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single-hood wasted on the single?

What do you or did you enjoy about being single? What do partnered mefites miss? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Jul 10, 2014 - 88 answers

Another "should I stay or should I go?" question

Should I move to the other side of the world? Snowflake situation inside, of course. [more inside]
posted by sunflower16 on Mar 25, 2014 - 37 answers

Should I ask the man I'm seeing not to have a vasectomy?

I'm in my mid-20's, leaning towards not having kids, but recognize that I could change my mind. I just started dating a wonderful man who has scheduled a vasectomy for next month. Is it asking too much to ask him to reconsider? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2013 - 44 answers

What's a good town for a single man in his late 30s...

What's a non-US city that might be especially good for a 38-year old divorced straight male looking to meet a woman and settle down? Much more specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2013 - 37 answers

Where are all the ready-to-settle-down men in London?

You are male, single, employed, 20/30-ish, looking to settle down and start a family with a similar lady within the next three years or so. Where in London do you go to find potential dates? (Asking for a friend.)
posted by fix on Sep 21, 2013 - 10 answers

My friend with anxiety won't help himself and I don't know what to do

A friend of mine refuses to address his anxiety issues. I don't want to lose him as a friend, but also don't know how much more I can take. Please help. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on May 28, 2013 - 15 answers

Healthy ways of working with financial imbalances in relationships?

I grew up in a lower-middle-class family. Through a combination of hard work, opportunity and luck, I find myself in my 30's with a very decent net worth. It's enough to allow me to feel very secure about retirement, job/career changes, health issues, supporting family, etc. and this security is probably the most important aspect of money to me. For me, money means security, safety, freedom. I maintain a very middle-class lifestyle, continue to work full-time and save at a reasonable rate. I've started to realize how much this factors into my thinking about long term relationships, especially marriage (and its attendant family joining) and financial co-mingling, and am looking for some perspectives on positive ways of managing these kinds of issues. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2013 - 21 answers

Marrying a relative

Someone I know is dating his aunt's(dad's sister) grand daughter. Age difference 6 years. And spoke to me about this, I mentioned I am not sure about the custom. They both have higher education, have good job and decent family people. What would their relationship be second cousin once removed? Is it socially/religiously accepatable if they end up in altar, have kids etc?
posted by globalbuddy on Mar 19, 2013 - 43 answers

How should I talk to my boyfriend about me being unhappy with him?

We've been together almost 2 years and at first I thought he was almost a perfect match for me. We got along, he made me so happy, he's so sweet, makes me laugh, and considerate. I know that every relationships get into the comfortable phase but lately I feel like he has taken me for granted and has gotten way too comfortable to the point I'm starting to lose interest in our relationship. I no longer look forward to seeing him and want to be alone, say I love you, kiss, or anything. [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on Jan 30, 2013 - 50 answers

First Love Issues

Why do I often dream of my ex? [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on Aug 23, 2012 - 28 answers

31 and it worries me (and familia) that I'm not yet married

Does finding a partner really get that much harder after 30? I'm a guy in my early 30s and I am starting to feel it now. [more inside]
posted by blizkreeg on Jun 10, 2012 - 15 answers

Romantic gestures and suggestions

Romantic gestures [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Mar 2, 2012 - 29 answers

How do I love better?

I really don't want to end up alone. What can I start doing to break this generational cycle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 - 12 answers

How to prevent self sabotage?

Asking for a friend: How can a person get over a crippling anxiety of getting dumped? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Feb 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Will there be long term issues with dating/marrying someone 13 years older than me?

What long-term issues arise with marrying an older man? [more inside]
posted by Jade_bug on Feb 18, 2012 - 56 answers

We've only been dating for a few months. He doesn't want to get married, ever. I do. What now?

We've only been dating for a few months. He doesn't want to get married, ever. I do. What now? [more inside]
posted by anotheraccount on Feb 18, 2012 - 93 answers

Go Together Like a Horse and a Glue Factory

Date filter: When do I tell my date that I'm in the middle of a divorce? Also, how should I go about telling? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2012 - 34 answers

How horrible is it to be a 30-year-old virgin?

