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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

 

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

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

How do I stay open to a relationship without going nutsy thinking about guys? Late bloomer here!

How can I allow myself to be open to a relationship and not go nutsy thinking about guys, and/or how do I cultivate relationships with men without constantly screening them for evidence that they may "like" me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Beauty Privilege?

Is woman's value really only physical? [more inside]
posted by thelastgirl on Aug 28, 2012 - 60 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

Two men- what to do?

Help me choose between the men in my life. [more inside]
posted by commitment on Jul 17, 2012 - 42 answers

Stop Shooting Myself in the Foot

I keep picking women who don't give as much as I feel I give and so I always end up feeling used. And because I keep picking them (even though the last one should've been enough to warn me off of the next one), I also end up feeling stupid too. Meanwhile, I've had women who've given to me the way I've given to those others, but I never seem to end up with them, even though they are exactly what I say I've wanted. How can I keep the good one and stop picking the bad ones? What is my problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2012 - 15 answers

Where did 30 years go suddenly?

Seeking Dear Abby, handholding and guidance for Dummies. Yes, this is about a man and yes I'm feeling totally clueless. Help. [more inside]
posted by infini on Feb 20, 2012 - 66 answers

Should I let my boyfriend sleep with other women?

Is it a poor idea to let your partner have sex with other people, knowing that you will be hurt by it? Will it be more likely to help or hurt our relationship if he indulges in his fantasies with other women – and is this a reasonable compromise for someone to make? [more inside]
posted by labandita on Jan 22, 2012 - 107 answers

Where to discuss marital problems with other men?

Can anyone recommend a website where I can get input from other men (and I'm not against input from women too) about problems I have with my wife with her excessive moodiness, total lack of interest in physical intimacy, and general verbally hostile and abusive ways? I'm thinking either a traditional forum or a more contemporary Q&A type site.
posted by Dansaman on May 18, 2011 - 9 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

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

I'm really not. Really.

My friend asked if I was bisexual and I am feeling really angry about it. Should I be mad at her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 39 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

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

How do I go about moving on from this?

How can I begin taking steps to get past this heartache that I've been hanging onto after falling in love with my best friend and move on to find someone who is actually emotionally available? [more inside]
posted by dorothyrose on Jun 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Should women expect men to cheat on them?

I'm 27 and single. I've never had a serious boyfriend. Just throwing that out there. My brother is 24. Our 1st cousins are visiting for Christmas. One of them is male and 19, the other is female and 16. Tonight we somehow got into a huge discussion about relationships. Basically my brother and cousin (the 19-year-old) were making the following points: [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Dec 21, 2009 - 115 answers

But what's it there for? Do you actually sleep on it?

Little known facts about men [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Nov 20, 2009 - 351 answers

The universal mateship code

Anyone who has been to Australia or talked to any Australian males (sometimes females) will know they frequently call people they have never met before or even people they're angry with: "mate". What other expressions of universal male bonding are used in other countries?
posted by vizsla on Jun 18, 2009 - 35 answers

I just can't agree with you, lady, but I don't know why

"Women are different than men. In a relationship, a man needs to be the one who takes care of a woman when she's angry, who tells her to calm down. A man needs to be more understanding than a woman, and a woman needs to be allowed to have her moods." Really? I'd like to call bullshit, but I don't quite know how. (Long explanation inside) [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Apr 18, 2009 - 25 answers

Health Benefits of Sex?

Sex is often touted as beneficial for one's health. Is this supposed to be true for both men and women, and how much evidence is there for the claim (apart from calorie expenditure, which is still negligible compared to actual aerobic exercise)? And is it primarily the orgasm that's supposedly healthful, or even sex sans orgasm?
posted by taramosalata on Nov 10, 2008 - 20 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

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

Physical compliments from men: return them, or no?

I have a question about paying physical compliments to men, especially in the early stages of a relationship. Men compliment women about their appearance often. Do they want these compliments returned, or is there a separate protocol for woman-to-man commentary? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jul 9, 2008 - 42 answers

I'd really like to get to give this a shot - can you help?

Here’s one of those how-do-I-play-this? relationship questions. At the very beginning of a possible relationship (with a touring musician) that I'd really like to give a chance to, but he may be too scared. (explanation inside) [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on May 6, 2008 - 25 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

Stop the Butterflies!

So he's younger, I'm older. We are good friends.. we have fun.. but I find myself falling in love with him. There are many reasons to not let myself do it, so how do I stop those butterflies? [more inside]
posted by TerraM on Oct 16, 2007 - 23 answers

Should I marry a woman when I also like men?

I am a guy who has been dating a wonderful girl for four years. We have been living together for most of that time. We are both out of college and in our mid-20s. Though this is my first relationship I feel like we are perfect for each other. She's had other relationships (long and short-term) and feels the same way. I am thinking of asking her to marry me, except for one thing: I am bisexual and it is difficult to give up men. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2007 - 39 answers

Why is he still going to Match.com?

If a guy is not a player why would he continue to frequent a dating site a month into what seems to be a pretty good relationship for both of us? [more inside]
posted by terra on May 19, 2006 - 36 answers

Rules, rules, rules

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

They aren't really from Mars, are they?

FormerLesbianFilter: Can you give me any insight about men and/or the way men think and function? [more inside]
posted by hyperfascinated on Jan 22, 2006 - 56 answers

Guys need help in love, too.

Is there a book for heterosexual guys similiar to She's Not Into You and other similar books for chicks?
posted by itchie on Nov 27, 2005 - 7 answers

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