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Was I rude on accident for not introducing my boyfriend to my boss?

I'm a teacher who didn't introduce my boyfriend to my supervisor at an informal gathering and I'm wondering if I should apologize to to him [the supervisor]? Was this rude or perhaps OK for the circumstance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2014 - 14 answers

I avoid people. Is this normal?

Apart from some very special people, I avoid interaction as much as I can. I don't remember ever feeling like I enjoy interacting with people just for the sake of it unless I already have an established good relationship. You are not my therapist, but what is my deal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2014 - 27 answers

What makes a woman "creepy?"

There's plenty of literature out there about creepy men, "nice guys" and other types of that sort. Where are all the resources for this regarding *women?* Google is only giving me examples like she put [something gross] in my food or she made inappropriate references to getting pregnant. I'm looking for something more subtle. Bonus points if it's aimed toward socially-awkward nerdy types. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Apr 9, 2014 - 23 answers

He's a great guy, I swear

My boyfriend is a wonderful person, but apparently a lot of people find him creepy and off-putting. To be honest, I've been around him enough that I don't entirely disagree with them. I'm wondering what, if anything, I can do to help. [more inside]
posted by girlmightlive on Oct 29, 2013 - 23 answers

Dating while socially awkward

I'm no good at conversation. Should I bother with dating? [more inside]
posted by enigmatologist on Jul 10, 2013 - 26 answers

I may have jumped the gun a bit

I may have jumped the gun a bit in promising a friend that they could attend a writing workshop group we are starting. How should I navigate the resulting trickiness without marring any relationships? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on May 9, 2013 - 10 answers

How do I make friends without creeping them out?

How to make new friends: socially awkward version. Or, have I slipped up here? [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Oct 2, 2012 - 22 answers

Dating, for a messed up obese guy

I was (am?) socially broken, and had (have?) crippled my self-confidence, as well as my body. Help me fix me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2012 - 31 answers

One sided friendship, or poor social skills?

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out if a new friendship is one sided and should be tossed, or if I'm just not presenting myself well. [more inside]
posted by Zapak on Mar 10, 2012 - 20 answers

How to cope with feeling "outside" company

How to cope with feeling "outside" company [more inside]
posted by Lotsofcoffee on Mar 7, 2012 - 33 answers

How to bail on plans made with a new acquaintance who has my real number?

So I got picked up while visiting a friend in a different city, and I made myself seem available but I have a boyfriend and have a lot of other things on my plate. How do I get out of following up? [more inside]
posted by maykasahara on Mar 2, 2012 - 15 answers

How to handle comments like "You look down..." or "Is everything ok?

How to handle comments like "You look down..." or "Is everything ok? [more inside]
posted by LeanGreen on Jan 9, 2012 - 20 answers

Racially loaded foot-in-mouth extraction, prevention

Please help me salvage this situation, if possible. I accidentally said something racist to someone I want to be my friend. [more inside]
posted by ferngully on Jun 25, 2011 - 56 answers

(in theory) I'm a manager, how do I get my staff to start treating me like it?

(in theory) I'm a manager, how do I get my staff to start treating me like it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2011 - 22 answers

How Do You "Break Up" with Another Dude?

How Do You "Break Up" with Another Dude? I think I remember my present problem turning up on Seinfeld or Friends or something, which makes sense because it's kind of absurd. When a romantic relationship no longer functions, there are some established processes and social mores. When a regular friendship maybe needs to end or be heavily renegotiated, the way to proceed is much less clear. Help? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Apr 30, 2011 - 36 answers

If you hadn't sent me after that snipe, I would've had plenty of time to put better slides together.

Should I tell my professor that I'm pretty sure he gave me an incorrect reference, which cost me a good deal of preparation time on an assignment, or is this the kind of thing I'm expected to be able to deal with easily? [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Nov 15, 2010 - 20 answers

Awkward parental relations: how to prevent?

My divorced parents are both going to be at my college graduation party. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2008 - 15 answers

I DO SO HAVE MORALS! WAAAH! YOU'RE JUST MEAN!

Atheism filter: How do you deal with the awkward un-comfortableness and sense of betrayal when someone indicates complete non-belief is cuckoo, or inherently immoral? This sort of statement is never made with malice in mind, but it hurts my feelings. [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Feb 12, 2008 - 77 answers

He's nice, but I don't want to be friends with someone I don't really want to be friends with

How do I go about NOT making friends? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 17, 2007 - 23 answers

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