Why?

I was confident and had loads of self esteem right up to the moment I actually started a real relationship. Now I'm a mess. How did I lose it all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 - 23 answers

I need some major help with body image issues (self confidence)

I need some major help with body image issues (self confidence) I'm reaching out to the hive for some extremely personal advice (thank God for anonymous-ness). I apologize beforehand for my casual typing - I tend to type the way I talk, and it can go all over the place... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2010 - 18 answers

How easy do I or do I not have it as a woman in the dating world?

All right. How difficult is it for women to flirt with men *really*? I often hear that just smiling at a dude is good enough, but how true is that? What tactics have been successful for you, ladies? What is it you gentlemen out there wish a woman would (reasonably) do in a social situation? I've read the SIRC guide to flirting, but I'm looking for some real world anecdotes to supplement that. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2010 - 38 answers

What are some good guidelines to keep my confidence up and show her I'm worth hanging with and possibly dating if I can conjure up the chemistry?

I didn't think the whole "if you're persistent it'll work" thing would work, but it did and now I have a chance to get to know her better...what do I do? She's gorgeous and smart...now if I can just get her to laugh some more with me, I'll be on the right path. Or do I boast, or compliment? [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Jul 15, 2010 - 25 answers

How do I keep my raging lust in check while getting to know someone?

Please share with me your best tips for keeping my raging lust in check while I'm getting to know someone I find very attractive. [more inside]
posted by velvet winter on Jan 5, 2010 - 24 answers

How to Keep Steady?

Please help a fella out with the next stage of his Courtship Reeducation Program: How to stay cool when you can't stay ambivalent? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on May 25, 2009 - 13 answers

How do I build social self confidence, and (among other things) talk to women?

How can I become more confident interacting with women specifically as well as in social situations generally. NOT looking for gimmicks, PUA or "get laid" systems, but genuine self improvement techniques. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jan 1, 2009 - 30 answers

From eating cookies on prom night, to flirting in Manhattan meat markets?

After a complete transformation, I need to practice flirting, in New York. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2008 - 22 answers


I haven't dated in awhile, but now... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 15, 2005 - 26 answers

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