It's time for that thing we do, where we use the search strings people typed in to find this place as if they were questions. First, as is traditional, a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=51&v=iBjo55ZvRnU Lyrics here. 1 "How to encourage husband to make friends." The subtext runs deep with this one, does it not? Like, where is … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: August
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
Is it me or is this cover of It Ain't Me, Babe by Kesha the soundtrack for lots of the posts this week? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sisAiNJPwK0 Now, a letter: Dear Captain, A friend that I’ve had for more than a decade recently said she wanted us to start dating. It’s not the first time we’ve done this … Continue reading #1124: “My girlfriend wants to move in and I am having major cold feet. How do I tell her?”
Dear Captain Awkward, It is a year since I totally lost it while visiting with my (long distance) boyfriend’s close high school friends who he lives near and I need help making amends. We were visiting to play DnD, along with another friend of theirs who was also visiting for a one-off game play like … Continue reading #1117: The Day The D&D Devolved
Submit your questions on Patreon or on Twitter (@CAwkward, #AwkwardFriday) before noon Chicago time today and I will answer as many as I can. Comments get turned on after everything's posted on my end. Great questions this week! Transcript below, updating sloooooooooooowly. 1 Q: No question, but can you number the questions so they are easier … Continue reading Live Chat Today!
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
School/life has been kicking my ass this semester and I am really behind on search terms posts, friends. Let's make up for lost time! 1 "I feel like I have said too much" You are in the right place! 2 "Boyfriend won't take showers" Try bluntness. "Please take a shower, babe, you don't smell so … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Senioritis Sessions
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?
Dear Captain, I’m a woman in her mid-30’s who’s been dating a man a few years older than myself. We’ve only been together for about 6 months. Neither one of us has a very extensive dating history; he’s only dated one other woman, and I’ve only dated two other men. At first he seemed like … Continue reading #1079: “Boundaries and ‘shoulds.'”
Dear Captain Awkward, I have a really great relationship with a really great person. She can spot a logical flaw in an argument at fifty paces, picks up new languages for fun, and has a hobby of organizing elaborate theme parties. I like her lots. But. She is bad at at time. Like, really bad. … Continue reading #1075: Perpetual Time Optimism