Crushes are powerful, but they don't actually require action on anyone's part.
#1394, #1395, and #1396: Crush Stories
The candy is half-price the flowers are wilting, and in my inbox some sweet folks are a-jilting. My manuscript's growing, my brain needs a break, so time for some letters about hope and heartbreak.
It Came From The Search Terms: 33rd of August
It's that time! Sex, breakups, saying no to stuff you don't wanna do, red flags, Darcying
It Came From The Search Terms: It’s Gonna Be May
Search strings, snap judgments. Comments are on, for a change!
#1376 Guest Post: “How do I find queer and trans friends and dates my own age?”
A guest post from S. Bear Bergman of Asking Bear about how to make new friends and find date partners. Bear will be answering questions live with the Captain on Sunday May 15, tix at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asking-bear-with-special-guest-captain-awkward-tickets-326018549257
#1342: “Please help me stop people from assuming that my best friend and I are a couple.”
Like the creative writing workshop advice goes, if one person tells you a piece of feedback about your story, that's just their opinion, but if ten people give you the same note, there's probably something worth paying attention to on the input side.
#1320: “How to be fair to a co-habiting ex who dumped me, but is acting all sad that I’m moving out?”
"You dumped me, remember? Kindly sigh into someone else's moving boxes."
#1312: Did I make the wrong decision? And–why can’t I listen to everyone telling me I made the right decision?
I believe the classic phrase is "don't set yourself on fire to keep somebody else warm."
It Came From The Search Terms: January 2021
It is that time when I pretend that the search strings people typed in are actual questions. Details? What details. Mitigating circumstances? Ha! It's all assumptions, all the time!
#1306: Flirting vs. Professional Friendliness at the Dentist: EDITED
Was your dentist flirting with you?
No. And if he was, gross.