#872: Dating strategies that don’t involve the phrase “breaking the touch barrier.”

Hi Captain Awkward! I’m in need of your spot-on dating advice and I’ll get right to it. This evening, I went on my fourth online dating website “date” (which usually is just find a place to chat for a couple hours) and, like the previous three dates, I have realized that the girl that I’ve … Continue reading #872: Dating strategies that don’t involve the phrase “breaking the touch barrier.”

#830, #831 and #832: Boundaries and the power of “no!”

Three letter writers who need some help saying "nope!" and making it stick. Dear Captain, I'm rapidly running out of patience with my housemate and am at the same time increasingly concerned about him, and I could really use an outside opinion on what, if anything, I can do to help him without damaging myself … Continue reading #830, #831 and #832: Boundaries and the power of “no!”

#816 “A new relationship that should be great is complicated.”

Hi Captain, I've dug through your archives but haven't seen anything specifically on this topic--apologies if I've overlooked something--but I'm wondering what advice you have to give for partners who make the decision to work through a mistake and rebuild confidence in each other. Long story short: I've been dating my partner for a few … Continue reading #816 “A new relationship that should be great is complicated.”

#789: Rejection never feels awesome, no matter how it’s delivered.

Dear Captain Awkward, After a very painful marriage breakup and over 10 years of not dating (for many reasons including mental breakdown, SSRI sexual side effects and being too scared to go back into that shark pool - and yes, I’m currently in therapy) I’ve recently started online dating. At the end of a recent … Continue reading #789: Rejection never feels awesome, no matter how it’s delivered.