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I slept with him on the first date - is this fixable or a lost cause?

I slept with him on the first date, and now he's lost interest. Is there any salvaging it? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Nov 21, 2013 - 44 answers

 

I know they're nice, but they're not for me!

I'm in an amazing relationship, with someone I've known for over two years, and we've been dating for a year-ish. We're both women in our early 20's. I've only dated women up to this point, and been very happy with that. It seems that my brain doesn't want to keep that status quo anymore and is trying to convince me I want to experience being with men. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2013 - 10 answers

How do I attract and date men (not boys) ?

I'm in my 30s but still feel/look/act like I'm much younger, so I tend to roll with a younger crowd and my last 3 boyfriends were all 2-4 years younger than I am. This needs to stop. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Jun 5, 2013 - 53 answers

He texts me everyday but has never asked me out

I never initiate the texts except for a couple of times, but always reply and am nice and friendly. He texts me about anything, and usually sends funny images. He also hangs out with me randomly, for example yesterday I was giving out food for an event and he came without his friends to be with me. But he has made no moves other than that, as in no touching or complimenting me, but maybe he is not very good at flirting. I have had bad experiences when telling a guy first that I am interested. I don't like playing games, but I am wondering if I should be more challenging and mysterious? Does it seem like he is interested? He's been texting me for a month now. Thanks!
posted by lovisa91 on Mar 21, 2013 - 38 answers

"Who's your daddy?" "Not you."

I am only approached by men who are much older than me. I approach men my age, and it doesn't go so well. How do I stop this? [more inside]
posted by koucha on Mar 6, 2013 - 30 answers

What is the dating world actually like?

I have a friend who insists on a certain way of understanding how men and women couple off. Basically, he sees the situation as rather animalistic, where all the women are essentially waiting to be asked out, and the first men to do so get the "choicest" women. The rest of the women are left for, well, the rest of the men. Obviously, this is pretty traditional/sexist/chauvinistic. Anyway, barring all that, he feels a constant urgency to get to women "before somebody else does," because "the best women will be taken." Of course, I understand asking someone out before someone else does, but his theory is off-putting to me. It seems like human personalities, reasoning, circumstances, geographies, and cultures throw a monkey-wrench into his theory. Things are a lot more complicated in my mind. Do you have an alternative way of seeing the dating world, have a different experience, or are there any studies that you could point me to on this subject?
posted by uncannyslacks on Jan 23, 2013 - 38 answers

Men are simple creatures, right?

He's just not that into you, yadda yadda yadda... or is he? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2012 - 21 answers

What is going on with me and/or the men I date?

What is going on with me and/or the men I date? [more inside]
posted by gcolmes@gmail.com on Jul 23, 2012 - 63 answers

Does the hat make the man?

I started dating a guy who is great but his fashion sense is ruining my buzz. Ill fitting clothes, sort of a "Scarface" aesthetic, age-inappropriate hats--you name it. And I haven't even gotten to shoes that I can only describe as . . . puzzling and vaguely medieval. What should I do with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 48 answers

Why isn't online dating working for me?

Online dating never seems to progress past the smalltalk stage. What am I doing wrong? Most men who message me never ask me out. I've sometimes done the asking, but nothing has come of it. I've had to repel a lot of unsavory advances, but other than that, I get no offers. And lately, nobody has messaged me at all. [more inside]
posted by windykites on Apr 9, 2012 - 22 answers

Can this be done?

Do the strategies in "Why Men Love Bitches" really work? I'm almost at my wits end in the dating scene. I'm not clingy or anything of that sort but I could use a little help in self-preservation. Is there a proper way to use the tactics in the book w/o too much manipulation?
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Mar 27, 2012 - 31 answers

I have enough male friends.

Men love being my friend but not dating me. Am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Mar 18, 2012 - 48 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

Orchids

Getting romantic flowers from fiance.. [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Nov 21, 2011 - 39 answers

Insight as to why this guy who is interested in me is acting nervous?

Why is the guy who appears to have a crush on me suddenly acting so nervous? Why isn't he contacting me more now that I have expressed interest? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Apr 28, 2011 - 70 answers

How can I learn to like dancing?

I'm a guy. I'm 31. I live in San Francisco. I've never really liked dancing in any sense of the word--how can I change this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2011 - 21 answers

I'm 35 years old. I'm funny, smart, beautiful. I make good money and have a lot of friends. But I've never been in love, nor has anyone told me they loved me. Forever Alone?

I'm 35 years old. I'm funny, smart, beautiful. I make good money and have a lot of friends. But I've never been in love, nor has anyone told me they loved me. Forever Alone? [more inside]
posted by boostershot on Dec 30, 2010 - 93 answers

Stuck in an impossible dating dilemma: overhaul my entire self, or never have a relationship with a man?

Stuck in an impossible dating dilemma: overhaul my entire self, or never have a relationship with a man? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Dec 7, 2010 - 28 answers

Can I Make It Happen at 40?

