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Describe going from "date" to "relationship"

I'm a guy in his thirties who has never been in a romantic relationship. I've been dating through OKCupid for a while, without too much success, and I think one of the reasons is that I just don't have a model of how you go from "first date" to "exclusive relationship involving emotional commitment". Hollywood love stories are no help, and I have no real-life experience, even at second hand, of how this tends to happen. I think it would help me to read some concrete descriptions of various paths this transition can take. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2014 - 14 answers

 

Married to our jobs, but seeing each other on the side

How do I avoid shop talk on dates? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jan 8, 2014 - 34 answers

Is this limerence? Because it sucks.

Whenever I get into a romantic/sexual relationship I always start feeling obsessive. I am totally sick of it because when it kicks in, it completely obscures what's really going on in the relationship, whether good or bad. [more inside]
posted by summer sock on Aug 10, 2013 - 9 answers

What do I do about my awkward book collection?

I'm dating a nurse. I also have a collection of 400 nurse-themed romance paperbacks. When we started dating, I hid them under the bed. Can they ever come out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2013 - 29 answers

What advice would you give me if there might still be a chance?

I’ve had a small crush on a co worker that later turned into a pretty big one. It’s gotten to the point where I couldn’t get her off my mind and it was hard focusing on school work. I’m 25 and haven’t had much dating experience. In my younger years, middle school throughout high school, I had self esteem issues with being overweight and then with acne. I’ve come here seeking advice from a wide verity of experiences of both genders. I found a similar case to mine on here and found the answers very useful so I hope to get great advice from this community. I apologize in advance for a long winded background story but I wanted to make sure I get enough information out to aid you guys. [more inside]
posted by uberkrn on Apr 15, 2013 - 21 answers

What should I say?

I met and had a great conversation with a beautiful woman on public transit but I blanked when the time came to get her contact info. I'm about to facebook message her... How should I put this? Full explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by matt_od on Mar 9, 2013 - 36 answers

Is 30 too old to date online?

I'm 30 years old. I really want a long-term relationship that will lead to marriage. I've been on eHarmony for the past few months and am starting to get frustrated at the general lack of response from men my age. On those sites, I get a lot of people who check out my profile but don't respond. I initiated contact with more than 20 guys I found interesting, but only got a response back from one. And he suddenly stopped communicating halfway through our "guided communication" phase. Sure, he could have found someone else, or decided online dating wasn't for him, I totally understand. It's just disheartening when the only guy who responds closes me as a match. I tweak my profile on a regular basis and update my photos but nothing I do seems to bring more response from men. [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Mar 8, 2013 - 48 answers

The Curious Incident of the Disappearing Man

A man with whom I was once-upon-a-time very much in love pops back into my life about once a year, then vanishes again. Do I stop him? Do I just roll with it? Blizzard inside. [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Dec 31, 2012 - 37 answers

How do you put past relationship "guilt" behind you and would contact after a breakup be a good idea?

The nutshell: how do you put relationship mistakes/guilt behind you? And contact with her would be a bad idea, right? (We’ve been broken up about 3 months now with no contact, except for one email exchange about two weeks after the break up). [more inside]
posted by yeahyeahyeah on Sep 19, 2012 - 24 answers

Bass Aackwards: Dating Style.

If I had only known how awesome you are I would have never moved in with you... [more inside]
posted by bzzt on Aug 5, 2012 - 61 answers

No Narcissists, Please

How can I reprogram myself so I am no longer attracting (and becoming attracted to) narcissistic men? [more inside]
posted by Hello Darling on Jul 20, 2012 - 29 answers

Weekend in Burlington, Vermont

How to spend an AWESOME weekend in Burlington, VT? [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7 on Jun 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Cute, magical date ideas for two sad people?

Cute, magical date ideas for two sad people? [happening tonight!] [more inside]
posted by hasna on May 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it?

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Mar 28, 2012 - 67 answers

Romantic gestures and suggestions

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

How to Get What I Want

How do I, an early-30's woman, get what I want when it comes to dating and sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2012 - 16 answers

What if I don't feel intensity in my relationship?

Is it bad if I don't feel an intense/passionate kind of love in my relationship? [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on Jan 26, 2012 - 26 answers

Duck, duck, duck, goose

Online dating advice: when they're all pretty good, how do I pick out the great ones? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 - 22 answers

Is it possible for your first love to be "the one"?

Is it possible for your first love to be "the one"? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Oct 6, 2011 - 37 answers

Does this ever happen?

Curious about guy's experiences: Have you ever met a girl you had no interest in dating at first... but then later on you started wanting to date her? What happened? [more inside]
posted by Sock of Silliness on Oct 4, 2011 - 20 answers

Is he a player or am I nuts or both?

What should I do about this romantic episode? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 - 39 answers

Might he be interested in me?

This is silly, but might this guy be interested in me? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Jul 29, 2011 - 25 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 do I get over my ambivalance about relationships?

How do I get over my ambivalance about relationships or should I? Can I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2011 - 20 answers

The Anthropology Of Love

Dating around the world. How does it work? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Mar 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Need Some Help with the Hidden Love Language YOU Learned Decades Ago ...

I'm a straight man in his mid-thirties who is pretty much about to enter the "dating scene" for the first time. I'm fairly skilled with reading people's emotions, but thanks to the blank slate when it comes to romance and dating, I am utterly colorblind when it comes to romance. I can't recognize a thing about it yet. Seriously, you guys have your own little language that's been secondhand to you for decades now. What the hell do I do to learn it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2011 - 34 answers

Romance drives people crazy but I'm kind of in the mood for it.

