Dear Captain, I recently started dating a guy I really like. He's a techie and most of his friends are friends from work. They do a lot of social stuff together. He's been great about introducing me to them and inviting me to things like happy hours, which is important to me after having dated … Continue reading #769: Thanks for inviting me to your work meetings, new boyfriend!
Hi Captain, So I just started officially dating this really sweet guy, and it's been going really well! However, he is a huge runner and usually runs every night. We are both in college so we usually hang out after he runs, but he never showers before we hang out! At first I thought it … Continue reading #759: U R NOT 2 PICKY IF U HAVE PREFERENCES
Hi - The subject line has most of the relevant details. A friend of a friend (Jane) presented me with a screenshot of messages my boyfriend sent her through a major dating site. The messages themselves are innocent enough (about radio shows and favorite desserts) but whyyyyyyyy are you sending strange women messages on a … Continue reading #756: “How do I confront my long-term boyfriend with evidence of infidelity?”
Hi Captain, I met a man via online dating about a month ago. He seems like a not-terrible person on paper. Probably even nice. He's friendly, has a sense of humour, watches similar shows, and is showing consistent, genuine interest in me. We live in different cities and have never met, but we've been texting … Continue reading #719: “Conceal, don’t feel” or, when it takes forever to love people.
Dear Captain Awkward, I am mentally ill, to date I have spent 23 days on involuntary psych holds. Most of this wasn't warranted but that is a whole other thing. I am also a stand up comic and when I am hanging out with comedy peers everything is fair game and no one really shrinks … Continue reading #716: Dating and Disclosure
Dear Captain Awkward, After two months of just-can't-get-enough-of-you, he went cold overnight. Just like a switch was thrown. No responses, no communication, nada. Okay, it's happened before with other guys, I can deal. What has also happened before which I CAN'T deal with is running into him again and getting that question. You know the … Continue reading #712: “You’re not still mad at me, are you?”
It's time for the monthly-ish post where we answer the things that people typed into search engines as if they are questions. 1. "Captain Awkward help my boyfriend keeps trying to optimise me. Eff that dude. He's not your Pygmalion and you are not a project. 2. "How should you act when you see your … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: The Lusty Month of May
Hello, I am a 22 year old male and my crush is a 19 year old. We met by chance a few months back. The first time we had a proper conversation she said that she didn't want a boyfriend. So, I eased on the flirting completely. After a couple of meet ups I started … Continue reading #703: Same Song, Different Day: “Someone told me they don’t want to be with me. How can I change their mind?”
Dear Captain Awkward: I am 13, and the girl I love is 16. I have a higher IQ than I should at this age, so believe me I am 13. Anyways, I have been talking to this girl for almost 3 years. Throughout this she has had the same boyfriend, R. About 2 months ago … Continue reading #702: “I told my best friend about my romantic feelings, and she doesn’t share them. What do I do to show her I truly care for her?”
Dear Captain Awkward, I’m newly single, and getting back into dating. I went on a date last night with a guy I met on OKC. We met up at a bar, and he seemed cute and smart, and as we talked it seemed like we had lots in common! But about twenty minutes in, it … Continue reading #689: Did I overreact when my date told me a story about rape and then wanted to get me alone?