This is probably something I should have figured out at 17 rather than 27, but here I am. My own experiences with women haven't been really positive. I was always a bit shy when I was younger. My dad was abusive so I ended up clinging to my mother. My mom is a good woman but she can be a bit controlling and overbearing at times. Plus she was a conservative muslim so it's not like she ever encouraged me to date and indeed actively discouraged me from doing so. [more inside]
Be confident is probably the most common advice that is given to men who want to do better with women. It's basically the gold standard advice. I myself have been working on myself for a while now. I finally have a job, am losing weight, and am trying to get my life together. Having said all that there are still parts of my life that I'm not proud of. I mean I don't think anybody is 100% confident. [more inside]
I'm inept at dating in the real world. Help me learn how to take a girl from acquaintance to date and face the uncertainty in between. [more inside]
Boy meets Girl. Then Boy does, what exactly? [more inside]
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?
I have two romantic interests in my life: one who adores me and is giving herself to me wholeheartedly, and one who seems to be a better match but lives 850 miles away and is just getting out of a relationship. What should I do? [more inside]
I'm a woman in her mid-twenties who is coming to realize that she might like other women in the romantic sense. I'm in NYC. How/where can I meet and date other women and get to know NYC's queer scene? [more inside]
I'm not fully attracted to the girl I am dating, but I love her personality and we get along great, what do I do?
I'm not fully attracted to the girl I am dating, but I love her personality and we get along great, what do I do? [more inside]
It's all in my head, I think. Questions about signals I thought were being sent by a woman I have strong feelings for. (..a little long) [more inside]
Does picking up women outside of bars and clubs work? A woman's opinion is appreciated. [more inside]
I am a caucasian male, who has always been very attracted to asian girls. Specifically Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese. I am a member of the regular dating sites okcupid, eharmony and chemistry, but I am not having a lot of luck finding my true love. Any tips? [more inside]
I need help with my dating life, I'm a single straight male, 25y/o, working 60 hour weeks, with limited options. [more inside]
I'm in College, thus I am poor. I go to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Please help me come up with some fun dates. [more inside]
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]
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]
What are good places to meet women as an introvert? [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...
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]
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]
Mind-reading Filter: What does this mean - "Well, I'm totally booked up this week... I don't know what my schedule is next week." [more inside]
Did she just take the easy way out or am I just that guy? About 8 months ago I started talking to a girl I have known for many years. She is 7 years younger than me and I never noticed her until boom she magically grew up. I always thought she was a loser ( hung around with the wrong crowd made bad choices). We began talking every so often then it turned into a daily ritual txt, fb, and phone call situation once she got rid of her BF. I slowly began to develop feelings and we started hangin out when.... [more inside]
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]
I'm a queer girl who would like to ask another queer girl out on a date. I have never done this before. How do I do this without being stupid? [more inside]
An attractive female handed me her business card. It has her mobile number on it. Whats the best way to ask her on a date (Best = highest % of success, lowest possible creepy factor)? [more inside]
Questions about male-female attraction and my validity as a man. [more inside]
I'm a twenty year old gay woman. For 2010, I want to learn how to flirt with other women. [more inside]
Previously dated men, now wants to date women. Problem: I can't tell when women are interested in me or if they just want to be friends. [more inside]
Whats a good solution to keep the door open to two first-date-level women, if the three of us run into each other, at this weekends festival?
Whats a good solution to keep the door open to two first-date-level women, if the three of us run into each other, at this weekends festival? [more inside]
How do I identify and meet women interested in a one night stand? [more inside]
How accurate are the media portrayals of young people engaging in risky sexual behaviors? [more inside]
Are relationships a zero sum game? Is there such a thing as a happy compromise? [more inside]
Succeeding on the dating scene - where does a woman get advice? [more inside]
We're trying to get back together, but she has trust issues. How to overcome these? [more inside]
So the first wedding of my mid-20's is coming up and it seems as though I'm able to bring a date. Should I definitely pursue a date?
So the first wedding of my mid-20's is coming up and it seems as though I'm able to bring a date. Should I definitely pursue a date? I have someone in mind but I'm afraid I have no idea how fun this wedding will even be. How should I go about this? This is new territory for me. [more inside]
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]
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?
What do women think of younger men (while in college)? [more inside]
Help me resolve a Catch-22 about meeting new people of the opposite sex. [more inside]
Does dating through craigslist actually work? [more inside]
Am I fair in blaming a snail's-pace relationship on my weak ability to show affection? [more inside]
How to woo a French-American woman? [more inside]
How can I be more relaxed, and less anxious (read: totally flipping out) about dating people I like? [more inside]
I'm on the cusp of dating someone soon after a breakup. Is it too soon? [more inside]
So there's this girl. She is brilliant and wryly funny and beautiful and we are grad students together in a program that will shortly be ending. Explain to me in the simplest possible terms - as though I were an extraterrestrial anthropologist with an academic interest in, but little direct experience with, human interaction - how I can show her that I'm interested in being more than friends... [more inside]
How does a gay man go about dating women? [more inside]
I keep attracting girls who are incompatible with me. How can I get women who I actually have a future with? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I have religious and cultural differences. How can our relationship work? [more inside]
Do the shoes make the man? [more inside]
What books should I read if I want to impress women? (NOTE: I am NOT looking for books on 'how to pick up chicks') [more inside]
How can I begin changing my views on relationships and romance? [more inside]
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