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.”
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!”
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.”
Dearest Captain, I have had a rough few months in which I have temporarily moved home to deal with a highly stressful situation. The crisis itself has largely passed, but I've decided to stick around for the holidays, since I do love my family and they don't seem to mind me crashing with them for … Continue reading #804 and #805: “Crap texts from a dude.*”
The post title was the subject of the email exactly as it came to my inbox. That will be important later. Hey there Captain, I recently moved to a job that not only frees up more time to focus on schooling, but pays better. On the last day at my previous job, a girl I'd … Continue reading #799: “Weak Female Lead”
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.
Hey Cap, ive got some girl troubles i hope you can help me out with. So a couple years ago i got the pleasure of meeting a girl, me and her would hang out almost daily and we became very close, we were extremely flirtatious and everbody thought we were together. But a few months … Continue reading #788: “Hesitant” is another word for “no.”
Ahoy Captain and Crew! So I’m seeing a Dude. We’re very new; I started dating him about two months ago but one month in, I went to Spain for a month and just got back. I like this dude. He’s handsome, smart, and seems to have his head together. The sex is great. But! There … Continue reading #779: Cool, attentive boyfriend or a Klingon dressed in Cling-wrap?
Dear Captain Awkward, I'm currently over 2 years into a poly relationship with a wonderful person. Our policy is that we're both free to have casual sex, and we'll treat dating people on a case by case basis. The majority of our relationship has been long distance, but I very recently moved to live a … Continue reading #778: The crimson flags of unsolicited reassurances.
Dear Captain Awkward, I began dating someone in August even though we both knew we were moving to different cities at the end of the month. August was great, I learned more about what I want in a relationship, and we left on good terms. This person was in my new city recently (in early … Continue reading #771: Apology or Apologia?