It Came From The Search Terms: Something ‘Bout July + Summer Pledge Drive

Time for the monthly tradition where we answer the things people typed into search engines as if they are questions. Before we get to it, it's Pledge Drive Time! Twice a year, winter and summer, I interrupt our usual programming to remind folks that fun stuff like the Search Terms posts and the Friday short … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Something ‘Bout July + Summer Pledge Drive

#1122: “I ghosted a guy three years ago. Now he’s back! What do I owe him?”

Dear Captain, A bit over 3 years ago, I (she/her) went out with a guy (he/him) I met through an online dating site. We had some drinks, slept together, and then I basically ghosted him - ignored a couple of texts, then moved out of the country, changed my number, and never thought about him … Continue reading #1122: “I ghosted a guy three years ago. Now he’s back! What do I owe him?”

It Came From The Search Terms: Month of May

Turbulent month, turbulent song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7TArjP6Hwo And yes, it's that time of the month, when we treat the things people typed into search engines as if they are questions they want answers to. 1 "How to handle snubs from close relatives." Sometimes you end up related to people you would never interact with by choice. If … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Month of May

#1094: How do I answer the “what are you looking for in a relationship” question when I’m not sure I know?

Dear Captain Awkward, How do I respond to the ‘what are you looking for’ question? It feels like no matter what I say it’s never the right answer. If I say I want a relationship I feel like that reads as ‘I’m desperate to get married and have babies’ which I’m not (been there, done … Continue reading #1094: How do I answer the “what are you looking for in a relationship” question when I’m not sure I know?

#1037: “What should I do when the guy I like ghosts on me?”

Dear Captain Awkward, I've been dating this guy for 3 months now. He has this pattern of disappearing for a couple of days and then come back. At the beginning he was all super flirty on text and showered me with compliments and sent each other snaps and nudes and said all the sweet things … Continue reading #1037: “What should I do when the guy I like ghosts on me?”

It Came From The Search Terms: Summer Pledge Drive Edition

I had a bunch of travel in July and never got that month's version up. So, here's another round of that thing where we answer people's search engine queries like blog questions. 1 "Awkward coworkers who wont get hint

." Hints don't work. They just create a sea of plausible deniability for clueless people to splash … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Summer Pledge Drive Edition

#983: “How do I comfort my friend…my sexy friend…who lied to me about having a girlfriend…about his recent breakup with that girlfriend?”

Hey Cap! Okay so this is going to be a little complex, but  I hope that you could maybe provide some insight on the situation.  I met a guy online (a long-distance situation) and we've been in contact almost daily for a year and a half now. We've gotten to know each other and it … Continue reading #983: “How do I comfort my friend…my sexy friend…who lied to me about having a girlfriend…about his recent breakup with that girlfriend?”