How horrible is it to be a 30-year-old virgin? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 - 46 answers

How to tell my parents, about my preferences about marriage, without hurting them?

How do I handle my parents, with regards to my marriage? (also, is there any hope for me?) [more inside]
posted by mudman on Jan 23, 2012 - 19 answers

When is it okay to keep the baggage in the bag?

Should I tell my (potential) new boyfriend about my marriage and divorce? Or can I keep this secret like I want to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 - 53 answers

Looking for childfree love in all the child loving places.

Dating filter: The women I tend to feel most connected to pretty much all want to have children. But I don't. Or at least, I mostly don't. How do I deal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 - 48 answers

How do I stop wanting gorgeous woman who aren't my wife?

I'm a mid-thirties man, committed relationship, wonderful kids, good job, great life, but I can not stop chasing attractive women. And it is wreaking havoc. How can I stop this, and why don't I want to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2011 - 69 answers

How to decide between current partner and new prospect

Can you honour your current partner and explore a potential relationship with someone new without being deceitful? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2011 - 55 answers

What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States?

What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 1, 2010 - 9 answers

How would you approach dating as if it were your job?

How would you approach dating, online and off, as a business problem? If you had to consider sales, marketing, consumer research -- what would you be doing to sell the product (i.e., the single you)? What are creative approaches to helping a girl find a guy? [more inside]
posted by AmitinLA on Jun 21, 2010 - 23 answers

lack of sex with fiance

What should I do about the lack of sex with my fiance? [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on May 4, 2010 - 49 answers

What did he do that made you cheat?

If you've felt the temptation to cheat, or have cheated, on a guy: what sorts of things was he neglecting to do around that time? Or what things was he doing? [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Jul 13, 2009 - 32 answers

How important is it that you feel an emotional connection to your spouse?

How important is it that you feel an emotional connection to your spouse? [more inside]
posted by sunflower16 on Jun 18, 2009 - 36 answers

Am I doomed to be a doormat forever?

Are relationships a zero sum game? Is there such a thing as a happy compromise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2009 - 28 answers

What is a "successful" relationship

How do you define "success" in relationships? [more inside]
posted by pauldonato on May 27, 2009 - 22 answers

How can I make her realize I'm not her ex-husband?

We're trying to get back together, but she has trust issues. How to overcome these? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Beggars can't be choosers?

I think she likes me. I think I like her. Do I marry her? Context: Arranged marriage [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2009 - 23 answers

To sow or not to sow is the question

Marriage Madness: Is it better to be single or to waste away in a bad marriage? (long, but uniquely personal details inside) [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Feb 16, 2009 - 61 answers

Boy, this is going to be convoluted

help me allay her fears (long story) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2009 - 27 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Two people like each other, but never at the same time. Is it worth waiting for her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2008 - 15 answers

Am I just happier being single?

Am I just happier being single? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 - 31 answers

Need a paradigm for falling in love!

How does one fall in love in one's late 30's, when one's head is full of mortgage payments, favorite restaurants, and past ex's? What does it mean to fall in love? (A bit complicated) [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Jan 13, 2008 - 25 answers

I love my girlfriend, but I don't want to go south of the border

My girlfriend is having second thoughts about what she wants out of life. This could lead to a change and possible end our relationship. I'm scared. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2007 - 27 answers

Should I commit to my significantly overweight girlfriend?

Should I commit to my significantly overweight girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2007 - 46 answers

Former GF, now friend, and now I wonder if she should be my wife . . .

Broke up with her over a year ago; we're still good friends; I never got over her; now I think she might be "the one." What the hell do I do? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on Apr 20, 2007 - 34 answers

So, you're telling me we should just be friends?

How can I begin changing my views on relationships and romance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2007 - 21 answers

To be or not to be

So I've been/was dating this 'older' man and I think he's copping out. Do I make one last effort? (long explanation inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2006 - 26 answers

Is there a MeFi of relationships?

Where can I find and participate in high-level, Metafilter-style discussion of relationships? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Apr 25, 2006 - 10 answers

Modeling the Dating/Marriage market

Dating/Marriage market and game theory [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Jan 16, 2006 - 11 answers

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