It Came From The Search Terms: August

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

It Came From The Search Terms: Something ‘Bout July + Summer Pledge Drive

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

#1124: “My girlfriend wants to move in and I am having major cold feet. How do I tell her?”

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?”

It Came From The Search Terms: Month of May

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

#1094: How do I answer the “what are you looking for in a relationship” question when I’m not sure I know?

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?