Yes! It is time! Time to treat the search strings people typed in right before they washed up on these blog shores as if they are actual questions! Inside: Mask etiquette, reformed Nice Guy™ apologies, overly-neighborly neighbors, favor-sharking defined, and more.
Dear Captain My fiancé and I were supposed to get married this April but the wedding was postponed until May 2021 due to the pandemic. We are both in our early 30s. He’s always been keen to start a family, I’m open to having a baby but really want to be married first. This is … Continue reading #1278: “My partner is pushing me to start a family before I’m ready.”
It's time for the thing where we pretend the search terms people typed into their computers before they landed on this place are actual questions. Context is missing; that's kind of the point. Let's start with a song, as is traditional. Here's Willie, breaking our hearts a little with his cover of "September Song:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9nSgMwtkK0 … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: September Song
Hello! Search terms have piled up, let's do the thing where we answer the search strings people typed in that led them here as if they are questions. Context is missing (by design), so expect some comedy answers in between with the sincere stuff. Let's kick things off with a song. Have I used this … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Cruel Summer
I have some questions about romantic feelings and dating and breakups accumulating and I don't know if they all belong together, but maybe they don't all need separate threads? I think what they might have in common is people who are trying to rules-lawyer their own hearts. Let's find out! Hello Captain Awkward, I'm not … Continue reading #1211, #1212, #1213: FeelingsCourt Is In Session On Several Accumulated Matters Of The Heart
It's time for that mostly monthly tradition where we answer the things people typed into search engines as if they are questions. First, as is traditional, a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Gu6c3YFCM Now, the terms! 1 "Captain Awkward is fat" Fuck yeah I am! 2 "Is it weird to feel lonely in a relationship of 6 months together" … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Fall Into November
Dear Captain, (Resend with better subject heading) I haven’t seen anyone write in with a similar story, so sorry if this is a repeat. Summary: I'm having problems with a female friend that I previously had romantic feelings for. I told Friend about said feelings in late December of last year, and spent up to … Continue reading #1105: “Why can’t my friend just say no?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mic9CSv91b4 Video description: The Bangles cover Big Star's September Gurls in Pittsburgh in 1986. It's time for the monthly thing where we answer the things people typed into search engines as if they are actual questions. This feature is generously funded by Patreon supporters. 1 "How to stop a neighbour and hubby putting me down … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: September Gurls
Sometimes letters just stack up together in a sequence sort of perfectly. Thank you, Letter Writers! Ahoy, Cap'n! I am a frequent lurker, sometimes commenter, and I have a question that probably has a pretty easy answer, but as I am super awkward myself sometimes, especially in dating, I am struggling to figure it out … Continue reading #1016: How do I nicely tell potential dates “I hate talking on the phone and I don’t want to do it with you”?
Putting this one behind a cut for some sexual coercion. Hi Captain, Long time reader, first time question. I met this girl who seems really great, and I like her a lot-she’s attractive, smart and romantic. But we keep arguing about sex. We were having sex last night and I wanted to stop. Nothing was … Continue reading #959: “How much fighting in a new relationship is too much?” Spoiler: THIS IS WAY TOO MUCH/OH GOD BREAK UP NOW