Have you ever gone through a long period where you wanted to be dating but couldn't? Looking for tips on how to re-frame being single. [more inside]
posted by venividivici on Jan 12, 2011 - 19 answers

How can I move from hook-up or "one night stand" to a real relationship?

How can I move from hook-up or "one night stand" to a real relationship? Is that possible? How would a "slut" get into a relationship? I am a 26 year old female who many might describe as promiscuous. I'm not embarrassed or ashamed of that, I'm having a lot of fun. But recently I now have a habit of sleeping with guys who I have a pretty big crush on, but the next morning they are always very "see you around!" If I invite them to hang out later they usually kindly decline. But honestly, I'd like to date them! I'd like to sleep with them again, and not just by accident because we happened to be at the same party. Is it possible to turn this sort of hook-up into more? Maybe nsfw inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2011 - 44 answers

"Would you like to collect some more in-depth data collection on me, mmm?"

I recently participated in a research study. The cute guy helping with the research and I clicked a lot. I have his personal e-mail from our pre-study communication. Would it be weird or unkosher for me to ask him out to coffee? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 29, 2010 - 20 answers

Adjusting romantic expectations?

I'm rarely interested in the people who show romantic interest in me, and the people who I'm interested never return the sentiment. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Los Angeles Romance 101

Is romance alive and well in Los Angeles? Help me romance a queer girl in LA. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Jul 29, 2010 - 10 answers

Having a (not that) unconventional relationships

I don't want a normal life, I guess, but it'd be nice to have romantic relationships. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by innocuous_sockpuppet on Jul 6, 2010 - 52 answers

In what city can I find guys who want a family?

I'm thinking of starting over in a new city with the intent of both working in my field and finding Mr.Right. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Jun 7, 2010 - 39 answers

Asking MetaFilter Ladies (and romantic gents): need inspiration for an awesome airport welcome!

Asking MetaFilter Ladies (and romantic gents): need inspiration for an awesome airport welcome! [more inside]
posted by kryptonik on Apr 29, 2010 - 30 answers

What could be better than an English girl, American man

American man dating a British girl - anecdotal advice welcome... [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza on Apr 2, 2010 - 19 answers

Looking for date ideas in Toronto

Somebody please give me a great idea for a charming date in Toronto! (Bonus points for something happening this weekend) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Creative (or deceptive) dating attempt?

I asked someone over to review their art portfolio, but I also have designs on asking them out on a date. Tacky or just being creative? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Dec 28, 2009 - 35 answers

Dating, marriage and the whole "league" thing.

Is this girl "out of my league"? I met an attractive (in every sense) girl recently, and we have a lot in common - except earning potential (and maybe to some extent family/social background). [more inside]
posted by KMH on Oct 27, 2009 - 80 answers

So I Guess He Wasn't Into Me?

Is He Just Not That Into Me: Part Deux [more inside]
posted by cscott on Sep 23, 2009 - 31 answers

What is proper dating etiquette?

What is proper dating etiquette? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Aug 5, 2009 - 20 answers

Only the lonely...

Having difficulties with online dating...help a guy out! Just had one of the most frustrating, disappointing dates ever. I've changed names, but that's it. [more inside]
posted by arkhangel on Jul 9, 2009 - 45 answers

Grown-up love

Can cynical old me still find passionate love? Or should I readjust to some kind of grown-up relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2009 - 8 answers

the DDD's of Love

Is there such a thing as a dating site for ONLY big breasted women? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2009 - 23 answers

Does it really come when you least expect it?

Are you a person whose romantic life started comparatively late--say, in your mid-twenties or later? Tell me your story! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2009 - 14 answers

When to DTR & Early-Stage Gifts

Horrors-of-Dating-Filter: Defining the relationship: How soon is too soon? And what about early-relationship-stage gifts for birthday and Valentines? [more inside]
posted by adjockey on Jan 21, 2009 - 29 answers

Almost 29 and eternally single, HELP!

I turn 29 in a couple weeks and would like to be in a relationship. What can I do differently? [more inside]
posted by learninguntilidie on Jan 9, 2009 - 97 answers

How do I send a friend I'm romantically interested in a birthday card

Okay. There is a girl I like her birthday is @ the end of this month. She's an amazing person. We went out once while she was home last summer (she was home for like a month), she's coming back in christmas but her birthday is in like 2 weeks. (I'm 19 she's 21). I'm pretty sure she's interested in me, but not ceretain. How do I reinforce (romantically) in my birthday card to her that I'm interested in her but not in a creepy or stalkerish way?
posted by BoldStepDesign on Nov 10, 2008 - 17 answers

Oaxacan Romance

Looking for books explaining local customs re: romance/relationships in Southern Mexico (Oaxaca). Preferably reasonably modern. [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Oct 21, 2008 - 3 answers

You can't hurry love... right? How to go slow without sending the wrong signals?

How can I pursue a friends-first relationship in a deliberate-dating scenario without being seen as a non-starting cold fish for not getting romantic/amorous sooner? More hyphenated descriptors inside. [more inside]
posted by Barbecue on Sep 15, 2008 - 25 answers

How do I make a "mark" understand that they are being scammed?

I have a 60-year-old female friend who is single and spends a lot of time on dating sites. She seems unaware of the risk for fraud and scams. She's fallen into a travel scam with a "man from Louisiana working in Uganda" and just wired $110 to a third party. She's both totally convinced and stubbornly attached to the "relationship." [more inside]
posted by greensweater on Jun 19, 2008 - 12 answers

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