I am a newly single 40 year-old woman who’d like to be in a stable relationship and to start a family. I’m afraid that the man I’m looking for does not exist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2010 - 35 answers

Third time's the....nevermind.

Which cardinal rule of dating am I breaking? If I don't know what I'm doing wrong, how can I stop doing it? (Perhaps mildly NSFW). [more inside]
posted by motsque on Aug 17, 2010 - 59 answers

Help me attract available men please!

Please help me attract available men! [more inside]
posted by fan_of_all_things_small on Jun 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Dating a friends ex

I am dating the ex-boyfriend of a (distant) friend of mine. Do I need to tell her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 - 14 answers

Should I date someone I'm not attracted to if the other option is never dating?

Should I date someone I'm not attracted to if the other option is never dating? I'm a girl. I went on a date with a boy I met on the internet, and it was pathetic. We talked about my mother, his mother, and lesbian movies I've seen. (Was that a bad subject for a first date? I'm inexperienced.) He was using open body language and I was using closed. I didn't realise this at the time. He was totally uninitiative and way too nice and I found that unappealing. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2010 - 32 answers

Is there a way for a guy to flirt with men who aren't in a gay bar?

How do I flirt with men without upsetting straight ones? [more inside]
posted by beingresourceful on May 2, 2010 - 27 answers

How do I at least get a date with a shy guy when I am shy and full of self-doubt?

I like shy boys and grumpy boys. I am shy. How to approach? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2010 - 24 answers

A Classic Case of Cold Feet?

We've been going out for three months and suddenly he's starting to freak out. He's got all the symptoms of the classic cold feet you see in the movies. Our relationship is still very new but good, and loving, but he's building up all this irrational stress about being in a committed relationship is cutting off his options and he's afraid he'll hurt me because he can't trust himself if he's tempted. [more inside]
posted by sweetmarie on Mar 17, 2010 - 25 answers

Please answer this ultimately simple dating question that I am over-thinking for me.

Should I respond to this guy's text message or ignore him? [more inside]
posted by amycup on Mar 17, 2010 - 38 answers

I want a physical thing, no more, no less

How do I identify and meet women interested in a one night stand? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 - 19 answers

Are those gosh durned kids really having as much free love as the Tv says?

How accurate are the media portrayals of young people engaging in risky sexual behaviors? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 8, 2009 - 54 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

How do I tell a guy I'm dating that I'm really a lesbian?

Lesbian-dating-a-man-filter. When should I tell a guy that I'm dating that I've only ever dated girls before? And how? And does it even matter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2009 - 35 answers

Long distance relationship - he's fantastic when we're together, but "off" when we're apart.. what's up?

4-month long distance "relationship" - he's fantastic when we're together, but "off" when we're apart.. what's up? [more inside]
posted by freshsprout on Nov 10, 2008 - 26 answers

You can't win, you twerp!

Help me resolve a Catch-22 about meeting new people of the opposite sex. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2008 - 46 answers

He wants to be "friends" but still likes me? Did I kill the attraction?

He likes me.. says I'm cute, smart and does want to be intimate.. but doesn't want a relationship. What is wrong? [more inside]
posted by freshsprout on Sep 27, 2008 - 38 answers

NotOKCupid

Does dating through craigslist actually work? [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Aug 28, 2008 - 39 answers

How can I get less wackadoodle when I meet someone I really like?

How can I be more relaxed, and less anxious (read: totally flipping out) about dating people I like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Is it too soon to date again?

I'm on the cusp of dating someone soon after a breakup. Is it too soon? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Mar 20, 2008 - 23 answers

I'm not religious. Why is it that all the girls I meet are?

I keep attracting girls who are incompatible with me. How can I get women who I actually have a future with? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Feb 27, 2008 - 17 answers

I want to marry her, but at what cost?

My girlfriend and I have religious and cultural differences. How can our relationship work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2008 - 47 answers

How do I act right and show him he was wrong?

How do I maintain my dignity and my sanity while my ex-lover is in town (and living with me)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2007 - 24 answers

Is there a weight limit on dating

Just wondering what weight/BMI (considering height) is the dealbreaker for most straight men when they date a woman? Mine is 25 which is overweight but sure as hell don't feel like it! [more inside]
posted by Freecola on Dec 29, 2006 - 25 answers

"If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with." Wait, seriously?

It seems that almost every guy I know is currently dating someone that they don't actually like, much less love. [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Jul 12, 2006 - 48 answers

Rules, rules, rules

What are "The Rules" for guys? [more inside]
posted by brautigan on Apr 21, 2006 - 51 answers

Blanks or Bullets?

ShootingBlanksFilter: I'm a single male in my mid-twenties, whom after taking a long break from the opposite sex, is getting back into the game. However, reading about fertility control issues, and also having first-hand experience with this, I've come to realize that men do not have the same reproductive control options available to them that women do. So now I'm considering a vasectomy. [more inside]
posted by id on Jul 31, 2005 - 26 answers

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